Pictures Of The Day: Wednesday 25th May 2016

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25/05/2016 09:16

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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    NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - MAY 25: William Cooper of Redding, California, yawns as he waits for his turn to spell during the 2016 Scripps National Spelling Bee May 25, 2016 in National Harbor, Maryland. Students from across the country gathered to compete for top honor of the annual spelling championship. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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    LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn holds a t shirt with the slogan'Save Our Steel' as he join steels workers on college green at the end of a march through Whitehall on May 25, 2016 in London, England. Steelworkers marched through Westminster today to highlight the crisis in the steel industy. A shortlist of bidders is currently being drawn up for the UK assets of Tata Steel. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
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    Syaal Sharifzad, 12, of Monterey, Calif., listens to other spellers during the preliminaries of the 2016 National Spelling Bee, in National Harbor, Md., Wednesday, May 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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    Top Gear presenters (left to right) Chris Harris, Rory Reid, Sabine Schmitz, Chris Evans, Eddie Jordan and The Stig, during the launch of the car show at Dunsfold Aerodrome in Surrey, which returns to BBC Two on May 29 at 8pm.
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    Samuel Littrell, 14, of Placentia, Calif., competes during the preliminaries of the 2016 National Spelling Bee, in National Harbor, Md., Wednesday, May 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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    The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall sample award-winning sausages made by brothers Diarmuid (left) and Ernan McGettigan at McGettigan's butcher's shop in Donegal Town, as Charles visits the Republic of Ireland in the latest royal bid to solidify transformed Anglo-Irish relations.
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    LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Sadiq Khan attends his first Mayor's question time at City Hall on May 25, 2016 in London, England. The new London Mayor, elected in May, answers questions from the Assembly in public on Londons economy and the EU, affordable rents and housing and FGM at his first Mayors Question Time. The Mayor is questioned by the Assembly ten times a year to hold his administration to account. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
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    A giant inflatable elephant emblazoned with 'Gatwick 2nd Runway' passes the Houses of Parliament in central London, to demonstrate concerns that new runway at Gatwick Airport risks becoming a 'white elephant'.
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    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 25: A man takes a photo inside the 'Cathedral of Light' at The Royal Botanic Gardens on May 25, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. Held annually, Vivid Sydney is the world's largest festival of light, music and ideas. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)
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    Riot police stand guard behind a fire as refinery workers hold a blockade of the oil depot of Douchy-Les-Mines to protest against the government's proposed labour reforms, on May 25, 2016. Refinery workers stepped up strikes that threaten to paralyse France weeks ahead of the Euro 2016 tournament as the government moved to break their blockades, escalating a three-month tug-of-war over labour reforms. / AFP / François LO PRESTI (Photo credit should read FRANCOIS LO PRESTI/AFP/Getty Images)
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    LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 25: Suzie Kennedy, the world's leading Marilyn Monroe lookalike, launches Marilyn Monroe: Legacy of a Legend exhibition at Design Centre on May 25, 2016 in London, England. Suzie is wearing the actual dress worn by Marilyn in 'Some Like It Hot' excpected to fetch up to $400,000 at Julien's Auctions in November. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images for Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour ) *** Local Caption *** Suzie Kennedy
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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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    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 25: Dairy Farmer Ben Govett walks 'Sary' the dairy cow along Swanston Street on May 25, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. The Federal Government is expected to announce an assistance package for dairy farmers, who have been struggling due to falling milk prices in recent months. (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images)
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    Keira Knightley Attending The Premiere Of Anna Karenina, At The Odeon Cinema In Leicester Square, London. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
    Protesters help a fellow demonstrator who was affected by the smoke and pepper spray used by police to disburse the crowd outside a rally for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in Albuquerque, N.M., Tuesday, May 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)
