In Pictures

Day in pictures: 9 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 Indonesian navy divers prepare operations to lift the tail of AirAsia flight QZ8501 which disappeared with 162 people on board while flying from Surabaya in Indonesia to Singapore in December.
Image copyright Thibault Camus/ap
Image caption French police continue the operation to arrest two gunmen involved in the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris earlier in the week. Police have surrounded a building in a northern town Dammartin-en-Goele, 35km (22 miles) from Paris.
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Image caption Haitian police remove a barricade of burning tyres placed by anti-government protesters during a march against the government of President Michel Martelly in Port-au-Prince.
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Image caption Running shoes left at the makeshift memorial following the 2013 Boston marathon bombings are displayed in an exhibit at the Public Library in Boston, Massachusetts.
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Image caption Alain Duclos of France riding for Sherco TVS Rally Factory RTR450 is seen during day five of the Dakar Rally between Copiapo and Antofaasta near Altamira, Chile.
Image copyright Nam Y Huh/ap
Image caption Temperatures across much of the northern and eastern US are plunging to "dangerously cold" levels, the National Weather Service says. Winter weather warnings have been issued for 17 US states and for Ontario and southern Quebec.
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Image caption Wriddhiman Saha of India ducks under a high delivery from Mitchell Starc of Australia during day four of the Fourth Test match between Australia and India at Sydney Cricket Ground.
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Image caption A Holographic Lamborghini Aventador is on show at the Tokyo Auto Salon in Chiba, Japan.