This week in pictures kicked off with the glamour and buzz of the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards, where a whole host of stars graced the red carpet to show off their industrial talents.

Tuesday saw singer Rihanna do a mammoth 7 cover raunchy shoot for american magazine Complex, has anyone possibly done more than this?

During the early morning rush hour on Wednesday, a tragic helicopter crash in Vauxhall resulted in the death of a experienced and well respected pilot Pete Barnes and one other local man named Matthew Wood.

As rifle enthusiasts flocked to the 35th Annual Shot Show in Las Vegas on Thursday, President Obama accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden spoke about proposals to reduce gun violence in the South Court Auditorium at the White House in Washington.

Snow snow everywhere! On Friday the Met Office issued a rare red weather warning for heavy snow, For commuters this caused travel chaos but for some it was a chance to get the skis out.

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 14th January

adele golden globes

Singer Adele, winner of Best Original Song for a Motion Picture for 'Skyfall' from 'Skyfall,' poses in the press room during the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 13, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California.

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  • US-GOLDEN GLOBES-ARRIVALS

    Actress Michelle Dockery arrives at the Golden Globes awards ceremony in Beverly Hills on January 13, 2013. AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

  • 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 13: Actress Michelle Dockery arrives at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 13, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 13: Actress Michelle Dockery arrives at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 13, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • US-GOLDEN GLOBES-ARRIVALS

    Actress Michelle Dockery arrives at the Golden Globes awards ceremony in Beverly Hills on January 13, 2013. AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

  • smartwater At The Golden Globes Red Carpet

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 13: Actress Michelle Dockery arrives at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 13, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Alexandra Wyman/Getty Images for smartwater)

  • smartwater At The Golden Globes Red Carpet

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 13: Actress Michelle Dockery arrives at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 13, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Alexandra Wyman/Getty Images for smartwater)

  • 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 13: Actress Michelle Dockery arrives at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 13, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 13: Actress Michelle Dockery arrives at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 13, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • Anne Hathaway

    Actress Anne Hathaway arrives at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday Jan. 13, 2013, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • Anne Hathaway

    Actress Anne Hathaway arrives at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday Jan. 13, 2013, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • Anne Hathaway

    Actress Anne Hathaway arrives at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday Jan. 13, 2013, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • Anne Hathaway

    Actress Anne Hathaway arrives at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday Jan. 13, 2013, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

  • Anne Hathaway

    Actress Anne Hathaway arrives at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday Jan. 13, 2013, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

  • Anne Hathaway

    Actress Anne Hathaway arrives at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday Jan. 13, 2013, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

  • 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 13: Actress Halle Berry arrives at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 13, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • smartwater At The Golden Globes Red Carpet

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 13: Actress Halle Berry arrives at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 13, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Alexandra Wyman/Getty Images for smartwater)

  • 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 13: Actress Halle Berry arrives at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 13, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 13: Actress Halle Berry arrives at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 13, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 13: Actress Halle Berry arrives at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 13, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 13: Actress Sienna Miller arrives at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 13, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 13: Actress Sienna Miller arrives at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 13, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 13: Actress Sienna Miller arrives at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 13, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • Sienna Miller

    Actress Sienna Miller arrives at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday Jan. 13, 2013, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

  • Sienna Miller

    Actress Sienna Miller arrives at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday Jan. 13, 2013, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • Sienna Miller

    Actress Sienna Miller arrives at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday Jan. 13, 2013, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

  • Jody Foster

    Actress Jody Foster arrives at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday Jan. 13, 2013, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

  • Jodie Foster

    Jodie Foster arrives at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday Jan. 13, 2013, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • Jodie Foster

    Actress and filmmaker Jodie Foster arrives at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday Jan. 13, 2013, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

  • Jodie Foster

    Jodie Foster arrives at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday Jan. 13, 2013, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

  • Jodie Foster

    Actress and filmmaker Jodie Foster arrives at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday Jan. 13, 2013, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

  • Helen Mirren

    Helen Mirren arrives at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday Jan. 13, 2013, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

