Our pictures of the week starts off in Birmingham at the European Elvis Championships with its youngest entrant being just 9 years-old.

Lionel Messi was crowned Footballer of the Year at the FIFA Ballon d'Or awards for the fourth time in a row in Zurich. On Wednesday there were walking wounded as more than 50 passengers were injured in a ferry accident in Manhattan.

Thursday saw newly-single Country star Taylor Swift receive an award at The People's Choice Awards in Los Angeles and on Friday, pregnant Kate Middleton unveiled an 'amazing' portrait of herself at The Nation Portrait Gallery in London.

The Huffington Post Picture Desk brings you the best photos of the day from around the world, chosen by our very own picture editors.

Check them out below and vote on your favourite.

Monday 7th January 2013

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Andrejus Rascinski, aged nine, from Birmingham, waits to perform during the under-14 European Elvis Championships at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole hotel, Birmingham. Elvis Presley impersonators from across the globe have gathered together to compete to be crowned Europe's next big King. More than 70 wannabe rock and roll idols descended on the hotel to strut their sequinned stuff in front of judges in the European Elvis Championships.

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    John Paul Melling aged 6 alias Johnny B Goode from Billinge, waits to perform during the under-14 European Elvis Championships at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole hotel, Birmingham.

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    Elvis tribute artist Pat Bryne poses for pictures as he waits to perform during the European Elvis Championships in Birmingham, central England, on January 6, 2013. The championship brings Elvis fans and tribute artists from around the world to celebrate the King of Rock and Roll around his birthday on January 8. AFP PHOTO/BEN STANSALL (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Elvis tribute artists Carl Ryder (left) from Birmingham and Steve Storm from Manchester pose as they wait to perform during the final of the European Elvis Championships at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole hotel, Birmingham.

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    Elvis tribute artist Micky Vegas poses for pictures as he waits to perform during the European Elvis Championships in Birmingham, central England, on January 6, 2013. The championship brings Elvis fans and tribute artists from around the world to celebrate the King of Rock and Roll around his birthday on January 8. AFP PHOTO/BEN STANSALL (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Elvis tribute singer Ben Thompson performs during the European Elvis Championships in Birmingham, central England, on January 6, 2013. The championship brings Elvis fans and tribute artists from around the world to celebrate the King of Rock and Roll around his birthday on January 8. AFP PHOTO/BEN STANSALL (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)

  • European Elvis Championships - Birmingham

    Andrejus Rascinski, aged nine, from Birmingham, waits to perform during the under-14 European Elvis Championships at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole hotel, Birmingham.

  • European Elvis Championships - Birmingham

    (Left - right) Elvis tribute artists Patrick Byrne from Essex, Nicky Vegas from Hinckley and Andy Wood from Leeds pose as they wait to perform during the final of the European Elvis Championships at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole hotel, Birmingham.

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    Elvis tribute artist Carl Ryder from Birmingham performs during the final of the European Elvis Championships at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole hotel, Birmingham.

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    Elvis tribute artists Patrick Byrne from Essex looks at his reflection in a mirror before performing during the final of the European Elvis Championships at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole hotel, Birmingham.

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    Elvis tribute artists Carl Ryder from Birmingham and Steve Storm (right) from Manchester make final adjustments to their costumes in front of a mirror as they wait to perform during the final of the European Elvis Championships at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole hotel, Birmingham.

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    Nicky Vegas from Hinckley on his way to perform during the final of the European Elvis Championships at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole hotel, Birmingham.

  • European Elvis Championships - Birmingham

    Elvis tribute artist Pat Bryne poses for pictures as he waits to perform during the European Elvis Championships in Birmingham, central England, on January 6, 2013. The championship brings Elvis fans and tribute artists from around the world to celebrate the King of Rock and Roll around his birthday on January 8. AFP PHOTO/BEN STANSALL (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)

  • European Elvis Championships - Birmingham

    Andrejus Rascinski, aged nine, from Birmingham, waits to perform during the under-14 European Elvis Championships at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole hotel, Birmingham.

  • European Elvis Championships - Birmingham

    (Left - right) Elvis tribute artists Patrick Byrne from Essex, Nicky Vegas from Hinckley and Andy Wood from Leeds pose as they wait to perform during the final of the European Elvis Championships at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole hotel, Birmingham.

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    Elvis tribute artist Fisher Stevens performs during the final of the European Elvis Championships at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole hotel, Birmingham.

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    A memorabilia stall at the European Elvis Championships at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole hotel, Birmingham.

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    A memorabilia stall at the European Elvis Championships at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole hotel, Birmingham.

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    A memorabilia stall at the European Elvis Championships at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole hotel, Birmingham.

Tuesday 8th January 2013

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Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi receives the FIFA Ballon d'Or award during the FIFA Ballon d'Or awards ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich.

