In Pictures

Day in pictures: 24 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 Japan's Miyuki Takemura competes in the heats of the women's 100m backstroke during the 17th Asian Games at the Munhak Park Tae-hwan Aquatics Centre in Incheon, South Korea.
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Image caption An Orthodox priest conducts a blessing in front of the Soyuz TMA-14M spacecraft at Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The Soyuz is scheduled to carry Barry Wilmore of the US as well as Elena Serova and Alexander Samokutyaev of Russia to the International Space Station.
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Image caption In his last party conference address before next year's election, Labour leader Ed Miliband set out a 10-year plan to build a "world-class Britain".
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Image caption Children play with marbles on a street in Havana, the capital of Cuba.
Image copyright FRED TANNEAU/AFP
Image caption French farmers dump cauliflowers in front of the prefecture building of Saint-Brieuc, north-western France, as part of a protest against falling prices and revenues.
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Image caption Firefighters douse a smouldering dock fire started by a welder's torch at the Port of Los Angeles in California.
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Image caption Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland plays out of the rough on to the ninth fairway during a practice round at the Gleneagles golf course ahead of the 2014 Ryder Cup match between Europe and the US.
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Image caption One of two new two-year-old twin polar bears swims inside the Polar Bear Odyssey display at the Como Park Zoo and Conservatory in St Paul, Minnesota. The bears were born in November 2012 at the Toledo Zoo in Ohio and arrived at the Como Zoo two weeks ago.