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Pictures Of The Day: 23rd January 2013

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Prince Harry walks down the steps of a Royal Air Force A-330 transport aircraft, as he arrives home at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire, at the completion of his 20 week tour of duty in Afghanistan as an Apache Helicopter Pilot/Gunner with 662 Squadron of the Army Air Corps

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Antoine Lewis of the Los Angeles Clippers Dunk Squad goes up for a dunk during a timeout in the Los Angeles Clippers NBA basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Los Angeles.

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The Saturdays (left - right) Mollie King, Una Healy, Rochelle Humes, Frankie Sandford and Vanessa White as they launch their new TV programme Chasing The Saturdays at the Soho Hotel, London.

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The Moai at Ahu Akivi, Easter Island at sunset.

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Are you a big fan of iconic devices like the Atari ST and Commodore C64? Would you like to see them in the hands of attractive girls? The 2013 Nerd Dreams Calendar recently went on sale in Germany.

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  • The 2013 Nerd Dreams Calendar recently went on sale in Germany but is available to geeks worldwide. (Credit: Credit: www.nerd-dreams.com/WENN.com)

  • The 2013 Nerd Dreams Calendar recently went on sale in Germany but is available to geeks worldwide. (Credit: Credit: www.nerd-dreams.com/WENN.com)

  • The 2013 Nerd Dreams Calendar recently went on sale in Germany but is available to geeks worldwide. (Credit: Credit: www.nerd-dreams.com/WENN.com)

  • The 2013 Nerd Dreams Calendar recently went on sale in Germany but is available to geeks worldwide. (Credit: Credit: www.nerd-dreams.com/WENN.com)

  • The 2013 Nerd Dreams Calendar recently went on sale in Germany but is available to geeks worldwide. (Credit: Credit: www.nerd-dreams.com/WENN.com)

  • The 2013 Nerd Dreams Calendar recently went on sale in Germany but is available to geeks worldwide. (Credit: Credit: www.nerd-dreams.com/WENN.com)

  • The 2013 Nerd Dreams Calendar recently went on sale in Germany but is available to geeks worldwide. (Credit: Credit: www.nerd-dreams.com/WENN.com)

  • The 2013 Nerd Dreams Calendar recently went on sale in Germany but is available to geeks worldwide. (Credit: Credit: www.nerd-dreams.com/WENN.com)

  • The 2013 Nerd Dreams Calendar recently went on sale in Germany but is available to geeks worldwide. (Credit: Credit: www.nerd-dreams.com/WENN.com)

  • The 2013 Nerd Dreams Calendar recently went on sale in Germany but is available to geeks worldwide. (Credit: Credit: www.nerd-dreams.com/WENN.com)

  • The 2013 Nerd Dreams Calendar recently went on sale in Germany but is available to geeks worldwide. (Credit: Credit: www.nerd-dreams.com/WENN.com)

  • The 2013 Nerd Dreams Calendar recently went on sale in Germany but is available to geeks worldwide. (Credit: Credit: www.nerd-dreams.com/WENN.com)

  • The 2013 Nerd Dreams Calendar recently went on sale in Germany but is available to geeks worldwide. (Credit: Credit: www.nerd-dreams.com/WENN.com)

  • The 2013 Nerd Dreams Calendar recently went on sale in Germany but is available to geeks worldwide. (Credit: Credit: www.nerd-dreams.com/WENN.com)

  • The 2013 Nerd Dreams Calendar recently went on sale in Germany but is available to geeks worldwide. (Credit: Credit: www.nerd-dreams.com/WENN.com)

  • The 2013 Nerd Dreams Calendar recently went on sale in Germany but is available to geeks worldwide. (Credit: Credit: www.nerd-dreams.com/WENN.com)

  • The 2013 Nerd Dreams Calendar recently went on sale in Germany but is available to geeks worldwide. (Credit: Credit: www.nerd-dreams.com/WENN.com)

  • The 2013 Nerd Dreams Calendar recently went on sale in Germany but is available to geeks worldwide. (Credit: Credit: www.nerd-dreams.com/WENN.com)

  • The 2013 Nerd Dreams Calendar recently went on sale in Germany but is available to geeks worldwide. (Credit: Credit: www.nerd-dreams.com/WENN.com)