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    Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi receives the FIFA Ballon d'Or award from FIFA President Joseph Blatter (R) during the FIFA Ballon d'Or awards ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich on January 7, 2013. AFP PHOTO / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi receives the FIFA Ballon d'Or award during the FIFA Ballon d'Or awards ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich on January 7, 2013. AFP PHOTO / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi receives the FIFA Ballon d'Or award during the FIFA Ballon d'Or awards ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich on January 7, 2013. AFP PHOTO / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi receives the FIFA Ballon d'Or award during the FIFA Ballon d'Or awards ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich on January 7, 2013. AFP PHOTO / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi receives the FIFA Ballon d'Or award from FIFA President Joseph Blatter during the FIFA Ballon d'Or awards ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich on January 7, 2013. AFP PHOTO / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi receives the FIFA Ballon d'Or award during the FIFA Ballon d'Or awards ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich on January 7, 2013. AFP PHOTO / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Italy's Fabio Cannavaro (C) shows the envelope with the name of the winner, Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi of the FIFA Ballon d'Or award from FIFA President Joseph Blatter (R) during the FIFA Ballon d'Or awards ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich on January 7, 2013. AFP PHOTO / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi receives the FIFA Ballon d'Or award during the FIFA Ballon d'Or awards ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich on January 7, 2013. AFP PHOTO / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    FIFA Ballon d'Or award winner Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi (L) poses with FIFA Women's footballer of the year US forward Abby Wambach after the FIFA Ballon d'Or awards ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich on January 7, 2013. AFP PHOTO / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    (Top L-R) Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid's Marcello, Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos, Barcelona's Gerard Pique, Barcelona's Dani Alves, Real Madrid's Iker Casillas (Bottom L-R) Atletico Madrid's Colombian forward Radamel Falcao, Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi, Barcelona's Spanish midfielder Andres Iniesta, Barcelona's Xavi Hernandez and Real Madrid's Xabi Alonso receive the FIFA/FIFPro World XI award during the FIFA Ballon d'Or awards ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich on January 7, 2013. AFP PHOTO / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    (L-R) Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo, Atletico Madrid's Colombian forward Radamel Falcao, Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi, Barcelona's Spanish midfielder Andres Iniesta, Barcelona's Xavi Hernandez, Real Madrid's Xabi Alonso, Real Madrid's Marcello, Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos, Barcelona's Gerard Pique, Barcelona's Dani Alves and Real Madrid's Iker Casillas receive the FIFA/FIFPro World XI award during the FIFA Ballon d'Or awards ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich on January 7, 2013. AFP PHOTO / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    (L-R) Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo, Atletico Madrid's Colombian forward Radamel Falcao, Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi, Barcelona's Spanish midfielder Andres Iniesta, Barcelona's Xavi Hernandez, Real Madrid's Xabi Alonso, Real Madrid's Marcello, Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos, Barcelona's Gerard Pique, Barcelona's Dani Alves and Real Madrid's Iker Casillas receive the FIFA/FIFPro World XI award during the FIFA Ballon d'Or awards ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich on January 7, 2013. AFP PHOTO / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    (L-R) Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo, Atletico Madrid's Colombian forward Radamel Falcao, Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi, Barcelona's Spanish midfielder Andres Iniesta, Barcelona's Xavi Hernandez, Real Madrid's Xabi Alonso, Real Madrid's Marcello receive the FIFA/FIFPro World XI award during the FIFA Ballon d'Or awards ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich on January 7, 2013. AFP PHOTO / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi receives the FIFA Ballon d'Or award during the FIFA Ballon d'Or awards ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich on January 7, 2013. AFP PHOTO / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi receives the FIFA Ballon d'Or award during the FIFA Ballon d'Or awards ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich on January 7, 2013. AFP PHOTO / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    (Top L-R) Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid's Marcello, Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos, Barcelona's Gerard Pique, Barcelona's Dani Alves, Real Madrid's Iker Casillas (Bottom L-R) Atletico Madrid's Colombian forward Radamel Falcao, Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi, Barcelona's Spanish midfielder Andres Iniesta, Barcelona's Xavi Hernandez and Real Madrid's Xabi Alonso receive the FIFA/FIFPro World XI award during the FIFA Ballon d'Or awards ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich on January 7, 2013. AFP PHOTO / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    (Top L-R) Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid's Marcello, Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos, Barcelona's Gerard Pique, Barcelona's Dani Alves, Real Madrid's Iker Casillas (Bottom L-R) Atletico Madrid's Colombian forward Radamel Falcao, Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi, Barcelona's Spanish midfielder Andres Iniesta, Barcelona's Xavi Hernandez and Real Madrid's Xabi Alonso receive the FIFA/FIFPro World XI award during the FIFA Ballon d'Or awards ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich on January 7, 2013. AFP PHOTO / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    (Top L-R) Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid's Marcello, Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos, Barcelona's Gerard Pique, Barcelona's Dani Alves, Real Madrid's Iker Casillas (Bottom L-R) Atletico Madrid's Colombian forward Radamel Falcao, Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi, Barcelona's Spanish midfielder Andres Iniesta, Barcelona's Xavi Hernandez and Real Madrid's Xabi Alonso receive the FIFA/FIFPro World XI award during the FIFA Ballon d'Or awards ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich on January 7, 2013. AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI (Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi (C) receives the FIFA Ballon d'Or award from Italy's Fabio Cannavaro (C) and FIFA President Joseph Blatter during the FIFA Ballon d'Or awards ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich on January 7, 2013. AFP PHOTO / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi (C) receives the FIFA Ballon d'Or award from Italy's Fabio Cannavaro (C) and FIFA President Joseph Blatter during the FIFA Ballon d'Or awards ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich on January 7, 2013. AFP PHOTO / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi receives the FIFA Ballon d'Or award during the FIFA Ballon d'Or awards ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich on January 7, 2013. AFP PHOTO / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    (L-R) Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo, Atletico Madrid's Colombian forward Radamel Falcao, Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi, Barcelona's Spanish midfielder Andres Iniesta, Barcelona's Xavi Hernandez, Real Madrid's Xabi Alonso, Real Madrid's Marcello, Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos, Barcelona's Gerard Pique, Barcelona's Dani Alves and Real Madrid's Iker Casillas receive the FIFA/FIFPro World XI award during the FIFA Ballon d'Or awards ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich on January 7, 2013. AFP PHOTO / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Ballon d'Or finalists (L-R) Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi, Barcelona's Spanish midfielder Andres Iniesta and Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo stand on stage during the FIFA Ballon d'Or awards ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich on January 7, 2013. AFP PHOTO / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Italy's Fabio Cannavaro shows the envelope with the name of the winner, Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi of the FIFA Ballon d'Or award from FIFA President Joseph Blatter (R) during the FIFA Ballon d'Or awards ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich on January 7, 2013. AFP PHOTO / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi receives the FIFA Ballon d'Or award during the FIFA Ballon d'Or awards ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich on January 7, 2013. AFP PHOTO / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - JANUARY 07: Lionel Messi signs autographs poses during the red carpet arrivals for the FIFA Ballon d’Or Gala 2012 on January 7, 2013 at Congress House in Zurich, Switzerland. (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Getty Images)

