In Pictures

Day in pictures: 18 March 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 South Korean businessmen are visiting the Kaesong joint industrial zone in North Korea amid a row over a unilateral wage hike. Seoul officials say the North should not be unilaterally changing labour laws. Kaesong is the last point of co-operation between the two Koreas and a key source of revenue for Pyongyang.
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Image caption Dozens of people have been hurt and some 350 arrested as anti-austerity demonstrators clashed with police in the German city of Frankfurt. Police cars were set alight and stones thrown in a protest against the opening of a base for the European Central Bank (ECB).
Image caption A visitor peers into US artist John Baldessari's Beethoven's Trumpet (With Ear) Opus # 133, at the Art Basel fair in Hong Kong.
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Image caption People across the northern hemisphere have been enjoying the celestial display of the aurora borealis, or northern lights, such as here in Derwentwater, near Keswick, Cumbria.
Image caption Lindsey Vonn, of the US, competes in the women's downhill at the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup finals, in Meribel, France.
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Image caption A large jellyfish (Anomalorhiza shawi) swims in the Manila Ocean Park aquarium a day after it was found floating off the coast of the Philippines.
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Image caption A man repairs a house in Port Vila in Vanuatu after the Pacific island nation was hit by a cyclone, which destroyed many houses in the capital. A state of emergency has been declared in the tiny state of 267,000 people, spread over 65 islands.
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Image caption People take pictures of Pope Francis as he arrives for his weekly general audience in St Peter's Square, at the Vatican.
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Image caption Vets and safari park staff examine 14-year-old Kelly the giraffe's mouth after she has been struggling to chew her food at Blair Drummond Safari Park near Stirling.