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Pictures Of The Day: Wednesday 1st June 2016

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01/06/2016 09:27

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 editor.

  • Red Bull
    With its stunningly symmetrical volcanic cone, Japan’s Mount Fuji may just be the most recognized mountain in the world, but on Wednesday, three Red Bull Air Race pilots –  Nigel Lamb of Great Britain, Martin Šonka of the Czech Republic and home hero Yoshihide “Yoshi” Muroya – got a breathtakingly fresh perspective of the iconic peak. Ahead of the second-ever Red Bull Air Race World Championship stop in Chiba this weekend, Muroya led his peers on a reconnaissance flight to take in the iconic snow-capped summit from their raceplanes.
  • David Parry/PA Wire
    EDITORIAL USE ONLY A miniature sculpture of Beatrix Potter character Mr. Jeremy Fisher on Westminster Bridge in London, which has been updated for the 21st Century by street artist Marcus Crocker in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the author's birth.
  • Carl Court via Getty Images
    LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 01: London mayor Sadiq Khan plays pool during a visit to Age UK Lewisham and Southwark pensioner day centre on June 1, 2016 in London, England. Mr Khan used the visit to launch VolunteersÕ Week and set out his plans to make social integration a core priority of his tenure. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
  • Alexei Druzhinin via Getty Images
    MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JUNE 1, 2016: Russia's President Vladimir Putin (C) and Russia's Healthcare Minister Veronika Skvortsova (R) visit the Dima Rogachev Federal Research Center of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Immunology. Alexei Druzhinin/Russian Presidential Press and Information Office/TASS (Photo by Alexei Druzhinin\TASS via Getty Images)
  • GUILLAUME SOUVANT via Getty Images
    Victims of the A1O higtway wait on cots at the Palais des Sports of Orleans on June 1, 2016 after torrential downpours brought cars to a standstill. The Loiret department is under red flood alert and France's weather agency Meteo France maintained today 18 departments under the orange alert. / AFP / GUILLAUME SOUVANT (Photo credit should read GUILLAUME SOUVANT/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Markus Schreiber/AP
    Commuters pack into one of the few trains running, after a strike started at the Gare Saint Lazare train station, in Paris, Wednesday, June 1, 2016. Workers at the SNCF national rail authority, whose train service will be crucial to Euro 2016 spectators, are on an open-ended strike to protest their working conditions and a controversial government labor reform. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
  • Solent News/REX/Shutterstock
    Aaron Ryder, 20, a hotel worker, of Fleetwood, Lancashire, was the first person to use the service and order a pizza on his 46 minute bus ride to work Dominos trials delivering pizza to bus stops, Lancashire, Britain - Hungry commuters can now order a pizza as they travel on the bus and have their delivery waiting for them as they pull into their chosen stop. Domino's has announced today it will start delivering to bus stops so people can dine out while they're on the move. It follows the chain's recent delivery to a passenger on board a train and Domino's is now trialling the service on the Catch 22 bus route from Mereside to Cleveleys near Blackpool, Lancs. Customers can order by phone from the menu while on board the bus and have their pizza waiting for them as they pull into their bus stop. David Woods, Domino's Blackpool operations director, said: "We love a challenge at Domino's and after successfully delivering pizza to a train we wanted to go one step further and offer people pizza to a bus.
  • Madame Tussauds
    Carrie Fisher (accompanied by her canine companion, Gary) visited Madame Tussauds London’s epic Star Wars experience today where she came face-to-face with a figure of her iconic film character, Princess Leia.  Carrie’s likeness features in a scene recreating Jabba’s Throne Room, with the gargantuan gangster himself and his sadistic court jester, Salacious B. Crumb. Fans can see this scene at the world famous attraction alongside 11 others depicting the most powerful moments from the Star Wars universe.
