In Pictures

Day in pictures: 10 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 Actress Evangeline Lilly attends the premiere of her latest film, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California.
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Image caption Australia captain Michael Clarke (right) shakes hands with his teammate Steve Smith, after reaching their 100-run partnership. Both went on to score centuries in the first test match against India, two weeks after the death of close friend Phillip Hughes, whose test cap number - 408 - was painted on the turf.
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Image caption Yinfeng Hotel collapses as it is demolished in Wuhan, Hubei province, China.
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Image caption German Chancellor Angela Merkel is congratulated by Hesse's state premier Volker Bouffier on her re-election as leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party, in Cologne.
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Image caption BBC weather presenter Carol Kirkwood said it would be a "wild" day from north Wales northwards, while it would be "blustery" further south. Here, Neil Sharrock and his dog Ted walk along the beach in Blackpool, buffeted by high winds.
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Image caption Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai (left) and Indian child rights campaigner Kailash Satyarthi (right) arrive at the ceremony in Oslo in which they will be presented with the Nobel Peace Prize.
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Image caption Competitors flex their muscles during the World Body Building and Physique Sports competition in Mumbai (Bombay), India.
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Image caption Faisel and Abd El Rahman, members of Egyptian parkour group EGY PK, practise a jump in front of one of the Great Pyramids of Giza, on the outskirts of Cairo.
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Image caption Christmas lights illuminate the Medellin River in Colombia.
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Image caption Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron stands under the entrance gates to Auschwitz, during a visit to the former Nazi death camp in Poland.