In Pictures

Day in pictures: 20 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 Chinese soldiers throw snow onto their bodies in temperatures below -30C (-22F) during a winter training session at a military base in Heihe, Heilongjiang province.
Image copyright BIKASH KARKIBIKASH KARKI/AFP/Getty Images
Image caption Scuffles broke out in Nepal's parliament and police arrested protesters in the capital as tensions rose before a deadline to draft a new national constitution.
Image caption Swiss special forces stand guard on a rooftop in Davos amid tightened security ahead of the annual World Economic Forum summit.
Image copyright Carlo Allegri/Reuters
Image caption A woman cries during a vigil for Eric Garner, who died last year in an incident with a police officer, during a Martin Luther King Day service in Staten Island, New York.
Image copyright AKHTER GULFAM/EPA
Image caption A Pakistani health worker administers a polio vaccine to a child, near the Afghan border in Chaman. Pakistan is one of only three countries where polio remains endemic. Attempts to eradicate it have been made much harder by militants who continually attack immunisation teams.
Image copyright JOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images
Image caption New York mayor Bill de Blasio lays a wreath outside the kosher supermarket in Paris where four people were killed in an attack by hostage-taking jihadist gunman Amedy Coulibaly.
Image copyright Khaled Abdullah/Reuters
Image caption Yemeni soldiers block a bridge leading to the presidential palace in the capital, Sanaa, amid a tense ceasefire after fighting with Shia Houthi rebels.
Image copyright JEFF PACHOUD/AFP/Getty Images
Image caption Traffic is held up by snow ploughs on the A7 highway near Valence in south-eastern France, with much of Europe in the midst of a cold snap.
Image copyright ATTA KENAREATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images
Image caption Iranian school students in Tehran protest against a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad published by the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.
Image copyright Sean Gallup/Getty Images
Image caption Supporters of Germany's "anti-Islamisation" Pegida group hold a rally in Berlin. Officials say anti-Pegida rallies have attracted far larger numbers.

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