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Pictures Of The Day: 19th February 2013

18/02/2013 21:36 | Updated 19 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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19/02/2013 17:25 GMT

360 Degrees Of The Simone Rocha Show

A 360 degree interactive image on The Simone Rocha show during London Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2013/14 at TopShop Show Space on February 19, 2013 in London, England

19/02/2013 17:07 GMT

Hirst's Brit Figurines Delivered

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Damien Hirst's Brit Award trophies have been delivered to ceremony bosses ahead of tomorrow night's glitzy show.The artist is the latest designer to put his personal stamp on the prize figurines, which will be handed over to the winners at the O2 Arena in London.

19/02/2013 16:38 GMT

Fergie Seen At Airport After Announcing Pregnancy

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Singer Fergie (Stacy Ann Ferguson), arrives with husband Josh Duhamel at Terminal 5 of Heathrow Airport

19/02/2013 16:34 GMT

Carlotta Actis Barone Catwalk - London Fashion Week 2012

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Models wearing a collection by designer Carlotta Actis Barone use the streets of London as a street catwalk on day five of London Fashion Week, Somerset House, London

19/02/2013 16:29 GMT

Crazy Discount At Pizza Parlour

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Lee Lazernick, right, asked his mother Thelma Lazernick, left, to pose with a customer's Ruger Mini-14 .223 semi-automatic rifle on Monday, Feb.18, 2013, at All Around Pizza and Deli in Virginia Beach, Va, where customers wearing weapons or who bring their concealed weapons permit are offered at 15 percent discount.

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19/02/2013 16:15 GMT

Woman Gives Birth To Twin Twins

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Tressa Montalvo places her hand on her newborn son, Blaine, at The Women's Hospital of Texas on Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, in Houston. Montalvo gave birth to two sets of identical twins on Valentine's Day, born at 31 weeks. The arrival of Ace and Blaine then Cash and Dylan a minute later was even more unusual because the Montalvos did not take fertility drugs or use in-vitro fertilisation.

19/02/2013 14:57 GMT

White Out

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The show-covered trees and mountains above Rosa Khutor, one of the 2014 Winter Olympics venues, in the Black Sea city of Sochi on February 19, 2013. With a year to go until the Sochi 2014 Winter Games, construction work continues as tests events and World Championship competitions are underway.

19/02/2013 14:53 GMT

Swamped Rice Paddies

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The Yuanyang Rice Terraces, located on the southern slopes of Ailao Mountain in Yuanyang County, are about 300km south of Kunming, the provincial capital of Yunnan province. One thousand years ago, in their struggle against the difficult terrain, the Hani people's ancestors successfully crafted out terraces by their bare hands and grew rice in order to make a living. The landscape changes vividly through the year with the flooded paddies creating mirror like pools from December to April. In summer the paddies are luxuriantly green with growing rice stalks, and after the fall harvest they become naked bare earth.

19/02/2013 14:03 GMT

Spring Is Almost Here

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Two year old Eva Bray looks at a blooming Magnolia campbellii flower in the Trebah Gardens in Cornwall, as spring arrives in the south-west peninsula before the rest of the country.

19/02/2013 13:33 GMT

Buy A Motorcycyle Designed By Wayne Rooney

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The 2012 Lauge Jensen cruiser-style motorcycle designed by footballer Wayne Rooney sits outside the Bonhams auction house on February 19, 2013 in Chester, England. Manchester United and England player Wayne Rooney designed the custom-made cruiser which was built by the Danish motorcycle manufacturer Lauge Jensen. The cruiser features an autographed ‘No 10’ football shirt mounted on the the petrol tank, a special shift rod incorporating 21 black diamonds and a white diamond and the rear mudguard depicts Rooney’s celebration of his spectacular goal against Manchester City in 2011 . The motorcycle is being auctioned at the Bonhams auction of Sports Memorabilia in Chester on Wednesday on behalf of KidsAid, a Danish charitable foundation.

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Cara Delevingne pulls bizarre expressions as she leaves the Giles Autumn/Winter 2013 fashion show.

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Cara Delevingne pulls bizarre expressions as she leaves the Giles Autumn/Winter 2013 fashion show.

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Verne Troyer stops to talk to fans whilst out in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Verne Troyer stops to talk to fans whilst out in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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The sun rises over the South Shields pier at the mouth of the River Tyne in Tyne and Wear.

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Pallbearers carry the coffin of the late South African model Reeva Steenkamp into the crematorium building in Port Elizabeth on February 19, 2013 after Steenkamp, 29, was shot four times in the early hours of last week by a 9mm pistol owned by South African sporting hero Oscar Pistorius. South African prosecutors on Tuesday told a bail hearing that Oscar Pistorius was guilty of 'premeditated murder' in the Valentine's Day killing of his model girlfriend at his upscale home.

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South African Springbok rugby player Francois Hougaard attends the late South African model Reeva Steenkamp's funeral ceremony at the crematorium building.

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Tourists off the coast of San Diego were witness to a rare spectacle this weekend, when the cruise boat they were on ran into an enormous pack of dolphins. The phenomenon, called a \"super pod,\" occurred across 7 miles of the California coastline. Joe Dutra, captain of the ship that came across the dolphins, told NBC Bay Area that he estimated as many as 100,000 of the marine mammals were swimming in the area.

