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Pictures Of The Day: 21st January 2013

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A model presents a creation by Iris Van Herpen during the Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2013 collection shows in Paris.

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  • An artist performs before Dutch fashion designer Iris van Herpen's Spring Summer 2013 Haute Couture fashion collection, presented in Paris, Monday, Jan.21, 2013. (AP Photo/Benjamin Girette)

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Damian Lewis at workshop with second year actors at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, where he studied from 1990 - 1993. Damian Lewis, who has just won the Golden Globe for Best Actor, came back to London this week and gave a masterclass on TV acting at his old drama school.

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An unidentified artist in Los Angeles has taken inspiration from Lance Armstrong's spectacular fall from grace to create a new piece of graffiti.

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Crowds congregate in The National Mall for the ceremonial swearing-in for President Barack Obama at the U.S. Capitol during the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, Monday, Jan. 21, 2013.

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Dutch football player Wesley Sneijder is welcomed by Galatarasay supporters after his arrival at Ataturk airport on January 21, 2013. Dutch midfielder Wesley Sneijder said Monday he was 'very happy' to put his protracted departure from Inter Milan behind him as he left Serie A for Turkish giants Galatasaray on Monday.

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Algerian firemen carry a coffin containing the body of a person killed during the hostage situation in a gas plant at the morgue in Ain Amenas, Monday, Jan. 21, 2013. At least 81 people have been reported dead, including 32 Islamist militants, after a bloody, four-day hostage situation at Algeria's remote Ain Amenas natural gas plant.

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Sometimes babies laughs are so cute that even they can't help it! This baby girl thinks it is so hilarious when her father feeds the family dog popcorn she can't stop herself laughing.

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Jim Carrey as Colonel Stars and Stripes in Kick-Ass 2 in this first look image released by Universal Pictures

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Indicted Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom appears on a large screen during the launch of a new file-sharing website called "Mega" at his Coatesville mansion in Auckland, New Zealand. The colorful entrepreneur unveiled the site ahead of a lavish gala and press conference on the anniversary of his arrest on racketeering charges related to his now-shuttered Megaupload file-sharing site.

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    Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom (C) smiles as he speaks during the launch of his new website at a press conference at his mansion in Auckland on January 20, 2013. Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom claimed a 'massive' response to his new file-sharing service on January 20, launched exactly one year after he was arrested in the world's biggest online piracy case. The 38-year-old German national, who changed his name from Kim Schmitz, is now on bail as US authorities seek his extradition on a range of charges including money laundering, racketeering and copyright theft. AFP PHOTO / Michael BRADLEY (Photo credit should read MICHAEL BRADLEY/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom (C) smiles as he takes part in the launch of his new website at a press conference at his mansion in Auckland on January 20, 2013. Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom claimed a 'massive' response to his new file-sharing service on January 20, launched exactly one year after he was arrested in the world's biggest online piracy case. The 38-year-old German national, who changed his name from Kim Schmitz, is now on bail as US authorities seek his extradition on a range of charges including money laundering, racketeering and copyright theft. AFP PHOTO / Michael BRADLEY (Photo credit should read MICHAEL BRADLEY/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Indicted Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom appears on a large screen during the launch of a new file-sharing website called "Mega" at his Coatesville mansion in Auckland, New Zealand, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. The colorful entrepreneur unveiled the site ahead of a lavish gala and press conference on the anniversary of his arrest on racketeering charges related to his now-shuttered Megaupload file-sharing site. (AP Photo/New Zealand Herald, Richard Robinson) New Zealand Out, Australia Out

  • Indicted Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom, center, poses with women during the launch of a new file-sharing website called "Mega" at his Coatesville mansion in Auckland, New Zealand, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. The colorful entrepreneur unveiled the site ahead of a lavish gala and press conference on the one-year anniversary of his arrest on racketeering charges related to his now-shuttered Megaupload file-sharing site. (AP Photo/New Zealand Herald, Richard Robinson) NEW ZEALAND OUT, AUSTRALIA OUT

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    Indicted Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom practices a speech before the launch of a new file-sharing website called "Mega" at his Coatesville mansion in Auckland, New Zealand, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. The colorful entrepreneur unveiled the site ahead of a lavish gala and press conference on the one-year anniversary of his arrest on racketeering charges related to his now-shuttered Megaupload file-sharing site. (AP Photo/New Zealand Herald, Richard Robinson) NEW ZEALAND OUT, AUSTRALIA OUT

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    This general view shows a view of some signage on the outer grounds outside the mansion of Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom before the launch of his new website at a press conference held inside his home in Auckland on January 20, 2013. Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom claimed a 'massive' response to his new file-sharing service on January 20, launched exactly one year after he was arrested in the world's biggest online piracy case. The 38-year-old German national, who changed his name from Kim Schmitz, is now on bail as US authorities seek his extradition on a range of charges including money laundering, racketeering and copyright theft. AFP PHOTO / Michael BRADLEY (Photo credit should read MICHAEL BRADLEY/AFP/Getty Images)

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    FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2012 file photo, Kim Dotcom, the founder of the file-sharing website Megaupload, comments after he was granted bail and released in Auckland, New Zealand. Indicted Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom has launched a new file-sharing website in a defiant move against the U.S. prosecutors who accuse him of facilitating massive online piracy. The colorful entrepreneur unveiled the "Mega" site ahead of a lavish gala and press conference planned at his New Zealand mansion on Sunday night, Jan. 20, 2013. (AP Photo/New Zealand Herald, Brett Phibbs, File) NEW ZEALAND OUT, AUSTRALIA OUT

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    CORRECTION-NAME Mona Dotcom (R), the wife of Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom, poses with an actor dessed as police during the launch of Kim's new website at a press conference held inside his home in Auckland on January 20, 2013. Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom claimed a 'massive' response to his new file-sharing service on January 20, launched exactly one year after he was arrested in the world's biggest online piracy case. The 38-year-old German national, who changed his name from Kim Schmitz, is now on bail as US authorities seek his extradition on a range of charges including money laundering, racketeering and copyright theft. AFP PHOTO / Michael BRADLEY (Photo credit should read MICHAEL BRADLEY/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Mona Dotcom (front L), the wife of Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom, attends the launch of Kim's new website at a press conference held inside his home in Auckland on January 20, 2013. Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom claimed a 'massive' response to his new file-sharing service on January 20, launched exactly one year after he was arrested in the world's biggest online piracy case. The 38-year-old German national, who changed his name from Kim Schmitz, is now on bail as US authorities seek his extradition on a range of charges including money laundering, racketeering and copyright theft. AFP PHOTO / Michael BRADLEY (Photo credit should read MICHAEL BRADLEY/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom speaks during the launch of his new website at a press conference at his mansion in Auckland on January 20, 2013. Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom claimed a 'massive' response to his new file-sharing service on January 20, launched exactly one year after he was arrested in the world's biggest online piracy case. The 38-year-old German national, who changed his name from Kim Schmitz, is now on bail as US authorities seek his extradition on a range of charges including money laundering, racketeering and copyright theft. AFP PHOTO / Michael BRADLEY (Photo credit should read MICHAEL BRADLEY/AFP/Getty Images)