  • The 2013 Nerd Dreams Calendar recently went on sale in Germany but is available to geeks worldwide. (Credit: Credit: www.nerd-dreams.com/WENN.com)

  • The 2013 Nerd Dreams Calendar recently went on sale in Germany but is available to geeks worldwide. (Credit: Credit: www.nerd-dreams.com/WENN.com)

  • The 2013 Nerd Dreams Calendar recently went on sale in Germany but is available to geeks worldwide. (Credit: Credit: www.nerd-dreams.com/WENN.com)

  • The 2013 Nerd Dreams Calendar recently went on sale in Germany but is available to geeks worldwide. (Credit: Credit: www.nerd-dreams.com/WENN.com)

  • The 2013 Nerd Dreams Calendar recently went on sale in Germany but is available to geeks worldwide. (Credit: Credit: www.nerd-dreams.com/WENN.com)

  • The 2013 Nerd Dreams Calendar recently went on sale in Germany but is available to geeks worldwide. (Credit: Credit: www.nerd-dreams.com/WENN.com)

  • The 2013 Nerd Dreams Calendar recently went on sale in Germany but is available to geeks worldwide. (Credit: Credit: www.nerd-dreams.com/WENN.com)

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hillary clinton

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the September 11, 2012 attack on the US mission in Benghazi, Libya, during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on January 23, 2013. Secy. Clinton warned of the challenges posed by rising militancy after the Arab Spring as she appeared before US lawmakers Wednesday to be grilled about a deadly attack. 'Benghazi didn't happen in a vacuum,' Clinton said at the start of a Senate hearing into the September 11 assault on a US mission in eastern Libya.

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A view of the foyer of the new annexe of Liverpool Central Library on January 23, 2013 in Liverpool, England. After ten years of planning and over two years of restoration Liverpool’s Central Library is near completion for it's official opening in May. Over four millions items including documents and books are now to be rehoused in the library which has cost GBP 55 million.

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Women's team captains Fiona Coughlan of Ireland, left, Marie Alice Yahe of France, second left, Sarah Hunter of England, third left, Rachel Taylor of Wales, third right, Susie Brown of Scotland, second right, and Silvia Gaudino of Italy, right, pose with the trophy during the launch of the 2013 Six Nations Rugby Championship in London, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013.

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  • Duchess of Cornwall visits school in Battersea

    The Duchess of Cornwall visiting a reading scheme at St Mary's RC Primary School, in Battersea, meeting children benefiting from the project, run by the Beanstalk literacy charity whose reading volunteers are funded the Evening Standard's Get London Reading Campaign.

  • Duchess of Cornwall visits school in Battersea

    The Duchess of Cornwall visiting a reading scheme at St Mary's RC Primary School, in Battersea, meeting children benefiting from the project, run by the Beanstalk literacy charity whose reading volunteers are funded the Evening Standard's Get London Reading Campaign.

  • Duchess of Cornwall visits school in Battersea

    The Duchess of Cornwall with six year old Christopher Nunez Lopez as she visits a reading scheme at St Mary's RC Primary School, in Battersea, where she met children benefiting from the project, run by the Beanstalk literacy charity whose reading volunteers are funded the Evening Standard's Get London Reading Campaign.

  • Duchess of Cornwall visits school in Battersea

    The Duchess of Cornwall with five year old Omari Kroma as she visits a reading scheme at St Mary's RC Primary School, in Battersea, where she met children benefiting from the project, run by the Beanstalk literacy charity whose reading volunteers are funded the Evening Standard's Get London Reading Campaign.

  • Duchess of Cornwall visits school in Battersea

    The Duchess of Cornwall visiting a reading scheme at St Mary's RC Primary School, in Battersea, meeting children benefiting from the project, run by the Beanstalk literacy charity whose reading volunteers are funded the Evening Standard's Get London Reading Campaign.

The Duchess of Cornwall with Chris Angela, dressed as a king, as she visits a reading scheme at St Mary's RC Primary School, in Battersea, where she met children benefiting from the project, run by the Beanstalk literacy charity whose reading volunteers are funded the Evening Standard's Get London Reading Campaign

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Egyptians of the Ultras, a group of avid politicized soccer fans, wear masks with the logo of the national Al-Ahly soccer team, as pose for picture during a protest in front of the stock market headquarters in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. Ultras, are calling to join protests on Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, the second anniversary of the Egyptian revolution.

