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Pictures Of The Day: Thursday 31st March 2016

Live news pictures from around the world

31/03/2016 08:28

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.

  • Ben Pruchnie via Getty Images
    LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 31: A tourist poses for a photograph in a blossoming tree in St James' Park on March 31, 2016 in London, England. Great Britain is enjoying spring like weather after Storm Katie hit Britain over the bank holiday weekend. (Photo by Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images)
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    SINGAPORE - MARCH 31: The Blue Man Group performs on stage at Mastercard Theatre, Marina Bay Sands on March 31, 2016 in Singapore. The international entertainment phenomenon Blue Man Group launches its World Tour in Singapore in March as part of 25th anniversary celebration. (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)
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    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 31: A mural by artist Scott Marsh is seen on Teggs Lane, Chippendale on March 31, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. The artist and the mural has received world wide attention, with the artist claiming he has been offered money to paint over the work. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)
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    Locals and rescue workers clear the rubbles of a partially collapsed overpass in Kolkata, Thursday, March 31, 2016. At least dozens have been injured and few were killed when a portion of an overpass under construction collapses in a congested area in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
  • Andrew Matthews/PA Wire
    Embargoed to 0001 Thursday March 31 Bristol Zoo's seven-week-old baby gorilla Afia, born by emergency caesarian section, emerges outside for the first time in a sling worn by her keeper Lynsey Bugg, Assistant curator of Mammals.
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    Locals and rescue workers clear the rubbles of a partially collapsed overpass in Kolkata, Thursday, March 31, 2016. At least dozens have been injured and few were killed when a portion of an overpass under construction collapses in a congested area in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
  • Rex
    A daredevil who clearly has a head for heights is just a speck on the horizon as he stands on the tip of a sharp mountain peak. Thrill-seekers scaled the vertical mountain which is a perilous climb just to take in the surrounding views. Climbers who have braved the steep ascent must strap themselves in at the top of the mountain as there is barely room to stand. These daredevils threw their arms out wide when they reached the top of the famous Aiguille Dibona, a French mountain which stands a huge 10,270ft tall. From the top of the peak climbers are able to take in the stunning views of snowy mountain tops that surround them. The final climb to the top of the mountain takes around two hours and is only recommended for experienced climbers due to the vertical cliff face. These pictures were taken by photographer Thomas Vuillaume, 28, who dared to climb with his camera for the shots.
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    Aisikaier Wubulikaisimu of China races on the 300-meter-high steel wire during the "Running Wireman" competition in Wulong county, Chongqing Steel wire walking competition, Chongqing, China - 30 Mar 2016 Swiss man Freddy Nock, 51, won a competition of walking on steel wires above a giant sinkhole in southwest China's Chongqing municipality on Wednesday (30 March 2016). Freddy finished the 100-meter walk within 42.04 seconds on the 300-meter-high steel wire in the challenge "Running Wireman" above the world natural heritage site in Wulong county of Chongqing. The other two competitors were Aisikaier Wubulikaisimu from northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and Maurizio Zavatta from Italy. When the challenge was held in the morning, it started to drizzle, which made the steel wire slippery
  • Rex
    Flock of baikal teal ducks in the shape of a shark with the sun acting like its eye Flock of birds look like giant shark with sun as its eye, Jeonbuk, South Korea - Jan 2016 *Full story: http://www.rexfeatures.com/nanolink/s5ki A huge flock of hundreds of thousands of birds look just like a Great White shark - with a setting sun as its eye. The Baikal teal, a type of duck, were flying together past the sun for just a few minutes when they created the shape of a shark. The flock have migrated from their breeding grounds in eastern Siberia, Russia to spend the rest of the season in Jeonbuk, South Korea, where this photo was taken. The ducks choose the reservoir as a place to rest, feed and relax after a long journey. College student and photographer Jun Shik Shin was visiting the reservoir to see the impressive flock. The 25-year-old, of Seoul, South Korea, said: "The flock is made up of hundreds of thousands of birds. To me it looks like they have formed a freshwater fish who could be regarded as a shark.
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    Democratic candidate for President Hillary Clinton delivers remarks at the Apollo Theater on March 30, 2016 in New York City, NY, USA. The speech comes ahead of the New York Primary on April 19th. Photo by Dennis Van Tine/ABACAPRESS.COM
  • Larry Papke/AP
    A tornado touches down in Tulsa, Okla., on Wednesday, March 30, 2016. The National Weather Service is confirming multiple tornado touchdowns in the Tulsa area. The City of Tulsa said in a statement that several roads were closed and police and fire crews were canvassing the city. The Streets and Water Departments are assisting with road barricades and debris removal. At least nine injuries were reported. (AP Photo/Larry Papke)
  • MOHD RASFAN via Getty Images
    TOPSHOT - A general view shows Malaysia's landmark Petronas Twin Towers (2nd R) and Kuala Lumpur Tower (L) as a layer of haze covers the city during sunset in Kuala Lumpur on March 30, 2016. / AFP / MOHD RASFAN (Photo credit should read MOHD RASFAN/AFP/Getty Images)
  • GEORGE MICHAEL via Getty Images
    Seif al-Din Mohamed Mostafa, an Egyptian man who hijacked an EgyptAir passenger plane the previous day and forced it to divert to Cyprus demanding to see his ex-wife, flashes the 'V' for victory sign as he leaves the court in Larnaca in a police car on March 30, 2016. Mostafa was remanded into police custody for eight days during his first court appearance. Police told the court that 58-year-old Egyptian national faces possible charges of hijacking, kidnapping people with the aim of taking them to an unknown destination, reckless and threatening behaviour and offences that breach the anti-terror law. / AFP / GEORGE MICHAEL (Photo credit should read GEORGE MICHAEL/AFP/Getty Images)
  • MUNIR UZ ZAMAN via Getty Images
    TOPSHOT - Bangladeshi police use water canons and lathi sticks to try to disperse a protest by nursing staff in Dhaka on March 30, 2016. Hundreds of nurses blocked an intersection demanding the reversal of a government decision to recruit nursing staff by requiring them to sit an exam under Bangladesh's Public Service Commission. / AFP / Munir UZ ZAMAN (Photo credit should read MUNIR UZ ZAMAN/AFP/Getty Images)
  • LOUISA GOULIAMAKI via Getty Images
    TOPSHOT - Migrants and refugees rest at the passengers terminal at the port of Piraeus where more than 5500 migrants and refugees found temporary shelter on March 30, 2016. Some 53,000 refugees and migrants are stranded in Greece, compared to 30,000 in late February before Balkan states began shutting their borders. / AFP / LOUISA GOULIAMAKI (Photo credit should read LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Andy Manis/AP
    Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas reacts to a poster displayed by moderator Rebecca Hagelin during a campaign stop, Wednesday, March 30, 2016, in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Andy Manis)
  • K.M. Chaudary/AP
    People try to comfort a Pakistani Christian mother during the funeral of her two daughters, killed in a suicide bombing Sunday, in Lahore, Pakistan, Thursday, March 30, 2016. The massive suicide bombing by a breakaway Taliban faction targeted Christians gathered for Easter Sunday in a park in Lahore, killing at least 70 people, mostly Muslims. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)
  • THOMAS SAMSON via Getty Images
    French riot police take cover behind their shields during a protest by unions and students in the capital Paris on March 31, 2016. France faced fresh protests over labour reforms just a day after the beleaguered government of President Francois Hollande was forced into an embarrassing U-turn over constitutional changes. AFP PHOTO / THOMAS SAMSON / AFP / THOMAS SAMSON (Photo credit should read THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images)
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