In Pictures

Day in pictures: 8 October

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

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Image caption A magnitude-six earthquake in China's southern Yunnan province has displaced tens of thousands of people. One person was killed and more than 300 people were injured in the quake on Tuesday night.
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Image caption Coloured sheep are seen in Victoria Square in Adelaide, Australia, as part of show by surrealist artist Andrew Baines in collaboration with the United Nations.
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Image caption Franciscans wait for the arrival of Pope Francis before his general audience at St Peter's Square at the Vatican.
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Image caption Talks between pro-democracy protesters and government officials in Hong Kong will be held on Friday. The protesters want a fully free vote in the 2017 elections for chief executive, but Beijing says it will vet candidates for Hong Kong's top job in advance.
Image copyright Emrah Gurel/ap
Image caption Riot police used tear gas and water cannon in a number of towns and cities, including Ankara and Istanbul, as disturbances spread across Turkey. Protesters are unhappy at perceived Turkish inaction in defending the town of Kobane in Syria from attack by Islamic State militants.
Image copyright FADEL SENNA/AFP
Image caption A Moroccan surfer is photographed as the Sun sets on the beach at Oued Charrat.
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Image caption A woman walks up a bridge sculpted out of ice at the newly opened Harbin Ice Wonderland in Bangkok, Thailand. The leisure park is kept at a temperature of -15C and features ice sculptures created by Chinese artists.