The town of Susuz (C) is seen on the northern shore of the Ataturk dam through the window of a passenger aircraft flying over south-eastern Turkey province of Adiyaman November (REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis)
The Syrian town of Kobani has been under attack by Islamic State militants since September. As the Kurdish fighters defend their city, displaced residents are forced to live in camps across the border into Turkey.
The maiko (apprentice geisha) Katsumi taking part in the Hanagasa Junko procession, part of the month long Gion Festival. The festival takes place annually in Kyoto and is one of the most famous festivals in Japan.