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Pictures Of The Day: 11th January 2013

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Sam Robertson is evicted from the Celebrity Big Brother House, at Elstree Studios, Borehamwood.

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    Sam Robertson is evicted from the Celebrity Big Brother House, at Elstree Studios, Borehamwood.

  • Celebrity Big Brother Eviction - Borehamwood

    Sam Robertson is evicted from the Celebrity Big Brother House, at Elstree Studios, Borehamwood.

  • Celebrity Big Brother Eviction - Borehamwood

    Sam Robertson is evicted from the Celebrity Big Brother House, at Elstree Studios, Borehamwood.

  • Celebrity Big Brother Eviction - Borehamwood

    Sam Robertson is evicted from the Celebrity Big Brother House, at Elstree Studios, Borehamwood.

  • Celebrity Big Brother Eviction - Borehamwood

    Sam Robertson (left) kisses Brian Dowling as he is evicted from the Celebrity Big Brother House, at Elstree Studios, Borehamwood.

  • Celebrity Big Brother Eviction - Borehamwood

    Sam Robertson is evicted from the Celebrity Big Brother House, at Elstree Studios, Borehamwood.

  • Celebrity Big Brother Eviction - Borehamwood

    Sam Robertson is evicted from the Celebrity Big Brother House, at Elstree Studios, Borehamwood.

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clavie parade

A member of the Clavie Crew holds a piece of the burning Clavie as the Clavie King and his Clavie crew parade the Clavie through the streets of Burghead, Moray.The Clavie, which is a half-cask is filled with wood shavings and tar, is set alight then elected Clavie King and his crew parade the burning barrel through the streets before it becomes a fire beacon on nearby Doorie Hill. Getting of a piece of the clavie is said to bring good luck for the coming year. The event dates back to at least the 1700s.

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  • Clavie parade

    A member of the Clavie Crew holds a piece of the burning Clavie as the Clavie King and his Clavie crew parade the Clavie through the streets of Burghead, Moray.

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    A member of the Clavie crew loads pf the Clavie as the Clavie King and his Clavie crew parade the Clavie through the streets of Burghead, Moray.

  • Clavie parade

    The Clavie King and his Clavie crew parade the Clavie through the streets of Burghead, Moray.

  • Clavie parade

    A woman holds a piece of the burning Clavie after being presented with it by the Clavie King as he and his Clavie crew parade the Clavie through the streets of Burghead, Moray.

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    A member of the Clavie Crew hands a piece of the burning Clavie to a member of the public as the Clavie King and his Clavie crew parade the Clavie through the streets of Burghead, Moray.

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    A member of the Clavie crew takes wood from the Clavie on top of Doorie Hill after parading the Clavie through the streets of Burghead, Moray.

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    A member of the Clavie crew throws creosote onto the Clavie on top of Doorie Hill after parading the Clavie through the streets of Burghead, Moray.

  • Clavie parade

    A member of the Clavie crew loads the Clavie as the Clavie King and his Clavie crew parade the Clavie through the streets of Burghead, Moray.

  • Clavie parade

    A woman uses her walking stick to dampen a piece of the Clavie after being presented with it by the Clavie King as he and his Clavie crew parade the Clavie through the streets of Burghead, Moray.

  • Clavie parade

    The Clavie King and his Clavie crew parade the Clavie through the streets of Burghead, Moray.

  • Clavie parade

    The crowd watch after a member of the Clavie crew threw creosote onto the Clavie on top of Doorie Hill after parading the Clavie through the streets of Burghead, Moray.

  • Clavie parade

    A member of the Clavie Crew hands a piece of the burning Clavie to a member of the public as the Clavie King and his Clavie crew parade the Clavie through the streets of Burghead, Moray.

  • Clavie parade

    A member of the Clavie crew adds wood to the Clavie on top of Doorie Hill after parading the Clavie through the streets of Burghead, Moray.

  • Clavie parade

    A member of the Clavie crew takes wood from the Clavie on top of Doorie Hill after parading the Clavie through the streets of Burghead, Moray.

  • Clavie parade

    A member of the Clavie Crew hands a piece of the burning Clavie to a member of the public as the Clavie King and his Clavie crew parade the Clavie through the streets of Burghead, Moray.

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george clooney and cindy crawford

cindy crawford

george clooney and randy gerber

George Clooney ends up in bed with Cindy Crawford in this hilarious short film by Casamigos Tequila which was written and produced by George Clooney. Clooney also ends up in bed with Cindy Crawford's husband, and in another Crawford ends up between the sheets with George Clooney's latest girlfriend Stacy Keibler

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silvio berlusconi

Former Italian premier and People of Freedom party leader Silvio Berlusconi attends the Italian State Television TV talk show "Telecamere" (TV Cameras) in Rome,. Berlusconi, a 76-year-old media mogul-turned politician, has a real estate and media empire that Forbes estimates is worth .9 billion — enough to rank Berlusconi and his family 169th on the magazine's list of the world's billionaires. Polls for February general elections currently give the lead to the center-left Democratic Party, with Berlusconi's People of Freedom party and the civic movement of Premier Mario Monti vying for second and third place.

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vladimir franz

Presidential candidates Vladimir Franz, center, Milos Zeman, right, and Premysl Sobotka, left, talk prior their television debate in Prague, Czech Republic, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013. The Czech Republic holds the first round of the Presidential election on Jan. 11-12th, 2013.

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matthew mcconaughey

Actor Matthew McConaughey (above) attends the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California and pictured below on the set of 'The Dallas Buyers Club' in New Orleans in November.

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Matthew McConaughey at the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards

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  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Red Carpet

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actor Matthew McConaughey attends the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for BFCA)

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    Actor Matthew McConaughey arrives at the 18th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards in Santa Monica, California, January 10, 2013. AFP PHOTO / Frederic J Brown (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Show

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: (L-R) Presenter Matthew McConaughey looks on as Producer George Clooney and actor/Producer/Director Ben Affleck accept the Best Picture Award for 'Argo' onstage at the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Show

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actor Matthew McConaughey onstage at the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for BFCA)

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    Matthew McConaughey arrives at the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at the Barker Hangar on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, in Santa Monica, Calif. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Show

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Presenter Matthew McConaughey speaks onstage at the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Show

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Presenter Matthew McConaughey speaks onstage at the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Arrivals

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actor Matthew McConaughey attends the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Arrivals

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actor Matthew McConaughey arrives at the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Arrivals

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actor Matthew McConaughey arrives at the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Arrivals

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actor Matthew McConaughey arrives at the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Arrivals

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actor Matthew McConaughey arrives at the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Show

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Presenter Matthew McConaughey (L) looks on as Producer George Clooney accepts the Best Picture Award for 'Argo' onstage at the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Backstage And Audience

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: (L-R) Composer Alexandre Desplat, actress Clea DuVall, editor William Goldenberg, director Ben Affleck, producer George Clooney, writer Chris Terrio, producer Grant Heslov, actress Kerry Bishe and actor Matthew McConaughey attend the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for BFCA)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Show

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: (L-R) Actor Matthew McConaughey, actor/director Ben Affleck, producer Grant Heslov, actors John Goodman and Ben Affleck onstage at the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Show

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: (L-R) Actor Matthew McConaughey, actor/director Ben Affleck, producer Grant Heslov, actors John Goodman and Ben Affleck onstage at the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Show

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actor Matthew McConaughey onstage at the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Red Carpet

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actors Matthew McConaughey (L) and Don Johnson attend the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for BFCA)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Show

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actor Matthew McConaughey onstage at the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Backstage And Audience

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: (L-R) Actors Christian Bale and Matthew McConaughey attend the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for BFCA)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Backstage And Audience

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actor Matthew McConaughey attends the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for BFCA)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Backstage And Audience

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: (L-R) Sibi Blazic and actors Christian Bale and Matthew McConaughey attend the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for BFCA)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Red Carpet

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actor Matthew McConaughey attends the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for BFCA)

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gwyneth paltrow family

Gwyneth Paltrow posed with her children Moses and Apple while on holiday in St Lucia, posting the picture on her website goop.com.

