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December 15, 2014

A look at the best news photos from around the world.
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Rabbis install a giant Hanukkah Menorah for the eight-day Jewish Festival of Lights in front of a Christmas tree at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany.
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Rabbis install a giant Hanukkah Menorah for the eight-day Jewish Festival of Lights in front of a Christmas tree at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany.

A hostage runs to police officers for safety after she escaped from a cafe under siege at Martin Place in the central business district of Sydney, Australia.
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A hostage runs to police officers for safety after she escaped from a cafe under siege at Martin Place in the central business district of Sydney, Australia.

A member of the special forces police installs equipment on a van in Ghent, Belgium. Four armed men have entered an apartment, and police have blocked off a wide perimeter around the area. Police said that three hours after the men entered the apartment it was still unclear whether they had taken any hostages.
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A member of the special forces police installs equipment on a van in Ghent, Belgium. Four armed men have entered an apartment, and police have blocked off a wide perimeter around the area. Police said that three hours after the men entered the apartment it was still unclear whether they had taken any hostages.

Smoke billows from a place for storing weapons, allegedly belonging to rebel fighters, during an operation by Syrian regime forces to take control of the Al-Maleh farms, north of Aleppo, Syria.
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Smoke billows from a place for storing weapons, allegedly belonging to rebel fighters, during an operation by Syrian regime forces to take control of the Al-Maleh farms, north of Aleppo, Syria.

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