In Pictures

Day in pictures: 27 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 New York City and other areas in the north-east US have shut down, with forecasters warning residents to expect "crippling" amounts of snow. Here people have a snowball fight in a deserted Times Square.
Image copyright Robert Kolek/reuters
Image caption A tank is loaded on to an Antonov Airlines An-225 Mriya aircraft, considered to be the largest aircraft in the world, at the Leos Janacek Airport in Mosnov, near Ostrava in the Czech Republic.
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Image caption Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officers attend the funeral procession for their colleague Constable David Wynn, in St Albert, Alberta. Wynn died four days after he and fellow officer Derek Bond were shot in a casino.
Image copyright Ilya Naymushin/reuters
Image caption A man fishes on the bank of the Yenisei River, with the air temperature at about -30C outside Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk.
Image caption Members of the Italian team celebrate as they receive their trophy after winning the final of the World Cup of pastries during a food show near Lyon.
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Image caption Miroslaw Celka is one of about 300 Auschwitz survivors who have gathered at the site of the former Nazi death camp to mark the 70th anniversary of its liberation. The commemoration will be held at the site in southern Poland where 1.1 million people, the vast majority of them Jews, were killed between 1940 and 1945.
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Image caption One of four Nasa soundings rockets that were launched on Monday into the Aurora Borealis, or the Northern Lights, in an effort to better understand and visualise turbulent air currents in the upper atmosphere.
Image copyright Jacques Brinon/ap
Image caption Models pose backstage prior to being dressed for Giambattista Valli's spring-summer 2015 haute couture fashion collection presented in Paris, France.