In Pictures

Day in pictures: 19 November 2014

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

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Image caption Clashes have taken place between Hong Kong police and a small group of protesters who tried to break into parliament early on Wednesday. Metal barricades were used to break down a side door at the Legislative Council building. Protesters calling for full democracy have occupied three key sites in Hong Kong for nearly eight weeks.
Image copyright Fabian Bimmer/reuters
Image caption Swans from Hamburg's inner-city lake Alster are rounded up before being taken to winter quarters where they are fed and cared for until the spring.
Image copyright Ivan Alvarado/reuters
Image caption The colourful boots of the Uruguay players as they line up before their friendly football match against Chile in Santiago.
Image copyright MARK GRAHAM/AFP
Image caption French President Francois Hollande signs the visitors' book at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. Mr Hollande was in Australia for the G20 Summit over the weekend.
Image copyright John Stillwell/PA
Image caption Prince Harry enjoys a mock sword fight with a local man during a visit to the Nizwa Fort in Oman, during his three-day visit to the Middle East.
Image copyright Jayanta Dey/reuters
Image caption A farmer winnows crops on the outskirts of Agartala, the capital of India's north-eastern state of Tripura.
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Image caption Wayne Rooney of England celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the friendly match against Scotland at Celtic Park in Glasgow. England won 3-1.
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Image caption Google has become the first company to rent the world's largest and most expensive digital billboard, in Times Square, New York. The billboard is eight storeys high and is estimated to cost $2.5m (£1.6m) to hire for four weeks.

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