In Pictures

Day in pictures: 13 January 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 A relative of one of the 43 students from Ayotzinapa Teacher Training College who disappeared in September confronts military police officers during a demonstration at Iguala, Guerrero. National prosecutors say police handed the students to criminal gangs who murdered them and burnt their bodies, but only one student's remains have been identified.
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Image caption At a ceremony in central Paris, President Francois Hollande (left) honours three police officers shot dead in last week's attacks in Paris. A total of 17 people were killed by Islamist gunmen, including journalists.
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Image caption An abandon shopping centre in the Thai capital, Bangkok, which attracts locals and tourists to see the fish living in the flooded lower floor, has been scheduled for demolition.
Image copyright Omar Sobhani/reuters
Image caption An internally displaced boy stands next to his mother as they line up to receive winter relief assistance donated by the World Food Program (WFP) at a refugee camp in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Image copyright Anthony Devlin/PA
Image caption Bus drivers in London are taking part in a 24-hour strike as part of a campaign for a single agreement covering pay and conditions. The Unite union said with no collective pay deal there were 80 different pay rates for drivers doing the same job. Transport for London said the action was "extremely disappointing".
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Image caption Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has won the Ballon d'Or world footballer of the year award for the second year in a row. The Portugal captain beat Barcelona forward Lionel Messi and Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer to the award.
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Image caption Spain's Laia Sanz Pla-Giribert powers her Honda motorbike during the Dakar Rally between Uyuni, Bolivia and Iquique, Chile. The Uyuni salt flat, near the crest of the Andes, is the largest in the world.
Image copyright Andrew Milligan/PA
Image caption A person tries to clear snow from their car after getting stuck on a road near Loch Coulter near Stirling, as many parts of the UK are on snow alert.

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