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the explosion

Grand-Prize: The Explosion! by Ashley Vincent

"The subject's name is Busaba, a well cared for Indochinese Tigress whose home is at Khao Kheow Open Zoo, Thailand. I had taken many portraits of Busaba previously and it was becoming more and more difficult to come up with an image that appeared any different to the others. Which is why I took to observing her more carefully during my visits in the hope of capturing something of a behavioural shot. The opportunity finally presented itself while watching Busaba enjoying her private pool then shaking herself dry. In all humility I have to say that Mother Nature smiled favourably on me that day!" - Ashley Vincent.

the matterhorn

First Place for Places: The Matterhorn by Nenad Saljic

"The Matterhorn 4478 m at full moon." - Nenad Saljic

Find out more about the National Geographic Photo Contest here.

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  • Grand-Prize

    <a href="http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/photo-contest/">National Geographic Photo Contest 2012.</a> <em>The Explosion!</em> by Ashley Vincent <blockquote>"The subject's name is Busaba, a well cared for Indochinese Tigress whose home is at Khao Kheow Open Zoo, Thailand. I had taken many portraits of Busaba previously and it was becoming more and more difficult to come up with an image that appeared any different to the others. Which is why I took to observing her more carefully during my visits in the hope of capturing something of a behavioural shot. The opportunity finally presented itself while watching Busaba enjoying her private pool then shaking herself dry. In all humility I have to say that Mother Nature smiled favourably on me that day!" - Ashley Vincent.</blockquote>

  • First Place for Places

    <a href="http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/photo-contest/">National Geographic Photo Contest 2012.</a> <em>The Matterhorn</em> by Nenad Saljic <blockquote>"The Matterhorn 4478 m at full moon." - Nenad Saljic</blockquote>

  • Viewers’ Choice for Nature

    <a href="http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/photo-contest/">National Geographic Photo Contest 2012.</a> <em>Tender Moment</em> by Sanjeev Bhor <blockquote>"Everyday in mara starts with something new and different and day ends with memorable experiences with spectacular photographs . I was very lucky of sighting and photographing Malaika the name of female Cheetah and her cub . she is well known for its habit to jump on vehicles. She learned that from her mother Kike, and Kike from her mother Amber.Like her mother she is teaching lessons to her cub . Teaching lessons means addition of another moment for tourist . This is one of the tender moment between Malaika and her cub . I was very lucky to capture that moment." - Sanjeev Bhor</blockquote>

  • First Place for People

    <a href="http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/photo-contest/">National Geographic Photo Contest 2012.</a> <em>Amongst the Scavengers</em> by Micah Albert <blockquote>"At the end of the day women are allowed to pick through the dumpsite." - Micah Albert</blockquote>

  • Viewers’ Choice for Places

    <a href="http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/photo-contest/">National Geographic Photo Contest 2012.</a> <em>Iceberg Hunters</em> by Adam Coish <blockquote>"Chipping ice off an iceberg is a common way for the Inuit community to retrieve fresh drinking water while on the land. During a weekend long hunting trip, we came upon this majestic iceberg frozen in place. It was a perfect opportunity to grab enough ice and drinking water for the remainder of the trip." - Adam Coish</blockquote>

  • Viewers’ Choice for People

    <a href="http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/photo-contest/">National Geographic Photo Contest 2012.</a> <em>Expedition Amundsen</em> by Kai-Otto Melau <blockquote>"A race that follows in the path of the famous explorer Roald Amundsen brings the contestants to the Hardangervidda Mountainplateu, Norway. 100km across the plateau, the exact same route Amundsen used to prepare for his South Pole expedition in 1911 is still used by explorers today. Amundsen did not manage to cross the plateau and had to turn back because of bad weather. He allegedly said that the attempt to cross Hardangervidda was just as dangerous and hard as the conquering of the South Pole. The group in the picture used the race as preparations for an attempt to cross Greenland." - Kai-Otto Melau</blockquote>

  • Honorable Mention

    <a href="http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/photo-contest/">National Geographic Photo Contest 2012.</a> <em>Red Fox catching mouse under snow</em> by Micheal Eastman <blockquote>"With his exceptional hearing a red fox has targeted a mouse hidden under 2 feet of crusted snow. Springing high in the air he breaks through the crusted spring snow with his nose and his body is completely vertical as he grabs the mouse under the snow." - Micheal Eastman</blockquote>

  • Honorable Mention

    <a href="http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/photo-contest/">National Geographic Photo Contest 2012.</a> <em>Chinese traditional dragon boat racing</em> by 关嘉城 <blockquote>"Dragon boating is a chinese traditional entertainment. As an acquatic sport to memorise qu yuan, a patriotic poet in ancient china, it is usually held in festivals, which can be traced back to two thousands years ago." - 关嘉城</blockquote>

  • Honorable Mention

    <a href="http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/photo-contest/">National Geographic Photo Contest 2012.</a> <em>East of Iceland</em> by Eric Guth <blockquote>"Glacial ice washes ashore after calving off the Breiamerkurjˆkull glacier on Iceland's eastern coast. During the waning light of summer this image was created over the course of a 4 minute exposure while the photographer backlit the grounded glacial ice with a headlamp for 2 of those 4 minutes." - Eric Guth</blockquote>

  • Honorable Mention

    <a href="http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/photo-contest/">National Geographic Photo Contest 2012.</a> <em>Captive</em> by Wendell Phillips <blockquote>"Yayasan Galuh Rehabilitation Center is and impoverished mental health facility based in Bekasi, Indonesia that hosts over 250 patients. Most come from poor families no longer interested in managing their condition, or are unable. Some patients are homeless, deposited after being taken off streets by police The only medical treatment received is for skin conditions. No assessments, psychotherapy or psychiatric medications is available. Over one third of the patients are shackled in chains. These measures are implemented to those thought to be violent, uncontrolable and dangerous." - Wendell Phillips</blockquote>

  • Honorable Mention

    <a href="http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/photo-contest/">National Geographic Photo Contest 2012.</a> <em>Eerie Eiffel </em>by Swari Wonowidjojo <blockquote>"The winter gloomy day worked to my advantage to create this eerie feeling of the famous landmark Eiffel tower." - Swari Wonowidjojo</blockquote>

  • Honorable Mention

    <a href="http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/photo-contest/">National Geographic Photo Contest 2012.</a> <em>Predation up close and personal</em> by Fransisca Harlijanto <blockquote>"I was surrounded by thousands of fish that moved in synchrony because of the predation that was happening. It was an incredible experience." - Fransisca Harlijanto</blockquote>

  • Honorable Mention

    <a href="http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/photo-contest/">National Geographic Photo Contest 2012.</a> <em>Ursus arctos horribilis</em> by Jason Ching <blockquote>"This photo of a wild, Alaskan, brown bear digging on a game trail was taken with a home made motion controlled triggering device hooked up to my DSLR. " - Jason Ching</blockquote>

  • Honorable Mention

    <a href="http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/photo-contest/">National Geographic Photo Contest 2012.</a> <em>Stilt Fishing</em> by ulrich lambert <blockquote>"Stilt fishing is a typical fishing technique only seen in Sri Lanka. The fishermen sit on a cross bar called a petta tied to a vertical pole planted into the coral reef. This long exposure shot shows how unstable their position is." - ulrich lambert </blockquote>

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india naked men sangam

Naga Sadhus, or naked Hindu holy men of the Panchayati Akhada Sri Niranjani group, drink tea after a religious procession towards Sangam, the confluence of rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, as part of the Mahakumbh festival in Allahabad, India. Millions of Hindu pilgrims are expected to take part in the large religious congregation on the banks of Sangam during the Mahakumbh festival in January 2013, which falls every 12th year.

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German chancellor Angela Merkel, right, looks at a caroler, depicting one of the 'Three Kings' during a reception for carol singers from all over Germany at the chancellery in in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Jan. 4, 2013.

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kite festival

Indian children fly kites on a rooftop ahead of a kite festival in Ahmadabad, India, Friday, Jan. 4, 2013. The Kite festival Uttarayan or Makar sankranti will be celebrated on Jan. 14, 2013. Kites are flown in many parts of India during Makar Sakranti, a festival that marks the transition of winter to spring.

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serena williams

Serena Willimas of United States poses on court after her opponent Victoria Azarenka of Belarus withdrew due to injury on day six of the Brisbane International at Pat Rafter Arena in Brisbane, Australia.

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hong kong ivory seizure

hong kong ivory seizure

Ivory tusks are displayed after being confiscated by Hong Kong Customs in Hong Kong, Hong Kong authorities have made their third big seizure of illegal ivory in three months after confiscating more than a ton of the elephant tusks worth .4 million. The city's customs department said it seized 779 pieces of ivory weighing about 1,300 kilograms (2,866 pounds). The department said Friday that the ivory was found in a shipping container sent to the Hong Kong port.

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top tax criminals

The top tax criminals of 2012 have been sentenced to a combined total of 155 years and 10 months behind bars. HMRC have released details and images of the top tax criminals of 2012. Reporting Fraud - tell HMRC about customs or excise fraud, or tax evasion here.

