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Hot Shots Photos of the Day: Pillow Fights, Mermaid Lessons, Phallus Festival
April 7, 2014 10:06 BST
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge – or Kate Middleton and baby George – arrive at Wellington Military Terminal in New Zealand for the first day of a three-week Royal Tour of New Zealand and Australia
Twin polar bear cubs play in their enclosure at Hellabrunn zoo in Munich. The two cubs have now been named – Nela and Nobby
Lady Gaga climbs a ladder to reach the balcony...
...to serenade Tony Bennett during her concert at Roseland Ballroom in New York
An instructor from the Philippine Mermaid Swimming Academy puts three trainee mermaids through their paces in a private pool in Paranaque city, metro Manila
A large pink penis-shaped 'Mikoshi' is paraded through the streets during the annual Kanamara Matsuri (Festival of the Steel Phallus) in Kawasaki, Japan. The bizarre festival has its roots in the early 1600s, when prostitutes would visit a local shrine, praying for good business and protection from sexually-transmitted diseases
Revellers take part in a giant pillow-fight in Trafalgar Square to celebrate International Pillow Fight Day. Similar events were staged in cities around the world.
Pillow fight in Hong Kong...
... and New York
People throw coloured powder during Holi festival celebrations in Barcelona
Galatasaray fans light flares to celebrate a goal against Fenerbahce during the Turkish Super League derby match in Istanbul
Jayden Hayward of the Force collides in midair with Jonah Placid of the Reds during their round eight Super Rugby match in Brisbane, Australia
Oxford's cox Sophie Shawdon is thrown into the Thames by her crew after they won the 160th Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race
Mahendra Singh Dhoni of India celebrates bowling out Lahiru Thirimanne of Sri Lanka during their ICC World Twenty20 final at Sher-e-Bangla Mirpur Stadium in Dhaka, Bangladesh
Lasith Malinga of Sri Lanka and his team celebrate with the trophy after beating India in the final of the ICC World Twenty20 in Dhaka, Bangladesh
People walk past Salt Lake temple as they arrive to attend the biannual general conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – more commonly known as Mormons – in Salt Lake City, Utah
Hakimullah, 12, alongside camel prepares to extract oil from sesame paste at a traditional sesame oil processing factory in Mazar-I-Sharif, Afghanistan
Men rescue a boy from under the rubble of a building after what activists said was a barrel bomb attack by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar Al-Assad in Al-Shaar neighbourhood of Aleppo
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