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australia sandstorm

Perth Weather Live shows a towering red dust storm over the ocean ahead of the cyclone approaching Onslow on the West Australian coast. Tug boat worker Brett Martin, who captured the fearsome pictures 25 nautical miles from the town of Onslow, reported conditions were glassy and flat before the storm hit late on January 9. But when the wild weather arrived, the swell lifted to two metres, winds increased to 40 knots and visibility was reduced to 100 metres

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pike fish

This metre long hungry pike was found with a Zander in it's mouth by Rene Spaargaren in The Netherlands, Unfortunately the Pike took on a bit more than he could chew as it struggled to release the Zander due to its backward facing teeth

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snow in england

A light covering of snow on the Northumberland border today with much heavier snow forecast over the weekend.

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    A Digger Driver shift Road Salt at a Depot in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire as Weather Forecasters predict snow across parts of the country at the weekend.

  • Winter Weather - January 11th

    A light covering of snow on the Northumberland border today with much heavier snow forecast over the weekend.

  • Winter Weather - January 11th

    A light covering of snow on the Northumberland border today with much heavier snow forecast over the weekend.

  • Winter Weather - January 11th

    A light covering of snow on the Northumberland border today with much heavier snow forecast over the weekend.

  • Winter Weather - January 11th

    A light covering of snow on the Northumberland border today with much heavier snow forecast over the weekend.

  • Snow to hit the UK

    Salt used for gritting the roads at a Depot in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire as Weather Forecasters predict snow across parts of the country at the weekend.

  • Snow to hit the UK

    A Digger Driver shifts Road Salt at a Depot in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire as Weather Forecasters predict snow across parts of the country at the weekend.

  • Snow to hit the UK

    A Digger Driver shifts Road Salt at a Depot in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire as Weather Forecasters predict snow across parts of the country at the weekend.

  • Snow to hit the UK

    A Digger Driver shifts Road Salt at a Depot in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire as Weather Forecasters predict snow across parts of the country at the weekend.

  • Snow to hit the UK

    Detail on a Gritting Lorry at a Depot in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire as Weather Forecasters predict snow across parts of the country at the weekend.

  • Snow to hit the UK

    A Digger Driver shifts Road Salt at a Depot in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire as Weather Forecasters predict snow across parts of the country at the weekend.

  • Snow to hit the UK

    A Digger Driver shifts Road Salt at a Depot in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire as Weather Forecasters predict snow across parts of the country at the weekend.

  • Snow to hit the UK

    Salt used for gritting the roads at a Depot in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire as Weather Forecasters predict snow across parts of the country at the weekend. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday January 10, 2013. Photo credit should read: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

  • Snow to hit the UK

    Salt used for gritting the roads at a Depot in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire as Weather Forecasters predict snow across parts of the country at the weekend. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday January 10, 2013. Photo credit should read: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

  • Snow to hit the UK

    A Digger Driver shifts Road Salt at a Depot in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire as Weather Forecasters predict snow across parts of the country at the weekend. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday January 10, 2013. Photo credit should read: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

  • Snow to hit the UK

    Highways Agency Maintenance operative Gary Cantellow loads gritting Salt onto one of their Spreading Machines at their South Mimms Depot in Hertfordshire as Weather Forecasters predict snow across parts of the country at the weekend.

  • Snow to hit the UK

    A Highways Agency worker loads gritting Salt onto one of their Spreading Machines at their South Mimms Depot in Hertfordshire as Weather Forecasters predict snow across parts of the country at the weekend.

  • Snow to hit the UK

    A Highways Agency worker loads gritting Salt onto one of their Spreading Machines at their South Mimms Depot in Hertfordshire as Weather Forecasters predict snow across parts of the country at the weekend.

  • Snow to hit the UK

    A Highways Agency worker loads gritting Salt onto one of their Spreading Machines at their South Mimms Depot in Hertfordshire as Weather Forecasters predict snow across parts of the country at the weekend.

  • Snow to hit the UK

    A Highways Agency worker loads gritting Salt onto one of their Spreading Machines at their South Mimms Depot in Hertfordshire as Weather Forecasters predict snow across parts of the country at the weekend.

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ben affleck

Actor Ben Affleck reveals childish scribbles on the backs of his hands as he arrives at the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Awards at The Barker Hanger in Santa Monica.

ben affleck

Ben Affleck accepts the award for best director for "Argo" at the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at the Barker Hangar on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, in Santa Monica, California.

See all the glamour from the red carpet

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  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Arrivals

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Anne Hathaway arrives at the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

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    Actress Anne Hathaway arrives for the 18th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards in Santa Monica, California, January 10, 2013. AFP PHOTO / Frederic J Brown (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Press Room

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Anne Hathaway, winner of Best Supporting Actress for 'Les Miserables,' poses in the press room at the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Press Room

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Anne Hathaway, winner of Best Supporting Actress for 'Les Miserables,' poses in the press room at the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Press Room

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Anne Hathaway, winner of Best Supporting Actress for 'Les Miserables,' poses in the press room at the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Press Room

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Anne Hathaway, winner of Best Supporting Actress for 'Les Miserables,' poses in the press room at the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Arrivals

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Anne Hathaway arrives at the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Arrivals

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Anne Hathaway arrives at the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Arrivals

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Anne Hathaway arrives at the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Arrivals

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Anne Hathaway arrives at the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Arrivals

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Anne Hathaway arrives at the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Backstage And Audience

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Anne Hathaway attends the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for BFCA)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Backstage And Audience

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Anne Hathaway attends the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for BFCA)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Arrivals

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Anne Hathaway arrives at the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Backstage And Audience

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Anne Hathaway attends the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for BFCA)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Arrivals

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Anne Hathaway arrives at the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Arrivals

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Anne Hathaway arrives at the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Arrivals

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Anne Hathaway arrives at the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Show

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Anne Hathaway accepts Best Supporting Actress Award onstage at the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Show

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Anne Hathaway accepts Best Supporting Actress Award onstage at the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Show

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Anne Hathaway accepts Best Supporting Actress Award onstage at the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Arrivals

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Anne Hathaway arrives at the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Backstage And Audience

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actresses Anne Hathaway and Emmy Rossum attends the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for BFCA)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Show

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Anne Hathaway accepts the Best Supporting Actress Award for 'Les Miserables' onstage at the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Show

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Anne Hathaway accepts the Best Supporting Actress Award for 'Les Miserables' onstage at the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Backstage And Audience

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actresses Anne Hathaway and EmilyBlunt attend the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for BFCA)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Red Carpet

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Adam Shulman (L) and actress Anne Hathaway attend the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for BFCA)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Arrivals

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Anne Hathaway arrives at the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Backstage And Audience

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actresses Anne Hathaway (R) and Emily Blunt attend the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for BFCA)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Arrivals

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Anne Hathaway arrives at the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Arrivals

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Anne Hathaway arrives at the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Arrivals

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Sally Field attends the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Arrivals

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Helen Hunt arrives at the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Red Carpet

