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Pictures Of The Day: 18th February 2013

17/02/2013 21:19 | Updated 18 February 2013

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

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18/02/2013 16:36 GMT

Dinosaurs on The Southbank

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Children react as a carnivorous theropod known as the Australovenator dinosaur walks through crowds along the Southbank, in London, Monday, Feb. 18, 2013. The dinosaur is one of many that can be visited at the Earth's Dinosaur Petting Zoo, visiting from Australia, the creatures can be touched and fed at the Southbank Centre.

18/02/2013 16:20 GMT

Burberry Prorsum Arrivals - London Fashion Week 2013

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Rita Ora arrives to attend the Burberry Prorsum show during London Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2013

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Gabriella Wilde arriving for the Burberry Prorsum Autumn/Winter 2013 Womenswear show at Kensington Gardens, Kensington Gore, London.

18/02/2013 15:41 GMT

Mindy McCready Found Dead

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Yellow crime-scene tape blocks off the home of Mindy McCready in Heber Springs, Ark., on Monday, Feb. 18th, 2013, the day after the country singer was found dead there Sunday in an apparent suicide. She was 37.

18/02/2013 15:28 GMT

Don't Get Caught Short - Toilet Fashion

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A model walks the runway at the Louise Gray show during London Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2013/14 at TopShop Show Space, sporting what appears to be a toilet roll on her finger

18/02/2013 15:25 GMT

Alleged Drug Smuggler Faces Press Conference

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Vincent Roger Petrone of France (C) is escorted by customs security before a press conference at a customs office in Denpasar on Bali island on January 31, 2013. Petrone was arrested at Bali airport on January 29 for allegedly carrying four capsules of hashish, weighing 70 grams, at Bali International Airport in Indonesia, having arrived from Kuala Lumper. If convicted of smuggling the drugs into Indonesia, Petrone could face the death penalty, officials said.

18/02/2013 15:18 GMT

BBC Journalists Strike

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BBC staff members pickets outside offices in Glasgow during a one-day strike against compulsory redundancies by the corporation. A strike by BBC journalists over jobs disrupted programmes including the flagship Today on Radio 4. TV news was also hit by the 24-hour walkout by members of the National Union of Journalists in protest at compulsory redundancies.

18/02/2013 15:12 GMT

Ed Meets Helle

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Ed Miliband, (R) leader of the British Labour Party chats with the Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt (L) during a meeting in the Danish Prime Minister's Office on February 18, 2013.

18/02/2013 15:09 GMT

Spanish Actress Candela Pena Experiences Wardrobe Malfunction

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Spanish actress Candela Pena holds her trophy after winning the Goya award for best supporting actress for her role in the film "Una pistola en cada mano" (A gun in each hand) during the Goya Film Awards ceremony on February in Madrid

18/02/2013 14:51 GMT

Bulagrian Accused Of Beheading

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Bulgarian Deyan Valentinov attends his trial at a court in Santa Cruz de Tenerife in the Canary Islands, Spain, Monday, Feb. 18, 2013. The trial opened Monday of a Bulgarian man who allegedly beheaded a British woman with a carving knife in a random attack inside a supermarket on the Spanish resort island of Tenerife in the Canary Islands. Prosecutors demand he should be sentenced to 20 years in a mental asylum because he has chronic paranoid schizophrenia.

18/02/2013 14:40 GMT

Tropical Islands Lures Winter Tourists

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Visitors lounge at the 'South Sea' beach at the Tropical Islands indoor resort on February 15, 2013 in Krausnick, Germany. Located on the site of a former Soviet military air base, the resort occupies a hangar built originally to house airships designed to haul long-distance cargo. Tropical Islands opened to the public in 2004 and offers visitors a tropical getaway complete with exotic flora and fauna, a beach, lagoon, restaurants, water slide, evening shows, sauna, adventure park and overnights stays ranging from rudimentary to luxury. The hangar, which is 360 metres long, 210 metres wide and 107 metres high, is tall enough to enclose the Statue of Liberty.

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Prime Minister David Cameron plays cricket with Indian boys at the Oval Maidan, a communal cricket pitch in the centre of Mumbai, India.

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Munich's goalkeeper Manuel Neuer wears gloves with one finger for the index and ring fingers during the German Bundesliga soccer match between VfL Wolfsburg and Bayern Munich, at the Volkswagen Arena in Wolfsburg, Germany.