  • Helen Mirren

    Actress Helen Mirren arrives at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday Jan. 13, 2013, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

  • Helen Mirren, George Clooney

    Actors Helen Mirren, left, and George Clooney arrive at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday Jan. 13, 2013, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

  • Helen Mirren

    Actress Helen Mirren arrives at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday Jan. 13, 2013, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

  • 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 13: Actress Tina Fey (L) and actress Amy Poehler arrive at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 13, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 13: Actress Tina Fey arrives at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 13, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • US-GOLDEN GLOBES-ARRIVALS

    Hosts Tina Fey (L) and Amy Poehler arrive at the Golden Globe awards ceremony in Beverly Hills on January 13, 2013. AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

  • 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 13: Actress/writer Tina Fey arrives at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 13, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 13: Hosts Tina Fey (L) and Amy Poehler arrive at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 13, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 13: Actress Salma Hayek arrives at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 13, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 13: Actress Salma Hayek arrives at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 13, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 13: Actress Salma Hayek arrives at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 13, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 13: Actress Salma Hayek arrives at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 13, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 13: Actress Salma Hayek arrives at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 13, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 13: Actress Kate Hudson arrives at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 13, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 13: Actress Kate Hudson arrives at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 13, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 13: Actress Kate Hudson arrives at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 13, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 13: Actress Kate Hudson arrives at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 13, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 13: Actress Kate Hudson arrives at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 13, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 13: TV personality Heidi Klum arrives at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 13, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 13: TV personality Heidi Klum arrives at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 13, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)


Tuesday 15th January


rihana

Which is your favourite? VOTE on our pictures below. Rihanna is to appear on the front cover of US magazine Complex SEVEN times. The pop star is the first person in the magazine's history to have that many different covers.

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  • Which is your favourite? VOTE on our pictures below. Rihanna is to appear on the front cover of US magazine Complex SEVEN times. The pop star is the first person in the magazine's history to have that many different covers.

    Which is your favourite? VOTE on our pictures below. Rihanna is to appear on the front cover of US magazine Complex SEVEN times. The pop star is the first person in the magazine's history to have that many different covers.

  • Which is your favourite? VOTE on our pictures below. Rihanna is to appear on the front cover of US magazine Complex SEVEN times. The pop star is the first person in the magazine's history to have that many different covers.

    Which is your favourite? VOTE on our pictures below. Rihanna is to appear on the front cover of US magazine Complex SEVEN times. The pop star is the first person in the magazine's history to have that many different covers.

  • Which is your favourite? VOTE on our pictures below. Rihanna is to appear on the front cover of US magazine Complex SEVEN times. The pop star is the first person in the magazine's history to have that many different covers.

    Which is your favourite? VOTE on our pictures below. Rihanna is to appear on the front cover of US magazine Complex SEVEN times. The pop star is the first person in the magazine's history to have that many different covers.

  • Which is your favourite? VOTE on our pictures below. Rihanna is to appear on the front cover of US magazine Complex SEVEN times. The pop star is the first person in the magazine's history to have that many different covers.

    Which is your favourite? VOTE on our pictures below. Rihanna is to appear on the front cover of US magazine Complex SEVEN times. The pop star is the first person in the magazine's history to have that many different covers.

  • Which is your favourite? VOTE on our pictures below. Rihanna is to appear on the front cover of US magazine Complex SEVEN times. The pop star is the first person in the magazine's history to have that many different covers.

    Which is your favourite? VOTE on our pictures below. Rihanna is to appear on the front cover of US magazine Complex SEVEN times. The pop star is the first person in the magazine's history to have that many different covers.

  • Which is your favourite? VOTE on our pictures below. Rihanna is to appear on the front cover of US magazine Complex SEVEN times. The pop star is the first person in the magazine's history to have that many different covers.

    Which is your favourite? VOTE on our pictures below. Rihanna is to appear on the front cover of US magazine Complex SEVEN times. The pop star is the first person in the magazine's history to have that many different covers.

