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07/05/2014 07:51 BST | Updated 07/05/2014 16:59 BST

Pictures Of The Day: Live Photos From Wednesday 7th May 2014

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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queen elizabeth ii

Queen Elizabeth II with Laurie Upshon, the chairman of the Journalists' Charity at the Journalists' Charity reception at Stationers' Hall in London to mark 150 years of the charity.

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Crew members of the 40/41 expedition to the International Space Station, European Space Agency's German astronaut Alexander Gerst (L), Russian cosmonaut Maxim Suraev (C) and US NASA astronaut Gregory Wiseman (R) join their hands in front of a mock-up of a Soyuz TMA spacecraft at the Gagarin Cosmonauts' Training Centre in Star City, outside Moscow, on May 7, 2014. The crew is to take off from Kazakhstan's Baikonur cosmodrome to the ISS on May 28.

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Mango Syrian Bear Undergoes Operation

Mango, a 19-year-old male Syrian brown bear, rests on a bed as zoo veterinarians and staff prepare him for surgery in the Ramat Gan Zoological Center's animal hospital near Tel Aviv, Israel, Wednesday, May 7, 2014. The 250 kilogram (550 pound) Syrian brown bear is going into surgery to repair a herniated disc in his back after it was discovered in an x-ray, said Sagit Horowitz, the zoological center spokeswoman

New Vodafone Spotify ad featuring groovy grannies moving to Kellis' 'Milkshake' song

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Paul Flowers former chairman of Britain's Co-operative Bank, arrives at Leeds Magistrates Court in Leeds…READ FULL DETAILS HERE

jellyfish

Hotter weather has brought Giant Barrel Jellyfish to our coasts. Washed up at Portland in Dorset, the Marine Conservation Society are saying that with warmer weather on its way for the UK the numbers of these huge jellyfish are likely to grow. With even more being washed up on the beaches around our coasts. They also urge the public to report any sightings and not to touch them

miley cyrus

miley cyrus

Miley Cyrus kicked off the UK leg of her Bangerz world tour in London last night and took the opportunity to shoot down rumours that her recent hospitalisation was down to a drugs overdose. After taking to the stage at London's o2 arena, the 'Wrecking Ball' singer reassured fans that her recent ill-health was down to a reaction to antibiotics. SEE THE FULL STORY HERE.

Mango Syrian Bear Undergoes Operation

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South Africans queue to vote at a polling station that was burned down overnight, but a tent was erected to vote in the morning, in the politically-sensitive mining town of Bekkersdal, South Africa Wednesday, May 7, 2014. South Africans voted Wednesday in elections that are expected to see the ruling African National Congress (ANC) return to power despite a vigorous challenge from opposition parties seeking to capitalize on discontent with corruption and economic inequality.

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Liberal Democrat local election campaign launch at the Cypriot Community Centre, London, Britain

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Miley Cyrus performs at 02 Arena on May 6, 2014 in London, England.

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Manchester United's Ryan Giggs salutes the crowd after the 3-1 victory over Hull in the Barclays Premier League match at Old Trafford, Manchester.

Mango Syrian Bear Undergoes Operation

maria alyokhina

Members of the Russian protest group Pussy Riot Nadya Tolokonnikova, center, and Maria Alyokhina, attend a news conference in the Capitol with Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., far left, Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., right, and Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., after a meeting to discuss the Magnitsky Act. The legislation, authored by Cardin, is intended to punish those responsible for the death of Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky.

gerry adams

Sinn Fein Leader Gerry Adams (C) gestures following a press conference at Balmoral Hotel after he was released from Antrim PSNI Station without charge following questioning over the Jean McConville murder, on May 4, 2014 in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

chris brown

This photo provided by U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia, shows Chris Brown posing with two women in 2013 in Washington DC, one of five photos that prosecutors entered into evidence in the assault trial of Christopher Hollosy, the bodyguard of Brown. A judge approved the release of the five photos on Monday, May 5, 2014. Prosecutors say Brown and Hollosy hit 20-year-old Adams after Adams tried to get into a photo Brown was taking with two women outside his tour bus. Hollosy was convicted of assault and plans to appeal. Brown’s trial was delayed for months. Hollosy told police he, not Brown, punched Adams.

cat and dog are best friends

Friendship of a dog named ''Findik'' (nut) and of a cat named ''Fistik'' (peanut) cubs amazes those who see them in the field of play in Inegol district of Bursa, Turkey.