In Pictures

Week in pictures: 6-12 September 2014

Our weekly selection of some of the best news photographs taken around the world this week.

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Image caption Philippe Robert of France runs to victory in the 100m Men Ambulant IT2 final at the Invictus Games athletics competition, at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre near London. The games, for wounded servicemen and women, were organised by Prince Harry, with competitors from 13 countries taking part in events over four days.
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Image caption A model presents a creation by Thom Browne during the Mercedes-Benz Spring Fashion Week in New York.
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Image caption A supermoon rises behind Providencia favela in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A supermoon is so described because it appears bigger and brighter than usual because of its proximity to the Earth. The phenomenon is also known as a "perigee full Moon".
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Image caption South African athlete Oscar Pistorius was found guilty of culpable homicide after Judge Thokozile Masipa ruled he killed his girlfriend by mistake. She said he acted "negligently" when he fired shots through a toilet door in the "belief that there was an intruder". She said the state had not proved he intended to kill Reeva Steenkamp.
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Image caption Rescuers at a coal mine in Bosnia freed 29 trapped miners but five others were confirmed dead after a gas blast caused by a small earthquake. The survivors were pulled one by one out of the Raspotocje mine in Zenica after spending the night more than 500m (1,600ft) below ground.
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Image caption Three baseball fans compete to grab a foul ball over the Tampa Bay Rays dugout in the ninth inning of a baseball game between the New York Yankees and the Rays at Yankee Stadium.
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Image caption As the date of the Scottish independence referendum draws near, the polls predict a close result, with the "No" campaign said to be still just ahead. Earlier in the week, the leaders of the main UK parties, including Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg seen here, travelled to Scotland to urge voters to reject independence in the referendum.
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Image caption Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond said the leaders could not be trusted and described interventions by business figures as "blatant intimidation from Westminster".
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Image caption An estimated population of 30 to 35 Bryde's whales are commonly seen along the upper Gulf of Thailand coastlines between March and October. The Bryde's whale is listed in the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) which prohibits international trade of any parts of the animal.
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Image caption Former US Presidents Bill Clinton (left) and George W Bush laugh on stage during a Presidential Leadership Scholars programme event at the Newseum in Washington.
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Image caption Pakistan's Multan city and surrounding areas in Punjab province are on high alert as the Chenab river continues to surge south at extremely high levels. The waters have been moving south through Punjab, inundating large tracts of farmland.
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Image caption A picture taken with a tilt-shift lens shows the mechanics of Scuderia Ferrari during a practice session ahead of the Italian Formula 1 at Monza in Italy.