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Monday 3rd December 2012

A royal baby is announced sparking a media frenzy as publications speculate on whether the blue-blooded baby will be a future King or Queen. One thing is for certain, Kate loves a cuddle.

Elsewhere, the Pope rubs a lion cub up the wrong way and a photobombing Husky pops by.

Meryl Streep snaps Hilary Clinton, one for Instagram?

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Actress Meryl Streep uses her iPhone to get a photo of her and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

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  • 35th Kennedy Center Honors - Gala Dinner

    WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 1: Meryl Streep takes a photo of herself with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton following a dinner for Kennedy honorees hosted by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton at the U.S. Department of State on December 1, 2012 in Washington, DC. The 2012 honorees are Buddy Guy, actor Dustin Hoffman, late-night host David Letterman, dancer Natalia Makarova, and members of the British rock band Led Zeppelin Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, and John Paul Jones. (Photo by Ron Sachs - Pool/Getty Images)

  • Meryl Streep, Hillary Rodham Clinton

    Actress Meryl Streep uses her iPhone to get a photo of her and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton following the State Department Dinner for the Kennedy Center Honors gala Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012 at the State Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)

  • Meryl Streep, Don Gummer

    Actress Meryl Streep and her husband, Don Gummer, arrive at the State Department for the Kennedy Center Honors Gala Dinner on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012 in Washington. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)

  • 35th Kennedy Center Honors - Gala Dinner

    WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 1: (L-R Back Row) Chairman of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, David M. Rubenstein, former U.S. President Bill Clinton, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, David Letterman, President of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Michael M. Kaiser and Meryl Streep. (L-R Front Row) U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Buddy Guy, Natalia Makarova, Dustin Hoffman and Michael Stevens, producer of the annual Kennedy Center Honors following a dinner for Kennedy honorees hosted by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton at the U.S. Department of State on December 1, 2012 in Washington, DC. The 2012 honorees are Buddy Guy, actor Dustin Hoffman, late-night host David Letterman, dancer Natalia Makarova, and members of the British rock band Led Zeppelin Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, and John Paul Jones. (Photo by Ron Sachs - Pool/Getty Images)

  • 35th Kennedy Center Honors - Gala Dinner

    WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 1: Meryl Streep and Don Gummer (R) arrive for a dinner for Kennedy honorees hosted by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton at the U.S. Department of State on December 1, 2012 in Washington, DC. The 2012 honorees are Buddy Guy, actor Dustin Hoffman, late-night host David Letterman, dancer Natalia Makarova, and members of the British rock band Led Zeppelin Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, and John Paul Jones. (Photo by Ron Sachs - Pool/Getty Images)


Tuesday 4th December 2012

Lady Gaga visits Naledi to speak with children on behalf of UN/UNICEF, a media scrum gathers outside the hospital where Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, is being treated for morning sickness and a cat crusader impersonates Batman.

A magic trick turns tragic in America.

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TV presenter Franklin Barazarte reacts as American Magician Wayne Houchin's head burns while recording "Closer To The Stars" TV program.

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT

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  • Wayne Houchin

    In this picture released by American magician Wayne Houchin, Houchin looks at the camera in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012. Houchin, of Chico, California, is receiving treatment for burns after a local television show host lit his head on fire with a flammable cologne while taping his Nov. 26 appearance on the Dominican Republic's "Closer To The Stars" TV program. (AP Photo)

  • Wayne Houchin

    In this picture released by American magician Wayne Houchin, Dominican TV presenter Franklin Barazarte, left, reacts as Houchin's head burns while taping "Closer To The Stars" TV program in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Monday, Nov. 26, 2012. Houchin, of Chico, California, is receiving treatment for burns after the incident where Barazarte lit his head on fire with a flammable cologne. (AP Photo)

  • In this picture released by American magician Wayne Houchin, Dominican TV presenter Franklin Barazarte, left, watches as Houchin's head burns while taping "Closer To The Stars" TV program in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Monday, Nov. 26, 2012. Houchin, of Chico, California, is receiving treatment for burns after the incident where Barazarte lit his head on fire with a flammable cologne. (AP Photo)

  • Wayne Houchin

    In this picture released by American magician Wayne Houchin, Houchin's head burns while taping "Closer To The Stars" TV program in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Monday, Nov. 26, 2012. Houchin, of Chico, California, is receiving treatment for burns after a local television show host, Franklin Barazarte, lit his head on fire with a flammable cologne while taping the TV program. (AP Photo)

  • In this picture released by American magician Wayne Houchin, Houchin receives medical treatment in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012. Houchin, of Chico, California, is receiving treatment for burns after a local television show host lit his head on fire with a flammable cologne while taping his Nov. 26 appearance on the Dominican Republic's "Closer To The Stars" TV program. (AP Photo)


Wednesday 5th December 2012

A Christmas tree made of straws, shivering animals at Whipsnade Zoo and a floral Rita Ora.

