Pictures Of The Day: Monday 4th April 2016

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Pictures of the day from The Huffington Post 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.

Julia Bickerstaff,
A giant light installation inspired by the North Star will land in Leeds on Monday to mark the launch of the new intercity train operator, TransPennine Express (TPE). The interactive artwork, designed by Leeds-based light designer, Julia Bickerstaff, encourages the public to share their hopes for the North, which then affects the Starâs colour and brightness. The two-day shining display of the Northâs hopes and views of the future is positioned in Millennium Square in Leeds and measures a giant 6 x 6 metres. The 3D structure has been constructed using Steel, an array of brightly coloured neon tubing. By physically adding a hope for the future of the North with an LED magnet or by tweeting @TPExpressTrains with the #WhereNext. The North Star installation represents TPEâs vision to support the North to thrive through enabling major cities and communities to connect through people and places is our vision for the future.
Newquay Zoo
Three species of extremely rare amphibians have been born in captivity at Newquay Zoo in Cornwall, it was announced today by Gareth OâDare, senior Tropical House Keeper. The IUCN Red List classifies the Lemur Leaf Frog as critically endangered and as part of its conservation breeding programme, Newquay Zoo successfully bred twenty one of the species in addition to approximately seventy endangered Lao Newts and twenty six critically endangered Luristan Newts.
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French firemen wearing chemical protective suits take part in a mock chemical attack exercise at the Geoffroy Guichard stadium in Saint-Etienne, France, April 4, 2016 in preparation of security measures for the UEFA 2016 European Championship. REUTERS/Robert Pratta
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 03: Actors Benedict Cumberbatch (L) and Chiwetel Ejiofor are seen filming 'Doctor Strange' on April 3, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/GC Images)
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The setting moon is seen in a photograph taken by Expedition 47 Flight Engineer Tim Peake of the European Space Agency (ESA) from the International Space Station on March 28, 2016 and released by NASA on April 4, 2016. Picture taken March 28, 2016. REUTERS/ESA/NASA/Handout via Reuters THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS
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LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 03: (L-R) Steven Gerrard, Robert Ronan Keane, Romeo Beckham, Cruz Beckham and David Beckham attend a basketball game between the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on April 3, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/GC Images)
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INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 03: Singer Taylor Swift arrives at iHeartRadio Music Awards on April 3, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
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In the first official photos since her recent surgery, Katie Hopkins is pictured in the LBC studios in Leicester Square, London, as the station announces that she is joining their weekend line-up. As part of LBC's new schedule, Katie will present her own Sunday morning programme (10am to 12noon), starting on April 10th.
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Dolly Parton sings a duet with Katy Perry after Parton accepted the Tex Ritter Award during the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada April 3, 2016. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
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Visitors row a boat in the Chidorigafuchi moat covered with petals of cherry blossoms as the flowers are in full bloom in Tokyo, Japan April 4, 2016. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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A dog is seen in front of the head of a Sphinx replica, removed from its body, at a theme park which is also a location for the production of movies, television shows and animation shows, on the outskirts of Shijiazhuang, Hebei province, China, April 3, 2016. REUTERS/Stringer ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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LESBOS ISLAND, GREECE - MARCH 04: A group of refugees get on a boat which will be sail across the Aegean Sea from Greece to Turkey in the shores of Lesbos Island, Greece on April 04, 2016. Under the European Union's deal with Turkey, returning of the refugees to Turkey has begun on April 4, today. (Photo by Ayhan Mehmet/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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A resident prepares to get up after sleeping at a playground at a public park in Mumbai, India, April 4, 2016. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 01: Prime Minister of the United Kingdom David Cameron listens during a plenary session of the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit April 1, 2016 in Washington, DC. U.S. President Barack Obama is hosting the fourth and final in a series of summits to highlight accomplishments and make new commitments towards reducing the threat of nuclear terrorism. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 04: Tulisa Contostavlos arrives at court to face charges of drink driving after she allegedly crashed her Ferrari at Highbury Corner Magistrates Court on April 4, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Luca Teuchmann/WireImage)
