In Pictures

Day in pictures: 15 September

Our daily selection of some of the best news photographs taken around the world during the past 24 hours.

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Image caption The USA team celebrate at the Fiba (International Basketball Federation) World Basketball Championships, having beaten Serbia in the final in Madrid, Spain.
Image copyright RITCHIE B TONGO/epa
Image caption A man braves the waves as he tries to recover usable materials from debris brought by Typhoon Kalmaegi in Manila Bay, Philippines,
Image copyright PAUL FAITH/AFP
Image caption About 800 competitors ran, crawled and belly-flopped their way across four and a half miles (7.2km) of bogs and ponds, under cargo nets and through water sprays and muddy trenches, in aid of charity, at the Mud Madness race at Foymore Lodge in Portadown, County Armagh.
Image copyright Mark Crosse/The Fresno Bee/ap
Image caption An air tanker drops a load of fire retardant on a wildfire in Oakhurst, California.
Image copyright Yuya Shino/reuters
Image caption A woman uses wooden dumbbells during a health-promotion event to mark Japan's Respect for the Aged Day at a temple in Tokyo's Sugamo district. One out of every four people in Japan is aged 65 or older.
Image copyright Antonio Bronic/reuters
Image caption A man looks through his belongings at his flooded home in Zazina village, central Croatia, where heavy rain has been falling since Wednesday, causing rivers to rise, closing roads and threatening houses and factories.
Image copyright Toby Melville/reuters
Image caption British team members celebrate during the closing ceremony for the Invictus Games at the Olympic Park in east London. Wounded servicemen and women from 13 countries took part in the Games. Organiser Prince Harry said those who had taken part had shown their "unconquerable" character.
Image caption Cubans play football in an empty pool in Havana.