Day in Pics: 4th January

Jan 04, 2015, 17:17 PM IST
Indian students pour water on each other as part of a ritual bath on the eve of Magh Purnima in Ahmadabad.
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Indian students pour water on each other as part of a ritual bath on the eve of Magh Purnima in Ahmadabad.

A Tamil activist of Naam Tamilar, or
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A Tamil activist of Naam Tamilar, or "We are Tamils party", holds a placard and a portrait of Tamil tiger leader Velupillai Prabhakaran, who was killed in Sri Lanka’s civil war in 2009, during a protest in Mumbai, India.

Ponta the monkey gestures to listen to a monkey trainer during their performance in Tokyo.
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Ponta the monkey gestures to listen to a monkey trainer during their performance in Tokyo.

A Kashmiri woman cries as she prays at the Hazratbal shrine on Eid-e-Milad, or birth anniversary of Islam’s Prophet Muhammed in Srinagar.
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A Kashmiri woman cries as she prays at the Hazratbal shrine on Eid-e-Milad, or birth anniversary of Islam’s Prophet Muhammed in Srinagar.

South Africa's AB de Villiers celebrates as he makes hundred runs during the third test game against against West Indies in Cape Town, South Africa.
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South Africa's AB de Villiers celebrates as he makes hundred runs during the third test game against against West Indies in Cape Town, South Africa.

People step out of their vehicles and enjoy themselves on the snow covered ground at Kufri near Shimla.
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People step out of their vehicles and enjoy themselves on the snow covered ground at Kufri near Shimla.

 Buses were set on fire during clashes that broke out between two communities on the occasion of Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi in Giridih district of Jharkhand.
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Buses were set on fire during clashes that broke out between two communities on the occasion of Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi in Giridih district of Jharkhand.

First lady Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama greet people on the tarmac before boarding Air Force One, at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Honolulu, Hawaii, to return to Washington with their family after their annual family vacation.
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First lady Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama greet people on the tarmac before boarding Air Force One, at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Honolulu, Hawaii, to return to Washington with their family after their annual family vacation.

Members of Mawar Sharon church attend a prayer service in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia. About 40 members of Mantofa's church died in the crash of AirAsia Flight 8501 which took place on Dec. 28, 2014.
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Members of Mawar Sharon church attend a prayer service in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia. About 40 members of Mantofa's church died in the crash of AirAsia Flight 8501 which took place on Dec. 28, 2014.

Andrea Petkovic of Germany plays a shot during her first round match against Estonia's Kaia Kanepi at the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane, Australia.
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Andrea Petkovic of Germany plays a shot during her first round match against Estonia's Kaia Kanepi at the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane, Australia.

The replica of Gateway Of India made with Diamond & Gold at a jewellery exhibition.
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The replica of Gateway Of India made with Diamond & Gold at a jewellery exhibition.

This  photo shows a sinkhole that swallowed up an entire section of a street near downtown Omaha Neb. The sinkhole is about 25 feet in diameter and about 15 deep, officials said. No injuries or property damage was reported.
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This photo shows a sinkhole that swallowed up an entire section of a street near downtown Omaha Neb. The sinkhole is about 25 feet in diameter and about 15 deep, officials said. No injuries or property damage was reported.

A masked Bahraini anti-government protester carrying a flag holds a tear gas canister he is preparing to throw back toward police who fired it during clashes in Bilad Al Qadeem, Bahrain, a suburb of Manama.
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A masked Bahraini anti-government protester carrying a flag holds a tear gas canister he is preparing to throw back toward police who fired it during clashes in Bilad Al Qadeem, Bahrain, a suburb of Manama.

Myanmar President Thein Sein, center, rides in an open vehicle inspecting officers and military hardwear during a ceremony to mark Myanmar's 67th anniversary of Independence Day in Naypyitaw, Myanmar.
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Myanmar President Thein Sein, center, rides in an open vehicle inspecting officers and military hardwear during a ceremony to mark Myanmar's 67th anniversary of Independence Day in Naypyitaw, Myanmar.

President Barack Obama's motorcade passes Kaneohe Bay as heads for the beach at Bellows Air Force Station, on the island of Oahu in Hawaii, on the final day of the Obama family vacation.
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President Barack Obama's motorcade passes Kaneohe Bay as heads for the beach at Bellows Air Force Station, on the island of Oahu in Hawaii, on the final day of the Obama family vacation.

Britains Andy Murray, left, receives the winners trophy from Khaldoon Al Mubarak, CEO of Mubadala, after Novak Djokovic pulled out due to illness on the third day of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi.
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Britains Andy Murray, left, receives the winners trophy from Khaldoon Al Mubarak, CEO of Mubadala, after Novak Djokovic pulled out due to illness on the third day of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi.

A charred vehicle after a clash between BJP and AAP workers in New Delhi.
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A charred vehicle after a clash between BJP and AAP workers in New Delhi.

India's cricket captain Virat Kohli, left, poses for photos for fans as his team arrives at training before their cricket test match against Australia in Sydney, Sunday.
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India's cricket captain Virat Kohli, left, poses for photos for fans as his team arrives at training before their cricket test match against Australia in Sydney, Sunday.

India's former cricket captain MS Dhoni prepares to bowl in the nets as his team trains before their cricket test match against Australia in Sydney, Sunday.
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India's former cricket captain MS Dhoni prepares to bowl in the nets as his team trains before their cricket test match against Australia in Sydney, Sunday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing at the “Gyan Sangam”, a two-day retreat function of the chiefs of financial institutions, in Pune.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing at the “Gyan Sangam”, a two-day retreat function of the chiefs of financial institutions, in Pune.

Brad Pitt presents the breakthrough performance award - actor at the 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala.
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Brad Pitt presents the breakthrough performance award - actor at the 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala.

USA's Hannah Kearney competes during the women's World Cup freestyle moguls event in Calgary, Alberta.
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USA's Hannah Kearney competes during the women's World Cup freestyle moguls event in Calgary, Alberta.

Chicago Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic (44) looks to the basket as Boston Celtics forward Kelly Olynyk (41) guards during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Chicago.
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Chicago Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic (44) looks to the basket as Boston Celtics forward Kelly Olynyk (41) guards during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Chicago.