In Pictures

Day in pictures: 22 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 Dark clouds gather in the sky over the National Congress of Brazil before rainstorms bring an end to a heat wave in Brasilia.
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Image caption The windshield of a trolleybus hit by deadly shell fire in the Ukrainian city of Donetsk. Ukraine's military says its forces have withdrawn from the main part of Donetsk airport after months of fighting with pro-Russian rebels.
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Image caption Alisha, a five-week old Amur or Siberian tiger, looks out of a basket after being presented to the media for the first time at a zoo in Berlin, Germany.
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Image caption Nepali opposition MPs bring parliament to a standstill, just hours before a deadline to agree on a new constitution. Nepal has been attempting to draft a charter since electing its first Constituent Assembly in 2008.
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Image caption A Chinese football fan talks on his mobile phone before the Asian Cup quarter final between Australia and China in Brisbane. The Socceroos emerged victorious, with Tim Cahill scoring two goals.
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Image caption A kite-maker in Amritsar shows off creations carrying portraits of the US President and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Mr Obama will begin a landmark visit to India on Sunday.
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Image caption Members of a gang are lined up by police after being arrested for threatening residents of Mejicanos, a town in El Salvador.
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Image caption A man holds a firework at a protest in Istanbul against the 10-year prison sentences given to two Turkish police officers for beating to death a teenager during anti-government unrest in 2013.