In Pictures

Day in pictures: 16 February 2015

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

Image copyright Adnan Abidi/Reuters
Image caption The red carpet at the presidential palace in Delhi gets a last-minute dusting before the arrival of Sri Lanka's President Mithripala Sirisena on a state visit to India.
Image copyright Francis Malasig/EPA
Image caption Filipinos survey the ruins of a burned out slum in Pasay, south of Manila. The fire killed at least four people and destroyed some 300 houses.
Image copyright Christophe Archambault/AFP
Image caption An elderly woman sits on a table at a food stall in a market in Bangkok, Thailand.
Image copyright Vanderlei Almeida/AFP
Image caption Samba dancers on a brightly coloured float perform at the annual carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Image copyright Stoyan Nenov/Reuters
Image caption A Bulgarian Muslim man inspects his bride, dressed for a traditional wedding ceremony in the Rhodope mountains.
Image copyright Sebastian Kahnert/EPA
Image caption A cyclist is silhouetted on a bridge above the skyline of the German city of Dresden, at dawn.
Image copyright Ashraf Shazly/AFP
Image caption A Sudanese man catches up on the latest news at a roadside kiosk in the capital Khartoum.
Image copyright Wally Santana/AP
Image caption A woman at a Taipei market shops for ornaments that are meant to bring good luck, as Taiwan prepares to celebrate the new year.
Image copyright Muhammed Muheisen/AP
Image caption A Pakistani girl collects rice, distributed during a religious ceremony at a shrine in Islamabad.