Snow blankets parts of the UK.

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Many parts of the UK woke up to snow which caused wide spread chaos across the country.

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  • UK Snow - Snow in Essex this morning

    UK Snow - Snow in Essex this morning Pic by Charlie Thomas

  • UK Snow - Snow in Essex this morning Pic by Charlie Thomas

    UK Snow - Snow in Essex this morning Pic by Charlie Thomas

  • UK Snow - Snow in Essex this morning Pic by Charlie Thomas

    UK Snow - Snow in Essex this morning Pic by Charlie Thomas

  • UK Snow - Snow in Penge this morning Pic by Jacqueline Head

    UK Snow - Snow in Penge this morning Pic by Jacqueline Head

  • UK Snow - Snow in Letchworth Garden City Pic by Dan Locke

    UK Snow - Snow in Letchworth Garden City Pic by Dan Locke

  • UK Snow - Snow in Hardwick, Cambridge Pic by Johnny Atkinson

    UK Snow - Snow in Hardwick, Cambridge Pic by Johnny Atkinson

  • UK Snow - Snow in Wanstead this morning Pic by Paul Vale

    UK Snow - Snow in Wanstead this morning Pic by Paul Vale

  • Old Aberdeen. (Credit: Andrew Campbell Bowie)

  • Old Aberdeen. (Credit: Andrew Campbell Bowie)

  • South London. (Credit: Lauren Wellicome, @laurenwellicome.)


Thursday 6th December 2012

Angelina Jolie meets refugees in Jordan, Rebekah Brooks returns to court and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, leaves hospital.

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Duchess of Cambridge left the King Edward VII hospital in London where she had been admitted with severe morning sickness.

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  • Britain's Prince William stand next to his wife Kate, Duchess of Cambridge as she leaves the King Edward VII hospital in central London, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. Prince William and his wife Kate are expecting their first child, and the Duchess of Cambridge was admitted to hospital suffering from a severe form of morning sickness in the early stages of her pregnancy. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

  • Britain's Prince William stand next to his wife Kate, Duchess of Cambridge as she leaves the King Edward VII hospital in central London, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. Prince William and his wife Kate are expecting their first child, and the Duchess of Cambridge was admitted to hospital suffering from a severe form of morning sickness in the early stages of her pregnancy. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

  • Britain's Prince William stand next to his wife Kate, Duchess of Cambridge as she leaves the King Edward VII hospital in central London, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. Prince William and his wife Kate are expecting their first child, and the Duchess of Cambridge was admitted to hospital suffering from a severe form of morning sickness in the early stages of her pregnancy. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

  • Britain's Prince William stand next to his wife Kate, Duchess of Cambridge as she leaves the King Edward VII hospital in central London, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. Prince William and his wife Kate are expecting their first child, and the Duchess of Cambridge was admitted to hospital suffering from a severe form of morning sickness in the early stages of her pregnancy. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

  • Britain's Prince William stand next to his wife Kate, Duchess of Cambridge as she leaves the King Edward VII hospital in central London, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. Prince William and his wife Kate are expecting their first child, and the Duchess of Cambridge was admitted to hospital suffering from a severe form of morning sickness in the early stages of her pregnancy. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

  • Britain's Prince William stand next to his wife Kate, Duchess of Cambridge as she leaves the King Edward VII hospital in central London, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. Prince William and his wife Kate are expecting their first child, and the Duchess of Cambridge was admitted to hospital suffering from a severe form of morning sickness in the early stages of her pregnancy. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

  • Britain's Prince William stands next to his wife Kate, Duchess of Cambridge as she leaves the King Edward VII hospital in central London, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. Prince William and his wife Kate are expecting their first child, and the Duchess of Cambridge has been admitted to hospital suffering from a severe form of morning sickness in the early stages of her pregnancy. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

  • Britain's Prince William stand next to his wife Kate, Duchess of Cambridge as she leaves the King Edward VII hospital in central London, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. Prince William and his wife Kate are expecting their first child, and the Duchess of Cambridge was admitted to hospital suffering from a severe form of morning sickness in the early stages of her pregnancy. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

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    Britain's Prince William stands next to his wife Kate, Duchess of Cambridge as she leaves the King Edward VII hospital in central London, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. Prince William and his wife Kate are expecting their first child, and the Duchess of Cambridge has been admitted to hospital suffering from a severe form of morning sickness in the early stages of her pregnancy. (AP Photo/Andrew Matthews)

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    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge leave the King Edward VII hospital in London where the Duchess of Cambridge had been admitted with severe morning sickness.