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Jessica Chastain attends the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for BFCA)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Backstage And Audience

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: (L-R) Actresses Octavia Spencer and Jessica Chastain attend the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for BFCA)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Red Carpet

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Jessica Chastain attends the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for BFCA)

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    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Jessica Chastain attends the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for BFCA)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Press Room

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Jessica Chastain, winner of Best Actress for 'Zero Dark Thirty,' poses in the press room at the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Press Room

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Jessica Chastain, winner of Best Actress for 'Zero Dark Thirty,' poses in the press room at the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Press Room

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Jessica Chastain, winner of Best Actress for 'Zero Dark Thirty,' poses in the press room at the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Red Carpet

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Jessica Chastain attends the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for BFCA)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Press Room

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Jessica Chastain, winner of Best Actress for 'Zero Dark Thirty,' poses in the press room at the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Show

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Jessica Chastain accepts the Best Actress Award for 'Zero Dark Thirty' onstage at the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Show

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Jessica Chastain accepts the Best Actress Award for 'Zero Dark Thirty' onstage at the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Show

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Jessica Chastain accepts the Best Actress Award for 'Zero Dark Thirty' onstage at the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Backstage And Audience

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actors Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Jessica Chastain attend the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for BFCA)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Backstage And Audience

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Jessica Chastain accepts the award for Best Actress onstage at the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for BFCA)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Backstage And Audience

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actors Edgar Ramirez and Jessica Chastain attend the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for BFCA)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Arrivals

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Jessica Chastain arrives at the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Red Carpet

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Jessica Chastain attends the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for BFCA)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Arrivals

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Emily Blunt (L) and actor John Krasinski arrive at the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

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The Duchess of Cambridge after viewing a new portrait by Paul Emsley of herself at the National Portrait Gallery in central London.

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The Duchess of Cambridge's first official portrait was unveiled today - and was described by Kate as "amazing". Award-winning artist Paul Emsley created the large head and shoulders painting of the duchess set against his trademark dark background.

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    The Duchess of Cambridge talks to artist Paul Emsley after viewing his new portrait of her during a private viewing at the National Portrait Gallery in central London.

  • Duchess of Cambridge portrait unveiled

    The Duchess of Cambridge talks to artist Paul Emsley after viewing his new portrait of her during a private viewing at the National Portrait Gallery in central London.

  • Duchess of Cambridge portrait unveiled

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge meet artist Paul Emsley after viewing his new portrait of the Duchess, during a private viewing at the National Portrait Gallery in central London.

  • Duchess of Cambridge portrait unveiled

    The Duchess of Cambridge talks to artist Paul Emsley after viewing his new portrait of her during a private viewing at the National Portrait Gallery in central London.

  • Duchess of Cambridge portrait unveiled

    The Duchess of Cambridge after viewing a new portrait by Paul Emsley of herself at the National Portrait Gallery in central London.

  • Duchess of Cambridge portrait unveiled

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge meet artist Paul Emsley after viewing his new portrait of the Duchess, during a private viewing at the National Portrait Gallery in central London.

  • Duchess of Cambridge portrait unveiled

    The Duchess of Cambridge after viewing a new portrait by Paul Emsley of herself at the National Portrait Gallery in central London.

  • Duchess of Cambridge portrait unveiled

    The Duchess of Cambridge after viewing a new portrait by Paul Emsley of herself at the National Portrait Gallery in central London.

  • Duchess of Cambridge portrait unveiled

    The Duchess of Cambridge talks to artist Paul Emsley after viewing his new portrait of her during a private viewing at the National Portrait Gallery in central London.

  • Duchess of Cambridge portrait unveiled

    The Duchess of Cambridge leaves the National Portrait Gallery in London today after viewing a newly commissioned portrait of the Duchess by Paul Emsley.

  • Duchess of Cambridge portrait unveiled

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive at the National Portrait Gallery in London today to view a newly commissioned portrait of the Duchess by Paul Emsley.

  • Duchess of Cambridge portrait unveiled

    The Duke of Cambridge leaves the National Portrait Gallery in London today after viewing a newly commissioned portrait of his wife, the Duchess of Cambridge, by Paul Emsley.

  • Duchess of Cambridge portrait unveiled

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge leave the National Portrait Gallery in London today after viewing a newly commissioned portrait of the Duchess by Paul Emsley.

  • Duchess of Cambridge portrait unveiled

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge meet artist Paul Emsley after viewing his new portrait of the Duchess, during a private viewing at the National Portrait Gallery in central London.

  • Duchess of Cambridge portrait unveiled

    The Duchess of Cambridge after viewing a new portrait by Paul Emsley of herself at the National Portrait Gallery in central London.

  • Duchess of Cambridge portrait unveiled

    The Duchess of Cambridge after viewing a new portrait by Paul Emsley of herself at the National Portrait Gallery in central London.

  • Duchess of Cambridge portrait unveiled

    The Duchess of Cambridge after viewing a new portrait by Paul Emsley of herself at the National Portrait Gallery in central London.

  • Duchess of Cambridge portrait unveiled

    Paul Emsley by his new portrait of the Duchess of Cambridge after its unveiling at the National Portrait Gallery in central London.

  • Duchess of Cambridge portrait unveiled

    Paul Emsley by his new portrait of the Duchess of Cambridge after its unveiling at the National Portrait Gallery in central London.

  • Duchess of Cambridge portrait unveiled

    The Duchess of Cambridge after viewing a new portrait by Paul Emsley of herself at the National Portrait Gallery in central London.

  • Duchess of Cambridge portrait unveiled

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge meet artist Paul Emsley after viewing his new portrait of the Duchess, during a private viewing at the National Portrait Gallery in central London.

  • Duchess of Cambridge portrait unveiled

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive at the National Portrait Gallery in London today to view a newly commissioned portrait of the Duchess by Paul Emsley.

  • Duchess of Cambridge portrait unveiled

    The Duchess of Cambridge leaves the National Portrait Gallery in London today after viewing a newly commissioned portrait of the Duchess by Paul Emsley.

  • Duchess of Cambridge portrait unveiled

    The Duchess of Cambridge leaves the National Portrait Gallery in London today after viewing a newly commissioned portrait of the Duchess by Paul Emsley.

  • Duchess of Cambridge portrait unveiled

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive at the National Portrait Gallery in London today to view a newly commissioned portrait of the Duchess by Paul Emsley.

  • Duchess of Cambridge portrait unveiled

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive at the National Portrait Gallery in London today to view a newly commissioned portrait of the Duchess by Paul Emsley.

  • Duchess of Cambridge portrait unveiled

    The Duchess of Cambridge after viewing a new portrait by Paul Emsley of herself at the National Portrait Gallery in central London.

  • Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge Portrait By Paul Emsley Is Unveiled At The National Portrait Gallery

    Media representatives gather in front of British artist Paul Emsley's portrait of Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge after its unveiling at the National Portrait Gallery in central London on January 11, 2013. This is the first official portrait of the Duchess and was completed after two sittings at the artist's studio and Kensington Palace. AFP PHOTO/Leon NEAL - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE, MANDATORY MENTION OF THE ARTIST UPON PUBLICATION, TO ILLUSTRATE THE EVENT AS SPECIFIED IN THE CAPTION - (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge Portrait By Paul Emsley Is Unveiled At The National Portrait Gallery

    Media representatives gather in front of British artist Paul Emsley's portrait of Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge after its unveiling at the National Portrait Gallery in central London on January 11, 2013. This is the first official portrait of the Duchess and was completed after two sittings at the artist's studio and Kensington Palace. AFP PHOTO/Leon NEAL - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE, MANDATORY MENTION OF THE ARTIST UPON PUBLICATION, TO ILLUSTRATE THE EVENT AS SPECIFIED IN THE CAPTION - (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge Portrait By Paul Emsley Is Unveiled At The National Portrait Gallery

    British artist Paul Emsley poses in front of his portrait of Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge after its unveiling at the National Portrait Gallery in central London on January 11, 2013. This is the first official portrait of the Duchess and was completed after two sittings at the artist's studio and Kensington Palace. AFP PHOTO/Leon NEAL - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE, MANDATORY MENTION OF THE ARTIST UPON PUBLICATION, TO ILLUSTRATE THE EVENT AS SPECIFIED IN THE CAPTION - (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge Portrait By Paul Emsley Is Unveiled At The National Portrait Gallery

    British artist Paul Emsley poses in front of his portrait of Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge after its unveiling at the National Portrait Gallery in central London on January 11, 2013. This is the first official portrait of the Duchess and was completed after two sittings at the artist's studio and Kensington Palace. AFP PHOTO/Leon NEAL - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE, MANDATORY MENTION OF THE ARTIST UPON PUBLICATION, TO ILLUSTRATE THE EVENT AS SPECIFIED IN THE CAPTION - (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge Portrait By Paul Emsley Is Unveiled At The National Portrait Gallery

    British artist Paul Emsley poses in front of his portrait of Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge after its unveiling at the National Portrait Gallery in central London on January 11, 2013. This is the first official portrait of the Duchess and was completed after two sittings at the artist's studio and Kensington Palace. AFP PHOTO/Leon NEAL - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE, MANDATORY MENTION OF THE ARTIST UPON PUBLICATION, TO ILLUSTRATE THE EVENT AS SPECIFIED IN THE CAPTION - (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge Portrait By Paul Emsley Is Unveiled At The National Portrait Gallery

    British artist Paul Emsley poses in front of his portrait of Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge after its unveiling at the National Portrait Gallery in central London on January 11, 2013. This is the first official portrait of the Duchess and was completed after two sittings at the artist's studio and Kensington Palace. AFP PHOTO/Leon NEAL - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE, MANDATORY MENTION OF THE ARTIST UPON PUBLICATION, TO ILLUSTRATE THE EVENT AS SPECIFIED IN THE CAPTION - (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Paul Emsley by his new portrait of the Duchess of Cambridge after its unveiling at the National Portrait Gallery in central London.

  • Duchess of Cambridge portrait unveiled

    The brother and father of the Duchess of Cambridge, James and Michael (right), leave the National Portrait Gallery in central London, after viewing the new portrait of her by Paul Emsley.

  • Duchess of Cambridge portrait unveiled

    The father of the Duchess of Cambridge, Michael, leaves the National Portrait Gallery in central London, after viewing the new portrait of her by Paul Emsley.

  • Duchess of Cambridge portrait unveiled

    The mother and sister of the Duchess of Cambridge, Carole (left) and Pippa, leave the National Portrait Gallery in central London, after viewing the new portrait of her by Paul Emsley.

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    Artist Paul Emsley poses by his newly-unveiled first official portrait of Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, on display at the National Portrait Gallery in London, Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

  • A newly-commissioned portrait of Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, by artist Paul Emsley hangs at the National Portrait Gallery in London, Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

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    Members of the media talk to artist Paul Emsley, center right, in front of his newly-commissioned portrait of Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, on display at the National Portrait Gallery in London, Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

  • Members of the media gather in front of a newly-commissioned portrait of Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, by artist Paul Emsley on display at the National Portrait Gallery in London, Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

  • Members of the media photograph the newly-commissioned portrait of Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, by artist Paul Emsley on display at the National Portrait Gallery in London, Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

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    Artist Paul Emsley poses for photographers next to his newly-commissioned portrait of Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, on display at the National Portrait Gallery in London, Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

  • Paul Emsley

    Artist Paul Emsley poses for photographers next to his newly-commissioned portrait of Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, on display at the National Portrait Gallery in London, Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

  • Paul Emsley

    Artist Paul Emsley poses for photographers next to his newly-commissioned portrait of Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, on display at the National Portrait Gallery in London, Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

  • Paul Emsley

    Artist Paul Emsley poses for photographers next to his newly-commissioned portrait of Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, on display at the National Portrait Gallery in London, Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

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This February, an extraordinary 12 months in London will be capped by the opening of The Shard, the UK's tallest building. Visitors to the top of the 1,016ft triangle jutting above London Bridge station will be afforded unparalleled views of the historic streets and landmarks that hosted many of 2012's Olympic and Jubilee celebrations.

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It's the build to the awards season and the fashion battles are well under way, last night saw the first big awards ceremony with the 18th Critics Choice Movie Awards. Oscar nominees Anne Hathaway, Naomi Watts and Jennifer Lawrence graced the red carpet with their usual glamorous style. You do you think won the battle of the red carpet in round one of the fashion face off, YOU can decide the winner by rating the slideshow below:

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  • US-PEOPLES CHOICE AWARDS-ARRIVALS

    Paris Hilton arrives for the 2013 People’s Choice Awards at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California, January 09, 2013. AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-PEOPLES CHOICE AWARDS-ARRIVALS

    Paris Hilton arrives for the 2013 People’s Choice Awards at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California, January 09, 2013. AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-PEOPLES CHOICE AWARDS-ARRIVALS

    Paris Hilton arrives for the 2013 People’s Choice Awards at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California, January 09, 2013. AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Red Carpet

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Jessica Chastain attends the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for BFCA)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Red Carpet

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Jessica Chastain attends the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for BFCA)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Red Carpet

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Jessica Chastain attends the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for BFCA)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Arrivals

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Jessica Chastain attends the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Arrivals

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Jessica Chastain attends the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • Anne Hathaway

    Anne Hathaway arrives at the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at the Barker Hangar on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, in Santa Monica, Calif. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • Anne Hathaway

    Anne Hathaway arrives at the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at the Barker Hangar on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, in Santa Monica, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Arrivals

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Anne Hathaway arrives at the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Arrivals

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Anne Hathaway arrives at the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Arrivals

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Anne Hathaway arrives at the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Arrivals

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Amy Adams arrives at the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Arrivals

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Amy Adams arrives at the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Red Carpet

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Amy Adams attends the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for BFCA)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Red Carpet

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Amy Adams attends the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for BFCA)

  • US-ENTERTAINMENT-CRITICS CHOICE MOVIE AWARDS-RED CARPET

    Actress Amy Adams arrives for the 18th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards in Santa Monica, California, January 10, 2013. AFP PHOTO / Frederic J Brown (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-CRITICS CHOICE MOVIE AWARDS-ARRIVAL

    Actress Amanda Seyfried arrives at the 18th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards in Santa Monica, California, January 10, 2013. AFP PHOTO / Frederic J Brown (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-CRITICS CHOICE MOVIE AWARDS-ARRIVAL

    Actress Amanda Seyfried arrives at the 18th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards in Santa Monica, California, January 10, 2013. AFP PHOTO / Frederic J Brown (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Arrivals

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Amanda Seyfried attends the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Arrivals

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Amanda Seyfried arrives at the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Arrivals

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Amanda Seyfried arrives at the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Arrivals

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Amanda Seyfried arrives at the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Arrivals

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Naomi Watts arrives at the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Arrivals

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Naomi Watts arrives at the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Red Carpet

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Naomi Watts attends the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for BFCA)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Arrivals

