Day in Pics: 22nd December

Day in Pics: 22nd December

Dec 22, 2014, 20:41 PM IST
Gonzalo Presa, centre and other workers from the Wax Museum celebrate after they won the main Christmas lottery prize in Madrid, Spain, Monday.
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Gonzalo Presa, centre and other workers from the Wax Museum celebrate after they won the main Christmas lottery prize in Madrid, Spain, Monday.

A worker opens a trap-door in a giant drum to let the balls bearing ticket numbers fall into a lower compartment before the start of Spain's Christmas lottery, in Madrid, Monday.
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A worker opens a trap-door in a giant drum to let the balls bearing ticket numbers fall into a lower compartment before the start of Spain's Christmas lottery, in Madrid, Monday.

India students hold placards and candles as they participate in a candle march held in memory of Pakistani victims killed in a Taliban attack on a military-run school in Peshawar, in Mumbai, India, Monday.
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India students hold placards and candles as they participate in a candle march held in memory of Pakistani victims killed in a Taliban attack on a military-run school in Peshawar, in Mumbai, India, Monday.

Visitors are silhouetted with decorated lights on trees to celebrate the upcoming Christmas and New Year at Garden of Morning Calm in Gapyeong, South Korea, Monday.
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Visitors are silhouetted with decorated lights on trees to celebrate the upcoming Christmas and New Year at Garden of Morning Calm in Gapyeong, South Korea, Monday.

Visitors are silhouetted with decorated lights on trees to celebrate the upcoming Christmas and New Year at Garden of Morning Calm in Gapyeong, South Korea, Monday.
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Visitors are silhouetted with decorated lights on trees to celebrate the upcoming Christmas and New Year at Garden of Morning Calm in Gapyeong, South Korea, Monday.

Visitors are silhouetted with decorated lights on trees to celebrate the upcoming Christmas and New Year at Garden of Morning Calm in Gapyeong, South Korea, Monday.
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Visitors are silhouetted with decorated lights on trees to celebrate the upcoming Christmas and New Year at Garden of Morning Calm in Gapyeong, South Korea, Monday.

People take a photograph in front of a festive window display on Oxford Street in London, Monday.
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People take a photograph in front of a festive window display on Oxford Street in London, Monday.

A diver dressed as Santa Claus watches a robotic octopus made of flexible silicone by Greek engineers, as it performs for the visitors at the Creta Aquarium in the town of Hersonissos, on the Greek island of Crete, Monday.
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A diver dressed as Santa Claus watches a robotic octopus made of flexible silicone by Greek engineers, as it performs for the visitors at the Creta Aquarium in the town of Hersonissos, on the Greek island of Crete, Monday.

A diver dressed as Santa Claus waves at a child at the Creta Aquarium in the town of Hersonissos, on the Greek island of Crete, Monday.
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A diver dressed as Santa Claus waves at a child at the Creta Aquarium in the town of Hersonissos, on the Greek island of Crete, Monday.

In this picture made available by the Vatican newspaper L' Osservatore Romano, Pope Francis, background center, delivers his message during a meeting with Cardinals and Bishops of the Vatican Curia on the occasion of the exchange of Christmas greetings in the Clementine hall at Vatican, Monday.
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In this picture made available by the Vatican newspaper L' Osservatore Romano, Pope Francis, background center, delivers his message during a meeting with Cardinals and Bishops of the Vatican Curia on the occasion of the exchange of Christmas greetings in the Clementine hall at Vatican, Monday.

People gather at the historic site of Stonehenge, southwest England to celebrate the Winter solstice Monday.
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People gather at the historic site of Stonehenge, southwest England to celebrate the Winter solstice Monday.

People gather at the historic site of Stonehenge, southwest England to celebrate the Winter solstice Monday.
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People gather at the historic site of Stonehenge, southwest England to celebrate the Winter solstice Monday.

European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, right, shakes hands with Iraq's Deputy Foreign Minister Nizar al-Khairallah at Baghdad Airport in Baghdad, Monday.
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European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, right, shakes hands with Iraq's Deputy Foreign Minister Nizar al-Khairallah at Baghdad Airport in Baghdad, Monday.

