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News Pictures Of The Day: Wednesday 26th March 2014

26/03/2014 03:40 GMT | Updated 26/03/2014 17:59 GMT

Pictures of the day from The Huffington Post brings you the very best news and sports images, from around the world chosen and created by our own photo editors, Elliot Wagland, Tahira Mirza and Michael Cripps.

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Tony Benn's coffin arrives at the Palace of Westminster to be placed in the Chapel of St Mary Undercroft.

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London Mayor Boris Johnson sits on one of the 100 special bikes being placed around London to mark that there are 100 days to the start of the Tour de France, he is joined by a group of children all dressed in yellow jerseys.

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Teachers march through central London in support of the National Union of Teachers (NUT) during a one-day walkout by teachers across England and Wales who are protesting against changes to their pay, pensions and working conditions.

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Queen Elizabeth II presents Mr Douglas Dunn with the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry, during an audience at Buckingham Palace, in central London.

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David Beckham has visited the Yanomami tribe in Brazil in the run-up to the 2014 World Cup, and met their most prominent spokesperson Davi Kopenawa, known as the ‘Dalai Lama of the Rainforest’. While filming a TV program in Brazil, Beckham visited the Yanomami territory and asked Davi Kopenawa for permission to enter the reserve. Beckham and Davi talked about the problems that the Yanomami face, especially the illegal gold-mining on their land.

missy franklin

Missy Franklin attends the 2014 Laureus World Sports Awards at the Istana Budaya Theatre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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British Prime Minister David Cameron, right, as Queen Maxima, left, looks on at the Royal Palace Palace Huis ten Bosch, in The Hague, Netherlands, Monday, March 24, 2014. Dutch King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima are hosting a dinner at the occasion of the two-day Nuclear Security Summit.

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Queen Elizabeth II talks to Louis Walsh (2L) at the Irish Community Reception at Buckingham Palace on March, 25, 2014. The reception is in a advance of Ireland's President Michael D Higgins who will be the first Irish President to pay a state visit to Britain in April.

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PM paramilitary police personnel wearing protective suits help 'victims' during a drill to deal with a terrorist attack with chemical weapons as part of the security measures for the upcoming FIFA 2014 World Cup, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on March 25, 2014. Sao Paulo will host the opening match of the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup

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A Royal Australia Air Force AP-3C Orion takes off from RAAF Base Pearce in Perth, Australia to resume the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean.

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Patrick Kielty, Hal Cruttenden, Rob Beckett, Roger Daltrey, Micky Flanagan and John Bishop take part in the Teenage Cancer Trust series of charity gigs, at the Royal Albert Hall, in London.

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soyuz launch

This long exposure photograph shows the flight path of the Soyuz TMA-12M rocket as it launches carrying Expedition 39 Soyuz Commander Alexander Skvortsov of the Russian Federal Space Agency, Roscosmos, Flight Engineer Steven Swanson of NASA, and Flight Engineer Oleg Artemyev of Roscosmos to the International Space Station, at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Skvortsov, Swanson, and Artemyev will spend the next six months aboard the International Space Station.

niall horan

Barry McGuigan and Niall Horan attend a reception for the Irish community at Buckingham Palace, London

emma watson

Actress Emma Watson enters the 'Late Show With David Letterman' taping at the Ed Sullivan Theater on March 25, 2014 in New York City.

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A common snapping turtle native to Canada and the United States has been rehomed at local animal charity Artisan Rare Breeds after being abandoned on a suburban British street in Dartford, Kent.

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Rescue workers remove one of a number of bodies from the wreckage of homes destroyed by a mudslide near Oso, Washington. The search for survivors of Saturday's deadly mudslide grew Monday to include scores of people who were still unaccounted for as the death toll from the wall of trees, rocks and debris that swept through the rural community rose to at least 14.

2014 Laureus World Sports Awards