In Pictures

Day in pictures: 12 December 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 Fencers practise at the Martyrs of Barbados gymnasium in Havana. About 100 students train at the gymnasium, named after the two dozen Cuban fencers who were among those killed in 1976 when a bomb blew up a Cubana airliner soon after taking from Barbados.
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Image caption People look at a car balancing on the edge of a hole that appeared in Zhenjiang, Jiangsu province, in China. The street collapsed on Friday morning.
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Image caption Fans hold mobile phones up during a power cut in the Europa League game between Tottenham Hotspur and Besiktas. Besiktas won 1-0, meaning the north London team will face a tougher draw in the next round.
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Image caption Labourers help construct a bridge over the River Yamuna for a rail project in Delhi, India.
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Image caption Soldiers carry the coffin of Queen Fabiola of Belgium into the Saint Michael and Saint Gudula Cathedral in Brussels. Born Fabiola de Mora y Aragon in Madrid, she was the widow of King Baudouin and reigned as queen consort from 1960 until his death in 1993.
Image copyright David Ryder/reutersWashaway Beach, Washington
Image caption A house collapses into the sea at Washaway Beach, Washington, as a storm hits the region causing widespread disruption.
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Image caption Samantha Cameron, wife of Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron, stands with children from the Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day outside 10 Downing Street in London.
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Image caption Varun Aaron of India (right) celebrates with Wriddhiman Saha after bowling Michael Warner of Australia - though the delivery was deemed a no-ball after a replay during day four of the first Test match at Adelaide Oval.
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Image caption A member of Christie's auction house staff poses with a pair of "adamantium" claws made for Australian actor Hugh Jackman's role as Wolverine in the X-Men: The Last Stand film. The claws are estimated to sell for more than £10,000 at Christie's biannual pop culture sale in London.