In Pictures

Day in pictures: 13 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 More than 20,000 runners, from about 60 countries, took part in the annual Jerusalem Marathon.
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Image caption The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh were joined by many veterans at St Paul's Cathedral for a service commemorating the end of British involvement in the Afghanistan conflict.
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Image caption Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain comes into the pits during the second practice session for the Australian Formula One Grand Prix at Albert Park in Melbourne.
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Image caption A guard guiding visitors on a tour of Bialoleka prison, Warsaw, as Polish jails opened their doors for a day to show what life is like behind bars.
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Image caption A Tibetan Buddhist prostrates herself during a pilgrimage for the Monlam prayer festival at Labrang monastery in the north-western Chinese province of Gansu.
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Image caption The Queen Mary 2 (left) with the Queen Victoria in Sydney Harbour, Australia, to mark the Cunard liner company's 175th anniversary.
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Image caption Young Palestinians practise their Parkour skills on a mural attributed to the British street artist Banksy, which depicts children swinging on an Israeli army watch tower, in the Gaza Strip town of Beit Hanoun.
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Image caption The first annual Underwear Karaoke event in Los Angeles, California, which organisers say combines two common fears: being seen in your underwear and singing in public.
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Image caption A paramilitary police officer on guard in Tiananmen Square, Beijing, in front of a giant portrait of the late Chairman Mao Zedong during the closing session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.

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