Day in Pics: 17th October

Oct 17, 2015, 18:34 PM IST
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Smoke rises after shelling by Syrian army in Jobar, Damascus, Syria. Backed by Russian airstrikes, the Syrian army has launched an offensive in central and northwestern regions.

Smoke rises after shelling by Syrian army in Jobar, Damascus, Syria. Backed by Russian airstrikes, the Syrian army has launched an offensive in central and northwestern regions.

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Rafael Nadal of Spain reaches for the ball as he plays against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France during their semifinal match of the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament in Shanghai, China.

Rafael Nadal of Spain reaches for the ball as he plays against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France during their semifinal match of the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament in Shanghai, China.

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Voters wait in a queue to cast their vote at polling booth during third phase of Uttar Pradesh Panchyat elections in Mathura.

Voters wait in a queue to cast their vote at polling booth during third phase of Uttar Pradesh Panchyat elections in Mathura.

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Police officials clicking pictures of cricketers during the India and South Africa practice session in Rajkot.

Police officials clicking pictures of cricketers during the India and South Africa practice session in Rajkot.

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav with Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan during his arrival in Bhopal to discuss NITI Ayog Sub Group’s recommendations.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav with Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan during his arrival in Bhopal to discuss NITI Ayog Sub Group’s recommendations.

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University students stage protest in support of their demands in Srinagar.

University students stage protest in support of their demands in Srinagar.

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Sikh protesters trampling the burning effigy of Parkash Singh Badal-led government and Gurbachan Singh, as a police officer tries to stop them during their protest against the alleged desecration of religious book and Punjab firing incident, in Srinagar.

Sikh protesters trampling the burning effigy of Parkash Singh Badal-led government and Gurbachan Singh, as a police officer tries to stop them during their protest against the alleged desecration of religious book and Punjab firing incident, in Srinagar.

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Director General of Jammu and Kashmir police K Rajindra presents a momento to Member Parliament and president of ruling party, PDP, Mehbooba Mufti as state Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu looks on during the inauguration of one day seminar on Isla-Traffic Management in J&K.

Director General of Jammu and Kashmir police K Rajindra presents a momento to Member Parliament and president of ruling party, PDP, Mehbooba Mufti as state Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu looks on during the inauguration of one day seminar on Isla-Traffic Management in J&K.

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Sri Lankan cricketers congratulate bowler Rangana Herath, without cap, for the dismissal of West Indies Kemar Roach during the fourth day of the first test cricket match in Galle, Sri Lanka.

Sri Lankan cricketers congratulate bowler Rangana Herath, without cap, for the dismissal of West Indies Kemar Roach during the fourth day of the first test cricket match in Galle, Sri Lanka.

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People on the transport ship Dokdo waves as South Korean navy's destroyer Yang Manchun sails by during a media day for a naval fleet review off South Korea's southeastern coast near Busan, South Korea.

People on the transport ship Dokdo waves as South Korean navy's destroyer Yang Manchun sails by during a media day for a naval fleet review off South Korea's southeastern coast near Busan, South Korea.

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Artists perform garba during ongoing Navratri celebrations at Surat.

Artists perform garba during ongoing Navratri celebrations at Surat.

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President Barack Obama meets with South Korean President Park Geun-hye.

President Barack Obama meets with South Korean President Park Geun-hye.

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An Indian man dressed as Hindu Goddess Kali dances in a street play ahead of Dussehra festival in Allahabad.

An Indian man dressed as Hindu Goddess Kali dances in a street play ahead of Dussehra festival in Allahabad.

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The Hidden Pines fire burns at Alum Creek Road and Park Road 1C near Bastrop, Texas.

The Hidden Pines fire burns at Alum Creek Road and Park Road 1C near Bastrop, Texas.

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Israeli troops fire tear gas during clashes with Palestinian demonstrators near Ramallah, West Bank.

Israeli troops fire tear gas during clashes with Palestinian demonstrators near Ramallah, West Bank.

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Mainz's Yoshinori Muto, left, and Dortmund's Sokratis challenge for the ball during a German Bundesliga soccer match between FSV Mainz 05 and Borussia Dortmund in Mainz, Germany.

Mainz's Yoshinori Muto, left, and Dortmund's Sokratis challenge for the ball during a German Bundesliga soccer match between FSV Mainz 05 and Borussia Dortmund in Mainz, Germany.

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