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Top news photos: Turkey attack on Syria, journalists protest, and more

From Turkish military operation to Ecuador protests, here are some of the top images of the day

5.15 pm | Syrians flee shelling by Turkish forces in Ras al Ayn, northeast Syria, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced Wednesday the start of a Turkish military operation against Kurdish fighters in northeastern Syria. Photo: AP
4.15 pm | Journalists and others stage a protest demonstration at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Thursday, October 10, 2019. They condemned the attack on media persons, and their demands include protecting labour law to protect workers and not to repeal Working Journalists Act 1955. Photo: R.V. Moorthy
3.15 pm | People place candles at central market square in Halle, Germany October 10, 2019, after two people were killed in a shooting on the occasion of Yom Kippur. Photo: REUTERS
2.15 pm | External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar shakes hands with his Thai counterpart Don Pramudwinai on his three-day visit, at Hyderabad House in New Delhi, Thursday. Photo: PTI
12.45 pm | India’s Mayank Agarwal plays a shot in the 2nd cricket test match against South Africa at Maharashtra Cricket Association stadium in Pune on Thursday. Photo: Vivek Bendre
11.45 am | Students of Evervin Matriculation Higher Secondary School rehearsing the welcoming event by making a huge formation of Chinese President Xi Jinping's name in Mandarin, in Kolathur, Chennai on Thursday, October 10, 2019. Photo: R. Ragu
10. 45 am | Authorities visiting the area where the Doddabidarakallu lake, in north Bengaluru breached on Thursday. Photo: Special Arrangement
9.00 am | Cincinnati: Kris, a Cheetah born on July 7, 2019 in the Cincinnati Zoo's Mast Farm Breeding Center, plays with her companion dog Remus, an Animal Rescue Fund rescue puppy, at the Cincinnati Zoo in Cincinnati. The pairing marks the sixth successful cheetah-dog pairing at the zoo. Kris, the only surviving cub of her mother's litter, was paired with Remus as cheetah mothers may abandon or fail to feed their offspring under such circumstances. Photo: AP
8.00 am | Riot police drive their motorcycles through tear gas during protests against Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno's austerity measures, in Guayaquil, Ecuador October 9, 2019. Photo: REUTERS
5.00 pm | Hong Kong protesters arrested for defying a new face mask ban that appeared in court on October 7 following a violent weekend of unrest which saw bloody clashes with police and widespread vandalism. Photo: AFP

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