In Pictures

Day in pictures: 9 February 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 Eddie Redmayne scooped the best actor prize at the Bafta Film Awards for his role as Prof Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything, which was also named outstanding British film and won a third award for its adapted screenplay.
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Image caption Team Bota Bota competes during the Quebec Winter Carnival ice canoe race on the St Lawrence River.
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Image caption Rina Kanehara, of Japan, from Princess Grace Academy, Monte-Carlo, Monaco, dances during the Prix de Lausanne, Switzerland.
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Image caption Former England football team captain David Beckham arrives to speak at a press conference to mark his 10 years as a goodwill ambassador for Unicef and to launch 7, a fund for children in danger across the globe.
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Image caption A man climbs an artificial wall of ice in the city of Liberec, as freezing temperatures hit the Czech Republic over the weekend.
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Image caption The Egyptian authorities suspended football league matches indefinitely after clashes at a stadium in Cairo left at least 22 people dead. People were crushed after police fired tear gas at supporters of Zamalek who were trying to force their way in for a match against city rivals ENPPI.
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Image caption Ivory Coast won a dramatic 9-8 penalty shootout over Ghana in the Africa Cup of Nations final. Goalkeeper Boubacar Barry both saved and scored a penalty kick.
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Image caption Seasonal rains and high tides have caused widespread flooding across much of Indonesia.
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Image caption British soul singer Sam Smith won four Grammy Awards in the US, including the prestigious prizes for record and song of the year and best new artist.
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Image caption Ian Bell, of England, bats during the ICC Cricket World Cup warm-up match against the West Indies at Sydney Cricket Ground.