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  • Operation Vara

    Operation Name: Vara Sentenced in 2012: Chaudray Ali – 9 years Background: A jeweller who evaded more than £7million VAT by smuggling gold into the UK has been jailed for nine years today following an international investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). The gold was bought in Dubai and brought into the country via Frankfurt to avoid VAT payments over a two-year period. More information can be found here bit.ly/12pjw9i Case Type: Duty (gold) Court Details: Kingston Crown Court (Photo credit: HMRC/Flickr)

  • Operation Hazel Lamp

    Operation Name: Hazel Lamp Sentencing: Paul O’Meara, Robert Doran, Patrick Gray, Martin Cleland, Mark Sadgrove, Wayne Stock and Matthew Neale – 24 years 6 months Background: A gang which described over 20 million smuggled cigarettes on shipping documents as babies’ toys was jailed after a covert surveillance operation. The seven men were arrested after some were seen unloading over 10 million illicit cigarettes at a warehouse in Upminster after they had been smuggled into the UK from Dubai through the port of Felixstowe. The total duty evaded is estimated as £3.3 million. More information can be found here bit.ly/YRaA99 Case Type: Tobacco Court Details: Ipswich Crown Court (Photo credit: HMRC/Flickr)

  • Operation Tousle 95

    Operation Name: Tousle 95 Sentenced in 2012: Costas Georgiou and Andreas Apostolides – 10 years Total Case Sentencing (across several years): Andreas Apostolides, Costas Georgiou and John Ian Mason – 12 years Background: Two men have been jailed for their role in a plot to smuggle nearly 24 million counterfeit cigarettes into the Midlands, after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). The conspiracy would have seen nearly £4 million drained from the UK economy through duty evasion. Unbeknown to the defendants, HMRC criminal investigators were aware of their plans and were watching as a consignment of 5.3 million counterfeit cigarettes were delivered to an industrial unit in Leicester in July 2009. More information can be found here bit.ly/12XXeNg Case Type: Tobacco Court Details: Ipswich Crown Court (Photo credit: HMRC/Flickr)

  • Operation Snowbank

    Operation Name: Snowbank Sentenced in 2012: Mohammed Shabir Karim, Imran Bhatti, Kamran Bhatti and Raymond Bowden – 22 years and 6 months Background: Four men from have been jailed for evading over £4.5 million in VAT due on platinum trading. The men were sentenced at Liverpool Crown Court after investigations by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) that identified three north-west based companies importing platinum ingots from Italy and selling them on without paying the VAT due to HMRC. More information can be found here bit.ly/S457Z3 Case Type: VAT Court Details: Liverpool Crown Court (Photo credit: HMRC/Flickr)

  • Operation Tulipbox

    Operation Name: Operation Tulipbox Sentenced in 2012: Sandeep Singh Dosanjh, Navdeep Singh Gill and Ranjot Singh Chahal – 35 years Background: A criminal gang who carried out a £38m VAT fraud through a complex chain of fraudulent trades has been jailed for 35 years at Southwark Crown Court following a three year investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). The gang set up a chain of bogus companies to trade fraudulently in EU emissions allowances – known as carbon credits. In the first case of its kind, the gang stole around £38 million through a complex missing trader fraud in a six-month period starting in January 2009. They were arrested by HMRC officers in a series of dawn raids in August the same year. The law has been changed to prevent carbon credit VAT fraud as a direct result of this investigation. More information can be found here bit.ly/MoFh0s Case Type: VAT Court Details: Southwark Crown Court (Photo credit: HMRC/Flickr)

  • Operation Rust

    Operation Name: Rust Sentenced in 2012: Kevin Ramon Burrage, Gary Dennis Clarke, Michael Brian Turner and Davinder Singh Dhaliwal – 21 years 3 months Background: A criminal gang has been jailed for one of the biggest ever alcohol smuggling frauds ever uncovered in the UK. The scam was worth £50m a year in unpaid duty and VAT and allowed the gang members to spend recklessly on high performance cars and luxury properties throughout Europe. Gang ringleader Kevin Burrage, 49, owned Promptstock Ltd, a bonded warehouse in Essex. His brother-in-law, Gary Clark, 55, managed the warehouse which the pair used to import and export alcohol without paying a penny in tax. More information can be found here bit.ly/TwmBBV Case Type: Alcohol Court Details: Canterbury Crown Court (Photo credit: HMRC/Flickr)

  • Operation Reinforce

    Operation Name: Reinforce Sentenced in 2012: Murugasan Natarajan – 6 years Background: A garlic smuggler has been jailed for six years after evading around £2 million in customs duty while importing Chinese garlic. The smuggler, who is now on the run, claimed he was importing ginger but HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) investigators found that the containers used were transported at the wrong temperature. More information can be found here bit.ly/TGYr6I Case Type: Duty (garlic) Court Details: Kingston Crown Court (Photo credit: HMRC/Flickr)

  • Operation Recuprical

    Operation Name: Reciprocal Sentenced in 2012: Roy Faichney – 4 years Background: A second professional tax adviser working for the Vantis Tax Ltd group were jailed for four years for his part in a £70 million tax fraud. Roy Faichney, Managing Director of Vantis Tax Ltd, had a “gentleman’s agreement” with his deputy, David Perrin – who was found guilty for his part in the fraud in January – to share the £4.5 million profit from a fraudulent tax avoidance scheme sold to wealthy customers, which left charities and Exchequer out of pocket. More information can be found here bit.ly/PQjTYd Case Type: Tax Fraud Court Details: Blackfriars Crown Court (Photo credit: HMRC/Flickr)

  • Operation Hippolamp

    Operation Name: Hippolamp Sentenced in 2012: Phillip William Robinson, Vincent Waller, Phillip William Hall, Christopher John Burns and Andrius Kochanauskas – 13 years 1 month Background: A criminal gang which set up a factory potentially capable of making up to 625 million counterfeit cigarettes and five million pouches of fake hand rolling tobacco a year were jailed. The plot, worth over £131 million per annum in lost revenue, was foiled when HM Revenue andand Customs criminal investigators swooped and closed down the fully equipped cigarette factory in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, before it went into production. During the raid in September 2009 they discovered that the gang were also planning to expand into making counterfeit alcohol. More information can be here bit.ly/SwCRAb Case Type: Tobacco Court Details: Nottingham Crown Court (Photo credit: HMRC/Flickr)

  • Operation Inertia

    Operation Name: Inertia Sentenced in 2012: Lee Sellers, Mehmood Khan Nazir, Umar Khan Nazir and Marshall Boston – 10 years 6 months Total Case Sentencing (across several years): Dilawar Ravjani, Tamraz Riaz, Zafar Chishti, Rajesh Gathani, Roshan Hussain, Lee Sellers, John McFarnon, John Conroy, Mehmood Khan Nazir, Umar Khan Nazir, Marshall Boston – 66 years 5 months Background: Dilawar was the ringleader of a gang that led to him being sentenced to 17 years’ imprisonment – the longest sentence to date given to an individual for this type of fraud. The gang claimed to have sold four million mobile phones worth £1.7 billionn. However, in many cases the phones did not exist, including 250,000 which had not been launched in the UK. In an attempt to make the trade appear legitimate, over 5,700 fake business transactions were created to claim large amounts of VAT. One company run by Ravjani, Future Communications, embarked on a complex scheme to defraud by positioning itself in trading chains where it exported phones from a chain that started from a missing trader. At the same time it also acted as an importer, allowing other traders such as Unique Distribution – a sister company – to seek significant VAT payments. More information can be found here bit.ly/NlPyZW Case Type: VAT Court Details: Kingston Crown Court (Photo credit: HMRC/Flickr)

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michael bath

michael bath

These are the striking images captured on camera by storm-chasing photographer Michael Bath. The Australian who is "obsessed" with weather and photography has been finding and picturing lightning storms for the past 25 years. Most of the high-voltage strikes have been captured around Greater Sydney or the northern part of New South Wales.

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  • These are the striking images captured on camera by storm-chasing photographer Michael Bath. The Australian who is "obsessed" with weather and photography has been finding and picturing lightning storms for the past 25 years. Most of the high-voltage strikes have been captured around Greater Sydney or the northern part of New South Wales. (Credit: Michael Bath/Barcroft Media)

  • These are the striking images captured on camera by storm-chasing photographer Michael Bath. The Australian who is "obsessed" with weather and photography has been finding and picturing lightning storms for the past 25 years. Most of the high-voltage strikes have been captured around Greater Sydney or the northern part of New South Wales. (Credit: Michael Bath/Barcroft Media)

  • These are the striking images captured on camera by storm-chasing photographer Michael Bath. The Australian who is "obsessed" with weather and photography has been finding and picturing lightning storms for the past 25 years. Most of the high-voltage strikes have been captured around Greater Sydney or the northern part of New South Wales. (Credit: Michael Bath/Barcroft Media)

  • These are the striking images captured on camera by storm-chasing photographer Michael Bath. The Australian who is "obsessed" with weather and photography has been finding and picturing lightning storms for the past 25 years. Most of the high-voltage strikes have been captured around Greater Sydney or the northern part of New South Wales. (Credit: Michael Bath/Barcroft Media)

  • These are the striking images captured on camera by storm-chasing photographer Michael Bath. The Australian who is "obsessed" with weather and photography has been finding and picturing lightning storms for the past 25 years. Most of the high-voltage strikes have been captured around Greater Sydney or the northern part of New South Wales. (Credit: Michael Bath/Barcroft Media)

  • These are the striking images captured on camera by storm-chasing photographer Michael Bath. The Australian who is "obsessed" with weather and photography has been finding and picturing lightning storms for the past 25 years. Most of the high-voltage strikes have been captured around Greater Sydney or the northern part of New South Wales. (Credit: Michael Bath/Barcroft Media)

  • These are the striking images captured on camera by storm-chasing photographer Michael Bath. The Australian who is "obsessed" with weather and photography has been finding and picturing lightning storms for the past 25 years. Most of the high-voltage strikes have been captured around Greater Sydney or the northern part of New South Wales. (Credit: Michael Bath/Barcroft Media)

  • These are the striking images captured on camera by storm-chasing photographer Michael Bath. The Australian who is "obsessed" with weather and photography has been finding and picturing lightning storms for the past 25 years. Most of the high-voltage strikes have been captured around Greater Sydney or the northern part of New South Wales. (Credit: Michael Bath/Barcroft Media)

