In Pictures

Day in pictures: 16 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 The Pacific nation of Vanuatu is assessing the devastation after Cyclone Pam struck on Saturday. Aid agencies have scrambled to fly supplies into Port Vila, where both the power and water have been knocked out.
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Image caption Around 400,000 livestock began a 10-day trip to their spring pasture in Yili, China.
Image copyright MONEY SHARMA/AFP
Image caption Police used water cannon to disperse protesters led by the opposition Congress party in New Delhi. The protest in the Indian capital was against Prime Minister Narendra Modi's land reforms.
Image copyright Jorge Guerrero/AFP
Image caption The 3ft-wide El Caminito del Rey (King's little path), a walkway hanging on the steep walls in Ardales near Malaga, was closed in the mid-1990s for safety reasons but following restoration will reopen at the end of the month.
Image copyright Mariana Bazo/reuters
Image caption Pelicans try to catch a fish thrown by a fisherman in Paracas National Reserve in Ica, Peru.
Image copyright Stefan Rousseau/PA
Image caption London Mayor Boris Johnson plants flowers at the Royal Botanical Gardens where he joined Kew staff and students to plant young Victoria Amazonica waterlilies in the Princess of Wales Conservatory.
Image copyright Ian MacNicol/Getty Images
Image caption Takuhei Yasuda of Japan runs with the ball during the International Rugby Union Challenge Match between Scotland Under 19s and Japan Schools at Inverleith in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Image copyright Rafael Marchante/reuters
Image caption A model is photographed with a mobile phone as he is prepared before Nuno Gama show during Lisbon Fashion Week.
Image copyright ANATOLY MALTSEV/epa
Image caption Russian President Vladimir Putin appeared in public for the first time since 5 March, quelling intense speculation about his health. He met Kyrgyzstan President Almazbek Atambayev in St Petersburg.

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