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    Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi (C) is greeted by French actor Gerard Depardieu (R) and General director of Group L’Equipe Francois Moriniere prior to the start of the FIFA Ballon d'Or awards ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich on January 7, 2013. AFP PHOTO / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Ballon d'Or finalists (L-R) Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo, Barcelona's Spanish midfielder Andres Iniesta and Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi pose prior to the start of the FIFA Ballon d'Or awards ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich on January 7, 2013. AFP PHOTO / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi (back) arrives on stage by Barcelona's Spanish midfielder Andres Iniesta during the FIFA Ballon d'Or awards ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich on January 7, 2013. AFP PHOTO / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi (L) is greeted by French actor Gerard Depardieu prior to the start of the FIFA Ballon d'Or awards ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich on January 7, 2013. AFP PHOTO / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - JANUARY 07: Lionel Messi of Barcelona poses during the red carpet arrivals for the FIFA Ballon d’Or Gala 2012 on January 7, 2013 at Congress House in Zurich, Switzerland. (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Getty Images)

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    Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi (L) looks at Barcelona's Spanish midfielder Andres Iniesta on stage during the FIFA Ballon d'Or awards ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich on January 7, 2013. AFP PHOTO / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi (L) poses for a picture prior to the start of the FIFA Ballon d'Or awards ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich on January 7, 2013. AFP PHOTO / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)

  • FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala 2012

    ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - JANUARY 07: Lionel Messi signs autographs poses during the red carpet arrivals for the FIFA Ballon d’Or Gala 2012 on January 7, 2013 at Congress House in Zurich, Switzerland. (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Getty Images)

  • FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala 2012

    ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - JANUARY 07: Lionel Messi of Barcelona poses during the red carpet arrivals for the FIFA Ballon d’Or Gala 2012 on January 7, 2013 at Congress House in Zurich, Switzerland. (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Getty Images)

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    French actor Gerard Depardieu (C) tries to shake hands with Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi (C) at the start of the FIFA Ballon d'Or awards ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich on January 7, 2013. AFP PHOTO / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi smiles prior to the start of the FIFA Ballon d'Or awards ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich on January 7, 2013. AFP PHOTO / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Ballon d'Or finalists (L-R) Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo, Barcelona's Spanish midfielder Andres Iniesta and Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi pose prior to the start of the FIFA Ballon d'Or awards ceremony at the Kongresshaus in Zurich on January 7, 2013. AFP PHOTO / OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Wednesday 9th January 2013

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Victims of the Seastreak Wall Street ferry accident are aided by rescue personnel, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013 in New York. The ferry, rear, from New Jersey made a hard landing at the dock as it pulled up to lower Manhattan during Wednesday morning rush hour, injuring as many as 50 people, at least one critically, officials said.

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  • Injured passengers from the Seastreak Wall Street ferry wait for transport, in New York, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013. The ferry from Atlantic Highlands, N.J., banged into the mooring as it arrived at South Street in lower Manhattan during morning rush hour, injuring as many as 50 people, at least one critically, officials said.(AP Photo/Richard Drew)

  • An injured passenger from the Seastreak Wall Street ferry waits to be taken to an ambulance, in New York, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013. The ferry from Atlantic Highlands, N.J., banged into the mooring as it arrived at South Street in lower Manhattan during morning rush hour, injuring as many as 50 people, at least one critically, officials said.(AP Photo/Richard Drew)

  • Passengers from the Seastreak Wall Street ferry wait to be taken to ambulances, in New York, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013. The ferry from Atlantic Highlands, N.J., banged into the mooring as it arrived at South Street in lower Manhattan during morning rush hour, injuring as many as 50 people, at least one critically, officials said.(AP Photo/Richard Drew)

  • An injured passenger from the Seastreak Wall Street ferry is interviewed by a New York City Police officer, in New York, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013. The Seastreak Wall Street ferry from Atlantic Highlands, N.J., banged into the mooring as it arrived at South Street in lower Manhattan during morning rush hour, injuring as many as 50 people, at least one critically, officials said.(AP Photo/Richard Drew)

  • Commuter Ferry Accident In Lower Manhattan Injures A Dozen People

    NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 09: An injured person is carried to a waiting ambulance following an early morning ferry accident during rush hour in Lower Manhattan on January 9, 2013 in New York City. About 50 people were injured in the accident, which left a large gash on the front side of the Seastreak ferry at Pier 11. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

  • Commuter Ferry Accident In Lower Manhattan Injures A Dozen People

    NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 09: An injured person is carried to a waiting ambulance following an early morning ferry accident during rush hour in Lower Manhattan on January 9, 2013 in New York City. About 50 people were injured in the accident, which left a large gash on the front side of the Seastreak ferry at Pier 11. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