  • These are the striking images captured on camera by storm-chasing photographer Michael Bath. The Australian who is "obsessed" with weather and photography has been finding and picturing lightning storms for the past 25 years. Most of the high-voltage strikes have been captured around Greater Sydney or the northern part of New South Wales. (Credit: Michael Bath/Barcroft Media)

  • These are the striking images captured on camera by storm-chasing photographer Michael Bath. The Australian who is "obsessed" with weather and photography has been finding and picturing lightning storms for the past 25 years. Most of the high-voltage strikes have been captured around Greater Sydney or the northern part of New South Wales. (Credit: Michael Bath/Barcroft Media)

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flooded bentley

A Bentley Continental submurged in flood water after it tried to get through floods in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire. See SWNS story SWBENTLEY. A lottery winner’s luck ran out when he wrote off his GBP100,000 Bentley Continental – after he tried to drive through a flooded road. Hapless Robert Johnson, 65, splashed out on the brand new motor three years ago after scooping the GBP5million lottery jackpot in 2008. But he was forced to ditch his “pride and joy” when he drove through flood water in Tewkesbury, Glos, shortly after 8am on Wednesday 2 January 2013. The wealthy management consultant and landowner was driving along a country lane on the outskirts of the town when his car got swamped by 3ft of water after a stream burst its banks. Grandad-of-one Robert rang the AA and a rescue truck arrived but was unable to tow the car to dry land because Bentley’s can only be towed from the front. Rising flood water meant the AA truck was unable to reach the car – forcing Robert to leave the jet black vehicle to the mercy of the floods

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A Pakistani girl shot in the head by the Taliban has been discharged from hospital. Malala Yousafzai, 15, was targeted for backing women's rights to education in her home country and was later flown to the UK for specialist care. British doctors have been delighted with her recovery which will continue at her family's temporary home in the West Midlands.

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  • Malala Yousafzai Leaves Hosiptal

    A Pakistani girl shot in the head by the Taliban has been discharged from hospital. Malala Yousafzai, 15, was targeted for backing women's rights to education in her home country and was later flown to the UK for specialist care. British doctors have been delighted with her recovery which will continue at her family's temporary home in the West Midlands.

  • Malala Yousafzai Leaves Hosiptal

    A Pakistani girl shot in the head by the Taliban has been discharged from hospital. Malala Yousafzai, 15, was targeted for backing women's rights to education in her home country and was later flown to the UK for specialist care. British doctors have been delighted with her recovery which will continue at her family's temporary home in the West Midlands.

  • Malala Yousafzai Leaves Hosiptal

    A Pakistani girl shot in the head by the Taliban has been discharged from hospital. Malala Yousafzai, 15, was targeted for backing women's rights to education in her home country and was later flown to the UK for specialist care. British doctors have been delighted with her recovery which will continue at her family's temporary home in the West Midlands.

  • Malala Yousafzai Leaves Hosiptal

    A Pakistani girl shot in the head by the Taliban has been discharged from hospital. Malala Yousafzai, 15, was targeted for backing women's rights to education in her home country and was later flown to the UK for specialist care. British doctors have been delighted with her recovery which will continue at her family's temporary home in the West Midlands.

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The President reacts as John Brennan briefs him on the details of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. The President later said during a TV interview that this was the worst day of his Presidency (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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  • A Year In The Life of President Obama

    "A nice way to celebrate the New Year for the President was to jump in the ocean in his native state of Hawaii. He was on his annual Christmas vacation with family and friends, and went swimming at Pyramid Rock Beach in Kaneohe Bay." (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

  • A Year In The Life of President Obama

  • A Year In The Life of President Obama

    Oct. 18, 2012 "The President ties his white tie before the Alfred E. Smith dinner in New York. Although the dinner is an annual event, every four years, the two presidential nominees attend the dinner only a few weeks before the election." (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

  • A Year In The Life of President Obama

    Sept. 7, 2012 "The President and Vice President share a laugh before a campaign rally together in Portsmouth, N.H." (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

  • A Year In The Life of President Obama

    Sept. 6, 2012 "While the President was waiting anxiously backstage before his speech at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., daughters Malia and Sasha came in to wish him well." (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

  • A Year In The Life of President Obama

    Sept. 5, 2012 "Backstage at the Democratic National Convention, the President watches as former President Bill Clinton delivers his nomination speech, before surprising the crowd with an onstage appearance together after the speech." (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

  • A Year In The Life of President Obama

    Aug. 15, 2012 "The President hugs the First Lady after she had introduced him at a campaign event in Davenport, Iowa. The campaign tweeted a similar photo from the campaign photographer on election night and a lot of people thought it was taken on election day." (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

  • A Year In The Life of President Obama

    Aug. 14, 2012 "The President waves from his campaign bus to people lining the motorcade route in Iowa." (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

  • A Year In The Life of President Obama

    Aug. 14, 2012 "How about a White House beer? The President was greeting patrons at Coffee Connection in Knoxville, Iowa, when this customer asked him about the White House beer. The President said he thought he might have some on his campaign bus and asked an aide to check. A few minutes later, the President delivered a bottle and the customer reacted in celebration." (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

  • A Year In The Life of President Obama

    Aug. 8, 2012 "Overcome with emotion, eight-year old Make-A-Wish child Janiya Penny reacts just after meeting the President as he welcomes her family to the Oval Office." (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

  • A Year In The Life of President Obama

    July 27, 2012 "Sonya Hebert captured this amusing moment as U.S. Olympic wrestler Elena Pirozhkova literally picked up the First Lady during a greet with Team USA Olympic athletes competing in the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London." (Official White House Photo by Sonya N. Hebert)

  • A Year In The Life of President Obama

    July 26, 2012 "A view from behind the President's chair during a Cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room." (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

  • A Year In The Life of President Obama

    July 22, 2012 "The President hugs Stephanie Davies, who helped keep her friend, Allie Young, left, stay alive after she was shot during the movie theater shootings in Aurora, Colo. The President visited patients and family members affected by the shootings at the University of Colorado Hospital. The President later told their story in a news conference." (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

  • A Year In The Life of President Obama

    July 16, 2012 "The President and First Lady were attending the game between the U.S. Men's Olympic basketball team and Brazil in Washington, D.C. During the first half, the jumbotron flashed couples on their 'Kiss Cam', where they are then induced by the crowd to kiss each other. But neither the President or First Lady saw themselves when they were flashed on the 'Kiss Cam', and some in the audience booed when they didn't kiss. At halftime, as we walked to the locker room to visit the U.S. team, daughters Malia and Sasha were asking their parents why they hadn't kissed during their 'Kiss Cam' moment. Both the President and First Lady said they hadn't even realized what had happened and didn't know why people were booing. So in the second half, when they appeared again on the 'Kiss Cam', the President leaned over to kiss the First Lady amidst audience cheers as Malia and the Vice President watched overhead on the jumbotron." (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

  • A Year In The Life of President Obama

    July 14, 2012 "The President delivers remarks in the pouring rain at a campaign event in Glen Allen, Va. He was supposed to do a series of press interviews inside before his speech, but since people had been waiting for hours in the rain he did his remarks as soon as he arrived at the site so people could go home to dry off ." (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

  • A Year In The Life of President Obama

    July 5, 2012 "'Anyone want to try a piece of my strawberry pie,' the President asked those at adjacent tables during a stop for lunch at Kozy Corners restaurant in Oak Harbor, Ohio. A young boy said yes and came over for a big bite of pie." (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

  • A Year In The Life of President Obama

    June 28, 2012 "Sonya Hebert made this photograph of the First Lady joining African Methodist Episcopal Church bishops for a group prayer at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tenn." (Official White House Photo by Sonya N. Hebert)

  • A Year In The Life of President Obama

    June 28, 2012 "The President prays with a wounded service member and his family during a visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. The President likes to make a few trips a year to Walter Reed to visit wounded warriors and their families." (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

  • A Year In The Life of President Obama

    June 28, 2012 "This was the day that the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on the Affordable Health Care Act. Before the President came downstairs from the residence that morning, the split-screen television in the Outer Oval Office was flashing bulletins that the Court had overturned the act. Kathy Ruemmler, the White House counsel, came rushing in and told me and the President's secretary just the opposite. Kathy then departed and a few minutes later the President arrived at the Oval and saw the same inaccurate information on the television. Kathy soon reappeared to tell the President that the Court had indeed upheld the Act, and that the TV reports had it wrong. He then gave her a big hug, as Chief of Staff Jack Lew watched at left." (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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    June 18, 2012 "We were in Mexico for G20 Summit. While the President was waiting for Russian President Vladimir Putin to arrive for their bilateral meeting, he stepped outside to talk with Chief of Staff Jack Lew." (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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    June 18, 2012 "The First Lady reacts as she watches Laura Jarrett and Tony Balkissoon take their vows during their wedding at Valerie Jarrett's home in Chicago." (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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    June 15, 2012 "We had just arrived at the helicopter landing zone in Chicago and instead of walking right to the motorcade, the President and First Lady walked past their vehicle to the edge of Lake Michigan to view the skyline of their home town." (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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    June 14, 2012 "We made an OTR (off-the-record, surprise stop) at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Cleveland after a campaign event, and the President sat and talked to a young woman before shooting hoops with another group of kids." (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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    June 13, 2012 "There was still a little light left in the evening sky as the President and First Lady waved goodbye to President Shimon Peres of Israel following a dinner in his honor at the White House." (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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    May 25, 2012 "The President was welcoming service members and their families to a screening of 'Men in Black 3' in the White House Family Theater. The movie was being presented in 3D, so the President jokingly asked them to try on their 3D glasses while he was speaking to them." (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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    May 25, 2012 "Luz Graham-Urquilla, 4, watches as the President signs her drawing at the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office." (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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    May 20, 2012 "'How cool is this,' the President said after he threw a football at Soldier Field following the NATO working dinner in Chicago. I think he was especially excited to be on the home turf of his beloved Chicago Bears." (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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    May 19, 2012 "Following the conclusion of the G8 Summit, the President plays a game of pool in the Holly Cabin at Camp David." (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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    May 19, 2012 "One of the great things about the G8 Summit being at Camp David was the relaxed and casual atmosphere. When the President decided to have an unscheduled meeting with just the Eurozone leaders, he asked them to step outside on the Laurel Cabin patio where the leaders and their staff all pulled up chairs for the impromptu meeting." (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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    May 19, 2012 "At Camp David for the G8 Summit, European leaders took a break to watch the overtime shootout of the Chelsea vs. Bayern Munich Champions League final. Prime Minister David Cameron of the United Kingdom, the President, Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, French President François Hollande react during the winning goal." (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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    May 11, 2012 "After some early morning basketball in Los Angeles, the President talks with the players who included actors Don Cheadle, Tobey Maguire, and George Clooney, along with two of Clooney's long-time friends. Stacy Keibler is also at right." (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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    May 11, 2012 "Lawrence Jackson made this great photograph of the First Lady touching the Hokie Stone before walking onto the field at Lane Stadium to give the Virginia Tech commencement address in Blacksburg, Va." (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

