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Pictures Of The Day: Monday 24th June 2013

23/06/2013 21:57 | Updated 23 June 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.

24/06/2013 18:37 BST

Rafael Nadal Suffers Shock First Round Loss To Steve Darcis At Wimbledon

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Rafael Nadal suffered arguably the greatest shock in Wimbledon history as he was eliminated on the first day of the Championships by world 135 Steve Darcis. The reigning French Open champion, who has lost just twice this year, was defeated in straight-sets 7-6 7-6 6-4 by the 29-year-old Belgian. Nadal's setback comes a year after his astonishing second-round loss to Lukas Rosol at SW19. Read the story here.

24/06/2013 17:54 BST

Losing Your Locks Boris?

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There's been much talk about whether Boris is losing those famous blonde locks. We spotted this pic of the Major of London taken today - what do you think?

Meanwhile, George Osborne showed off his head of hair whilst jogging...

24/06/2013 16:44 BST

Back To Her Best

24/06/2013 15:15 BST

Travelling By Cake

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A dedicated team of 15 specialist bakers and food artists were tasked with creating an edible train, providing a sweet treat for passengers on their way to and from Heathrow. The cake celebrates the 15th anniversary of the Heathrow Express – the fastest way to travel to Heathrow. The enormous cake – measuring a huge 1.5 x 4 x 2m – took the team over 30 hours to build and install on the platform using a toolkit which included industrial cake mixers, copper moulds, blowtorches and spirit levels, and will remain there until the end of the day on Monday 24 June. Heathrow Express customers will be offered the chance to sample it as they pass through Paddington.

24/06/2013 15:06 BST

Cameron Lets The Bloodhound Loose

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The Prime Minister David Cameron talks to RAF Pilot Andy Green about the British built Bloodhound Jet Car, that he will drive to try and smash the World land speed record of 763mph, on the day the PM announces the initiative to create 100,000 engineering jobs outside Downing Street Westminster in central London.

24/06/2013 14:21 BST

Pippa And James Middleton At Wimbledon

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Pippa Middleton watches the gentlemen's singles match between Victor Hanescu of Romania and Roger Federer of Switzerland on day one of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club

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Dr Condoleezza Rice watches from the Royal Box during day one of the Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon.

24/06/2013 13:35 BST

Baby Tiger Named 'Courageous' Gets A Bath From Mum

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Tiger mother 'Malea' cuddles her baby 'Berani' in their outdoor enclosure at the zoo in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany, on June 24, 2013. 'Berani' was born on April 3, 2013 at the zoo. Her name is Indonesian and literally means 'courageous'.

24/06/2013 13:34 BST

Cultural Properties Inscribed On The World Heritage List

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Fujisan, sacred place and source of artistic inspiration

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Wieliczka and Bochnia Royal Salt Mines

Meeting at its 37th session, held from 16-27 June 2013 in Cambodia, the World Heritage Committee have added sites to the World Heritage List. Take a look at just a few of the stunning new World Heritage locations below - from the Honghe Hani Rice Terraces to the Namib Sand Sea:

24/06/2013 12:39 BST

Back In The Game

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New FC Bayern Munich head coach Pep Guardiola, 2nd left, poses besides sports director Matthias Sammer, left, CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, 2nd right, and president Uli Hoeness as he arrives for a news conference in Munich, southern Germany, Monday, June 24, 2013.

24/06/2013 12:00 BST

Where's Edward Snowden?

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Arsenal star Theo Walcott ties the knot with childhood sweetheart Melanie Slade. The pair staged their wedding at Castello di Vincigliata, near Florence in Italy last week - a castle location Walcott which had tattooed on his arm to remember the day

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Spanish bullfighter Rafael Cerro is tossed by a Lozano's ranch fighting bull during a bullfight at Las Ventas bullring in Madrid Sunday, June 23, 2013. Bullfighting is an ancient tradition in Spain and the season runs from March to October.

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Spanish bullfighter Rafael Cerro is tossed by a Lozano's ranch fighting bull during a bullfight at Las Ventas bullring in Madrid Sunday, June 23, 2013. Bullfighting is an ancient tradition in Spain and the season runs from March to October.

