In Pictures

Day in pictures: 8 January 2015

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

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Image caption A minute's silence has been held for the 12 people killed at the Paris office of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. The silence, which started at 12:00 in France (11:00 GMT), was also observed across the world.
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Image caption A visitor views Song for Coal, a large-scale kaleidoscopic projection inside St Bartholomew's Chapel at Yorkshire Sculpture Park in Wakefield. The new work, by Nick Crowe and Ian Rawlinson, explores the physical and cultural properties of coal and its history in the formation of Yorkshire, the landscape and its people.
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Image caption Flooding and landslides in Hoquiam, Washington, have damaged homes and blocked a road, isolating more than 100 people.
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Image caption Vladimir Vasilyev and Konstantin Zhiltsov, of Russia, compete for G-Energy Mini ALL4 Racing on day four of the Dakar Rallly, between Chilecito, Argentina, and Copiapo, Chile.
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Image caption Kelly Olynyk (right), of the Boston Celtics, shoots against Mirza Teletovic, of the Brooklyn Nets, during their basketball game at the Barclays Center in New York City.
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Image caption Onlookers watch from a harbour wall as the largest container ship in world, CSCL Globe, docks at Felixstowe, Suffolk.
Image copyright Rupak De Chowdhuri/reuters
Image caption A man exercises in a public park on a winter morning in Calcutta, India.
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Image caption Roman Baure sits in a chair at the DisplayPort booth during the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
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Image caption Fabio Fognini, of Italy, reacts during his mixed doubles match at the Hopman Cup tennis tournament at the Arena in Perth, Australia.