In Pictures

Day in pictures: 20 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 Contestants wearing wingsuits jump off a mountain at Tianmen Mountain National Park in Zhangjiajie, Hunan province, China.
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Image caption Jay Leno gestures as he takes his place among his friends and other invitees, including wife Mavis (second left), in the honouree's box for the recording of the Mark Twain Prize for Humor ceremony and performance at the Kennedy Center in Washington.
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Image caption Joko Widodo, the charismatic outsider who won Indonesia's presidency, made a call for national reconciliation and unity as he was sworn in. The former Jakarta governor is the first president not to have come from the military or political elite.
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Image caption Nearly 5,000 students and teachers at the Delhi Public School in Hyderabad perform seven yogic postures, with religious prayers for world harmony and peace.
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Image caption The pier at the Pacific Amusement Park on Santa Monica beach, California, will soon celebrate its 100th year of operation. It has been used as a setting in many famous films, such as The Sting, Forrest Gump and Iron Man.
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Image caption Lego protesters confront riot police on a table outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong where pro-democracy demonstrations have paralysed parts of the city for the past three weeks.
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Image caption Firefighters are investigating the cause of a major blaze at Didcot B power station in Oxfordshire, England. At its height, 25 fire engines and about 100 firefighters tackled the blaze at the gas-fired station, which broke out at about 20:00 BST on Sunday.
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Image caption Libyan military engineers prepare to destroy remnants of unexploded weaponry from around the International Airport in the capital Tripoli after weeks of fighting. Islamist militant groups including Ansar al-Sharia, listed as a terrorist organisation by countries including the US, have been battling government forces, and have driven newly elected parliament members into hiding.