  • Commuter Ferry Accident In Lower Manhattan Injures A Dozen People

    NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 09: An injured person is carried to a waiting ambulance following an early morning ferry accident during rush hour in Lower Manhattan on January 9, 2013 in New York City. About 50 people were injured in the accident, which left a large gash on the front side of the Seastreak ferry at Pier 11. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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    An injured man is evacuated after a commuter ferry slammed into a pier in New York, January 9, 2013. About 50 people were injured when a rush-hour ferry packed with commuters smashed into a pier in New York City on Wednesday, firefighters said. The accident took place at 8:45 am (1345 GMT) on Pier 11 in the East River in lower Manhattan, not far from Wall Street, the New York Fire Department said. The ferry was arriving from New Jersey. 'We are assessing 50 patients on the scene right now. We don't know what kind of injuries they have,' an NYFD spokeswoman said. AFP PHOTO/EMMANUEL DUNAND (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

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    NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 09: Injured passengers are aided following an early morning ferry accident during rush hour in Lower Manhattan on January 9, 2013 in New York City. About 50 people were injured in the accident, which left a large gash on the front side of the Seastreak ferry at Pier 11. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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    New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg inspects the damage after the commuter ferry slammed into a pier in New York, January 9, 2013. About 50 people were injured when a rush-hour ferry packed with commuters smashed into a pier in New York City on Wednesday, firefighters said. The accident took place at 8:45 am (1345 GMT) on Pier 11 in the East River in lower Manhattan, not far from Wall Street, the New York Fire Department said. The ferry was arriving from New Jersey. 'We are assessing 50 patients on the scene right now. We don't know what kind of injuries they have,' an NYFD spokeswoman said. AFP PHOTO/EMMANUEL DUNAND (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

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    New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg inspects the damage after the commuter ferry slammed into a pier in New York, January 9, 2013. About 50 people were injured when a rush-hour ferry packed with commuters smashed into a pier in New York City on Wednesday, firefighters said. The accident took place at 8:45 am (1345 GMT) on Pier 11 in the East River in lower Manhattan, not far from Wall Street, the New York Fire Department said. The ferry was arriving from New Jersey. 'We are assessing 50 patients on the scene right now. We don't know what kind of injuries they have,' an NYFD spokeswoman said. AFP PHOTO/EMMANUEL DUNAND (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

  • A victim of the Seastreak Wall Street ferry accident waits to be carried by stretcher to an ambulance, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013 in New York. The ferry from New Jersey made a hard landing at the dock as it pulled up to lower Manhattan during Wednesday morning rush hour, injuring as many as 50 people, at least one critically, officials said. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

  • An injured passenger from the Seastreak Wall Street ferry is taken to an ambulance, in New York, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013. The ferry from Atlantic Highlands, N.J., banged into the mooring as it arrived at South Street in lower Manhattan during morning rush hour, injuring as many as 50 people, at least one critically, officials said.(AP Photo/Richard Drew)

  • Victims of the Seastreak Wall Street ferry accident are aided by rescue personnel, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013 in New York. The ferry, rear, from New Jersey made a hard landing at the dock as it pulled up to lower Manhattan during Wednesday morning rush hour, injuring as many as 50 people, at least one critically, officials said. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

  • Commuter Ferry Accident In Lower Manhattan Injures A Dozen People

    NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 09: An injured person is carried to a waiting ambulance following an early morning ferry accident during rush hour in Lower Manhattan on January 9, 2013 in New York City. About 50 people were injured in the accident, which left a large gash on the front side of the Seastreak ferry at Pier 11. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

  • Commuter Ferry Accident In Lower Manhattan Injures A Dozen People

    NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 09: An injured person is carried to a waiting ambulance following an early morning ferry accident during rush hour in Lower Manhattan on January 9, 2013 in New York City. About 50 people were injured in the accident, which left a large gash on the front side of the Seastreak ferry at Pier 11. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

  • Commuter Ferry Accident In Lower Manhattan Injures A Dozen People

    NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 09: An injured person is carried to a waiting ambulance following an early morning ferry accident during rush hour in Lower Manhattan on January 9, 2013 in New York City. About 50 people were injured in the accident, which left a large gash on the front side of the Seastreak ferry at Pier 11. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

  • Commuter Ferry Accident In Lower Manhattan Injures A Dozen People

    NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 09: An injured person is carried to a waiting ambulance following an early morning ferry accident during rush hour in Lower Manhattan on January 9, 2013 in New York City. About 50 people were injured in the accident, which left a large gash on the front side of the Seastreak ferry at Pier 11. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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    A security personel surveys the damage to the hull of a commuter ferry after it slammed into a pier in New York, January 9, 2013. About 50 people were injured when a rush-hour ferry packed with commuters smashed into a pier in New York City on Wednesday, firefighters said. The accident took place at 8:45 am (1345 GMT) on Pier 11 in the East River in lower Manhattan, not far from Wall Street, the New York Fire Department said. The ferry was arriving from New Jersey. 'We are assessing 50 patients on the scene right now. We don't know what kind of injuries they have,' an NYFD spokeswoman said. AFP PHOTO/EMMANUEL DUNAND (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-ACCIDENT- SEA-FERRY

    A security personel surveys the damage to the hull of a commuter ferry after it slammed into a pier in New York, January 9, 2013. About 50 people were injured when a rush-hour ferry packed with commuters smashed into a pier in New York City on Wednesday, firefighters said. The accident took place at 8:45 am (1345 GMT) on Pier 11 in the East River in lower Manhattan, not far from Wall Street, the New York Fire Department said. The ferry was arriving from New Jersey. 'We are assessing 50 patients on the scene right now. We don't know what kind of injuries they have,' an NYFD spokeswoman said. AFP PHOTO/EMMANUEL DUNAND (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-ACCIDENT- SEA-FERRY

