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Pictures Of The Day: Monday 9th May

The best photos from around the world.

09/05/2016 08:58

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

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    The official poster of the 69th Cannes Film Festival which starts on May 11, 2016 and presided by Australian director George Miller, was designed using stills from Jean-Luc Godard's film 'Contempt'. / AFP / Antonin THUILLIER 
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    Transit MERCURY from Paris photo/ @lebribri (france)
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    Boxing - Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez v Amir Khan WBC Middleweight Title - T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States of America - 7/5/16The referee declares the fight over after Amir Khan is knocked downAction Images via Reuters / Andrew CouldridgeLivepicEDITORIAL USE ONLY. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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    MANDATORY CREDIT: Valerio Berdini/REX Shutterstock Mandatory Credit: Photo by Valerio Berdini/REX/Shutterstock (5674924a) Photographer Valerio Berdini captured a vibrant image of a rapeseed plantation in full bloom near Waterbeach in Cambridgeshire, Britain, yesterday (8 May 2016) A rapeseed field, Cambridgeshire FULL COPY: http://www.rexfeatures.com/nanolink/sble Photographer Valerio Berdini captured a vibrant image of a rapeseed plantation in full bloom near Waterbeach in Cambridgeshire, Britain, yesterday (8 May 2016)
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    Russian Su-25 assault aircrafts release smoke in the colours of the Russian flag while flying over Red Square during the Victory Day military parade general rehearsal in Moscow on May 7, 2016 / AFP / KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV (Photo credit should read KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images)
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    CAIRO, EGYPT - MAY 9 : Firefighters try to extinguish fire that broke out at a hotel on early Monday morning in Cairo, Egypt on May 9, 2016. (Photo by Samer Abdallah/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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    A model shows the 'Unique Pink' a rare and exceptional Fancy Vivid Pink diamond weighing 15.38 carats during a press preview by Sotheby's auction house on May 9, 2016 in Geneva. The Unique Pink will be offered at a 'Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels' auction in Geneva on May 17 with a pre-sale estimate of $28-38 million (CHF 27.2m 36.9m). / AFP / FABRICE COFFRINI (Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)
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    LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 09: London Mayor Sadiq Khan leaves his home in Tooting on May 9, 2016 in London, England. Mr Khan begins his first day at his City Hall office after winning the race to become London's Mayor with 56.8% of the vote. (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)
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    A Kushti wrestler gives tips to a young wrester during a training session, in Lahore, Pakistan, Saturday, May 7, 2016. Kushti, an Indo-Pakistani form of wrestling, is several thousand years old and is a national sport in Pakistan. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)
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    Israelis hold their national flags at the entrance to a military court in Tel Aviv on May 9, 2016 during the trial of the Israeli soldier Elor Azaria, who was caught on video shooting a wounded Palestinian assailant in the head as he lay on the ground. Azria, who also holds French citizenship, was charged with manslaughter and unbecoming conduct over the March 24 killing that took place in the southern West Bank city Hebron. A widely circulated video showed Abdul Fatah al-Sharif, 21, lying on the ground, shot along with another man after stabbing and moderately wounding a soldier minutes earlier, according to the army. / AFP / JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
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    CAIRO, EGYPT - MAY 9 : Firefighters try to extinguish fire that broke out at a hotel on early Monday morning in Cairo, Egypt on May 9, 2016. (Photo by Samer Abdallah/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
  • JACK GUEZ via Getty Images
    Israeli soldier Elor Azaria (R), who was caught on video shooting a wounded Palestinian assailant in the head as he lay on the ground, is comforted by his mother during a hearing at a military court in Tel Aviv on May 9, 2016. Azria, who also holds French citizenship, was charged with manslaughter and unbecoming conduct over the March 24 killing that took place in the southern West Bank city Hebron. A widely circulated video showed Abdul Fatah al-Sharif, 21, lying on the ground, shot along with another man after stabbing and moderately wounding a soldier minutes earlier, according to the army. / AFP / JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
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    YONGIN, SOUTH KOREA - MAY 09: South Korean little monks take a ride at Everland amusement park on May 9, 2016 in Yongin, South Korea. The children have been staying temporarily at a temple to learn about Buddhism for 14 days ahead of Buddha's birthday celebrated in South Korea on May 14, 2016. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
