Day in Pics: 15th August

Aug 15, 2015, 18:51 PM IST
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Saina Nehwal makes a forehand return to Indonesia's Lindaweni Fanetri during their women's singles semifinal match at the Badminton World Federation championships at Istora Stadium in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Saina Nehwal makes a forehand return to Indonesia's Lindaweni Fanetri during their women's singles semifinal match at the Badminton World Federation championships at Istora Stadium in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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Smoke rises from debris near a crater that was at the center of a series of explosions in northeastern China's Tianjin municipality as seen from an aerial view.

Smoke rises from debris near a crater that was at the center of a series of explosions in northeastern China's Tianjin municipality as seen from an aerial view.

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An Indian policeman performs a daredevil stunt during the 69th Independence Day celebrations in Srinagar.

An Indian policeman performs a daredevil stunt during the 69th Independence Day celebrations in Srinagar.

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Devotees shift Ganesh idols to the pandals for the upcoming Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Mumbai.

Devotees shift Ganesh idols to the pandals for the upcoming Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Mumbai.

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South Korean protesters burn defaced images of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Japanese rising sun flags as police officers spray fire extinguishers during a rally denouncing Abe's statement to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, near the Japanese Embassy in Seoul, South Korea.

South Korean protesters burn defaced images of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Japanese rising sun flags as police officers spray fire extinguishers during a rally denouncing Abe's statement to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, near the Japanese Embassy in Seoul, South Korea.

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Migrants arrive at at the southeastern island of Kos, Greece.

Migrants arrive at at the southeastern island of Kos, Greece.

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A man performs in the Kabuki Spectacle in front of the Bellagio hotel and casino, in Las Vegas.

A man performs in the Kabuki Spectacle in front of the Bellagio hotel and casino, in Las Vegas.

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Sri Lankan team members carry Kumar Sangakkara on their shoulders as they walk around the field to celebrate their win over India by 63 runs in their first test cricket match in Galle, Sri Lanka.

Sri Lankan team members carry Kumar Sangakkara on their shoulders as they walk around the field to celebrate their win over India by 63 runs in their first test cricket match in Galle, Sri Lanka.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation on the country's Independence Day from the ramparts of the historical Red Fort in New Delhi.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation on the country's Independence Day from the ramparts of the historical Red Fort in New Delhi.

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A fireman trains his hose at the burning MV Wonderful Stars ferry which caught fire at the port in Ormoc city in central Philippines.

A fireman trains his hose at the burning MV Wonderful Stars ferry which caught fire at the port in Ormoc city in central Philippines.

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They have great hope and positivity. Enjoyed the evening chatting and playing cricket (2/3) Twitter@sachin_rt

They have great hope and positivity. Enjoyed the evening chatting and playing cricket (2/3) Twitter@sachin_rt

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Novak Djokovic of Serbia runs for the ball to return to Ernests Gulbis of Latvia during the quarter finals at the Rogers Cup tennis tournament Friday Aug. 14, 2015 in Montreal.

Novak Djokovic of Serbia runs for the ball to return to Ernests Gulbis of Latvia during the quarter finals at the Rogers Cup tennis tournament Friday Aug. 14, 2015 in Montreal.

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Luciana, from Brazil, takes a picture of a shark swimming by in the main tank of Lisbon's Oceanarium.

Luciana, from Brazil, takes a picture of a shark swimming by in the main tank of Lisbon's Oceanarium.

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A helicopter makes a water drop on a wildfire in Angeles National Forest above Azusa, Calif.

A helicopter makes a water drop on a wildfire in Angeles National Forest above Azusa, Calif.

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Mumbais Chhatrapati Shivaji terminal, formerly the Victoria Terminus heritage building is seen illuminated for Independence day in Mumbai.

Mumbais Chhatrapati Shivaji terminal, formerly the Victoria Terminus heritage building is seen illuminated for Independence day in Mumbai.

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Women light candles in memory of women killed in domestic violence during a protest against violence against women in Madrid, Spain.

Women light candles in memory of women killed in domestic violence during a protest against violence against women in Madrid, Spain.

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South Africa's Rillee Russouw bats with New Zealand's Luk Eronchi during their T20 cricket match between in Durban, South Africa

South Africa's Rillee Russouw bats with New Zealand's Luk Eronchi during their T20 cricket match between in Durban, South Africa

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Protesters chant in support of Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi as they wave national flags during a demonstration in Tahrir Square in Baghdad, Iraq.

Protesters chant in support of Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi as they wave national flags during a demonstration in Tahrir Square in Baghdad, Iraq.

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President Barack Obama speaks with NBA basketball player Stephen Curry, of the Golden State Warriors, while golfing, at Farm Neck Golf Club, in Oak Bluffs, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard. The president, first lady Michelle Obama, and daughter Sasha are vacationing on the island.

President Barack Obama speaks with NBA basketball player Stephen Curry, of the Golden State Warriors, while golfing, at Farm Neck Golf Club, in Oak Bluffs, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard. The president, first lady Michelle Obama, and daughter Sasha are vacationing on the island.

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Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, two of the members of Moscow-based punk-activist protest group Pussy Riot known for their campaign against Russian President Vladimir Putin, answer questions from the audience during a session held at the 23rd Sziget (Island) Festival on Shipyard Island, northern Budapest, Hungary.

Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, two of the members of Moscow-based punk-activist protest group Pussy Riot known for their campaign against Russian President Vladimir Putin, answer questions from the audience during a session held at the 23rd Sziget (Island) Festival on Shipyard Island, northern Budapest, Hungary.

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A young boy chills out in hot weather in a fountain, in Skopje, Macedonia.

A young boy chills out in hot weather in a fountain, in Skopje, Macedonia.

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