Rapunzel was not the only one to let her hair down, 55-year-old Ni Linmei measures her long locks at a staggering 2.53 metres which have not been cut for 14 years.
Over in the Philippines, a dancing Santa shows off his moves as he directs traffic during the busy rush hour in Manila while a one-year-old Sumatran Orangutan enjoys his treat as he licks the last bit of pavalova from his fingers in Melbourne Zoo.
Closer to home, a brave Wonderbra contestant winner took the plunge, bungee jumping at Battersea Power Station, while the new £2 coin is unveiled featuring famous novelist Charles Dickens.
The 2011 Turner prize was awarded to artist Martin Boyce, with a brief streaking interlude - catch this and more in Pictures of the Day:
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