  • Duchess of Cambridge expecting

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge leave the King Edward VII hospital in London where the Duchess of Cambridge had been admitted with severe morning sickness.

  • Duchess of Cambridge expecting

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge leave the King Edward VII hospital in London where the Duchess of Cambridge had been admitted with severe morning sickness.

  • Duchess of Cambridge expecting

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge leave the King Edward VII hospital in London where the Duchess of Cambridge had been admitted with severe morning sickness.

  • Duchess of Cambridge expecting

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge leave the King Edward VII hospital in London where the Duchess of Cambridge had been admitted with severe morning sickness.

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    The Duke of Cambridge arrives at the King Edward VII hospital in London where the Duchess of Cambridge has been admitted with severe morning sickness.

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    General view of step ladders left by photographers outside the King Edward VII hospital in London where the Duchess of Cambridge has been admitted with severe morning sickness.

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    The Duke of Cambridge arrives at the King Edward VII hospital in London where the Duchess of Cambridge has been admitted with severe morning sickness.

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    The Duke of Cambridge enters the King Edward VII hospital in London to visit his wife, the Duchess of Cambridge has been admitted with a severe form of morning sickness.

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    Pippa Middleton leaves the King Edward VII hospital in London after visiting her sister, the Duchess of Cambridge, who was admitted to the hospital on Monday with severe morning sickness.

  • Duchess of Cambridge expecting

    Pippa Middleton leaves the King Edward VII hospital in London after visiting her sister, the Duchess of Cambridge, who was admitted to the hospital on Monday with severe morning sickness.

  • Duchess of Cambridge expecting

    Pippa Middleton leaves the King Edward VII hospital in London after visiting her sister, the Duchess of Cambridge, who was admitted to the hospital on Monday with severe morning sickness.

  • Duchess of Cambridge expecting

    The Duke of Cambridge leaves the King Edward VII hospital in London after visiting his wife, the Duchess of Cambridge, who was admitted to the hospital on Monday with severe morning sickness.

  • Duchess of Cambridge expecting

    The Duke of Cambridge leaves the King Edward VII hospital in London after visiting his wife, the Duchess of Cambridge, who was admitted to the hospital on Monday with severe morning sickness.

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    NOTE ALTERNATE CROP: The Duke of Cambridge leaves the King Edward VII hospital in London after visiting his wife, the Duchess of Cambridge, who was admitted to the hospital on Monday with severe morning sickness.

  • Duchess of Cambridge expecting

    The Duke of Cambridge leaves the King Edward VII hospital in London after visiting his wife, the Duchess of Cambridge, who was admitted to the hospital on Monday with severe morning sickness.

  • Duchess of Cambridge expecting

    James Middleton leaves the King Edward VII hospital in London after visiting his sister, the Duchess of Cambridge, who was admitted to the hospital on Monday with severe morning sickness.

  • Duchess of Cambridge expecting

    Pippa Middleton leaves the King Edward VII hospital in London after visiting her sister, the Duchess of Cambridge, who was admitted to the hospital on Monday with severe morning sickness.

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    The Duke of Cambridge leaving King Edward VII Hospital in central London after visiting his wife, the Duchess of Cambridge, who has been admitted with a severe form of morning sickness.

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    Police officers outside King Edward VII Hospital in central London where the Duchess of Cambridge has been admitted with a severe form of morning sickness.

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    The Duke of Cambridge leaving King Edward VII Hospital in central London after visiting his wife, the Duchess of Cambridge, who has been admitted with a severe form of morning sickness.

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    A no parking sign outside King Edward VII Hospital where the Duchess of Cambridge is being treated for acute morning sickness.

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    A well wisher outside the King Edward VII hospital in London, where The Duchess of Cambridge spent the night with severe morning sickness as the nation celebrates the news that she is pregnant.

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    The Duke of Cambridge leaving King Edward VII Hospital in central London after visiting his wife, the Duchess of Cambridge, who has been admitted with a severe form of morning sickness.

  • Duchess of Cambridge expecting

    The Duke of Cambridge leaving King Edward VII Hospital in central London after visiting his wife, the Duchess of Cambridge, who has been admitted with a severe form of morning sickness.

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    Prince William leaves the King Edward VII hospital in central London where the Duchess of Cambridge has been admitted following the announcement that she is expecting a baby.

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    A general view of King Edward VII Hospital in central London where the Duchess of Cambridge has been admitted following the announcement that she is expecting a baby.

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    A general view of King Edward VII Hospital in central London where the Duchess of Cambridge has been admitted following the announcement that she is expecting a baby.