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Sun Primer: Why NASA scientists observe the Sun in different wavelengths, This collage of solar images from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) shows how observations of the sun in different wavelengths helps highlight different aspects of the sun's surface and atmosphere. (The collage also includes images from other SDO instruments that display magnetic and Doppler information

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Sumatran tiger Daseep couldn't resist playing snowball with keepers at Dudley Zoological Gardens. DZG Head of Media and Communications, Jill HItchman, said despite the species originating from the tropical rainforests of an Indonesian island, the two year-old tigress adored the recent snowfalls. She said: "This is the first heavy snow Daseep has seen and keepers thought she would stay cosy in her heated den, but she couldn't wait to explore. "Keepers built her a snowman which she demolished in minutes then spent yesterday afternoon throwing snowballs which she absolutely loved catching with her paws."

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A men wearing the mask walks under the trees during severe pollution on January 23, 2013 in Beijing, China. The air quality in Beijing on Wednesday hit serious levels again, as smog blanketed the city.

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A new image from the Atacama Pathfinder Experiment (APEX) telescope in Chile shows a beautiful view of clouds of cosmic dust in the region of Orion. While these dense interstellar clouds seem dark and obscured in visible-light observations, APEX’s LABOCA camera can detect the heat glow of the dust and reveal the hiding places where new stars are being formed. But one of these dark clouds is not what it seems

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These adorable kittens almost found themselves with that sinking feeling after their over protective mum tried to hide them in a storm drain. The mother cat attempted to hide her kittens in the unlikely spot after they were discovered by Tom Pugh and partner Jessica Mithen in their camper trailer in Darwin, Australia. Quick-thinking Tom was able to use a makeshift contraption created from a flexible piece of roofing and a black plastic plant pot to scoop up the kittens. The family are now being cared for at a foster home until the kittens are old enough to find their own homes

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A woman talks on her mobile as she travels on a flooded road using an improvised raft in Jakarta as some areas of the capital remains submerge by flood water. A spokesman for Indonesian National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) said more than 30,000 people were still living as evacuees, while 20 people were killed during the widespread flooding that hit Jakarta that has been going on for a week

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An photograph of night-shining clouds taken with a Nikon D3S digital camera using a 400 millimeter lens by an astronaut aboard the ISS on January 5, 2013.

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A pony gives a warm kiss to his friend as they huddle in the snow in Ottawa, Canada

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Little penguins enjoy some relief from the heat in their pool with Wild Action Zoo owner, Chris Humfrey

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Prime Minister David Cameron makes a speech on Europe, in central London, where he promised an in/out referendum on the UK's membership of the European Union by the end of 2017, if the Conservatives win the next general election.

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The IWC booth during the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) 2013 at Palexpo in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Women browse a stall selling wigs and hair extensions at the Divisoria market in Manila, the Philippines, on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013. Philippine government bonds advanced on speculation the central bank will hold its benchmark interest rate at a record low at a meeting tomorrow, supporting demand for the nation's debt.

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An Asian elephant calf, born last night, at Chester Zoo to mother Sithami.

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Indian school children reenact a scene from the 1971 India- Pakistan Liberation war during a parade for the 115th birth anniversary of freedom fighter Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose in Agartala. Bose was a prominent Indian nationalist leader who attempted to gain India's independence from British rule by force during the waning years of World War II.

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The frozen ice covered pair of gloves belonging to a Chicago firefighter stand on a railing behind him in single digit temperatures during a five-alarm blaze in a warehouse on the city's South Side, Bridgeport neighborhood rages Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, in Chicago.

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Amanda Seyfried from the film "Lovelace" poses for a portrait during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival at the Fender Music Lodge, on Tuesday Jan. 22, 2013 in Park City, Utah.

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Lucy Shuker of Great Britain plays a shot against Daniela Di Toro of Australia during the 2013 Australian Open Wheelchair Championships at Melbourne Park on January 23, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.