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    May 1, 2012 "For the President, this was one of the most poignant moments of the his first term. He was visiting wounded warriors in the intensive care unit at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan. He had just presented a Purple Heart to Sgt. Chase Haag, who had been injured by an IED just hours before. Sgt. Haag was covered with a blanket and it was difficult to see how badly he was injured. He was also seemingly unconscious, or perhaps just asleep. The President whispered in his ear so not to wake him. Just then, there was a rustling under the blanket and Sgt. Haag, eyes still closed, reached his hand out to shake hands with the President. 'I'll never forget that moment,' someone else in the room later told me." (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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    May 1, 2012 "A soldier hugs the President as he greeted U.S. troops at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan." (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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    May 1, 2012 "In Afghanistan, there was virtually no light inside the helicopter as we flew from Kabul back to Bagram Air Field after the President had met with Afghan President Hamid Karzai. (For the photo buffs, this photograph was taken at ISO 6400, 1/5 second at f/1.4.) Flanking the President are General John Allen, Commanding General of U.S. Forces in Afghanistan, and U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Ryan Crocker. Denis McDonough, Deputy National Security Advisor, is at left." (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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    April 24, 2012 "The President wipes off his trousers after being splattered by frozen yogurt while shaking hands along a ropeline in Boulder, Colo. University of Colorado student Kolbi Zerbest had placed her cup of yogurt on the ground while trying to shake hands with the President, and someone else inadvertently kicked the cup." (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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    April 24, 2012 "We were backstage at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill for the President's appearance on 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.' The President let out a big laugh as he was being briefed by the producers and Mr. Fallon on the 'Slow Jam the News' segment." (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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    "We were doing an event at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Mich. Before speaking, the President was looking at some of the automobiles and exhibits adjacent to the event, and before I knew what was happening he walked onto the famed Rosa Parks bus. He sat in one of the seats, looking out the window for only a few seconds." (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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    March 30, 2012 "We had just arrived aboard the Marine One helicopter on the South Lawn and the President was walking into the White House. I had seen this scene several times but had never been able to quite capture it the way I wanted. Here, finally, arriving at night, I was able to frame him walking into the light of the Diplomatic Reception Room, with the added bonus of his shadow being cast from the television lights off to the left." (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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    Feb. 29, 2012 "Sonya Hebert made this amusing photograph of Bo, the Obama family dog, as he was being videotaped for the Easter Egg Roll, in the East Colonnade of the White House." (Official White House Photo by Sonya N. Hebert)

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    Feb. 21, 2012 "Egged on by B.B. King, at right, the President joins in singing 'Sweet Home Chicago' during the 'In Performance at the White House: Red, White and Blues' concert in the East Room. Participants include, from left: Troy 'Trombone Shorty' Andrews, Jeff Beck, Derek Trucks, B.B. King, and Gary Clark, Jr." (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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    Feb. 16, 2012 "Chuck Kennedy made this photograph of women reacting in the Red Room after being surprised by First Lady Michelle Obama during their White House tour." (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

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    Feb. 7, 2012 "Kids will be kids. After the President had welcomed Lauren Fleming, the March of Dimes national ambassador, and her family in the Oval Office, her brother, Corbin Fleming, started to play with the President's telephone. Fortunately, he wasn't able to get through to a head of state." (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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    Feb. 1, 2012 "Lawrence Jackson captured this cute photograph of the President holding Arianna Holmes, 3, before taking a departure photo with members of her family in the Oval Office." (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

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    Jan. 30, 2012 "This is one of those rare instances where my presence indirectly became a part of this reaction from those pictured in the photograph. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had just accidentally dropped all of her briefing papers onto the Oval Office rug and she, the President and Vice President all reacted in a way that indicated that surely I wouldn't get a photo of that to embarrass her." (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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    Jan. 25, 2012 "Chuck Kennedy made this amusing photograph of First Lady Michelle Obama participating in a potato sack race with Jimmy Fallon in the East Room of the White House during a “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” taping for the second anniversary of the "Let’s Move!" initiative." (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

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    Jan. 24, 2012 "One of the most memorable moments of the year was when the President hugged Rep. Gabrielle Giffords as he walked onto the floor of the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol to deliver his annual State of the Union address." (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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    Nov. 6, 2012 (Election Day) "David Lienemann captured the Obamas and Bidens following the President’s election night remarks at McCormick Place in Chicago." (Official White House Photo by David Lienemann)

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    Oct. 29, 2012 "In the White House Situation Room, the President receives an update to the ongoing response to Hurricane Sandy during a teleconference with key officials." (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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    Nov. 15, 2012 "The President had just met with the U.S. Olympics gymnastics team, who because of a previous commitment had missed the ceremony earlier in the year with the entire U.S. Olympic team. The President suggested to McKayla Maroney that they recreate her 'not impressed' photograph before they departed." (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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    President Barack Obama meets with National Security Advisor Tom Donilon, Chief of Staff Jack Lew, and Deputy National Security Advisor Denis McDonough in the Oval Office, Nov. 14, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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AC Milan players walked off in disgust after their black players were racially abused during their friendly with Pro Patria as the match was suspended. Forward Kevin-Prince Boateng even stopped dribbling with the ball during the game to boot it at the section of the crowd who were airing the racial slurs.

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  • AC Milan Ghana midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng, right, is flanked by his teammate Mathieu Flamini as he gestures towards the crowd in Busto Arsizio, near Milan, Italy, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2012. A friendly match between AC Milan and lower division club Pro Patria was abandoned Thursday after racist chants directed at Milan's black players, the latest incident of racial abuse that continues to blight the sport. After repeated chants directed his way, Ghana midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng picked up the ball and kicked it at a section of the crowd in the 26th minute of the first half. Boateng then took off his shirt and walked off the pitch with his Milan teammates. Urby Emanuelson, Sulley Muntari and M'Baye Niang were also targeted by the chants. (AP Photo/Emilio Andreoli)

  • AC Milan Ghana midfielder Sulley Muntari gestures towards the crowd in Busto Arsizio, near Milan, Italy, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2012. A friendly match between AC Milan and lower division club Pro Patria was abandoned Thursday after racist chants directed at Milan's black players, the latest incident of racial abuse that continues to blight the sport. After repeated chants directed his way, Ghana midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng picked up the ball and kicked it at a section of the crowd in the 26th minute of the first half. Boateng then took off his shirt and walked off the pitch with his Milan teammates. Urby Emanuelson, Sulley Muntari and M'Baye Niang were also targeted by the chants. (AP Photo/Emilio Andreoli)

