Top news photos: Hong Kong protests, Messi scores in 700th match with Barca, and more

From heavy rains in parts of Tamil Nadu to continuing protests in Chile, here are some of the top news images of the day

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1.00 p.m. | Officials carry election material as they leave for their polling stations in an Indian Airforce (IAF) chopper ahead of the Jharkhand Assembly elections, at Rajhar in Latehar district, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019. Photo: PTI
12.00 noon | Policemen from Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) unit walk up the stairs as they prepare to search for dangerous materials at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University campus in Hong Kong on Thursday. Police safety teams began clearing the university that was a flashpoint for clashes with protesters, and an officer said any holdouts still hiding inside would not be immediately arrested. Photo: AP
9.45 a.m. | Glimpses from the heavy rains that lashed the National Highway in Vellore district, Tamil Nadu. The district administration has declared leave for schools and colleges on Thursday, November 28, 2019 Photo: C. Venkatachalapathy
9 a.m. | A demonstrator is detained by members of the security forces during a protest against Chile's government, in Santiago, Chile. Five weeks of unrest over inequality and shabby social services have left at least 26 dead and more than 13,500 injured, prosecutors said. Riots have hobbled the capital's public transport system, once the envy of Latin America, and caused billions in losses for private business. Photo: Reuters
8 a.m. | Barcelona's Lionel Messi drives the ball past Dortmund's Lukasz Piszczek, right, during a Champions League match between Barcelona and Dortmund at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain. Messi scored in his 700th match for the club and also set up goals for Luis Suarez and Antoine Griezmann as the Catalans beat Borussia Dortmund 3-1 to seal a spot in the Champions League knockout stages as Group F winners. Photo: AP

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