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    This general view shows a helicopter parked outside the mansion of Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom before the launch of his new website at a press conference in Auckland on January 20, 2013. Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom claimed a 'massive' response to his new file-sharing service on January 20, launched exactly one year after he was arrested in the world's biggest online piracy case. The 38-year-old German national, who changed his name from Kim Schmitz, is now on bail as US authorities seek his extradition on a range of charges including money laundering, racketeering and copyright theft. AFP PHOTO / Michael BRADLEY (Photo credit should read MICHAEL BRADLEY/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom (2nd R) poseswith actors dessed as police after the launch of his new website at a press conference held inside his home in Auckland on January 20, 2013. Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom claimed a 'massive' response to his new file-sharing service on January 20, launched exactly one year after he was arrested in the world's biggest online piracy case. The 38-year-old German national, who changed his name from Kim Schmitz, is now on bail as US authorities seek his extradition on a range of charges including money laundering, racketeering and copyright theft. AFP PHOTO / Michael BRADLEY (Photo credit should read MICHAEL BRADLEY/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom speaks during the launch of his new website at a press conference at his mansion in Auckland on January 20, 2013. Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom claimed a 'massive' response to his new file-sharing service on January 20, launched exactly one year after he was arrested in the world's biggest online piracy case. The 38-year-old German national, who changed his name from Kim Schmitz, is now on bail as US authorities seek his extradition on a range of charges including money laundering, racketeering and copyright theft. AFP PHOTO / Michael BRADLEY (Photo credit should read MICHAEL BRADLEY/AFP/Getty Images)

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    El fundador de Megaupload, Kim Dotcom, realiza una conferencia de prensa antes del lanzamiento de un nuevo portal de intercambio de archivos llamado Mega, en su mansión en Aukland, Nueva Zelanda, el domingo, 20 de enero del 2013. El pintoresco empresario fuei nstruido de cargos de delito organizado gace un año en relación con Megapload, ahora cerrado. (Foto AP/New Zealand Herald, Richard Robinson)

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President Barack Obama, waves as he walks with his daughters Sasha and Malia, first lady Michelle Obama and mother-in-law Marian Robinson, to St. John's Church in Washington, Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, for a church service during the 57th Presidential Inauguration.

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    President Barack Obama waves to crowd after his Inaugural speech at the ceremonial swearing-in on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol during the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, Monday, Jan. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Scott Andrews, Pool)

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    President Barack Obama kisses first lady Michelle Obama after being sworn-in at the ceremonial swearing-in at the U.S. Capitol during the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, Monday, Jan. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

  • Nominations for Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass. to be named Secretary of State, left, and for White House Chief of Staff Jacob Lew to be named Treasury Secretary, right, bear President Barack Obama's signature after the president signed them on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, following the president's ceremonial swearing-in during the 57th Presidential Inauguration. (AP Photo/Jonathan Ernst, Pool)

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    President Barack Obama receives the oath of office from Chief Justice John Roberts as first lady Michelle Obamas and his daughters Malia and Sasha look on at the ceremonial swearing-in at the U.S. Capitol during the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, Monday, Jan. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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    President Barack Obama receives the oath of office from Chief Justice John Roberts as first lady Michelle Obamas and his daughters Malia and Sasha look on at the ceremonial swearing-in at the U.S. Capitol during the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, Monday, Jan. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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    President Barack Obama listens as James Taylor sings at the ceremonial swearing-in at the U.S. Capitol during the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, Monday, Jan. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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    President Barack Obama receives the oath of office from Chief Justice John Roberts as first lady Michelle Obamas and his daughters Malia and Sasha look on at the ceremonial swearing-in at the U.S. Capitol during the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, Monday, Jan. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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    President Barack Obama, from left, with first lady Michelle Obama, Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, and his wife Deborah Gunlack, attend a luncheon after his ceremonial swearing-in on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Jan. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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    President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden greet guests including former president Bill Clinton, left, as they arrive on the inaugural platform on the West Front of the Capitol in Washington, Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, for President Barack Obama's ceremonial swearing-in ceremony during the 57th Presidential Inauguration. (AP Photo/Jonathan Ernst, Pool)

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    First Lady Michelle waves across the aisle at the ceremonial swearing-in for President Barack Obama at the U.S. Capitol during the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, Monday, Jan. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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    President Barack Obama greets singer Beyonce on the West Front of the Capitol in Washington, Monday, Jan. 21,2013, after she sang the national anthem at the ceremonial swearing-in ceremony during the 57th Presidential Inauguration. (AP Photo/Win McNamee, Pool)

  • President Barack Obama, left, and Vice President Joe Biden listen as poet Richard Blanco speaks at the ceremonial swearing-in on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol during the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, Monday, Jan. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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    President Barack Obama signs nominations on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, for Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., to be named Secretary of State; White House Chief of Staff Jacob Lew to be named Treasury Secretary, former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel to be Defense Secretary and John Brennan to be CIA Director, after his ceremonial swearing-in ceremony during the 57th Presidential Inauguration. (AP Photo/Jonathan Ernst, Pool)

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    WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 21: U.S. President Barack Obama is sworn in by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts as first lady Michelle Obama and daughters, Sasha Obama and Malia Obama look on during the public ceremonial inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. Barack Obama was re-elected for a second term as President of the United States. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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    US President Barack Obama shakes hands during the 57th Presidential Inauguration ceremonial swearing-in at the US Capitol on January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. The oath was administered by US Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, Jr. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

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    WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 21: Singer Beyonce performs the National Anthem as U.S. President Barack Obama looks on during the public ceremonial inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. Barack Obama was re-elected for a second term as President of the United States. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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    President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle and daughter Malia listen to Beyonce sing the National Anthem during the 57th Presidential Inauguration ceremonial swearing-in at the US Capitol on January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

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    WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 21: U.S. President Barack Obama gives his inauguration address during the public ceremonial inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. Barack Obama was re-elected for a second term as President of the United States. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

  • Barack Obama Sworn In As U.S. President For A Second Term

    WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 21: Singer Beyonce performs the National Anthem as U.S. President Barack Obama looks on during the public ceremonial inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. Barack Obama was re-elected for a second term as President of the United States. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

  • Barack Obama Sworn In As U.S. President For A Second Term

    WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 21: Singer Beyonce performs the National Anthem as U.S. President Barack Obama looks on during the public ceremonial inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. Barack Obama was re-elected for a second term as President of the United States. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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    US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle leave after Obama took the oath of office during the 57th Presidential Inauguration ceremonial swearing-in at the US Capitol on January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. The oath was administered by US Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Barack Obama Sworn In As U.S. President For A Second Term

    WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 21: Singer Beyonce performs the National Anthem during the public ceremonial inauguration for U.S. President Barack Obama on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. Barack Obama was re-elected for a second term as President of the United States. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

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    President Barack Obama greets singer Beyonce during the 57th Presidential Inauguration ceremonial swearing-in at the US Capitol on January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

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    US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle leave after Obama took the oath of office during the 57th Presidential Inauguration ceremonial swearing-in at the US Capitol on January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. The oath was administered by US Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Barack Obama Sworn In As U.S. President For A Second Term

    WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 21: U.S. President Barack Obama greets singer Kelly Clarkson after her performance of 'My Country, 'Tis of Thee' during the public ceremonial inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. Barack Obama was re-elected for a second term as President of the United States. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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    US President Barack Obama greets singer Kelly Clarkson (C) after Obama took the oath of office during the 57th Presidential Inauguration ceremonial swearing-in at the US Capitol on January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. The oath was administered by US Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Barack Obama Sworn In As U.S. President For A Second Term

    WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 21: U.S. President Barack Obama applauds after singer Beyonce performs the National Anthem during the public ceremonial inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. Barack Obama was re-elected for a second term as President of the United States. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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    US President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama (C) and family members listen to Reverend Dr. Luis Leon during the 57th Presidential Inauguration ceremonial swearing-in at the US Capitol on January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

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    US President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama (2nd L) and family members listen to Beyonce sing the National Anthem during the 57th Presidential Inauguration ceremonial swearing-in at the US Capitol on January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Barack Obama Sworn In As U.S. President For A Second Term

    WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 21: U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama greet people after the public ceremonial inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. Barack Obama was re-elected for a second term as President of the United States. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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    US President Barack Obama shakes hands during the 57th Presidential Inauguration ceremonial swearing-in at the US Capitol on January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. The oath was administered by US Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, Jr. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

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    US President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama (C) and family members listen to Reverend Dr. Luis Leon during the 57th Presidential Inauguration ceremonial swearing-in at the US Capitol on January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

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    US President Barack Obama (R) and Vice President Joe Biden (L) smile at singer Kelly Clarkson (C) after Obama took the oath of office during the 57th Presidential Inauguration ceremonial swearing-in at the US Capitol on January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. The oath was administered by US Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Members of the media watch as US President Barack Obama takes the oath of office during the 57th Presidential Inauguration ceremonial swearing-in at the US Capitol on January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. The oath is administered by US Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, Jr. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Barack Obama Sworn In As U.S. President For A Second Term

    WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 21: U.S. President Barack Obama gives his inauguration address during the public ceremonial inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. Barack Obama was re-elected for a second term as President of the United States. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

  • Barack Obama Sworn In As U.S. President For A Second Term

    WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 21: U.S. President Barack Obama gives his inauguration address during the public ceremonial inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. Barack Obama was re-elected for a second term as President of the United States. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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    US President Barack Obama waves to the crowd after taking the oath of office during the 57th Presidential Inauguration ceremonial swearing-in at the US Capitol on January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. The oath was administered by US Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Barack Obama Sworn In As U.S. President For A Second Term

    WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 21: U.S. President Barack Obama gives his inauguration address during the public ceremonial inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. Barack Obama was re-elected for a second term as President of the United States. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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    People listen to US President Barack Obama speak after taking the oath of office during the 57th Presidential Inauguration ceremonial swearing-in at the US Capitol on January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. The oath was administered by US Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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    WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 21: Beyonce and Jay-Z share a laugh with singer Kelly Clarkson during the public ceremonial inauguration for U.S. President Barack Obama on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. Barack Obama was re-elected for a second term as President of the United States. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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    US President Barack Obama speaks after taking the oath of office during the 57th Presidential Inauguration ceremonial swearing-in at the US Capitol on January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. The oath was administered by US Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Barack Obama Sworn In As U.S. President For A Second Term

    WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 21: U.S. President Barack Obama gives his inauguration address during the public ceremonial inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. Barack Obama was re-elected for a second term as President of the United States. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

  • Barack Obama Sworn In As U.S. President For A Second Term

    WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 21: U.S. President Barack Obama (R) greets poet Richard Blanco after his poem during the public ceremonial inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. Barack Obama was re-elected for a second term as President of the United States. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

  • Barack Obama Sworn In As U.S. President For A Second Term

    WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 21: U.S. President Barack Obama greets singer James Taylor after his performance during the public ceremonial inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. Barack Obama was re-elected for a second term as President of the United States. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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    First Lady Michelle Obama embraces President Barack Obama shortly after he took the oath of office during the 57th Presidential Inauguration ceremonial swearing-in at the US Capitol on January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Barack Obama Sworn In As U.S. President For A Second Term

    WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 21: People gather on the National Mall during the public ceremonial inauguration of U.S. President Barack Obama on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. Barack Obama was re-elected for a second term as President of the United States. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

  • Barack Obama Sworn In As U.S. President For A Second Term

    WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 21: U.S. President Barack Obama (4R) is applauded by (L-R) Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV), Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Vice President Joe Biden, House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH), House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) and House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) after signing a proclamation to commemorate the inauguration, entitled a National Day of Hope and Resolve, directly after swearing-in ceremonies in the U.S Capitol on January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. U.S. President Barack Obama was ceremonially sworn in for his second term today. (Photo by Jonathan Ernst-Pool/Getty Images)

  • Barack Obama Sworn In As U.S. President For A Second Term

    WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 21: Poet Richard Blanco (L) is greeted by U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (R) and U.S. President Barack Obama after reciting his poem during the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. Barack Obama was re-elected for a second term as President of the United States. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

  • Barack Obama Sworn In As U.S. President For A Second Term

    WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 21: U.S. President Barack Obama greets singer Kelly Clarkson after her performance of 'My Country, 'Tis of Thee' during the public ceremonial inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. Barack Obama was re-elected for a second term as President of the United States. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

  • US-POLITICS-INAUGURATION-SWEARING IN-OBAMA

    US President Barack Obama speaks to Marian Robinson (L) , mother of First Lady Michelle Obama (R), as daughters Sasha (2nd L) and Malia (2nd R) look on during the 57th Presidential Inauguration ceremonial swearing-in at the US Capitol on January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-POLITICS-INAUGURATION-SWEARING IN-OBAMA

    US President Barack Obama waves to the corwd after taking the oath of office during the 57th Presidential Inauguration ceremonial swearing-in at the US Capitol on January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

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Snow covered Zabarwan mountains are reflected on the waters of Dal lake on January 21, 2012 in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Administered Kashmir, India. Weather has improved in Kashmir after a two-day spell of snowfall and rain.

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An employee of watchmaker Piaget, part of luxury goods group Richemont, assembles a watch during the opening day of the 'Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie' (SIHH) a professional fair in fine watch making in Geneva. Swiss manufacturer of luxury goods Richemont announced sales met expectations for the third quarter of its 2012 fiscal year to Euro 2.8 billion.

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Three models lay on beach towels beside Tower Bridge as Hilton Hotels & Resorts create a pop-up beach beside the river Thames, London, on the day that is considered by many as the most depressing day of the year.

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  • Pop up beach

    Two models reacts to the cold after posing for the media as Hilton Hotels & Resorts create a pop-up beach beside beside Tower Bridge on the river Thames, London, on the day that is considered by many as the most depressing day of the year.

  • Pop up beach

    Models run through the snow beside Tower Bridge as Hilton Hotels & Resorts create a pop-up beach beside the river Thames, London, on the day that is considered by many as the most depressing day of the year.

  • Pop up beach

    Three models lay on beach towels beside Tower Bridge as Hilton Hotels & Resorts create a pop-up beach beside the river Thames, London, on the day that is considered by many as the most depressing day of the year.

  • Pop up beach

    Models run through the snow beside Tower Bridge as Hilton Hotels & Resorts create a pop-up beach beside the river Thames, London, on the day that is considered by many as the most depressing day of the year.

  • Pop up beach

    Models run through the snow beside Tower Bridge as Hilton Hotels & Resorts create a pop-up beach beside the river Thames, London, on the day that is considered by many as the most depressing day of the year.

  • Pop up beach

    Models pose with beach balls beside Tower Bridge as Hilton Hotels & Resorts create a pop-up beach beside the river Thames, London, on the day that is considered by many as the most depressing day of the year.

