Day in Pics: 16th December

Day in Pics: 16th December

Dec 16, 2014, 17:25 PM IST
Sri Lankan batsman Mahela Jayawardene acknowledges the crowd as he leaves the field after being dismissed in his final innings in home ground during the seventh one day international cricket match against England in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
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Sri Lankan batsman Mahela Jayawardene acknowledges the crowd as he leaves the field after being dismissed in his final innings in home ground during the seventh one day international cricket match against England in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar along with Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, Naval Chief Admiral RK Dhowan and Army chief Gen Dalbir Singh pays homage to the martyrs at Amar Jawan Jyoti on the occassion of Vijay Diwas in New Delhi.
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Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar along with Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, Naval Chief Admiral RK Dhowan and Army chief Gen Dalbir Singh pays homage to the martyrs at Amar Jawan Jyoti on the occassion of Vijay Diwas in New Delhi.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu leaves after the BJP Parliamentary Party meeting at Parliament in New Delhi.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu leaves after the BJP Parliamentary Party meeting at Parliament in New Delhi.

A woman lights a candle as she pays respect on the second anniversary of the deadly gang rape of a student on a bus, in New Delhi, India.
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A woman lights a candle as she pays respect on the second anniversary of the deadly gang rape of a student on a bus, in New Delhi, India.

Pakistani rescue workers take out students from an ambulance who injured in the shootout at a school under attack by Taliban gunmen, upon arrival at a local hospital in Peshawar, Pakistan.
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Pakistani rescue workers take out students from an ambulance who injured in the shootout at a school under attack by Taliban gunmen, upon arrival at a local hospital in Peshawar, Pakistan.

people enjoy a stroll at the Christmas market in Magdeburg, eastern Germany.
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people enjoy a stroll at the Christmas market in Magdeburg, eastern Germany.

Sydney Muslim community leader Jamal Rifi, center, and his family members pray at a makeshift memorial after a siege at Martin Place in the central business district of Sydney, Australia.
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Sydney Muslim community leader Jamal Rifi, center, and his family members pray at a makeshift memorial after a siege at Martin Place in the central business district of Sydney, Australia.

A stray dog sits in the middle of a road where Indian soldiers from the Army, the Navy and the Air Force wait before a ceremony to commemorate Victory Day near the India Gate war memorial, in New Delhi, India.
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A stray dog sits in the middle of a road where Indian soldiers from the Army, the Navy and the Air Force wait before a ceremony to commemorate Victory Day near the India Gate war memorial, in New Delhi, India.

A crane which crashed into the roof of a house is seen following an unusual marriage proposal by a man who wished to be lifted in front of the bedroom window of his girlfriend to ask for her hand in marriage, in the central Dutch town of IJsselstein.
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A crane which crashed into the roof of a house is seen following an unusual marriage proposal by a man who wished to be lifted in front of the bedroom window of his girlfriend to ask for her hand in marriage, in the central Dutch town of IJsselstein.

First lady Michelle Obama reads “Twas the night before Christmas” to patients, families, and staff at Children’s National Health System in Washington.
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First lady Michelle Obama reads “Twas the night before Christmas” to patients, families, and staff at Children’s National Health System in Washington.

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, India.
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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, India.

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Sania Mirza :-I like :) do u???? thank you @forbes_india .. It's lovely.. -twitter

Heavy rain caused roadways to flood, in Monterey, Calif. A new storm dumped more rain on already waterlogged parts of Northern California, causing minor road flooding, scattered power outages and airport delays.
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Heavy rain caused roadways to flood, in Monterey, Calif. A new storm dumped more rain on already waterlogged parts of Northern California, causing minor road flooding, scattered power outages and airport delays.

Supporters of Pakistan's cricketer-turn-politician Imran Khan, leader of Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf chant slogans during an anti-government protest in Lahore, Pakistan.
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Supporters of Pakistan's cricketer-turn-politician Imran Khan, leader of Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf chant slogans during an anti-government protest in Lahore, Pakistan.

the active lava flow front continues to advance downslope towards the northeast about a mile and a half from the marketplace in Pahoa, Hawaii.
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the active lava flow front continues to advance downslope towards the northeast about a mile and a half from the marketplace in Pahoa, Hawaii.

Protestors chant as they rally outside Gracie Mansion as New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio hosts the annual holiday party, in New York.
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Protestors chant as they rally outside Gracie Mansion as New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio hosts the annual holiday party, in New York.

Jada Hughley, Jakell's cousin, left, hugs Ayanna Hughley, Jakell's girlfriend, during a vigil for Jakell Mitchell, an Auburn football player, in downtown Opelika, Ala.
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Jada Hughley, Jakell's cousin, left, hugs Ayanna Hughley, Jakell's girlfriend, during a vigil for Jakell Mitchell, an Auburn football player, in downtown Opelika, Ala.

A woman cries as she visits a makeshift memorial in Sydney, Australia, near where three people died in a siege. An Iranian-born gunman took 17 people hostage at a central city cafe Monday before police stormed the cafe early Tuesday. The gunman and two hostages were killed.
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A woman cries as she visits a makeshift memorial in Sydney, Australia, near where three people died in a siege. An Iranian-born gunman took 17 people hostage at a central city cafe Monday before police stormed the cafe early Tuesday. The gunman and two hostages were killed.