Pictures Of The Day Live: 8th January 2013

07/01/2013 18:37 | Updated 08 January 2013
  • Tahira Mirza Acting picture editor, The Huffington Post UK

The Huffington Post pictures of the day brings you the very best images from around the world chosen by our own photo editors, Elliot Wagland, Matthew Tucker and Tahira Mirza.

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08/01/2013 14:45 GMT

Amazing at 61

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Actress Jane Seymour arrives to the premiere of Salient Media's 'Freeloaders' at Sundance Cinema on January 7, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.

08/01/2013 14:17 GMT

Ray Of Sunshine

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A ray swims in an aquarium in Oberhausen, western Germany,Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013 while a child touches the glass pane. Schoolchildren help counting the residents of the different aquariums during the annual stocktaking.

08/01/2013 13:16 GMT

The ‘Pratmobile’ Goes Under The Hammer

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del boy car auction

del boy car auction

A 1980 Ford Capri S, nicknamed the 'Pratmobile', was made famous for its star appearances in Only Fools And Horses fan. The striking car will be going under the hammer this weekend at an auction and is expected to reach around £30,000.

The 'Pratmobile' during filming of Only Fools And Horses fan in 1996:

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08/01/2013 13:06 GMT

Australia Wildfires

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New South Wales Rural Fire Service, plumes of smoke rise from a fire near Deniliquin, Australia, Firefighters are battling scores of wildfires raging across southeast Australia as authorities evacuated national parks and warned that blistering temperatures and high winds had led to "catastrophic" conditions in some areas

08/01/2013 13:05 GMT

Buildings Left To Rubble After Heavy Shelling

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Damaged buildings are seen after heavy shelling by the Syrian Air Force in apparent retaliation for rebels attacks on the nearby Taftanaz military airbase in Binnish, Syria. Syrian President Bashar Assad, in a rare speech Sunday, outlined his own vision for ending the country's conflict with a plan that would keep him in power. He also dismissed any chance of dialogue with the armed opposition and called on Syrians to fight what he called "murderous criminals."

08/01/2013 12:59 GMT

Serena Williams Launches Mobile Ap Workout

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Tennis champion Serena Williams on stage to promote a NIKE Training Club Workout, in the lead up to the Australian Open tennis tournament, in Melbourne

08/01/2013 12:15 GMT

Now That's A Bomb

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An unexploded ordinance lies half-buried in the ground on the frontline of the ongoing battle for the military airport in Taftanaz, Syria. Syrian President Bashar Assad, in a rare speech Sunday, outlined his own vision for ending the country's conflict with a plan that would keep him in power. He also dismissed any chance of dialogue with the armed opposition and called on Syrians to fight what he called "murderous criminals."

08/01/2013 12:05 GMT

Basra Demo

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Protesters chant pro-Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki slogans during a demonstration in Basra, Iraq's second-largest city, 340 miles (550 kilometers) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Jan 8, 2013. Demonstrators have taken to the streets in Iraq's second largest city to back the government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, which has weathered over two weeks of angry protests. The banners in Arabic read, "No Baathists after today," "The constitution is the ruler," and "Yes, yes to unity."

08/01/2013 11:51 GMT

Squirrel Squad To The Rescue

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An incredible three fire engines were called to rescue a tiny grey squirrel after it became stranded on reeds in the middle of a town pond. At least seven firefighters with two ladders helped to rescue the rodent from the pond, after a local resident called to say it had fallen in. The squirrel could not climb back up the steep concrete walls and had taken refuge on a small island of rocks in the high street pond in Watford, Herts at around 12.15pm. The fire crew from Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue put a ladder onto the island so the little creature could crawl along it and one fireman got into the water to help it along. The squirrel managed to doggy-paddle to the ladder, before climbing up the rungs and jumping on to dry land

08/01/2013 11:47 GMT

Wading Through The Ice

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Photographer captures amazing view of a ship trying to wade through a layer of thick ice in Bohai Bay

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