In Pictures

Day in pictures: 30 December 2014

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

Image copyright Ahmad Masood/Reuters
Image caption Indian Air Force personnel rehearse for next month's Republic Day parade on a cold and foggy morning in the capital, Delhi.
Image copyright Julian Stratenschulte/AP
Image caption A blue tit stands in the snow in Pattensen, near Hannover. Like much of Europe, Germany has seen some snowfall this week as temperatures dropped below zero.
Image copyright Niranjan Shrestha/AP
Image caption A young boy holds the Nepalese flag during the Gurung ethnic group's New Year celebrations in the capital, Kathmandu.
Image copyright Ilya Naymushin/Reuters
Image caption Russian winter swimmer Vladimir Shcherba, 53, braves the Yenisei river in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk despite an air temperature of -23C (-9F).
Image copyright Muhammed Muheisen/AP
Image caption Afghan refugee boys play with balloons near their makeshift mud homes on the outskirts of Pakistan's capital, Islamabad.
Image copyright Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images
Image caption Scotland's flamboyant darts player Peter Wright in action against Andy Hamilton at the World Darts Championship at Alexandra Palace in London.
Image copyright Luis Robayo/AFP
Image caption Spanish rejoneador Pablo Hermoso de Mendoza takes aim with a lance during a bullfight at the Canaveralejo Bullring in Cali, Colombia.

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