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Jaimie Alexander arrives at the UK premiere of new film The Last Stand at the Savoy Hotel in London.

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  • The Last Stand - European Premiere - Red Carpet Arrivals

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 22: Jaimie Alexander attends the European Premiere of 'The Last Stand' at Odeon West End on January 22, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

  • BRITAIN-ENTERTAINMENT-CINEMA-THE LAST STAND

    US actress Jaimie Alexander poses for pictures on the red carpet as she arrives to attend the European premiere of The Last Stand in central London on January 22, 2013. AFP PHOTO / CARL COURT (Photo credit should read CARL COURT/AFP/Getty Images)

  • The Last Stand - European Premiere - Red Carpet Arrivals

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 22: Jaimie Alexander attends the European Premiere of 'The Last Stand' at Odeon West End on January 22, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

  • Jaimie Alexander

    Jaimie Alexander arrives for the European Premiere of The Last Stand at a central London cinema in Leicester Square, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

  • The Last Stand premiere - London

    Jaimie Alexander arrives at the UK premiere of new film The Last Stand at the Savoy Hotel in London.

  • The Last Stand premiere - London

    Jaimie Alexander arrives at the UK premiere of new film The Last Stand at the Savoy Hotel in London.

  • Jaimie Alexander

    Jaimie Alexander arrives for the European Premiere of The Last Stand at a central London cinema in Leicester Square, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jaime Alexander

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, right, and Jaime Alexander arrive for the European Premiere of The Last Stand at a central London cinema in Leicester Square, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

  • Jaimie Alexander

    Jaimie Alexander arrives for the European Premiere of The Last Stand at a central London cinema in Leicester Square, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger, Johnny Knoxville, Jaime Alexander

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, right, Johnny Knoxville, left, and Jaime Alexander arrive for the European Premiere of The Last Stand at a central London cinema in Leicester Square, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

  • The Last Stand premiere - London

    Arnold Schwarzenegger arrives at the UK premiere of new film The Last Stand at the Savoy Hotel in London.

  • The Last Stand premiere - London

    Johnny Knoxville, Jaimie Alexander and Arnold Schwarzenegger, arrive at the UK premiere of new film The Last Stand at the Savoy Hotel in London.

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger, Johnny Knoxville, Jaime Alexander

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, right, Johnny Knoxville, left, and Jaime Alexander arrive for the European Premiere of The Last Stand at a central London cinema in Leicester Square, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

  • The Last Stand premiere - London

    Johnny Knoxville arrives at the UK premiere of new film The Last Stand at the Savoy Hotel in London.

  • The Last Stand premiere - London

    Arnold Schwarzenegger and his son Patrick arrive at the UK premiere of new film The Last Stand at the Savoy Hotel in London.

  • The Last Stand premiere - London

    Arnold Schwarzenegger arrives at the UK premiere of new film The Last Stand at the Savoy Hotel in London.

  • The Last Stand premiere - London

    Arnold Schwarzenegger arrives at the UK premiere of new film The Last Stand at the Savoy Hotel in London.

  • The Last Stand premiere - London

    Jaimie Alexander arrives at the UK premiere of new film The Last Stand at the Savoy Hotel in London.

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger, Patrick Schwarzenegger

    Arnold Schwarzenegger and son Patrick, left, arrive for the European Premiere of The Last Stand at a central London cinema in Leicester Square, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger

    Arnold Schwarzenegger waves as he arrives for the European Premiere of The Last Stand at a central London cinema in Leicester Square, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

  • Johnny Knoxville

    Johnny Knoxville talks to media as he arrives for the European Premiere of The Last Stand at a central London cinema in Leicester Square, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger

    Arnold Schwarzenegger signs autographs as he arrives for the European Premiere of The Last Stand at a central London cinema in Leicester Square, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger, Patrick Schwarzenegger

    Arnold Schwarzenegger and son Patrick, left, arrive for the European Premiere of The Last Stand at a central London cinema in Leicester Square, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

  • The Last Stand - European Premiere - Red Carpet Arrivals

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 22: Jaimie Alexander attends the European Premiere of 'The Last Stand' at Odeon West End on January 22, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

