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Pictures Of The Day: 13th March 2013

12/03/2013 21:53 | Updated 13 March 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.

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

13/03/2013 22:04 GMT

UEFA Champions League - Round of 16 - Second Leg - Bayern Munich v Arsenal

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Arsenal's Per Mertesacker acknowledges the fans after the Champions League round of 16 second leg soccer match between FC Bayern Munich and FC Arsenal in Munich

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Arsenal's midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain embraces Arsenal's French striker Olivier Giroud (R) after the the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg football match between FC Arsenal London and FC Bayern Munich

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Arsenal's Olivier Giroud celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Champions League round of 16 second leg soccer match between FC Bayern Munich and FC Arsenal in Munich, Germany

13/03/2013 19:29 GMT

A New Pope Is Chosen

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Pope Francis waves to the crowd from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio who chose the name of Francis is the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church.

Stock Images of Pope Francis

13/03/2013 18:46 GMT

A New Pope Is Elected

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White smoke rises from the chimney on the roof of the Sistine Chapel meaning that cardinals elected a new pope during the conclave on March 13, 2013 at the Vatican

13/03/2013 17:32 GMT

Be Careful...We Don't Want A Smoking Bird On Our Hands!

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A seagull stands on the chimney of the Sistine chapel as faithful wait for the smoke announcing the result on the second day of the papal election conclave at the Vatican. Catholics gathered from the early morning in St Peter's Square on Wednesday for the first full day of a conclave to elect a new pope, saying they wanted a compassionate leader who would bring hope to the world.

13/03/2013 16:59 GMT

Big Balloon Pants

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Paddy Power marked the launch of the Cheltenham Festival by unveiling their first light aircraft - a 63 foot high balloon in the form of a giant pair of flying green y-fronts modeled on the bookmakers lucky pants.

13/03/2013 16:24 GMT

New Trailer for Kick-Ass 2

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Universal Pictures has released a for Kick-Ass 2, starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Morris Chestnut, John Leguizamo, Donald Faison and Jim Carrey.

WARNING: Contains strong language

13/03/2013 16:12 GMT

Is That A French Accent?

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Joey Barton is interviewed André-Pierre Gignac for Marseille's website , given us another taste of French accent.

13/03/2013 15:51 GMT

Eva Doesn't Mind Does She?

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Old school supermodel Eva Herzigova, who turned 40 this month, is currently pregnant with her third child. But did that stop her flaunting her figure in a raunchy ad campaign for Brian Atwood shoes? Of course not. The blonde bombshell stripped down to her birthday suit for a quick dip in the pool - shoes still on, of course - and left very little to the imagination as she splashed about in the water totes naked.

Take a peek at the risque video, but beware, Eva gets a little bit cheeky and proves she isn't afraid of flashing a little bit of bottom...

13/03/2013 15:11 GMT

Who Knew They Were Friends?

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US actor Steven Seagal and Russian President Vladimir Putin are seen visiting Sambo-70, a Russian martial art and combat sport school, March 13, 2013 in Moscow, Russia.

13/03/2013 14:51 GMT

Palestinian Militants Show What They Can Do

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Palestinian militants of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) display their skills to the media during a graduation ceremony in Khan Yunis, southern Gaza Strip, on March 13, 2013.

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Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring his second goal during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg football match FC Barcelona against AC Milan at Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on March 12. Barcelona beat AC Milan 4-0

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A model walks the runway at the Red Beard by Tanju Babacan show during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Istanbul Fall/Winter 2013/14 at Antrepo 3 on March 12, 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey.

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The monumental steel sculptures 'Desordre' ('Disorder') of French conceptual artist Bernar Venet in the southern French city of Marseille. The sculptures are exhibited as part of Marseille-Provence 2013, the new European capital of culture.

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Rumours abound in the political world of a number of plots to replace David Cameron as Conservative leader. In honour of this week's Cheltenham Festival, HuffPost UK Picture Desk have compiled a list of top runners and riders, each hoping to jockey themselves into position and whip the party into shape...

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Poole Master and jockey Tom Scudamore falls during the JLT Specialty Handicap Chase during day one of the 2013 Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, Gloucestershire.

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James Holmes sits with defense attorney Tamara Brady during his arraignment in district court in Centennial, Colo., on Tuesday, March 12, 2013. Judge William Blair Sylvester entered a not guilty plea on behalf of James Holmes on Tuesday after the former graduate student's defense team said he was not ready to enter one.

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