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News Pictures Of The Day: Monday 27th January 2014

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Couples tie their kont in mass marriages organized by Sant Nirankari Mission, which is part of social reforms initiated and pursued by the Nirankari mission at Kharghar, Navi Mumbai on Januray 27, 2014 in Mumbai, India.

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maria sharapova

Maria Sharapova attends the drugstore champs elysees to promote Sugarpova on January 27, 2014 in Paris, France.

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thais mourn

A woman reacts emotionally as hundreds of mourners pay their respects over the body of Sutin Tharatin, a core anti-government leader who was killed by gunmen yesterday, on January 27, 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand. Nine others were also injured during election related violence as protesters blocked polling stations as advanced voting took place in the capitol city. Bangkok Shutdown has been in effect for two weeks as the anti-government protesters continue to block major intersections. The Thai government imposed a 60-day state of emergency in Bangkok and the surrounding provinces in an attempt to cope with the on-going political turmoil but so far this decree has had no effect on the mass protests.

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wedding penguins

An Arctic explorer couple married in front of 250 waddling wedding witnesses . . . . each with happy feet to great the happy feat. Susanne Grieve and Jeff Rawson braved temperatures of -1◦C to tie the knot at SeaWorld Orlando’s icy Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin attraction. Sharing their big day with a colony of: king, adélie, gentoo and rockhopper penguins - all dressed in their black and white tuxedos fit for the occasion.

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meryl streep

Meryl Streep and 50 Cent attend the Los Angeles Lakers vs New York Knicks game at Madison Square Garden on January 26, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)

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kenya lions

A team led by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) fit a GPS-tracking collar to a tranquillised male lion, in Nairobi National Park in Kenya. Kenyan wildlife authorities are fitting livestock-raiding lions with a GPS collar that alerts rangers by text message when the predators venture out of Nairobi National Park, enabling the rangers to quickly move to the areas where the lions have encroached and return the animals to the park.

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a team led by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) take measurements of the canine teeth while they prepare to fit a GPS-tracking collar to a tranquillised male lion, in Nairobi National Park in Kenya.

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mata

Manchester United's Juan Mata during the press conference at the Aon Training Complex, Manchester.

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environment secretary owen paterson

Environment Secretary Owen Paterson (left) walks with local MP Nicola Blackwood, during a visit to the Environment Agency river defence barriers on Osney Island in Oxford, as Britain remains at risk of more flooding as rain continues to plague the south of the country and tidal surges batter the coast.

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Environment Secretary Owen Paterson speaks with people as he visits the Northmoor Pumping Station in Moorland on January 27, 2014 near Bridgwater, England. During his visit to the flood hit Somerset Levels, he admitted the Government could have done more to help residents - and that dredging of some rivers in the county should have happened.

julian taylor

Councilor Julian Taylor after the visit by Environment Secretary Owen Paterson's visit to Northmoor Pumping Station in Moorland, Somerset.

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year of the bus

London Mayor Boris Johnson launches The Year of the Bus from a Routemaster bus outside City Hall in London today.

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A protest sign is held up as London Mayor Boris Johnson launches The Year of the Bus from a Routemaster bus outside City Hall in London today. The Year of the Bus, will see Transport for London (TfL) and the London Transport Museum collaborating on a series of engaging events, exhibitions, recreations and activities that will re-connect Londoners with their bus network and remind the world of the incredible role it plays in this great city.

year of the bus

London Mayor Boris Johnson launches The Year of the Bus from a Routemaster bus outside City Hall in London today. The Year of the Bus, will see Transport for London (TfL) and the London Transport Museum collaborating on a series of engaging events, exhibitions, recreations and activities that will re-connect Londoners with their bus network and remind the world of the incredible role it plays in this great city.

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ancient gravestone moved to museum

An early-medieval gravestone is prepared at Govan Old Church in Scotland ahead of being moved to London for the opening of a new exhibition.