  • Which is your favourite? VOTE on our pictures below. Rihanna is to appear on the front cover of US magazine Complex SEVEN times. The pop star is the first person in the magazine's history to have that many different covers.

    Which is your favourite? VOTE on our pictures below. Rihanna is to appear on the front cover of US magazine Complex SEVEN times. The pop star is the first person in the magazine's history to have that many different covers.


Wednesday 16th Of January


london helicopter crash

vauxhall crash

vauxhall crash

A helicopter has crashed into a crane in Central London by Vauxhall Cross. Dense black smoke was billowing from the area, close to the River Thames after the helicopter spiralled to the ground in what eyewitnesses told Sky News looked like "a massive ball of flame."

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  • Pete Barnes, the pilot who died after his helicopter crashed in Vauxhall, London was one of the country's most experienced pilots, having flown choppers in Hollywood movies and ferried politicians and celebrities around the UK. Pete Barnes, 50, worked fo

    Pete Barnes, the pilot who died after his helicopter crashed in Vauxhall, London was one of the country's most experienced pilots, having flown choppers in Hollywood movies and ferried politicians and celebrities around the UK. Pete Barnes, 50, worked for "boutique" helicopter company Rotormotion and died after trying to divert the aircraft due to bad weather.

  • BRITAIN-AVIATION-ACCIDENT

    Debris and a burned out car are pictured at the scene of a helicopter crash in central London, on January 16, 2013. Two people were killed when a helicopter hit a crane at a building site in central London and plunged to the ground on Wednesday, police said. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)

  • BRITAIN-AVIATION-ACCIDENT

    Debris (R) is pictured beside a fire fighting vehicle at the scene of a helicopter crash in central London, on January 16, 2013. Two people were killed when a helicopter hit a crane at a building site in central London and plunged to the ground on Wednesday, police said. AFP PHOTO / CARL COURT (Photo credit should read CARL COURT/AFP/Getty Images)

  • BRITAIN-AVIATION-ACCIDENT

    Debris and a burntout car are pictured at the scene of a helicopter crash in central London, on January 16, 2013. Two people were killed when a helicopter hit a crane at a building site in central London and plunged to the ground on Wednesday, police said. AFP PHOTO / CARL COURT (Photo credit should read CARL COURT/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Helicopter Crashes in Vauxhall, South London

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 16: Emergency services at the scene after a helicopter reportedly collided with a crane attached to St Georges Wharf Tower in Vauxhall, on January 16, 2013 in London, England. According to reports, the helicopter hit the crane before plunging into the road below during the morning rush hour. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

  • Helicopter Crashes in Vauxhall, South London

    LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 16: Thames River police patrol after a helicopter reportedly collided with a crane attached to St Georges Wharf Tower in Vauxhall, on January 16, 2013 in London, England. According to reports, the helicopter hit the crane before plunging into the road below during the morning rush hour. Two people died and nine casualties have been confirmed with one in a critical condition. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

  • BRITAIN-AVIATION-ACCIDENT

    Debris and a burned out car are pictured at the scene of a helicopter crash in central London, on January 16, 2013. Two people were killed when a helicopter hit a crane at a building site in central London and plunged to the ground on Wednesday, police said. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)

  • BRITAIN-AVIATION-ACCIDENT

    Members of the emergency services prepare a stretcher as they attend to the scene of a helicopter crash in London, on January 16, 2013. Two people were killed when a helicopter hit a crane at a building site in central London and plunged to the ground on Wednesday, police said. AFP PHOTO / CARL COURT (Photo credit should read CARL COURT/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Helicopter crash in London

    The scene after a helicopter crashed into a construction crane on top of St George's Wharf tower building, in Vauxhall south London.

  • BRITAIN-AVIATION-ACCIDENT

    Debris and a burned out car are pictured at the scene of a helicopter in central London, on January 16, 2013. Two people were killed when a helicopter hit a crane at a building site in central London and plunged to the ground on Wednesday, police said. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Helicopter crash in London

    The scene after a helicopter crashed into a construction crane on top of St George's Wharf tower building, in Vauxhall south London.