    An injured man is evacuated after a commuter ferry slammed into a pier in New York, January 9, 2013. About 50 people were injured when a rush-hour ferry packed with commuters smashed into a pier in New York City on Wednesday, firefighters said. The accident took place at 8:45 am (1345 GMT) on Pier 11 in the East River in lower Manhattan, not far from Wall Street, the New York Fire Department said. The ferry was arriving from New Jersey. 'We are assessing 50 patients on the scene right now. We don't know what kind of injuries they have,' an NYFD spokeswoman said. AFP PHOTO/EMMANUEL DUNAND (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-ACCIDENT-SEA-FERRY

    Injured people are evacuated after a commuter ferry slammed into a pier in New York, January 9, 2013. About 50 people were injured when a rush-hour ferry packed with commuters smashed into a pier in New York City on Wednesday, firefighters said. The accident took place at 8:45 am (1345 GMT) on Pier 11 in the East River in lower Manhattan, not far from Wall Street, the New York Fire Department said. The ferry was arriving from New Jersey. 'We are assessing 50 patients on the scene right now. We don't know what kind of injuries they have,' an NYFD spokeswoman said. AFP PHOTO/EMMANUEL DUNAND (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-ACCIDENT-SEA-FERRY

    Injured people are evacuated after a commuter ferry slammed into a pier in New York, January 9, 2013. About 50 people were injured when a rush-hour ferry packed with commuters smashed into a pier in New York City on Wednesday, firefighters said. The accident took place at 8:45 am (1345 GMT) on Pier 11 in the East River in lower Manhattan, not far from Wall Street, the New York Fire Department said. The ferry was arriving from New Jersey. 'We are assessing 50 patients on the scene right now. We don't know what kind of injuries they have,' an NYFD spokeswoman said. AFP PHOTO/EMMANUEL DUNAND (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-ACCIDENT-SEA-FERRY

    An injured woman is evacuated after a commuter ferry slammed into a pier in New York, January 9, 2013. About 50 people were injured when a rush-hour ferry packed with commuters smashed into a pier in New York City on Wednesday, firefighters said. The accident took place at 8:45 am (1345 GMT) on Pier 11 in the East River in lower Manhattan, not far from Wall Street, the New York Fire Department said. The ferry was arriving from New Jersey. 'We are assessing 50 patients on the scene right now. We don't know what kind of injuries they have,' an NYFD spokeswoman said. AFP PHOTO/EMMANUEL DUNAND (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-ACCIDENT-SEA-FERRY

    Injured people are evacuated after a commuter ferry slammed into a pier in New York, January 9, 2013. About 50 people were injured when a rush-hour ferry packed with commuters smashed into a pier in New York City on Wednesday, firefighters said. The accident took place at 8:45 am (1345 GMT) on Pier 11 in the East River in lower Manhattan, not far from Wall Street, the New York Fire Department said. The ferry was arriving from New Jersey. 'We are assessing 50 patients on the scene right now. We don't know what kind of injuries they have,' an NYFD spokeswoman said. AFP PHOTO/EMMANUEL DUNAND (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-ACCIDENT-SEA-FERRY

    Injured people are evacuated after a commuter ferry slammed into a pier in New York, January 9, 2013. About 50 people were injured when a rush-hour ferry packed with commuters smashed into a pier in New York City on Wednesday, firefighters said. The accident took place at 8:45 am (1345 GMT) on Pier 11 in the East River in lower Manhattan, not far from Wall Street, the New York Fire Department said. The ferry was arriving from New Jersey. 'We are assessing 50 patients on the scene right now. We don't know what kind of injuries they have,' an NYFD spokeswoman said. AFP PHOTO/EMMANUEL DUNAND (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-ACCIDENT-SEA-FERRY

    Firemen inspect the damage after a commuter ferry slammed into a pier in New York, January 9, 2013. About 50 people were injured when a rush-hour ferry packed with commuters smashed into a pier in New York City on Wednesday, firefighters said. The accident took place at 8:45 am (1345 GMT) on Pier 11 in the East River in lower Manhattan, not far from Wall Street, the New York Fire Department said. The ferry was arriving from New Jersey. 'We are assessing 50 patients on the scene right now. We don't know what kind of injuries they have,' an NYFD spokeswoman said. AFP PHOTO/EMMANUEL DUNAND (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Commuter Ferry Accident In Lower Manhattan Injures A Dozen People

    NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 09: People watch as injured passengers are aided following an early morning ferry accident during rush hour in Lower Manhattan on January 9, 2013 in New York City. About 50 people were injured in the accident, which left a large gash on the front side of the Seastreak ferry at Pier 11. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

  • US-ACCIDENT-SEA-FERRY

    Firemen inspect the commuter ferry after it slammed into a pier in New York, January 9, 2013. About 50 people were injured when a rush-hour ferry packed with commuters smashed into a pier in New York City on Wednesday, firefighters said. The accident took place at 8:45 am (1345 GMT) on Pier 11 in the East River in lower Manhattan, not far from Wall Street, the New York Fire Department said. The ferry was arriving from New Jersey. 'We are assessing 50 patients on the scene right now. We don't know what kind of injuries they have,' an NYFD spokeswoman said. AFP PHOTO/EMMANUEL DUNAND (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-ACCIDENT-SEA-FERRY