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A man holds a picture of Russian President Vladimir Putin bearing horns and a moustache as Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) members and activists gather near the EU Headquarters in Brussels on January 27, 2014 during a protest against the Russian government's crackdown on civil society. The protest came on the eve of the EU-Russia summit, which will be attended by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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frogmouth chick

The SeaWorld Orlando Aviculture Team has its hands full providing round-the-clock care for four recently hatched tawny frogmouth chicks. They currently weigh between 18-240 grams - the equivalent weight of 18 paperclips - but will eventually grow to weigh as much as 600 grams . . . more than half a bag of sugar. Each of the hatchlings goes home with a member of the SeaWorld Aviculture Team who are providing 24 hour care including scheduled feedings every three to four hours and monitoring them closely throughout the night. SeaWorld Orlando is a leader in care for tawny frogmouths and has one of the most successful breeding programs. Since the program started in 1993, fifty one frogmouth chicks have hatched at the park.

Although they may resemble owls, tawny frogmouths are not a part of the same family. Native to Australia, where they are also known as 'Mopoke' they have distinctive markings that help them camouflage on a tree branch.

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holocaust

Holocaust survivors arrive for a ceremony to mark the 69th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz Nazi death camp's in Oswiecim, Poland, on Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, since the Soviet Red Army liberated the camp. Israeli lawmakers and government officials are to attend anniversary observances later in the day. The Nazis killed some 1.5 million people, mostly Jews at the camp during World War II.

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Two men visit the snow covered Holocaust Memorial at the International Holocaust Remembrance Day in Berlin, Monday, Jan. 27, 2014.

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saintedevote ceremony

The bone relic of Sainte Devote is seen outside the Monaco St Nicholas Cathedral during the Sainte-Devote ceremony on January 26, 2014 in Monaco, Monaco.

saintedevote ceremony

Princess Charlene of Monaco and Prince Albert II of Monaco attend the Sainte-Devote ceremony on January 26, 2014 in Monaco, Monaco.

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south bank sky arts awards

Lord Melvyn Bragg (L) and Tracey Emin attend a drinks reception at the South Bank Sky Arts awards at the Dorchester Hotel on January 27, 2014 in London, England.

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cameron visits brentford

cameron visits brentford

Prime Minister David Cameron with boat builder and restorer John Watson during a visit to small businesses at Lots Ait Boatyard in Brentford, west London.

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topiary sculptures at victory park

Matt Isard (left) and Marie Njumba look up at a pair of 20ft tall topiary sculptures named ÔNeighboursÕ, made by Shipshape Arts, as they go on display at Victory Park in the East Village neighbourhood Ð built on the site of the former Olympic and Paralympic Village in east London.

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Daft Punk's emotional hug after winning Album of the Year

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beyonce

Beyonce, left, and Jay-Z perform "Drunk in Love" at the 56th annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, in Los Angeles.

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hindu festival

Indian daredevils perform stunts in the well of death at Sangam, the confluence of the rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, at the annual traditional fair Magh Mela in Allahabad, India. Hundreds of thousands of devout Hindus are expected to take holy dips at the confluence during the astronomically auspicious period of over 45 days celebrated as Magh Mela

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auschwitz

Former concentration camp prisoners attend a ceremony at the memorial site of the former Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim, Poland, on Holocaust Day, January 27, 2014. The ceremony took place 69 years after the liberation of the death camp by Soviet troops, in rememberance of the victims of the Holocaust.

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    Former concentration camp prisoners attend a ceremony at the memorial site of the former Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim, Poland, on Holocaust Day, on January 27, 2014. The ceremony took place 69 years after the liberation of the death camp by Soviet troops, in rememberance of the victims of the Holocaust. AFP PHOTO/JANEK SKARZYNSKI (Photo credit should read JANEK SKARZYNSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Former concentration camp prisoners attend a ceremony at the memorial site of the former Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim, Poland, on Holocaust Day, January 27, 2014. The ceremony took place 69 years after the liberation of the death camp by Soviet troops, in rememberance of the victims of the Holocaust. AFP PHOTO/JANEK SKARZYNSKI (Photo credit should read JANEK SKARZYNSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Former concentration camp prisoners attend a ceremony at the memorial site of the former Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim, Poland, on Holocaust Day, on January 27, 2014. The ceremony took place 69 years after the liberation of the death camp by Soviet troops, in rememberance of the victims of the Holocaust. AFP PHOTO/JANEK SKARZYNSKI (Photo credit should read JANEK SKARZYNSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