  • Helicopter crash in London

    Police close off the junction of Parry Street and Wandsworth Road, after a helicopter crashed into the Crane on top of St George's Wharf tower building, in heavy freezing mist in Vauxhall south London.

  • Helicopter Crashes in Central London

    Helicopter Crashes in Central London Credit Victor Jimenez

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  • Helicopter crash in London

    A general view of the scene shortly after a helicopter crashed in the Vauxhall area of central London, after hitting a crane on top of a tower block by the River Thames, according to eye witness reports, Wednesday Jan. 16, 2013. (AP Photo / Toby Scott, PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT - NO SALES - NO ARCHIVES

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  • (Credit: YouTube/niczerogoeshome)

  • LondonFire London Fire Brigade 12m Pic from the scene of the #helicopter crash in #vauxhall. We were called at 8am and we put the fire out within 20mins.

    LondonFire London Fire Brigade 12m Pic from the scene of the #helicopter crash in #vauxhall. We were called at 8am and we put the fire out within 20mins.

  • Helicopter Crashes in Central London Credit Victor Jimenez

    Helicopter Crashes in Central London Credit Victor Jimenez

  • Helicopter Crashes in Vauxhall, South London

    LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 16: Emergency services at the scene after a helicopter reportedly collided with a crane attached to St Georges Wharf Tower in Vauxhall, on January 16, 2013 in London, England. According to reports, the helicopter hit the crane before plunging into the road below during the morning rush hour. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

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  • Helicopter Crashes in Central London Credit Victor Jimenez

    Helicopter Crashes in Central London Credit Victor Jimenez

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  • Helicopter Crashes in Central London Credit Victor Jimenez

    Helicopter Crashes in Central London Credit Victor Jimenez

  • At the scene of the crash on Corner of miles st and Wandsworth road #vauxhall #helicoptercrash

    Jessica Elgot @jessicaelgot At the scene of the crash on Corner of miles st and Wandsworth road #vauxhall #helicoptercrash pic.twitter.com/6d1nCCJe

  • Helicopter Crashes in Central London Credit Victor Jimenez

    Helicopter Crashes in Central London Credit Victor Jimenez

  • Helicopter Crashes in Central London Credit Victor Jimenez

    Helicopter Crashes in Central London Credit Victor Jimenez

  • Helicopter Crashes in Central London Credit Victor Jimenez

    Helicopter Crashes in Central London Credit Victor Jimenez

  • Helicopter Crashes in Vauxhall, South London

    LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 16: Emergency services at the scene after a helicopter reportedly collided with a crane attached to St Georges Wharf Tower in Vauxhall, on January 16, 2013 in London, England. According to reports, the helicopter hit the crane before plunging into the road below during the morning rush hour. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

  • Helicopter Crashes in Vauxhall, South London

    LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 16: Emergency services at the scene after a helicopter reportedly collided with a crane attached to St Georges Wharf Tower in Vauxhall, on January 16, 2013 in London, England. According to reports, the helicopter hit the crane before plunging into the road below during the morning rush hour. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

  • Helicopter Crashes in Vauxhall, South London

    LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 16: Emergency services at the scene after a helicopter reportedly collided with a crane attached to St Georges Wharf Tower in Vauxhall, on January 16, 2013 in London, England. According to reports, the helicopter hit the crane before plunging into the road below during the morning rush hour. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

  • Helicopter crash in London

    A group of firefighters examine the scene from an extendable ladder high above Wandsworth Road, after a helicopter crashed into the crane on top of St George's Wharf tower building, in Vauxhall south London.

  • Helicopter crash in London

    A section of the Crane lays in Nine Elms Lane, after crashing to the ground close to St George's Wharf tower building, where a Helicopter crashed into this morning, in Vauxhall south London.

