In Pictures

Day in pictures: 14 January 2015

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

Image copyright Tyrone Siu/reuters
Image caption Pro-democracy member Raymond Chan and Albert Chan (not pictured) were removed from the legislative council chamber by security guards, delaying an address by Hong Kong's leader CY Leung.
Image copyright Nick Potts/PA
Image caption West Ham goalkeeper Adrian scores the winning penalty as his side beat Everton in a thrilling FA Cup tie. The third-round replay had gone to a shootout after it had finished 2-2 at the end of extra time. West Ham eventually came out on top 9-8.
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Image caption The view from the Amazon Tall Tower Observatory (ATTO) in Sao Sebastiao do Uatuma in the middle of the Amazon forest. The project, by Brazil's National Institute of Amazonian Research and Germany's Max Planck Institute, will monitor the relationship between the jungle and the atmosphere.
Image copyright Alessandra Tarantino/ap
Image caption A woman takes a picture with her phone as she waits for Pope Francis's arrival in Colombo. It is the first papal visit to Sri Lanka since the end of the war in 2009 that saw the army and rebels accused of atrocities.
Image copyright NARINDER NANU/AFP
Image caption Indian Sikh devotees visit the Sikh Shrine Golden Temple during the Magh Mela in Amritsar.
Image copyright Joshua Lott/reuters
Image caption A Ford Mustang sits on cinder blocks with missing wheels near an abandoned apartment building in Detroit, Michigan. The city is hosting the first motor show of the year, the Detroit Motor Show.
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Image caption Teachers examine paintings by candidates for the provincial entrance examination for colleges of fine arts, on the ground of a hotel lobby, in Xian, China.
Image caption Long queues have formed at news stands in France for the latest edition of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, with some selling out early on.
Image copyright Lynne Cameron/PA
Image caption A pheasant is pictured in the South Pennines as more winter weather has swept across the UK.