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Pictures Of The Day: Tuesday 5th April 2016

Live news pictures from around the world

05/04/2016 07:40

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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    New research today reveals that nearly a quarter of Brits (24 per cent) most want to share a coffee with national treasure, Stephen Fry.  The news comes as the icon recently removed himself from social media channels.Intelligent conversation was revealed as being a key aspect to any good coffee ‘catch-up’ with naturalist David Attenborough taking second place (23 per cent) – also revealed as British women’s preferred coffee partner – and Professor Brian Cox third overall, with 17 per cent of the vote.The study of 2,000 Brits, from UK Coffee Week – which runs 11 – 17 April and involves thousands of coffee shops coming together to raise funds for coffee growing communities through Project Waterfall – also revealed national treasures Dame Judi Dench (15 per cent), J. K. Rowling and Dawn French as the top female icons Brits would most like to have a chinwag with.
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    Tuma one of eight baby Humboldt penguin chicks that have been hatched at Chester Zoo, which are being named after exotic islands ahead of the new attraction opening at the zoo later this year.
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    LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 04: Banners are hung outside Carnegie Library on April 4, 2016 in London, England. The building has been occupied by members of the local community angered at Lambeth Council plans to close the library and reopen it as a service providing 'fitness centres alongside some library services'. Library campaigners have accused the government of 'hiding' the scale of cuts which they claim will force the closure of around 400 UK libraries by 2016, bringing the total of library closures since 2009 to more than 1,000. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
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    Polar bear baby 'Lily' explores the pool during her first trip to the outside enclosure at the 'Zoo am Meer' (zoo at the seaside) in Bremerhaven, northwestern Germany, on April 5, 2016. Lili was born on December 11, 2015 at the zoo. / AFP / dpa / Carmen Jaspersen / Germany OUT (Photo credit should read CARMEN JASPERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)
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    A woman holds a placard as a vessel transporting migrants from Greek island of Lesbos arrives to dock in Dikili port, Turkey, Monday, April 4, 2016, putting into practice a European Union plan to stem migration to Europe. At dawn in Lesbos, an initial group of migrants were escorted onto two small ferries by officers from the EU border protection agency, Frontex. The first vessel reached the port of Dikili accompanied by the Turkish coast guard. (AP Photo/Mehmet Guzel)
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    People gather to demonstrate against Iceland's prime minister, in Reykjavik on Monday April 4, 2016. Iceland's prime minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson insisted Monday he would not resign after documents leaked in a media investigation allegedly link him to an offshore company that could represent a serious conflict of interest, according to information leaked from a Panamanian law firm at the center of an international tax evasion scheme. (AP Photo/Brynjar Gunnarsson)
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    An osprey fishing in the Scottish Cairngorms.) - Going in for the kill! This osprey made a splash as he made an impressive swoop down onto a river to catch his prey. The mighty bird set his sights on a tasty fish for his dinner - and after spotting an opportunity he dove down onto the water,scooping up the fish in his sharp talons. The incredible photographs were captured by wildlife photographer Bill Doherty, 61, while he was visiting the River Spey in the Scottish Cairngorms. 
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    People gather to demonstrate against Iceland's prime minister, in Reykjavik on Monday April 4, 2016. Iceland's prime minister insisted Monday he would not resign after documents leaked in a media investigation allegedly link him to an offshore company that could represent a serious conflict of interest, according to information leaked from a Panamanian law firm at the center of an international tax evasion scheme. (AP Photo/Brynjar Gunnarsson)
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    People paddle as fog covers the Mediterranean sea off the coast near Michmoret, Israel, Tuesday, April 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
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    Protesters shout slogans as they burn a mock U.S. flag during a rally at the U.S. Embassy in Manila to coincide with the start of the annual joint U.S.-Philippines military exercise, dubbed Balikatan 2016 (Shoulder-to-Shoulder), Monday, April 4, 2016 in Quezon, Philippines. The annual military drill, involving 5,000 U.S. personnel and 3,500 counterpart from the Philippines, is being conducted amidst tension in the South China Sea. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
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    Anti-riot police officers (Rear L and Front C) clash with high school students on Boulevard Diderot in eastern Paris on April 5, 2016 in Paris during a protest against the government's planned labour reform. The Socialist government is desperate to push through reforms to France's controversial labour laws, billed as a last-gasp attempt to boost the flailing economy before next year's presidential election. / AFP / KENZO TRIBOUILLARD (Photo credit should read KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Villanova basketball fans celebrate after Villanova defeated North Carolina in the college basketball championship game of the NCAA Tournament, Tuesday, April 5, 2016, in Villanova, Pa. Villanova won 77-74. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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    TOPSHOT - A firefighter help to fight a fire in the commune of Petion Ville, Port-au-Prince, on April 4, 2016. The fire destroyed a hotel, a house and several small shops. / AFP / HECTOR RETAMAL (Photo credit should read HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images)
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    A physically disabled Malaysian ethnic Chinese craftsman builds a rattan chair at a shop in Kuala Lumpur on April 5, 2016. The rattan furniture workshop, located in the old town Chow Kit area of the Malaysian capital, employs craftsmen with disabilities, some of whom have been working there for over 30 years. / AFP / MOHD RASFAN (Photo credit should read MOHD RASFAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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    People sleep in the port of Chios, where refugees and migrants who managed to leave the VIAL detention center a few days ago are camping out on April 5, 2016. Greece sent a first wave of migrants back to Turkey on April 4 under an EU deal that has faced heavy criticism from rights groups. Under the agreement, designed to halt the main influx which comes from Turkey, all 'irregular migrants' arriving since March 20 face being sent back, although the deal calls for each case to be examined individually. For every Syrian refugee returned, another Syrian refugee will be resettled from Turkey to the EU, with numbers capped at 72,000. / AFP / LOUISA GOULIAMAKI (Photo credit should read LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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