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Naomi Watts arrives at the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Arrivals

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Jennifer Lawrence arrives at the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Arrivals

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Jennifer Lawrence arrives at the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Arrivals

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Jennifer Lawrence arrives at the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Arrivals

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Jennifer Lawrence arrives at the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Arrivals

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Jennifer Lawrence arrives at the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Red Carpet

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Jennifer Lawrence attends the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for BFCA)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Arrivals

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Eva Longoria arrives at the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Arrivals

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Eva Longoria arrives at the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Red Carpet

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Eva Longoria attends the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for BFCA)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Arrivals

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Eva Longoria arrives at the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Arrivals

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Eva Longoria arrives at the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Arrivals

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Eva Longoria arrives at the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Arrivals

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Eva Longoria arrives at the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Arrivals

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress John Krasinski; Emily Blunt arrives at the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Arrivals

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress John Krasinski; Emily Blunt arrives at the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Arrivals

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Emily Blunt attends the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Arrivals

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Emily Blunt attends the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Arrivals

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress John Krasinski; Emily Blunt arrives at the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Arrivals

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress John Krasinski; Emily Blunt arrives at the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Arrivals

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Famke Janssen arrives at the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Arrivals

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Famke Janssen arrives at the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Arrivals

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Famke Janssen arrives at the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards - Red Carpet

    SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Famke Janssen attends the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards held at Barker Hangar on January 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for BFCA)

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The 'loo with a view' on the 68th floor of The Shard in London as the The View from The Shard attraction is due to open to the public. Steep entry prices seem not to have deterred tourists wanting to see London from near the top of the UK's highest building which opens to visitors next month. Tickets to view the capital from 800ft up on the 1,016ft high The Shard in south London are as much as ¨£24.95 for adults and £18.95 for children. Yet the opening day for the attraction known as The View from the Shard

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Kate Upton appears in the the latest issue of V Magazine hits newsstands today with Kristen Stewart (shot by Inez & Vinoodh) gracing the cover. This issue’s fashion content features spreads with model Kate Upton, Oscar nominated actress Hailee Steinfeld, Aussie actress Bella Heathcote and Mario Testino’s “Model Mania” featuring Joan Smalls, Erin Wasson, Karlie Kloss, Alessandra Ambrosio and more.

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david beckham

David Beckham posted a series of pictures on his official Facebook page of himself filming his latest H&M advert, the ad is directed by Guy Richie.

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Serena Williams (L) and her sister Venus Williams play table tennis at a "Welcome to Melbourne" event hosted by the Olsen Hotel in Melbourne, Australia.

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  • Williams Sisters Table Tennis Play Off

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 10: Serena Williams (L) and her sister Venus Williams prepare to play table tennis at a 'Welcome to Melbourne' event hosted by the Olsen Hotel on January 10, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

  • Williams Sisters Table Tennis Play Off

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 10: Serena Williams (R) and her sister Venus Williams pose after playing table tennis at a 'Welcome to Melbourne' event hosted by the Olsen Hotel on January 10, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

  • Williams Sisters Table Tennis Play Off

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 10: Serena Williams (R) and her sister Venus Williams pose after playing table tennis at a 'Welcome to Melbourne' event hosted by the Olsen Hotel on January 10, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

  • Williams Sisters Table Tennis Play Off

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 10: Serena Williams (R) and her sister Venus Williams pose after playing table tennis at a 'Welcome to Melbourne' event hosted by the Olsen Hotel on January 10, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

  • Williams Sisters Table Tennis Play Off

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 10: Serena Williams (L) and her sister Venus Williams play table tennis at a 'Welcome to Melbourne' event hosted by the Olsen Hotel on January 10, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

  • Williams Sisters Table Tennis Play Off

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 10: Serena Williams (L) and her sister Venus Williams play table tennis at a 'Welcome to Melbourne' event hosted by the Olsen Hotel on January 10, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

  • Williams Sisters Table Tennis Play Off

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 10: Serena Williams (L) and her sister Venus Williams play table tennis at a 'Welcome to Melbourne' event hosted by the Olsen Hotel on January 10, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

  • Williams Sisters Table Tennis Play Off

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 10: Serena Williams (L) and her sister Venus Williams play table tennis at a 'Welcome to Melbourne' event hosted by the Olsen Hotel on January 10, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

  • Williams Sisters Table Tennis Play Off

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 10: Serena Williams (R) and her sister Venus Williams play table tennis at a 'Welcome to Melbourne' event hosted by the Olsen Hotel on January 10, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

  • Williams Sisters Table Tennis Play Off

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 10: Serena Williams (L) and her sister Venus Williams play table tennis at a 'Welcome to Melbourne' event hosted by the Olsen Hotel on January 10, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

  • Williams Sisters Table Tennis Play Off

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 10: Serena Williams (L) and her sister Venus Williams play table tennis at a 'Welcome to Melbourne' event hosted by the Olsen Hotel on January 10, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

  • Williams Sisters Table Tennis Play Off

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 10: Serena Williams (L) and her sister Venus Williams play table tennis at a 'Welcome to Melbourne' event hosted by the Olsen Hotel on January 10, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

  • Williams Sisters Table Tennis Play Off

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 10: Serena Williams (L) and her sister Venus Williams play table tennis at a 'Welcome to Melbourne' event hosted by the Olsen Hotel on January 10, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

  • Williams Sisters Table Tennis Play Off

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 10: Serena Williams (R) and her sister Venus Williams pose after playing table tennis at a 'Welcome to Melbourne' event hosted by the Olsen Hotel on January 10, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

  • Williams Sisters Table Tennis Play Off

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 10: Serena Williams and former Australian swimmer Michael Klim pose at a 'Welcome to Melbourne' event hosted by the Olsen Hotel on January 10, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

  • Williams Sisters Table Tennis Play Off

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 10: Serena Williams (L) and her sister Venus Williams play table tennis at a 'Welcome to Melbourne' event hosted by the Olsen Hotel on January 10, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

  • Williams Sisters Table Tennis Play Off

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 10: Serena Williams plays table tennis against her sister Venus Williams (unseen) at a 'Welcome to Melbourne' event hosted by the Olsen Hotel on January 10, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

  • Williams Sisters Table Tennis Play Off

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 10: Serena Williams (L) and her sister Venus Williams play table tennis at a 'Welcome to Melbourne' event hosted by the Olsen Hotel on January 10, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

  • Williams Sisters Table Tennis Play Off

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 10: Serena Williams (L) and her sister Venus Williams play table tennis at a 'Welcome to Melbourne' event hosted by the Olsen Hotel on January 10, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

  • Williams Sisters Table Tennis Play Off

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 10: Venus Williams plays table tennis against her sister Serena Williams (unseen) at a 'Welcome to Melbourne' event hosted by the Olsen Hotel on January 10, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

  • Williams Sisters Table Tennis Play Off

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 10: Serena Williams plays table tennis against her sister Venus Williams (unseen) at a 'Welcome to Melbourne' event hosted by the Olsen Hotel on January 10, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

  • Williams Sisters Table Tennis Play Off

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 10: Serena Williams poses at a 'Welcome to Melbourne' event hosted by the Olsen Hotel on January 10, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

  • Williams Sisters Table Tennis Play Off

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 10: Serena Williams poses at a 'Welcome to Melbourne' event hosted by the Olsen Hotel on January 10, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

  • Williams Sisters Table Tennis Play Off

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 10: Venus Williams and former Australian swimmer Michael Klim pose at a 'Welcome to Melbourne' event hosted by the Olsen Hotel on January 10, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

  • Williams Sisters Table Tennis Play Off

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 10: Venus Williams plays table tennis against her sister Serena Williams (unseen) at a 'Welcome to Melbourne' event hosted by the Olsen Hotel on January 10, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

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the shard

It's touted as holding the highest vantage point from any building in Western Europe, with a viewing platform at a vertigo-inducing 244 metres up, The Shard has already transformed London's city skyline with its iconic, towering peak.