    Onlookers watch as security personel inspect the commuter ferry that slammed into a pier in New York, January 9, 2013. About 50 people were injured when a rush-hour ferry packed with commuters smashed into a pier in New York City on Wednesday, firefighters said. The accident took place at 8:45 am (1345 GMT) on Pier 11 in the East River in lower Manhattan, not far from Wall Street, the New York Fire Department said. The ferry was arriving from New Jersey. 'We are assessing 50 patients on the scene right now. We don't know what kind of injuries they have,' an NYFD spokeswoman said. AFP PHOTO/EMMANUEL DUNAND (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Commuter Ferry Accident In Lower Manhattan Injures A Dozen People

    NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 09: Injured passengers are aided following an early morning ferry accident during rush hour in Lower Manhattan on January 9, 2013 in New York City. About 50 people were injured in the accident, which left a large gash on the front side of the Seastreak ferry at Pier 11. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

  • Commuter Ferry Accident In Lower Manhattan Injures A Dozen People

    NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 09: A gash in the Seastreak ferry is viewed following an early morning ferry accident during rush hour in Lower Manhattan on January 9, 2013 in New York City. About 50 people were injured in the accident, which left a large gash on the front side of the Seastreak ferry at Pier 11. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

  • Commuter Ferry Accident In Lower Manhattan Injures A Dozen People

    NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 09: A gash in the Seastreak ferry is viewed following an early morning ferry accident during rush hour in Lower Manhattan on January 9, 2013 in New York City. About 50 people were injured in the accident, which left a large gash on the front side of the Seastreak ferry at Pier 11. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

  • Commuter Ferry Accident In Lower Manhattan Injures A Dozen People

    NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 09: Injured passengers are aided following an early morning ferry accident during rush hour in Lower Manhattan on January 9, 2013 in New York City. About 50 people were injured in the accident, which left a large gash on the front side of the Seastreak ferry at Pier 11. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

  • Commuter Ferry Accident In Lower Manhattan Injures A Dozen People

    NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 09: An injured person is carried to a waiting ambulance following an early morning ferry accident during rush hour in Lower Manhattan on January 9, 2013 in New York City. About 50 people were injured in the accident, which left a large gash on the front side of the Seastreak ferry at Pier 11. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

  • Commuter Ferry Accident In Lower Manhattan Injures A Dozen People

    NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 09: An injured person is carried to a waiting ambulance following an early morning ferry accident during rush hour in Lower Manhattan on January 9, 2013 in New York City. About 50 people were injured in the accident, which left a large gash on the front side of the Seastreak ferry at Pier 11. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

  • New York City firefighters remove an injured passenger of the Seastreak Wall Street ferry, in New York, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013. The Seastreak Wall Street ferry from Atlantic Highlands, N.J., banged into the mooring as it arrived at South Street in lower Manhattan during morning rush hour, injuring as many as 50 people, at least one critically, officials said. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

  • Injured passengers of the Seastreak Wall Street ferry are aided, in New York, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013. The ferry from Atlantic Highlands, N.J., banged into the mooring as it arrived at South Street in lower Manhattan during morning rush hour, injuring as many as 50 people, at least one critically, officials said.(AP Photo/Richard Drew)

  • Injured passengers of the Seastreak Wall Street ferry are aided, in New York, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013. The ferry from Atlantic Highlands, N.J., banged into the mooring as it arrived at South Street in lower Manhattan during morning rush hour, injuring as many as 50 people, at least one critically, officials said.(AP Photo/Richard Drew)

  • New York City firefighters remove an injured passenger of the Seastreak Wall Street ferry, in New York, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013. The ferry from Atlantic Highlands, N.J., banged into the mooring as it arrived at South Street in lower Manhattan during morning rush hour, injuring as many as 50 people, at least one critically, officials said.(AP Photo/Richard Drew)

  • An injured passenger of a New Jersey ferry is loaded into an ambulance, in New York, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013. The Fire Department says at least 50 people were injured when the ferry struck a dock during rush hour. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

  • New York City firefighters walk the deck of the Seastreak Wall Street ferry in New York, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013. The ferry from Atlantic Highlands, N.J., banged into the mooring as it arrived at South Street in lower Manhattan during morning rush hour, injuring as many as 50 people, at least one critically, officials said.(AP Photo/Richard Drew)

  • New York City firefighters walk the deck of the Seastreak Wall Street ferry in New York, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013. The ferry from Atlantic Highlands, N.J., banged into the mooring as it arrived at South Street in lower Manhattan during morning rush hour, injuring as many as 50 people, at least one critically, officials said.(AP Photo/Richard Drew)

  • An injured passenger of the Seastreak Wall Street ferry is aided by New York City firefighters, in New York, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013. The ferry from Atlantic Highlands, N.J., banged into the mooring as it arrived at South Street in lower Manhattan during morning rush hour, injuring as many as 50 people, at least one critically, officials said. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

  • A victim of the Seastreak Wall Street ferry accident is carried on a stretcher by rescue personnel, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013 in New York. The ferry, rear, from New Jersey, made a hard landing at the dock as it pulled up to lower Manhattan during Wednesday morning rush hour, injuring as many as 50 people, at least one critically, officials said. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

  • New York City firefighters survey damage to the Seastreak Wall Street ferry in New York, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013. The ferry from Atlantic Highlands, N.J., banged into the mooring as it arrived at South Street in lower Manhattan during morning rush hour, injuring as many as 50 people, at least one critically, officials said.(AP Photo/Richard Drew)