  • Alexei Druzhinin via Getty Images
    MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JUNE 1, 2016: Russia's President Vladimir Putin visits the Dima Rogachev Federal Research Center of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Immunology. Alexei Druzhinin/Russian Presidential Press and Information Office/TASS (Photo by Alexei Druzhinin\TASS via Getty Images)
  • WILLIAM WEST via Getty Images
    A woman passes a huge art installation called 'Sea of Hands' which consists of thousands of hands in the colours of the Aboriginal flag red, yellow, black. Part of National Reconciliation Week 2016, the installation is for Australians to reflect on Australias national identity and the place of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures in the nations story. / AFP / William WEST (Photo credit should read WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Papa Johns
    British astronaut Tim Peake has been talking about his return to Earth and says the first meal he'd like to eat is pizza. Not one to deny the wishes of the first British astronaut on the International Space Station, Papa John's have created a pizza with Tim'€™s face on it to welcome him back to earth. The pizzaâ's ingredients include pepperoni, cheese and, as a special addition, extra rocket! The take-out and pizza delivery restaurant chain will deliver a pizza of Peake’s choice when he returns back to Earth on the 18th June.
  • Lauren Hurley/PA Wire
    Chancellor George Osborne (centre) is given a tour of manufacturing firm Luna Logistics in Harlow, Essex by Charlie Walker and CEO Briege Leahy (right), during a visit on the EU referendum campaign trail.
  • ASSOCIATED PRESS
    A soldier surrounded by smoke and dust sits on top of a Belarus army self-propelled artillery tank as they head to the rehearse for the Independence Day military parade in outskirts of Minsk, Belarus, early Tuesday, May 31, 2016. The parade will take place on July 3. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
  • KENZO TRIBOUILLARD via Getty Images
    People walk next to a pneumatic in a flooded street on June 1, 2016 in Nemours. Torrential downpours have lashed parts of northern Europe in recent days, leaving four dead in Germany, breaching the banks of the Seine in Paris and flooding rural roads and villages. AFP PHOTO / KENZO TRIBOUILLARD / AFP / KENZO TRIBOUILLARD (Photo credit should read KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)
  • ONE Campaign
    Just days before the Euro 2016 football tournament kicks off in Paris, 250 international Youth Ambassadors for The ONE Campaign recreated a giant football pitch  - the business centre of the French capital - to urge world leaders to level the playing field for girls and women in developing countries. Representing 50 nationalities, the ambassadors recreated a giant football pitch on synthetic turf measuring 700sqm to highlight their game plan of empowering women and girls to help break the cycle of poverty. They unfurled a huge banner in the centre-spot, emblazoned with the message “Poverty is Sexist. Level the playing field for women and girls€ in sight of representatives from the world'€™s richest countries meeting at the OECD Forum.
  • Felipe Dana/AP
    In this May 27, 2016 photo, Popole Misenga, a refugee and judo athlete from the Democratic Republic of Congo who hopes to make the cut for the first Olympic team of refugee athletes, holds his one-year-old son Elias at their home in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Misenga fled his war-torn hometowns as a child. Civil strife in the central African nation has caused the deaths of several million people since the mid-1990s. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
  • ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Stadium workers remove rain water from a protective cover on center court at the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Tuesday, May 31, 2016. Persistent rain delayed the start of play. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
  • WOLFGANG KUMM via Getty Images
    An Airbus A350 flies over the International Aerospace Exhibition (ILA) in Schoenefeld on May 31, 2016. The Aerospace Exhibition at Schoenefeld Airport near Berlin takes place from June 1 till 4. / AFP / dpa / Wolfgang Kumm / Germany OUT (Photo credit should read WOLFGANG KUMM/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Mario Tama via Getty Images
    RECIFE, BRAZIL - MAY 31: David Henrique Ferreira, 9-months-old, who was born with microcephaly, is tested with new glasses as his mother Mylene (L) sits by on May 31, 2016 in Recife, Brazil. Microcephaly is a birth defect linked to the Zika virus where infants are born with abnormally small heads. Vision problems have been reported in some of the infants as well. The city of Recife and surrounding Pernambuco state remain the epicenter of the Zika virus outbreak, which has now spread to many countries in the Americas. A group of health experts recently called for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games to be postponed or cancelled due to the Zika threat but the WHO (World Health Organization) rejected the proposal. The Olympic torch passed through Recife today. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
  • Kraken
    The Kraken Scream van began its tour at London's renowned Battersea Park, where heavy metal fans left the mosh pit and eagerly awaited the chance to taste the UK's first black ice scream, The Kraken SCREAM.
