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Pictures Of The Day: Thursday 26th May 2016

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26/05/2016 08:35

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.

  • Rick Findler/PA Wire
    Football manager Jose Mourinho outside his house in central London.
  • Shalabh Sharma
    "Mars, Saturn, Antares and the milky way" The biggest spot in the picture is Mars, left to it is Saturn and Lower one is Antares. The structures in the foreground are Tufa towers (limestone towers).
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    A picture taken on May 26, 2016 on the French island of La Reunion shows lava during the eruption of the Piton de la Fournaise volcano, in an unhabitated area. The last Piton de la Fournaise's eruption occured on October 30, 2015. / AFP / RICHARD BOUHET (Photo credit should read RICHARD BOUHET/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Danny Lawson/PA Wire
    Sculptor Lucy Wayam with her untitled work constructed using mop heads during the Edinburgh College of Art degree show preview.
  • Aaron Chown / SWNS.com
    Rock icon Ozzy Osborne gets star billing in his native Birmingham by having a Midland Metro tram named after him. . The Prince of Darkness has been in the city to meet the tram bearing his name this morning Thursday 26 May, 2016. The Aston-born frontman of legendary Birmingham band Black Sabbath was at the new Corporation Street stop at 11am to launch the vehicle. Ozzy said: It's a great honour to have a new tram named after me, I 'm proud to be a Brummie and this means so much.
  • Matt Alexander/PA Wire
    EDITORIAL USE ONLY A 12ft pedal-powered mechanical model hamster is unveiled at Clapham Common in London this morning,Êwhich has been created in the likeness of Jaffa the hamster, who is listed as one of the 10 oddest discoveries made by Kwik Fit technicians in customerÕs cars when he was returned to his six-year-old owner after escaping from his cage.
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    Mandatory Credit: Photo by Imaginechina/REX/Shutterstock (5694971g) Chinese enthusiasts perform yoga on a glass skywalk on the cliff of a mountain at Qingjiang Fangshan Scenic Spot in Yichang city, central China's Hubei province Yoga enthusiasts on glass skywalk, Yichang, China - 24 May 2016 Dozens of yoga fans performed yoga on a glass skywalk on the cliff of a mountain at Qingjiang Fangshan Scenic Spot in Yichang, central China's Hubei province on Tuesday (24 May 2016). The 7,500-meter cliff road consists of a 6,300-meter rock passage and a 236-meter glass road. The cliff road is 166-meter high above the valley
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    Mandatory Credit: Photo by REX/Shutterstock (5694944d) MAIN IMAGE sequence 4 - The dolphin at the height of its leap after breaching from the water Dolphin leaps amazing 16ft out of the sea, New Quay, Wales - 11 May 2016 This is the moment a dolphin stunned watchers by leaping an amazing 16ft - or the height of a double decker bus - out of the water. Holidaymakers and locals alike were shocked when the bottlenose dolphin breached vertically over 5m out of the sea near New Quay, Wales. The moment was caught on camera by dolphin-spotting boat skipper and photographer Jonathan Evans. And despite countless dolphin encounters over the years even he was shocked to see the height that the acrobatic dolphin achieved. The dolphin's medal winning leap took place after approximately ten of the animals surrounded the boat playing and giving a show for the watching tourists. A typical bottlenose dolphin breach is only the depth of the body of a dolphin, between one and two meters or 3- 6 feet. Jonathan comments: "Seeing such acrobatics is a joy but capturing it on camera for others to see is a bonus".
  • Jennifer Khordi
    "Tonight's incredible waning moon rise over the @empirestatebldg lit up green and red for the 120th anniversary of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. What an amazing sight to see as I stood in the mosquito laden marshland and trash in New Jersey." Image courtesy of Jennifer Khordi
  • Disney/PA Wire
    Disney of an illustration by Mark Burgess of Winnie-the-Pooh with the Queen from a new adventure story which sees the bear of very little brain meet the Queen for the first time that has been released to celebrate both of their 90th birthdays.
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    Handout image issued by Disney of an illustration by Mark Burgess of Piglet with Prince George from a new adventure story which sees Winnie-the-Pooh meet the Queen for the first time that has been released to celebrate both of their 90th birthdays.
  • Arnulfo Franco/AP
    A trainer walks on a replica of the canal while a Panama Canal pilot maneuvers a miniature tugboat during a training day on the scale model maneuvering training facility of the Panama Canal, in the outskirts of Panama City, Wednesday, May 25, 2016. The recently inaugurated scale training facility of the Panama Canal provides a realistic training and experience on maneuvering for Canal pilots and tugboat captains. The Panama Canal expansion will be inaugurated on June 26. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)
  • Eugene Hoshiko/AP
    Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron, left, and Japanese Prime Minister Shizo Abe shake hands prior to their meeting ahead of the summit of the leaders of the Group of Seven industrialized nations in Ise, central Japan, Wednesday, May 25, 2016. Japan hosts G-7 meetings in the Ise-Shima region on May 26 and 27. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
  • Andrew Grey
    75% of dog owners say that having a dog reduces feelings of loneliness. Dogs and their owners in Bermondsey Street, London, prepare for The Big Lunch taking place on 12th June. More than 7 million neighbours and around 1million dogs took part in The Big Lunch in 2015.
  • Formula E
    Formula E, the world's first fully-electric racing series is returning to London for a finale double-header in Battersea on the 2nd and 3rd July, 2016 and under 16’s go for free. The championship sees nine teams, each with two drivers, racing on temporary city-centre circuits to create a unique and exciting race series, designed to appeal to motorsport fans – young and old. London’s Sam Bird (pictured) will be looking to repeat his success from last year’s finale, while the likes of Sebastien Buemi, Nelson Piquet Jr, and Bruno Senna will also be on the grid. 
  • Thanassis Stavrakis/AP
    Greek torchbearer Pyrros Dimas, three times Olympic Gold Medalist weightlifter, accompanied by his children lights the cauldron with the Olympic Flame in front of Parthenon temple atop of the Acropolis Hill in Athens on Tuesday, April 26, 2016. The flame arrives in Brazil on May 3, and will be relayed across the vast country by about 12,000 torchbearers before the Aug. 5 opening ceremony in Rio de Janeiro's Maracana Stadium. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