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Rita Ora, left, and Harry Styles pose for a photograph in the VIP area at the O2 and War Child BRIT Awards Concert with Muse at O2 Shepherds Bush Empire on Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, in London.

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Rita Ora, left, and Harry Styles pose for a photograph in the VIP area at the O2 and War Child BRIT Awards Concert with Muse at O2 Shepherds Bush Empire on Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, in London.

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This combo made with twelve file picture shows Cardinals likely to succeed to Pope Benedict XVI who announced he will step down at the end of this month after an eight-year pontificate. Top row from left : Brazilian Cardinal Claudio Hummes, Honduran Cardinal Oscar Andres Rodrigues Maradiaga, Argentine Archbishop Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Mexican Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera, Brazilian Joao Braz de Aviz, Philippines' Luis Antonio Tagle, and Nigerian Peter Turkson. Bottom row from left : Austrian Cristoph Schonborn, Hungarian Peter Erdoe, Italian Angelo Scola, Canadian Marc Ouellet, Nigerian Francis Arinze, Nigerian John Onaiyekan, and USA's Timothy Dolan

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Mumbai crime branch officials show the skin of Leopard seized from the 4 arrested poachers at CP office on February 18, 2013 in Mumbai, India. Two of the accused are told to be sons of Forest department employees deployed at the Sanjay Gandhi National park

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Crime branch officials with the 4 accused poachers who are arrested with a Leopard skin worth 4 lakhs at CP office on February 18, 2013 in Mumbai, India. Two of the accused are told to be sons of Forest department employees deployed at the Sanjay Gandhi National park

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From left, actresses Ashley Benson, Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, and Rachel Korine arrive for the premiere of \"Spring Breakers\" directed by Harmony Korine, in Paris

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Freckle the dog who is trained to sniff out accelerants from the East Midlands Fire Investigation Dog Unit during a training session at Kingsway Fire Station, Derby.

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Hugh Grant meets two-year-old Tyler Sercombe, during the gala screening of Cloud Atlas, at the Curzon Mayfair in central London

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Romantic, wistful and completely beautiful Burberry Prorsum's Autumn/Winter 2013 show bordered on theatre. While Misty Miller sung an acoustic version of The Turtles' Happy Together - a FRow Rosie Huntington-Whiteley sang along - Edie Campbell was the first model to saunter down the runway in Kensington Gardens sporting new ebony locks.

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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.

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

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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.

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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, visit...Read More"},{"id":"6","created":"18/02/2013 16:31 GMT","title":"Maracana Football Stadium Development ","tweet_link":"6_maracana-football-stadium-development-","entry_text":"

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Picture of the famed Maracana football stadium in Rio de Janeiro taken on February 18, 2013 as renovation works for the 2014 World Cup -- including the construction of a roof -- gets underway. The Maracana is classified as an historic monument so the facade will be maintained but a roof will be added to the five-storey oval stadium.

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Countess Carnarvon with Egypt's Ambassador to the UK Ashaf El Kholy at Highclere Castle in Berkshire at the opening of the Egyptian Exhibition in the cellars of the castle to mark the 90th anniversary when of the 5th Earl of Carnarvon and Howard Carter broke down the gold wall into the Shrine Room in the tomb of Tutankhamun

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Countess Carnarvon with Egypt's Ambassador to the UK Ashaf El Kholy at Highclere Castle in Berkshire at the opening of the Egyptian Exhibition in the cellars of the castle to mark the 90th anniversary when of the 5th Earl of Carnarvon and Howard...Read More"},{"id":"4","created":"18/02/2013 15:58 GMT","title":"Five Day Strike Held By Spanish Airline","tweet_link":"4_five-day-strike-held-by-spanish-airline","entry_text":"

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Riot police restrain protestors from Spanish Airline Iberia during a rally against job cuts at Barajas Airport on February 18, 2013 in Madrid, Spain. Today is the first of a five day strike held by Iberia cabin crew, maintenance workers and ground staff in response to the planned loss of 3,800 jobs. The strike has resulted in the airline having to cancel 400 flights this week with unions planning a further five day strikes within a month.

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British Prime Minister David Cameron (L) shakes hands with his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh prior to a meeting in New Delhi on February 19, 2013. British Prime Minister David Cameron promised full cooperation with India and its police as a probe into alleged kickbacks in a helicopter deal clouded his meetings Tuesday with leaders in New Delhi.

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British Prime Minister David Cameron (L) shakes hands with his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh prior to a meeting in New Delhi on February 19, 2013. British Prime Minister David Cameron promised full cooperation with India and its police as a ...Read More"},{"id":"2","created":"18/02/2013 15:56 GMT","title":"Inside Poland's Horse Market","tweet_link":"2_inside-polands-horse-market","entry_text":"

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An owner presents his horses to potential buyers at a horse market in Skaryszew, central Poland on Monday, Feb. 18, 2013. Poland has a vibrant market of farm and breeding horses. It is also a source of horse meet sold to Italy and France.

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An owner presents his horses to potential buyers at a horse market in Skaryszew, central Poland on Monday, Feb. 18, 2013. Poland has a vibrant market of farm and breeding horses. It is also a source of horse meet sold to Italy and France.

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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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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 h...Read More"}]

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