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  • The View from The Shard

    Sunrise seen from The Shard in London as the The View from The Shard attraction is due to open to the public.

  • The View from The Shard

    Sunrise seen from The Shard in London as the The View from The Shard attraction is due to open to the public.

  • The View from The Shard

    The 'loo with a view' on the 68th floor of The Shard in London as the The View from The Shard attraction is due to open to the public.

  • The View from The Shard

    Sunrise seen from The Shard in London as the The View from The Shard attraction is due to open to the public.

  • The View from The Shard

    Sunrise seen from The Shard in London as the The View from The Shard attraction is due to open to the public.

  • The View from The Shard

    Sunrise seen from The Shard in London as the The View from The Shard attraction is due to open to the public.

  • PA Picture Review of the Year 2012

    Sunlight reflects off The Shard in central London as construction continues on the building.

  • The View from The Shard

    The 'loo with a view' on the 68th floor of The Shard in London as the The View from The Shard attraction is due to open to the public.

  • Winter weather December 12th

    General view of the Shard building as temperatures struggle to reach 2 degrees in the capital, London.

  • The Shard skyscraper is seen through early morning fog from a bridge over the river Thames just after sunrise in London, Wednesday, Dec.12, 2012. At London's Heathrow Airport about 150 flights have been canceled and delays are expected with more than 20 flights at London City Airport have been canceled as fog affects arrivals .(AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

  • The Shard skyscraper is seen through early morning fog from a bridge over the river Thames just after sunrise in London, Wednesday, Dec.12, 2012. At London's Heathrow Airport about 150 flights have been canceled and delays are expected with more than 20 flights at London City Airport have been canceled as fog affects arrivals .(AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

  • Construction of the Shard building, London, nears completion

    England, London, London Bridge Quarter, Construction of the Shard building, designed by Renzo Piano, nearing completion.

  • Shard opened

    A laser show projected from the Shard skyscraper on the South Bank, London, seen from Parliament Hill, marking the completion of the exterior of the building, with work on the inside expected to continue into 2013 and following the official inauguration of the skyscraper earlier today.

  • Shard opened

    A laser show projected from the Shard skyscraper on the South Bank, London, seen from Parliament Hill, marking the completion of the exterior of the building, with work on the inside expected to continue into 2013 and following the official inauguration of the skyscraper earlier today.

  • Shard opened

    A laser show projected from the Shard skyscraper on the South Bank, London, seen from Parliament Hill, marking the completion of the exterior of the building, with work on the inside expected to continue into 2013 and following the official inauguration of the skyscraper earlier today.

  • The Shard - London

    STANDALONE PHOTO. The moon rises behind the recently completed structure of the Shard building in London.

  • Shard used to lure Chinese visitors

    File photo dated 01/11/12 of The Shard in London, Britain's highest and newest tourist attraction which is being used this week to lure more Chinese visitors to the UK.

  • Shard used to lure Chinese visitors

    Embargoed to 0001 Monday November 19. File photo dated 01/11/12 of The Shard in London, BritainÕs highest and newest tourist attraction which is being used this week to lure more Chinese visitors to the UK.

  • The Shard

    Construction workers work at the top of the Shard building, in central London.

  • Shard used to lure Chinese visitors

    File photo dated 01/11/2012 of a general view of the Shard building, London, as Britain's highest and newest tourist attraction is being used this week to lure more Chinese visitors to the UK.

  • City Views - London

    Aerial view of central London, showing the Shard, Tower Bridge, the River Thames. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday July 12, 2012. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

  • City Views - London

    A general view of The Shard and the City of London

  • City Views - London

    A view of (right to left) the Houses of Parliament, The Shard and the London Eye from the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in central London.

  • City Views - London

    General view of the Shard building, London

  • City Views - London

    A view of (right to left) the Houses of Parliament, The Shard and the London Eye from the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in central London.

  • City Views - London

    General view of the Shard building, London

  • City Views - London

    General view of the Shard building, London

  • Autumn weather October 23rd

    Window cleaners working on the Shard building shrouded in fog, in central London.

  • The View from the Shard attraction

    A view across London of Tower Bridge and Canary Wharf in the east, from the new visitor attraction 'The View from the Shard', due to open at the Shard, in south London from February 2013.

  • The View from the Shard attraction

    A visitor uses a digital telescope, as she looks out across London, from the new visitor attraction 'The View from the Shard', due to open at the Shard, in south London from February 2013.

  • The View from the Shard attraction

    A view looking east across London of the Tower Bridge, from the new visitor attraction 'The View from the Shard', due to open at the Shard, in south London from February 2013.

  • The View from the Shard attraction

    A visitor uses her camera phone as she looks out across London, from the new visitor attraction 'The View from the Shard', due to open at the Shard, in south London from February 2013.

  • General Views of London

    General view of the city of London and the Shard taken from Millbank tower.

  • General Views of London

    General view of the city of London and the Shard taken from Millbank tower.

  • General Views of London

    General view of the city of London and the Shard taken from Millbank tower.

  • General Views of London

    General view of the city of London and the Shard taken from Millbank tower.

  • Charity abseil down Shard

    The Duke of York (top of picture) as he abseils down from the top of the Shard in central London for charity. The 52-year-old royal is one of around 40 people to lower themselves down Europe's tallest building for educational charity The Outward Bound Trust and the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund.

  • Charity abseil down Shard

    Ffion Hague, the wife of Foreign Secretary William Hague abseils down the Shard in central London for charity. She is one of around 40 people to lower themselves down Europe's tallest building for educational charity The Outward Bound Trust and the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund.

  • Charity abseil down Shard

    The Duke of York abseils down the Shard in central London for charity. The 52-year-old royal is one of around 40 people to lower themselves down Europe's tallest building for educational charity The Outward Bound Trust and the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund.

  • London city stock

    A general view of the London skyline from Canary Wharf, including The Shard and Tower Bridge.

  • London city stock

    A general view of the London skyline from Canary Wharf, including The Shard and Tower Bridge.

  • Sunset at Tower Bridge

    General view of Tower Bridge, carrying the Olympic Rings, and the Shard building (left) at dusk, in central London.

  • City Views - London

    Aerial view of central London, showing the Shard (foreground), and the City financial district, including the Swiss Re Tower, also known as the Gherkin (left). PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday July 12, 2012. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

  • City Views - London

    Aerial view of central London, showing the Shard (foreground), Tower Bridge, the River Thames, and Canary Wharf (background). PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday July 12, 2012. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

  • City Views - London

    Aerial view of the London skyline, showing the Shard (left) and the City financial district of London, including the Swiss Re Tower (right). PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday July 12, 2012. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

  • Shard opened

    A laser show projected from the Shard skyscraper on the South Bank, London, seen from Parliament Hill, marking the completion of the exterior of the building, with work on the inside expected to continue into 2013 and following the official inauguration of the skyscraper earlier today.

  • Shard opened

    A laser show projected from the Shard skyscraper on the South Bank, London, seen from Parliament Hill, marking the completion of the exterior of the building, with work on the inside expected to continue into 2013 and following the official inauguration of the skyscraper earlier today.

