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Pictures Of The Day: Wednesday 8th June 2016

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08/06/2016 12:23

Pictures of the day from The Huffington Post UK brings you the very best news and sports images from around the world.

  • Jens Meyer/AP
    Two white lion cubs are presented during a press event at the zoo in Magdeburg, Germany, Wednesday, June 8, 2016. The young lions were born on 26 April 2016. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
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    Scaling the rooftops of London, British heptathlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson embodies the Mirror's Edge Catalyst game character 'Faith', to launch a new parkour delivery service with freerunning group 3Run. Mirror's Edge Catalyst is out today on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Origin for PC.
  • Brian Lawless/PA Wire
    Male orangutan Sibu, 37, in Dublin Zoo's newly opened 'Orangutan Forest' which will be home to the group of Bornean orangutans at the zoo.
  • Steve Parsons/PA Wire
    LEGOLAND Windsor Resort in Windsor unveils a miniature street party outside a model of Buckingham Palace in Miniland ahead of the Patron's Lunch on The Mall in London to mark the Queen's official 90th birthday on June 12.
  • BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI via Getty Images
    People wait before being allowed on the property to line up for tickets to a memorial service outside the KFC Yum! Center for boxing legend Muhammad Ali, on June 8, 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky. Muhammad Ali's hometown is ready to 'welcome the world' for this week's ceremonies honoring the late boxing legend, Louisville's mayor said Tuesday, with a huge public procession set for 'The Greatest.' / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Barcroft Images / PlayStation
    A composite image of kayaker Pedro Oliva's route down the Juruena waterfall in the Amazon rain forest on May 4, 2016 in Amazon Rainforest, Brazil. DETERMINED kayaker Pedro Oliva has conquered the 82-feet-high Juruena waterfall in the Amazon rainforest in a stunning display of human bravery - after he failed five years ago. Pedro successfully plunged over the violent falls and emerged alive, following an agonising wait from his support team. Thrown from his kayak in the impact, Pedro eventually emerged from the swirling water to celebrate his achievement.
    'Conquer the Uncharted' is a new series launched by PlayStation to mark the release of game, 'Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End'.
  • Alton Towers
    Alton Towers Resort has honoured astronaut Tim Peake by gifting him the Freedom of the Park and his own virtual reality headset to ensure he can have easy access back to space on Galactica
    The honour comes as Major Peake begins preparing for his journey back to Earth on the 18th June, after 6 months and 3 days on the International Space Station
    Major Peake and his family will be given lifetime access to the Park and the new space themed attraction Galactica, which opened in March
  • Jane Barlow/PA Wire
    The official 2016 Edinburgh Festival Fringe programme is launched on Edinburgh's Portobello beach, Scotland.
  • BEN STANSALL via Getty Images
    TOPSHOT - People pose fling the flags of England, Wales, France and Northern Ireland on a mini football pitch on the station platform at St Pancras station in London, on June 8, 2016. Eurostar expect over half a million fans to travel during Euro 2016 European football championships. / AFP / BEN STANSALL (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)
  • TIZIANA FABI via Getty Images
    Pope Francis greets the crowd during his weekly general audience at St Peter's square on June 8, 2016 in Vatican. / AFP / TIZIANA FABI (Photo credit should read TIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images)
  • PASCAL POCHARD-CASABIANCA via Getty Images
    Racers ride kayaks during the 20th Corsica Raid race in Porto on June 7, 2016 on the French island of Corsica. One hundred and twenty-one competitors from 12 countries will participate from June 4 until June 8 at the 20th edition of the Corsica Raid Aventure, one of the toughest of the combined extreme sport events in the world, announced on June 1 its organizers. / AFP / Pascal POCHARD-CASABIANCA (Photo credit should read PASCAL POCHARD-CASABIANCA/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Cameron Spencer via Getty Images
    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 08: Jason Finlay of New South Wales rides a wave during the 2016 Shark Island Challenge off South Cronulla Point on June 8, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
  • FREDERICK FLORIN via Getty Images
    UK Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage reacts prior to a debate on the European Commission's 315 billion investment plan for Europe, on June 8, 2016 at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, northeastern France. / AFP / FREDERICK FLORIN (Photo credit should read FREDERICK FLORIN/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Anthony Kwan via Getty Images
    HONG KONG - JUNE 08: Protesters hold placards and shout slogans as they take part in a rally against French cosmetics brand Lancome at the store front of Lancome cosmetics on June 8, 2016 in Causeway Bay district, Hong Kong. French cosmetics giant Lancome cancelled a promotional concert in Hong Kong by its local Cantopop star, Denise Ho, after The Global Times, a Chinese state-supported publication, berated the brand for hiring a singer who it called a Hong Kong and Tibet independence advocate. (Photo by Anthony Kwan/Getty Images)
  • Alton Towers
    Alton Towers Resort has honoured astronaut Tim Peake by gifting him the Freedom of the Park and his own virtual reality headset to ensure he can have easy access back to space on Galactica
    The honour comes as Major Peake begins preparing for his journey back to Earth on the 18th June, after 6 months and 3 days on the International Space Station
    Major Peake and his family will be given lifetime access to the Park and the new space themed attraction Galactica, which opened in March
  • Steve Parsons/PA Wire
    LEGOLAND Windsor Resort in Windsor unveils a miniature street party outside a model of Buckingham Palace in Miniland ahead of the Patron's Lunch on The Mall in London to mark the Queen's official 90th birthday on June 12.
  • ASSOCIATED PRESS
    In this Tuesday, June 7, 2016 photo lightning is pictured between the bank buildings of Commerzbank, left, and the local Helaba bank in Frankfurt, central Germany. (Frank Rumpenhorst/dpa via AP)
  • Barcroft Images / PlayStation
    A photograph of a rainbow arcing across the 82-foot-high Juruena waterfall on May 4, 2016 in Amazon Rainforest, Brazil. DETERMINED kayaker Pedro Oliva has conquered the 82-feet-high Juruena waterfall in the Amazon rainforest in a stunning display of human bravery - after he failed five years ago. Pedro successfully plunged over the violent falls and emerged alive, following an agonising wait from his support team. Thrown from his kayak in the impact, Pedro eventually emerged from the swirling water to celebrate his achievement. 
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