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Around the world in 8 pictures: images of the day

Some of the best images from the 88th Oscar ceremony make it into today’s selection of images from around the world, along with a Donald Trump pinata. Here are today’s pictures from around the world:

Leo finally wins his Oscar
Leo finally wins his Oscar Image by Ian West/PA Wire

Leonardo DiCaprio ended years of disappointment while Spotlight was the surprise winner of best picture on an Oscars night dominated by the diversity controversy. Hollywood heartthrob DiCaprio beat Eddie Redmayne, Bryan Cranston, Matt Damon and Michael Fassbender to take home the best actor gong for his role in The Revenant at the 88th Academy Awards. The star was first nominated for an Oscar 23 years ago in a supporting role, and has since been nominated four more times for acting, including this year, but had never won until now.

Mark Rylance, Brie Larson, Leonardo di Caprio, Alicia Vikander
Mark Rylance, Brie Larson, Leonardo di Caprio, Alicia Vikander Image by Ian West/PA

Mark Rylance with the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, Brie Larson with the Academy Award for Best Actress, Leonardo DiCaprio with the Academy Award for Best Actor and Alicia Vikander with the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in the press room of the 88th Academy Awards held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles.

Brie Larson laughs it up at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party
Brie Larson laughs it up at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party Image by Evan Agostini/AP

“Best Actress” winner Brie Larson arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Sunday in Beverly Hills, California.

Saoirse looking grown up at the 88th Oscars after party in Beverly Hills
Saoirse looking grown up at the 88th Oscars after party in Beverly Hills Image by Ian West/PA

Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills in LA after the ceremony, where she lost to Brie Larson.

Inarritu won for Best Director in this year's Oscars
Inarritu won for Best Director in this year’s Oscars Image by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP

Emmanuel Lubezki, from left, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Alejandro G. Inarritu take a selfie on stage at the conclusion of the show at the Oscars. Inarritu won Best Director, bringing the Revenant’s total number of wins to three. The film also won Best Cinematography and Best Actor.

Otto Wambier in North Korea today
Otto Wambier in North Korea today Image by AP Photo/Kim Kwang Hyo

American student Otto Warmbier speaks during a press conference on Monday in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Korea announced late last month that it had arrested the 21-year-old University of Virginia undergraduate student. It said that after entering the country as a tourist he conducted an anti-state crime with “the tacit connivance of the U.S. government and under its manipulation.”

The Peter Rabbit limited edition coin to commemorate Beatrix Potter
The Peter Rabbit limited edition coin to commemorate Beatrix Potter Image by Royal Mint/PA Wire

The special edition coloured Peter Rabbit coin, an addition to its Beatrix Potter range part of the celebrations that mark 150 years since the author’s birth.

Donald Trump Pinatas sell well in Santa Fe
Donald Trump Pinatas sell well in Santa Fe Image by Luis Sanchez Saturno/The New Mexican via AP

Donald Trump pinatas hang from the ceiling among more traditional ones at El Paisano in Santa Fe, N.M. Businesses in Albuquerque and Santa Fe say pinatas of GOP presidential hopeful Trump have become a hot seller.