  • Shard opened

    A laser show projected from the Shard skyscraper on the South Bank, London, seen from Parliament Hill, marking the completion of the exterior of the building, with work on the inside expected to continue into 2013 and following the official inauguration of the skyscraper earlier today.

  • Shard opened

    A view of St Paul's Cathedral in London from the 69th floor of the Shard, during the official inauguration of the Shard in London.

  • Shard opened

    A view across London from the 69th floor of the Shard, during the official inauguration of the Shard in London.

  • Shard opened

    A view across London from the 69th floor of the Shard, during the official inauguration of the Shard in London.

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aston martin

An Aston Martin Vanquish is inspected by hand inside a light booth by technician Matthew Goss at the company headquarters and production plant on January 10, 2013 in Gaydon, England. The iconic British brand is celebrating its 100th anniversary. Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford created Bamford & Martin on January 15 1913, which later became Aston Martin in honour of Bamford’s wins at the Aston Clinton Hillclimb in Buckinghamshire.

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  • Aston Martin Celebrates Its 100th Anniversary

    GAYDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 10: Aston Martin body shells wait to go on the assembly line at the company headquarters and production plant on January 10, 2013 in Gaydon, England. The iconic British brand is celebrating its 100th anniversary. Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford created Bamford & Martin on January 15 1913, which later became Aston Martin in honour of Bamford’s wins at the Aston Clinton Hillclimb in Buckinghamshire. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

  • Aston Martin Celebrates Its 100th Anniversary

    GAYDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 10: Aston Martin motor cars sit in the foyer at the headquarters and production plant of Aston Martin on January 10, 2013 in Gaydon, England. The iconic British brand is celebrating its 100th anniversary. Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford created Bamford & Martin on January 15 1913, which later became Aston Martin in honour of Bamford’s wins at the Aston Clinton Hillclimb in Buckinghamshire. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

  • Aston Martin Celebrates Its 100th Anniversary

    GAYDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 10: An Aston Martin is inspected by hand inside a light booth at the company headquarters and production plant on January 10, 2013 in Gaydon, England. The iconic British brand is celebrating its 100th anniversary. Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford created Bamford & Martin on January 15 1913, which later became Aston Martin in honour of Bamford’s wins at the Aston Clinton Hillclimb in Buckinghamshire. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

  • Aston Martin Celebrates Its 100th Anniversary

    GAYDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 10: An Aston Martin motor car is displayed outside the company headquarters and production plant on January 10, 2013 in Gaydon, England. The iconic British brand is celebrating its 100th anniversary. Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford created Bamford & Martin on January 15 1913, which later became Aston Martin in honour of Bamford’s wins at the Aston Clinton Hillclimb in Buckinghamshire. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

  • Aston Martin Celebrates Its 100th Anniversary

    GAYDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 10: Technicians work on the assembly line building Aston Martin motor cars at the company headquarters and production plant on January 10, 2013 in Gaydon, England. The iconic British brand is celebrating its 100th anniversary. Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford created Bamford & Martin on January 15 1913, which later became Aston Martin in honour of Bamford’s wins at the Aston Clinton Hillclimb in Buckinghamshire. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

  • Aston Martin Celebrates Its 100th Anniversary

    GAYDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 10: An Aston Martin motor car is displayed outside the company headquarters and production plant on January 10, 2013 in Gaydon, England. The iconic British brand is celebrating its 100th anniversary. Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford created Bamford & Martin on January 15 1913, which later became Aston Martin in honour of Bamford’s wins at the Aston Clinton Hillclimb in Buckinghamshire. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

  • Aston Martin Celebrates Its 100th Anniversary

    GAYDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 10: An Aston Martin motor car is displayed outside the company headquarters and production plant on January 10, 2013 in Gaydon, England. The iconic British brand is celebrating its 100th anniversary. Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford created Bamford & Martin on January 15 1913, which later became Aston Martin in honour of Bamford’s wins at the Aston Clinton Hillclimb in Buckinghamshire. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

  • Aston Martin Celebrates Its 100th Anniversary

    GAYDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 10: A parking sign for Aston Martin motor cars only sits outside the company headquarters and production plant on January 10, 2013 in Gaydon, England. The iconic British brand is celebrating its 100th anniversary. Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford created Bamford & Martin on January 15 1913, which later became Aston Martin in honour of Bamford’s wins at the Aston Clinton Hillclimb in Buckinghamshire. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

  • Aston Martin Celebrates Its 100th Anniversary

    GAYDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 10: An Aston Martin logo known as the 'Wings' adorns the bonnet of a Vanquish at the company headquarters and production plant on January 10, 2013 in Gaydon, England. The iconic British brand is celebrating its 100th anniversary. Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford created Bamford & Martin on January 15 1913, which later became Aston Martin in honour of Bamford’s wins at the Aston Clinton Hillclimb in Buckinghamshire. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

  • Aston Martin Celebrates Its 100th Anniversary

    GAYDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 10: An Aston Martin motor car is displayed outside the company headquarters and production plant on January 10, 2013 in Gaydon, England. The iconic British brand is celebrating its 100th anniversary. Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford created Bamford & Martin on January 15 1913, which later became Aston Martin in honour of Bamford’s wins at the Aston Clinton Hillclimb in Buckinghamshire. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

  • Aston Martin Celebrates Its 100th Anniversary

    GAYDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 10: An Aston Martin logo known as the 'Wings' adorns the bonnet of a Vanquish at the company headquarters and production plant on January 10, 2013 in Gaydon, England. The iconic British brand is celebrating its 100th anniversary. Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford created Bamford & Martin on January 15 1913, which later became Aston Martin in honour of Bamford’s wins at the Aston Clinton Hillclimb in Buckinghamshire. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

  • Aston Martin Celebrates Its 100th Anniversary

    GAYDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 10: An Aston Martin Vanquish is inspected by hand inside a light booth by technician Matthew Goss at the company headquarters and production plant on January 10, 2013 in Gaydon, England. The iconic British brand is celebrating its 100th anniversary. Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford created Bamford & Martin on January 15 1913, which later became Aston Martin in honour of Bamford’s wins at the Aston Clinton Hillclimb in Buckinghamshire. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

  • Aston Martin Celebrates Its 100th Anniversary

    GAYDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 10: An Aston Martin motor car is displayed outside the company headquarters and production plant on January 10, 2013 in Gaydon, England. The iconic British brand is celebrating its 100th anniversary. Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford created Bamford & Martin on January 15 1913, which later became Aston Martin in honour of Bamford’s wins at the Aston Clinton Hillclimb in Buckinghamshire. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

  • Aston Martin Celebrates Its 100th Anniversary

    GAYDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 10: An Aston Martin motor car is displayed outside the company headquarters and production plant on January 10, 2013 in Gaydon, England. The iconic British brand is celebrating its 100th anniversary. Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford created Bamford & Martin on January 15 1913, which later became Aston Martin in honour of Bamford’s wins at the Aston Clinton Hillclimb in Buckinghamshire. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

  • Aston Martin Celebrates Its 100th Anniversary

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    GAYDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 10: Technicians work on the assembly line building Aston Martin motor cars at the company headquarters and production plant on January 10, 2013 in Gaydon, England. The iconic British brand is celebrating its 100th anniversary. Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford created Bamford & Martin on January 15 1913, which later became Aston Martin in honour of Bamford’s wins at the Aston Clinton Hillclimb in Buckinghamshire. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