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    The waiting media outside King Edward VII Hospital in central London where the Duchess of Cambridge has been admitted following the announcement that she is expecting a baby.

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    The waiting media outside King Edward VII Hospital in central London where the Duchess of Cambridge has been admitted following the announcement that she is expecting a baby.


Friday 7th December 2012

David Cameron unveils his official Christmas card, with an Olympics twist, Hilary Clinton visits Belfast and the Royal Navy brush up on their moves for the 2012 British Military Tournament.

Extreme buckaroo is seen at the Rodeo National Finals in Las Vegas.

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Wes Stevenson of Lubbock, Texas rides Freckled Doll in the bareback riding competition during the first night of the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas. Stevenson took first place in the go-round with a score of 87.0.

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  • Jesse Davis

    Jesse Davis of Power, Mont. rides Black Coffee in the bareback competition during the first night of the National Finals Rodeo Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

  • Winn Ratliff

    Winn Ratliff of Leesville, La. rides Good Times in the bareback competition during the first night of the National Finals Rodeo, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, in Las Vegas. Ratliff took second place in the go-round with a score of 85.5. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

  • Wes Stevenson

    Wes Stevenson of Lubbock, Texas rides Freckled Doll in the bareback riding competition during the first night of the National Finals Rodeo Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, in Las Vegas. Stevenson took first place in the go-round with a score of 87.0. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

  • Trevor Brazile, Style

    In this photo provided by the Las Vegas News Bureau, All-Around World Champion Cowboy Trevor Brazile, watches his daughter, Style, foreground, rope an alligator during the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo Cowboy Fanfest, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, in Las Vegas. (Photo/Las Vegas News Bureau, Darrin Bush)

  • Tuf Cooper

    Tuf Cooper of Decatur, Texas comes off his horse while competing in the tie down roping competition during the first night of the National Finals Rodeo Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, in Las Vegas. Cooper took first place in the go-round with a time of 7.40 seconds. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

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    Tuf Cooper reacts after seeing his first-place time in the tie-down roping competition during the first night of the National Finals Rodeo Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

  • Houston Hutto

    Houston Hutto of Tomball, Texas successfully ropes a calf in the tie-down roping competition during the first night of the National Finals Rodeo Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, in Las Vegas. Hutto took third place in the go-round with a time of 8.10 seconds. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

  • Dean Gorsuch

    Dean Gorsuch of Gering, Neb. pulls down a steer in the first go-round of the steer wrestling competition during the first night of the National Finals Rodeo Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, in Las Vegas. Gorsuch recorded a time of 3.50 seconds for second place. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

  • Casey Martin

    Casey Martin of Sulphur, La. competes in the steer wrestling go-round during the first night of competition at the National Finals Rodeo Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, in Las Vegas. Martin took first place with a time of 3.40. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

  • Ryan Jarrett

    Ryan Jarrett of Comanche, Okla. leaps off his horse in the tie-down roping competition during the first night of the National Finals Rodeo Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

  • Cory Solomon

    Cory Solomon of Prairie View, Texas comes off his horse in the tie-down roping competition during the first night of the National Finals Rodeo Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

  • Trevor Kastner

    Trevor Kastner of Ardmore, Okla. is thrown from the bull Alligator Chomp in the first go-round of bull riding on the first night of competition at the National Finals Rodeo Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

  • Matt Reeves

    Matt Reeves of Cross Plains, Texas pulls down a steer in the steer wrestling go-round during the first night of competition at the National Finals Rodeo Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

  • Casey Martin

    Casey Martin of Sulphur, La. tips his hat to the crowd after recording a time of 3.40 for first place in the steer wrestling go-round during the first night of competition at the National Finals Rodeo Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

  • Ardie Maier

    Ardie Maier of Timber Lake, S.D. rides Top Gun in the bull riding competition during the first night of the National Finals Rodeo Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

  • Seth Glause

    Seth Glause of Cheyenne, Wyo. hits the dirt upon being thrown from the bull Game Face during the bull riding competition on the first night of the National Finals Rodeo Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

  • Jake Wright

    Jake Wright of MIlford, Utah rides Spring Blues in the saddle bronc go-round during the first night of competition at the National Finals Rodeo Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, in Las Vegas. Wright tied for second place with a score of 84.5. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

  • Les Shepperson

    Les Shepperson of Midwest, Texas competes in the steer wrestling go-round during the first night of competition at the National Finals Rodeo Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, in Las Vegas. Shepperson took fourth place with a time of 3.70. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

  • Wes Stevenson

    Wes Stevenson of Lubbock, Texas rides Freckled Doll in the bareback riding competition during the first night of the National Finals Rodeo Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, in Las Vegas. Stevenson took first place in the go-round with a score of 87.0. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)