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Pictures Of The Day: Thursday 14th April 2016

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13/04/2016 17:17 BST

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.

  • Dianne Manson via Getty Images
    STEWART ISLAND, NEW ZEALAND - APRIL 15: A view of a fishing vessel at Half Moon Bay during Prime Minister John Key's visit to Stewart Island on April 15, 2016 in Stewart Island, New Zealand. It is John Key's first visit to Stewart Island since he became Prime Minister. (Photo by Dianne Manson/Getty Images)
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    PARO, BHUTAN - APRIL 15: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge at the start of their hike to Paro Taktsang, the Tiger's Nest monastery on April 15, 2016 in Paro, Bhutan. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
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    Demonstrators carry an injuried man during a high school protest in Paris, Thursday, April 14, 2016. Protesters across France are again marching to voice their anger at labor reforms being championed by the country's Socialist government. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
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    British Parkour expert Tim Shieff performs a hand-stand in front of the House of Commons, as he launches Jungle Book inspired Parkour masterclasses on Londons Southbank, to celebrate the release of The Jungle Book, Thursday, April 14, 2016. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)
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    LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: Karen Hauer arrives for Good Morning Britain's Health Star Awards - at Hilton Park Lane on April 14, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)
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    Joanna Hayward a.k.a 'Queen Corgi', and her corgi loving Asda colleagues, pose with the' Corgi Four' alongside the Corgi Cake created by Asda to immortalise the famous pooches. Meghan who celebrates her 15th doggy birthday today poses with the Corgi Cake created in her honour after Asda received hundreds of requests from local residents, the first of a kind cake goes on sale nationwide at Asda today.
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    Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant, right, fist-bumps his daughter Gianna after the last NBA basketball game of his career, against the Utah Jazz on Wednesday, April 13, 2016, in Los Angeles.Bryant scored 60 points as the Lakers won 101-96. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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    Heston Blumenthal has partnered with experiential studio Marshmallow Laser Feast to curate a mixed reality, mind-bending, dining experience - designed to tantalise the mouth and the mind. In a world first, the unique concept will juxtapose food science, props, puppeteers and physical tracking technologies with sound design and performance to bring life to the experience. Immersing guests into a surreal and multi-sensory world, the ground-breaking project explores our sensory relationship with food and drink like never before, combining neurology and synaesthesia to create a mesmerising journey. The exact details are being kept under wraps but the experience will see guests individually exposed to real-time animation, motion capture and sound design and performance techniques.
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    Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman (2nd R) and Ukrainian MPs greet newly appointed Government members during Parliament Session in Kiev on April 14, 2016. Ukraine's parliament on Thursday appointed pro-Western speaker Volodymyr Groysman as prime minister in a bid to end months of political gridlock and unlock vital aid to the war torn-state. / AFP / GENYA SAVILOV (Photo credit should read GENYA SAVILOV/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge(L)and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge follow a ceremonial procession after arriving at the tshichodzong to meet the King and Queen of Bhutan in Thimphu on April 14, 2016. / AFP / ROBERTO SCHMIDT (Photo credit should read ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)
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    HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 13: Actress Jennifer Aniston arrives at the Open Roads World Premiere Of 'Mother's Day' at TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX on April 13, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
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    LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 13: Katy Perry arrives at the Sean Parker And The Parker Foundation Launch The Parker Institute For Cancer Immunotherapy Gala on April 13, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
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    President Barack Obama blows a soap bubble using a 3-D printed bubble wand designed by Jacob Leggette, 9, of Baltimore, Md., while touring the 2016 White House Science Fair at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, April 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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    THIMPHU, BHUTAN - APRIL 14: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive into Paro International Airport for the first day of a two day visit to Bhutan on April 14, 2016 in Paro, Bhutan. The Royal couple are visiting Bhutan as part of a week long visit to India and Bhutan that has taken in cities such as Mumbai, Delhi, Kaziranga, Bhutan and Agra. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
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    SHENYANG, CHINA - APRIL 14: (CHINA OUT) Students draw big portrait of NBA player Kobe Bryant at Shenyang Sport University on April 14, 2016 in Shenyang, Liaoning Province of China. Students from Shenyang Sport University painted a big portrait of Kobe Bryant at the schoolyard to remember his career in NBA. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)
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    TOPSHOT - Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, feeds a baby elephant at the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation (CWRC) at Panbari reserve forest in Kaziranga in the northeastern state of Assam on April 13, 2016. / AFP / POOL / Adnan Abidi (Photo credit should read ADNAN ABIDI/AFP/Getty Images)
