Pictures Of The Day Live:18th October 2012

18/10/2012 06:03 | Updated 18 October 2012

Huffington Post Picture Desk Live: Scroll down for the best news, entertainment, culture and sports pictures of the day, brought to you by The Huffington Post's Picture Editors Elliot Wagland, Matthew Tucker and Tahira Mirza.

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BELFAST PROTEST

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Northern Ireland's first private abortion clinic is to officially open amid protests from pro-life campaigners. Pro life campaigners outside Marie Stopes clinic in Belfast which opens today.

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BARBIE ART

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The work "Barbie Foot" by artist Chloe Ruchon is pictured in the exhibition "C'est pas mon genre - About Women (Design from France)" at the Museum for Applied Arts in Frankfurt Main, Germany, 18 October 2012.

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DURGA GODDESS

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Indian visitors look at an idol of Hindu goddess Durga in preparation for the upcoming Hindu festival Durga Puja in Siliguri on October 18, 2012.

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SPOOKY MEERKATS

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Meerkats at the zoo in Leipzig, eastern Germany, inspect a carved pumpkin filled with flour worms and straw on October 18, 2012.

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A FIRE OFFICER'S BEST FRIEND

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Fire Officer Jim Gilbert and his fire service rescue Springer Spaniel Freddie, take a break ahead of a demonstration at the World Rescue Challenge at the Excel Centre on October 18, 2012 in London, England.

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HELP FOR HEROES

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A wounded serviceman stands on prosthetic legs as he talks to visiting media in the new Help for Heroes' Tedworth House rehabilitation centre for wounded servicemen and women during a press preview day on October 18, 2012 in Tidworth, England.

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STRIKING SWING

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Picture taken with multi exposure time shows Spain's Feliciano Lopez serving to Ukraine's Sergiy Stakhovsky during the ATP Stockholm Open tennis tournament on October 18, 2012 in Stockholm.

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HOOVES OF FURY

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Runners take the water jump in The Bathwick Tyres Yeovil Handicap Steeple Chase at Wincanton racecourse on October 18, 2012 in Wincanton, England.

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SWIFTY SWINE

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The star attraction of the Swifty Swine Racing Pigs is eight-week-old 'Swifty' who takes a dip to reach an Oreo cookie, Thursday, October 18, 2012.

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FLORAL FANTASY BRA

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Victoria's Secret model Alessandra Ambrosio reveals the Floral Fantasy Bra gift set at Victoria's Secret Herald Square on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012 in New York.

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