  • Justin Sullivan via Getty Images
    EMERYVILLE, CA - MAY 31: Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks during a press conference on health care on May 31, 2016 in Emeryville, California. Bernie Sanders is campaigning in Northern California ahead of the State's presidential primary on June 7th. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
  • FABRICE COFFRINI via Getty Images
    A train makes its way at the north entrance of the new Gotthard Base Tunnel the world's longest train tunnel on the eve of its opening ceremony on May 31, 2016 in Erstfeld. The new Gotthard Base Tunnel (GBT) is set to become the world's longest railway tunnel when it opens on June 1.The 57-kilometre (35.4-mile) tunnel, which runs under the Alps, was first conceived in sketch-form in 1947 but construction began 17 years ago. / AFP / FABRICE COFFRINI (Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)
  • FRANCOIS GUILLOT via Getty Images
    The flooded Vert Galant park is pictured from the Pont Neuf bridge after the banks of the river Seine became flooded following heavy rainfalls on June 1, 2016 in Paris. Torrential downpours have lashed parts of northern Europe in recent days, leaving four dead in Germany, breaching the banks of the Seine in Paris and flooding rural roads and villages. / AFP / FRANCOIS GUILLOT (Photo credit should read FRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images)
  • .
    'TodayTix, the on-demand mobile theatre ticket app, launches their Social Ambassador programme with West End stars Carley Stenson and Roxanne Pallett in attendance to introduce attendees to the future stars of London's West End. TodayTix's Social Ambassador Programme has chosen six leading representatives out of almost 200 entrants to give a voice, opportunity and platform to young performers who want to be creative online, as well as on the stage'
  • FABRICE COFFRINI via Getty Images
    Artists perform during a show on the opening day of the Gotthard rail tunnel at the fairground Rynaecht at the northern portal in Erstfeld, Switzerland, on June 1, 2016. The new Gotthard Base Tunnel (GBT) is set to become the world's longest railway tunnel when it opens on June 1. The 57-kilometre (35.4-mile) tunnel, which runs under the Alps, was first conceived in sketch-form in 1947 but construction began 17 years ago. / AFP / FABRICE COFFRINI (Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)
  • PETER KLAUNZER via Getty Images
    People perform on the old Gotthard diligence during the opening show directed by German director Volker Hesse, on the opening day of the Gotthard rail tunnel, the longest rail tunnel in the world, at the fairground Rynaecht at the northern portal in Erstfeld, Switzerland, on June 1, 2016. The new Gotthard Base Tunnel (GBT) is set to become the world's longest railway tunnel when it opens on June 1. The 57-kilometre (35.4-mile) tunnel, which runs under the Alps, was first conceived in sketch-form in 1947 but construction began 17 years ago. / AFP / POOL / PETER KLAUNZER (Photo credit should read PETER KLAUNZER/AFP/Getty Images)
  • COLE BURSTON via Getty Images
    The view of a burned out trailer park inside Fort McMurray, Alberta on June 1, 2016. Tens of thousands of Fort McMurray residents were expected to begin trickling back into the Canadian oil city ravaged by wildfires Wednesday after the blaze was declared no longer a threat. / AFP / Cole Burston (Photo credit should read COLE BURSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Chris Jackson via Getty Images
    LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 01: Queen Elizabeth II watches the unveiling of a bronze bust of herself during a visit to the Honourable Artillery Company on June 1, 2016 in London, England. The engagement marks the Queen becoming the longest serving Captain-General of the Company. (Photo by Chris Jackson - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
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