  • The Last Stand - European Premiere - Red Carpet Arrivals

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 22: Actor Johnny Knoxville attends the European Premiere of 'The Last Stand' at Odeon West End on January 22, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

  • The Last Stand - European Premiere - Red Carpet Arrivals

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 22: Jaimie Alexander attends the European Premiere of 'The Last Stand' at Odeon West End on January 22, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

  • The Last Stand - European Premiere - Red Carpet Arrivals

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 22: Jaimie Alexander attends the European Premiere of 'The Last Stand' at Odeon West End on January 22, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

  • The Last Stand - European Premiere - Red Carpet Arrivals

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 22: Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) and Patrick Schwarzenegger attend the European Premiere of 'The Last Stand' at Odeon West End on January 22, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

  • The Last Stand - European Premiere - Red Carpet Arrivals

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 22: Actor Johnny Knoxville attends the European Premiere of 'The Last Stand' at Odeon West End on January 22, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

  • The Last Stand - European Premiere - Red Carpet Arrivals

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 22: Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) and Patrick Schwarzenegger attend the European Premiere of 'The Last Stand' at Odeon West End on January 22, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

  • BRITAIN-ENTERTAINMENT-CINEMA-THE LAST STAND

    US actor Johnny Knoxville poses for pictures on the red carpet as he arrives to attend the European premiere of The Last Stand in central London on January 22, 2013. AFP PHOTO / CARL COURT (Photo credit should read CARL COURT/AFP/Getty Images)

  • BRITAIN-ENTERTAINMENT-CINEMA-THE LAST STAND

    US actor Arnold Schwarzenegger sign autographs to fans as he arrives to attend the European premiere of The Last Stand in central London on January 22, 2013. AFP PHOTO / CARL COURT (Photo credit should read CARL COURT/AFP/Getty Images)

  • The Last Stand - European Premiere - Red Carpet Arrivals

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 22: (L-R) Actors Johnny Knoxville, Jaimie Alexander and Arnold Schwarzenegger attend the European Premiere of 'The Last Stand' at Odeon West End on January 22, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

  • The Last Stand - European Premiere - Red Carpet Arrivals

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 22: (L-R) Actors Jaimie Alexander and Arnold Schwarzenegger attend the European Premiere of 'The Last Stand' at Odeon West End on January 22, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

  • The Last Stand - European Premiere - Red Carpet Arrivals

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 22: (L-R) Actors Johnny Knoxville and Jaimie Alexander attend the European Premiere of 'The Last Stand' at Odeon West End on January 22, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

  • The Last Stand - European Premiere - Red Carpet Arrivals

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 22: Actor Johnny Knoxville attends the European Premiere of 'The Last Stand' at Odeon West End on January 22, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

  • The Last Stand - European Premiere - Red Carpet Arrivals

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 22: (L-R) Actors Johnny Knoxville, Jaimie Alexander and Arnold Schwarzenegger attend the European Premiere of 'The Last Stand' at Odeon West End on January 22, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

  • The Last Stand - European Premiere - Red Carpet Arrivals

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 22: Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) and Patrick Schwarzenegger attend the European Premiere of 'The Last Stand' at Odeon West End on January 22, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

  • The Last Stand - European Premiere - Red Carpet Arrivals

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 22: (L-R) Actors Johnny Knoxville, Jaimie Alexander and Arnold Schwarzenegger attend the European Premiere of 'The Last Stand' at Odeon West End on January 22, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

  • The Last Stand - European Premiere - Red Carpet Arrivals

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 22: (L-R) Actors Johnny Knoxville, Jaimie Alexander and Arnold Schwarzenegger attend the European Premiere of 'The Last Stand' at Odeon West End on January 22, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

  • The Last Stand - European Premiere - Red Carpet Arrivals

    LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 22: Jaimie Alexander attends the European Premiere of 'The Last Stand' at Odeon West End on January 22, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

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Indian soldiers march down Rajpath during the final full dress rehearsal for the Indian Republic Day parade in New Delhi on January 23, 2013. India will celebrate the 64th Republic Day on January 26 with a large military parade.

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Britain's Andy Murray celebrates after victory in his men's singles match against France's Jeremy Chardy on the tenth day of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 23, 2013.

