21/04/2016 08:52 BST | Updated 21/04/2016 08:52 BST

Pictures Of The Day: Thursday 21st April

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This official photograph, released by Buckingham Palace to mark her 90th birthday, shows Queen Elizabeth II with her five great-grandchildren and her two youngest grandchildren in the Green Drawing Room, part of Windsor Castle's semi-State apartments. The children are: James, Viscount Severn (left), 8, and Lady Louise (second left), 12, the children of The Earl and Countess of Wessex;  Mia Tindall (holding The Queen's handbag), the two year-old-daughter of Zara and Mike Tindall; Savannah (third right), 5, and Isla Phillips (right), 3, daughters of The Queen's eldest grandson Peter Phillips and his wife Autumn; Prince George (second right), 2, and in The Queen's arms and in the tradition of Royal portraiture, the youngest great-grandchild, Princess Charlotte (11 months), children of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

On the day of Queen Elizabeth's 90th birthday 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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    An aerial view is seen of Pedernales, after an earthquake struck off Ecuador's Pacific coast, April 20, 2016. REUTERS/Guillermo Granja
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    U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump listens as his wife Melania answers a question during an interview on NBC's "Today" show in New York, April 21, 2016. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
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    Britain's Queen Elizabeth is driven through Windsor in an open top Range Rover with Prince Philip on her 90th Birthday, in Windsor, Britain April 21, 2016. REUTERS/John Stillwell/Pool
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    KARO, INDONESIA - APRIL 21: Indonesian residents witness the Sinabung Mountain spew volcanic ash in Karo, as seen from Kuta Tengah village in Karo district in North Sumatra on April 21, 2016. Authorities have repeatedly called on local residents to remain patient in dealing with the impact of Sinabung's eruptions, Sinabung is one of 129 active volcanoes in Indonesia. (Photo by YT Haryono/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 21: The Poppy Project on display at The Skillion Terrigal as a tribute to Anzac Day on April 21, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. The handmade flowers are part of a community installation called The Poppy Project. Australians are commemorating 100 years since the Australian and New Zealand Army Corp (ANZAC) landed on the shores of Gallipoli on April 25, 1915, during World War I. Anzac day is a national holiday in Australia, marked by a dawn service held during the time of the original Gallipoli landing and commemorated with ceremonies and parades throughout the day. (Photo by Tony Feder/Getty Images)
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    WINDSOR, ENGLAND - APRIL 21: Judy Daley and Anne Daley from Cardiff wait in position for the Queen's 90th Birthday Walkabout on April 21, 2016 in Windsor, England. Today is Queen Elizabeth II's 90th Birthday. The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh will be carrying out engagements in Windsor. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
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    TOKYO, JAPAN - APRIL 21: Actress Cate Blanchett is seen upon arrival at Haneda Airport on April 21, 2016 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Jun Sato/GC Images)
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    NEVSEHIR, TURKEY - APRIL 20: Turkish gendarmerie performs a show with a horse belonging to Nevsehir General Commandership of Gendarmerie, horse and dog training center (JAKEM) as they receive training to intervene social events, patrol services at areas closed to traffic all around the country, at shows and ceremonies, in Nevsehir, Turkey on April 20, 2016. (Photo by Emin Sansar/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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    KUMAMOTO, JAPAN - APRIL 21: Earthquake survivors take shelter in a car on early in the morning of April 21, 2016 in Mashiki Gymnasium parking area, Kumamoto, Japan. Hundreds of evacuees are sleeping in their cars. According to health experts 20 people have been diagnosed with serious health issues as a result; one had died and 2 remain critical. To date 45 people are confirmed dead and around 11,000 people have evacuated after an 6.5 earthquake on Thursday night and a stronger 7.3 quake on Saturday morning struck the Kyushu Island in western Japan. (Photo by Richard Atrero de Guzman/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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    US actors Sebastian Stan (L), Chris Evans (C) and Anthony Mackie (R) attend a press conference at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore on April 21, 2016, during a press tour to promote the latest Marvel installment, Captain America: Civil War which will hit the screens on April 28. Director Joe Russo and US actors Sebastian Stan, Chris Evans and Anthony Mackie are in Singapore for the press tour. / AFP / ROSLAN RAHMAN (Photo credit should read ROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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    U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to a crowd during a campaign rally in Berlin, Maryland, U.S.A., April 20, 2016. REUTERS / Bryan Woolston
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    Mitsubishi Motors Corp's mini-car eK Wagon (C) is seen at its dealership in Tokyo, Japan, April 21, 2016. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
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    Miniature artist Chen Forng-Shean poses with his latest work, a miniature portrait of Taiwanese president-elect Tsai Ing-wen on a grain of rice, in Taipei, Taiwan April 18, 2016. The Chinese characters read, "Modest, modest and even more modest." REUTERS/Tyrone Siu EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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    Smoke rises from the explosion site at Mexican national oil company Pemex's Pajaritos petrochemical complex in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz state, Mexico, April 20, 2016. REUTERS/Angel Hernandez FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE
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    U.S. President Barack Obama speaks following his participation in the summit of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, April 21, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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    People take part in a ceremony to float out a new cargo vessel at Oka Shipyard (Okskaya Sudoverf) in the town of Navashino on the Oka river, Nizhny Novgorod region, Russia, April 21, 2016. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev
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    NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 19: Actress Rose Byrne attends the premiere of 'The Meddler' at Borough of Manhattan Community College during the 2016 TriBeCa Film Festival on April 19, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images,)
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    ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA. APRIL 21, 2016. Volunteers of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia on Palace Square. Ruslan Shamukov/TASS (Photo by Ruslan Shamukov\TASS via Getty Images)
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    GENT, BELGIUM - APRIL 21: A general view of one of the halls during the 35th Floralies Of Ghent on April 21, 2016 in Gent, Belgium. (Photo by Sylvain Lefevre/Getty Images)