In Pictures

Day in pictures: 9 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 Thousands of skiers await the start of the annual Engadin marathon from Maloja to S-chanf in south-eastern Switzerland.
Image copyright Chris McGrath/Getty Images
Image caption Japanese college students hunt for employment at a jobs fair in Tokyo.
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Image caption A Yorkshire Terrier is prepared to perform on the final day of the Crufts dog show at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, UK.
Image copyright Manjunath Kiran/Getty Images
Image caption Women take part in India's first ever "Stiletto Run" as part of International Women's Day in Bangalore.
Image copyright Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images
Image caption Hurricane Fly during training at the Cheltenham Festival ahead of his attempt to win the Champion Hurdle for the third time.
Image copyright Wang Zhao/AFP
Image caption Two workers at the 12th National People's Congress pose for a photograph outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.
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Image caption Mahela Jayawardene of Sri Lanka is run out at the Cricket World Cup in Sydney, Australia.

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