A look at the best news photos from around the world.
The artistic concept compares Earth (left) to the new planet, called Kepler-452b, which is about 60 percent larger. The illustration represents one possible appearance for Kepler-452b -- scientists do not know whether the planet has oceans and continents like Earth. (Image credit: NASA/Ames/JPL-Caltech/T. Pyle)
The Soyuz TMA-17M rocket launches from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, carrying Expedition 44 Soyuz Commander Oleg Kononenko of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), Flight Engineer Kjell Lindgren of NASA, and Flight Engineer Kimiya Yui of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) into orbit to begin their five month mission on the International Space Station. (Photo Credit: NASA/Aubrey Gemignani)
Kjell Lindgren of the U.S., a member of the International Space Station (ISS) crew, gestures to his family from a bus before departure for a final pre-launch preparation at the Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, July 22, 2015.
Afghan men wash under a waterfall to cool off in Parwan province, Afghanistan .