  • Helicopter Crashes in Vauxhall, South London

    LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 16: Emergency services at the scene after a helicopter reportedly collided with a crane attached to St Georges Wharf Tower in Vauxhall, on January 16, 2013 in London, England. According to reports, the helicopter hit the crane before plunging into the road below during the morning rush hour. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

  • Helicopter crash in London

    A section of the Crane lays in Nine Elms Lane, after crashing to the ground close to St George's Wharf tower building, where a Helicopter crashed into this morning, in Vauxhall south London.

  • Helicopter crash in London

    Emergency services at the scene of a helicopter crash in central London.

  • Helicopter crash in London

    A section of the crane lays in Nine Elms Lane, after crashing to the ground close to St George's Wharf tower building, where a helicopter crashed into this morning, in Vauxhall south London.

  • Helicopter crash in London

    Police close off the junction of Parry Street and Wandsworth Road, after a helicopter crashed into the Crane on top of St George's Wharf tower building, in heavy freezing mist in Vauxhall south London.

  • Helicopter Crashes in Vauxhall, South London

    LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 16: Fog surrounds a damaged crane attached to St Georges Wharf Tower after a helicopter reportedly collided with it, in Vauxhall, on January 16, 2013 in London, England. According to reports, the helicopter hit the crane before plunging into the road below during the morning rush hour. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

  • Helicopter crash in London

    A general view of the damaged crane on top of St Georges Tower close to the scene where a helicopter crashed in central London.

  • Helicopter crash in London

    A general view of the damaged crane on top of St Georges Tower close to the scene where a helicopter crashed in central London.

  • Helicopter crash in London

    A general view of the damaged crane on top of St Georges Tower close to the scene where a helicopter crashed in central London.

  • Helicopter crash in London

    Emergency services at the scene of a helicopter crash in central London.

  • Helicopter crash in London

    Police close off the Vauxhall Cross intersection, after a Helicopter crashed into a construction Crane on top of St George's Wharf tower building, in Vauxhall south London.

  • Helicopter crash in London

    Police close off the Vauxhall Cross intersection, after a Helicopter crashed into a construction Crane on top of St George's Wharf tower building, in Vauxhall south London.

  • Helicopter crash in London

    A small part of the emergency services on the scene at Vauxhall Cross intersection, after a Helicopter crashed into a construction Crane on top of St George's Wharf tower building, in Vauxhall south London.

  • Helicopter Crashes in Vauxhall, South London

    LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 16: A police officer stands outside a residential bliock near to the scene where a helicopter crashed in Vauxhall, on January 16, 2013 in London, England. According to reports, the helicopter hit the crane attached to St Georges Wharf Tower before plunging into the road below during the morning rush hour. Two people died and nine casualties have been confirmed with one in a critical condition. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

  • Helicopter crash in London

    A section of the crane (top left) lays in Nine Elms Lane, after crashing to the ground close to St George's Wharf tower building, where a Helicopter crashed into this morning, in Vauxhall south London.


Thursday 17th Of January


gun debate

Firearms instructors Logan Martin, left, and Andres Gonzalez, of Calgary, Alberta, look through the sights of Sig Sauer Swat Patrol AR rifles during the 35th annual SHOT Show.

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  • Stuart Konicar of Scottsdale, Ariz., looks down the sight of a Remington Adaptive Combat Rifle on display at the Remington Defense exhibit during the 35th annual SHOT Show, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, in Las Vegas. The rifle, not available for commercial sale, was on display for industry professionals at the trade show which is put on by the National Shooting Sports Foundation. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

  • EDS: THIS CORRECTS NAME SPELLING AND STORE OWNERSHIP--Will Michael of Homer, La., examines a Bushmaster M4 A3 Carbine 300 AAC Blackout rifle at the Bushmaster exhibit during the Shooting Hunting Outdoor Tradeshow, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, in Las Vegas. Michael, whose family owns a sporting goods store, said while his gun sales focus primarily on bolt action hunting rifles, he and his clients have taken an interest in assault rifles over the last five years because of an expanding wild hog problem in his region. The National Shooting Sports Foundation was focusing its 35th annual SHOT Show on products and services new to what it calls a $4.1 billion industry, with a nod to a raging national debate over assault weapons. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