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    Ac Milan's Ghanaian defender Prince Kevin Boateng reacts during the friendly football match between Pro Patria and Ac Milan in Busto Arsizio on January 3, 2012. Boateng stormed off the pitch after racist chants from a group of fans on Thursday, forcing a friendly away game against fourth-tier club Pro Patria to be suspended. 'Shame that these things still happen,' the 25-year-old German-born Ghanaian player said on his Twitter account after the match was stopped in the 26th minute when he led his team off the pitch. Boateng picked up the ball, kicked it towards the stands and walked off the pitch in Pro Patria's home town of Busto Arsizio near Milan. AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO LINGRIA (Photo credit should read ALBERTO LINGRIA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Ac Milan's Ghanaian defender Prince Kevin Boateng is pictured during the friendly football match between Pro Patria and Ac Milan in Busto Arsizio on January 3, 2012. Boateng stormed off the pitch after racist chants from a group of fans on Thursday, forcing a friendly away game against fourth-tier club Pro Patria to be suspended. 'Shame that these things still happen,' the 25-year-old German-born Ghanaian player said on his Twitter account after the match was stopped in the 26th minute when he led his team off the pitch. Boateng picked up the ball, kicked it towards the stands and walked off the pitch in Pro Patria's home town of Busto Arsizio near Milan. AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO LINGRIA (Photo credit should read ALBERTO LINGRIA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Ac Milan's Ghanaian defender Prince Kevin Boateng reacts during the friendly football match between Pro Patria and Ac Milan in Busto Arsizio on January 3, 2012. Boateng stormed off the pitch after racist chants from a group of fans on Thursday, forcing a friendly away game against fourth-tier club Pro Patria to be suspended. 'Shame that these things still happen,' the 25-year-old German-born Ghanaian player said on his Twitter account after the match was stopped in the 26th minute when he led his team off the pitch. Boateng picked up the ball, kicked it towards the stands and walked off the pitch in Pro Patria's home town of Busto Arsizio near Milan. AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO LINGRIA (Photo credit should read ALBERTO LINGRIA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Ac Milan's Ghanaian defender Prince Kevin Boateng leaves the pitch during the friendly football match between Pro Patria and Ac Milan in Busto Arsizio on January 3, 2012. Boateng stormed off the pitch after racist chants from a group of fans on Thursday, forcing a friendly away game against fourth-tier club Pro Patria to be suspended. 'Shame that these things still happen,' the 25-year-old German-born Ghanaian player said on his Twitter account after the match was stopped in the 26th minute when he led his team off the pitch. Boateng picked up the ball, kicked it towards the stands and walked off the pitch in Pro Patria's home town of Busto Arsizio near Milan. AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO LINGRIA (Photo credit should read ALBERTO LINGRIA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Ac Milan's Ghanaian defender Prince Kevin Boateng leaves the pitch during the friendly football match between Pro Patria and Ac Milan in Busto Arsizio on January 3, 2012. Boateng stormed off the pitch after racist chants from a group of fans on Thursday, forcing a friendly away game against fourth-tier club Pro Patria to be suspended. 'Shame that these things still happen,' the 25-year-old German-born Ghanaian player said on his Twitter account after the match was stopped in the 26th minute when he led his team off the pitch. Boateng picked up the ball, kicked it towards the stands and walked off the pitch in Pro Patria's home town of Busto Arsizio near Milan. AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO LINGRIA (Photo credit should read ALBERTO LINGRIA/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Ac Milan's Ghanaian defender Prince Kevin Boateng leaves the pitch during the friendly football match between Pro Patria and Ac Milan in Busto Arsizio on January 3, 2012. Boateng stormed off the pitch after racist chants from a group of fans on Thursday, forcing a friendly away game against fourth-tier club Pro Patria to be suspended. 'Shame that these things still happen,' the 25-year-old German-born Ghanaian player said on his Twitter account after the match was stopped in the 26th minute when he led his team off the pitch. Boateng picked up the ball, kicked it towards the stands and walked off the pitch in Pro Patria's home town of Busto Arsizio near Milan. AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO LINGRIA (Photo credit should read ALBERTO LINGRIA/AFP/Getty Images)

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English actress Helen Mirren is honored on The Hollywood Walk Of Fame with a star on January 3, 2013 in Hollywood, California. Dame Helen Lydia Mirren, DBE has won an Academy Award, four BAFTAs, three Golden Globes, four Emmy Awards, and two Cannes Film Festival Best Actress Awards.

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    British actress Helen Mirren poses alongside her new star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

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    British actress Helen Mirren poses alongside her new star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

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    From left, Publicist Stan Rosenfield, British Actress Helen Mirren and Agent Fred Specktor celebrate Helen Mirren's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Thursday, January 3, 2013, in Hollywood, Calif. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision for Fox Searchlight/AP Images)

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    English actress Helen Mirren is honored on The Hollywood Walk Of Fame with a star on January 3, 2013 in Hollywood, California. Dame Helen Lydia Mirren, DBE, has won an Academy Award, four BAFTAs, three Golden Globes, four Emmy Awards, and two Cannes Film Festival Best Actress Awards. AFP PHOTO / JOE KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

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    English actress Helen Mirren is honored on The Hollywood Walk Of Fame with a star on January 3, 2013 in Hollywood, California. Dame Helen Lydia Mirren, DBE, has won an Academy Award, four BAFTAs, three Golden Globes, four Emmy Awards, and two Cannes Film Festival Best Actress Awards. AFP PHOTO / JOE KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

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    English actress Helen Mirren is honored on The Hollywood Walk Of Fame with a star on January 3, 2013 in Hollywood, California. Dame Helen Lydia Mirren, DBE, has won an Academy Award, four BAFTAs, three Golden Globes, four Emmy Awards, and two Cannes Film Festival Best Actress Awards. AFP PHOTO / JOE KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

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    HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 03: Actress Helen Mirren,who Honored On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame with her own star on January 3, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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    HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 03: Actress Helen Mirren,who Honored On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame with her own star on January 3, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

  • Helen Mirren Honored On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame

    HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 03: Actress Helen Mirren,who Honored On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame with her own star on January 3, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

  • Helen Mirren Honored On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame

    HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 03: Actress Helen Mirren,who Honored On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame with her own star on January 3, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

  • Helen Mirren Honored On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame

    HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 03: Actress Helen Mirren,who Honored On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame with her own star on January 3, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

  • Helen Mirren Honored On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame

    HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 03: Actress Helen Mirren,who Honored On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame with her own star on January 3, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

  • Helen Mirren Honored On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame

    HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 03: Helen Mirren Honored On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame with her family husband Taylor Hackford and sons Rio Hackford and Alex Hackford on January 3, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

  • Helen Mirren Honored On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame

    HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 03: Actress Helen Mirren, who was Honored on The Hollywood Walk Of Fame with her own star on January 3, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

  • Helen Mirren Honored On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame

    HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 03: Actress Helen Mirren,who Honored On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame with her own star on January 3, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

  • Helen Mirren Honored On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame

    HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 03: Actress Helen Mirren,with her husband director Taylor Hackford who was Honored On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame with her own star on January 3, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

  • Helen Mirren Honored On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame

    HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 03: Actress Helen Mirren,with her husband director Taylor Hackford who was Honored On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame with her own star on January 3, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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A 51-year-old man has become the first person in the UK to have a hand transplant. Doctors at Leeds General Infirmary (LGI) said Mark Cahill underwent the complex, eight hour-long procedure on December 27 when a donor hand became available. They said a new technique was used which involved Mr Cahill, from Greetland, near Halifax, West Yorkshire, having his non-functioning right hand removed during the same operation as the donor hand was transplanted.

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Page 3 model Lacey Banghard arriving at the launch of Celebrity Big Brother 2013, Elstree Studios, Borehamwood.

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  • Celebrity Big Brother - Launch Night

    BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND - JANUARY 03: Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt enter the Celebrity Big Brother House at Elstree Studios on January 3, 2013 in Borehamwood, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)

  • Celebrity Big Brother Launch - London

    Heidi Montag arriving at the launch of Celebrity Big Brother 2013, Elstree Studios, Borehamwood.

  • Celebrity Big Brother Launch - London

    Heidi Montag arriving at the launch of Celebrity Big Brother 2013, Elstree Studios, Borehamwood.

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    HOLLYWOOD - JULY 13: Actor Spencer Pratt appear in costume across the street from MTV's 'The Hills' Live: A Hollywood Ending Finale at The Roosevelt Hotel on July 13, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

  • Celebrity Big Brother Launch - London

    Heidi Montag arriving at the launch of Celebrity Big Brother 2013, Elstree Studios, Borehamwood.

  • Celebrity Big Brother Launch - London

    Spencer Pratt arriving at the launch of Celebrity Big Brother 2013, Elstree Studios, Borehamwood.

  • Celebrity Big Brother Launch - London

    Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt are sent to the Big Brother Basement at the launch of Celebrity Big Brother 2013, Elstree Studios, Borehamwood.

  • Celebrity Big Brother Launch - London

    Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt arriving at the launch of Celebrity Big Brother 2013, Elstree Studios, Borehamwood.

  • Celebrity Big Brother Launch - London

    Brian Dowling, Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt arriving at the launch of Celebrity Big Brother 2013, Elstree Studios, Borehamwood.

  • Celebrity Big Brother Launch - London

    Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt arriving at the launch of Celebrity Big Brother 2013, Elstree Studios, Borehamwood.

  • Celebrity Big Brother Launch - London

    Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt arriving at the launch of Celebrity Big Brother 2013, Elstree Studios, Borehamwood.

  • Celebrity Big Brother Launch - London

    Claire Richards, Brian Dowling, Neil "Razor" Ruddock, Frankie Dettori and Rylan Clark at the launch of Celebrity Big Brother 2013, Elstree Studios, Borehamwood.

  • Celebrity Big Brother Launch - London

    Neil "Razor" Ruddock arriving at the launch of Celebrity Big Brother 2013, Elstree Studios, Borehamwood.

  • Celebrity Big Brother Launch - London

    Neil "Razor" Ruddock arriving at the launch of Celebrity Big Brother 2013, Elstree Studios, Borehamwood.

  • Celebrity Big Brother - Launch Night

    BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND - JANUARY 03: Neil Ruddock enters the Celebrity Big Brother House at Elstree Studios on January 3, 2013 in Borehamwood, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)

  • Celebrity Big Brother - Launch Night

    BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND - JANUARY 03: Neil Ruddock enters the Celebrity Big Brother House at Elstree Studios on January 3, 2013 in Borehamwood, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)

  • Celebrity Big Brother - Launch Night

    BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND - JANUARY 03: Neil Ruddock enters the Celebrity Big Brother House at Elstree Studios on January 3, 2013 in Borehamwood, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)

  • Celebrity Big Brother Launch - London

    Claire Richards arriving at the launch of Celebrity Big Brother 2013, Elstree Studios, Borehamwood.

  • Celebrity Big Brother - Launch Night

    BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND - JANUARY 03: Lacey Banghard enters the Celebrity Big Brother House at Elstree Studios on January 3, 2013 in Borehamwood, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)

  • Celebrity Big Brother Launch - London

    Claire Richards arriving at the launch of Celebrity Big Brother 2013, Elstree Studios, Borehamwood.

