In Pictures

Day in pictures: 25 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 An unexploded World War Two 1,000lb bomb which was found by construction workers in Bermondsey, south-east London yesterday on the old site of the Southwark Irish Pensioners Centre is detonated by the Army near the River Thames at Cliffe in Kent.
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Image caption Jaroslav Halak #41 of the New York Islanders lies on the puck during an ice hockey game as action swirls around him during the second period against the Minnesota Wild at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York.
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Image caption The Guard of honour drapes Singapore's national flag over the coffin of Singaporean statesman Lee Kuan Yew before his body was taken by gun carriage from his official residence to parliament, where it will lie in state. Mr Lee, who led the city-state to independence and served as its prime minister for 31 years, died on Monday at the age of 91.
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Image caption A recovery operation is underway in the Alps in southern France following the crash of a German A320 Airbus in which 150 people died. Among the dead are believed to be 72 German nationals and at least 35 Spaniards. Here people observe a minute of silence in Llinars del Valles, near Barcelona.
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Image caption Italy's top court is to decide whether to uphold the convictions of American Amanda Knox and Italian Raffaele Sollecito (right) for the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher. Knox and Sollecito have maintained their innocence throughout and have already served four years in prison.
Image copyright BIJU BORO/AFP
Image caption Indian mahouts collect grass to feed elephants at Kaziranga National Park in the state of Assam.
Image copyright Stefano Rellandini/reuters
Image caption Pope Francis waves as he arrives to lead the weekly audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican.
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Image caption Welsh footballer Gareth Bale, of Real Madrid, at a training session ahead of this weekend's game against Israel in Cardiff.