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Japanese fashion week and the Ice Maiden challenge: images from around the world

British Servicewomen take to the Norwegian Arctic Circle and Myanmar celebrates its new president in today’s images of the day from around the world.

British Servicewomen in the Arctic circle of Norway training for their 2017 expedition
British Servicewomen in the Arctic circle of Norway training for their 2017 expedition Image by Cpl Jamie Dudding/MoD Crown Copyright/PA Wire

Twenty two Servicewomen are undergoing cold weather survival drills deep within Norway’s Arctic Circle as preparations continue for Exercise Ice Maiden, an all-female expedition set to cross Antarctica in 2017.

Icemaiden endurance drills
Icemaiden endurance drills Image by Cpl Jamie Dudding/MoD Crown Copyright/PA Wire

Dressed in pink they stand out against the snow in cold weather survival drills deep within Norway’s Arctic Circle.

A water buffalo gets a bit of grooming
A water buffalo gets a bit of grooming Image by AP Photo/Heng Sinith

A water buffalo, right, stands next to a flamingo in Chak Chrouk village on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Tuesday, March 15.

Htin Kyaw newly elected president of Myanmar
Htin Kyaw newly elected president of Myanmar Image by AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe

Htin Kyaw, right, newly elected president of Myanmar and his wife, lawmaker Su Su Lwin, left, wave as they leave parliament building in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, Tuesday, March 15. Myanmar’s parliament elected Htin Kyaw as Myanmar’s new president Tuesday, a watershed moment that ushers the longtime opposition party of Aung San Suu Kyi into government.

The Rolling Stones in Mexico as part of their Ole tour
The Rolling Stones in Mexico as part of their Ole tour Image by AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo

Keith Richards, left and Mick Jagger, of The Rolling Stones, perform during their Ole Tour at Foro Sol in Mexico City, Monday, March 14.

Models display creations designed by Vietnam's Nguyen Cong Tri
Models display creations designed by Vietnam’s Nguyen Cong Tri Image by AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama

Models display creations designed by Vietnam’s Nguyen Cong Tri during the 2016 Autumn/Winter Collection at the Tokyo Fashion Week in Tokyo, Tuesday, March 15.

Mural of a woman in Cuba
Mural of a woman in Cuba Image by AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa

A man enters a building that has a mural with the face of a woman, in Havana, Cuba, Monday, March 14. President Barack Obama will travel to Cuba next Sunday 20.