In Pictures

Day in pictures: 3 December 2014

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

Image copyright Khalil Ashawi/Reuters
Image caption A fighter from the Nusra Front, al-Qaeda's affiliate in Syria, stands in an olive field in Idlib province where the jihadist group has achieved massive victories in the past month, defeating two more moderate rebel groups in the country's civil war.
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Image caption Thousands attend the funeral of people killed during the uprising against ousted President Blaise Compaore in Burkina Faso.
Image copyright Frank Rumpenhorst/EPA
Image caption Walkers brave the cold on the Grosser Feldberg, the highest peak in Germany's Taunus mountain range.
Image copyright Suhaib Salem/Reuters
Image caption A Palestinian worker clears the rubble of a school in Gaza, which witnesses said was destroyed by Israeli shelling during the recent conflict between Israel and Hamas.
Image copyright HOW HWEE YOUNG/EPA
Image caption Strings of of handmade paper umbrellas - a symbol of the pro-democracy campaign in Hong Kong - hang outside at tent in the city's Admiralty district near where activists clashed with police at the weekend.
Image copyright Hannah McKay/Reuters
Image caption British Chancellor George Osborne (left) and Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander prepare to present the Autumn Statement to the House of Commons. The statement included reforms to cut stamp duty for homebuyers.
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Image caption Dogs warm up next to a stove at a home near the town of Salgotarjan in northern Hungary. The neighbourhood has been without electricity for days after bad weather caused trees to uproot and break electric cables.
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Image caption A member of the Dongfeng Race Team from China keeps watch on the bow of the boat during the second leg of the Volvo Ocean Race between Cape Town and Abu Dhabi. Starting in Alicante in Spain on 11 October 2014, the route covers some 39,379 nautical miles (72,930km) and visits 11 ports in 11 countries.