Day in Pics: 12th March

Mar 12, 2015, 17:38 PM IST
Britain's Duchess of Cambridge, meets with Ealing Studios employees as she arrives for a visit at the the set of TV series Downton Abbey, in west London. Kate, The Duchess of Cambridge, who is due to give birth in April, is touring behind the scenes at the famous Ealing Studios to meet with staff of TV drama Downton Abbey.
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Britain's Duchess of Cambridge, meets with Ealing Studios employees as she arrives for a visit at the the set of TV series Downton Abbey, in west London. Kate, The Duchess of Cambridge, who is due to give birth in April, is touring behind the scenes at the famous Ealing Studios to meet with staff of TV drama Downton Abbey.

PM Narendra Modi, pours holy water on a lingam or shivling, a representation of the Hindu deity Shiva used for worship, during a Hindu religious ceremony at the crater lake of Grand Bassin (also known as Ganga Talao), during the second day of his visit to the Republic of Mauritius.
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PM Narendra Modi, pours holy water on a lingam or shivling, a representation of the Hindu deity Shiva used for worship, during a Hindu religious ceremony at the crater lake of Grand Bassin (also known as Ganga Talao), during the second day of his visit to the Republic of Mauritius.

South Korean Air Force RF-16 fighters fire flare shells during the joint commission ceremony of 6,478 new military officers of the army, navy, air force and marines at the military headquarters in Gyeryong, south of Seoul, South Korea.
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South Korean Air Force RF-16 fighters fire flare shells during the joint commission ceremony of 6,478 new military officers of the army, navy, air force and marines at the military headquarters in Gyeryong, south of Seoul, South Korea.

Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn poses for the media beside a GET concept car prior to the company's annual press conference in Berlin, Germany.
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Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn poses for the media beside a GET concept car prior to the company's annual press conference in Berlin, Germany.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi prays after pouring Ganga water into a sacred pond in Mauritius.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi prays after pouring Ganga water into a sacred pond in Mauritius.

Apple CEO Tim Cook explains the features of the new Apple Watch during an Apple event in San Francisco.
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Apple CEO Tim Cook explains the features of the new Apple Watch during an Apple event in San Francisco.

Activists of Shiv Sena party shout slogans as they burn an effigy of Mufti Mohammed Sayeed, Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir state, in New Delhi.
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Activists of Shiv Sena party shout slogans as they burn an effigy of Mufti Mohammed Sayeed, Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir state, in New Delhi.

Chinese hostesses, who serve the delegates of the National People's Congress, have souvenir photos taken on Tiananmen Square during a plenary session of the NPC held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.
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Chinese hostesses, who serve the delegates of the National People's Congress, have souvenir photos taken on Tiananmen Square during a plenary session of the NPC held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

South Africa's Morne Morkel is congratulated by teammates after taking the wicket of United Arab Emirates batsman Andri Raffaelo during their Cricket World Cup Pool B match in Wellington, New Zealand.
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South Africa's Morne Morkel is congratulated by teammates after taking the wicket of United Arab Emirates batsman Andri Raffaelo during their Cricket World Cup Pool B match in Wellington, New Zealand.

British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond poses for a photograph in front of a statue of Mahatma Gandhi during a visit to a Gandhi memorial in New Delhi.
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British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond poses for a photograph in front of a statue of Mahatma Gandhi during a visit to a Gandhi memorial in New Delhi.

Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany looks towards fans as he signs autographs ahead of the Australian Formula One Grand Prix at Albert Park in Melbourne, Australia.
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Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany looks towards fans as he signs autographs ahead of the Australian Formula One Grand Prix at Albert Park in Melbourne, Australia.

Dearborn, Mich., firefighters watch as a tanker truck, and at least one car, right, burn shutting down a stretch Interstate 94, Dearborn, Mich. Michigan State Police Lt.
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Dearborn, Mich., firefighters watch as a tanker truck, and at least one car, right, burn shutting down a stretch Interstate 94, Dearborn, Mich. Michigan State Police Lt.

Omega Menders cries as she speaks to protesters demonstrating the shooting death of 27-year-old Anthony Hill by a police officer, in Decatur, Ga.
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Omega Menders cries as she speaks to protesters demonstrating the shooting death of 27-year-old Anthony Hill by a police officer, in Decatur, Ga.

NASA and ATK conduct the first qualification ground test of the five-segment rocket motor that will be used for initial thrust for NASA’s heavy-lift Space Launch System, which will enable new missions of exploration across the solar system  in Promontory, Utah.
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NASA and ATK conduct the first qualification ground test of the five-segment rocket motor that will be used for initial thrust for NASA’s heavy-lift Space Launch System, which will enable new missions of exploration across the solar system in Promontory, Utah.

mourners chant slogans against the Islamic State group during the funeral procession of three members of a Shiite group, Asaib Ahl al-Haq, or League of the Righteous, who were killed in Tikrit while fighting Islamic militants, in Najaf, 100 miles (160 kilometers) south of Baghdad, Iraq.
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mourners chant slogans against the Islamic State group during the funeral procession of three members of a Shiite group, Asaib Ahl al-Haq, or League of the Righteous, who were killed in Tikrit while fighting Islamic militants, in Najaf, 100 miles (160 kilometers) south of Baghdad, Iraq.

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II greets pianist Yuja Wang during a reception at Buckingham Palace to mark the conclusion of the
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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II greets pianist Yuja Wang during a reception at Buckingham Palace to mark the conclusion of the "Moving Music" campaign and the long association of conductor Michael Tilson Thomas with the London Symphony Orchestra in London.

United Arab Emirates Muhammad Naveed kneels and kisses the ball after taking a catch to dismiss South African batsman Hashim Amla during their Cricket World Cup Pool B match in Wellington, New Zealand.
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United Arab Emirates Muhammad Naveed kneels and kisses the ball after taking a catch to dismiss South African batsman Hashim Amla during their Cricket World Cup Pool B match in Wellington, New Zealand.

Indian spiritual leader Mata Amritanandamayi kisses to bless a child of a devotee during a prayer meeting in Bangalore.
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Indian spiritual leader Mata Amritanandamayi kisses to bless a child of a devotee during a prayer meeting in Bangalore.

Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, left, talks with artist Trish Morrissey about her photograph
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Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, left, talks with artist Trish Morrissey about her photograph "Hayley Coles June 17th, 2006" from the series Front during her visit to the Turner Contemporary in Margate, England.

Trade union members protest in Brussels.
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Trade union members protest in Brussels.

First lady Michelle Obama claps after speaking at an event to mark Nowruz, in the East Room of the White House in Washington.
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First lady Michelle Obama claps after speaking at an event to mark Nowruz, in the East Room of the White House in Washington.

Angry advocates set ablaze vehicles after a clash in the court campus in Allahabad.
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Angry advocates set ablaze vehicles after a clash in the court campus in Allahabad.