In Pictures

Day in pictures: 18 February 2015

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

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A wounded Ukrainian soldier looks through a window as he arrives at a hospital on the day Ukrainian forces pulled back from the embattled town of Debaltseve.

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A man walks across the Galata bridge as heavy snowfalls hit Istanbul, forcing the city's airport to close.

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Relatives of Chinese passengers from the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 protest outside the Malaysian prime minister's office against the declaration that all on board the plane are presumed dead.

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Pope Francis kisses a baby during his weekly audience in Saint Peter's Square.

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One of largest-ever troves of gold coins found by scuba divers on the seabed of Israel's Mediterranean coast.

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Guards outside the presidential palace in Athens as Greece prepares a proposal for its creditors to save the bailout talks from collapse.

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A sculpture by US artist Frank Stella on display at the Royal Academy of Arts in London.