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Against the law Police officers gather in Sarajevo, Bosnia’s capital, to oppose legislation that will cut their pension benefits by 30 per cent

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Winter dip A swimmer dives into an icy river at a park in Shenyang, Liaoning province, China

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Silent treatment Romanians in Bucharest, their eyes and mouths covered with black cloth, accuse the government of failing to tackle corruption

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Off to work The Soyuz MS-07 spacecraft carrying Norishige Kanai of Japan, Anton Shkaplerov of Russia and Scott Tingle of the US blasts off to the International Space Station from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan

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Derailed Three people were killed when an Amtrak passenger train left the rails on a bridge in DuPont, Washington, on Monday

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Costume drama A Palestinian hurls stones at Israeli troops during a protest near the West Bank city of Ramallah against Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel

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Firm footing Rescuers make their way through a sea of mud after heavy rains caused a landslide that claimed 12 lives near Chaiten in southern Chile

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Animal rescue Villagers from Villa Santa Lucia near Chaiten tend to a distressed cow after the emergency in which more than 11.4cm of rain fell in 24 hours

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Taking cover Argentine riot police clash with demonstrators protesting against proposed pension reforms in Buenos Aires, the capital

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Team effort Bangladeshi construction workers carry a steel beam to a building site in Dhaka, the capital

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Ice breakers Blocks cut from the frozen surface of Xiuhu lake float away in Shenyang, Liaoning province, north-eastern China

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Security staff A Swiss guard is framed by Christmas tree lights as Pope Francis holds his weekly general audience in the Vatican

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Melbourne crash More than 19 people were hurt in central Melbourne after being hit by a sport utility vehicle driven by a man with mental health problems, according to Australian police

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Birthday greetings Russians mark the 131st anniversary of the birth of Joseph Stalin at a monument to the late dictator in Moscow’s Red Square

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Shape shifters A murmuration of starlings over farmland near the Israeli city of Beit Shean in the Jordan Valley

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Catch of the day Villagers rake the sand for clams in Arcade, on Vigo bay in north-west Spain

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Sisters embrace Rohingya refugees Nur Kaida, right, and Ruhana in their shelter at the Palongkhali refugee camp near Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

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Separatist joy Ciudadanos party supporters celebrate the results of the regional elections in Barcelona, Spain

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