In Pictures

Day in pictures: 30 January 2015

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

Image copyright Christian Hartmann/reuters
Image caption The flag-draped coffin of one of the nine French Air Force personnel who died when a Greek fighter jet crashed at a Nato base in Spain. His body had been transported to the Nancy-Ochey Airbase, eastern France.
Image copyright Paul Sancya/ap
Image caption Homeowners in Detroit, who are at risk of losing their property because of debt, are flocking to hearings that offer them a last-ditch chance to avoid repossession.
Image copyright Gerald Herbert/ap
Image caption Dr Tres Clarke, a veterinarian for the Audubon Nature Institute, releases an endangered Kemp's Ridley sea turtle into the Gulf of Mexico. The turtle was rescued in New England and rehabilitated by the institute.
Image copyright MARCO LONGARI/AFP
Image caption Members of the Joburg Ballet rush backstage after a performance at the Johannesburg Theatre in South Africa. The ballet together with the Via Katlehong Dance Company was performed before a discussion on dance as a powerful means of change in society.
Image copyright Marcelo del Pozo/reuters
Image caption Sevilla's Daniel Carrico falls during his team's Spanish King's Cup quarter-final football match against Espanyol. Sevilla won 1-0 on the night but Espanyol progress to the next round, 3-2 on aggregate.
Image copyright Kyodo News/ap
Image caption Commuters head to work as snow falls in Japan's capital, Tokyo.
Image copyright SHAH MARAI/AFP
Image caption At an indoor academy in Kabul, Afghanistan's cricketers are training hard for their debut in the upcoming World Cup tournament in Australia and New Zealand.
Image copyright Leonhard Foeger/reuters
Image caption The Austrian village of Techendorf is hosting a series of speed skating events for both professionals and amateurs with some 5,000 people taking part. This skater is competing in a race 200km (124 miles) long.

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