In Pictures

Day in pictures: 2 February 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 soldier is seen at celebrations for the 85th anniversary of the foundation of the Communist Party of Vietnam, in Hanoi.
Image copyright Dave Cocks/RNLI/PA
Image caption An RNLI lifeboat crew carried out an unusual rescue after a young seal was found taking refuge from heavy seas in a shelter on the promenade in Redcar, Yorkshire.
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Image caption The New England Patriots beat the Seattle Seahawks 28-24 in the Super Bowl despite trailing 24-14, to become the first team in the competition's history to trail by double digits in the second half and win. Here, New England Patriots's Malcolm Butler (left) intercepts a pass intended for Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette.
Image copyright Fayaz Aziz/reuters
Image caption A refugee sits with her sleeping boy as they wait with others to be repatriated to Afghanistan, at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees office on the outskirts of Peshawar, Pakistan.
Image copyright Jim Young/reuters
Image caption Two men walk past the Crown Fountain, a video sculpture, in blizzard conditions in Chicago, Illinois.
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Image caption Lewis Hamilton (right), of Great Britain and Mercedes, is seen alongside the Red Bull car of Daniil Kvyat, of Russia, on day two of Formula 1 Winter Testing at Circuito de Jerez in Spain.
Image copyright Jorge Dan Lopez/reuters
Image caption A man accused of belonging to a local gang is held in a lorry by members of the self-styled "community police" force in Petaquillas, Mexico. Approximately 500 members of the "community police" took control of the village at the request of residents tired of organised crime in the area.
Image copyright DAREK DELMANOWICZ/epa
Image caption A white-tailed eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) is released, having been brought back to health by the Przemysl Protected Animal Rehabilitation Centre in Poland.

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