  • Jens Meyer/AP
    Thousands of runners take off at the start of the "GutsMuths Rennsteiglauf" cross country run, Europe's most popular cross-country race, in Neuhaus am Rennweg, central Germany, Saturday, May 21, 2016. GutsMuths run gathered more than 16,000 runners from 26 countries this year. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
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    German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) is welcomed by Shinto priests as she arrives at Ise-Jingu Shrine in the city of Ise in Mie prefecture, on May 26, 2016, on the first day of the G7 leaders summit. World leaders kick off two days of G7 talks in Japan on May 26 with the creaky global economy, terrorism, refugees, China's controversial maritime claims, and a possible Brexit headlining their packed agenda. / AFP / STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN (Photo credit should read STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Alex Dobre/AP
    Dinamo's Patrick Ekeng of Cameroon is placed on a stretcher after collapsing during a league game in Bucharest, Romania, Friday, May 6, 2016. Dinamo Bucharest player Patrick Ekeng died after he collapsed during a match in the Romanian capital on Friday, doctors said. He was 26. (AP Photo/Alex Dobre) ROMANIA OUT
  • Orlin Wagner/AP
    Lightning from a severe storm fills the sky behind a grain elevator in Belvue, Kan., Wednesday, May 25, 2016. The storm produced tornadoes near Chapman, Kan. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
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    (L to R) German Chancellor Angela Merkel, US President Barack Obama, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and French President Francois Hollande take part in a tree-planting ceremony on the grounds at Ise-Jingu Shrine in the city of Ise in Mie prefecture, on May 26, 2016 on the first day of the G7 leaders summit. World leaders kicked off two days of G7 talks in Japan on May 26 with the creaky global economy, terrorism, refugees, China's controversial maritime claims, and a possible Brexit headlining their packed agenda. / AFP / STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN (Photo credit should read STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Workers gather near a construction crane which collapsed at a construction site Thursday, May 26, 2016 in the financial district of Makati city, Manila, Philippines. The falling crane injured two two people and damaged electric poles and a passing taxi car. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
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    US First Lady Michelle Obama addresses the White House Turnaround Arts Talent Show at the White House May 25, 2016 in Washington, DC, USA.
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    ANAHEIM, CA - MAY 25: Protesters stomp on a Donald Trump pinata near a campaign rally by presumptive GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump at the Anaheim Convention Center on May 25, 2016 in Anaheim, California. Previous visits by the candidate to Orange County have sparked in protests that resulted in some arrests. The presidential candidates are campaigning in Southern California for the June 7 California primary. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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    (From L) European Council President Donald Tusk, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, US President Barack Obama, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, French President Francois Hollande, British Prime Minister David Cameron, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker pose for the family photo during the first day of the Group of Seven (G7) summit meetings in Ise city on May 26, 2016. World leaders kick off two days of G7 talks in Japan on May 26 with the creaky global economy, terrorism, refugees, China's controversial maritime claims, and a possible Brexit headlining their packed agenda. / AFP / AFP POOL / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
    ISE, JAPAN - MAY 26 : (From L) Eikei Suzuki, governor of Mie Prefecture, European Council President Donald Tusk, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, US President Barack Obama, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, French President Francois Hollande, British Prime Minister David Cameron, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker participate to the tree planting ceremony at Ise-Jingu Shrine during the first day of the G7 leaders summit in the city of Ise in Mie prefecture, Japan on May 26, 2016. (Photo by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan / Handout/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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    DAYTON, OH - MAY 25: In this handout image supplied by SI2, A selfie picture showing Swiss adventurer Bertrand Piccard onboard Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) during his flight from Dayton, Oklahoma to Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, where he landed today, May 25 2016. The flight, that took 16 hours 47 minutes and 649 miles (1'044 km) at an average speed of 38.65 mph (62.20 km/h) and maximum altitude of 15'000 feet (4'572 m), is part of the attempt to achieve the first ever Round-The-World Solar Flight, the goal of which is to demonstrate how modern clean technologies can achieve the impossible. As soon as possible, weather permitting, Andre Borschberg will pilot Si2 to New York City completing the crossing of the United States (Photo by Christophe Chammartin/ SI2 via Getty Images)
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    LEHIGH VALLEY, PA - MAY 25: In this handout image supplied by SI2, Swiss adventurers Andre Borschberg (left) and Bertrand Piccard (right) pose with team members after Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) has landed at Lehigh Valley International Airport, Pennsylvania, with Bertrand Piccard at the controls, on 25 May at 8:49pm local time (UTC-4) after taking off from Dayton International Airport, Ohio, the same morning at 4:02am local time (UTC-4). The flight, that took 16 hours 47 minutes and 649 miles (1'044 km) at an average speed of 38.65 mph (62.20 km/h) and maximum altitude of 15'000 feet (4'572 m), is part of the attempt to achieve the first ever Round-The-World Solar Flight, the goal of which is to demonstrate how modern clean technologies can achieve the impossible. As soon as possible, weather permitting, Andre Borschberg will pilot Si2 to New York City completing the crossing of the United States. (Photo by 2016 Christophe Chammartin /SI2 via Getty Images)
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