In Pictures

Day in pictures: 16 October

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 enjoy the opening night of the Amsterdam Dance Event in the Netherlands. The five-day annual electronic music festival features about 300 events and 2,000 DJs.
Image caption The Shanghai World Financial Center is seen from the 109th floor of the Shanghai Tower, which is under construction.
Image copyright Jerry Jordan/reuters
Image caption President Barack Obama has played down the chance of an Ebola outbreak in the US, saying the risk of Americans getting the virus was "extremely low". Here Texas nurse Amber Vinson (in yellow), the second person in the US to be infected, steps from an ambulance, at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia.
Image copyright Kai Pfaffenbach/reuters
Image caption A cameraman watches Kobane from atop a hill on the Turkish-Syrian border. A Kurdish official has said Islamic State militants are retreating in parts of the town in the face of US-led air strikes.
Image copyright Edgard Garrido/reuters
Image caption Students protest as the search continues in Mexico for 43 of their colleagues missing since 26 September following clashes with the police.
Image copyright Brian Carlin/Team Vestas Wind
Image caption Tom Johnson climbs the rig before sunset on day four of the Volvo Ocean Race between Alicante, Spain, and Cape Town, South Africa. The nine-month event spans 39,379 nautical miles as the crews visit 11 ports in 11 countries.
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Image caption The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh have paid tribute to World War One personnel at a Tower of London art installation featuring thousands of ceramic poppies. By Armistice Day, there will be 888,246 ceramic poppies, one for each British and colonial death during the War.
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Image caption Models wear designs by Aleksey Zalevskiy during Ukrainian Fashion Week in Kiev.