In Pictures

Day in pictures: 23 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 Residents cross an overflowing river in Tangala, South Kivu, DR Congo.
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Image caption Gabrielle Daleman of Canada is pictured during a training session ahead of the 2015 ISU World Figure Skating Championships in Shanghai, China.
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Image caption Labour leader Ed Miliband delivers a speech at Clydebank Town Hall in Scotland ahead of the general election where he said: "We will deliver a home rule bill for Scotland in our first Queen's Speech. More powers over social security, over jobs, over income tax. The vow delivered, on time and in full by a Labour government."
Image copyright FARSHAD USYAN/AFP
Image caption An Afghan family on the outskirts of Mazari-i-Sharif on their way to celebrate Nowruz which marks the Afghan New Year.
Image copyright ANDY RAIN/epa
Image caption People are queuing to view the coffin of King Richard III while it is on view at Leicester Cathedral. The last Plantagenet king's remains arrived on Sunday after a cortege took his coffin through Leicestershire. His skeleton was found under a car park in 2012.
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Image caption Novak Djokovic of Serbia lifts the trophy after defeating Roger Federer of Switzerland in the final of the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament in Indian Wells, California.
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Image caption Singapore has begun seven days of national mourning following the death of its founding father, Lee Kuan Yew. Mr Lee, who was 91, led Singapore's transformation from a small port city to one of the wealthiest nations in the world.
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Image caption A sculpture of a dinosaur is put in place in Wustermark, eastern Germany, where 40 dinosaurs will be on display from 31 March.

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