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Pictures Of The Day: Friday 18th March 2016

Live news pictures from around the world

18/03/2016 07:57 GMT | Updated 18/03/2016 18:37 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 and Tahira Mirza.

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    Pope Francis is surrounded by children as he makes the sign of the cross during an audience to members of the Neocatechumenal way on March 18, 2016 at Paul VI audience hall in Vatican. / AFP / ANDREAS SOLARO (Photo credit should read ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)
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    LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Amnesty International activists march with homemade replica missiles bearing the message 'Made in Britain, destroying lives in Yemen' arriving at the gates to Downing Street during a protest over UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia on March 18, 2016 in London, England. The missiles are replicas of the 500lb 'Paveway-IV' weapon which are currently used by Saudi Arabia's UK supplied Eurofighter Typhoon war planes. (Photo by Chris Ratcliffe/Getty Images)
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    Pope Francis is surrounded by children during an audience to members of the Neocatechumenal way on March 18, 2016 at Paul VI audience hall in Vatican. / AFP / ANDREAS SOLARO (Photo credit should read ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)
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    LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Amnesty International activists march with homemade replica missiles bearing the message 'Made in Britain, destroying lives in Yemen' past phone boxes next to Parliament and towards Downing Street during a protest over UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia on March 18, 2016 in London, England. The missiles are replicas of the 500lb 'Paveway-IV' weapon which are currently used by Saudi Arabia's UK supplied Eurofighter Typhoon war planes. (Photo by Chris Ratcliffe/Getty Images)
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    The Duchess of Cambridge opens the new East Anglian Children's Hospital shop in Holt, Norfolk.
  • Big Bang Fair
     from L to R: “Stuart Dunbar Baker, 15, Rogan McGilp, 16 and Ethan Chau, 17, win UK “Engineer of the Year” award  at The Big Bang Fair, for creating the first ever hot rod with disabiility access. The project was inspired by Rogan’s younger brother, David."
  • Big Bang Fair
    “Fun science! Pupils learn how fun science and engineering can be at The Big Bang Fair 2016”
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    The Duchess of Cambridge opens the new East Anglian Children's Hospital shop in Holt, Norfolk.
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    Mandatory Credit: Photo by Chris Balcombe/REX/Shutterstock (5615065a) Artist Radovan with the David Attenborough sand sculpture after it collapsed Sand slide ruins 30 hours of work on David Attenborough sand sculpture, Weymouth, Dorset, Britain - 11 Mar 2016 *Full story: http://www.rexfeatures.com/nanolink/s4km The collapse of Sir David Attenborough isn?t causing international concern, as it was a giant sand sculpture of the great man that toppled. Dorset seaside attraction Sandworld had flown in a top sand artist from the Czech Republic to carve the head of Sir David, ready for their display honouring the naturalist and national treasure, who turns 90 in May. The highly-detailed Attenborough head, made using around 1.5 tonnes of pure sand gathered from Weymouth beach, had taken 30 hours of painstaking work over a four-day period. But as the finishing touches were being carved yesterday, Sir David suddenly suffered a ?sand-slide? and the huge head was reduced to a pile of unrecognizable grains. Radovan Zivny is now hard at work trying to recreate the head, which is just one of several giant natural history sculpts, created by 12 different artists, celebrating the life of Sir David.
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    IDOMENI, GREECE - MARCH 18: People scamble for food being distributed from a pick up truck at the Idomeni refugee camp on the Greek Macedonia border on March 18, 2016 in Idomeni, Greece. Many of the thousands of migrants stranded at the border camp are saying they are awaiting the outcome of the EU summit currently being held in Brussels. The decision by Macedonia to close its border to migrants last week has left thousands of people stranded at the Greek transit camp. The closure, following the lead taken by neighbouring countries, has effectively sealed the so-called western Balkan route, the main migration route that has been used by hundreds of thousands of migrants to reach countries in western Europe such as Germany. Humanitarian workers have described the conditions at the camp as desperate, which has been made much worse by recent spells of heavy rain. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
