Day in Pics: 18th December

Day in Pics: 18th December

Dec 18, 2014, 20:20 PM IST
Sachin Tendulkar is garlanded during inauguration of a Swimming centre in North 24 Pargana district in West Bengal.
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Sachin Tendulkar is garlanded during inauguration of a Swimming centre in North 24 Pargana district in West Bengal.

Sikh people attack the vehicle of BJP leader Navjot Singh Sidhu over his alleged controversial remarks at Bhor Camp in Jammu.
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Sikh people attack the vehicle of BJP leader Navjot Singh Sidhu over his alleged controversial remarks at Bhor Camp in Jammu.

DMRC chief Mangu Singh flags off the trial run for a metro train on the newly built Mandi house- ITO route in New Delhi.
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DMRC chief Mangu Singh flags off the trial run for a metro train on the newly built Mandi house- ITO route in New Delhi.

Indian Space Research Organisation’s Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV Mark-III) rocket lifts off carrying CARE (Crew Module Atmospheeric Re-entry Experiment) from the east coast island of Sriharikota.
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Indian Space Research Organisation’s Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV Mark-III) rocket lifts off carrying CARE (Crew Module Atmospheeric Re-entry Experiment) from the east coast island of Sriharikota.

Visitors follow king penguins (aptenodytes patagonicus) as they march through the Zoo in Basel, Switzerland. The king penguins are only let outdoors for a walk in the winter, because they naturally require low temperatures.
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Visitors follow king penguins (aptenodytes patagonicus) as they march through the Zoo in Basel, Switzerland. The king penguins are only let outdoors for a walk in the winter, because they naturally require low temperatures.

Bangladesh’s President Abdul Hamid throws flowers as he pays respect at Rajghat, the memorial to the late Mahatma Gandhi in New Delhi.
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Bangladesh’s President Abdul Hamid throws flowers as he pays respect at Rajghat, the memorial to the late Mahatma Gandhi in New Delhi.

South Africa's captain Hashim Amla, rises his bat after reaching his double century on the second day of their 1st cricket test match against West Indies at Centurion Park in Pretoria, South Africa.
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South Africa's captain Hashim Amla, rises his bat after reaching his double century on the second day of their 1st cricket test match against West Indies at Centurion Park in Pretoria, South Africa.

School children make a rangoli with a message condemning the Pakistani Talibans terror attack on children, in Mumbai.
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School children make a rangoli with a message condemning the Pakistani Talibans terror attack on children, in Mumbai.

Indians, wrapped in warm clothes, walk through a fog covered road in Jammu, India. As winter sets in, thick fog engulfs most of north India disrupting normal life.
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Indians, wrapped in warm clothes, walk through a fog covered road in Jammu, India. As winter sets in, thick fog engulfs most of north India disrupting normal life.

School children touch an orangutan named
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School children touch an orangutan named "Pacquiao" as zoo owner Manny Tangco gives them a tour ahead of next week's Christmas celebration in suburban Malabon city, north of Manila, Philippines.

A worker touches a cake made in the shape of Indian parliament building on display at the annual cake show as part of new year celebrations in Bangalore, India.  The cake measures 18 feet in diameter and is made of about 5000 kilogram (11,023 pounds) of sugar, eggs and cornflour, claimed the maker.
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A worker touches a cake made in the shape of Indian parliament building on display at the annual cake show as part of new year celebrations in Bangalore, India. The cake measures 18 feet in diameter and is made of about 5000 kilogram (11,023 pounds) of sugar, eggs and cornflour, claimed the maker.

INDIAN SPACE RESEARCH ORGANISATION’S GEOSYNCHRONOUS SATELLITE LAUNCH VEHICLE (GSLV MARK-III) ROCKET SHOOTS SKYWARD CARRYING CARE (CREW MODULE ATMOSPHEERIC RE-ENTRY EXPERIMENT), PAST A FLOCK OF GEESE, FROM THE EAST COAST ISLAND OF SRIHARIKOTA.
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INDIAN SPACE RESEARCH ORGANISATION’S GEOSYNCHRONOUS SATELLITE LAUNCH VEHICLE (GSLV MARK-III) ROCKET SHOOTS SKYWARD CARRYING CARE (CREW MODULE ATMOSPHEERIC RE-ENTRY EXPERIMENT), PAST A FLOCK OF GEESE, FROM THE EAST COAST ISLAND OF SRIHARIKOTA.

