In Pictures

Day in pictures: 20 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 Thousands of people attended the funeral, in the Galilee region, of a Druze policeman shot in an attack on the Kehilat Bnai Torah synagogue. Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch called Zidan Saif a "hero of the Israel police, who laid down his own life to protect the worshippers".
Image copyright Derek Gee//The Buffalo News/ap
Image caption The US states of New York, New Hampshire and Michigan have been hit by heavy snowfall, which has killed at least seven people, trapped many in their homes and caused travel chaos. Here, a bulldozer clears the way for an ambulance in West Seneca, New York.
Image copyright JEFF PACHOUD/AFP
Image caption People celebrate the Sarmentelles in Beaujeu, France, a traditional event that marks the release of a new vintage of Beaujolais nouveau wine.
Image copyright WANG ZHAO/AFP
Image caption A man wearing a face mask walks past a poster near a construction site in Beijing. Manufacturing activity in China stagnated in November, according to a report by HSBC warning of "significant" pressures on the world's second-largest economy.
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Image caption Men fish in a style practised for centuries in a wetland area also used for cattle grazing, in the Amazon basin, in Maranhao state, Brazil.
Image copyright GIANLUIGI GUERCIA/AFp
Image caption Yachts are seen in South Africa's Cape Town Table Bay at the start of a leg of the Volvo Ocean Race to Abu Dhabi.
Image copyright Jorge Saenz/ap
Image caption A member of Paraguay's National Anti-Drugs Secretariat (SENAD) special forces cuts open a sack of marijuana near the city of Curuguaty.
Image copyright OLIVER DIETZE/epa
Image caption Twice a week, people meet at the Landwehrplatz in Saarbruecken, Germany, to practise the martial art of kung-fu.
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Image caption Models pose at the opening of the Auckland War Memorial Museum's World of Wearable Art (WOW) exhibition in New Zealand.