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Around the world in 6 images: pictures of the day

From the youngest ever solo athlete to row the Atlantic, to the first ever size 16 to feature on Sports Illustrated’s cover, today’s images of the day are all about firsts. Here’s the world in pictures today.

The team that won the Whiskey Challenge celebrates
The team that won the Whisky Challenge celebrates Image by Ted Martin/The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge/PA

The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge of British student Callum Gathercole, 20, who is believed to have become the youngest solo athlete to row an ocean. Callum crossed the finish line in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, nearly two months after starting the 3,000-mile (4,828km) race in the Canary Islands.

Duchess of Cambridge takes over The Huffington Post for a little while
Duchess of Cambridge takes over The Huffington Post for a little while Image by Huffington Post/PA Wire

Britain’s Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton will be launching an editorial series called Young Minds Matter that aims to encourage conversations with children about mental health.

Model Ashley Graham holding her copy of Sports Illustrated
Model Ashley Graham holding her copy of Sports Illustrated

Cover model Ashley Graham attends the 2016 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue launch party at Brookfield Place on Tuesday in New York. Graham was the first ever size 16 model to be featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated.

The popular beach at Woolacombe, Devon
The popular beach at Woolacombe, Devon Image by Rod Minchin/PA Wire

The beach at Woolacombe, North Devon which has been named by travellers as the UK’s best beach for a second year in a row.

Valentine the injured col in Fremont, California
Valentine the injured col in Fremont, California Image by Fremont Police Department/Facebook

Facebook Newswire posted an image of a saved foal saying: “A baby colt that was rescued after spending two days in a deep ravine with a broken pelvis is making a full recovery, the Fremont Police Department in California said Tuesday. Named “Valentine” by his rescuers in honor of the day he was found, the week-old colt received treatment on Tuesday from veterinarian staff at University of California – Davis.”

Snowy conditions in Northern Spain
Snowy conditions in Northern Spain Image by AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos

A car moves on a small road covered with snow near to the small village of Opakua, northern Spain. After beginning a mild winter the temperatures hves fallen in the north of the country with snow, rain and cold winds.