Rocket GSLV Mark III successfully launched -twitter
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Rocket GSLV Mark III successfully launched -twitter

Pakistans Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, center, talks to an injured student, a victim of Tuesdays school attack, as Army Chief Gen. Raheel Sharif watches them during their visit to a military hospital in Peshawar.
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Pakistans Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, center, talks to an injured student, a victim of Tuesdays school attack, as Army Chief Gen. Raheel Sharif watches them during their visit to a military hospital in Peshawar.

This photo released in a statement by the Pakistani Taliban shows the Taliban fighters who stormed a military-run school in Peshawar, Pakistan.
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This photo released in a statement by the Pakistani Taliban shows the Taliban fighters who stormed a military-run school in Peshawar, Pakistan.

Replacement fielder Marnus Labuschagne is airborne as dives to take a catch to dismiss India's Varun Aaron during play on day two of the second cricket test in Brisbane, Australia.
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Replacement fielder Marnus Labuschagne is airborne as dives to take a catch to dismiss India's Varun Aaron during play on day two of the second cricket test in Brisbane, Australia.

President Barack Obama, right, puts his arm around Rabbi Angela Buchdahl, as first lady Michelle Obama applauds during a Hanukkah reception in the Grand Foyer of the White House.
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President Barack Obama, right, puts his arm around Rabbi Angela Buchdahl, as first lady Michelle Obama applauds during a Hanukkah reception in the Grand Foyer of the White House.

This photo provided by American Eagle Outfitters shows a beagle wearing an American Beagle Outfitters beanie and a puffer vest. For some pet owners, clothing plays into a luxury lifestyle. For others, it's a way to match man's best friend; and sometimes it's simply about keeping animals warm this winter.
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This photo provided by American Eagle Outfitters shows a beagle wearing an American Beagle Outfitters beanie and a puffer vest. For some pet owners, clothing plays into a luxury lifestyle. For others, it's a way to match man's best friend; and sometimes it's simply about keeping animals warm this winter.

Diver Mark Lane, dressed as Scuba Santa Claus, is greeted by children after plunging into the 212,000 gallon Philippine Coral Reef tank at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco.
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Diver Mark Lane, dressed as Scuba Santa Claus, is greeted by children after plunging into the 212,000 gallon Philippine Coral Reef tank at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco.

Firefighters battle dense smoke at a house fire in Dickson City, Pa.  Flames ripped through the two-story home, as the heat melted the siding of homes on either side of the fire. The house was destroyed. According to the The Scranton Times & Tribune, no injuries were reported.
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Firefighters battle dense smoke at a house fire in Dickson City, Pa. Flames ripped through the two-story home, as the heat melted the siding of homes on either side of the fire. The house was destroyed. According to the The Scranton Times & Tribune, no injuries were reported.

Miss America 2015, Kira Kazentsev, receives the first annual
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Miss America 2015, Kira Kazentsev, receives the first annual "Make the Call" award for her domestic violence advocacy from Joy Solomon of the Weinberg Center for Elder Prevention in Riverdale, N.Y.

Motorists make their way southbound on the snow covered Old Santa Fe Trail near Santa Fe, N.M. during a snowstorm.
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Motorists make their way southbound on the snow covered Old Santa Fe Trail near Santa Fe, N.M. during a snowstorm.

Western Sydney Wanderers' Daniel Alessi, right, and ES Setif's Mohamed Benyettou jump for the ball during the 5th place soccer match between ES Setif and Western Sydney Wanderers at the Club World Cup soccer tournament in Marrakech, Morocco.
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Western Sydney Wanderers' Daniel Alessi, right, and ES Setif's Mohamed Benyettou jump for the ball during the 5th place soccer match between ES Setif and Western Sydney Wanderers at the Club World Cup soccer tournament in Marrakech, Morocco.

BlackBerry CEO John Chen introduces the company's new phone, the BlackBerry Classic, during a news conference, in New York.
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BlackBerry CEO John Chen introduces the company's new phone, the BlackBerry Classic, during a news conference, in New York.