In Pictures

Day in pictures: 7 January 2015

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

Image copyright Carlo Allegri/reuters
Image caption Film director Clint Eastwood laughs as he arrives for the National Board of Review gala in the Manhattan borough of New York.
Image copyright Hussein Malla/ap
Image caption A Syrian boy looks out through his tent door at a refugee camp in Deir Zannoun village, east Lebanon. A storm brought rain and hail to Lebanon's coast and heavy snows in the mountains and central Bekaa Valley, where petrol stations, banks, schools and most shops closed.
Image copyright Eduard Korniyenko/reuters
Image caption Russian Cossacks, dressed in a traditional uniform, guard the area outside the Kazan Cathedral, where an Orthodox Christmas service is being held, during a heavy snowfall in Stavropol.
Image copyright Kim Kyung-Hoon/reuters
Image caption Visitors take pictures while beluga whales and their trainers present The heart of Ocean show during the Harbin Ice Festival in China.
Image copyright Brian Snyder/reuters
Image caption A 220-year-old time capsule containing coins, documents and other artefacts left by US founding fathers Samuel Adams and Paul Revere was opened by Massachusetts officials on Tuesday.
Image copyright Navesh Chitrakar/reuters
Image caption Nepal's capital, Kathmandu, has introduced women-only buses in an attempt to reduce sexual harassment on public transport. The initiative will start with four 16-seater buses, which run on a popular east-west route across the city during peak morning and evening hours.
Image copyright YAHYA ARHAB/epa
Image caption At least 30 people have been killed and many others injured by a car bomb blast outside a police academy in Yemen's capital, Sanaa, officials say. The vehicle exploded beside dozens of cadets and people standing in line to enrol at the academy. Some unconfirmed reports said it was a suicide attack.
Image copyright ANTHONY ANEX/epa
Image caption The waning moon sets over the Chablais Alps in Switzerland.

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