    Women and children separate grain from soil, after the driver of a truck lost control of a vehicle which spilled grain, in the forest in Machinga, about 200 kilometers north east of Blantyre, Malawi, Tuesday, May 24, 2016. Hundreds of villagers thronged the spot and helped themselves to some of the grain. About 2.8 million Malawians - nearly 20 percent of the population - face food insecurity, making the country one of the worst hit in Southern Africa. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
    San Francisco Giants' Gregor Blanco, right, scores past the tag attempt from San Diego Padres catcher Derek Norris on a single by Denard Span during the third inning of a baseball game Tuesday, May 24, 2016, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
    A barber cuts his client's hair under the staircase of his apartment building in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, May 24, 2016. Cuba says it will legalize small and medium-sized private businesses by adding a category of small, mid-sized and “micro” private business to the Communist party’s master plan for social and economic development. The government currently allows private enterprise by self-employed workers in several hundred job categories ranging from restaurant owner to hairdresser. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)
    Riot police block off the Albuquerque Convention Center to anti-Trump protests following a rally and speech by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at the convention center where the event was held, in Albuquerque, N.M., Tuesday, May 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
    Rope access technicians paste a giant picture on the Louvre Pyramid as part of JR project in Paris, Tuesday, May 24, 2016. For his latest bold project, street artist JR is creating an eye-tricking installation at the Louvre Museum that makes it seem as if the huge glass pyramid at the heart of the courtyard has disappeared. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
    Police spray protestors with a water cannon during a trade union protest in Brussels on Tuesday, May 24, 2016. Tens of thousands of demonstrators marched through the center of the capital to protest the center-right government’s social and economic policies which trade unions say cuts deep into the foundations of Belgium’s welfare state. (AP Photo/Aurore Belot)
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    TOPSHOT - Belgium's riot police arrest a demonstrator during a national anti-austerity demonstration on May 24, 2016, in Brussels. Belgian trade unions called for mass protests against the centre-right government's proposed work reforms as they plan rallies and strikes over the next few months. / AFP / BELGA / ERIC LALMAND / Belgium OUT (Photo credit should read ERIC LALMAND/AFP/Getty Images)
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    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 25: A tree is illuminated during the 'Garden of Light' display at The Royal Botanic Gardens on May 25, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. Held annually, Vivid Sydney is the world's largest festival of light, music and ideas. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)
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    WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 24: A U.S. Capitol Police officer humorously reacts to Code Pink for Peace activist Medea Benjamin's protest sign before a hearing of the House Foreign Affairs Committee's Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade Subcommittee about U.S.-Saudi Arabia counterterrorism relationship in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill May 24, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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    TOPSHOT - A Pakistani health worker administers polio vaccine drops to a child during a door-to-door polio campaign in Karachi on May 24, 2016. Pakistan is one of only three countries in the world where polio remains endemic but years of efforts to stamp it out have been badly hit by reluctance from parents, opposition from militants and attacks on immunisation teams. / AFP / ASIF HASSAN (Photo credit should read ASIF HASSAN/AFP/Getty Images)
    A passer by looks towards six-foot model of a monkey sitting on Westminster Bridge, to mark the launch of The Body Shop's new Bio-Bridges programme, in London, Tuesday, May 24, 2016, with Big Ben's clock tower in background. The project aims to regenerate 75 million square metres of forest to protect it from exploitation, poaching and sustainable harvesting.(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
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    ARLINGTON, VA - MAY 24: Canadian Armed Forces Snowbirds air demonstration aircrafts fly in formation over the Air Force Memorial May 24, 2016 in Arlington, Virginia. The ten CT-114 Tutors aircrafts participated in the flyover above the U.S. capital to mark 'the bond between Canada and the United States and the ongoing preparations for celebrations to mark CanadaÕs 150th anniversary in 2017,' according to a news release. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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    BEIJING, CHINA - MAY 23: (CHINA OUT) Double rainbow appears on sky after an evening rain on May 23, 2016 in Beijing, China. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)
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    Julia Bradbury camps out on top of the O2 Arena in east London to celebrate the Duke of Edinburgh's Awards Diamond Anniversary, and the Camping and Caravanning Club's National Week.
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    An urban fox cub examines a photographer's equipment as it emerges from its den to look for food near Tynemouth on North Tyneside.
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