  • Pop up beach

    Models pose with beach balls beside Tower Bridge as Hilton Hotels & Resorts create a pop-up beach beside the river Thames, London, on the day that is considered by many as the most depressing day of the year.

  • Pop up beach

    Models run through the snow beside Tower Bridge as Hilton Hotels & Resorts create a pop-up beach beside the river Thames, London, on the day that is considered by many as the most depressing day of the year.

  • Pop up beach

    Models pose with beach balls beside Tower Bridge as Hilton Hotels & Resorts create a pop-up beach beside the river Thames, London, on the day that is considered by many as the most depressing day of the year.

  • Backdropped by the iconic Tower Bridge, models is swimsuits pose for the photographers on a pop-up 'beach' amid the snow, during a photo-opportunity to promote a hotel chain, by the river Thames in London, Monday, Jan. 21, 2013. Hundreds of fights were canceled in Britain, France and Germany Monday as snow and ice blanketed Western Europe. London's Heathrow airport canceled about 130 flights, 10 percent of the daily total, compared to 20 percent on Sunday.(AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakisp

  • Backdropped by the iconic Tower Bridge, models is swimsuits pose for the photographers on a pop-up 'beach', amid the snow, during a photo-opportunity to promote a hotel chain, by the river Thames in London, Monday, Jan. 21, 2013. Hundreds of fights were canceled in Britain, France and Germany Monday as snow and ice blanketed Western Europe. London's Heathrow airport canceled about 130 flights, 10 percent of the daily total, compared to 20 percent on Sunday.(AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

  • Backdropped by the iconic Tower Bridge, models is swimsuits play as they pose for the photographers on a pop-up 'beach' amid the snow, during a photo-opportunity to promote a hotel chain, by the river Thames in London, Monday, Jan. 21, 2013. Hundreds of fights were canceled in Britain, France and Germany Monday as snow and ice blanketed Western Europe.London's Heathrow airport canceled about 130 flights, 10 percent of the daily total, compared to 20 percent on Sunday.(AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

  • Backdropped by the iconic Tower Bridge, models in swimsuits pose for the photographers on a pop-up 'beach' amid the snow, during a photo-opportunity to promote a hotel chain, by the river Thames in London, Monday, Jan. 21, 2013. Hundreds of fights were canceled in Britain, France and Germany Monday as snow and ice blanketed Western Europe.London's Heathrow airport canceled about 130 flights, 10 percent of the daily total, compared to 20 percent on Sunday.(AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

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3year-old junior keeper Charlie Parker swimming in the small alligator pool with a snout restrained North American Alligator called 'Gump'

He may only be two years old but fearless Charlie Parker is already an expert reptile wrangler. The pint-sized youngster is laying claim to being Australia's youngest wildlife ranger. He comes from a long line of animal carers who own and run the Ballarat Wildlife Park in Victoria. Whether its 2.5m boa constrictor Pablo or a baby alligator named 'Gump', the potentially dangerous animals hold no fears for him. Proud dad and park owner Greg Parker says 'wildlife warrior' Charlie comes from three generations of animal carers and has grown up around the sanctuary. He said: "We didn't go out to encourage it but he just loves reptiles. Like everybody he's frightened of some things . . . others not so much".

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A man smokes marijuana during the 'Marijuana Festival' for its legalization at Luis Pasteur square, in front of building of the Mexican Senate in Mexico City.

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Black smoke billows from the Afghan police headquarters during an attack in Kabul. NATO troops joined a fight against a Taliban suicide squad that stormed a Kabul police headquarters on Monday, unleashing a stand-off that lasted for more than five hours.

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Andy Murray maintained his perfect record at the Australian Open with a comfortable defeat of Gilles Simon to reach the quarter-final stage.

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  • 2013 Australian Open - Day 8

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 21: Andy Murray of Great Britain plays a backhand in his fourth round match against Gilles Simon of France during day eight of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 21, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Lucas Dawson/Getty Images)

  • 2013 Australian Open - Day 8

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 21: Andy Murray of Great Britain serves in his fourth round match against Gilles Simon of France during day eight of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 21, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

  • TENNIS-AUS-OPEN

    Britain's Andy Murray celebrates after victory in his men's singles match against France's Gilles Simon on the eighth day of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 21, 2013. AFP PHOTO/PETER PARKS IMAGE STRICTLY RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE (Photo credit should read PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images)

  • 2013 Australian Open - Day 8

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 21: Andy Murray of Great Britain plays a backhand in his fourth round match against Gilles Simon of France during day eight of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 21, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

  • 2013 Australian Open - Day 8

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 21: Gilles Simon of France plays a forehand in his fourth round match against Andy Murray of Great Britain during day eight of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 21, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

  • 2013 Australian Open - Day 8

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 21: Andy Murray of Great Britain looks on in his fourth round match against Gilles Simon of France during day eight of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 21, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

  • 2013 Australian Open - Day 8

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 21: Gilles Simon of France plays a forehand in his fourth round match against Andy Murray of Great Britain during day eight of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 21, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

  • 2013 Australian Open - Day 8

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 21: Gilles Simon of France plays a backhand in his fourth round match against Andy Murray of Great Britain during day eight of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 21, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

  • 2013 Australian Open - Day 8

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 21: Andy Murray of Great Britain serves in his fourth round match against Gilles Simon of France during day eight of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 21, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

  • 2013 Australian Open - Day 8

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 21: Andy Murray of Great Britain serves in his fourth round match against Gilles Simon of France during day eight of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 21, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

  • 2013 Australian Open - Day 8

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 21: Andy Murray fans show their support during the men's fourth round match between Gilles Simon of France and Andy Murray of Great Britain on day eight of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 21, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

  • 2013 Australian Open - Day 8

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 21: Andy Murray of Great Britain plays a forehand in his fourth round match against Gilles Simon of France during day eight of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 21, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

  • TENNIS-AUS-OPEN

    France's Gilles Simon hits a return against Britain's Andy Murray during their men's singles match on day eight of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 21, 2013. AFP PHOTO / PETER PARKS IMAGE STRICTLY RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE (Photo credit should read PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images)

  • TENNIS-AUS-OPEN

    Britain's Andy Murray hits a return against France's Gilles Simon during their men's singles match on day eight of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 21, 2013. AFP PHOTO / PETER PARKS IMAGE STRICTLY RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE (Photo credit should read PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images)

  • TENNIS-AUS-OPEN

    France's Gilles Simon hits a return against Britain's Andy Murray during their men's singles match on day eight of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 21, 2013. AFP PHOTO / PETER PARKS IMAGE STRICTLY RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE (Photo credit should read PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images)

  • TENNIS-AUS-OPEN

    Britain's Andy Murray hits a return against France's Gilles Simon during their men's singles match on day eight of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 21, 2013. AFP PHOTO / PAUL CROCK IMAGE STRICTLY RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE (Photo credit should read PAUL CROCK/AFP/Getty Images)

  • 2013 Australian Open - Day 8

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 21: Gilles Simon of France plays a forehand in his fourth round match against Andy Murray of Great Britain during day eight of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 21, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

  • 2013 Australian Open - Day 8

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 21: Gilles Simon of France looks on in his fourth round match against Andy Murray of Great Britain during day eight of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 21, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

  • 2013 Australian Open - Day 8

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 21: Ivan Llendl, coach of Andy Murray of Great Britain, watches the men's fourth round match between Andy Murray of Great Britain and Gilles Simon of France during day eight of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 21, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Lucas Dawson/Getty Images)

