Pictures Of The Day: 17th January 2013

16/01/2013 17:13 | Updated 17 January 2013

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

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18/01/2013 09:36 GMT

She Bangs, She Bangs

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Michelle Obama dons new hair cut on her 49th Birthday whilst tweeting from her new account

@FLOTUS ‏'The First Lady just met with Inaugural citizen co-chair David Hall ahead of #MLKDay of Service:'

Happy Birthday Michelle Obama

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Happy birthday, @MichelleObama!

17/01/2013 15:51 GMT

Who's Cold??

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Spook Munro has a cold bath during a photocall at Nevis Range Mountain Experience, near Fort William during the launch of the Fort William Mountain Festival 2013, being staged from Thursday 21 to Sunday 24 February at Fort William. The Fort William Mountain Festival is one of the most popular events in Scotland's outdoor adventure calendar. The programme includes inspirational talks from top climbers, mountaineers and extreme sports men and women, entertaining adventure films and mountain skills workshops. It showcases the huge range of outdoor activity opportunities available to visitors to Fort William and Lochaber during the best winter walking and climbing conditions of the year

17/01/2013 15:43 GMT

Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour 2013

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Louis Smith and Ola Jordan during a photocall for Strictly Come Dancing-Live Tour at the NIA, Birmingham. Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour comes to Birmingham on Friday, January 18th for the first night of the 2013 UK tour.

17/01/2013 15:35 GMT

Brass Monkey's

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A group of Crested Macaques, more used to tropical rainforests in Indonesia, huddle for warmth in Dublin Zoo. The primates are endangered in their own land due to hunting and the clearing of their native habitat, sometimes even taken when very young as pets by the local population.

17/01/2013 14:29 GMT


gold nugget

This 177 troy ounce gold nugget (5,505 grams - 5.5kgs) was found by a prospector with a hand held metal detector near Ballarat, Victoria, Australia on January 16, 2013.

17/01/2013 13:34 GMT

Boris Introduces £1 Billion Redevelopment Plan In Croyden

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Mayor of London Boris Johnson, talks with a member of the public, during a walkabout in Croydon, south London, after announcing a £1 billion investment for a redevelopment plan in the area...Read full story here

17/01/2013 12:37 GMT

Alright With The Kids!


Princess Eugenie as she visits the Berlin British School in the German capital as she carries out her first joint overseas engagement with her sister, Princess Beatrice.The royal sisters will travel to Germany for a two-day tour promoting the UK as part of the Great Campaign - a global initiative to attract visitors, business and students to the UK

17/01/2013 12:27 GMT

Fancy A Night In A Inflatable Space Station??

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This artist's rendering provided by Bigelow Aerospace shows a Bigelow inflatable space station. NASA is partnering with this commercial space company to test an inflatable room that can be compressed into a 7-foot tube for delivery to the International Space Station. NASA is expected to install the module by 2015

17/01/2013 11:29 GMT

15 Metre Sperm Whale Found Washed Up On Kapiti Coast

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The dead body of a 15 metre sperm whale (C) lies on a Paraparaumu beach on the Kapiti Coast on. Hundreds of people gathered to see the whale which was washed up on the beach overnight after it died

17/01/2013 10:27 GMT

Light From The Darkness

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An evocative new image from ESO shows a dark cloud where new stars are forming, along with a cluster of brilliant stars that have already emerged from their dusty stellar nursery. The new picture was taken with the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at the La Silla Observatory in Chile and is the best image ever taken in visible light of this little-known object.

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