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Pictures Of The Day: 6th February 2013

05/02/2013 19:46

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

We would love to hear your thoughts on the stories of the day - leave a comment at the bottom of the blog.

06/02/2013 20:48 GMT

David Beckham Takes Over H&M's Twitter

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Sorry, I'm a bit late! Ready to answer your questions now. Tweet me‪@hm‬ using ‪#AskBeckham‬//Beckham ‪pic.twitter.com/8bOid8jI‬

06/02/2013 16:02 GMT

Er, Where's The Rest Of The Aircraft Carrier

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The Forward Island, otherwise referred to as Upper Block 07, of the new Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, slowly navigates a lock gate at Portsmouth Navy Base. She will leave the city tomorrow for a five day voyage to Rosythe where she will be added to the rest of the vessel. The 680 tonne section will be the hub of the ship as it contains the main bridge and approximately 100 vital mission systems compartments. Once the Long Range Radar has been installed on top of the Forward Island, the ship will stand at 56 metres, taller than Niagara Falls. HMS Queen Elizabeth is the first aircraft carrier to use an innovative design of two islands. The second, Aft Island, operates as an airport control tower to co-ordinate aircraft movements, but both islands are designed with the ability to incorporate the other's role in an emergency.

06/02/2013 15:55 GMT

Pie & Mighty Challenge

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International rugby stars Jamie George (left) and Matt Stevens (right) go head-to-head during the launch of the London Saracens Pie & Mighty Challenge in central London, The competition to celebrate the brand new, buffalo-filled Saracens Laverstoke Pies available at Saracens new stadium, Allianz Park in London

06/02/2013 15:33 GMT

Greetings

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The Duchess of Cornwall receives a traditional Maori welcome Hongi from Miss Rosanna Raymond, as the Prince and the Duchess of Cornwall host a reception for Australian and New Zealand finalist and past winners of 'New Zealander and Australian of the year' at Clarence House in central London

06/02/2013 13:39 GMT

We Salute You

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Gunners from the 105th Regiment Royal Artillery (Volunteers) fire a 21-Gun Royal Salute at Edinburgh Castle to commemorate the Queen's Accession to the throne

06/02/2013 13:09 GMT

Aero India 2013

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Indian Air Force helicopters perform aerobatic flight on the opening of the Aero India 2013 at Yelahanka air base in Bangalore, India. More than 600 aviation companies along with delegations from 78 countries are participating in the five-day event that started Wednesday

06/02/2013 13:01 GMT

Naga Sadhus Ritual

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Newly initiated 'Naga Sadhus' perform rituals on the bank of the Ganga River during the Maha Kumbh festival in Allahaba. During every Kumbh Mela, the diksha - ritual of initiation by a guru - program for new members takes place.

06/02/2013 12:53 GMT

JPG Makes His Mark

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French designer Jean-Paul Gaultier poses as he signs a drawing and his autograph on a Thalys train at the Gare du Nord railway station in Paris, on February 6, 2013, as part of the launch of the exhibition "The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier, from the Sidewalk to the Catwalk", which will run at the Kunsthal museum from February 10 to May 12, 2013 in Rotterdam

06/02/2013 12:44 GMT

Heads On Sticks - Marion Cotillard And Jessica Chastain

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Heads on sticks are laid out for camera blocking ahead of the EE British Academy Film Awards 2013 at The Royal Opera House on February 6, 2013 in London, England.

06/02/2013 12:06 GMT

Feeling Flush? Woman Drops 10,000 Yuan Down Train Toilet

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woman drops 10000 yuan down train toilet

A migrant worker who took the train home accidentally dropped a package of cash of 10,000 Yuan ($1,600) into the squat toilet hole, and railway officers helped her retrieve most of the cash along a distance of 4km on the tracks, in Ruichang, eastern China's Jiangxi Province

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