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    GAYDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 10: An Aston Martin motor car sits in the foyer at the headquarters and production plant of Aston Martin Motor Cars on January 10, 2013 in Gaydon, England. The iconic British brand is celebrating its 100th anniversary. Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford created Bamford & Martin on January 15 1913, which later became Aston Martin in honour of Bamford’s wins at the Aston Clinton Hillclimb in Buckinghamshire. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

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  • 2013 National Board Of Review Awards - Inside Arrivals

    NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 08: Actress Quvenzhane Wallis and Director Benh Zeitlin attend the 2013 National Board Of Review Awards Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on January 8, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

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    NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 08: Actress Quvenzhane Wallis attends the 2013 National Board Of Review Awards Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on January 8, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

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    NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 08: Actress Quvenzhane Wallis and Director Benh Zeitlin attend the 2013 National Board Of Review Awards Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on January 8, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

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    NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 08: Actress Quvenzhane Wallis attends the 2013 National Board Of Review Awards Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on January 8, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

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  • TheWrap's Awards Season Screening Series Presents "Beasts Of The Southern Wild"

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 23: Actress Quvenzhane Wallis attends TheWrap's Awards Season Screening Series Presents 'Beasts Of The Southern Wild' on October 23, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 23: From L to R: Sharon Waxman, Steve Pond, Benh Zeitlin, Quvenzhane Wallis, Lucy Alibar and Ben Richardson attends TheWrap's Awards Season Screening Series Presents 'Beasts Of The Southern Wild' on October 23, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 23: From L to R: Benh Zeitlin, Steve Pond, Quvenzhane Wallis, Ben Richardson, Sharon Waxman and Lucy Alibar attends TheWrap's Awards Season Screening Series Presents 'Beasts Of The Southern Wild' on October 23, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 23: Actress Quvenzhane Wallis attends TheWrap's Awards Season Screening Series Presents 'Beasts Of The Southern Wild' on October 23, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 23: Actress Quvenzhane Wallis attends TheWrap's Awards Season Screening Series Presents 'Beasts Of The Southern Wild' on October 23, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 23: Actress Quvenzhane Wallis attends TheWrap's Awards Season Screening Series Presents 'Beasts Of The Southern Wild' on October 23, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 23: From L to R: Benh Zeitlin, Steve Pond, Quvenzhane Wallis, Ben Richardson, Sharon Waxman and Lucy Alibar attends TheWrap's Awards Season Screening Series Presents 'Beasts Of The Southern Wild' on October 23, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 23: Actress Quvenzhane Wallis attends TheWrap's Awards Season Screening Series Presents 'Beasts Of The Southern Wild' on October 23, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 23: Actress Quvenzhane Wallis attends TheWrap's Awards Season Screening Series Presents 'Beasts Of The Southern Wild' on October 23, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)

  • 16th Annual Hollywood Film Awards Gala Presented By The Los Angeles Times - Red Carpet

    HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 22: Honoree Quvenzhane Wallis arrives at the 16th Annual Hollywood Film Awards Gala presented by The Los Angeles Times held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 22, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for HFAG)

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    HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 22: Actress Quvenzhane Wallis speans at the 16th Annual Hollywood Film Awards Gala presented by The Los Angeles Times held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 22, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for HFAG)

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    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 22: Actress Quvenzhané Wallis arrives at the 16th Annual Hollywood Film Awards Gala presented by The Los Angeles Times held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 22, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

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    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 22: Actress Quvenzhané Wallis poses with the New Hollywood Award the 16th Annual Hollywood Film Awards Gala presented by The Los Angeles Times held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 22, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

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    HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 22: Actress Quvenzhané Wallis arrives at the 16th Annual Hollywood Film Awards Gala presented by The Los Angeles Times held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 22, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for HFAG)

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    HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 22: Honoree Quvenzhane Wallis arrives at the 16th Annual Hollywood Film Awards Gala presented by The Los Angeles Times held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 22, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for HFAG)

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    HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 22: (L-R) Honoree Quvenzhane Wallis and actress Susan Sarandon pose with the New Hollywood Award backstage at the 16th Annual Hollywood Film Awards Gala presented by The Los Angeles Times held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 22, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for HFAG)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 12: Actress Quvenzhane Wallis attends the 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' premiere during the 56th BFI London Film Festival at the Odeon West End on October 12, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images for BFI)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 12: Director Benh Zeitlin and actress Quvenzhane Wallis attend the 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' premiere during the 56th BFI London Film Festival at the Odeon West End on October 12, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images for BFI)

  • 56th BFI London Film Festival: Beasts Of The Southern Wild

    LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 12: Actress Quvenzhane Wallis attends the 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' premiere during the 56th BFI London Film Festival at the Odeon West End on October 12, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images for BFI)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 12: Actress Quvenzhane Wallis with her mother Qulyndreia Wallis attend the 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' premiere during the 56th BFI London Film Festival at the Odeon West End on October 12, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images for BFI)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 12: Director Benh Zeitlin and actress Quvenzhane Wallis attend the 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' premiere during the 56th BFI London Film Festival at the Odeon West End on October 12, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images for BFI)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 12: Actress Quvenzhane Wallis attends the 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' premiere during the 56th BFI London Film Festival at the Odeon West End on October 12, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images for BFI)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 12: Actress Quvenzhane Wallis attends the 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' premiere during the 56th BFI London Film Festival at the Odeon West End on October 12, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images for BFI)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 12: Actress Quvenzhane Wallis attends the 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' premiere during the 56th BFI London Film Festival at the Odeon West End on October 12, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images for BFI)

  • 56th BFI London Film Festival: Beasts Of The Southern Wild

    LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 12: Actress Quvenzhane Wallis with her mother Qulyndreia Wallis attend the 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' premiere during the 56th BFI London Film Festival at the Odeon West End on October 12, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images for BFI)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 12: Actress Quvenzhane Wallis with her mother Qulyndreia Wallis attend the 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' premiere during the 56th BFI London Film Festival at the Odeon West End on October 12, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images for BFI)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 12: Director Benh Zeitlin and actress Quvenzhane Wallis attend the 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' premiere during the 56th BFI London Film Festival at the Odeon West End on October 12, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images for BFI)

  • 56th BFI London Film Festival: Beasts Of The Southern Wild

    LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 12: Actress Quvenzhane Wallis attends the 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' premiere during the 56th BFI London Film Festival at the Odeon West End on October 12, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images for BFI)

  • 56th BFI London Film Festival: Beasts Of The Southern Wild

    LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 12: Actress Quvenzhane Wallis attends the 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' premiere during the 56th BFI London Film Festival at the Odeon West End on October 12, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images for BFI)

  • 56th BFI London Film Festival: Beasts Of The Southern Wild

    LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 12: Actress Quvenzhane Wallis attends the 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' premiere during the 56th BFI London Film Festival at the Odeon West End on October 12, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images for BFI)

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 12: Director Benh Zeitlin and actress Quvenzhane Wallis attend the 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' premiere during the 56th BFI London Film Festival at the Odeon West End on October 12, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images for BFI)

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Yesterday, GQ revealed its much-anticipated February cover with Beyoncé. Now, before the issue hits newsstands, you can check out her full cover story on GQ.com. In it, the singer, actress, and hottest woman of the 21st Century joins photographer Terry Richardson for a sexy photo shoot. She also sits down with writer Amy Wallace, allowing her into the world of the Beyoncé brand, which she has worked so tirelessly to build. From Pepsi endorsements to HBO documentaries to a performance at the upcoming Super Bowl, Beyonce's influence has become inescapable. GQ learns how Queen Bey has come to build her empire, how she works to maintain it, and what else she has in store.

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