In Pictures

Week in pictures: 8-14 November 2014

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

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Image caption About 8,000 helium balloons were released into the night sky over Germany's capital at the culmination of events to mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The wall was built in 1961 to stop people fleeing the communist East and its fall in 1989 became a powerful symbol of the end of the Cold War.
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Image caption At a news conference with US President Barack Obama, Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi said the reform process in the once military-ruled nation had hit a "bumpy patch". Myanmar, also known as Burma, moved to civilian rule in 2010 and is governed by a military-backed civilian administration. Mr Obama said the reforms were "by no means complete or irreversible".
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Image caption Activists protest at the disappearance of 43 students from a teacher training college in the Mexican town of Ayotzinapa on 26 September. Officials said the students were seized by municipal police officers who are reported to have handed them over to a local drug gang. Mexico's attorney general said he believed the students were later killed by the gang.
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Image caption Firefighters in the US are partially obscured by smoke as they work to extinguish a burning car in Salina, Kansas.
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Image caption The final ceramic poppy was laid at the Tower of London memorial art installation as ceremonies took place in the UK and abroad on Armistice Day. Large crowds saw 13-year-old army cadet Harry Hayes place the last of 888,246 flowers, each representing a British and Commonwealth military death in World War One.
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Image caption European scientists faced a tense wait to learn the fate of a robot probe that made a historic landing on a comet but did not stay in place as planned. The lander bounced twice, initially about 1km back out into space, before settling in the shadow of a cliff, 1km from its intended target site. Once stable, the robot probe Philae began sending pictures.
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Image caption Two passers-by look at the temporary stone sculpture entitled Ripped Up by Hungarian artist Ervin Herve-Loranth. The sculpture, on the banks of the Danube in Ulm, Germany, was constructed for the Art Market Budapest, an international fair for contemporary art.
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Image caption Actress Jennifer Lawrence was greeted by fans and the press as she arrived for the world premiere of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part1 at Leicester Square in London. Lawrence has reprised her role as Katniss Everdeen in the adaptations of the best-selling teen fiction books.
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Image caption A mahout chases away a rhino on the periphery of the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary in Assam, India. Pobitora has the highest-density rhino population in the world, numbering about 95, according to a 2012 census.