#HappyFathersDay: Celebrating the day of the dad

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The White House

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The White House, U.S. President Barack Obama and his daughters, Malia (L) and Sasha, watching television

Twitter has been inundated with heart-warming messages and “awww”-inspiring pictures honouring dads.

Here are some fuzzy ones from well-known personalities;

British television presenter Dan Snow posted a photo of himself at the back seat of a bicycle with his father Peter Snow at the wheel.

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The current Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan told us how he planned to celebrate the day with his family.

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Journalist and broadcaster, Eamonn Holmes paid tribute to his late father in a tweet.

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The presumptive Democratic nominee for the US presidential race, Hillary Clinton, has just become a grandmother for the second time – her daughter Chelsea gave birth to her second child on Saturday. Mrs Clinton posted this picture of herself and husband Bill as parents when Chelsea herself was small.

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Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates is a top photobomber, according to his wife Melinda. Oh, and he’s not a bad father either, she says.

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Dad-dancing is often mocked, but not by actress Sharon Stone, who posted a picture of herself dancing with her father.

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Retired footballer Rio Ferdinand tweeted this collage of photos.

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But it wasn’t all elation. For Muhammad Ali’s daughter Hana, this was her first Father’s Day without him – the iconic boxer and civil rights activist died last month, at the age of 74.

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First Lady Michelle Obama shared a photo on Twitter of her with President Barack Obama and their two daughters, Malia and Sasha.

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President of Mexico Enrique Pena Nieto paid tribute to his father on Twitter, writing, “Dad, thank you for everything. I embrace you with my heart, wherever you are”.

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also tweeted his family photos to mark the day.

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Finally, the actor, David Prowse, who played Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy, seems to have a soft spot for his on-screen character.

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Produced by Nana Prempeh

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