In Pictures

Day in pictures: 19 January 2015

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

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Image caption People march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, in honour of Martin Luther King who, in 1965, led thousands of peaceful protesters across it on the way to the state capitol in an historic civil rights demonstration.
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Image caption Russia's Ekaterina Gnidenko and Australia's Caitlin Ward (right) fall after a collision during the women's keirin at the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Cali, Colombia.
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Image caption People queue to take a dip in the ice cold water of a small river during celebrations of the Epiphany Orthodox holiday in Moscow, Russia.
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Image caption Kenyan schoolchildren in Nairobi flee as a teargas canister is fired by police during a protest by the children against the seizure of their playground by a property developer.
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Image caption Labourers shovel coal on to a truck at a coal dump site outside Kabul in Afghanistan. Each labourer earns an average of $10 per working day. Most have come from the northern provinces of the country, having left their families behind to find work in the capital.
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Image caption People are seen fishing for trout at a festival in Hwacheon County in South Korea.
Image copyright Yorgos Karahalis/ap
Image caption Dozens of people holding candles gathered outside the Acropolis in the Greek capital, Athens, to demand the return of the Parthenon Sculptures - the Elgin Marbles - from London's British Museum, where they have been displayed since 1816.
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Image caption A man addresses a protest rally against the radical Islamist group Boko Haram at the Trocadero square in Paris, France. Boko Haram has seized control of towns and villages in north-east Nigeria, and begun threatening neighbouring nations, kidnapping dozens of people in raids in Cameroon.
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Image caption A model showcases designs by Andy Ho on the runway at Hong Kong Fashion Week.
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Image caption Simona Halep of Romania serves in her first-round match against Karin Knapp of Italy on the first day of the Australian Open at Melbourne Park.

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