Day in Pics: 12th December

Dec 12, 2013, 08:42 AM IST
Argentina`s Lanus players celebrate with the Copa Sudamericana trophy after defeating Brazil`s Ponte Preta in the final soccer match in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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Argentina`s Lanus players celebrate with the Copa Sudamericana trophy after defeating Brazil`s Ponte Preta in the final soccer match in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

A fan of Argentina`s Lanus climbs a fence as fireworks explode outside the stadium before the Copa Sudamericana final soccer match against Brazil`s Ponte Preta in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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A fan of Argentina`s Lanus climbs a fence as fireworks explode outside the stadium before the Copa Sudamericana final soccer match against Brazil`s Ponte Preta in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

A gay rights activist delivers a speech during a protest against a court ruling in India in New Delhi.
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A gay rights activist delivers a speech during a protest against a court ruling in India in New Delhi.

Belgium`s Kim Clijsters reacts during an exhibition doubles tennis match against Belgium`s Kirsten Flipkens and France`s Henri Leconte at the Sportpaleis in Antwerp.
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Belgium`s Kim Clijsters reacts during an exhibition doubles tennis match against Belgium`s Kirsten Flipkens and France`s Henri Leconte at the Sportpaleis in Antwerp.

This image made from video provided by the Marion County Sheriff`s Office shows Marion County corrections officer Charlie Broaderick, left, slamming the head of James Duckworth while in custody.
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This image made from video provided by the Marion County Sheriff`s Office shows Marion County corrections officer Charlie Broaderick, left, slamming the head of James Duckworth while in custody.

Christmas decorations are displayed in front of a ferris wheel, on a plaza decorated for Christmas in Nice, southeastern France.
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Christmas decorations are displayed in front of a ferris wheel, on a plaza decorated for Christmas in Nice, southeastern France.

Secretary of State John Kerry responds to a reporters question about his closed-door briefing with Senators on the recent agreement reached between Iran and western powers on Iran`s nuclear program on Capitol Hill in Washington.
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Secretary of State John Kerry responds to a reporters question about his closed-door briefing with Senators on the recent agreement reached between Iran and western powers on Iran`s nuclear program on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Cal Murrell, otherwise known as
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Cal Murrell, otherwise known as "The Happy Preacher," recites a chant with the crowd during a memorial vigil to former South African President Nelson Mandela at Morehouse College.

West Indies Tino Best attempts to take a catch on the boundary off the bat of New Zealand`s Trent Boult on the second day of the second international cricket match at the Basin Reserve in Wellington, New Zealand.
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West Indies Tino Best attempts to take a catch on the boundary off the bat of New Zealand`s Trent Boult on the second day of the second international cricket match at the Basin Reserve in Wellington, New Zealand.

From left, Britain`s Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, sit with Natural History Museum Director Michael Dixon, before a screening of ` David Attenborough`s Natural History Museum Alive 3D` , at the Natural History Museum, in London.
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From left, Britain`s Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, sit with Natural History Museum Director Michael Dixon, before a screening of ` David Attenborough`s Natural History Museum Alive 3D` , at the Natural History Museum, in London.

Australia`s Mitchell Johnson prepares to bowl during a nets session in Perth, Australia.
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Australia`s Mitchell Johnson prepares to bowl during a nets session in Perth, Australia.

University of North Dakota aviation student Logan Lass lifts a lightweight drone used in training at the Grand Forks, N.D. school`s unmanned aircraft program.
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University of North Dakota aviation student Logan Lass lifts a lightweight drone used in training at the Grand Forks, N.D. school`s unmanned aircraft program.

Pakistan`s batsman Shahid Afridi, celebrates with Sohail Tanvir the victory of the match, during the first T20 cricket match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka, at the DSC Cricket Stadium Dubai
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Pakistan`s batsman Shahid Afridi, celebrates with Sohail Tanvir the victory of the match, during the first T20 cricket match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka, at the DSC Cricket Stadium Dubai

A mourner is overcome by emotion after the hearse transporting the casket of Nelson Mandela passed by in the downtown area on its way to lie in state for a second day in Pretoria, South Africa.
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A mourner is overcome by emotion after the hearse transporting the casket of Nelson Mandela passed by in the downtown area on its way to lie in state for a second day in Pretoria, South Africa.

A vehicle moves with headlights on as dense fog envelopes on the outskirts of Srinagar, India.
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A vehicle moves with headlights on as dense fog envelopes on the outskirts of Srinagar, India.

Bangladeshi social activists and others celebrate after the Supreme Court cleared the way for the execution of Abdul Quader Mollah, an opposition leader convicted of war crimes in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
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Bangladeshi social activists and others celebrate after the Supreme Court cleared the way for the execution of Abdul Quader Mollah, an opposition leader convicted of war crimes in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Ecuador’s Vice President Jorge Glass and his wife pose for a photograph in front of the Taj Mahal in Agra.
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Ecuador’s Vice President Jorge Glass and his wife pose for a photograph in front of the Taj Mahal in Agra.

Indian national Puneet is produced at a district court in Rajpura, Punjab. Puneet is accused of driving drunk in a hit-and-run car accident that killed an Australian student in Melbourne in 2008, according to local reports.
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Indian national Puneet is produced at a district court in Rajpura, Punjab. Puneet is accused of driving drunk in a hit-and-run car accident that killed an Australian student in Melbourne in 2008, according to local reports.

Ace shooter Gagan Narang takes aim during the inauguration of a new 10 m shooting range, in Gurgaon.
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Ace shooter Gagan Narang takes aim during the inauguration of a new 10 m shooting range, in Gurgaon.

Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai being received by MoS for Home RPN Singh on his arrival at AFS Palam in New Delhi.
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Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai being received by MoS for Home RPN Singh on his arrival at AFS Palam in New Delhi.

Cricketer S Sreesanth exchanging wedding vows with Bhuwneswari Kumari, hailing from a royal family in Rajasthan, at Sri Krishna temple in Guruvayur.
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Cricketer S Sreesanth exchanging wedding vows with Bhuwneswari Kumari, hailing from a royal family in Rajasthan, at Sri Krishna temple in Guruvayur.

Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh along with Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan waves at the crowd during his swearing-in ceremony, in Raipur.
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Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh along with Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan waves at the crowd during his swearing-in ceremony, in Raipur.