Day in Pics: 15th December

Day in Pics: 15th December

Dec 15, 2014, 20:04 PM IST
Players in action during the 5th World Cup Kabaddi match between India and Iran in Patiala.
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Players in action during the 5th World Cup Kabaddi match between India and Iran in Patiala.

Vehicles move on the snow covered Uttarkashi-Gangotri highway in Uttarakhand.
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Vehicles move on the snow covered Uttarkashi-Gangotri highway in Uttarakhand.

A girl stands next to an art installation depicting a gorilla entitled 'Silver Back' by artist David Mach, as she poses for the photographers during a press preview of a themed auction that features the animal as artistic inspiration, entitled 'Creatures Great and Small', in London.
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A girl stands next to an art installation depicting a gorilla entitled 'Silver Back' by artist David Mach, as she poses for the photographers during a press preview of a themed auction that features the animal as artistic inspiration, entitled 'Creatures Great and Small', in London.

A girl participates in a street play to create awareness on violence against women during a protest ahead of the second anniversary of the deadly gang rape of a 23-year-old physiotherapy student on a bus, in New Delhi.
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A girl participates in a street play to create awareness on violence against women during a protest ahead of the second anniversary of the deadly gang rape of a 23-year-old physiotherapy student on a bus, in New Delhi.

A female supporter of Pakistan's cricketer-turn-politician Imran Khan, leader of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf blocks a main road during an anti-government protest in Lahore, Pakistan.
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A female supporter of Pakistan's cricketer-turn-politician Imran Khan, leader of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf blocks a main road during an anti-government protest in Lahore, Pakistan.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves to crowd during an election campaign rally in Dumka, Jharkhand.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves to crowd during an election campaign rally in Dumka, Jharkhand.

A man pours milk into a huge pot to prepare tea at a roadside stall in old parts of New Delhi. Cold wave conditions have intensified in the capital after scattered rains occurred in some parts of the city on Sunday, according to local reports.
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A man pours milk into a huge pot to prepare tea at a roadside stall in old parts of New Delhi. Cold wave conditions have intensified in the capital after scattered rains occurred in some parts of the city on Sunday, according to local reports.

The first family, back from left, first lady Michelle Obama, Sasha Obama, President Barack Obama and Malia Obama, pose with children dressed like elves at the National Building Museum in Washington.
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The first family, back from left, first lady Michelle Obama, Sasha Obama, President Barack Obama and Malia Obama, pose with children dressed like elves at the National Building Museum in Washington.

A HOSTAGE RUNS TO ARMED TACTICAL RESPONSE POLICE OFFICERS FOR SAFETY AFTER SHE ESCAPED FROM A CAFE UNDER SIEGE AT MARTIN PLACE IN THE CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT OF SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, MONDAY, DEC. 15, 2014. NEW SOUTH WALES STATE POLICE WOULD NOT SAY WHAT WAS HAPPENING INSIDE THE CAFE OR WHETHER HOSTAGES WERE BEING HELD. BUT TELEVISION FOOTAGE SHOT THROUGH THE CAFE'S WINDOWS SHOWED SEVERAL PEOPLE WITH THEIR ARMS IN THE AIR.
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A HOSTAGE RUNS TO ARMED TACTICAL RESPONSE POLICE OFFICERS FOR SAFETY AFTER SHE ESCAPED FROM A CAFE UNDER SIEGE AT MARTIN PLACE IN THE CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT OF SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, MONDAY, DEC. 15, 2014. NEW SOUTH WALES STATE POLICE WOULD NOT SAY WHAT WAS HAPPENING INSIDE THE CAFE OR WHETHER HOSTAGES WERE BEING HELD. BUT TELEVISION FOOTAGE SHOT THROUGH THE CAFE'S WINDOWS SHOWED SEVERAL PEOPLE WITH THEIR ARMS IN THE AIR.

Beverly Hills Vice Major Julian A. Gold M.D. and toy soliders attend the Beverly Hills Holiday Bazaar in Beverly Hills.
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Beverly Hills Vice Major Julian A. Gold M.D. and toy soliders attend the Beverly Hills Holiday Bazaar in Beverly Hills.

Vehicles run at the Gurgaon- Delhi Expressway during a light drizzling in Gurgaon.
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Vehicles run at the Gurgaon- Delhi Expressway during a light drizzling in Gurgaon.

Mary Lawson holds a candle during a protest against oppression and injustice, honoring Michael Brown and Eric Garner, in downtown Lincoln, Neb.
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Mary Lawson holds a candle during a protest against oppression and injustice, honoring Michael Brown and Eric Garner, in downtown Lincoln, Neb.

This image taken from video shows people holding up what appeared to be a black flag with white Arabic writing on it, inside a cafe in Sydney, Australia.
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This image taken from video shows people holding up what appeared to be a black flag with white Arabic writing on it, inside a cafe in Sydney, Australia.

America's captain Miguel Layun, left, holds up the Mexican national soccer league trophy after defeating Tigres and the end of the Mexican league final soccer match in Mexico City.
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America's captain Miguel Layun, left, holds up the Mexican national soccer league trophy after defeating Tigres and the end of the Mexican league final soccer match in Mexico City.

Children enjoying fresh snow after the first snowfall of the season in Kullu.
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Children enjoying fresh snow after the first snowfall of the season in Kullu.

Timothy Bradley hits Diego Chaves with a right uppercut during their welterweight fight at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas. After 12 rounds, the fight ended in a draw.
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Timothy Bradley hits Diego Chaves with a right uppercut during their welterweight fight at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas. After 12 rounds, the fight ended in a draw.

panda mother Ju Xiao plays with her triplet cubs in the Chimelong Wildlife Park in Guangzhou in south China's Guangdong province. The cubs, born on July 29, are the fourth panda triplets recorded in history and the only living triplets now in the world.
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panda mother Ju Xiao plays with her triplet cubs in the Chimelong Wildlife Park in Guangzhou in south China's Guangdong province. The cubs, born on July 29, are the fourth panda triplets recorded in history and the only living triplets now in the world.

Runners, dressed as Santa Claus, take part in the 38th Christmas Corrida Race in the streets of Issy Les Moulineaux, on the western outskirts of Paris.
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Runners, dressed as Santa Claus, take part in the 38th Christmas Corrida Race in the streets of Issy Les Moulineaux, on the western outskirts of Paris.

Firefighters attempt to put out the fire as vehicles burn at the entrance of the Guerrero police academy after being set alight by protesters at the state capital of Chilpancingo.
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Firefighters attempt to put out the fire as vehicles burn at the entrance of the Guerrero police academy after being set alight by protesters at the state capital of Chilpancingo.

Santa Claus gets a nose rub from Huey, a Catahoula puppy during the Yappy Hour Christmas
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Santa Claus gets a nose rub from Huey, a Catahoula puppy during the Yappy Hour Christmas "Paw-ty" to benefit Animal Care and Protective Services at the Jacksonville Landing in Jacksonville, Fla.

United States' Sydney Leroux, left, fights for the ball with Brazil’s Thayla Carolina, right, during a match of the International Women's Football Tournament at the National Stadium in Brasilia, Brazil.
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United States' Sydney Leroux, left, fights for the ball with Brazil’s Thayla Carolina, right, during a match of the International Women's Football Tournament at the National Stadium in Brasilia, Brazil.

An owner prepares a cat for an international cats competition in Belgrade, Serbia. Up to 100 cats mainly from countries in central and eastern Europe entered the competition.
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An owner prepares a cat for an international cats competition in Belgrade, Serbia. Up to 100 cats mainly from countries in central and eastern Europe entered the competition.