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  • TENNIS-AUS-OPEN

    Britain's Andy Murray celebrates after victory in his men's singles match against France's Jeremy Chardy on the tenth day of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 23, 2013. AFP PHOTO/GREG WOOD IMAGE STRICTLY RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE (Photo credit should read GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images)

  • TENNIS-AUS-OPEN

    Britain's Andy Murray celebrates after victory in his men's singles match against France's Jeremy Chardy on the tenth day of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 23, 2013. AFP PHOTO/GREG WOOD IMAGE STRICTLY RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE (Photo credit should read GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images)

  • TENNIS-AUS-OPEN

    Britain's Andy Murray celebrates after beating France's Jeremy Chardy during their men's singles match on day ten of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 23, 2013. AFP PHOTO / WILLIAM WEST IMAGE STRICTLY RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE (Photo credit should read WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images)

  • TENNIS-AUS-OPEN

    Britain's Andy Murray celebrates after beating France's Jeremy Chardy during their men's singles match on day ten of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 23, 2013. AFP PHOTO / WILLIAM WEST IMAGE STRICTLY RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE (Photo credit should read WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images)

  • TENNIS-AUS-OPEN

    Britain's Andy Murray celebrates after victory in his men's singles match against France's Jeremy Chardy on the tenth day of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 23, 2013. AFP PHOTO/PETER PARKS IMAGE STRICTLY RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE (Photo credit should read PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Britain's Andy Murray serves to France's Jeremy Chardy during their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

  • France's Jeremy Chardy hits a return during his quarterfinal match against Britain's Andy Murray at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

  • France's Jeremy Chardy rests on the net during his quarterfinal match against Britain's Andy Murray at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

  • Britain's Andy Murray hits a forehand return to France's Jeremy Chardy during their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

  • Britain's Andy Murray makes a backhand return to France's Jeremy Chardy during their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

  • Britain's Andy Murray celebrates after winning his quarterfinal match against France's Jeremy Chardy at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

  • Britain's Andy Murray celebrates after winning his quarterfinal match against France's Jeremy Chardy at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

  • Britain's Andy Murray celebrates after winning his quarterfinal match against France's Jeremy Chardy at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

  • Britain's Andy Murray hits a backhand return to France's Jeremy Chardy during their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Andrew Brownbill)

  • Britain's Andy Murray hits a backhand return to France's Jeremy Chardy during their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Andrew Brownbill)

  • France's Jeremy Chardy rests on the net during his quarterfinal match against Britain's Andy Murray at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

  • Britain's Andy Murray serves during his quarterfinal match against France's Jeremy Chardy at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

  • France's Jeremy Chardy serves to Britain's Andy Murray during their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Andrew Brownbill)

  • Britain's Andy Murray hits a forehand return to France's Jeremy Chardy during their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Andrew Brownbill)

  • Britain's Andy Murray celebrates after winning his quarterfinal match against France's Jeremy Chardy at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

  • Britain's Andy Murray celebrates after winning his quarterfinal match against France's Jeremy Chardy at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

  • France's Jeremy Chardy walks out of the Rod Laver Arena after losing his quarterfinal match against Britain's Andy Murray at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)(AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

  • Supporters of Britain's Andy Murray chant during Murray's quarterfinal match against France's Jeremy Chardy at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013.(AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

  • Britain's Andy Murray reacts after hitting a return during his quarterfinal match against France's Jeremy Chardy at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

  • Britain's Andy Murray hits a forehand return to France's Jeremy Chardy during their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

  • Britain's Andy Murray makes a backhand return to France's Jeremy Chardy during their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

  • Britain's Andy Murray celebrates after winning his quarterfinal match against France's Jeremy Chardy at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

  • France's Jeremy Chardy rests on the net during his quarterfinal match against Britain's Andy Murray at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

  • France's Jeremy Chardy hits a return to Britain's Andy Murray during their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

  • Britain's Andy Murray hits a forehand during his quarterfinal match against France's Jeremy Chardy at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

  • France's Jeremy Chardy rests on the net during his quarterfinal match against Britain's Andy Murray at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

  • Britain's Andy Murray hits a forehand return to France's Jeremy Chardy during their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

  • France's Jeremy Chardy hits a backhand return to Britain's Andy Murray during their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