  • 2013 Australian Open - Day 8

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 21: Kim Sears, girlfriend of Andy Murray of Great Britain, watches the men's fourth round match between Andy Murray of Great Britain and Gilles Simon of France during day eight of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 21, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Lucas Dawson/Getty Images)

  • TENNIS-AUS-OPEN

    Britain's Andy Murray hits a return against France's Gilles Simon during their men's singles match on day eight of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 21, 2013. AFP PHOTO / PETER PARKS IMAGE STRICTLY RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE (Photo credit should read PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images)

  • 2013 Australian Open - Day 8

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 21: Gilles Simon of France plays a backhand in his fourth round match against Andy Murray of Great Britain during day eight of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 21, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

  • TENNIS-AUS-OPEN

    Britain's Andy Murray hits a return against France's Gilles Simon during their men's singles match on day eight of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 21, 2013. AFP PHOTO / PETER PARKS IMAGE STRICTLY RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE (Photo credit should read PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images)

  • TENNIS-AUS-OPEN

    Supporters prepare to cheer for France's Gilles Simon duing his men's singles match against Britain's Andy Murray on the eighth day of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 21, 2013. AFP PHOTO/PETER PARKS IMAGE STRICTLY RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE (Photo credit should read PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images)

  • TENNIS-AUS-OPEN

    Britain's Andy Murray plays a return during his men's singles match against France's Gilles Simon on the eighth day of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 21, 2013. AFP PHOTO/PETER PARKS IMAGE STRICTLY RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE (Photo credit should read PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images)

  • TENNIS-AUS-OPEN

    Supporters cheer for Britain's Andy Murray as he prepares to play during his men's singles match against France's Gilles Simon on the eighth day of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 21, 2013. AFP PHOTO/PETER PARKS IMAGE STRICTLY RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE (Photo credit should read PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images)

  • TENNIS-AUS-OPEN

    Kim Sears, girlfriend of Britain's Andy Murray (TOP) watches as he prepares to play during his men's singles match against France's Gilles Simon on the eighth day of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 21, 2013. AFP PHOTO/PETER PARKS IMAGE STRICTLY RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE (Photo credit should read PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images)

  • TENNIS-AUS-OPEN

    Britain's Andy Murray plays a return during his men's singles match against France's Gilles Simon on the eighth day of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 21, 2013. AFP PHOTO/PETER PARKS IMAGE STRICTLY RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE (Photo credit should read PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images)

  • TENNIS-AUS-OPEN

    Britain's Andy Murray hits a return against France's Gilles Simon during their men's singles match on day eight of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 21, 2013. AFP PHOTO / PETER PARKS IMAGE STRICTLY RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE (Photo credit should read PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images)

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We asked our readers to send in pictures of the their snowmen - you can decide on the winner by rating slideshow below.

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  • Readers Snowmen

    Richard Benton @richbenton How'd you like snow farah? pic.twitter.com/7vdqWinp

  • "This is a picture of my 60 year old dad and his polar bear made from snow. Made entirely from snow." - Annabelle Wright from Stoke

  • "Here's a picture of what my flat mate and I made (aged 32 and 31!) in Battersea Park yesterday. Neither of us are artists, but might have got carried away trying to make the best snowman in the park!" - Rikki Mistry

  • "This is a snowman of Darth Vader that me and my girlfriend made." - Matt King and Alice Granger, Dudley, West Midlands

  • "Snowman and his Snowdog." - Charlotte Gale

  • "My killer snowman. Zombie snowman?" - Josh Davoll

  • Readers Snowmen

    (Credit: Twitter/@nomoredisco)

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    (Courtesy of Stuart Davidson)

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    (Courtesy of Stuart Davidson)

  • Readers Snowmen

    (Credit: Twitter/@pippashawley)

  • "This is why living in Kilburn is ace - a snow totoro! Taken last night at the end of my mate's road." - Jody Thompson. (Credit: Mat Morrisroe)

  • Readers Snowmen

    (Twitter/@imogen89)

  • Readers Snowmen

    "The most self-satisfied snowman I've ever seen." - Matthew Tucker (@Matt_Tucker)

  • Readers Snowmen

    " 'An Idiot Unthawed' made in Cambridge" - Martin Aveling.

  • Readers Snowmen

    Richmond-upon-Thames. Courtesy of David Hobbs.

  • Readers Snowmen

    "I made a snowdog at the weekend!" - Melanie Hall (Twitter: @MelanieHall)

  • Readers Snowmen

    (Credit: Sarah Dean)

  • Readers Snowmen

    Heather Scott @Winningresults @HuffPostUKPics went for traditional carrot nose pic.twitter.com/LxJcitTI

  • Readers Snowmen

    Georgie @georgie4491 @HuffPostUKPics #rugbyleague snowman, complete with six packand sculpted muscles! Stands about 6ft 4 tall pic.twitter.com/tCzycsvW

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    Martin Witney @martinwitney @HuffPostUKPics Derby snowman and companions. pic.twitter.com/FygwhU4j

  • Readers Snowmen

    Neill Campbell @Inverneill #hpsnowman RT @Inverneill: @HuffPostUKPics @HuffPostUK 11ft 1in snowman in Foxton, Cambs made by my son's friend Ed. pic.twitter.com/e3ehJxLS

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    boomboomviking Boomboomviking 29m @HuffPostUKPics @beckenham pic.twitter.com/o5G5qk88

  • Readers Snowmen

    Spoilt Inc. @spoiltInc @HuffPostUKPics Meet Frank! #hpsnowman pic.twitter.com/im9kPKe5

  • Readers Snowmen

    OWZ!! @owznt @HuffPostUKPics pic.twitter.com/oy1JVqCe

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    Simon @drsimon22 @HuffPostUKPics pic.twitter.com/ZZMc2kNN

  • Readers Snowmen

    Simon @drsimon22 @HuffPostUKPics pic.twitter.com/ZZMc2kNN

  • Readers Snowmen

    Imogen @imogen89 @HuffPostUKPics pic.twitter.com/3sT15tpk

  • Readers Snowmen

    Angela Preston @AngePreston @HuffPostUKPics #snowman pic.twitter.com/1q3EsaTk

  • Readers Snowmen

    Jackie Head's snowman in Penge

  • Readers Snowmen

    Farrukh @implausibleblog @HuffPostUKPics Are snow giants attacking Parliament? tinyurl.com/a7jhwm8 <-- Evidence :) #DrWho #Xmas #Was #Right

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France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga celebrates after defeating compatriot France's Richard Gasquet in their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 21, 2013.

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Baltimore Ravens inside linebacker Ray Lewis, right, celebrates with Vonta Leach after the NFL football AFC Championship football game against the New England Patriots in Foxborough, Mass., Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. The Ravens defeated the Patriots 28-13 to advance to Super Bowl XLVII.

