In Pictures

Day in pictures: 13 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 Apprentices with flags and confetti at a demonstration convened by the IG Metall union in Hanover, Germany, as negotiations for the 75,000 employees of the metal industry in Lower Saxony continue.
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Image caption Palestinian schoolgirl Malak al-Khatib, 14, is greeted by relatives in the West Bank village of Tulkarem following her release from an Israeli jail. Malak was jailed for six weeks for planning to attack Israelis, and her case became a focus for anger over the arrests of children in the occupied territories.
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Image caption Elderly women walk under snow- and ice-laden trees at Central Park in Stavropol, southern Russia.
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Image caption A relative of one of the victims of a suicide bomb attack on a mosque in Peshawar, Pakistan, at a local hospital. According to reports at least 20 people were killed and as many as 60 injured when militants entered the mosque during prayers and opened fire on worshippers.
Image caption A woman lays a white rose next to the original cross of the Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady) in Dresden, Germany. The church was destroyed by British and American bombers during World War II. Residents of the city are commemorating the 70th anniversary of the bombing raids, which killed thousands of civilians.
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Image caption Sprayed foam floats down over a reveller during a pre-carnival street parade in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Brazil's carnival runs from 13 February - 17 February this year.
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Image caption An early morning view of the city of Donetsk, Ukraine. Fighting between separatists and Ukrainian government forces has continued despite the peace agreement reached by leaders on Thursday. A ceasefire is set to take effect on Sunday, at one minute after midnight.
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Image caption Rescuers work at the site of a train accident near Bidaragere, about 50km from the city of Bangalore, India. At least 10 passengers died and 17 were injured when a train derailed after hitting a boulder, police said.
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Image caption Algerian officials, family and friends gather around the body of Roger Hanin during his burial service at the Jewish cemetery of Bologhine in the capital Algiers. Mr Hanin, a French actor renowned and beloved for his role as a police commissioner in the TV series “Navarro” over two decades, died on Thursday in Paris at the age of 89. He was also the brother-in-law of the late French President Francois Mitterrand.
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Image caption Relatives of 27 Egyptian Coptic Christian workers who were kidnapped by Islamic State militants in the Libyan city of Sirte, raise their hands at a rally in Cairo as they call for the release of their family members.