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Pictures Of The Day: 15th March 2013

14/03/2013 23:26 | Updated 15 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.

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15/03/2013 21:46 GMT

Silvio Berlusconi Leaves Hospital

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Former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi leaves the San Raffaele hospital on March 15, 2013 in Milan, Italy. Berlusconi, 76, who was unable to attend the first session of the Senate Chamber earlier today, received treatment for uveitis (inflammation of the eye) and remained in hospital to be monitored for subsequent pressure problems caused by the treatment. According to reports, the court in his ongoing tax fraud appeal sent a physician to verify the condition.

15/03/2013 20:44 GMT

Ed Has A Laugh On The Tube

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Labour leader Ed Miliband shows he is a normal guy and has a laugh with passengers as takes the tube back to Westminster after meeting shoppers, market stall holders and restaurants owners in Brixton, south London today.

15/03/2013 20:07 GMT

Jessie J Shaves Her Head

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Comic Relief handout photo of Jessie J after she had her hair shaved off for Comic Relief.

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Pop star Jessie J shaves her head for Comic Relief live on the BBC tonight

15/03/2013 16:32 GMT

Bobs Worth Wins Cheltenham Gold Cup

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Bobs Worth has won the 2013 Cheltenham Gold Cup. The 11-4 favourite made a late surge to overtake Long Run and Sir Des Champs and win by seven lengths. Delighted rider Barry Geraghty said: "He's a great attitude, he struggled on the ground but he kept fighting. I was hunting and I knew coming into the second last I would win. He's as game as a lion and he loves the job."

15/03/2013 16:29 GMT

Muddy Hell

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Racegoers struggle with the muddy conditions on Cheltenham Gold Cup Day, during the Cheltenham Festival.

15/03/2013 15:09 GMT

Now That's A Crocodile

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James Hennessy owner of the Reptile Village escorts his daughter Katelyn, aged 7, into the Alligator tank to meet 'Battle' a 9 foot long Alligator for the very first time at the Reptile Village, Gowran Co.Kilkenny to promote the opportunity for the public to enter the tank.

15/03/2013 15:08 GMT

Armed Siege in Trafford

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Armed police officers and dog handler prepare to secure a property in the Trafford area of Greater Manchester after an armed siege that began at 8.30pm yesterday, ended this afternoon.

Picture date: Friday March 15, 2013. Police officers and social workers were called to an address at 8.30pm yesterday on North Lonsdale Street following reports of concern for a man. The 31-year-old man made threats towards the officers with a crossbow. Police and negotiators are at the scene trying to bring a safe end to the incident, a spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said.

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A police officer removes a crossbow from a property in the Trafford area of Greater Manchester after an armed siege that began at 8.30pm yesterday, ended this afternoon.

15/03/2013 14:33 GMT

Readers Red Nose Day Pictures

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Take a look at what some of what our readers have been up to for Red Nose Day

15/03/2013 14:24 GMT

Do You Have A Spare £25,000?

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A Sotheby's technician adjusts a screenprint by Andy Warhol of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at the auction rooms in London, Friday, March 15, 2013. The screenprint is estimated at 25,000-35,000 pounds ($38,000-53,000) (euro 29,000-41,000) and will go for auction on March 19, in London.

15/03/2013 14:10 GMT

The Smiling Duchess

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge watch the first race during the Cheltenham Gold Cup Day on Day Four of the 2013 Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, Gloucestershire.

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