In Pictures

Day in pictures: 26 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 Conservator Robin Matthews dusts the knife cleaner in the kitchen at Brodsworth Hall as English Heritage prepares for the annual opening of their properties across the country.
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Image caption Jon Hamm, best known for his role as Don Draper in Mad Men, attends the AMC network's celebration of the final seven episodes of the programme, at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles.
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Image caption Workers pick tea leaves at a plantation in Dongyang, China.
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Image caption Australia are through to the World Cup final with a 95-run victory over defending champions India in Sydney.
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Image caption The Japan Air Self-Defence Forces aerobatic demonstration team, Blue Impulse, performs above Himiji Castle during celebrations to mark the completion of six years of repair work.
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Image caption Nina Bilbey puts the finishing touches to her statues of the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh, at Canterbury Cathedral.
Image copyright Nichole Sobecki/AFP
Image caption Nigeria's military has retaken the north-eastern town of Baga from Boko Haram.
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Image caption Spaniard Fernando Alonso, 33, outside the McLaren-Honda garage in Malaysia, has had to convince Formula 1 medics he is fit enough to compete this weekend, having missed the first race of the season, in Australia, with concussion.
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Image caption Russian Elena Radionova competes in the International Skating Union World Figure Skating Championship in Shanghai.