In Pictures

Day in pictures: 12 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 British actress Ruth Wilson was among the winners at the Golden Globe Awards in California. The awards, which cover both film and TV, saw Wilson named best actress in a US TV drama for The Affair.
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Image caption Afghan children who work as water vendors search for customers at the Kart-e-Sakhi cemetery in Kabul.
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Image caption Indonesian air force personnel carry the flight data recorder of the AirAsia Flight QZ8501 which disappeared in bad weather on 28 December with 162 people on board. Divers believe they have also located the cockpit voice recorder, the second part of the so-called black box, but divers have not yet managed to reach it.
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Image caption France is mobilising 10,000 troops to boost security after last week's deadly attacks, and will send thousands of police to protect Jewish schools, like this one in Paris. It is the first time troops have been deployed within France on such a scale.
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Image caption Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron has urged voters in the forthcoming general election not to pass on a "legacy of debt" to their children. In a speech launching the first of six themes for the Conservative manifesto, he set out plans to end the £90bn deficit with spending cuts, not tax rises, while raising NHS spending. Labour leader Ed Miliband said Mr Cameron had "failed" since 2010.
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Image caption A magician entertains passengers on an underground train in Mexico City...
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Image caption ...while in New York a man dressed as a bear takes part in the No Pants Subway Ride event.
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Image caption Roger Federer of Switzerland plays tennis with Lleyton Hewitt of Australia between speedboats in the harbour ahead of their exhibition match in Sydney, Australia.
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Image caption A worker installs electricity transmission components on a pylon in Chuzhou, China.
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Image caption Japanese women in kimonos are pictured on a train after a Coming of Age Day celebration ceremony at an amusement park in Tokyo. The ceremony marks the transition into adulthood of those who turned 20 last year. Many of those taking part wear formal outfits, such as traditional kimonos, to mark the occasion.