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  • AFC Championship - Baltimore Ravens v New England Patriots

    FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 20: Ray Lewis #52 of the Baltimore Ravens celebrates with teammate Arthur Jones #97 after defeating the New England Patriots in the 2013 AFC Championship game at Gillette Stadium on January 20, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. The Baltimore Ravens defeated the New England Patriots 28-13. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

  • AFC Championship - Baltimore Ravens v New England Patriots

    FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 20: Ray Lewis #52 of the Baltimore Ravens celebrates after defeating the New England Patriots in the 2013 AFC Championship game at Gillette Stadium on January 20, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. The Baltimore Ravens defeated the New England Patriots 28-13. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

  • AFC Championship - Baltimore Ravens v New England Patriots

    FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 20: Ray Lewis #52 of the Baltimore Ravens looks on against the New England Patriots during the 2013 AFC Championship game at Gillette Stadium on January 20, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

  • AFC Championship - Baltimore Ravens v New England Patriots

    FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 20: Ray Lewis #52 of the Baltimore Ravens celebrates after defeating the New England Patriots in the 2013 AFC Championship game at Gillette Stadium on January 20, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. The Baltimore Ravens defeated the New England Patriots 28-13. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

  • AFC Championship - Baltimore Ravens v New England Patriots

    FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 20: Head coach John Harbaugh and Joe Flacco #5 of the Baltimore Ravens celebrate after defeating the New England Patriots in the 2013 AFC Championship game at Gillette Stadium on January 20, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. The Baltimore Ravens defeated the New England Patriots 28-13. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

  • AFC Championship - Baltimore Ravens v New England Patriots

    FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 20: Head coach John Harbaugh and Joe Flacco #5 of the Baltimore Ravens celebrates after defeating the New England Patriots in the 2013 AFC Championship game at Gillette Stadium on January 20, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. The Baltimore Ravens defeated the New England Patriots 28-13. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

  • AFC Championship - Baltimore Ravens v New England Patriots

    FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 20: Baltimore Ravens fans celebrate during the 2013 AFC Championship game between the New England Patriots and the Baltimore Ravens at Gillette Stadium on January 20, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

  • AFC Championship - Baltimore Ravens v New England Patriots

    FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 20: Terrell Suggs #55 of the Baltimore Ravens celebrates after defeating the New England Patriots in the 2013 AFC Championship game at Gillette Stadium on January 20, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. The Baltimore Ravens defeated the New England Patriots 28-13. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

  • AFC Championship - Baltimore Ravens v New England Patriots

    FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 20: Head coach John Harbaugh of the Baltimore Ravens celebrates in the locker room after defeating the New England Patriots in the 2013 AFC Championship game at Gillette Stadium on January 20, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. The Baltimore Ravens defeated the New England Patriots 28-13. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

  • AFC Championship - Baltimore Ravens v New England Patriots

    FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 20: Ray Lewis #52 of the Baltimore Ravens celebrates with teammates Ray Rice #27, Terrell Suggs #55 and Josh Bynes #56 in the locker room after defeating the New England Patriots in the 2013 AFC Championship game at Gillette Stadium on January 20, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. The Baltimore Ravens defeated the New England Patriots 28-13. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

  • AFC Championship - Baltimore Ravens v New England Patriots

    FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 20: Terrell Suggs #55 of the Baltimore Ravens celebrates after defeating the New England Patriots in the 2013 AFC Championship game at Gillette Stadium on January 20, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. The Baltimore Ravens defeated the New England Patriots 28-13. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

  • AFC Championship - Baltimore Ravens v New England Patriots

    FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 20: Head coach John Harbaugh of the Baltimore Ravens celebrates in the locker room after defeating the New England Patriots in the 2013 AFC Championship game at Gillette Stadium on January 20, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. The Baltimore Ravens defeated the New England Patriots 28-13. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

  • AFC Championship - Baltimore Ravens v New England Patriots

    FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 20: Head coach John Harbaugh of the Baltimore Ravens speaks to his team in the locker room after defeating the New England Patriots in the 2013 AFC Championship game at Gillette Stadium on January 20, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. The Baltimore Ravens defeated the New England Patriots 28-13. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

  • AFC Championship - Baltimore Ravens v New England Patriots

    FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 20: Ray Lewis #52 of the Baltimore Ravens celebrates with teammate Chris Johnson #39 after defeating the New England Patriots in the 2013 AFC Championship game at Gillette Stadium on January 20, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. The Baltimore Ravens defeated the New England Patriots 28-13. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

  • AFC Championship - Baltimore Ravens v New England Patriots

    FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 20: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots walks off the field after a play against the Baltimore Ravens during the 2013 AFC Championship game at Gillette Stadium on January 20, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

  • AFC Championship - Baltimore Ravens v New England Patriots

    FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 20: Ray Lewis #52 of the Baltimore Ravens reacts towards the end of the game against the New England Patriots during the 2013 AFC Championship game at Gillette Stadium on January 20, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

  • AFC Championship - Baltimore Ravens v New England Patriots

    FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 20: Joe Flacco #5 of the Baltimore Ravens celebrates after defeating the New England Patriots in the 2013 AFC Championship game at Gillette Stadium on January 20, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. The Baltimore Ravens defeated the New England Patriots 28-13. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

  • AFC Championship - Baltimore Ravens v New England Patriots

    FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 20: Ray Lewis #52 of the Baltimore Ravens reacts towards the end of the game against the New England Patriots during the 2013 AFC Championship game at Gillette Stadium on January 20, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

  • John Harbaugh, Tony Veteri

    Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh, right, talks to head linesman Tony Veteri, left, during the first half of the NFL football AFC Championship football game in Foxborough, Mass., Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • John Harbaugh

    Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh watches during the second half of the NFL football AFC Championship football game against the New England Patriots in Foxborough, Mass., Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

  • Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) passes during the second half of the NFL football AFC Championship football game against the New England Patriots in Foxborough, Mass., Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

  • Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco reacts after throwing a five-yard touchdown pass to Dennis Pitta during the second half of the NFL football AFC Championship football game against the New England Patriots in Foxborough, Mass., Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • Baltimore Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta (88) is chased by New England Patriots middle linebacker Brandon Spikes following a reception during the second half of the NFL football AFC Championship football game in Foxborough, Mass., Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

  • Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) reacts after throwing a five-yeard touchdown pass to Dennis Pitta during the second half of the NFL football AFC Championship football game against the New England Patriots in Foxborough, Mass., Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. Right is New England Patriots defensive end Trevor Scott. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco celebrates with Matt Birk (77) and Marshal Yanda (73) after after throwing a five-yard touchdown pass to Dennis Pitta during the second half of the NFL football AFC Championship football game against the New England Patriots in Foxborough, Mass., Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • Baltimore Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta (88) reacts following a five-yard touchdown reception during the second half of the NFL football AFC Championship football game against the New England Patriots in Foxborough, Mass., Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

  • Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh reacts during the second half of the NFL football AFC Championship football game against the New England Patriots in Foxborough, Mass., Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco celebrates after an 11-yard touchdown pass to Anquan Boldin during the second half of the NFL football AFC Championship football game against the New England Patriots in Foxborough, Mass., Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, left, reacts during the second half of the NFL football AFC Championship football game against the Baltimore Ravens in Foxborough, Mass., Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

  • New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady looks up at the scoreboard during the second half of the NFL football AFC Championship football game against the Baltimore Ravens in Foxborough, Mass., Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

  • Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Anquan Boldin (81) makes an 11-yard touchdown reception against New England Patriots free safety Devin McCourty during the second half of the NFL football AFC Championship football game in Foxborough, Mass., Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

  • Baltimore Ravens inside linebacker Ray Lewis (52) reacts after the Ravens recovered a fumble during the second half of the NFL football AFC Championship football game against the New England Patriots in Foxborough, Mass., Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco celebrates after an 11-yard touchdown pass to Anquan Boldin during the second half of the NFL football AFC Championship football game against the New England Patriots in Foxborough, Mass., Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • Baltimore Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta (88) is tackled by New England Patriots outside linebacker Jerod Mayo (51) during the second half of the NFL football AFC Championship football game in Foxborough, Mass., Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

  • Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco celebrates reacts following a touchdown pass to Anquan Boldin during the second half of the NFL football AFC Championship football game against the New England Patriots in Foxborough, Mass., Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady after throwing an interception during the second half of the NFL football AFC Championship football game against the Baltimore Ravens in Foxborough, Mass., Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady reacts following an incomplete pass during the second half of the NFL football AFC Championship football game against the Baltimore Ravens in Foxborough, Mass., Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady sits on the field after getting hit during the second half of the NFL football AFC Championship football game against the Baltimore Ravens in Foxborough, Mass., Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

  • Baltimore Ravens inside linebacker Ray Lewis (52) reacts during the second half of the NFL football AFC Championship football game against the New England Patriots in Foxborough, Mass., Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, right, talks to New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady following the NFL football AFC Championship football game in Foxborough, Mass., Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. The Ravens defeated the Patriots 28-13 to advance to Super Bowl XLVII. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

  • Baltimore Ravens inside linebacker Ray Lewis, center, celebrates with teammates following the NFL football AFC Championship football game against the New England Patriots in Foxborough, Mass., Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. The Ravens defeated the Patriots 28-13 to advance to Super Bowl XLVII. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • Baltimore Ravens inside linebacker Ray Lewis, left, celebrates with Bobbie Williams following the NFL football AFC Championship football game between the New England Patriots and the Baltimore Ravens in Foxborough, Mass., Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. The Ravens defeated the Patriots 28-13 to advance to Super Bowl XLVII. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • Baltimore Ravens outside linebacker Terrell Suggs shakes hands with spectators following the NFL football AFC Championship football game against the New England Patriots in Foxborough, Mass., Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. The Ravens defeated the Patriots, 28-13, to advance to Super Bowl XLVII. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

  • Baltimore Ravens defensive end Arthur Jones shakes hands with fans after the AFC Championship football game against the New England Patriots in Foxborough, Mass., Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. The Ravens defeated the Patriots, 28-13, to advance to Super Bowl XLVII. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

  • Baltimore Ravens inside linebacker Ray Lewis, right, celebrates with Vonta Leach (44) after the NFL football AFC Championship football game against the New England Patriots in Foxborough, Mass., Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. The Ravens defeated the Patriots 28-13 to advance to Super Bowl XLVII. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • Baltimore Ravens inside linebacker Ray Lewis, right and Chris Johnson celebrate after the NFL football AFC Championship football game against the New England Patriots in Foxborough, Mass., Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. The Ravens defeated the Patriots, 28-13, to advance to Super Bowl XLVII. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Baltimore Ravens inside linebacker Ray Lewis, right, celebrates with Bobbie Williams after the NFL football AFC Championship football game against the New England Patriots in Foxborough, Mass., Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. The Ravens defeated the Patriots, 28-13, to advance to Super Bowl XLVII. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Baltimore Ravens inside linebacker Ray Lewis, right, and Jacoby Jones celebrate in the team's locker room after the NFL football AFC Championship football game against the New England Patriots in Foxborough, Mass., Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. The Ravens defeated the Patriots, 28-13, to advance to Super Bowl XLVII. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

  • Baltimore Ravens owner Stephen J. Bisciotti is hugged by Ray Lewis after the NFL football AFC Championship football game against the New England Patriots in Foxborough, Mass., Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. The Ravens defeated the Patriots, 28-13, to advance to Super Bowl XLVII. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

  • From left, Baltimore Ravens inside linebacker Ray Lewis, Terrell Suggs and Ray Rice celebrate after the NFL football AFC Championship football game against the New England Patriots in Foxborough, Mass., Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. The Ravens defeated the Patriots, 28-13, to advance to Super Bowl XLVII. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

  • Baltimore Ravens owner Stephen J. Bisciotti is hugged by Ray Lewis after the NFL football AFC Championship football game against the New England Patriots in Foxborough, Mass., Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. The Ravens defeated the Patriots, 28-13, to advance to Super Bowl XLVII. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

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Martin Luther King III, the son of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., and his daughter Yolanda Renee attend a Martin Luther King Day ceremony under the statue of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. at the MLK Memorial in Washington. King is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience.

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    Reverend Jesse Jackson lays a wreath at the statue of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. on the occasion of Martin Luther King Day at the MLK Memorial on January 20, 2013 in Washington. King is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience. AFP PHOTO/JOE KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Actor Chris Tucker attends Martin Luther King Day ceremony under the statue of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. at the MLK Memorial on January 20, 2013 in Washington. King is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience. AFP PHOTO / JOE KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Actor Jamie Fox (L) and Reverend Jesse Jackson speak under the statue of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. at the MLK Memorial on the occasion of Martin Luther King Day on January 20, 2013 in Washington. King is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience. AFP PHOTO / JOE KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-POLITICS-RIGHTS-MLK

    Actor Chris Tucker speaks under the statue of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. on the occasion of Martin Luther King Day at the MLK Memorial on January 20, 2013 in Washington. King is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience. AFP PHOTO / JOE KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Actor Jamie Fox speaks under the statue of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. on the occasion of Martin Luther King Day at the MLK Memorial on January 20, 2013 in Washington. King is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience. AFP PHOTO / JOE KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Actor Jamie Fox speaks under the statue of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. on the occasion of Martin Luther King Day at the MLK Memorial on January 20, 2013 in Washington. King is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience. AFP PHOTO / JOE KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

  • People take a picture of a group with the Martin Luther King float prepared for the 57th Presidential Inaugural Parade, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013 in Washington. Thousands are planning to march in the 57th Presidential Inauguration parade after the ceremonial swearing-in of President Barack Obama on Monday. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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    People gather around the statue of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. at the MLK Memorial on the occasion of Martin Luther King Day on January 20, 2013 in Washington. King is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience. AFP PHOTO / JOE KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

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    People gather around the statue of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. at the MLK Memorial on the occasion of Martin Luther King Day on January 20, 2013 in Washington. King is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience. AFP PHOTO / JOE KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

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    People hold hands in prayer under the statue of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. at the MLK Memorial on the occasion of Martin Luther King Day on January 20, 2013 in Washington. King is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience. AFP PHOTO / JOE KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Actor Jamie Fox attends a Martin Luther King Day ceremony under the statue of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. at the MLK Memorial on January 20, 2013 in Washington. King is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience. AFP PHOTO / JOE KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Actor jamie Fox attends a Martin Luther King Day ceremony under the statue of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. at the MLK Memorial on January 20, 2013 in Washington. King is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience. AFP PHOTO / JOE KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Martin Luther King III, the son of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., and his daughter Yolanda Renee attend a Martin Luther King Day ceremony under the statue of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. at the MLK Memorial on January 20, 2013 in Washington. King is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience. AFP PHOTO / JOE KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

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    American comedian and social activist Dick Gregory attends a Martin Luther King Day ceremony under the statue of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. at the MLK Memorial on January 20, 2013 in Washington. King is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience. AFP PHOTO / JOE KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