  • Celebrity Big Brother - Launch Night

    BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND - JANUARY 03: Claire Richards enters the Celebrity Big Brother House at Elstree Studios on January 3, 2013 in Borehamwood, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)

  • Celebrity Big Brother Launch - London

    Claire Richards arriving at the launch of Celebrity Big Brother 2013, Elstree Studios, Borehamwood.

  • Celebrity Big Brother - Launch Night

    BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND - JANUARY 03: Claire Richards enters the Celebrity Big Brother House at Elstree Studios on January 3, 2013 in Borehamwood, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)

  • Celebrity Big Brother - Launch Night

    BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND - JANUARY 03: Rylan Clark enters the Celebrity Big Brother House at Elstree Studios on January 3, 2013 in Borehamwood, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)

  • Celebrity Big Brother - Launch Night

    BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND - JANUARY 03: Frankie Dettori enters the Celebrity Big Brother House at Elstree Studios on January 3, 2013 in Borehamwood, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)

  • Celebrity Big Brother - Launch Night

    BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND - JANUARY 03: Tricia Penrose enters the Celebrity Big Brother House at Elstree Studios on January 3, 2013 in Borehamwood, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)

  • Celebrity Big Brother - Launch Night

    BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND - JANUARY 03: Tricia Penrose enters the Celebrity Big Brother House at Elstree Studios on January 3, 2013 in Borehamwood, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)

  • Celebrity Big Brother Launch - London

    Claire Richards arriving at the launch of Celebrity Big Brother 2013, Elstree Studios, Borehamwood.

  • Celebrity Big Brother Launch - London

    Sam Robertson arriving at the launch of Celebrity Big Brother 2013, Elstree Studios, Borehamwood.

  • Celebrity Big Brother Launch - London

    Lacey Banghard, Brian Dowling and Sam Robertson arriving at the launch of Celebrity Big Brother 2013, Elstree Studios, Borehamwood.

  • Celebrity Big Brother Launch - London

    Lacey Banghard arriving at the launch of Celebrity Big Brother 2013, Elstree Studios, Borehamwood.

  • Celebrity Big Brother - Launch Night

    BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND - JANUARY 03: Lacey Banghard enters the Celebrity Big Brother House at Elstree Studios on January 3, 2013 in Borehamwood, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)

  • Celebrity Big Brother Launch - London

    Lacey Banghard arriving at the launch of Celebrity Big Brother 2013, Elstree Studios, Borehamwood.

  • Celebrity Big Brother Launch - London

    Lacey Banghard arriving at the launch of Celebrity Big Brother 2013, Elstree Studios, Borehamwood.

  • Celebrity Big Brother Launch - London

    Sam Robertson arriving at the launch of Celebrity Big Brother 2013, Elstree Studios, Borehamwood.

  • Celebrity Big Brother Launch - London

    Lacey Banghard and Sam Robertson arriving at the launch of Celebrity Big Brother 2013, Elstree Studios, Borehamwood.

  • Celebrity Big Brother - Launch Night

    BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND - JANUARY 03: Samuel Robertson enters the Celebrity Big Brother House at Elstree Studios on January 3, 2013 in Borehamwood, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)

  • Celebrity Big Brother Launch - London

    Sam Robertson and Lacey Banghard arriving at the launch of Celebrity Big Brother 2013, Elstree Studios, Borehamwood.

  • Celebrity Big Brother - Launch Night

    BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND - JANUARY 03: Samuel Robertson and Lacey Banghard enter the Celebrity Big Brother House at Elstree Studios on January 3, 2013 in Borehamwood, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)

  • Celebrity Big Brother Launch - London

    Gillian Taylforth arriving at the launch of Celebrity Big Brother 2013, Elstree Studios, Borehamwood.

  • Celebrity Big Brother - Launch Night

    BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND - JANUARY 03: Gillian Taylforth enters the Celebrity Big Brother House at Elstree Studios on January 3, 2013 in Borehamwood, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)

  • Celebrity Big Brother Launch - London

    Gillian Taylforth arriving at the launch of Celebrity Big Brother 2013, Elstree Studios, Borehamwood.

  • Celebrity Big Brother Launch - London

    Brian Dowling and Gillian Tayforth arriving at the launch of Celebrity Big Brother 2013, Elstree Studios, Borehamwood.

  • Celebrity Big Brother Launch - London

    Gillian Taylforth arriving at the launch of Celebrity Big Brother 2013, Elstree Studios, Borehamwood.

  • Celebrity Big Brother - Launch Night

    BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND - JANUARY 03: Gillian Taylforth enters the Celebrity Big Brother House at Elstree Studios on January 3, 2013 in Borehamwood, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)

  • Celebrity Big Brother - Launch Night

    BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND - JANUARY 03: Gillian Taylforth enters the Celebrity Big Brother House at Elstree Studios on January 3, 2013 in Borehamwood, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)

  • Celebrity Big Brother Launch - London

    Ryan Maloney arriving at the launch of Celebrity Big Brother 2013, Elstree Studios, Borehamwood.

  • Celebrity Big Brother Launch - London

    Ryan Maloney arriving at the launch of Celebrity Big Brother 2013, Elstree Studios, Borehamwood.

  • Celebrity Big Brother Launch - London

    Ryan Maloney arriving at the launch of Celebrity Big Brother 2013, Elstree Studios, Borehamwood.

  • Celebrity Big Brother Launch - London

    Tricia Penrose arriving at the launch of Celebrity Big Brother 2013, Elstree Studios, Borehamwood.

  • Celebrity Big Brother - Launch Night

    BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND - JANUARY 03: Tricia Penrose enters the Celebrity Big Brother House at Elstree Studios on January 3, 2013 in Borehamwood, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)

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Rapper The Game has revealed his weight loss after 30 days of his 60 day programme. The Game posted his before and after images on photo sharing website Instagram.

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A sign welcomes Sandy Hook Elementary school children on their first day of classes near the former Chalk School in Monroe, Conn. Classes resumed Thursday for the students of the school where a gunman last month burst in and killed 20 children and six adults before killing himself. It was the second largest school shooting in the U.S. history. With their school still being treated as a crime scene, the more than 400 students of Sandy Hook Elementary School attended classes at the neighboring town's Chalk School.

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    Sandy Hook Elementry students leave on a school bus in Newtown, Connecticut on January 3, 2013. Students at the elementary school where a gunman massacred 26 children and teachers last month were returning Thursday to classes at an alternative campus described by police as 'the safest school in America.' Survivors were finally to start their new academic year in the nearby town of Monroe, where a disused middle school has been converted and renamed from its original Chalk Hill to Sandy Hook. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

  • A boy sits on a Newtown bus leaving the new Sandy Hook Elementary School after the first day of classes in Monroe, Conn., Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013. The Sandy Hook students started today in a new school, formerly called Chalk Hill School in Monroe. It was renamed Sandy Hook Elementary and overhauled especially for the students from the Sandy Hook School shooting. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

  • A girl sits on a Newtown bus leaving the new Sandy Hook Elementary School after the first day of classes in Monroe, Conn., Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013. The Sandy Hook students started today in a new school, formerly called Chalk Hill School in Monroe. It was renamed Sandy Hook Elementary and overhauled especially for the students from the Sandy Hook School shooting. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill) (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

  • US-CRIME-SCHOOL-SHOOTING

    Sandy Hook Elementry students leave on a school bus in Newtown, Connecticut on January 3, 2013. Students at the elementary school where a gunman massacred 26 children and teachers last month were returning Thursday to classes at an alternative campus described by police as 'the safest school in America.' Survivors were finally to start their new academic year in the nearby town of Monroe, where a disused middle school has been converted and renamed from its original Chalk Hill to Sandy Hook. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-CRIME-SCHOOL-SHOOTING

    A Sandy Hook Elementry student flashes a sign as children leave on a school bus in Newtown, Connecticut on January 3, 2013. Students at the elementary school where a gunman massacred 26 children and teachers last month were returning Thursday to classes at an alternative campus described by police as 'the safest school in America.' Survivors were finally to start their new academic year in the nearby town of Monroe, where a disused middle school has been converted and renamed from its original Chalk Hill to Sandy Hook. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-CRIME-SCHOOL-SHOOTING

    A Sandy Hook Elementry student flashes a sign as children leave on a school bus in Newtown , Connecticut January 3, 2013. Students at the elementary school where a gunman massacred 26 children and teachers last month were returning Thursday to classes at an alternative campus described by police as 'the safest school in America.' Survivors were finally to start their new academic year in the nearby town of Monroe, where a disused middle school has been converted and renamed from its original Chalk Hill to Sandy Hook. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-CRIME-SCHOOL-SHOOTING

    Sandy Hook Elementry students leave on a school bus in Newtown, Connecticut on January 3, 2013. Students at the elementary school where a gunman massacred 26 children and teachers last month were returning Thursday to classes at an alternative campus described by police as 'the safest school in America.' Survivors were finally to start their new academic year in the nearby town of Monroe, where a disused middle school has been converted and renamed from its original Chalk Hill to Sandy Hook. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-CRIME-SCHOOL-SHOOTING

    A Sandy Hook Elementry student looks out the window as children leave on a school bus in Newtown, Connecticut on January 3, 2013. Students at the elementary school where a gunman massacred 26 children and teachers last month were returning Thursday to classes at an alternative campus described by police as 'the safest school in America.' Survivors were finally to start their new academic year in the nearby town of Monroe, where a disused middle school has been converted and renamed from its original Chalk Hill to Sandy Hook. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-CRIME-SCHOOL-SHOOTING

