Find the top news stories of 12th October in pictures from around the world.

Workers sort onions at a vegetable market, in Thane
Nuns hold umbrellas and placards during a silent protest in solidarity with 83-year-old Father Stan Swamy, who was arrested by NIA recently for his alleged involvement in Bhima Koregaon violence, in Bengaluru
Volunteers pack masks, sanitisers and other essentials for polling officers at a ‘COVID Protection Kit Packaging Centre’, ahead of Bihar Assembly polls, in Patna
Smoke and flames billow out of a house during an encounter between security forces and militants at old Barzulla in Srinagar, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. Two militants, including a top commander of Lashkar-e-Toiba, were killed in the gun battle.
Actors Tom Cruise, center, climbs on to a police car during the shooting of the film Mission Impossible 7, by Christopher McQuarrie, in Rome
Tamil actress and former Congress spokesperson Kushboo while joining the BJP, in New Delhi
Seers shout slogans to welcome the ancient Chhadi Yatra on its arrival in Bageshwar district, Monday, Oct 12, 2020. The Yatra returned to Haridwar Monday visiting Char Dham and various other holy places
Motorcyclists wade through flooded Karkhana road following heavy rains, in Secunderabad
European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell, center, speaks with Belgian Foreign Minister Sophie Wilmes, right, during a meeting of European Union foreign ministers at the European Council building in Luxembourg
A woman cooks food in candle light after a grid failure resulted in massive power outages across the city, in Mumbai
The scene of damage a day after shelling by Armenian’s artillery during fighting over the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh, in Ganja, Azerbaijan
Super rare, purple-pink diamond could fetch $38 million. Gem is being shown in Hong Kong, Singapore and Taipei before being auctioned in Geneva
Tanzanian firefighters were battling on Monday to contain a fire that broke out on Sunday on Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain
At least 18 people died and more than a dozen are missing after floods submerged homes in central Vietnam and rough seas capsized fishing boats, authorities said Monday, as another storm threatened fresh downpours.
India’s financial capital saw its worst blackout in decades because of a grid failure, disrupting transport networks and briefly hitting trading volume in bond markets. Mumbai, home to India’s biggest stock exchanges, financial regulators and the central bank, witnessed a power outage at around 10 am local time
Italy is set to ban private parties and limit the numbers of guests at weddings and funerals among new restrictions aimed at curbing a surge in coronavirus infections, according to a draft decree seen by Reuters