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In pictures: Tuesday around the world

In pictures: Tuesday around the world

PIC: Migrants try to pull a child out of the water as they wait to be rescued by members of Proactiva Open Arms NGO in the Mediterranean sea, some 12 nautical miles north of Libya. (AFP)

Afghan National Army commandos and Afghan militia forces take position during a military operation in Helmand province



More than 300 migrants march from Belgrade towards Hungary near Batajnica neighborhood, aspiring to enter the European Union, two days after a void anti-migrants vote in Serbia’s northern neighbour. Before setting off on foot on their 200- kilometre (120-mile) trek, they briefly protested in downtown Belgrade, near the railway station, against Hungary’s anti-migrants measures, seeking to be allowed to freely enter the EU’s territory. The number of migrants blocked inside Serbia has grown significantly since Hungary in July introduced tough new measures aimed at stopping them crossing the border. According to the UN refugee agency, more than 5,500 migrants are currently stuck in Serbia, which estimates it can accommodate 6,000 to 7,000 people



Pope Francis prays in front of damaged houses during his visit in Accumoli, after an earthquake hit the area on August 24, a disaster that claimed nearly 300 lives. Pope Francis made an emotionally charged visit to the Italian mountain communities devastated by an August 24 earthquake, praying silently amid the ruins and urging survivors to have faith in the future. The government has estimated the cost of the damage done to the area hit by the quake at four billion euros ($4.5 billion) and has vowed to rebuild the worst-affected communities where they were, having ruled out any relocations



Migrants wait to be rescued by members of Proactiva Open Arms NGO in the Mediterranean Sea, some 12 nautical miles north of Libya



At least 1,800 migrants were rescued off the Libyan coast, the Italian coastguard announced, adding that similar operations were underway around 15 other overloaded vessels



Emirati men check weapons during the first day of the Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian exhibition (ADIHEX) in Abu Dhabi



An elderly handyman cools himself with a traditional Chinese fan as he takes shelter under an umbrella attached to a road sign, while waiting for customers at his makeshift stall in Hong Kong



Mcebo Dlamini, the leader of the  University of Witwatersrand students dances with a helmet belonging to the University private security and with a shield during a running battle with the police forces on campus as he takes part in a mass demonstration in Johannesburg. South African police fired rubber bullets, stun grenades and teargas at student protesters in Johannesburg as authorities tried to re-open the prestigious Wits University after weeks of demonstrations. The university, along with many campuses across South Africa, has been closed for at least two weeks during protests over tuition fees, with violent clashes regularly erupting between students, police and private security guard



A woman walks past a mural in Toribio, department of Cauca, Colombia. The Colombian government and FARC rebels scrambled Monday to save a peace deal after voters narrowly rejected it in a referendum, throwing the four-year-old peace process into uncertainty. The areas most affected by Colombia’s armed conflict over half a century were divided between rejection and support for the peace agreement with the FARC guerrillas, after the plebiscite in which Colombians not endorsed the pact


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