  • The Smith & Wesson .45 caliber M1911pistol is held at the 35th annual SHOT Show, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, in Las Vegas. The National Shooting Sports Foundation was focusing its trade show on products and services new to what it calls a $4.1 billion industry, with a nod to a raging national debate over assault weapons. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

  • A convention attendee looks through a display of Sig Sauer semiautomatic rifles during the 35th annual SHOT Show, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, in Las Vegas. The National Shooting Sports Foundation was focusing its trade show on products and services new to what it calls a $4.1 billion industry, with a nod to a raging national debate over assault weapons. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

  • A convention attendee looks through a Sig Sauer display case of various guns including a P938 Nightmare 9mm semiautomatic pistol at the 35th annual SHOT Show, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, in Las Vegas. The National Shooting Sports Foundation was focusing its trade show on products and services new to what it calls a $4.1 billion industry, with a nod to a raging national debate over assault weapons. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

  • EDS: THIS CORRECTS NAME AND STORE OWNERSHIP --Will Michael of Homer, La., examines a Bushmaster M4 A3 Carbine 300 AAC Blackout rifle at the Bushmaster exhibit during the Shooting Hunting Outdoor Tradeshow, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, in Las Vegas. Michael, whose family owns a sporting goods store, said while his gun sales focus primarily on bolt action hunting rifles, he and his clients have taken an interest in assault rifles over the last five years because of an expanding wild hog problem in his region. The National Shooting Sports Foundation was focusing its 35th annual SHOT Show on products and services new to what it calls a $4.1 billion industry, with a nod to a raging national debate over assault weapons. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

  • Firearms instructors Logan Martin, left, and Andres Gonzalez, of Calgary, Alberta, look through the sights of Sig Sauer Swat Patrol AR rifles during the 35th annual SHOT Show, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

  • Several of Smith & Wesson new product pistols are displayed at the 35th annual SHOT Show, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, in Las Vegas. The National Shooting Sports Foundation was focusing its trade show on products and services new to what it calls a $4.1 billion industry, with a nod to a raging national debate over assault weapons. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

  • A convention attendee handles a Sig Sauer P220 .45 caliber semiautomatic pistol at the 35th annual SHOT Show, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, in Las Vegas. The National Shooting Sports Foundation was focusing its trade show on products and services new to what it calls a $4.1 billion industry, with a nod to a raging national debate over assault weapons. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

  • Remington rifle cartridges are displayed at the 35th annual SHOT Show, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, in Las Vegas. The National Shooting Sports Foundation was focusing its trade show on products and services new to what it calls a $4.1 billion industry, with a nod to a raging national debate over assault weapons. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

  • Sig Sauer representative Adam Painchaud explains one of the company's newest products, the MPX 9mm pistol caliber submachine gun at the 35th annual SHOT Show, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, in Las Vegas. The National Shooting Sports Foundation was focusing its trade show on products and services new to what it calls a $4.1 billion industry, with a nod to a raging national debate over assault weapons. The gun is for military and law enforcement use and not available for sale to the public. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

  • A convention attendee looks through the sight of a Sig Sauer semiautomatic rifle at the 35th annual SHOT Show, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, in Las Vegas. The National Shooting Sports Foundation was focusing its trade show on products and services new to what it calls a $4.1 billion industry, with a nod to a raging national debate over assault weapons. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

  • A box of 9mm bullets sits on display at the 35th annual SHOT Show, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, in Las Vegas. The National Shooting Sports Foundation was focusing its trade show on products and services new to what it calls a $4.1 billion industry, with a nod to a raging national debate over assault weapons. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

  • Will Michaels of Homer, La., examines a Bushmaster M4 A3 Carbine 300 AAC Blackout rifle at the Bushmaster exhibit during the Shooting Hunting Outdoor Tradeshow, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, in Las Vegas. Michaels, who owns a sporting goods store, said while his gun sales focus primarily on bolt action hunting rifles, he and his clients have taken an interest in assault rifles over the last five years because of an expanding wild hog problem in his region. The National Shooting Sports Foundation was focusing its 35th annual SHOT Show on products and services new to what it calls a $4.1 billion industry, with a nod to a raging national debate over assault weapons. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

