Day in Pics: 12th August

Aug 12, 2014, 08:46 AM IST
Pakistani authorities place containers on the road leading to Islamabad to stop activists of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf, chaired by Pakistan`s cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan and supporters of Canadian Muslim cleric Tahirul Qadri.
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Pakistani authorities place containers on the road leading to Islamabad to stop activists of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf, chaired by Pakistan`s cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan and supporters of Canadian Muslim cleric Tahirul Qadri.

US Secretary of State John Kerry, left, and Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, center, are greeted by Governor-General Peter Cosgrove at Admiralty House in Sydney.
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US Secretary of State John Kerry, left, and Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, center, are greeted by Governor-General Peter Cosgrove at Admiralty House in Sydney.

Ukrainian government soldiers from battalion `Donbass` guard at a checkpoint positions in village Mariinka near Donetsk, eastern Ukraine.
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Ukrainian government soldiers from battalion `Donbass` guard at a checkpoint positions in village Mariinka near Donetsk, eastern Ukraine.

TATA SIA Airlines limited, crew members pose with their top officials from fourth left, Directors on Board Swee Wah Mak, Mukund Rajan, Chairman Prasad Menon and CEO Teik Yeoh, at a press conference to unveil the name and logo of the new airline’ Vistara’ in New Delhi.
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TATA SIA Airlines limited, crew members pose with their top officials from fourth left, Directors on Board Swee Wah Mak, Mukund Rajan, Chairman Prasad Menon and CEO Teik Yeoh, at a press conference to unveil the name and logo of the new airline’ Vistara’ in New Delhi.

This product image released by Nails By Mei shows a wedding-themed fingernail design, created by Miho `Mei` Kawajiri. Move over, studded bracelets and chandelier earrings.
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This product image released by Nails By Mei shows a wedding-themed fingernail design, created by Miho `Mei` Kawajiri. Move over, studded bracelets and chandelier earrings.

A Palestinian boy rides a donkey next to the destroyed Nada Towers residential neighborhood in the town of Beit Lahiya, northern Gaza Strip.
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A Palestinian boy rides a donkey next to the destroyed Nada Towers residential neighborhood in the town of Beit Lahiya, northern Gaza Strip.

(L-R) Emirates DSVP Commercial Operations West Hubert Frach, TV Personality Brittney Payton, music icon Lionel Richie and EVP & COO Adel Al Redha celebrate the Emirates route launch at historic Navy Pier in Chicago, Ill.
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(L-R) Emirates DSVP Commercial Operations West Hubert Frach, TV Personality Brittney Payton, music icon Lionel Richie and EVP & COO Adel Al Redha celebrate the Emirates route launch at historic Navy Pier in Chicago, Ill.

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, of Russia, returns a volley to Dominika Cibulkova, of Slovakia, at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament.
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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, of Russia, returns a volley to Dominika Cibulkova, of Slovakia, at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament.

The moon rises in the sky as seen through the Four Towers or C.T.B.A. (Cuatro Torres Business Area), one of the main symbols of Madrid.
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The moon rises in the sky as seen through the Four Towers or C.T.B.A. (Cuatro Torres Business Area), one of the main symbols of Madrid.

Police officers arrest a man who refused to leave when police in riot gear cleared the area of S. Florissant Road and Church Street in downtown Ferguson, Mo.
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Police officers arrest a man who refused to leave when police in riot gear cleared the area of S. Florissant Road and Church Street in downtown Ferguson, Mo.

Thai rescue workers and soldiers continue their search at the site of a six-story building collapse in Pathum Thani province, just north of Bangkok, Thailand.
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Thai rescue workers and soldiers continue their search at the site of a six-story building collapse in Pathum Thani province, just north of Bangkok, Thailand.

Australian Defence Minister David Johnston, Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, US Secretary of State John Kerry and US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel pose for a photograph after a press conference at the conclusion of the annual Australia-US Ministerial Consultations (AUSMIN), at Admiralty House in Sydney.
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Australian Defence Minister David Johnston, Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, US Secretary of State John Kerry and US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel pose for a photograph after a press conference at the conclusion of the annual Australia-US Ministerial Consultations (AUSMIN), at Admiralty House in Sydney.

A boatman rows his boat in the River Ganges, flooded after heavy monsoon rains in Allahabad.
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A boatman rows his boat in the River Ganges, flooded after heavy monsoon rains in Allahabad.