    A flag outside the Sandy Hook Fire department in Newtown, Connecticut on January 3, 2013. Students at the elementary school where a gunman massacred 26 children and teachers last month were returning Thursday to classes at an alternative campus described by police as 'the safest school in America.' Survivors were finally to start their new academic year in the nearby town of Monroe, where a disused middle school has been converted and renamed from its original Chalk Hill to Sandy Hook. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-CRIME-SCHOOL-SHOOTING

    A Sandy Hook Elementry student leaves on a school bus in Newtown, Connecticut on January 3, 2013. Students at the elementary school where a gunman massacred 26 children and teachers last month were returning Thursday to classes at an alternative campus described by police as 'the safest school in America.' Survivors were finally to start their new academic year in the nearby town of Monroe, where a disused middle school has been converted and renamed from its original Chalk Hill to Sandy Hook. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-CRIME-SCHOOL-SHOOTING

    Sandy Hook Elementry students leave on a school bus in Newtown, Connecticut on January 3, 2013. Students at the elementary school where a gunman massacred 26 children and teachers last month were returning Thursday to classes at an alternative campus described by police as 'the safest school in America.' Survivors were finally to start their new academic year in the nearby town of Monroe, where a disused middle school has been converted and renamed from its original Chalk Hill to Sandy Hook. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-CRIME-SCHOOL-SHOOTING

    Sandy Hook Elementry students leave on a school bus in Newtown, Connecticut on January 3, 2013. Students at the elementary school where a gunman massacred 26 children and teachers last month were returning Thursday to classes at an alternative campus described by police as 'the safest school in America.' Survivors were finally to start their new academic year in the nearby town of Monroe, where a disused middle school has been converted and renamed from its original Chalk Hill to Sandy Hook. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-CRIME-SCHOOL-SHOOTING

    Some of the remaining memorial items to Sandy Hook Elementry students and staff who died are viewed in Newtown, Connecticut on January 3, 2013. Students at the elementary school where a gunman massacred 26 children and teachers last month were returning Thursday to classes at an alternative campus described by police as 'the safest school in America.' Survivors were finally to start their new academic year in the nearby town of Monroe, where a disused middle school has been converted and renamed from its original Chalk Hill to Sandy Hook. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-CRIME-SCHOOL-SHOOTING

    Some of the remaining memorial items to Sandy Hook Elementry students and staff who died are viewed in Newtown, Connecticut on January 3, 2013. Students at the elementary school where a gunman massacred 26 children and teachers last month were returning Thursday to classes at an alternative campus described by police as 'the safest school in America.' Survivors were finally to start their new academic year in the nearby town of Monroe, where a disused middle school has been converted and renamed from its original Chalk Hill to Sandy Hook. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-CRIME-SCHOOL-SHOOTING

    Some of the remaining memorial items to Sandy Hook Elementry students and staff who died are viewed in Newtown, Connecticut on January 3, 2013. Students at the elementary school where a gunman massacred 26 children and teachers last month were returning Thursday to classes at an alternative campus described by police as 'the safest school in America.' Survivors were finally to start their new academic year in the nearby town of Monroe, where a disused middle school has been converted and renamed from its original Chalk Hill to Sandy Hook. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-CRIME-SCHOOL-SHOOTING

    Sandy Hook Elementry students leave on a school bus in Newtown, Connecticut on January 3, 2013. Students at the elementary school where a gunman massacred 26 children and teachers last month were returning Thursday to classes at an alternative campus described by police as 'the safest school in America.' Survivors were finally to start their new academic year in the nearby town of Monroe, where a disused middle school has been converted and renamed from its original Chalk Hill to Sandy Hook. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-CRIME-SCHOOL-SHOOTING

    Roses with the faces of the Sandy Hook Elementry students and adults killed are seen on a pole in Newtown, Connecticut on January 3, 2013. Students at the elementary school where a gunman massacred 26 children and teachers last month were returning Thursday to classes at an alternative campus described by police as 'the safest school in America.' Survivors were finally to start their new academic year in the nearby town of Monroe, where a disused middle school has been converted and renamed from its original Chalk Hill to Sandy Hook. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-CRIME-SCHOOL-SHOOTING

    Some of the remaining memorial items to Sandy Hook Elementry students and staff who died are viewed in Newtown, Connecticut on January 3, 2013. Students at the elementary school where a gunman massacred 26 children and teachers last month were returning Thursday to classes at an alternative campus described by police as 'the safest school in America.' Survivors were finally to start their new academic year in the nearby town of Monroe, where a disused middle school has been converted and renamed from its original Chalk Hill to Sandy Hook. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-CRIME-SCHOOL-SHOOTING

    Roses with the faces of the Sandy Hook Elementry students and adults killed are seen on a pole in Newtown, Connecticut on January 3, 2013. Students at the elementary school where a gunman massacred 26 children and teachers last month were returning Thursday to classes at an alternative campus described by police as 'the safest school in America.' Survivors were finally to start their new academic year in the nearby town of Monroe, where a disused middle school has been converted and renamed from its original Chalk Hill to Sandy Hook. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Students Of Sandy Hook Elementary Return To Class For First Time Since Shooting

    MONROE, CT - JANUARY 03: A sign reads 'Welcome We Love You' beneath a sign pointing to the location of Chalk Hill School, which has been refurbished and renamed Sandy Hook Elementary School on January 3, 2013 in Monroe, Connecticut. Sandy Hook students started their first day of classes in the new building following the mass shooting at the old school in Newtown that left 20 students and six faculty members dead. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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Two people as they were taken to hospital after falling into flood waters when a bridge collapsed today. A 65-year-old man was airlifted by helicopter to James Cook University in Middlesbrough following the incident at High Askew near Cropton on the North York Moors.

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Photocall for the launch of the new series of 'Dancing on Ice' at the ITV Studios, in central London

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    Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean at a photocall for the launch of the new series of 'Dancing on Ice' at the ITV Studios, in central London.

  • Dancing On Ice 2013 launch - London

    Pamela Anderson at a photocall for the launch of the new series of 'Dancing on Ice' at the ITV Studios, in central London.

  • Dancing On Ice 2013 launch - London

    Jayne Torvill at a photocall for the launch of the new series of 'Dancing on Ice' at the ITV Studios, in central London.

  • Dancing On Ice 2013 launch - London

    Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean at a photocall for the launch of the new series of 'Dancing on Ice' at the ITV Studios, in central London.

  • Dancing On Ice 2013 launch - London

    Lauren Goodger at a photocall for the launch of the new series of 'Dancing on Ice' at the ITV Studios, in central London.

  • Dancing On Ice 2013 launch - London

    Oona King at a photocall for the launch of the new series of 'Dancing on Ice' at the ITV Studios, in central London.

  • Dancing On Ice 2013 launch - London

    Michael Zenezini at a photocall for the launch of the new series of 'Dancing on Ice' at the ITV Studios, in central London.

  • Dancing On Ice 2013 launch - London

    Christopher Dean at a photocall for the launch of the new series of 'Dancing on Ice' at the ITV Studios, in central London.

  • Dancing On Ice 2013 launch - London

    Lauren Goodger at a photocall for the launch of the new series of 'Dancing on Ice' at the ITV Studios, in central London.

  • Dancing On Ice 2013 launch - London

    Pamela Anderson at a photocall for the launch of the new series of 'Dancing on Ice' at the ITV Studios, in central London.

  • Dancing On Ice 2013 launch - London

    Beth Tweddle at a photocall for the launch of the new series of 'Dancing on Ice' at the ITV Studios, in central London.

  • Dancing On Ice 2013 launch - London

    Beth Tweddle at a photocall for the launch of the new series of 'Dancing on Ice' at the ITV Studios, in central London.

  • Dancing On Ice 2013 launch - London

    Pamela Anderson at a photocall for the launch of the new series of 'Dancing on Ice' at the ITV Studios, in central London.

  • Dancing On Ice 2013 launch - London

    Anthea Turner at a photocall for the launch of the new series of 'Dancing on Ice' at the ITV Studios, in central London.

  • Dancing On Ice 2013 launch - London

    Shayne Ward at a photocall for the launch of the new series of 'Dancing on Ice' at the ITV Studios, in central London.

  • Dancing On Ice 2013 launch - London

    Samia Ghadie at a photocall for the launch of the new series of 'Dancing on Ice' at the ITV Studios, in central London.

  • Dancing On Ice 2013 launch - London

    Gareth Thomas at a photocall for the launch of the new series of 'Dancing on Ice' at the ITV Studios, in central London.

  • Dancing On Ice 2013 launch - London

    Samia Ghadie and Gareth Thomas (right) at a photocall for the launch of the new series of 'Dancing on Ice' at the ITV Studios, in central London.

  • Dancing On Ice 2013 launch - London

    Luke Campbell at a photocall for the launch of the new series of 'Dancing on Ice' at the ITV Studios, in central London.

  • Dancing On Ice 2013 launch - London

    Anthea Turner at a photocall for the launch of the new series of 'Dancing on Ice' at the ITV Studios, in central London.

  • Dancing On Ice 2013 launch - London

    Samia Ghadie at a photocall for the launch of the new series of 'Dancing on Ice' at the ITV Studios, in central London.

  • Dancing On Ice 2013 launch - London

    Shayne Ward (left) and Pamela Anderson at a photocall for the launch of the new series of 'Dancing on Ice' at the ITV Studios, in central London.

  • Dancing On Ice 2013 launch - London

    Shayne Ward at a photocall for the launch of the new series of 'Dancing on Ice' at the ITV Studios, in central London.

  • Dancing On Ice 2013 launch - London

    Dancing on Ice judge Jason Gardiner at a photocall for the launch of the new series of 'Dancing on Ice' at the ITV Studios, in central London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday January 3, 2013. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

  • Dancing On Ice 2013 launch - London

    (Left - right) Shayne Ward, Pamela Anderson and Christopher Dean at a photocall for the launch of the new series of 'Dancing on Ice' at the ITV Studios, in central London.