Pope Francis delivers his speech during an audience with the Holy See's employees in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican, Monday.
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Pope Francis delivers his speech during an audience with the Holy See's employees in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican, Monday.

A view of Parliament House during a foggy morning as the temperature dropped in the national capital on Monday.
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A view of Parliament House during a foggy morning as the temperature dropped in the national capital on Monday.

 IAF soldiers march during a rehearsal for the upcoming Republic Day parade in New Delhi on Monday.
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IAF soldiers march during a rehearsal for the upcoming Republic Day parade in New Delhi on Monday.

A man dressed as Santa Claus walks on the wall of the Old City in Jerusalem Monday.
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A man dressed as Santa Claus walks on the wall of the Old City in Jerusalem Monday.

Dense fog envelops Delhi -twitter
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Dense fog envelops Delhi -twitter

Philippine police show their pistols that were taped at the muzzle at Camp Crame in suburban Quezon City, north of Manila, Philippines. Police were ordered to have their firearms tapped and signed by their leaders to prevent them from firing during the Christmas and New Year revelry. Firing of guns in the air during the celebrations has led to numerous deaths from stray bullets in the past.
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Philippine police show their pistols that were taped at the muzzle at Camp Crame in suburban Quezon City, north of Manila, Philippines. Police were ordered to have their firearms tapped and signed by their leaders to prevent them from firing during the Christmas and New Year revelry. Firing of guns in the air during the celebrations has led to numerous deaths from stray bullets in the past.

Romanians shout anti-Communist slogans by burning piles of cardboard boxes, during a reenactment of the 1989 uprising in Bucharest, Romania.
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Romanians shout anti-Communist slogans by burning piles of cardboard boxes, during a reenactment of the 1989 uprising in Bucharest, Romania.

A young girls donates blood in solidarity with victims of Peshawar school attack during a blood donation drive at Indian Red Cross Society head quarters in New Delhi.
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A young girls donates blood in solidarity with victims of Peshawar school attack during a blood donation drive at Indian Red Cross Society head quarters in New Delhi.

Tunisian voter Dina Ghlisse displays her finger with the indelible ink mark after voting in La Marsa, on the outskirts of Tunis, Tunisia.
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Tunisian voter Dina Ghlisse displays her finger with the indelible ink mark after voting in La Marsa, on the outskirts of Tunis, Tunisia.

Fans of Santa Fe cheer their team during the Colombian soccer league final game against Deportivo Independiente Medellin in Bogota, Colombia.
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Fans of Santa Fe cheer their team during the Colombian soccer league final game against Deportivo Independiente Medellin in Bogota, Colombia.

US Army soldiers of the 4th Infantry Brigade, Combat team (Airborne) 25th Infantry Division, part of the NATO-led peacekeeping mission in Kosovo rest before a parachute jump training exercise in U.S military base Camp Bondsteel, near the village of Sojeve in Kosovo.
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US Army soldiers of the 4th Infantry Brigade, Combat team (Airborne) 25th Infantry Division, part of the NATO-led peacekeeping mission in Kosovo rest before a parachute jump training exercise in U.S military base Camp Bondsteel, near the village of Sojeve in Kosovo.

Police and locals at work after a building collapsed in Walled City area in New Delhi.
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Police and locals at work after a building collapsed in Walled City area in New Delhi.

RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat with Swami Satyamitranand Giriji Maharaj during the Vanvasi Raksha Parivar Kumbh 2014 in New Delhi.
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RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat with Swami Satyamitranand Giriji Maharaj during the Vanvasi Raksha Parivar Kumbh 2014 in New Delhi.

A Sadhu, or Hindu holy man, smokes marijuana to stay warm at Sangam, the confluence of rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati in Allahabad, India.
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A Sadhu, or Hindu holy man, smokes marijuana to stay warm at Sangam, the confluence of rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati in Allahabad, India.