Day in Pics: 20th August

Aug 20, 2015, 20:10 PM IST
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Syrian citizens look on as they stand in front of a burned car that set on fire by an attack of Syrian government airstrike, in Douma, a suburb of Damascus, Syria.

Syrian citizens look on as they stand in front of a burned car that set on fire by an attack of Syrian government airstrike, in Douma, a suburb of Damascus, Syria.

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England's Moeen Ali celebrates taking the wicket of Australia's David Warner on the first day of the fifth Ashes Test match between England and Australia, at the Oval cricket ground in London.

England's Moeen Ali celebrates taking the wicket of Australia's David Warner on the first day of the fifth Ashes Test match between England and Australia, at the Oval cricket ground in London.

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Activists of Jammu West Assembly Movement burn effigies during a protest against Pakistan in Jammu.

Activists of Jammu West Assembly Movement burn effigies during a protest against Pakistan in Jammu.

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Staffers move a mascot for the World Athletics Championships along the track at the Beijing Olympic Stadium, also known as the Birds Nest, in Beijing.

Staffers move a mascot for the World Athletics Championships along the track at the Beijing Olympic Stadium, also known as the Birds Nest, in Beijing.

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Commuters stop their vehicles and watch a wild male elephant, who got separated from his herd, cross a highway on the outskirts of Guwahati.

Commuters stop their vehicles and watch a wild male elephant, who got separated from his herd, cross a highway on the outskirts of Guwahati.

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Lokesh Rahul plays a shot during the first day's play of the second test cricket match between Sri Lanka and India in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Lokesh Rahul plays a shot during the first day's play of the second test cricket match between Sri Lanka and India in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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Flames rise near a tree on the ridge line above several homes on Twisp River Road just after midnight, in Twisp, Wash.

Flames rise near a tree on the ridge line above several homes on Twisp River Road just after midnight, in Twisp, Wash.

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President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Hamid Ansari, Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress President Sonia Gandhi, party Vice President Rahul Gandhi and others during former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 71st birth anniversary at Vir Bhumi in New Delhi.

President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Hamid Ansari, Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress President Sonia Gandhi, party Vice President Rahul Gandhi and others during former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 71st birth anniversary at Vir Bhumi in New Delhi.

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Rafael Nadal, of Spain, returns to Jeremy Chardy, of France, during a match at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament, in Mason, Ohio.

Rafael Nadal, of Spain, returns to Jeremy Chardy, of France, during a match at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament, in Mason, Ohio.

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A police helicopter illuminates a burning car, after it was set ablaze following a fatal officer-involved shooting, in St. Louis. A black 18-year-old fleeing from officers serving a search warrant at a home in a crime-troubled section of St. Louis was fatally shot Wednesday by police after he pointed a gun at them, the city's police chief said.

A police helicopter illuminates a burning car, after it was set ablaze following a fatal officer-involved shooting, in St. Louis. A black 18-year-old fleeing from officers serving a search warrant at a home in a crime-troubled section of St. Louis was fatally shot Wednesday by police after he pointed a gun at them, the city's police chief said.

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The sun sets behind the National Cooperative Refinery Association oil refinery in McPherson, Kan.

The sun sets behind the National Cooperative Refinery Association oil refinery in McPherson, Kan.

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A Hindu devotee offers milk to a snake at a temple during the annual Hindu Nag Panchami festival, in Allahabad.

A Hindu devotee offers milk to a snake at a temple during the annual Hindu Nag Panchami festival, in Allahabad.

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Troy Munford soaks in the waters of Sunday River in Riley Township, Maine.

Troy Munford soaks in the waters of Sunday River in Riley Township, Maine.

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An air tanker drops red fire retardant on a wildfire near Twisp, Wash.

An air tanker drops red fire retardant on a wildfire near Twisp, Wash.

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Lebanese activists are sprayed with water as they try to cross to the government house, during a protest against the ongoing trash crisis, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon.

Lebanese activists are sprayed with water as they try to cross to the government house, during a protest against the ongoing trash crisis, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon.

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School children try to touch a snake during an awareness program on Naag Panchami festival in Mumbai.

School children try to touch a snake during an awareness program on Naag Panchami festival in Mumbai.

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Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, right, embraces Sharmistha Mukherjee, daughter of Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, as she arrives to express her condolences on the demise of Mukherjee's wife Suvra Mukherjee in New Delhi.

Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, right, embraces Sharmistha Mukherjee, daughter of Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, as she arrives to express her condolences on the demise of Mukherjee's wife Suvra Mukherjee in New Delhi.

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Lebanese activists are sprayed by riot police using water cannons, during a protest against the ongoing trash crisis, in front of the government house, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon.

Lebanese activists are sprayed by riot police using water cannons, during a protest against the ongoing trash crisis, in front of the government house, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon.

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Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi meeting people at Bhetua village in Amethi.

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi meeting people at Bhetua village in Amethi.

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