  • An injured passenger from the Seastreak Wall Street ferry is taken to an ambulance, in New York, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013. The ferry from Atlantic Highlands, N.J., banged into the mooring as it arrived at South Street in lower Manhattan during morning rush hour, injuring as many as 50 people, at least one critically, officials said.(AP Photo/Richard Drew)

  • An injured passenger from the Seastreak Wall Street ferry is taken to an ambulance, in New York, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013. The ferry from Atlantic Highlands, N.J., banged into the mooring as it arrived at South Street in lower Manhattan during morning rush hour, injuring as many as 50 people, at least one critically, officials said.(AP Photo/Richard Drew)

  • An injured passenger from the Seastreak Wall Street ferry is taken to an ambulance, in New York, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013. The ferry from Atlantic Highlands, N.J., banged into the mooring as it arrived at South Street in lower Manhattan during morning rush hour, injuring as many as 50 people, at least one critically, officials said.(AP Photo/Richard Drew)

  • A hole is torn near the bow of the Seastreak Wall Street ferry after it banged into the mooring as it arrived at a pier in New York's financial district Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013. Police and fire officials say 30 to 50 people were injured when the ferry struck a dock during the morning rush hour. (AP Photo/Larry Neumeister)

  • This aerial photo provided by WABC News Channel 7 shows damage to a commuter ferry in Lower Manhattan, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, in New York. The Fire Department says about 17 people were injured when the ferry from New Jersey struck a dock during rush hour. (AP Photo/WABC News Channel 7)

Thursday 10th January 2013

taylor swift

Singer Taylor Swift, winner of Favorite Country Artist walks onstage at the 39th Annual People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California.

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  • 39th Annual People's Choice Awards - Press Room

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 09: Actress Lea Michele, winner of Favorite TV Comedy Actress, poses in the press room at the 39th Annual People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on January 9, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • US-PEOPLES CHOICE AWARDS-TROPHY

    Actress Lea Michele holds the award for winner of the Favorite TV Comedy Actress in the press room at the 2012 People's Choice Awards at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, California, on January 09, 2013. AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

  • 39th Annual People's Choice Awards - Arrivals

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 09: Actress Lea Michele attends the 39th Annual People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on January 9, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • 39th Annual People's Choice Awards - Arrivals

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 09: Actress Lea Michele attends the 39th Annual People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on January 9, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • US-PEOPLES CHOICE AWARDS-TROPHY

    Actress Lea Michele holds the award for winner of the Favorite TV Comedy Actress in the press room at the 2012 People's Choice Awards at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, California, on January 09, 2013. AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

  • 39th Annual People's Choice Awards - Arrivals

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 09: Actress Lea Michele attends the 39th Annual People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on January 9, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • 39th Annual People's Choice Awards - Show

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 09: Actress Lea Michele, winner of Favorite TV Comedy Actress walks onstage at the 39th Annual People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on January 9, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for PCA)

  • 39th Annual People's Choice Awards - Show

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 09: Actress Lea Michele, winner of Favorite TV Comedy Actress, speaks onstage at the 39th Annual People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on January 9, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for PCA)

  • US-PEOPLES CHOICE AWARDS-ARRIVALS

    Actress Lea Michele arrives for the 34th Annual People's Choice Awards at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California, January 9, 2013. AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-PEOPLES CHOICE AWARDS-ARRIVALS

    Actress Lea Michele arrives for the 34th Annual People's Choice Awards at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California, January 9, 2013. AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US - ENTERTAINMENT - PEOPLES CHOICE AWARDS-ARRIVALS

    Actress Lea Michele holds her trophy for Favorite TV Comedy Actress during the People's Choice Awards at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California, January 9, 2013. AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

  • 39th Annual People's Choice Awards - Backstage And Audience

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 09: (L-R) Actors Lea Michele and Ian Somerhalder attend the 39th Annual People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on January 9, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for PCA)

  • 39th Annual People's Choice Awards - Backstage And Audience

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 09: (L-R) Actress Lea Michele and tv personality Ellen DeGeneres attend the 39th Annual People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on January 9, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for PCA)

  • 39th Annual People's Choice Awards - Press Room

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 09: (L-R) Actress Lea Michele, winner of Favorite TV Comedy Actress, and actor Chris Colfer, winner of Favorite TV Comedy Actor, pose in the press room at the 39th Annual People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on January 9, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • 39th Annual People's Choice Awards - Press Room

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 09: Actress Lea Michele, winner of Favorite TV Comedy Actress, poses in the press room at the 39th Annual People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on January 9, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • 39th Annual People's Choice Awards - Press Room

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 09: Actress Lea Michele, winner of Favorite TV Comedy Actress, poses in the press room at the 39th Annual People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on January 9, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • 39th Annual People's Choice Awards - Backstage And Audience

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 09: (L-R) Actors Chris Colfer and Lea Michele attend the 39th Annual People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on January 9, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for PCA)

  • 39th Annual People's Choice Awards - Backstage And Audience

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 09: (L-R) Actors Lea Michele and Ian Somerhalder attend the 39th Annual People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on January 9, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for PCA)

  • 39th Annual People's Choice Awards - Backstage And Audience

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 09: Actress Lea Michele attends the 39th Annual People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on January 9, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for PCA)

  • 39th Annual People's Choice Awards - Backstage And Audience

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 09: Actress Lea Michele attends the 39th Annual People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on January 9, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for PCA)

  • 39th Annual People's Choice Awards - Backstage And Audience

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 09: (L-R) Singer Taylor Swift, tv personality Ellen DeGeneres and actress Portia de Rossi attend the 39th Annual People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on January 9, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for PCA)

