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Pictures Of The Day: From Self-Flagellation To New Coins And Dancing Santas

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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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BBC News - Day in pictures: 6 December 2011

Pictures of the day: 6 December 2011 - Telegraph