  • Accessories manufacturer Kevin Kao, of Irvine, Calif., examines a military grade Remington Adaptive Combat Rifle at the 35th annual SHOT Show, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, in Las Vegas. The National Shooting Sports Foundation was focusing its 35th annual SHOT Show on products and services new to what it calls a $4.1 billion industry, with a nod to a raging national debate over assault weapons. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

  • Accessories manufacturer Kevin Kao, of Irvine, Calif., examines a military grade Remington ACR Special Purpose Rifle at the 35th annual SHOT Show, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, in Las Vegas. The National Shooting Sports Foundation was focusing its 35th annual SHOT Show on products and services new to what it calls a $4.1 billion industry, with a nod to a raging national debate over assault weapons. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

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President Barack Obama, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden, law enforcement officials, lawmakers and children who wrote the president about gun violence following last month's shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., pauses while speaking about proposals to reduce gun violence in the South Court Auditorium at the White House in Washington.

Friday 18th January


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Britain's transport network could be brought to its knees as heavy snow is expected to blanket the UK on Friday. Much of the UK has woken up to a thick covering of snow, and up to 12in (30cm) could fall on higher ground.

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  • Snow Hits The UK - Readers Pictures

    Person skiing in Park Street, Bristol by @damianconnop

  • Snow Hits The UK - Readers Pictures

    Charlene from Birmingham sent us this picture of her dog, Alice, walking by the frozen canal

  • "Bleak." - Sarah Dean in London.

  • Snow Hits The UK - Readers Pictures

    Amy Willerton @amywillerton #snow I think we should tweet a pic of our fluffy white stuff this morning! pic.twitter.com/NKfEipHX

  • "Snowman Windsor" - Michael Daley ‏(@theglorymill)

  • Snow Hits The UK - Readers Pictures

    Greg Kingston @GregKingston @HuffPostUKPics @HuffPostCharlie only joking on the previous one - have some horses at Rendlesham Forest, Suffolk twitpic.com/bw5swl

  • Snow Hits The UK - Readers Pictures

    Gorgeous scenery in #Bristol this morning @HuffPostUKPics pic.twitter.com/qqxCvwzF

  • Snow Hits The UK - Readers Pictures

    thekeithchegwin Keith Chegwin 2h It's snowing at home!!! Love it xx Keep warm Twitter. Tweet more later pic.twitter.com/LM16kEVl

  • Snow Hits The UK - Readers Pictures

    donna huxley @wednesdaygirl @HuffPostUKPics no need of my car today in sheffield - hurry up summer!

  • Snow Hits The UK - Readers Pictures

    Jen Mitchell @Jen_Mitchell17 @HuffPostUKPics Few inches in Wiltshire! pic.twitter.com/MPOW97uH

  • Snow Hits The UK - Readers Pictures

    Sandi Angus @SandiAngus Snowy street scene in Wolverhampton pic.twitter.com/3Rllzmlr

  • "I call this 'Snowy railway tracks - or xylophone?'" - Andrea Mann (@AndreaMann)

  • Snow Hits The UK - Readers Pictures

    How beautiful is our bridge this morning #Bristol x wonder if Brunel ever imagined it to be so perfect pic.twitter.com/v8saD2YN

  • Snow Hits The UK - Readers Pictures

  • Snow Hits The UK - Readers Pictures

    Gabrielle Meade @GabyMeade @HuffPostUKPics from the car window... :) pic.twitter.com/VmLz2ynD

  • Snow Hits The UK - Readers Pictures

    Taking the day off(due to snowfall which is manageable but bugger it!) to go SLEDGING! Off to find some mountains!x pic.twitter.com/B2cEaFa6

  • Snow Hits The UK - Readers Pictures

    Chino Odimba @Chino100percent @HuffPostUKPics Snowy rooftops in #gloucestershire pic.twitter.com/tRvzVECS

