Day in Pics: 17th March

Mar 17, 2015, 20:43 PM IST
Congress party President Sonia Gandhi, Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Sitaram Yechury, Janata Dal (United) leader Sharad Yadav, Congress party leader Ghulam Nabi Azad and other lawmakers gather at parliament house to participate in a march against the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party’s Land Acquisition Bill in New Delhi.
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Congress party President Sonia Gandhi, Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Sitaram Yechury, Janata Dal (United) leader Sharad Yadav, Congress party leader Ghulam Nabi Azad and other lawmakers gather at parliament house to participate in a march against the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party’s Land Acquisition Bill in New Delhi.

India’s Sunil Chhetri competes for the ball with Nepal’s Bikram Lama during their 2018 World Cup qualifying match in Kathmandu, Nepal.
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India’s Sunil Chhetri competes for the ball with Nepal’s Bikram Lama during their 2018 World Cup qualifying match in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Nuns of Ananda Marga, a spiritual and social service organization, walk in a silent procession protesting the rape of an elderly nun at a convent in Ranaghat, in Kolkata.
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Nuns of Ananda Marga, a spiritual and social service organization, walk in a silent procession protesting the rape of an elderly nun at a convent in Ranaghat, in Kolkata.

Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde speaks as Governor of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Raghuram Rajan looks on during an event at the RBI headquarters in Mumbai.
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Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde speaks as Governor of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Raghuram Rajan looks on during an event at the RBI headquarters in Mumbai.

Models pose at launch of Hyundai Motors India Ltds new i20 ACTIVE in New Delhi.
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Models pose at launch of Hyundai Motors India Ltds new i20 ACTIVE in New Delhi.

Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore along with actors Jackie Shroff and Vikram Gokhale during the inauguration of Vividh Bharati Service in FM mode of All India Radio.
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Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore along with actors Jackie Shroff and Vikram Gokhale during the inauguration of Vividh Bharati Service in FM mode of All India Radio.

Ace shuttler Kidambi Srikanth, winner of Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold 2015 trophy, on his arrival at Shamshabad Airport near Hyderabad from Switzerland.
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Ace shuttler Kidambi Srikanth, winner of Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold 2015 trophy, on his arrival at Shamshabad Airport near Hyderabad from Switzerland.

Britain's Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge meets cadets during a visit to the 1st Battalion Irish Guards at the St. Patrick's Day Parade at Mons Barracks, Aldershot, in England.
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Britain's Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge meets cadets during a visit to the 1st Battalion Irish Guards at the St. Patrick's Day Parade at Mons Barracks, Aldershot, in England.

Soccer player Rafael van der Vaart and his girlfriend Sabia Boulahrouz arrive for the premiere of the Queen Musical 'We Will Rock You' in the Mehr! theatre in Hamburg, Germany.
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Soccer player Rafael van der Vaart and his girlfriend Sabia Boulahrouz arrive for the premiere of the Queen Musical 'We Will Rock You' in the Mehr! theatre in Hamburg, Germany.

The 'Frecce Tricolori' Italian Air Force acrobatic squad fly over Rome, to mark the 154th anniversary of the Italian Unification in 1861.
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The 'Frecce Tricolori' Italian Air Force acrobatic squad fly over Rome, to mark the 154th anniversary of the Italian Unification in 1861.

Former Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh, center, receives a bouquet of flowers from the newly elected office bearers of
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Former Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh, center, receives a bouquet of flowers from the newly elected office bearers of "National Students' Union of India" (NSUI), who called on him at his residence in New Delhi.

Participants of
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Participants of "Model of the World Malaysia 2015" pageant pose for media at a hotel outside Kuala Lumpur.

A farmer woman looks at wheat crop that was damaged in unseasonal rainfall and hailstorm at village Govingpura, outskirts of Jaipur, Rajasthan. The recent rainfall over large parts of northwest and central India has massively damaged standing crops.
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A farmer woman looks at wheat crop that was damaged in unseasonal rainfall and hailstorm at village Govingpura, outskirts of Jaipur, Rajasthan. The recent rainfall over large parts of northwest and central India has massively damaged standing crops.

South Korean models pose with Hyundai Motors' all-new Tucson SUV during a press unveiling in Seoul, South Korea. The vehicle, equipped with a U2 1.7 diesel engine or R2.0 diesel engine, are priced from 23.4 million won (US$20,763) to 29.2 million won (US$25,909) .
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South Korean models pose with Hyundai Motors' all-new Tucson SUV during a press unveiling in Seoul, South Korea. The vehicle, equipped with a U2 1.7 diesel engine or R2.0 diesel engine, are priced from 23.4 million won (US$20,763) to 29.2 million won (US$25,909) .

Pakistani protesters take cover during clashes with police, in Lahore.
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Pakistani protesters take cover during clashes with police, in Lahore.

A man walks with umberalla during heavy snowfall in Srinagar.
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A man walks with umberalla during heavy snowfall in Srinagar.

Magnets for sale decorate a tourist shop, one showing an image of U.S. President Barack Obama smelling a cigar, at a market in Havana, Cuba.
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Magnets for sale decorate a tourist shop, one showing an image of U.S. President Barack Obama smelling a cigar, at a market in Havana, Cuba.

Chilkat, one of Jessie Royer's dogs, gets some shuteye at the Koyuk, Alaska, checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
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Chilkat, one of Jessie Royer's dogs, gets some shuteye at the Koyuk, Alaska, checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

Family members of Pakistani Christian community mourn the death of a victim of Sunday's suicide bombings that struck two churches, in Lahore, Pakistan.
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Family members of Pakistani Christian community mourn the death of a victim of Sunday's suicide bombings that struck two churches, in Lahore, Pakistan.

police use water cannons to disperse activists of opposition Congress party’s youth wing after they jumped police barricades during a protest against the government’s land acquisition bill, in New Delhi.
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police use water cannons to disperse activists of opposition Congress party’s youth wing after they jumped police barricades during a protest against the government’s land acquisition bill, in New Delhi.

Victoria Azarenka, of Belarus, returns a volley from Maria Sharapova, of Russia, during their match at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament.
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Victoria Azarenka, of Belarus, returns a volley from Maria Sharapova, of Russia, during their match at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament.