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Blue Man Group and "hobbits" make up the images of the day

From the blue men to newly discovered “hobbit” prehistoric species, today’s images of the day make for an intriguing series of photographs:

Blue Man Group performs with paint in Singapore
Blue Man Group performs with paint in Singapore Image by AP Photo/Wong Maye-E

Blue Man Group performs with paint during a media preview on Thursday, 31 March in Singapore where they will start their world tour to mark the founding of their group 25 years ago. Blue Man Group was started by three friends in New York in 1991 as a way to celebrate the human spirit through music, science, art and theatre.

Sydney Ellis looks at the damage to her family's home near Stone Canyon, Oklahoma
Sydney Ellis looks at the damage to her family’s home near Stone Canyon, Oklahoma Image by Mike Simons/Tulsa World via AP

Sydney Ellis, centre, looks at the damage to her family’s home near Stone Canyon neighborhood after a tornado in Owasso, Oklahoma. Multiple people were injured and authorities were evaluating the damage in northeastern Oklahoma after severe storms spawned multiple tornado touchdowns on Wednesday night, authorities said.

Barry McKnight is silhouetted by the morning sunlight in Port Moody, Canada
Barry McKnight is silhouetted by the morning sunlight in Port Moody, Canada Image by Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP

Barry McKnight is silhouetted by the morning sunlight as he takes advantage of the calm water for a spring slalom ski in Port Moody, Canada.

Bristol Zoo's seven-week-old baby gorilla Afia. Image by Andrew Matthews/PA Wire
Bristol Zoo’s seven-week-old baby gorilla Afia. Image by Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Bristol Zoo’s seven-week-old baby gorilla Afia, born by emergency caesarean section, emerges outside for the first time in a sling worn by her keeper Lynsey Bugg, Assistant Curator of Mammals.

Researchers at the Liang Bua cave on the Indonesian island of Flores, as new research suggests that extinct mini humans from Indonesia nicknamed "hobbits" from here
Researchers at the Liang Bua cave on the Indonesian island of Flores, as new research suggests that extinct mini humans from Indonesia nicknamed “hobbits” from here Image by Liang Bua Team/Nature journal/PA Wire

Researchers at the Liang Bua cave on the Indonesian island of Flores, as new research suggests that extinct mini humans from Indonesia nicknamed “hobbits” vanished thousands of years earlier than had previously been thought. The creatures, which stood a mere 3.5ft tall, caused a sensation after they were discovered in a cave on the island of Flores in 2003.

University of Edinburgh student Kengo Shibata is photographed through the "Six Planet" Kaleidoscope
University of Edinburgh student Kengo Shibata is photographed through the “Six Planet” Kaleidoscope Image by Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

University of Edinburgh student Kengo Shibata is photographed through the “Six Planet” Kaleidoscope which will be part of an exhibition of Kaleidoscopes celebrating the 200th anniversary of the instrument’s invention. The exhibition, presented by the Japan Kaleidoscope Museum and the Universities of Edinburgh and St Andrews, is part of Edinburgh International Science Festival which runs in the Playfair Library in Edinburgh from 3-5 and 7-10 of April.