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    TOPSHOT - A man runs away from tear gas fired by Macedonia as migrants and refugees tried to break down the border fence near their makeshift camp at the Greek-Macedonian border in Idomeni, on April 13, 2016. About 100 migrants spread out over about 100 metres (yards) tugging at the wire fence, but swiftly pulled back when two squads of Greek riot police moved in, the reporter said. The Greek riot police positioned themselves between the migrants and the Macedonian fence, ending the incident. / AFP / DANIEL MIHAILESCU (Photo credit should read DANIEL MIHAILESCU/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Greek riot police officers deploy along the border with Macedonia, as migrants in the background throw rocks across the border fence, photographed from Macedonian side of the border with Greece, near northern Greek post of Idomeni, Wednesday, April 13, 2016. The presidents of Macedonia, Croatia and Slovenia were to visit the provisional migrant's checkpoint known as "Stone 59" on Macedonia's border with Greece, but President's tour was canceled at last moment due to security reasons as about 300 migrants from the Greek side have tried to break the fence. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)
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    TOPSHOT - A combination of eight pictures shows Pope Francis adjusting his mantilla due to the wind during his weekly general audience at St Peter's square on April 13, 2016 at the Vatican. AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS / AFP / GABRIEL BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
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    TOPSHOT - A handout picture released by the official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) on April 13, 2016 shows Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (C) and his wife Asma (L) casting their votes at a polling station in Damascus during the parliamentary elections. Polls opened in areas of war torn Syria controlled by the president, for a vote that will not be recognised by the United Nations and has been dismissed by regime opponents as illegitimate. / AFP / SANA / STR / == RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT 'AFP PHOTO / HO / SANA' - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS == (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is greeted by supporters Wednesday, April 13, 2016, in the Bronx borough of New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
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    Nepalese devotees throw 'sindoor' or vermillion powder during Sindoor Jatra festival in Bhaktapur, Nepal, Thursday, April 14, 2016. Devotees mark the festival by playing traditional drums, singing, dancing and carrying chariot of various deities around town while throwing vermillion powder to welcome the advent of spring and the New Year. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
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    LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 13: Actress Minka Kelly arrives at Sean Parker And The Parker Foundation Launch The Parker Institute For Cancer Immunotherapy Gala on April 13, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
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    LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 13: David Beckham (R) and Brooklyn Beckham attend a basketball game between the Utah Jazz and the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on April 13, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/GC Images)
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    Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures while answering a question during his annual televised call-in show in central Moscow on April 14, 2016. / AFP / SPUTNIK / MIKHAIL KLIMENTYEV (Photo credit should read MIKHAIL KLIMENTYEV/AFP/Getty Images)
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    THIMPHU, BHUTAN - APRIL 14: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge meets a young child during an Bhutanese archery demonstration on the first day of a two day visit to Bhutan on the 14th April 2016 in Paro, Bhutan. The Royal couple are visiting Bhutan as part of a week long visit to India and Bhutan that has taken in cities such as Mumbai, Delhi, Kaziranga, Bhutan and Agra. (Photo by Danny Martindale/WireImage)
  • JULIAN STRATENSCHULTE via Getty Images
    Illustration taken on April 14, 2016 in Hanover, central Germany, shows a five-euro collector coin titled 'Planet Earth' (L) and a two-euro coin (R). From now on, the five-euro coin is available at branches of the Deutsche Bundesbank (German Central Bank) and many other banks. As the Bundesbank explains on its internet site, 'The coin consists of three components an outer ring depicting the cosmos, with numerous planets; an inner core portraying Earth; and a blue polymer ring holding both metal components together. The polymer ring, which shines blue when held up to the light, visually represents the link between Earth and the cosmos'. / AFP / dpa / Julian Stratenschulte / Germany OUT (Photo credit should read JULIAN STRATENSCHULTE/AFP/Getty Images)
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    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 14: Samantha Harris arrives ahead of a YSL beauty launch at Sydney Town Hall on April 14, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Don Arnold/WireImage)
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    LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: (L-R) Susanna Reid and Kate Garraway arrive for Good Morning Britain's Health Star Awards - at Hilton Park Lane on April 14, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)
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    French students and high school pupils demonstrate against the labour reform laws in Paris on April 14, 2016. The highest banner reads : 'We are no boss fodder', a play word associating the words 'cannon' with 'patrons' meaning 'boss' in French. The lowest banner reads : 'Paris university is angry, we will not let it go, withdraw of the labour law'. / AFP / THOMAS SAMSON (Photo credit should read THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images)
  • FABRICE COFFRINI via Getty Images
    Member of an inventor team, Sorawat Chivapreecha of Thailand, shows a durian fruit placed onto a microwave sensor for durian fruits maturity inspection, at the 44th International Exhibition of Inventions Geneva on April 14, 2016 in Geneva. Imagination and ingenuity of inventors is unlimited, as a special modular comfortable sofa for intimate relationships, or special shoes for toddlers who got away from their parents, amongst inventions presented at the 44th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva through April 13-17. / AFP / FABRICE COFFRINI (Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)
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    AJMER, INDIA - 2016/04/08: (EDITORS NOTE: Image contains graphic content.) An Indian ascetic Muslim uses a sharp object to self flagellate at the shrine of Sufi Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti during the Urs festival. The Urs festival commemorates the death anniversary of Chishti, founder of the Chishtiya Sufi order in India. Thousands of pilgrims from India and abroad visit the shrine, where the saints remains are entombed. (Photo by Shaukat Ahmed/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
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    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge during their hike to the Tiger's Nest Monastery, near Paro, Bhutan, during day six of the Royal tour to India and Bhutan.