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IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR PETSMART - Ila a Siberian Husky walks the green carpet at "Paws in Paradise" the Arizona Humane Society's 18th Annual Compassion with Fashion luncheon and fashion show that took place at the Phoenician on Sunday, April 3, 2016, in Phoenix, Arizona. Ila was one of the dogs up for adoption at the event. (Mark Peterman/AP Images for PetSmart)
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Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale (right) with chef Shahana Anwar making chapatis during a visit to Punjabi Junction cafe in Edinburgh while on her election campaign trail.
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People watch from a window as a car body of an old Fiat 500 Topolino car is crane lifted to be dropped through the roof of The Photographers' Gallery in London, Monday, April 4, 2016. The artwork of the car is called 'unfinished father' and will be on display in an exhibition that opens to the public on Friday 15 April. The artist behind the piece, Erik Kessels, is a nominee for the prestigious Deutsche Borse Photography Foundation Prize 2016. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
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IZMIR, TURKEY - APRIL 4: Refugees escorted by Turkish police officers make their way to a registration center following their arrival in Turkey from Greek Island as part of EU-Turkey Refugee Deal, in Izmir, Turkey on April 4, 2016. (Photo by Cem Oksuz/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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An Assyrian artefact originally from Mosul is displayed at Iraq's National Museum in Baghdad on April 4, 2016. / AFP / AHMAD AL-RUBAYE (Photo credit should read AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)
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Employees install the anchor of the Grand Saint-Antoine merchant ship in the historical museum of Marseille, southern France, on April 4, 2016. The Grand Saint-Antoine is the ship that brought the plague to Marseille in 1720, on its way back from pleague ravaged Syria. The disease had time to spray throughout the country, resulting in 120,000 deaths in France, including 50,000 in Marseille, before the authorities ordered the burning of the boat. The anchor was found in a calanque (name of creeks in Marseille's area) near Marseille in 1982. / AFP / BORIS HORVAT (Photo credit should read BORIS HORVAT/AFP/Getty Images)
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EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / A Syrian truck adorned with the Syrian flag drives on April 4, 2016 in the devastated town of al-Qaryatain, in the province of Homs in central Syria, after Syrian troops regained control of the town from jihadists of the Islamic State (IS) group the previous day. IS jihadists withdrew from the town a week after the Russian-backed army and allied militia scored a major victory in the ancient city of Palmyra, which is also located in the vast province of Homs. The recapture of al-Qaryatain allows the army to secure its grip over Palmyra, where jihadists destroyed ancient temples during their 10-month rule and executed 280 people. / AFP / JOSEPH EID (Photo credit should read JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images)
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BUDAPEST, HUNGARY - APRIL 4: Hungarian dairy farmers cross the Chain bridge and hold banners as they stage a protest against low dairy prices and cheap imports from the European Union in Budapest, Hungary on April 4, 2016. (Photo by Arpad Kurucz/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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Indian police dog squad handlers stand with their dogs as they gather during a ceremony at India Gate lawns in New Delhi on April 4, 2016.A new batch of 30 dogs, all specially trained labrador retrievers, were inducted into The Delhi Police Squad. / AFP / SAJJAD HUSSAIN (Photo credit should read SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images)
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ALEPPO, SYRIA - APRIL 4: Smoke rises as US-led coalition aircrafts target DAESH positions around Tat village while Syrian opposition forces liberate 3 villages from DAESH in northern Aleppo, Syria on April 4, 2016. (Photo by Huseyin Nasir/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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MURMANSK REGION, RUSSIA. APRIL 4, 2016. People fishing in the village of Kuzomen, Tersky District. The village is a part of the Vskhody Kommunizma fishing collective farm. Lev Fedoseyev/TASS (Photo by Lev Fedoseyev\TASS via Getty Images)
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Palestinian archaeologist Hyam al-Betar (L) looks at artefacts excavated during the construction of a commercial building in Gaza City, on April 4, 2016. / AFP / MOHAMMED ABED (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images)
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MURMANSK REGION, RUSSIA. APRIL 4, 2016. A feral Yakut horse in the village of Kuzomen, Tersky District. The village is a part of the Vskhody Kommunizma fishing collective farm. Lev Fedoseyev/TASS (Photo by Lev Fedoseyev\TASS via Getty Images)

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