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    Tom Dumoulin from the Netherlands of Team Giant Alpecin celebrates winning the first stage of the Giro d'Italia 2016 at Apeldoorn, on May 6, 2016, an individual time trial over 9.8km through Apeldoorn. / AFP / ANP / BAS CZERWINSKI / Netherlands OUT (Photo credit should read BAS CZERWINSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a rally in Spokane, Wash., Saturday, May 7, 2016. The presumptive GOP presidential nominee told people in Spokane that he'd return to the Northwest during the campaign "because we are going to take the state of Washington." (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
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    This photo taken on May 5, 2016 shows people carrying buckets of water in Dala township on the outskirts of Yangon. The resource-rich country now has one of the fastest growing economies in the world, and commercial hub Yangon has morphed from a crumbling relic to a rapidly transforming metropolis, with an ever-changing skyline. / AFP / YE AUNG THU (Photo credit should read YE AUNG THU/AFP/Getty Images)
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    A man burns tires in during a protest of fishermen, who have lost their livelihoods due to to a toxic algae bloom, and demand government compensation on Chiloe Island, Chile, Friday, May 6, 2016. Fishermen have lit up flaming barricades for days restricting access to the island. The government has offered about $200 each to some 5,000 local fishermen as compensation. But they say that’s not even enough to cover their basic needs.(AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
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    Oliver Hudson, from back row left, Kurt Russell, Goldie Hawn, Kate Hudson and Wyatt Russell, and from front row left, Rio Hudson, Ryder Robinson, Bodhi Hawn Hudson, Wilder Brooks Hudson and Bingham Hawn Bellamy arrive at Goldie's Love In For Kids on Friday, May 6, 2016, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
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    Belarus' goalie Kevin Lalande lets the puck into his net during the group B preliminary round game Belarus vs Canada at the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship in St. Petersburg on May 9, 2016. / AFP / ALEXANDER NEMENOV (Photo credit should read ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Oxen are guided by attendants during the royal plowing ceremony in Bangkok, Thailand, Monday, May 9, 2016. The annual event marks the the beginning of the growing season in Thailand for rice. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
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    MOSCOW, RUSSIA. MAY 9, 2016. Sukhoi Su 25 jets leave a trail in the Russian national colours as they fly over Moscow's Red Square during a Victory Day military parade marking the 71st anniversary of the Victory over Nazi Germany in World War II. Stanislav Krasilnikov/TASS (Photo by Stanislav Krasilnikov\TASS via Getty Images)
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    LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 09: Slaven Bilic (R) of West Ham United is interviewed by Don Hutchison during the Farewell Boleyn Press Day at Boleyn Ground on May 9, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Avril Husband/West Ham United via Getty Images)
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    LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 9: British Prime Minister David Cameron delivers a speech on the European Union (EU), at the British Museum on May 9, 2016 in London, England. Prime Minister David Cameron warned that if Britain left the European Union it would put peace and stability on the continent at risk. (Photo by Leon Neal - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
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    Indian fishermen carry their catch as they return through the surf in a 'country boat' onto a beach at Visakhapatnam on May 9, 2016. According to local news reports, authorities in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, have imposed a 60 days ban on fishing by mechanised vessels to protect marine life with 'country boats' operating within five nautical miles of the coast exempted. The fishing fleet of Visakhapatnam harbour handles an average of 1,000 tonnes of fish a day, supporting as many as 15,000 families. / AFP / NOAH SEELAM (Photo credit should read NOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty Images)
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    VLADIVOSTOK, RUSSIA. MAY 9, 2016. People hold portraits of their relatives who fought in World War II during the Immortal Regiment march on the day of the 71st anniversary of the Victory over Nazi Germany in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945. Yuri Smityuk/TASS (Photo by Yuri Smityuk\TASS via Getty Images)
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    People gather at The Royal Astronomical Society, London, to watch the transit of Mercury across the Sun. It will not make another transit until 2019 and then 2032. See SWNS story Skywatchers across the globe are observing Mercury transit the Sun, the little planet's third such pass of 14 it will make this century. Mercury's sojourn between Earth and our star lasts from 11:12 until 18:42 GMT. It will not make another transit until 2019 and then 2032. The event is impossible - and dangerous - to view with the naked eye or binoculars, but astronomy groups worldwide are offering the chance view it through filtered telescopes.
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