Day in Pics: 31st December

Dec 31, 2014, 19:12 PM IST
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Bajrang Dal activists burn posters during a protest against screening of the film PK, in Jaipur.

Bajrang Dal activists burn posters during a protest against screening of the film PK, in Jaipur.

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Trinamool Congress workers take out a protest rally aganist land ordinance in Kolkata.

Trinamool Congress workers take out a protest rally aganist land ordinance in Kolkata.

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Punjab Cabinet Minister Bikram Singh Majithia blessing couples at a mass marriage in his village Majitha , near Amritsar.

Punjab Cabinet Minister Bikram Singh Majithia blessing couples at a mass marriage in his village Majitha , near Amritsar.

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Passengers of the Italian-flagged ferry Norman Atlantic wait to be rescued after it caught fire in the Adriatic Sea. More than 400 people were rescued from the ferry, most in daring, nighttime helicopter sorties that persisted despite high winds and seas, after a fire broke out before dawn Sunday on a car deck.

Passengers of the Italian-flagged ferry Norman Atlantic wait to be rescued after it caught fire in the Adriatic Sea. More than 400 people were rescued from the ferry, most in daring, nighttime helicopter sorties that persisted despite high winds and seas, after a fire broke out before dawn Sunday on a car deck.

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Fireworks explode over the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge during New Years Eve celebrations in Sydney, Australia.

Fireworks explode over the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge during New Years Eve celebrations in Sydney, Australia.

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Two strollers walk on a snow covered track in Lofer, Austrian province of Salzburg. Weather forecasts predict snow falls for the next days in this alpine region.

Two strollers walk on a snow covered track in Lofer, Austrian province of Salzburg. Weather forecasts predict snow falls for the next days in this alpine region.

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Students welcome new year on its eve in Moradabad.

Students welcome new year on its eve in Moradabad.

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Relatives of passengers of AirAsia Flight 8501 pray at Juanda International Airport in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia.

Relatives of passengers of AirAsia Flight 8501 pray at Juanda International Airport in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia.

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A plume of smoke, ash and steam rises from the Popocatepetl volcano, seen from the town of San Nicolas de los Ranchos, Mexico.

A plume of smoke, ash and steam rises from the Popocatepetl volcano, seen from the town of San Nicolas de los Ranchos, Mexico.

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Police officers detain a protester during an unsanctioned protest in Moscow, Russia.

Police officers detain a protester during an unsanctioned protest in Moscow, Russia.

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Patty Lang rides a snow disk down one of runs at the Adventure Mountian snow park near Echo Summit, Calif.

Patty Lang rides a snow disk down one of runs at the Adventure Mountian snow park near Echo Summit, Calif.

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Smoke billows from the Italian-flagged Norman Atlantic ferry that caught fire in the Adriatic Sea.

Smoke billows from the Italian-flagged Norman Atlantic ferry that caught fire in the Adriatic Sea.

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav unveiling the models of coaches to be used for the Lucknow Metro, at his residence in Lucknow.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav unveiling the models of coaches to be used for the Lucknow Metro, at his residence in Lucknow.

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CRPF soldiers offer guard of honour to their fallen comrade Chandra Mani Yadav who died at Chhattisgarh in a Naxal attack, at Charwa in Kaushambi district of Uttar Pradesh.

CRPF soldiers offer guard of honour to their fallen comrade Chandra Mani Yadav who died at Chhattisgarh in a Naxal attack, at Charwa in Kaushambi district of Uttar Pradesh.

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Argentine traveller Demian Zen performs a giant bubbles show at Gateway of India in Mumbai.

Argentine traveller Demian Zen performs a giant bubbles show at Gateway of India in Mumbai.

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Men dressed as Vikings carry torches during the Hogmanay Torchlight Procession in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Men dressed as Vikings carry torches during the Hogmanay Torchlight Procession in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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