This is a compilation of fine images from around the world, taken by photographers working with AFP. – Photos by AFP
A Bahraini protester stands facing riot police during clashes following the funeral of Sadeq Sabt, in the village of North Sehla, west of Manama, on September 1, 2013. Sabt, 22, died of his injuries after he was hit by a vehicle during a protest a month before. The Sunni-ruled kingdom has been rocked by sporadic violence since its security forces crushed a month of Arab Spring-inspired democracy protests by Shiites in 2011.
Demonstrators clash with riot police during a protest on September 1, 2013, in Mexico City.
Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi (Left), Barcelona's Brazilian forward Neymar da Silva Santos (Centre) and Barcelona's midfielder Cesc Fabregas (Right) celebrate after a goal during the Spanish league football match Valencia CF vs FC Barcelona at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on September 1, 2013.
Andy Murray of Great Britian (3) reacts to a shot against Florian Mayer of Germany during their 2013 US Open men's singles match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on September 1, 2013.
Honor guards perform during the Spasskaya Tower international military and music Festival on the Red Square in Moscow on September 1, 2013. The festival is held from September 1 to 8.
A rebel fighter and a child cross a damaged bridge in Syria's eastern town of Deir Ezzor, on September 2, 2013. US President Barack Obama launched an intense lobbying effort on September 1 to sway skeptical lawmakers weighing whether to support a military strike against Syria.
Demonstrators clash with riot police during a protest against President Enrique Pena Nieto's reform agenda, on September 1, 2013, in Mexico City. Police launched tear gas at protestors who threw rocks and firebombs in Mexico City on Sunday, leaving two officers injured and at least four people arrested during the demonstration.