In Pictures

Day in pictures: 24 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 Musician Selena Gomez is pictured on stage during the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California. The group One Direction topped the winners' list taking home a total of three prizes.
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Image caption Ines Paz stops in the street to pose for a picture with his chickens in Santa Barbara, Honduras. Paz, 71, says he sells about six of his chickens a day, and charges $6 (£4) each
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Image caption Mercedes Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton is congratulated by his girlfriend Nicole Scherzinger and his teammates after winning the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and his second drivers' World Championship. Hamilton moves into level place with Britons Jim Clark and Graham Hill on two titles, and is one behind Sir Jackie Stewart.
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Image caption More than 100 protesters marched peacefully through St Louis in Missouri ahead of a grand jury decision against police officer Darren Wilson for his shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in the suburb of Ferguson. Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has declared a state of emergency in the area and called in 400 National Guard troops in anticipation of protests should charges not be filed in the case.
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Image caption Phakpong Dejaroen of Thailand plays a shot during the Men's Beach Sepaktakraw Regu final against Indonesia at the 2014 Asian Beach Games at Patong Beach in Phuket.
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Image caption Retired paramilitary policemen who conduct the daily national flag-raising and lowering ceremony in Tiananmen Square, Beijing, salute the Chinese national flag during a farewell ceremony.
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Image caption A cartoon skeleton hangs from a hospital sign on a picket line outside Manchester Royal Infirmary, where NHS workers, including nurses, midwives and ambulance staff, have joined a four-hour strike in England as part of a pay dispute. They are protesting about the decision not to implement a 1% rise for all staff recommended by a pay review body.
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Image caption Barcelona's Lionel Messi is lifted aloft as he celebrates becoming the all-time top scorer in Spain's La Liga with 253 goals following his hat-trick in Saturday's 5-1 win over Sevilla.
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Image caption Australian actress Nicole Kidman and her husband, musician Keith Urban arrive for the world premiere of her latest film, Paddington, at Leicester Square in central London.