Day in Pics: 23rd October

Oct 23, 2014, 17:12 PM IST
PRIME MINISTER NARENDRA MODI EXCHANGING DIWALI GIFTS WITH THE OFFICERS AND JAWANS OF INDIAN ARMED FORCES DURING HIS VISIT TO SIACHEN ON THE OCCASION OF DIWALI.
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PRIME MINISTER NARENDRA MODI EXCHANGING DIWALI GIFTS WITH THE OFFICERS AND JAWANS OF INDIAN ARMED FORCES DURING HIS VISIT TO SIACHEN ON THE OCCASION OF DIWALI.

President Pranab Mukherjee being greeted by children on the occasion of Diwali at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.
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President Pranab Mukherjee being greeted by children on the occasion of Diwali at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.

First lady Michelle Obama appears at a get-out-the-vote rally in support for Democratic Sen. Al Franken and Minnesota Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton at Patrick Henry High School in Minneapolis.
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First lady Michelle Obama appears at a get-out-the-vote rally in support for Democratic Sen. Al Franken and Minnesota Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton at Patrick Henry High School in Minneapolis.

a little girl smiles to the camera as she plays in the McLaren area of the Mare slum complex in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. While the circumstances of the poor remain dire, the lowest echelons of Brazil’s social pyramid have seen the net greatest improvement in their lives over the past decade during three successive Workers’ Party governments.
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a little girl smiles to the camera as she plays in the McLaren area of the Mare slum complex in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. While the circumstances of the poor remain dire, the lowest echelons of Brazil’s social pyramid have seen the net greatest improvement in their lives over the past decade during three successive Workers’ Party governments.

Demonstrators march in protest for the disappearance of 43 students from the Isidro Burgos rural teachers college, in Mexico City.
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Demonstrators march in protest for the disappearance of 43 students from the Isidro Burgos rural teachers college, in Mexico City.

A man wipes his eyes at a memorial outside the gates of the John Weir Foote Armory, the home of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada in Hamilton, Ontario, in memory of Canadian soldier Nathan Cirillo.
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A man wipes his eyes at a memorial outside the gates of the John Weir Foote Armory, the home of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada in Hamilton, Ontario, in memory of Canadian soldier Nathan Cirillo.

Chaim Soutine's painting `View of Ceret` hangs on display during a preview of the High Museum's new exhibit, `Cezanne and the Modern: Masterpieces of European Art from the Pearlman Collection,` in Atlanta.
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Chaim Soutine's painting `View of Ceret` hangs on display during a preview of the High Museum's new exhibit, `Cezanne and the Modern: Masterpieces of European Art from the Pearlman Collection,` in Atlanta.

Kurdish mourners gather for the funeral of five Kurdish fighters, killed in the fighting with the militants of the Islamic State group in Kobani, Syria, at the cemetery in Suruc, on the Turkey-Syria border.
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Kurdish mourners gather for the funeral of five Kurdish fighters, killed in the fighting with the militants of the Islamic State group in Kobani, Syria, at the cemetery in Suruc, on the Turkey-Syria border.

This Oct. 22, 2014, photo provided via Twitter by the City of Dallas and Dallas Animal Services shows Bentley, the King Charles Spaniel who was quarantined after his owner, Nina Pham, was diagnosed with Ebola, in Dallas.
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This Oct. 22, 2014, photo provided via Twitter by the City of Dallas and Dallas Animal Services shows Bentley, the King Charles Spaniel who was quarantined after his owner, Nina Pham, was diagnosed with Ebola, in Dallas.

**COMBO** Modi bombs and Priyanka Sparklers (phuljhadi) on sale in Allahabad on Wednesday on the occasion of Diwali festival.
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**COMBO** Modi bombs and Priyanka Sparklers (phuljhadi) on sale in Allahabad on Wednesday on the occasion of Diwali festival.

Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers enjoy Diwali celebrations on the eve of Diwali at the India-Bangladesh border post of Lankamura, about 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Agartala.
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Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers enjoy Diwali celebrations on the eve of Diwali at the India-Bangladesh border post of Lankamura, about 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Agartala.

Muslim children celebrating Diwali with sparklers at a Madarsa in Mirzapur.
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Muslim children celebrating Diwali with sparklers at a Madarsa in Mirzapur.

Police take away kidnappers of a 7-yr old after their arrest in Jalandhar.
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Police take away kidnappers of a 7-yr old after their arrest in Jalandhar.

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah with GOC 15 corps Lieutenant General Subrata Saha (Centre) giving away a cheque of Rs one lac to a family member of late Bilal Ahmad Parray who was killed in an explosion, under Mission Fallah at Tosamaidan in Budgam.
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Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah with GOC 15 corps Lieutenant General Subrata Saha (Centre) giving away a cheque of Rs one lac to a family member of late Bilal Ahmad Parray who was killed in an explosion, under Mission Fallah at Tosamaidan in Budgam.

Fire fighters try to douse flames after a major fire broke out in a cold storage in Jammu.
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Fire fighters try to douse flames after a major fire broke out in a cold storage in Jammu.

Spains Rafael Nadal returns a ball to Frances Pierre-Hugues Herbert during their round of sixteen match at the Swiss Indoors tennis tournament.
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Spains Rafael Nadal returns a ball to Frances Pierre-Hugues Herbert during their round of sixteen match at the Swiss Indoors tennis tournament.

Afghan National Army soldiers make a mock attack on an enemys stronghold under smoke from colored flares during a military training exercise at Kabul Military Training Center, in Kabul.
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Afghan National Army soldiers make a mock attack on an enemys stronghold under smoke from colored flares during a military training exercise at Kabul Military Training Center, in Kabul.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee with the nurses during the inuaguration of academic building of Institute of Post Graduate Medicine Educational & Research (IPGME&R) of SSKM hospital and Government aided services for the other several hospitals, in Kolkata.
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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee with the nurses during the inuaguration of academic building of Institute of Post Graduate Medicine Educational & Research (IPGME&R) of SSKM hospital and Government aided services for the other several hospitals, in Kolkata.

Indian cricket captain MS Dhoni with budding cricketers at JSCA Stadium in Ranchi.
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Indian cricket captain MS Dhoni with budding cricketers at JSCA Stadium in Ranchi.

Mary Kom Anar on sale in Allahabad on Wednesday on the occasion of Diwali festival.
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Mary Kom Anar on sale in Allahabad on Wednesday on the occasion of Diwali festival.