In Pictures

Day in pictures: 3 March 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 Cats crowd the wharf on Aoshima Island, in southern Japan, where they outnumber humans six to one.
Image copyright Soe Than WIN/AFP
Image caption Riot police confront students protesting against a bill they say curbs academic freedom, in Letpadan, north of Yangon, also known as Rangoon, in Myanmar, also known as Burma. The authorities have promised changes to the bill.
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Image caption A bride photographs her groom before a mass wedding ceremony of the Unification Church of Sun Myung Moon, at Cheongshim Peace World Centre, in Gapyeong, South Korea.
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Image caption The Villarrica volcano in southern Chile erupted in the early hours of Tuesday morning, spewing ash and lava up to 1,000m (3,300ft) into the air. According to Chile's Ministry of Mining, its last major eruption was in 1985.
Image copyright Lucas Jackson/reuters
Image caption Actors George Clooney (left) and Tom Hanks talk off-stage during a performance at An Evening of Serious Fun Celebrating the Legacy of Paul Newman, in New York.
Image copyright ALFREDO ESTRELLA/AFP
Image caption Mexican police are seen at one of the ranches belonging to leader of the Knights Templar drugs cartel Servando "La Tuta" Gomez, arrested last week in Morelia, Michoacan state, without a shot being fired.
Image copyright Lionel Cironneau/ap
Image caption People dressed as soldiers of Napoleon I are seen in south-eastern France on the road to Grenoble as part of a re-enactment to commemorate the emperor's return from exile on the island of Elba in 1815.
Image copyright Aly Song/reuters
Image caption People wait for the Duke of Cambridge at the Shanghai Film Museum. Prince William is the most senior British royal to visit China since the Queen's tour of the country in 1986.

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