In Pictures

Day in pictures: 3 November 2014

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 officials say a descent-safety device on the crashed Virgin Galactic spacecraft deployed early during Friday's fatal test flight. Air safety chief Christopher Hart said the "feathering" device, designed to slow the craft on re-entry, had activated without a command from the pilots. But he said it was too soon to confirm any possible cause of the crash.
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Image caption On a four-day visit to Mexico, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall plant a tree at Escuela Publica Secundaria Magatzzi, Real del Monte, Hidalgo, on the Day of the Dead.
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Image caption Nik Wallenda completes back-to-back high-wire walks above Chicago - both without a safety harness, and one while blindfolded.
Image copyright Bobby Yip/reuters
Image caption Photographers take pictures of Rurik Jutting, a 29-year-old British man accused of murdering two women in Hong Kong, who has been remanded in custody.
Image copyright DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP
Image caption An elderly woman pulls a cart of firewood near Donetsk airport. Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine held elections denounced by the West as "illegitimate".
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Image caption A bird's-eye-view of the annual Pushkar cattle fair in India, at which about 50,000 camels are sold, decorated and raced.
Image copyright SAUL LOEB/AFP
Image caption US President Barack Obama arrives to speak at a campaign rally for Tom Wolf, Democratic candidate for Pennsylvania governor, at the Liacouras Center at Temple University in Philadelphia.
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Image caption A crew member of the Royal Dutch Navy support ship Karel Doorman says goodbye to his partner in the harbour of Den Helder, the Netherlands. The ship is en-route to West Africa with supplies to fight against Ebola.

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