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British Airways flew characters from 'Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted' back and forth from New York's Central Park Zoo to celebrate the DVD & Blu-ray release on UK shores - the intrepid animals were photographed at Heathrow Terminal 5.

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Danica Patrick displays the flag after winning the pole during qualifying for the NASCAR Daytona 500 Sprint Cup Series auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, in Daytona Beach, Fla. Patrick became the first woman to secure the top spot for any Sprint Cup race.

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Recording Artists Jay-Z,Beyoncé Knowles,Swizz Beatz,Alicia Keys all look on during 2013 NBA All-Star Game on February 17, 2013 at Toyota Center in Houston, Texas

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Recording Artists Jay-Z,Beyoncé Knowles,Swizz Beatz,Alicia Keys all look on during 2013 NBA All-Star Game on February 17, 2013 at Toyota Center in Houston, Texas

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Bindi Sue Irwin, Terri Irwin and Robert Clarence Irwin promote a fruit based product and launch an initiative to promote the importance of eating two serves of fruit a day. Sydney. Monday, Feb 18, 2013.

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Bindi Sue Irwin, Terri Irwin and Robert Clarence Irwin promote a fruit based product and launch an initiative to promote the importance of eating two serves of fruit a day. Sydney. Monday, Feb 18, 2013.

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In this combination of ten photos taken Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, Hindu holy men are seen before, top, and after , bottom, they had their heads and faces shaved as part of an initiation ritual where they were to become Naga Sadhus, or naked holy men, at the Maha Kumbh Festival at Sangam, the confluence of the holy rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, in Allahabad, India. The initiation of new Naga Sadhus can only be performed at the Kumbh Mela in Allahabad, which occurs once every twelve years and sees millions of devotees converging on the northern Indian city.

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UK celebrity Myleene Klass weeps as she thinks of Vilma's difficulties in their one room home in an urban slum in Paranaque City, Metro Manila, The Philippines on 18 January 2013. Vilma had raised her first 3 children on formula and had to cut down on food for her family to afford it. Both John Ashley, 4, and Justin (sleeping), 3, are malnourished and stunted, and after losing one of her children, she now breastfeeds her youngest, Alderico. Myleene Klass visted the Philippines, the homeland of her mother, with Save the Children to learn more about the importance of breastfeeding. In a new report, Superfood for Babies, the charity says that if babies receive Colostrum ‚ the mother‚s first milk ‚ within an hour of birth, it will kick start the child‚s immune system, making them three times more likely to survive. And, if the mother continues feeding for the next six months, then a child growing up in the developing world is up to 15 times less likely to die from killer diseases like pneumonia and diarrhoea.

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Brand new pictures taken by Nasa have shown off the planet Mercury in never-before-seen glamour. For the first time, Nasa have been able to create a three-dimensional map of the surface of the planet, the nearest to the sun.

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The trauma of war can have a devastating impact on the smallest people: children. Street Artist Slinkachu has juxtaposed the innocent setting of a playground with children in war-torn scenarios, as part of an O2-commissioned art piece to support the 20 Years of War Child exhibition at the British Music Experience.

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Boy George (top) arrives at the Whatsonstage Awards held at the Palace Theatre, London showing off his incredible weight loss and (below) Boy George arrives at the ABBAWORLD Exhibition World Premiere at Earls Court on January 26, 2010.

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Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt slam dunks the ball as Terrence Jenkins, left, looks on in the first quarter of the NBA All-Star celebrity basketball game Friday, in Houston

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Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt slam dunks the ball as Terrence Jenkins, left, looks on in the first quarter of the NBA All-Star celebrity basketball game Friday, in Houston

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Indian school children perform Surya Namaskar or Sun salutation during a function to mark 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, in Ahmadabad, India, Monday, Feb. 18, 2013. Hundreds of school children across India performed Surya Namaskar, a Yoga posture which comprises 12 different bodily postures that ought to be performed in particular sequence. Swami Vivekananda, an Indian Hindu monk, who spread the message of India's spiritual heritage across the world.

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Indian school children perform Surya Namaskar or Sun salutation during a function to mark 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, in Ahmadabad, India, Monday, Feb. 18, 2013. Hundreds of school children across India performed Surya Namaskar...Read More"},{"id":"12","created":"18/02/2013 08:43 GMT","title":"Demi Lovato In Pictures","tweet_link":"12_demi-lovato-in-pictures","entry_text":"

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Prime Minister David Cameron holds a Q&A session with Unilever employees at their headquarters in Mumbai, India.

