In Pictures

Day in pictures: 22 October

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

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Image caption Hong Kong student leaders said they would not participate in further talks with the government, accusing it of failing to make any meaningful effort to end weeks of mass pro-democracy protests and roadblocks.
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Image caption US Secretary of State John Kerry visited the former Berlin Wall crossing point Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin.
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Image caption Australian ultra-marathon swimmer Chloe McCardel is comforted by team members as she rests on a boat off the Nassau coastline after braving multiple jellyfish bites and exhaustion to swim 126 km (78 miles) to set a record for open water swimming, in a 42.5 hour journey between two islands in the Bahamas.
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Image caption A Ugandan judge dismissed a case against two men accused of having homosexual sex, the first since tough laws were repealed, their lawyer said.
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Image caption Pope Francis met Bayern Munich's coach Pep Guardiola during a private audience with him and the Bayern Munich team at the Vatican.
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Image caption Iraqi pupils went back to school amid heightened security. The academic year began a month late because thousands of people displaced by last summer's fighting against Islamic State militants had taken shelter in school buildings.
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Image caption Christie's International Director Adrien Meyer shows the painting Le Printemps, 1881, by French painter Edouard Manet during its presentation at Christie's Auction House in Paris. The painting has been owned by the same family for 100 years and is expected to fetch about $35m (£21.7m) when it is auctioned in November.
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Image caption Afghan National Army troops took part in a training exercise at the Kabul Military Training Centre in Kabul ahead of the withdrawal of most Nato soldiers by the end of this year.
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Image caption African migrants again tried to scale a seven-metre (23ft) triple-layer fence into the Spanish territory of Melilla. The UN on Monday accused Spanish police of denying "asylum procedures to people in need of international protection, who come to Spain's southern border fleeing war and persecution".
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Image caption Grey skies over Schoenenberg in Switzerland as temperatures plummeted across much of Europe because of the after-effects of Hurricane Gonzalo.