  • Dancing On Ice 2013 launch - London

    Dancing on Ice judges (left - right) Robin Cousins, Karen Barber, Ashley Roberts and Jason Gardiner at a photocall for the launch of the new series of 'Dancing on Ice' at the ITV Studios, in central London.

  • Dancing On Ice 2013 launch - London

    Dancing on Ice judge Ashley Roberts at a photocall for the launch of the new series of 'Dancing on Ice' at the ITV Studios, in central London.

  • Dancing On Ice 2013 launch - London

    Dancing on Ice judge Robin Cousins at a photocall for the launch of the new series of 'Dancing on Ice' at the ITV Studios, in central London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday January 3, 2013. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

  • Dancing On Ice 2013 launch - London

    Dancing on Ice judges (left - right) Robin Cousins, Karen Barber, Ashley Roberts and Jason Gardiner at a photocall for the launch of the new series of 'Dancing on Ice' at the ITV Studios, in central London.

  • Dancing On Ice 2013 launch - London

    Dancing on Ice judge Robin Cousins at a photocall for the launch of the new series of 'Dancing on Ice' at the ITV Studios, in central London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday January 3, 2013. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

  • Dancing On Ice 2013 launch - London

    Dancing on Ice judges Ashley Roberts (left) and Karen Barber at a photocall for the launch of the new series of 'Dancing on Ice' at the ITV Studios, in central London.

  • Dancing On Ice 2013 launch - London

    Dancing on Ice judge Karen Barber at a photocall for the launch of the new series of 'Dancing on Ice' at the ITV Studios, in central London.

  • Dancing On Ice 2013 launch - London

    Dancing on Ice judge Jason Gardiner at a photocall for the launch of the new series of 'Dancing on Ice' at the ITV Studios, in central London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday January 3, 2013. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

  • Dancing On Ice 2013 launch - London

    Anthea Turner at a photocall for the launch of the new series of 'Dancing on Ice' at the ITV Studios, in central London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday January 3, 2013. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

  • Dancing On Ice 2013 launch - London

    Christopher Dean at a photocall for the launch of the new series of 'Dancing on Ice' at the ITV Studios, in central London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday January 3, 2013. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

  • Dancing On Ice 2013 launch - London

    Gareth Thomas at a photocall for the launch of the new series of 'Dancing on Ice' at the ITV Studios, in central London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday January 3, 2013. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

  • Dancing On Ice 2013 launch - London

    Michael Zenezini at a photocall for the launch of the new series of 'Dancing on Ice' at the ITV Studios, in central London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday January 3, 2013. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

  • Dancing On Ice 2013 launch - London

    Oona King at a photocall for the launch of the new series of 'Dancing on Ice' at the ITV Studios, in central London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday January 3, 2013. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

  • Dancing On Ice 2013 launch - London

    Anthea Turner at a photocall for the launch of the new series of 'Dancing on Ice' at the ITV Studios, in central London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday January 3, 2013. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

  • Dancing On Ice 2013 launch - London

    Dancing on Ice judge Karen Barber at a photocall for the launch of the new series of 'Dancing on Ice' at the ITV Studios, in central London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday January 3, 2013. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

  • Dancing On Ice 2013 launch - London

    Beth Tweddle at a photocall for the launch of the new series of 'Dancing on Ice' at the ITV Studios, in central London.

  • Dancing On Ice 2013 launch - London

    Dancing on Ice judge Ashley Roberts at a photocall for the launch of the new series of 'Dancing on Ice' at the ITV Studios, in central London.

  • Dancing On Ice 2013 launch - London

    Pamela Anderson at a photocall for the launch of the new series of 'Dancing on Ice' at the ITV Studios, in central London.

  • Dancing On Ice 2013 launch - London

    Beth Tweddle at a photocall for the launch of the new series of 'Dancing on Ice' at the ITV Studios, in central London.

  • Dancing On Ice 2013 launch - London

    Samia Ghadie at a photocall for the launch of the new series of 'Dancing on Ice' at the ITV Studios, in central London.

  • Dancing On Ice 2013 launch - London

    Pamela Anderson at a photocall for the launch of the new series of 'Dancing on Ice' at the ITV Studios, in central London.

  • Dancing On Ice 2013 launch - London

    Lauren Goodger at a photocall for the launch of the new series of 'Dancing on Ice' at the ITV Studios, in central London.

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Down-to-earth couple Cheryl Cole and Tre Holloway check out of their hotel in New York City today, wheeling their own bags to an awaiting car

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A general view showing the swollen River Ouse in Cawood, North Yorkshire

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  • Winter weather Jan 03

    A general view of Bewl Water near Lamberhurst, Kent, which currently stands at 93\% of its capacity following recent heavy rain as the Met Office said 2012 was the second wettest year across the UK in records dating back more than a century.

  • Winter weather Jan 03

    A general view of Bewl Water near Lamberhurst, Kent, which currently stands at 93\% of its capacity following recent heavy rain as the Met Office said 2012 was the second wettest year across the UK in records dating back more than a century.

  • Winter weather Jan 03

    A general view of Bewl Water near Lamberhurst, Kent, which currently stands at 93\% of its capacity following recent heavy rain as the Met Office said 2012 was the second wettest year across the UK in records dating back more than a century.

  • Winter weather Jan 03

    A fisherman cast his line on the shore of Bewl Water near Lamberhurst, Kent, which currently stands at 93\% of its capacity following recent heavy rain as the Met Office said 2012 was the second wettest year across the UK in records dating back more than a century.

  • Winter weather Jan 03

    A general view of Bewl Water near Lamberhurst, Kent, which currently stands at 93\% of its capacity following recent heavy rain as the Met Office said 2012 was the second wettest year across the UK in records dating back more than a century.

  • Winter weather Jan 03

    A general view of Bewl Water near Lamberhurst, Kent, which currently stands at 93\% of its capacity following recent heavy rain as the Met Office said 2012 was the second wettest year across the UK in records dating back more than a century.

  • Winter weather Jan 03

    A general view of Bewl Water near Lamberhurst, Kent, which currently stands at 93\% of its capacity following recent heavy rain as the Met Office said 2012 was the second wettest year across the UK in records dating back more than a century.

  • Winter weather Jan 3rd

    A general view showing the swollen River Ouse in Cawood, North Yorkshire.

  • Winter weather Jan 3rd

    Road signs can be seen above the flood water from the River Ouse near All Saints Church, Cawood, North Yorkshire.

  • Winter weather Jan 3rd

    A general view showing the standing flood water from the River Ouse near Cawood, North Yorkshire.

  • Winter weather Jan 3rd

    A general view showing flood water from the River Ouse near Cawood, North Yorkshire.

  • Winter weather Jan 3rd

    Only part of a road can be seen above the flood water from the River Ouse near Cawood, North Yorkshire.

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One Direction get kitted out as sailors in new video 'Kiss You'

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Fatme Ulanova stands during her wedding ceremony with Djamal Sirakov (not pictured) in the village of Ribnovo, in southwestern Bulgaria, on January 2, 2013. The people of this Bulgarian mountain village are famous for performing their unique wedding ceremonies in winter time only.

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Israel's former foreign minister and chairman of a new party called The Movement, Tzipi Livni, visits the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City, during her election campaign, on January 3, 2013. Livni announced her return at the helm of The Movement party, nearly seven months after she stepped aside following a primary defeat.

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Indian Muslims prepare kheer, a traditional rice pudding dessert, for devotees observing 'Muhorram Ka Chalisa', which marks forty days after Moharram, on the banks of the Sabarmati river in Ahmedabad on January 3, 2013. Thousands of Muslims thronged the Sabarmati river bank near Khanpur Gate in Ahmedabad to mark the occasion.

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Empty former council houses line a street in the Lancashire town of Accrington as they wait to be modernised by private developers on January 3, 2013 in Accrington, England. There are estimated to be 850,000 empty homes in the United Kingdom even though local councils still have long waiting lists for housing.

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Children's hand prints adorn the garden wall of empty former council houses in a street in the Lancashire town of Accrington as they wait to be modernised by private developers on January 3, 2013 in Accrington, England.

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Dramatic scenes of Mario Balotelli and Manager Roberto Mancini seen in a tussle during a argument whilst in training today ....read full story here

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  • Mario Balotelli and Roberto Mancini confrontation at Manchester City training ground. (Credit: Eamonn & James Clarke)

  • Mario Balotelli and Roberto Mancini confrontation at Manchester City training ground. (Credit: Eamonn & James Clarke)

  • Mario Balotelli and Roberto Mancini confrontation at Manchester City training ground. (Credit: Eamonn & James Clarke)

  • Mario Balotelli and Roberto Mancini confrontation at Manchester City training ground. (Credit: Eamonn & James Clarke)

  • Mario Balotelli and Roberto Mancini confrontation at Manchester City training ground. (Credit: Eamonn & James Clarke)

  • Mario Balotelli and Roberto Mancini confrontation at Manchester City training ground. (Credit: Eamonn & James Clarke)

  • Mario Balotelli and Roberto Mancini confrontation at Manchester City training ground. (Credit: Eamonn & James Clarke)

  • Mario Balotelli and Roberto Mancini confrontation at Manchester City training ground. (Credit: Eamonn & James Clarke)

  • Mario Balotelli and Roberto Mancini confrontation at Manchester City training ground. (Credit: Eamonn & James Clarke)

  • Mario Balotelli and Roberto Mancini confrontation at Manchester City training ground. (Credit: Eamonn & James Clarke)

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