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In a photo taken from a remote controlled helicopter fireworks explode over St. Paul Cathedral and the Neva River during festivities marking school graduations in St. Petersburg, Russia, early Monday, June 24, 2013. This week graduation ceremonies and celebrations are held all over Russia as students of elementary and high schools and military academies finished their education.

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Actresses Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy attend 'The Heat' premiere at the Ziegfeld Theatre on June 23, 2013 in New York City.

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Actresses Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy attend 'The Heat' premiere at the Ziegfeld Theatre on June 23, 2013 in New York City.

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Actor Johnny Depp arrives at 'The Lone Ranger' World Premiere at Disney's California Adventur in Anaheim, California.

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Actor Johnny Depp arrives at 'The Lone Ranger' World Premiere at Disney's California Adventur in Anaheim, California.

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Aerialist Nik Wallenda near the end of his quarter mile walk over the Little Colorado River Gorge in northeastern Arizona on Sunday, June 23, 2013. The daredevil successfully traversed the tightrope strung 1,500 feet above the chasm near the Grand Canyon in just more than 22 minutes, pausing and crouching twice as winds whipped around him and the cable swayed.

See the full story here...

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A man jumps over a bonfire during the traditional San Juan (Saint John) celebrations on a beach of Valencia. Fires are lit throughout Spain on the Eve of Saint John where people burn objects they no longer want and make wishes as they jump through the flames

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Barbadian singer Rihanna performs on stage during a concert at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam

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Barbadian singer Rihanna performs on stage during a concert at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam

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Brazil's Carlos Eduardo Motta Ribas reacts after dislocating his shoulder, after being unseated from his horse Ude, during the Hickstead Derby at the The All England Jumping Course, Hickstead, England, Sunday June 23, 2013. Brazil's Carlos Eduardo Motta Ribas riding Ude, was dismounted as he came down off the infamous Derby Bank, and Ribas was taken away for medical treatment with a suspected dislocated shoulder

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Mitch Winehouse and Joss Stone at a soundcheck, before an Amy Winehouse Foundation gig at the Hippodrome, Leicester Square, in central London.

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Mitch Winehouse and Joss Stone at a soundcheck, before an Amy Winehouse Foundation gig at the Hippodrome, Leicester Square, in central London.

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David Beckham posts smiling picture of Victoria Beckham with the caption \"See I told you she smiles\"

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David Beckham posts smiling picture of Victoria Beckham with the caption \"See I told you she smiles\"

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A man pushes a baby stroller along the OCBC Skyway at the Supertree Groves at The Gardens By The Bay as the 'Supermoon' rises over Singapore on June 23, 2013 in Singapore. The haze eased Sunday with PSI levels stable in the 'moderate' range after a week of record highs. Singapore officials announced they would pursue any local companies found to be involved in the forest fires in Indonesia.

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A supermoon sets near the Statue of Liberty, Sunday, June 23, 2013, in New York. The larger than normal moon called the \"Supermoon\" happens only once this year as the moon on its elliptical orbit is at its closest point to earth and is 13.5 percent larger than usual.

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A \"supermoon\" rises over Table Rock and the lighted cross near Boise, Idaho. The larger than normal moon called the \"Supermoon\" happens only once this year as the moon on its elliptical orbit is at its closest point to earth and appears 13.5 percent larger than usual.

See the full story here...

Supermoon 2013 in pictures...See gallery below best viewed in fullscreen

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Lizzie Armitstead after winning the National Road Race Championships in Glasgow.

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Lizzie Armitstead after winning the National Road Race Championships in Glasgow.

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Manager Mo Farah (L) and Ian Wright (2nd L) of Arsenal Legends XI take part in the charity football match between Arsenal Legends XI and World Refugee Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) XI at Underhill Stadium on June 23, 2013 in Barnet, United Kingdom

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Michael Winner's widow Geraldine Winner unveils a plaque during the Michael Winner memorial service at the National Police Memorial in The Mall, London.

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Michael Winner's widow Geraldine Winner unveils a plaque during the Michael Winner memorial service at the National Police Memorial in The Mall, London.

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