  • Snow Hits The UK - Readers Pictures

    Karen. @KarenKazza @HuffPostUKPics more coming down heavily now pic.twitter.com/ZTuBOhUs

  • Snow Hits The UK - Readers Pictures

    Phil in the Yantra @PhilintheYantra @HuffPostUKPics pic.twitter.com/Ar494jYp

  • Snow Hits The UK - Readers Pictures

    James @JAYv2 @HuffPostUKPics taken in Eastleigh, Hampshire yfrog.com/odglfvktj

  • Snow Hits The UK - Readers Pictures

    Alan Lankester @AlanLank @HuffPostUKPics Frampton Cotterell South Glos, Jake & Dylan

  • Snow Hits The UK - Readers Pictures

    Bournemouth Beach Snow

  • Snow Hits The UK - Readers Pictures

    Sarah Cook @BiscuitSnail @HuffPostUKPics Merryn & Jade in Poole, Dorset

  • Snow Hits The UK - Readers Pictures

    Snow in South London by Stephen Hull

  • Snow Hits The UK - Readers Pictures

    Glenn Lovell @GlennLovell @HuffPostUKPics @HuffPostUKPics @HuffPostUK - Botley Village, Southampton. From our window. pic.twitter.com/UARd5HKx

  • "Shetland pony at Langley near Slough." - Michael Daley ‏(@theglorymill)

  • Snow Hits The UK - Readers Pictures

    Phil in the Yantra @PhilintheYantra @HuffPostUKPics telegraph pole near Craven Arms Shropshire pic.twitter.com/4mJFBvn1

  • Snow Hits The UK - Readers Pictures

    Steven Eveleigh @StevenEveleigh @HuffPostUKPics @HuffPostUK it's very rare to get snow in Bournemouth #hpsnow #snowybournemouth

  • Snow Hits The UK - Readers Pictures

    Luna Vera @absolut_luna @HuffPostUKPics our garden at 9am #London

  • "St John's station, SE London." - Andrea Mann (@AndreaMann)

  • Snow Hits The UK - Readers Pictures

    Michaeljon @MichaeljonF Yay! We’re being de-iced at #Heathrow cc. @HuffPostUKPics

  • Snow Hits The UK - Readers Pictures

    Jilly Sitch in Dorset

  • Snow Hits The UK - Readers Pictures

    from @paulvale in Wanstead

  • Snow Hits The UK - Readers Pictures

    Richard Harper @AlarmistUK @HuffPostUKPics #Shaftesbury #Dorset #UK #hpsnow pic.twitter.com/fvJsMI2l

  • Snow Hits The UK - Readers Pictures

    Credit: <a href="thegirloutdoors.co.uk">Sian Anna Lewis</a>

  • Snow Hits The UK - Readers Pictures

    Credit: <a href="thegirloutdoors.co.uk">Sian Anna Lewis</a>

  • Snow Hits The UK - Readers Pictures

    Rachel McKenzie @rachymck @HuffPostUKPics here's a picture of a frosty fence post. Just in case you were missing one. pic.twitter.com/V8rtn1Cy

  • Snow Hits The UK - Readers Pictures

    Shaun Seymour @shaunseymour @HuffPostUKPics Richmond Park with my iPhone post.ly/A8Nex

  • Snow Hits The UK - Readers Pictures

    Slight snowfall in Tottenham Court Road, London

  • "Western Park, Sheffield, this morning." - Mani O'Brien (@ShambolicMess)

  • Christina Arnaouti (‏@CCarnaouti)

  • "Russell Square, London." - Anna Adams ‏(@Safety_Specs)

  • "Still snowing here in Shropshire!" - Liz Bartlett ‏(@LIZ_SHARPLAND)

  • "Still snowing!" - Liz Bartlett ‏(@LIZ_SHARPLAND)

  • "Here's what to do when you are off school because of snowy weather." - Annmarie Hawkins (@AmarieHawkins)