Day in Pics: 20th April

Apr 20, 2015, 17:43 PM IST
A chadar (holy cloth), handed over by an official of the US Embassy on behalf of the US government, is carried before it was offered at the shrine of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti during his Urs in Ajmer.
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A chadar (holy cloth), handed over by an official of the US Embassy on behalf of the US government, is carried before it was offered at the shrine of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti during his Urs in Ajmer.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu, MoS Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, MoS Rajiv Pratap Rudy and MoS Jitendra Singh on the first day of the second part of the Budget session in New Delhi.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu, MoS Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, MoS Rajiv Pratap Rudy and MoS Jitendra Singh on the first day of the second part of the Budget session in New Delhi.

The Indian Navy’s newly built warship INS Visakhapatnam sails into the Arabian Sea during its launch at Mazagon Dock in Mumbai. At 7,300 tonnes, Visakhapatnam will be the largest destroyer commissioned by the Indian Navy and will be equipped with the Israeli Multi Function Surveillance Threat Alert Radar (MF-STAR) which will provide targeting information to 32 Barak 8 long-range surface to air missiles onboard the warship.
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The Indian Navy’s newly built warship INS Visakhapatnam sails into the Arabian Sea during its launch at Mazagon Dock in Mumbai. At 7,300 tonnes, Visakhapatnam will be the largest destroyer commissioned by the Indian Navy and will be equipped with the Israeli Multi Function Surveillance Threat Alert Radar (MF-STAR) which will provide targeting information to 32 Barak 8 long-range surface to air missiles onboard the warship.

Lebanese army soldiers stand in front of French weapons at the Rafik Hariri International Airport in Beirut, Lebanon. Lebanon has received the first shipment of $3 billion worth of French weapons paid for by Saudi Arabia.
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Lebanese army soldiers stand in front of French weapons at the Rafik Hariri International Airport in Beirut, Lebanon. Lebanon has received the first shipment of $3 billion worth of French weapons paid for by Saudi Arabia.

Vehicles are seen piled on themselves in an automated parking tower after the lift system failed during the 6.3 magnitude earthquake that struck off the island's eastern coast in Taipei, Taiwan.
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Vehicles are seen piled on themselves in an automated parking tower after the lift system failed during the 6.3 magnitude earthquake that struck off the island's eastern coast in Taipei, Taiwan.

Melinda Gates, wife of Microsoft founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates poses for photographers as she shakes hands with Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Jagat Prakash Nadda in New Delhi. India conferred one of its highest civlian awards on Bill Gates and his wife Melidna for their work to promote global health and development.
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Melinda Gates, wife of Microsoft founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates poses for photographers as she shakes hands with Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Jagat Prakash Nadda in New Delhi. India conferred one of its highest civlian awards on Bill Gates and his wife Melidna for their work to promote global health and development.

Filipino activists hold slogans during a rally in front of the U.S. embassy in Manila, Philippines. The group is protesting against a joint U.S.-Philippines military exercise dubbed
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Filipino activists hold slogans during a rally in front of the U.S. embassy in Manila, Philippines. The group is protesting against a joint U.S.-Philippines military exercise dubbed "Balikatan 2015" where troops from both countries take part in an annual drill that focuses on regional security, terrorism, disaster preparedness and inter-operability.

Novak Djokovic of Serbia kisses his trophy after defeating Thomas Berdych of Czech republic in their final match of the Monte Carlo Tennis Masters tournament.
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Novak Djokovic of Serbia kisses his trophy after defeating Thomas Berdych of Czech republic in their final match of the Monte Carlo Tennis Masters tournament.

Britain's Prince Harry laughs with members of the North-West Mobile Force (NORFORCE) during a visit to the Wuggubun community in the Kununurra region, 470 kilometers (292 miles) southwest of Darwin, Australia. Capt. Wales was briefed on NORFORCE's operations and received his orders before he headed out on a patrol.
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Britain's Prince Harry laughs with members of the North-West Mobile Force (NORFORCE) during a visit to the Wuggubun community in the Kununurra region, 470 kilometers (292 miles) southwest of Darwin, Australia. Capt. Wales was briefed on NORFORCE's operations and received his orders before he headed out on a patrol.

Tim Meyers of Strongsville, Ohio, plants a kiss on the cheek of his brother Jeff Meyers, of Sagamore Hills, Ohio, while posing for photos with friends at the finish line of the 119th Boston Marathon in Boston, Mass.
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Tim Meyers of Strongsville, Ohio, plants a kiss on the cheek of his brother Jeff Meyers, of Sagamore Hills, Ohio, while posing for photos with friends at the finish line of the 119th Boston Marathon in Boston, Mass.

Raine Mollenbeck, of Johnston, Iowa, gets a kiss from her dog Kimber during the 36th annual Drake Relays Beautiful Bulldog Contest, in Des Moines, Iowa.
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Raine Mollenbeck, of Johnston, Iowa, gets a kiss from her dog Kimber during the 36th annual Drake Relays Beautiful Bulldog Contest, in Des Moines, Iowa.

The Memphis Grizzlies' mascot dunks a ball during a timeout in the second half of Game 1 of an NBA basketball Western Conference playoff series between the Grizzlies and the Portland Trail Blazers, in Memphis, Tenn.
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The Memphis Grizzlies' mascot dunks a ball during a timeout in the second half of Game 1 of an NBA basketball Western Conference playoff series between the Grizzlies and the Portland Trail Blazers, in Memphis, Tenn.

CHEER LEADERS DURING THE IPL 8 MATCH BETWEEN ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE AND MUMBAI INDIANS IN BENGALURU.
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CHEER LEADERS DURING THE IPL 8 MATCH BETWEEN ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE AND MUMBAI INDIANS IN BENGALURU.

Seattle Mariners' Nelson Cruz, foreground, is doused by Mariners pitchers Charlie Furbush, left, and Danny Farquhar, right, as he takes part in a television interview after hitting a walkoff RBI-single in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers, in Seattle.
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Seattle Mariners' Nelson Cruz, foreground, is doused by Mariners pitchers Charlie Furbush, left, and Danny Farquhar, right, as he takes part in a television interview after hitting a walkoff RBI-single in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers, in Seattle.

Driver Kurt Busch (41) spins during a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Bristol Motor Speedway, in Bristol, Tenn.
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Driver Kurt Busch (41) spins during a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Bristol Motor Speedway, in Bristol, Tenn.

First lady Michelle Obama walks under an umbrella on return to the White House in Washington after hiking with President Barack Obama and their daughters at Great Falls Park in Great Falls, Va.
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First lady Michelle Obama walks under an umbrella on return to the White House in Washington after hiking with President Barack Obama and their daughters at Great Falls Park in Great Falls, Va.