In Pictures

Week in pictures: 10-16 January 2015

Our selection of some of the best news photographs taken around the world this week.

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Image caption More than 3 million people took part in unity marches across France after 17 people died during three days of deadly attacks in Paris. The marchers wanted to demonstrate unity after the attacks on satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, police officers, and a kosher supermarket.
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Image caption Shoppers in Venezuela show the number they have been assigned while queuing up to buy food in Caracas. The country suffers from shortages of many basic goods and high inflation.
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Image caption Assistant starter Cash Vaughan (in red) and jockey Alex Birzer take a premature ride out of the gate as Ecleto Red bursts out ahead of the start of the a race on the opening day of the season at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas. No-one was injured and the horse ran the race.
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Image caption A fox trots past the home of Britain's prime minister at 10 Downing Street in London.
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Image caption Indian fishermen on their way to take part in a community fishing event at the Magh Bihu festival in Assam, India. The festival marks the end of the winter harvesting.
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Image caption In Mexico, a protester confronts military police officers during a demonstration by relatives and activists of the 43 students from Ayotzinapa Teacher Training College who disappeared in September. National prosecutors say police handed the students to criminal gangs who murdered them and burnt their bodies, but only one student's remains have been identified.
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Image caption The Mercedes of Juan Manuel Silva and Pablo Sisterna crashes during the seventh stage of the Dakar Rally from Iquique in Chile to Uyuni in Bolivia.
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Image caption The two American climbers who spent 19 days clinging to a vertical rock face say they hope their achievement will inspire others. Tommy Caldwell (top with arms raised) and Kevin Jorgeson (below) became the first free climbers to scale the sheer Dawn Wall of the El Capitan rock formation in California.
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Image caption Surfer Alastair Mennie makes his way towards the beach at Portrush in Antrim, Northern Ireland, where heavy snowfall caused schools to close and made driving conditions hazardous.
Image copyright FRANCIS R MALASIG/epa
Image caption Pope Francis blesses a devotee at Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines, during his visit to the country which is home to 80 million Catholics.
Image copyright MAURIZIO DEGL'INNOCENTI/epa
Image caption A model presents a creation by US label Hood By Air during the Pitti Immagine Uomo at the Fortezza da Basso in Florence, Italy.