In Pictures

Day in pictures: 17 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 US President Barack Obama speaks to the press about the Ebola crisis, saying the risk of Americans getting the virus was "extremely low". Meanwhile, a UN chief has warned that West Africa faces a potential food crisis because of the Ebola crisis.
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Image caption Hong Kong police have cleared tents and barricades in the Mongkok area as part of attempts to rein in the disruption caused by the pro-democracy protests. Hong Kong's chief executive has said the government could hold new talks with student protesters next week.
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Image caption German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande speak at the Asia-Europe (Asem) summit in Milan, northern Italy.
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Image caption People walk over the installation called The Pool during the Signal light festival in Prague, Czech Republic.
Image copyright Jason Reed/reuters
Image caption Honda MotoGP rider Marc Marquez of Spain is pictured during the second practice session for the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix on Phillip Island.
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Image caption A building collapses during a fire at the Dos de Mayo square in the historic centre of Lima, Peru. The fire destroyed the upper level and left two people injured.
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Image caption An actor takes a selfie after a photocall for the new horror stunt show called Horror Nights at the Filmpark Babelsberg theme park in Potsdam, Germany.
Image copyright SAKIS MITROLIDIS/AFP
Image caption Athletes compete during the World Rowing Coastal Championships in Thessaloniki, Greece.