Ahead of Janmashtami, an artist imparts finishing touches to an idol of Lord Krishna in Bikaner.
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Ahead of Janmashtami, an artist imparts finishing touches to an idol of Lord Krishna in Bikaner.

Army personnel inspecting on Tuesday the spot where a BSF convoy was attacked by militants on Monday evening near Pampore.
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Army personnel inspecting on Tuesday the spot where a BSF convoy was attacked by militants on Monday evening near Pampore.

Maharashtra`s Minister of State for Satej Patil presents Sword of Honour to best trainee of the batch Sandeep Rangrao Singh during a passing out parade at Maharashtra Police Academy (MPA) in Nashik.
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Maharashtra`s Minister of State for Satej Patil presents Sword of Honour to best trainee of the batch Sandeep Rangrao Singh during a passing out parade at Maharashtra Police Academy (MPA) in Nashik.

BS Seo, MD and CEO, Hyundai Motors India and Chairman of TVS Motors Venu Srinivasan (2nd from L) along with other company officials at the launch of Elite i20 car in Chennai.
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BS Seo, MD and CEO, Hyundai Motors India and Chairman of TVS Motors Venu Srinivasan (2nd from L) along with other company officials at the launch of Elite i20 car in Chennai.

Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) activists stage a protest against the rape of a minor girl in Dibrugarh.
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Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) activists stage a protest against the rape of a minor girl in Dibrugarh.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves at army soldiers in Leh.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves at army soldiers in Leh.

Children celebrating `Dahi Handi` in Thane, Mumbai.
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Children celebrating `Dahi Handi` in Thane, Mumbai.

Congress President Sonia Gandhi receiving a memento from Kerala Congress President V M Sudheeran after addressing a special convention of the party`s state unit at the party office in Thiruvananthapuram.
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Congress President Sonia Gandhi receiving a memento from Kerala Congress President V M Sudheeran after addressing a special convention of the party`s state unit at the party office in Thiruvananthapuram.

Zimbabwean batsman Brendan Taylor plays a shot during the cricket Test match against South Africa at the Harare Sports club, in Harare Zimbabwe.
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Zimbabwean batsman Brendan Taylor plays a shot during the cricket Test match against South Africa at the Harare Sports club, in Harare Zimbabwe.

In this image taken from video a convoy of white trucks with humanitarian aid leaves Alabino, outside Moscow. The convoy of 280 Russian trucks headed for eastern Ukraine early Tuesday, one day after agreement was reached on an international humanitarian relief mission.
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In this image taken from video a convoy of white trucks with humanitarian aid leaves Alabino, outside Moscow. The convoy of 280 Russian trucks headed for eastern Ukraine early Tuesday, one day after agreement was reached on an international humanitarian relief mission.

Zimbabwean captain Brendan Taylor walks off the pitch after been dismissed during the cricket Test match against South Africa at the Harare Sports club, in Harare Zimbabwe.
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Zimbabwean captain Brendan Taylor walks off the pitch after been dismissed during the cricket Test match against South Africa at the Harare Sports club, in Harare Zimbabwe.

Villagers catch offering of a chicken thrown by Hindu worshippers into the crater of Mount Bromo in Probolinggo, East Java, Indonesia.
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Villagers catch offering of a chicken thrown by Hindu worshippers into the crater of Mount Bromo in Probolinggo, East Java, Indonesia.

Triplet panda cubs rest in an incubator at the Chimelong Safari Park in Guangzhou in south China`s Guangdong province.
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Triplet panda cubs rest in an incubator at the Chimelong Safari Park in Guangzhou in south China`s Guangdong province.

DPCC chief Arvinder Singh Lovely at a protest demonstration in support of PVC industries outside Lt Governor`s residence in New Delhi.
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DPCC chief Arvinder Singh Lovely at a protest demonstration in support of PVC industries outside Lt Governor`s residence in New Delhi.

Chief of Army Staff, General Dalbir Singh presenting a memento to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Leh.
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Chief of Army Staff, General Dalbir Singh presenting a memento to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Leh.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicates the 45 MW Nimoo Bazgo Hydroelectric Project to the nation at a function in Leh.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicates the 45 MW Nimoo Bazgo Hydroelectric Project to the nation at a function in Leh.

Ranjit Yadav, President, Passenger Vehicle Business Unit, Tata Motors during the launch of the new Zest in Mumbai.
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Ranjit Yadav, President, Passenger Vehicle Business Unit, Tata Motors during the launch of the new Zest in Mumbai.