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Prime Minister David Cameron holds a Q&A session with Unilever employees at their headquarters in Mumbai, India.
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Bystanders watch as a woman accused of witchcraft is burned alive in the Western Highlands provincial capital of Mount Hagen in Papua New Guinea. The 20-year-old mother of one, Kepari Leniata was stripped naked by several assailants, tortured with a hot iron rod, bound, doused in gasoline, then set alight on a pile of car tires and trash.

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Olivia Palermo, Michael Polish, Kate Bosworth, Louis Tomlinson, Eleanor Calder, Pixie Geldof, Daisy Lowe and Demi Lovato grace the front row at Top Shop Unique, during the autumn/ winter 2013 catwalk show as part of London Fashion Week at Tate Modern, London.

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Olivia Palermo, Michael Polish, Kate Bosworth, Louis Tomlinson, Eleanor Calder, Pixie Geldof, Daisy Lowe and Demi Lovato grace the front row at Top Shop Unique, during the autumn/ winter 2013 catwalk show as part of London Fashion Week at Tate M...Read More"},{"id":"8","created":"17/02/2013 22:33 GMT","title":"Pope Benedict XVI During Angelus Prayer ","tweet_link":"8_pope-benedict-xvi-during-angelus-prayer-","entry_text":"

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Pope Benedict XVI acknowledges a cheering crowd of faithful and pilgrims during the Angelus prayer from the window of his apartments at the Vatican, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. Pope Benedict XVI blessed the faithful from his window overlooking St. Peter's Square for the first time since announcing his resignation, cheered by an emotional crowd of tens of thousands of well-wishers from around the world

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Rihanna appears after the Rihanna for River Island Autumn/Winter 2013 catwalk show on day two of London Fashion Week at the Old Sorting Office, London

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Rihanna appears after the Rihanna for River Island Autumn/Winter 2013 catwalk show on day two of London Fashion Week at the Old Sorting Office, London

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Libyans release lantern in the air at Nasr Square, during the second anniversary of the uprising that toppled longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi in Benghazi, Libya, Sunday, Feb, 17, 2013.

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Libyans release lantern in the air at Nasr Square, during the second anniversary of the uprising that toppled longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi in Benghazi, Libya, Sunday, Feb, 17, 2013.

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Judges (from left to right) Natalie Massenet, Victoria Beckham, Diane von Furstenberg and Donatella Versace attend the International Woolmark Prize on day two of London Fashion Week at the ME Hotel, London

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Judges (from left to right) Natalie Massenet, Victoria Beckham, Diane von Furstenberg and Donatella Versace attend the International Woolmark Prize on day two of London Fashion Week at the ME Hotel, London

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Nicole Kidman attends a special screening of 'Stoker' at The Curzon in Mayfair, London

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Nicole Kidman attends a special screening of 'Stoker' at The Curzon in Mayfair, London

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Couples from around the world participate in a mass wedding ceremony at the CheongShim Peace World Center in Gapyeong, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. Some 3,500 South Korean and foreign couples exchanged or reaffirmed marriage vows in the Unification Church's mass wedding arranged by Hak Ja Han Moon, a wife of the late Rev. Sun Myung Moon, the controversial founder of the Unification Church

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Couples from around the world participate in a mass wedding ceremony at the CheongShim Peace World Center in Gapyeong, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. Some 3,500 South Korean and foreign couples exchanged or reaffirmed marriage vows i...Read More"},{"id":"2","created":"17/02/2013 21:09 GMT","title":"Lets Hug It Out","tweet_link":"2_lets-hug-it-out","entry_text":"

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Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson hugs fellow former champion Evander Holyfield during a promotional event for Holyfield's Real Deal barbecue sauce at a Chicago grocery store

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Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson hugs fellow former champion Evander Holyfield during a promotional event for Holyfield's Real Deal barbecue sauce at a Chicago grocery store

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President Barack Obama acknowledges the crowd as he exchanges fist bumps with the audience after speaking at Hyde Park Academy, in Chicago

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President Barack Obama acknowledges the crowd as he exchanges fist bumps with the audience after speaking at Hyde Park Academy, in Chicago

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