  • German Deputy Foreign Minister Michael Roth attends a ceremony at the Holocaust Memorial commemorating the persecution of the Jewish people during World War II, in the northern Greek port city of Thessaloniki, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. There were some 50,000 Jews living in Thessaloniki at the start of World War II, and almost 45,000 perished at Auschwitz concentration camp.(AP Photo/Nikolas Giakoumidis)

  • Children place flowers at the Holocaust Memorial commemorating the persecution of the Jewish people during World War II, in the northern Greek port city of Thessaloniki, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. There were some 50,000 Jews living in Thessaloniki at the start of World War II, and almost 45,000 perished at Auschwitz concentration camp.(AP Photo/Nikolas Giakoumidis)

  • German Deputy Foreign Minister Michael Roth, left, and President of Thessaloniki Jewish community David Saltiel, right, attend a ceremony at the Holocaust Memorial commemorating the persecution of the Jewish people during World War II, in the northern Greek port city of Thessaloniki, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. There were some 50,000 Jews living in Thessaloniki at the start of World War II, and almost 45,000 perished at Auschwitz concentration camp.(AP Photo/Nikolas Giakoumidis)

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    Former concentration camp prisoners attend a ceremony at the memorial site of the former Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim, Poland, on Holocaust Day, on January 27, 2014. The ceremony took place 69 years after the liberation of the death camp by Soviet troops, in rememberance of the victims of the Holocaust. AFP PHOTO/JANEK SKARZYNSKI (Photo credit should read JANEK SKARZYNSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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tough guy

A competitor slides down a banking during the Tough Guy Challenge on January 26, 2014 in Telford, England.

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    TELFORD, ENGLAND - JANUARY 26: A competitor dressed as a knight runs through a fire during the Tough Guy Challenge on January 26, 2014 in Telford, England. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

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    TELFORD, ENGLAND - JANUARY 26: A participant pulls himself from a tunnel during the Tough Guy Challenge on January 26, 2014 in Telford, England. (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images)

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    TELFORD, ENGLAND - JANUARY 26: A participant pulls himself out of the mud during the Tough Guy Challenge on January 26, 2014 in Telford, England. (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images)

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    TELFORD, ENGLAND - JANUARY 26: A competitor runs out of a water splash during the Tough Guy Challenge on January 26, 2014 in Telford, England. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

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    TELFORD, ENGLAND - JANUARY 26: A fancy dress competitor wades through water during the Tough Guy Challenge on January 26, 2014 in Telford, England. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

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    TELFORD, ENGLAND - JANUARY 26: Competitors climb a muddy bank during the Tough Guy Challenge on January 26, 2014 in Telford, England. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

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    TELFORD, ENGLAND - JANUARY 26: A competitor jumps a fire during the Tough Guy Challenge on January 26, 2014 in Telford, England. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

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    TELFORD, ENGLAND - JANUARY 26: A competitor slides down a banking during the Tough Guy Challenge on January 26, 2014 in Telford, England. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

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ipanema

ipanema

People sit on toilets on Ipanema beach to protest water pollution in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014. Water pollution has become a hot-button issue because much of the city's sewage flows untreated into the city's waterways and with just over two years to go before the start of the 2016 Olympic games.

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zack efron

Zac Efron is seen on the set of Univision's 'Despierta America' to promote the movie 'That Awkward Moment' at Univision Headquarters on January 24, 2014 in Miami, Florida.

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actor jude law

actor jude law

Actor Jude Law arrives for the phone-hacking trial to give evidence at Old Bailey on January 27, 2014 in London, England. Downing Street's former director of communications and News Of The World editor Andy Coulson and the former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks, along with six others, face a series of charges linked to the phone hacking of celebrities and others at the now-defunct newspaper.

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chris hemsworth

chris hemsworth

Chris Hemsworth at 'Thor, The Dark World' photocall,Tokyo, Japan

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cadel evans

The peleton rides lead by Cadel Evans of the BMC Racing team during Stage Five of the Tour Down Under on January 25, 2014 in Adelaide, Australia.

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boar cubs race

6 months old boar cubs run during the Boar Race Festival on January 25, 2014 in Sasayama, Hyogo, Japan. The annual event takes place to promote boar meat, the city's speciality.

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bestpix

Recording artists Lady Gaga (L) and Ozzy Osbourne attend 2014 MusiCares Person Of The Year Honoring Carole King at Los Angeles Convention Center on January 24, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

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