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Pictures Of The Day: Wednesday 18th May 2016

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18/05/2016 09:14

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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    ANTALYA, TURKEY - MAY 18: Kursunlu Waterfall is seen in Antalya province in Turkey on May 18, 2016 as Antalya will be the host the conference for the Istanbul Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries. Kursunlu waterfall situated in the midst of a pine forest of exceptional beauty, and the environs provide a picnic and pleasure spot about twenty minutes by car from the centre of the city of Antalya. (Photo by Aykut Unlupinar/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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    NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 18: Actress Michelle Dockery attends Turner Upfront 2016 arrivals at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on May 18, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for Turner)
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    PARIS, FRANCE - MAY 18: Firefighters extinguish the fire as a police car burns during a demonstration against police brutality on May 18, 2016 in Paris, France. Around 200 people demonstrated against police brutality, despite the demonstration being forbidden by the police department. (Photo by Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images)
  • Chessington
    Chessington World of Adventures Resort has become the first theme park to trial 'FlyFi'; a brand new, unique internet service. This new service combines the natural flying power of the macaw along with a strong Wifi signal to make sure that adventurous campers can stay connected during their stay at the new Explorer Glamping site.
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    BASEL, SWITZERLAND - MAY 18: Liverpool fans light flares as they enjoy the atmosphere and sunshine in the city centre prior to the UEFA Europa League Final match between Liverpool and Sevilla at St. Jakob-Park on May 18, 2016 in Basel, Switzerland. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
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    BASEL, SWITZERLAND - MAY 18: Liverpool fans enjoy the atmosphere and sunshine in the city centre prior to the UEFA Europa League Final match between Liverpool and Sevilla at St. Jakob-Park on May 18, 2016 in Basel, Switzerland. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
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    LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 18: Queen Elizabeth II reads the Queen's Speech on her thrown as Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh listens during State Opening of Parliament in the House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster on May 18, 2016 in London, England. The State Opening of Parliament is the formal start of the parliamentary year. This year's Queen's Speech, setting out the government's agenda for the coming session, is expected to outline policy on prison reform, tuition fee rises and reveal the potential site of a UK spaceport. (Photo by Alastair Grant - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
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    LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 18: Prime Minister David Cameron (L) and Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn (C) walk as Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond trails behind to the House of Lords for the State Opening of Parliament at the Palace of Westminster on May 18, 2016 in London, England. The State Opening of Parliament is the formal start of the parliamentary year. This year's Queen's Speech, setting out the government's agenda for the coming session, is expected to outline policy on prison reform, tuition fee rises and reveal the potential site of a UK spaceport. (Photo by Stefan Rousseau - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
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    LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 18: Prime Minister David Cameron (R) and Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn (R) walk to the House of Lords for the State Opening of Parliament at the Palace of Westminster on May 18, 2016 in London, England. The State Opening of Parliament is the formal start of the parliamentary year. This year's Queen's Speech, setting out the government's agenda for the coming session, is expected to outline policy on prison reform, tuition fee rises and reveal the potential site of a UK spaceport. (Photo by Stefan Wermuth - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
  • Brett Cove / Barcroft Images
    LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 17: Myleene Klass seen at Arqiva Commercial Radio Awards in Roundhouse Camden on May 17, 2016 in London, England. PHOTOGRAPH BY Brett Cove / Barcroft Images London-T:+44 207 033 1031 E:hello@barcroftmedia.com - New York-T:+1 212 796 2458 E:hello@barcroftusa.com - New Delhi-T:+91 11 4053 2429 E:hello@barcroftindia.com www.barcroftimages.com
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    CAP D'ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 17: Kris Jenner (L) and Kim Kardashian attends the De Grisogono Party during the annual 69th Cannes Film Festival at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 17, 2016 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage)
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    BEIJING, CHINA - MAY 18: (CHINA OUT) (L-R) American actor Evan Peters, English actress Sophie Turner and American director Bryan Singer attend the press conference of Bryan Singer's film 'X-Men: Apocalypse' on May 18, 2016 in Beijing, China. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)
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    BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 18: Leicester City goal keeper Kasper Schmeichel arrives in Bangkok for the Post-Season Tour of Bangkok on May 18, 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand. (Photo by Plumb Images/Leicester City FC via Getty Images)
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    BANGKOK, THAILAND - MAY 18: Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri arrives in Bangkok for the Post-Season Tour of Bangkok on May 18, 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand. (Photo by Plumb Images/Leicester City FC via Getty Images)
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    *** EXCLUSIVE - VIDEO AVAILABLE *** WADI RUM, JORDAN - APRIL 19: Free-climber Leo Houlding, 35, scaling the Pillar of Wisdom - at 350 metres high, on April 19, 2016 in Wadi Rum, Jordan. A BRITISH climber has become the first person to solo climb Jordan?s iconic 350-metre-high Pillar of Wisdom. Leo Houlding, from Cumbria, scaled the giant sandstone tower in Wadi Rum - also known as the Valley of the Moon - in the south of the country. The natural structure rises out of the Jordanian desert at an incredible 350 metres, making it larger than the Eiffel Tower. The 35-year-old carried out the ascent as part of ?Conquer the Uncharted?, a new series launched by PlayStation to mark the critically acclaimed action adventure game, ?Uncharted 4: A Thief?s End?. PHOTOGRAPH BY Barcroft Images / PlayStation London-T:+44 207 033 1031 E:hello@barcroftmedia.com - New York-T:+1 212 796 2458 E:hello@barcroftusa.com - New Delhi-T:+91 11 4053 2429 E:hello@barcroftindia.com www.barcroftimages.com
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    The Flying Scotsman train makes its way across the Forth Rail Bridge as it continues its tour of Britain.
