In Pictures

Day in pictures: 2 December 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 Protesters in Mexico clashed with police following a largely peaceful rally in support of 43 students who went missing in September. The demonstrators expressed their anger over the handling of the case by President Enrique Pena Nieto, here setting fire to an effigy of him.
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Image caption A 10-day festival named after the Hornbill bird is one of the biggest festivals of India's north-east and showcases the rich tradition and cultural heritage of the indigenous Nagas.
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Image caption A woman dries freshwater clams for sale near a railway track in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Image copyright Carlo Allegri/reuters
Image caption A man works out on NYPD crowd control barricades in the rain in Times Square in New York. The man, who gave his name as Wildcat, says he works out in public places to encourage others to get healthy without the need for fancy equipment.
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Image caption Martin Kemp, Tony Hadley and Gary Kemp of Spandau Ballet perform at LSO St Luke's in London. The group were part of new wave pop at the start of the 1980s and re-formed after 20 years having split in 1989.
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Image caption Cold weather has swept across parts of Austria, causing transport delays as well as freezing objects like this memorial cross near Ottenschla.
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Image caption Evangeline Lilly attends the world premiere of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies at Odeon Leicester Square in London.
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Image caption A new Guinness World Record for the biggest human Christmas Tree was set at the Plaza La Democracia, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.