  • US - ENTERTAINMENT - PEOPLES CHOICE AWARDS-ARRIVALS

    Singer Taylor Swift arrives for the 34th Annual People's Choice Awards at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California, January 9, 2013. AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

  • 39th Annual People's Choice Awards - Red Carpet

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 09: Singer Taylor Swift attends the 39th Annual People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on January 9, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for PCA)

  • 39th Annual People's Choice Awards - Red Carpet

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 09: Actress Mae Whitman (L) and singer Taylor Swift attend the 39th Annual People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on January 9, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for PCA)

  • 39th Annual People's Choice Awards - Show

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 09: Singer Taylor Swift speaks onstage at the 39th Annual People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on January 9, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for PCA)

  • 39th Annual People's Choice Awards - Show

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 09: Singer Taylor Swift speaks onstage at the 39th Annual People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on January 9, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for PCA)

  • 39th Annual People's Choice Awards - Show

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 09: Singer Taylor Swift, winner of Favorite Country Artist, onstage at the 39th Annual People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on January 9, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for PCA)

  • 39th Annual People's Choice Awards - Show

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 09: Singer Taylor Swift, winner of Favorite Country Artist, onstage at the 39th Annual People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on January 9, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for PCA)

  • 39th Annual People's Choice Awards - Show

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 09: Singer Taylor Swift speaks onstage onstage at the 39th Annual People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on January 9, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for PCA)

  • 39th Annual People's Choice Awards - Show

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 09: Singer Taylor Swift speaks onstage at the 39th Annual People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on January 9, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for PCA)

  • 39th Annual People's Choice Awards - Show

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 09: Singer Taylor Swift and actor Johnny Galecki onstage at the 39th Annual People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on January 9, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for PCA)

  • 39th Annual People's Choice Awards - Arrivals

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 09: Singer Taylor Swift attends the 39th Annual People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on January 9, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • US - ENTERTAINMENT - PEOPLES CHOICE AWARDS - ARRIVALS

    Singer Taylor Swift 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 - ENTERTAINMENT - PEOPLES CHOICE AWARDS - ARRIVALS

    Singer Taylor Swift 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)

  • 39th Annual People's Choice Awards - Arrivals

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 09: Singer Taylor Swift (C) attends the 39th Annual People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on January 9, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • 39th Annual People's Choice Awards - Backstage And Audience

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 09: (L-R) Actor Johnny Galecki, singer Taylor Swift and actress Olivia Munn attend the 39th Annual People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on January 9, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for PCA)

  • 39th Annual People's Choice Awards - Show

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 09: Singer Taylor Swift (R), winner of Favorite Country Artist, accepts award from actress Olivia Munn (L) during the 39th Annual People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on January 9, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for PCA)

  • 39th Annual People's Choice Awards - Backstage And Audience

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 09: Singer Taylor Swift, winner of Favorite Country Artist walks onstage at the 39th Annual People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on January 9, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for PCA)

  • 39th Annual People's Choice Awards - Backstage And Audience

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 09: Singer Taylor Swift (C) sits in the audience at the 39th Annual People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on January 9, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for PCA)

  • 39th Annual People's Choice Awards - Backstage And Audience

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 09: (L-R) Actress Jennifer Lawrence and singer Taylor Swift attend the 39th Annual People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on January 9, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for PCA)

  • 39th Annual People's Choice Awards - Backstage And Audience

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 09: (L-R) Actress Jennifer Lawrence and singer Taylor Swift attend the 39th Annual People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on January 9, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for PCA)

  • 39th Annual People's Choice Awards - Show

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 09: Singer Taylor Swift, winner of Favorite Country Artist Award speaks onstage at the 39th Annual People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on January 9, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for PCA)

  • 39th Annual People's Choice Awards - Backstage And Audience

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 09: Singer Taylor Swift, winner of Favorite Country Artist walks onstage at the 39th Annual People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on January 9, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for PCA)

  • 39th Annual People's Choice Awards - Backstage And Audience

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 09: Singer Taylor Swift, winner of Favorite Country Artist walks onstage at the 39th Annual People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on January 9, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for PCA)

  • 39th Annual People's Choice Awards - Backstage And Audience

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 09: Singer Taylor Swift, winner of Favorite Country Artist walks onstage at the 39th Annual People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on January 9, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for PCA)

  • 39th Annual People's Choice Awards - Show

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 09: Actress Jennifer Aniston, winner of Favorite Comedic Movie Actress, speaks onstage at the 39th Annual People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on January 9, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for PCA)

  • Jennifer Aniston Warms Up Winter At Madame Tussausds New York

    NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 13: Jennifer Aniston warms up winter at Madame Tussausds New York at Madame Tussauds on December 13, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Madame Tussauds New York)

  • 39th Annual People's Choice Awards - Backstage And Audience

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 09: Actress Jennifer Aniston attends the 39th Annual People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on January 9, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for PCA)

  • 39th Annual People's Choice Awards - Backstage And Audience

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 09: Actress Jennifer Aniston attends the 39th Annual People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on January 9, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for PCA)

  • 39th Annual People's Choice Awards - Show

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 09: Actress Jennifer Aniston, winner of Favorite Comedic Movie Actress, speaks onstage at the 39th Annual People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on January 9, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for PCA)

  • 39th Annual People's Choice Awards - Backstage And Audience

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 09: Actress Jennifer Aniston attends the 39th Annual People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on January 9, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for PCA)

Friday 11th January 2013

duchess of cambridge

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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  • 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 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)

  • 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 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.

  • Paul Emsley

    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)

  • Paul Emsley

    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)

  • 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)

  • 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)