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    Queen Elizabeth II, Colonel-in-Chief of The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment, appears watery eyed as she attends The Duke of Lancaster's Regimental Memorial Dedication at the National Memorial Arboretum on May 17, 2016 in Stafford, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
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    Queen Elizabeth II, Colonel-in-Chief of The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment, wipes her eyes as she attends The Duke of Lancaster's Regimental Memorial Dedication at the National Memorial Arboretum on May 17, 2016 in Stafford, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
  • ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Women march holding a banner that reads in Portuguese "Temer out" during a protest against Brazil's acting President Michel Temer, and in support of Brazil's suspended President Dilma Rousseff, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday, May 17, 2016. Temer assumed the presidency last week after President Dilma Rousseff was impeached and suspended for allegedly employing accounting tricks to hide gaping deficits in the federal budget. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
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    San Jose Sharks right wing Joel Ward (42) and St. Louis Blues center Paul Stastny (26) battle for the puck and during the third period in Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference finals, Tuesday, May 17, 2016, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
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    A protester sets up paper grave markers during a protest to against the visit of Zhang Dejiang, chairman of China's National People's Congress, to Hong Kong, Tuesday, May 17, 2016. Hong Kong authorities rolled out a massive security operation on Tuesday as they brace for protests during a top Beijing official's visit to the semiautonomous city, which has been the scene of rising discontent with Chinese rule.Hong Kong, Tuesday, May 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
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    A gull rests on a driftwood on a pond at a forest near the village of Svisloch, 30 km (19 miles) east of Belarus capital Minsk, Tuesday, May 17, 2016, as spring weather is established across Belarus. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
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    Performers prepare backstage to take part in rehearsals ahead of the First World Conference on Tourism for Development to be held this week in Beijing, China, Tuesday, May 17, 2016. State leaders and tourism ministers from various countries are expected to attend the 4 days conference with the theme "Tourism for Peace and Development". (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
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    Youth throws a stick on riot police officers during a protest in Paris, Tuesday, May 17, 2016. Truckers blocked French highways and workers marched through city streets Tuesday to protest longer working hours, but President Francois Hollande is insisting he won't abandon the labor reforms that sparked their anger. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
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    TOPSHOT - British Prime Minister David Cameron addresses members of a World Economic Forum event focusing on Britain's EU referendum in London on May 17, 2016. / AFP / POOL / Frank Augstein (Photo credit should read FRANK AUGSTEIN/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Lintao Zhang via Getty Images
    BEIJING, CHINA - MAY 17: A model showcases designs on the runway at College of Textile & Garment, Southwest University Graduate Show during the day three of China Graduate Fashion Week at the 751 D.Park on May 17, 2016 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
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    TOPSHOT - (From 3rdL) German actor Lars Eidinger, US actress Kristen Stewart, French director Olivier Assayas, Austrian actress Nora von Waldstatten and French actress Sigrid Bouaziz arrive on May 17, 2016 for the screening of the film 'Personal Shopper' at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP / ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT (Photo credit should read ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Lady Gaga On The Catwalk During The Philip Treacy Fashion Show, Held At The Royal Courts Of Justice As Part Of London Fashion Week. (Photo by John Phillips/UK Press via Getty Images)
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    ANNAPOLIS, MD - MAY 17: Female Naval Academy plebes perform push ups with a twelve foot log on top of them during the annual Sea Trials May 17, 2016 at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. The Naval Academy freshman class endures 14 hours of rigorous physical and mental challenges during the annual Sea Trials training exercise as part of the culmination of their freshman year at the academy. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
  • Steve Parsons/PA Wire
    Britain's first astronaut Helen Sharman at the Science Museum in London with the space suit she wore 25 years ago on her journey into space.
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