  • Britain's Andy Murray hits a return to France's Jeremy Chardy during their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

  • Britain's Andy Murray hits a return to France's Jeremy Chardy during their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

  • Britain's Andy Murray hits a return to France's Jeremy Chardy during their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

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    France's Jeremy Chardy hits a return against Britain's Andy Murray during their men's singles match on day ten of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 23, 2013. AFP PHOTO / WILLIAM WEST IMAGE STRICTLY RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE (Photo credit should read WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images)

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    France's Jeremy Chardy plays a return during his men's singles match against Britain's Andy Murray on the tenth day of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 23, 2013. AFP PHOTO/GREG WOOD IMAGE STRICTLY RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE (Photo credit should read GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images)

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    France's Jeremy Chardy hits a return against Britain's Andy Murray during their men's singles match on day ten of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 23, 2013. AFP PHOTO / WILLIAM WEST IMAGE STRICTLY RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE (Photo credit should read WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Britain's Andy Murray celebrates after victory in his men's singles match against France's Jeremy Chardy on the tenth day of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 23, 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 10

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 23: Andy Murray of Great Britain plays a backhand in his Quarterfinal match against Jeremy Chardy of France during day ten of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 23, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

  • 2013 Australian Open - Day 10

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 23: Andy Murray of Great Britain plays a backhand in his Quarterfinal match against Jeremy Chardy of France during day ten of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 23, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

  • TENNIS-AUS-OPEN

    Britain's Andy Murray hits a return against France's Jeremy Chardy during their men's singles match on day ten of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 23, 2013. AFP PHOTO / WILLIAM WEST IMAGE STRICTLY RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE (Photo credit should read WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images)

  • 2013 Australian Open - Day 10

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 23: Andy Murray of Great Britain plays a backhand in his Quarterfinal match against Jeremy Chardy of France during day ten of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 23, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

  • TENNIS-AUS-OPEN

    Britain's Andy Murray celebrates after victory in his men's singles match against France's Jeremy Chardy on the tenth day of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 23, 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 Jeremy Chardy during their men's singles match on day ten of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 23, 2013. AFP PHOTO / WILLIAM WEST IMAGE STRICTLY RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE (Photo credit should read WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images)

  • TENNIS-AUS-OPEN

    Britain's Andy Murray hits a return against France's Jeremy Chardy during their men's singles match on day ten of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 23, 2013. AFP PHOTO / WILLIAM WEST IMAGE STRICTLY RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE (Photo credit should read WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images)

  • 2013 Australian Open - Day 10

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 23: Jeremy Chardy of France congratulates Andy Murray of Great Britain at the net after their Quarterfinal match during day ten of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 23, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

  • 2013 Australian Open - Day 10

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 23: Andy Murray of Great Britain signs an autograph after winning his Quarterfinal match against Jeremy Chardy of France during day ten of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 23, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

  • 2013 Australian Open - Day 10

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 23: Jeremy Chardy of France congratulates Andy Murray of Great Britain at the net after their Quarterfinal match during day ten of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 23, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

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Snow has been falling all over the UK: it's been impossible to avoid it. Not only has it been blocking our drives and pavements, but also blanketing news sites and clogging up social media feeds. However with the curse of the cold stuff has come a new current, with not merely snow men but ambitious snow creatures appearing in gardens and parks around the country.One of Huff Post UK's readers sent in this amazing picture of a snow shark, setting a precedent for snow sculptures we've seen so far.

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    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

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    (Credit: Twitter/@nomoredisco)

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    (Courtesy of Stuart Davidson)

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    (Courtesy of Stuart Davidson)

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    (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)

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    (Twitter/@imogen89)

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

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

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    Richmond-upon-Thames. Courtesy of David Hobbs.

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

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    (Credit: Sarah Dean)

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

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    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

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    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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Jackie Head's snowman in Penge

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

  • Courtesy of Andrea Mann.

  • Courtesy of Sam Parker.

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A woman on a trade stand blows bubbles during the 2013 London Toy Fair at Olympia Exhibition Centre on January 22, 2013 in London, England. The annual fair which is organised by the British Toy and Hobby Association, brings together toy manufacturers and retailers from around the world.

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