In Pictures

Day in pictures: 13 November 2014

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

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Image caption French National Centre for Space Studies (CANES) president Jean-Yves Le Gall (left), French President Francois Hollande (centre) and former French astronaut Claudie Haignere wear 3D glasses during a visit to the Cite des Sciences at La Villette in Paris as they watch the successful landing of the Philae lander on a comet.
Image copyright Aref Karimi/AFP
Image caption Afghan women watch girls compete in a taekwondo match in Herat.
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Image caption Chandra Bahadur Dangi (left) from Nepal, the shortest adult to have been verified by Guinness World Records at 21.5in (0.54m) tall, poses with the world's tallest man, Sultan Kosen from Turkey who is 8ft 3in (2.51m) tall. The photocall in London was arranged to mark Guinness World Records Day.
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Image caption New York firefighters rescued two workers stuck on a collapsed cradle 69 storeys above the ground at the World Trade Center site in Manhattan. The Fire Department of New York earlier told the BBC the two people were uninjured and tethered.
Image copyright Alkis Konstantinidis/reuters
Image caption Police try to disperse students trying to enter the Athens University Law School to protest against reforms in the education system.
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Image caption A farmer harvests seaweed in Lianyungang, in east China's Jiangsu province.
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Image caption Arnold Abbott, a 90-year-old Florida man, has been called a hero for opposing new restrictions on feeding homeless people outdoors in Fort Lauderdale. The new laws say that organisations wishing to feed homeless people must do so at designated feeding sites, or must provide portable lavatories and running water. Thousands of people have expressed support for Abbott online.