Onlookers watch as the White Island volcano erupts earlier today (Image: Lehtikuva)

News in brief

IN TODAY'S BEST PHOTOS FROM AROUND THE WORLD, we lead with an image from New Zealand, where a deadly volcano eruption on White Island has claimed several lives. We also have a crane collapse in Antwerp, flooding in Beirut, wildfires in Australia, and a rally in the UK. 

You can see more of today's best photos by scrolling through the gallery.