Day in pictures: 6 March 2015


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

Image source, Jens Meyer/ap
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Elena Nikitina of Russia crashed during her first run in the women's skeleton race at the Bob and Skeleton World Championships in Winterberg, Germany.
Image source, Lucy Nicholson/reuters
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US actor Harrison Ford escaped with minor injuries after a plane crash in Los Angeles. The 72-year-old star of the Indiana Jones and Star Wars films crash-landed his vintage plane on a golf course. He's expected to make a full recovery.
Image source, AFP
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A 17-year-old at a boxing class at the National Institute of Sport in Managua, Nicaragua. A study by the Psychology alumni of the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua (UNAN-Managua) revealed that about a million women in Nicaragua suffer from domestic violence.
Image source, Neilson Barnard/Getty Images
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Laurie Anderson (left) and Martha Mooke on stage at the Tibet House Benefit Concert at Carnegie Hall, New York City.
Image source, Aly Song/reuters
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Security cameras overlooking the financial district of Pudong in Shanghai, China.
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The jawbone that scientists say proves the first humans were alive much earlier than was thought. The fossil which was found in Ethiopia is 2.8m years old.
Image source, Joe Giddens/PA
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Old English sheepdogs at Crufts dog show at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, England.
Image source, Google Images
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Mat Rebeaud of Switzerland flying high at the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour at the stadium Plaza Monumental de Toros in Mexico City.