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    A woman attends a Martin Luther King Day ceremony under the statue of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. at the MLK Memorial on January 20, 2013 in Washington. King is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience. AFP PHOTO / JOE KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Yolanda Renee, daughter of Martin Luther King III, the son of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., attends a Martin Luther King Day ceremony under the statue of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. at the MLK Memorial on January 20, 2013 in Washington. King is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience. AFP PHOTO / JOE KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US-POLITICS-RIGHTS-MLK

    Yolanda Renee, daughter of Martin Luther King III, the son of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., attend a Martin Luther King Day ceremony under the statue of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. at the MLK Memorial on January 20, 2013 in Washington. King is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience. AFP PHOTO / JOE KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Actor Chris Tucker attends a Martin Luther King Day ceremony under the statue of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. at the MLK Memorial on January 20, 2013 in Washington. King is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience. AFP PHOTO / JOE KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

  • DC Students Commemorate MLK's Birthday At Lincoln Memorial

    WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 18: Fifth-graders from Watkins Elementary School in the District of Columbia take turns reciting from memory excerpts of the 'I Have a Dream' speech to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall January 18, 2013 in Washington, DC. The students each took turn reciting parts of the famous civil rights speech from the very spot where King originally delivered the oration in August of 1963. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

  • DC Students Commemorate MLK's Birthday At Lincoln Memorial

    WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 18: Fifth-graders from Watkins Elementary School in the District of Columbia take turns reciting from memory excerpts of the 'I Have a Dream' speech to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall January 18, 2013 in Washington, DC. The students each took turn reciting parts of the famous civil rights speech from the very spot where King originally delivered the oration in August of 1963. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

  • DC Students Commemorate MLK's Birthday At Lincoln Memorial

    WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 18: Fifth-graders from Watkins Elementary School in the District of Columbia take turns reciting from memory excerpts of the 'I Have a Dream' speech to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall January 18, 2013 in Washington, DC. The students each took turn reciting parts of the famous civil rights speech from the very spot where King originally delivered the oration in August of 1963. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

  • DC Students Commemorate MLK's Birthday At Lincoln Memorial

    WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 18: Fifth-graders from Watkins Elementary School in the District of Columbia take turns reciting from memory excerpts of the 'I Have a Dream' speech to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall January 18, 2013 in Washington, DC. The students each took turn reciting parts of the famous civil rights speech from the very spot where King originally delivered the oration in August of 1963. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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Dilys Powell for Award for Excellence In Film Award winner Helena Bonham Carter in the press room at the 2013 London Critics' Circle Film Awards at the May Fair Hotel, Stratton Street, London.

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Helen Atkinson in a garden on the outskirts of York as she gives a snowman she built a warm drink.

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malia and sasha obama

It's official! President Obama was sworn into office for the second time in an intimate ceremony Sunday morning performed by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. in the White House Blue Room.So what better color to wear then blue? First Lady Michelle Obama chose the hue for the important ceremony, donning a royal blue dress by Reed Krakoff and a solid blue cardigan. The President also took the color cue, teaming a smart blue suit with a blue-and-white striped tie.

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  • WASHINGTON - JANUARY 20: U.S President Barack Obama (L) enters followed by first lady Michelle Obama (C) and daughters Malia (2nd L) and Saha (L) as U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts looks on after taking the oath of office in the Blue Room of the White House January 20, 2013 in Washington, DC. Obama and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden were officially sworn in a day before the ceremonial inaugural swearing-in. (Photo by Larry Downing-Pool/Getty Images)

  • President Barack Obama waves after being officially sworn-in by Chief Justice John Roberts in the Blue Room of the White House during the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, Sunday Jan. 10, 2013. Behind Obama are first lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha, right. (AP Photo/Larry Downing, Pool)

  • WASHINGTON - JANUARY 20: U.S President Barack Obama (L) shakes hands U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts (2nd R) after takes the oath of office as first lady Michelle Obama (2nd L), daughter Malia (C) and Sasha (R) looks on in the Blue Room of the White House January 20, 2013 in Washington, DC. Obama and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden were officially sworn in a day before the ceremonial inaugural swearing-in. (Photo by Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images)

  • President Barack Obama is officially sworn-in by Chief Justice John Roberts in the Blue Room of the White House during the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, Sunday Jan. 10, 2013. Next to Obama are first lady Michelle Obama, holding the Robinson Family Bible, and daughters Malia and Sasha. (AP Photo/Larry Downing, Pool)

  • President Barack Obama is officially sworn-in by Chief Justice John Roberts in the Blue Room of the White House during the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. Next to Obama are first lady Michelle Obama, holding the Robinson Family Bible, and daughters Malia and Sasha. (AP Photo/Larry Downing, Pool)

  • WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: U.S. President Barack Obama is sworn in by Chief Justice John Robets Jr. as daughters Malia ( 2nd R) and Sasha watch in the Blue Room of the White House during the 57th Presidential Inauguration January 20, 2013 in Washington, D.C. Obama and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden were officially sworn in a day before the ceremonial inaugural swearing-in. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski-Pool/Getty Images)

  • President Obama takes the oath of office at the official swearing-in ceremony in the Blue Room of the White House Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. Administering the oath is Supreme Court Chief Justice Roberts (not shown). Holding the Bible is first lady Michele Obama and looking on are Obama children Malia and Sasha (not shown). (AP Photo/ The New York Times, Doug Mills, Pool)

  • President Barack Obama is officially sworn-in by Chief Justice John Roberts, not pictured, in the Blue Room of the White House during the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, as first lady Michelle Obama, holds the Robinson Family Bible, and daughter Malia watches. (AP Photo/Larry Downing, Pool)

  • President Barack Obama is officially sworn-in by Chief Justice John Roberts, not pictured, in the Blue Room of the White House during the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, Sunday Jan. 20, 2013, as first lady Michelle Obama, holds the Robinson Family Bible, as daughter Malia and Sasha watch. (AP Photo/The New York Times, Doug Mills, Pool)

  • President Barack Obama shakes hands after being officially sworn-in by Chief Justice John Roberts in the Blue Room of the White House during the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, Sunday Jan. 20, 2013, with first lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha watching. (AP Photo/The New York Times, Doug Mills, Pool)

  • WASHINGTON - JANUARY 20: U.S. President Barack Obama (L) kisses first lady Michelle Obama (C) as daughter Malia looks on in the Blue Room of the White House January 20, 2013 in Washington, DC. Obama and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden were officially sworn in a day before the ceremonial inaugural swearing-in. (Photo by Larry Downing-Pool/Getty Images)

  • President Barack Obama embraces daughter Malia as first lady Michelle Obama and daughter Sasha, right, and Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, Jr., look on after the official swearing-in in the Blue Room of the White House, Sunday, January 20, 2013 in Washington. (AP Photo/Brendan Smialowski, Pool)

  • President Barack Obama hugs daughter Malia as first lady Michelle Obama and daughter Malia watch after Obama was officially sworn-in by Chief Justice John Roberts, not pictured, in the Blue Room of the White House during the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Larry Downing, Pool)

  • President Barack Obama is hugged by this daughter Malia after being officially sworn-in in the Blue Room of the White House during the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, Sunday Jan, 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Pool, Charles Dharapak)

  • President Barack Obama walks with his daughter Malia as first lady Michelle Obama and daughter Sasha and Chief Justice John Roberts as they leave the Blue Room after being oficially sworn-in by Chief Justice John Roberts, back in the Blue Room of the White House during the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Brendan Smialowsi, Pool)

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