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From holi festivals in India to super models and their portraits: images from around the world

Today’s images of the day include a mountain that keeps growing in the UK, a super model and her portrait, and Hindu festivities in New Delhi.

Ben Nevin has grown!
Ben Nevis has grown! Image by Ordnance Survey/PA Wire

The summit of Ben Nevis, as surveyors have discovered that Britain’s highest mountain has “grown” by a metre in the last 65 years.  A new calculation found Ben Nevis stands at 1,345m rather than the previously recorded height of 1,344m.

Cara II Yellow
Cara II Yellow Image by Jonathan Yeo/PA Wire

Cara II (Yellow), one of a new set of portraits of model Cara Delevingne by British artist Jonathan Yeo that have been unveiled ahead of the largest retrospective of his work. The 23-year-old posed for Yeo six times over the last 15 months to help create the 12 portraits, nine of which will be on display alongside noted works from his 25-year career at The Museum of National History at Frederiksborg Castle in Denmark.  

Spring Break hits the US
Spring Break hits the US Image by Nan Lambreathacht/The Montior via AP

It’s Spring Break in the USA and in this image Ynesha Autumn Franklin, second from right, reacts to a wave striking her Thursday March 17 at South Padre Island, Texas.  

Lathmar Holi festival 2016
Lathmar Holi festival 2016 image by Nitin Joshi

Indian Hindu women from Barsana beat the shield of men from Nandgaon during the Lathmar Holi festival at the legendary hometown of Radha, consort of Hindu God Krishna, in Barsana, 115 kilometers (71 miles) from New Delhi, India. During Lathmar Holi the women of Barsana beat the men from Nandgaon, the hometown of Krishna, with wooden sticks in response to their teasing.

Men throw holi powder on each other
Men throw holi powder on each other Image by Nitin Joshi via AP

Hindu men from the village of Barsana throw colored water and powder on the villagers of Nandgaon in the Ladali or Radha temple before the procession for the Lathmar Holi festival at the legendary hometown of Radha, consort of Hindu God Krishna, in Barsana, 115 kilometers (71 miles) from New Delhi,

Steven Menendez waves a gay pride flag at the St Patrick's Day parade in NYC
Steven Menendez waves a gay pride flag at the St Patrick’s Day parade in NYC Image by AP Photo/Mary Altaffer

Steven Menendez waves a gay pride flag as he waits for the St. Patrick’s Day parade to start on Fifth Avenue on Thursday, March 17 in New York. The nation’s largest St Patrick’s Day parade kicked off Thursday in New York City, and for the first time in decades, gay activists are not decrying it as an exercise in exclusion.

Daffodils on display in Yorkshire
Daffodils on display in Yorkshire Image by Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

Daffodils on display in the spring sunshine at St Martin’s Church, Hayton, East Yorkshire.