In Pictures

Day in pictures: 22 September

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

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Image caption Shia Houthi rebels in Yemen consolidated their takeover of army camps, key ministries and state broadcasters in and around the capital Sanaa, following a peace deal with the government on Sunday.
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Image caption Thousands of Hong Kong students defied the blistering heat to join a protest for more democracy. Correspondents say the demonstration reflects the students' determination not to be subservient to the Chinese Communist Party.
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Image caption Kurdish protesters were also on the streets, angry at the decision by the Turkish authorities to temporarily close the border near the south-eastern town of Suruc. Turkey says that about 130,000 Syrian refugees - fleeing the advance of Islamic State militants - have crossed the border over the past four days.
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Image caption People in the Indian state of Assam continued to be hit by heavy rain, with many neighbourhoods in the state capital Guwahati - a city of about two million people - submerged in waist-deep water. Police and officials warned that the Bharalu River, which runs through the city, could break its banks.
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Image caption In Pakistan, thousands of protesters led by former cricketer Imran Khan and cleric Tahirul Qadri continued their occupation of parts of Islamabad - an effort to topple the government which began in mid-August.
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Image caption President Hassan Rouhani of Iran said his country was a bulwark against terrorism rocking the Middle East. He was speaking in Tehran as naval troops commemorated the anniversary of Iran's war with Iraq (1980-88).
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Image caption Britain's Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls (L) promised on Monday to keep a firm hand on spending if the opposition Labour party wins elections in 2015. He and party leader Ed Miliband (R) are striving to convince voters that the country's recovering economy will be safe in their hands.
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Image caption The US Ryder Cup golf team arrived at Edinburgh Airport ahead of the 2014 tournament at Gleneagles.