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    PHILLIP ISLAND, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 15: Scott McLaughlin drives the #33 Wilson Security Racing GRM Volvo S60 during practice ahead of the Phillip Island SuperSprint at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit on April 15, 2016 in Phillip Island, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Kalisz./Getty Images)
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    PARO, BHUTAN - APRIL 15: A general view of Paro Taktsang, the Tigers Nest monastery on April 15, 2016 in Paro, Bhutan. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
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    NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 15: New York City mayor Bill de Blasio (R) and his wife Chirlane McCray (L) look on as democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at a debate watch party at Steiner Studios on April 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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    Indian paramilitary troops patrol during a tense curfew in Srinagar on April 15, 2016. A protester was killed in Indian Kashmir on April 13 as angry residents clashed with police, a day after three people died when the army fired into a crowd of civilians incensed by the alleged molestation of a girl. Authorities in the restive region had imposed a partial curfew after separatist leaders called for a general strike over the deaths of two civilian protesters and a woman working in a nearby field who was hit by a stray bullet. / AFP / TAUSEEF MUSTAFA (Photo credit should read TAUSEEF MUSTAFA/AFP/Getty Images)
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    AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - APRIL 15: Canoe Slalom paddler Mike Dawson tests the waters before the New Zealand Olympic Canoe Slalom Team Selection announcement at the Vector Wero Whitewater Park on April 15, 2016 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images for NZOC)
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    AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - APRIL 15: Canoe Slalom paddler Luuka Jones tests the waters before the New Zealand Olympic Canoe Slalom Team Selection announcement at the Vector Wero Whitewater Park on April 15, 2016 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images for NZOC)
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    An aerial view shows construction workers restoring a damaged road beside a grave yard in the town of Mashiki in Kumamoto prefecture, on April 15, 2016, after a strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake hit Japan's southwestern island of Kyushu the day before. Rescuers were rifling through the remains of collapsed building in southern Japan on April 15, after a powerful earthquake left at least nine people dead and injured hundreds, sparking fires and buckling roads. / AFP / JIJI PRESS / JIJI PRESS / Japan OUT (Photo credit should read JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)
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    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 15: DJ Tiger Lily attends the Australian launch of Ivy Park at Carriageworks on April 15, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Don Arnold/WireImage)
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    Sri Lankan participants control their bulls during a traditional cart race in Dompe, near Colombo on April 15, 2016, held to mark the Sinhala and Tamil New Year. The new year which is for both majority Sinhalese and minority Tamils dawned on April 13, but celebrations can go on for weeks. / AFP / ISHARA S.KODIKARA (Photo credit should read ISHARA S.KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)
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    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 15: Models showcase designs during the Australian launch of Ivy Park at Carriageworks on April 15, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Don Arnold/WireImage)
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    KUMAMOTO, JAPAN - APRIL 15: Rescue workers and vehicles are seen after the earthquake on April 15, 2016 in Mashiki, Kumamoto, Japan. A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.4 struck Kumamoto Prefecture on April 14, 2016. (Photo by Masterpress/Getty Images)
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    STEWART ISLAND, NEW ZEALAND - APRIL 15: A general view of Sanford's salmon farm during Prime Minister John Key's visit to Ulva Island on April 15, 2016 in Stewart Island, New Zealand. It is John Key's first visit to Stewart Island since he became Prime Minister. (Photo by Dianne Manson/Getty Images)
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    LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 15: Gary Lineker launches 'Walkers Spell & Go' at Marble Arch on April 15, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)