In Pictures

Day in pictures: 19 September

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

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Image caption Chilean President Michelle Bachelet en route to the annual Te Deum as part of Independence Day celebrations in Santiago.
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Image caption German Chancellor Angela Merkel (left) escorts Philippine President Benigno Aquino during a welcoming ceremony in Berlin.
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Image caption Amanda Derbyshire jumps during the Central Park Horse Show in New York City.
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Image caption Scotland has voted to stay in the United Kingdom after voters rejected independence. Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond called for unity and urged the unionist parties to deliver on more powers.
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Image caption Heavy rain caused widespread flooding in the Philippine capital and nearby provinces, shutting down schools and government offices.
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Image caption Shooting gallery assistants take aim during the final preparations at the Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany. Oktoberfest is the world's biggest beer festival and draws millions of visitors.
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Image caption Members of the Infiniti Red Bull Racing team prepare to take part in a pit stop practice session during previews ahead of the Singapore Formula 1 Grand Prix.
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Image caption Fireworks explode over Incheon Asiad Stadium during the opening ceremony for the 17th Asian Games in South Korea.