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    Mandatory Credit: Photo by Chris Balcombe/REX/Shutterstock (5615065c) The David Attenborough sand sculpture just hours before it collapsed Sand slide ruins 30 hours of work on David Attenborough sand sculpture, Weymouth, Dorset, Britain - 11 Mar 2016 *Full story: http://www.rexfeatures.com/nanolink/s4km The collapse of Sir David Attenborough isn?t causing international concern, as it was a giant sand sculpture of the great man that toppled. Dorset seaside attraction Sandworld had flown in a top sand artist from the Czech Republic to carve the head of Sir David, ready for their display honouring the naturalist and national treasure, who turns 90 in May. The highly-detailed Attenborough head, made using around 1.5 tonnes of pure sand gathered from Weymouth beach, had taken 30 hours of painstaking work over a four-day period. But as the finishing touches were being carved yesterday, Sir David suddenly suffered a ?sand-slide? and the huge head was reduced to a pile of unrecognizable grains. Radovan Zivny is now hard at work trying to recreate the head, which is just one of several giant natural history sculpts, created by 12 different artists, celebrating the life of Sir David.
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    Fashion designer Victoria Beckham (front C), 41, is followed by fans as she leaves her new fashion store which is opening at the Landmark in the Central district of Hong Kong on March 18, 2016. Fashion designer Victoria Beckham launched her first shop outside Britain in Hong Kong on March 18 as she seeks to tap the Asia market despite a downturn in luxury spending. / AFP / ISAAC LAWRENCE (Photo credit should read ISAAC LAWRENCE/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Turkish Airlines
    The Batman v Superman Turkish Airlines plane arrives at Heathrow ahead of the premiere of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
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    ZAPORIZHZHYA, UKRAINE - MARCH 17: Ukraine's biggest Lenin statue, one of the most important symbols of Soviet Union, is removed on the second day of the removal works in Zaporizhzhya, Ukraine on March 17, 2016. (Photo by Maxim Scherbina/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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    HBO marks release of season 5 of GAME OF THRONES on Blu-ray and DVD with epic large scale embroidery Large scale embroidery displayed to launch Game of Thrones Fifth Season on Blu-ray and DVD, London, Britain - 18 Mar 2016 HBO� marks release of season 5 of GAME OF THRONES on Blu-ray and DVD with epic large scale embroidery displayed in London Art College Communities across the UK have come together in support of one of the biggest TV shows in the world, GAME OF THRONES, to create a unique piece of art to mark the release of GAME OF THRONES: The Complete Fifth Season on Blu-ray and DVD. The 6m x 4m embroidery will be on display in Central Saint Martins College on Friday 18th-Saturday 19th March.
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    LUOYANG, CHINA - MARCH 16: (CHINA OUT) A citizen poses with two straw Minions at a construction site on March 16, 2016 in Luoyang, Henan Province of China. Various straw dolls like dinosaurs, ducks, Minions, elephants, pandas and small trains as well we others are made at a construction site which attracted citizens and visitors. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
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    Goldfish are displayed for sale to celebrate the upcoming Persian new year Noruz at Sadeqyeh Square in Tehran on March 17, 2016. Iranians buy flowers, green sprouts and goldfish to celebrate Noruz which is a Zoroastrian tradition still celebrated by Iranians even after Islam. / AFP / ATTA KENARE (Photo credit should read ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images)
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    BRASILIA, BRAZIL - MARCH 17: Anti-government demonstrators march through the water in front of the National Congress building during demonstrations on March 17, 2016 in Brasilia, Brazil. Demonstrations occured outside the Planalto Presidential Palace during and after the controversial swearing-in ceremony of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva as chief of staff for current President Dilma Rousseff. A federal judge has temporarily suspended the position. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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    Sheep are contained in a field bound by dry stone walls in the Peak District national park near the village of Tideswell, northern England, on March 16, 2016. / AFP / OLI SCARFF (Photo credit should read OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images)
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    German Chancellor Angela Merkel, center left, speaks with British Prime Minister David Cameron, center right, during a group photo at an EU summit in Brussels on Thursday, March 17, 2016. The president of Cyprus says Turkey must open its airports and ports to Cypriot ships and planes if it wants to join the European Union, in a standoff hampering efforts to seal an EU-Turkey migrant agreement. (AP Photo/Francois Walshaerts)
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    A Hanuman Langur monkey looks through a glass enclosure, part of the new Land of the Lions display, at London Zoo, Thursday, March 17, 2016. The Queen and Prince Philip visited to unveil Land of the Lions, an Asiatic lion enclosure at ZSL London Zoo. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
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    A police office stands near a crime forensics tent in St Mark's Crescent in the Ladywood area of Birmingham where a teenager was discovered with a fatal gunshot wound at around 6.45pm on Thursday.