In Pictures

Day in pictures: 24 October

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

Image copyright GCHQ
Image caption Thousands of staff at the British intelligence agency, GCHQ, form a giant poppy to launch this year's poppy appeal from the Royal British Legion
Image copyright Adnan Abidi/Reuters
Image caption A local resident looks over the remains of her belongings burnt in a fire that broke out in a slum area in Delhi
Image copyright Dominique Faget/AFP
Image caption The window of a shelled house near Donetsk airport, which has seen fighting between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian rebels
Image copyright Vadim Ghirda/AP
Image caption A man uses binoculars to watch fighting across the border in Kobane from a hilltop near the Turkey-Syria border
Image copyright Yuya Shino/Reuters
Image caption The Tour de France winner, Vincenzo Nibali, writes the Chinese character of "King" during a calligraphy performance and exchange event with students in Tokyo
Image copyright Alex Hoffard/EPA
Image caption Hong Kong police arrest a pro-democracy protester carrying a "Captain America" shield
Image copyright Philippe Merle/AFP
Image caption Pauline Zacharie, the only woman in France to graduate in armoury, looks over one of her creations
Image copyright Laurent Gillieron/AP
Image caption The opening of the Peak Walk, a suspension bridge connecting two mountain peaks in Switzerland

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