In Pictures

Day in pictures: 18 September

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

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Image caption The image of Brazilian presidential candidate Marina Silva is reflected in a mirror as she speaks at a news conference in Rio de Janeiro. The popular environmentalist is challenging the incumbent, Dilma Rousseff.
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Image caption A man arranges vegetables for sale in front of street art featuring Albert Einstein, in Manila, capital of the Philippines.
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Image caption Mount Slamet spews ash and lava into the night sky above Central Java, Indonesia.
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Image caption Workers set up giant flowers in Beijing's Tiananmen Square in preparation for National Day on 1 October, the 65th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China.
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Image caption Birds perch on a high-voltage power line as the sun rises near Sehnde, in northern Germany.
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Image caption In the harbour of Sweden's capital, Stockholm, a sight-seeing boat heads out through the early morning fog.
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Image caption A man inspects the remains of a restaurant destroyed by tropical storm Polo in Coyuca de Benitez, on Mexico's south-western Pacific coast. The storm had later become a hurricane, US meteorologists said, with maximum sustained winds of almost 120km/h (75mph).
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Image caption US Secretary of State John Kerry appears in front of members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, who raised doubts about the ability of Iraqi government forces and Syrian rebels to fight the jihadist group Islamic State.