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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.

image copyrightJose Luis Gonzalez/reuters
image captionA soldier walks past graffiti depicting angel wings, by artist Colette Miller, in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.
image copyrightJulian Herbert/PA
image captionA 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 copyrightMike Segar/reuters
image captionIcelandic singer Bjork performs during a concert at the Kings Theater in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.
image copyrightMichel Euler/ap
image captionTunisians 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 copyrightEugene Hoshiko/ap
image captionUS 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 copyrightAinhoa Sanchez/Getty Images
image captionThe 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.
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image captionTadjik women throw water on men from a roof top as they celebrate the coming of spring in Kashgar, China.
image copyrightYves Herman/reuters
image captionSeveral thousand public sector workers wearing red (Socialists), blue (Liberals) and green (Christian Democrats) vests protest over austerity measures in Belgium.

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