Day in pictures: 19 March 2015

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

A soldier walks past graffiti depicting angel wingsImage source, Jose Luis Gonzalez/reuters
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A soldier walks past graffiti depicting angel wings, by artist Colette Miller, in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.
Image source, Julian Herbert/PA
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A Hawker Hurricane Mk 1, which was shot down in September 1940 during World War Two, is undergoing a full restoration to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain this year.
Image source, Mike Segar/reuters
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Icelandic singer Bjork performs during a concert at the Kings Theater in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.
Image source, Michel Euler/ap
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Tunisians holding candles pray at the entrance to the National Bardo Museum in Tunis, where an attack by gunmen on Wednesday left 23 people dead including 20 foreign tourists and a police officer.
Image source, Eugene Hoshiko/ap
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US First Lady Michelle Obama recovers from a stumble before shaking hands with Emperor Akihito, as Empress Michiko looks on, on her arrival at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. Mrs Obama is on a five-day trip to Japan and Cambodia to highlight co-operation on helping girls finish their education.
Image source, Ainhoa Sanchez/Getty Images
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The Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing team tackle steep and angry seas as they pass East Cape, the eastern-most point of New Zealand, during the fifth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race from Auckland to Itajai in Brazil.
Image source, Reuters
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Tadjik women throw water on men from a roof top as they celebrate the coming of spring in Kashgar, China.
Image source, Yves Herman/reuters
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Several thousand public sector workers wearing red (Socialists), blue (Liberals) and green (Christian Democrats) vests protest over austerity measures in Belgium.