Pictures Of The Day: Friday 6th May 2016

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06/05/2016 08:31

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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    EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - MAY 06: Nicola Sturgeon announces she won't form a coalition but that her government will be inclusive at Holyrood on May 6, 2016 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Nicola Sturgeon, leading the Scottish National Party, won a historic third term at the Holyrood elections overnight. The SNP will likely form a minority government after failing to win a majority taking 63 seats out of a possible 129. The Conservative Party became the second largest party pushing Labour into third place. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
    Kentucky Derby entrant Mor Spirit gets a bath after a workout at Churchill Downs Friday, May 6, 2016, in Louisville, Ky. The 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby is scheduled for Saturday, May 7. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
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    BERKHAMSTED, ENGLAND - MAY 06: Queen Elizabeth II, Patron, Berkhamsted School, inspects a Guard of Honour formed from the school's Combined Cadet Force, as part of the school's 475th Anniversary celebrations, at Berkhamsted School on May 6, 2016 in Berkhamsted, England. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
  • John Stillwell/PA Wire
    The Duchess of Cornwall (centre) with (left to right) Sophie Turner, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Evans and Helen George at BBC Radio 2's headquarters in London, as she joined the judging panel for the station's 500 Words children's creative writing competition.
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    TOPSHOT - Russian conductor Valery Gergiev leads a concert in the amphitheatre of the ancient city of Palmyra on May 5, 2016. / AFP / VASILY MAXIMOV (Photo credit should read VASILY MAXIMOV/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Mark Blinch / Reuters
    Smoke billows from the Fort McMurray wildfires as a truck drives down the highway in Kinosis, Alberta, Canada, May 5, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Blinch
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    Nepalese Hindu devotees take part in rituals to mark the Mother's Day Festival at Matathirtha on the outskirts of Kathmandu on May 6, 2016. Nepalese Hindu devotees come from across the country to bathe, offer prayers and leave offerings at the Matathirtha Temple during the event, which honours mothers who have passed away. / AFP / PRAKASH MATHEMA (Photo credit should read PRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Matt Alexander/PA Wire
    Lauren Pope DJs as a shower of petals fall at the Boots UK #PetalParty, which is being held to raise awareness of how to tackle the effects of night-time hayfever, at St Christopher's Place in London.
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    Participants compete in the Tahiti Pearl Regatta, in the South Pacific off the coast of the French polynesia island of Tahiti, on May 6, 2016. Over the years, the Tahiti Pearl Regatta has become the largest Pacific Islands regatta. The route takes the boats between the islands of Raiatea, Bora Bora, Huahine and Tahaa. / AFP / ��Gregory Boissy (Photo credit should read GREGORY BOISSY/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Motorists travel south on Alberta Highway 63 as the setting sun illuminates a huge plume of smoke from wildfires burning in the distance rising over Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, on Wednesday, May 4, 2016. A fire fueled by shifting winds that forced more than 80,000 people to flee their homes and threatened the business district of oil-sands hub Fort McMurray, Canada, raged out of control Wednesday after consuming 80 square kilometers (30 square miles) of land and damaging 1,600 buildings. Photographer: Darryl Dyck/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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    ISE, JAPAN - MAY 05: Sun rise between the 'Meoto-Iwa' or couple rocks and over the sea ahead of the Oshimenawahari ceremony at Futami Okitama Shrine on May 5, 2016 in Ise, Japan. The Oshimenawahari ceremony is held three times a year to exchange the 35 meters long heavy rope made of rice straw that connects the sacred Couple Rock - one small, one big. The Couple Rock serves as a gate to the Okitama Shrine, dedicated to the god Sarutahiko and goddess Ukanomitama from Japanese myth. (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe/Getty Images)
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    SRINAGAR, KASHMIR, INDIA - MAY 05: Kashmiri Muslim women pray as a head priest displays the holy relic believed to be the whisker from the beard of the Prophet Mohammed on the occasion of the Muslim festival Mehraj-u-Alam, which marks ascension day, the journey from earth to heavens of the Prophet Mohammed, at the Hazratbal Shrine on May 05, 2016 in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian administered Kashmir, India. Every year thousands of Muslim devotees from across Kashmir throng the Hazratbal shrine in central Srinagar for prayers and to have a glimpse of the Moi-e-Muqaddas, Holy Relic of Prophet Mohammed, displayed for public viewing on ten occasions in a year , including Meraj-ul Alam , the night Muslims believe Prophet Mohammed ascended to the heaven. (Photo by Yawar Nazir/Getty Images)
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    A photographer takes a picture of a television screen showing file footage of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, at a railway station in Seoul on May 6, 2016. North Korea raised the curtain on May 6 on its biggest political show for a generation, aimed at cementing the absolute rule of leader Kim Jong-Un and shadowed by the possibility of an imminent nuclear test. / AFP / JUNG YEON-JE (Photo credit should read JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Australian Ballet dancers in white swan tutus pose during a media on a 20-metre barge in Penrith Lakes in western Sydney on May 6, 2016. / AFP / SAEED KHAN (Photo credit should read SAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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    TORONTO, ON- MAY 5: Toronto T-shirts are laid out for the game in a 6IX pattern as the Toronto Raptors play the Miami Heat in game two of their Eastern Conference Semifinal at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. May 5, 2016. (Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
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    LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 06: Sophie Turner seen at BBC Radio 2 on May 06, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/Alex Huckle/GC Images)
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    Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn (C) leaves his home in London on May 6, 2016. Early results Friday from British local and regional elections seen as a key test for opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn showed strong gains for Scottish nationalists, as London looked set to elect its first Muslim mayor. / AFP / JUSTIN TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
    People relax behind a Japanese blooming cherry tree at the horticultural exhibition 'ega' in Erfurt, Germany, Friday, May 6, 2016. Weather forecasts predict good weather conditions in Germany for the upcoming days. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
    Wafts of mist hang over the meadows just before sunrise close to the German-Polish border near Reitwein, eastern Germany, Friday, May 6, 2016. (Patrick Pleul/dpa via AP)
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