In Pictures

Day in pictures: 17 September

Our daily selection of some of the best news photographs taken around world during the past 24 hours.

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Image caption North Korean flags are seen hanging from buildings of the athletes' village of the 2014 Asian Games in the South Korean city of Incheon. According to Games organisers, South Koreans are banned from carrying North Korean flags into Asian Games venues and anyone waving one at an event could face arrest.
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Image caption A farmer walks with his buffalo, with the Mount Mayon Volcano in the background. Thousands of Filipinos have fled their homes on the northern island of Luzon after the volcano began to spew lava. The authorities are moving villagers living within 6km (four miles) of the crater about 330km south-east of the capital, Manila.
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Image caption A boy sits in an inflatable pool being pushed by a man down a flooded street following Typhoon Kalmaegi, in Haikou, Hainan province, China.
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Image caption A firefighter sprays water at a damaged apartment building after shelling in the town of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine. Andrei Purgin, a senior Ukrainian rebel leader, has told the BBC a new law granting self-rule to parts of the east would not sway the demand for independence.
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Image caption A waitress brings glasses of beer to the heads of the six Munich breweries as well as the owners of the Oktoberfest tents for the annual beer tasting prior to the 2014 Oktoberfest in the cellar of the Munich Beer and Oktoberfest Museum.
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Image caption Liverpool's Raheem Sterling (bottom) is challenged by Cosmin Moti, of Bulgarian champions Ludogorets Razgrad, during their Champions League football match at Anfield. Liverpool won 2-1 after Steven Gerrard scored a penalty.
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Image caption Models walk the runway at the Anya Hindmarch show during London Fashion Week.
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Image caption Lightning strikes during an evening thunderstorm in the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince.
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Image caption Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrives to speak to advocates, emergency workers, and survivors of 9/11 during a fundraising event in New York.