Day in Pics: 12th February

Feb 12, 2013, 08:40 AM IST
Economy Minister of Germany Philipp Roesler, left, speaks next to Barbara Holzapfel, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of SAP Labs North America, in the Cisco TelePresence room at the SAP offices in Palo Alto, Calif.
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Economy Minister of Germany Philipp Roesler, left, speaks next to Barbara Holzapfel, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of SAP Labs North America, in the Cisco TelePresence room at the SAP offices in Palo Alto, Calif.

Hindu devotee returning from Maha Kumbh festival travel in an luggage van of a train from the main railway station of Allahabad.
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Hindu devotee returning from Maha Kumbh festival travel in an luggage van of a train from the main railway station of Allahabad.

Egyptian protesters run for cover from tear gas fired by riot police, not seen, during clashes next to the presidential palace in Cairo.
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Egyptian protesters run for cover from tear gas fired by riot police, not seen, during clashes next to the presidential palace in Cairo.

Bangladeshi activists hold placards as they protest to demand the death penalty for Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdul Quader Mollah in Dhaka.
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Bangladeshi activists hold placards as they protest to demand the death penalty for Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdul Quader Mollah in Dhaka.

Survivors of the genocide, youths and students march towards the offices of the International Criminal Tribunal of Rwanda (ICTR), whom they accused of denying justice to genocide victims, in Kigali, Rwanda.
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Survivors of the genocide, youths and students march towards the offices of the International Criminal Tribunal of Rwanda (ICTR), whom they accused of denying justice to genocide victims, in Kigali, Rwanda.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, of California, left, speaks with Georgetown president John J. DeGioia during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Marquette in Washington.
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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, of California, left, speaks with Georgetown president John J. DeGioia during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Marquette in Washington.

Myanmar officials and representatives of national races attend a ceremony to mark the country`s 66th Union Day in Yangon, Myanmar.
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Myanmar officials and representatives of national races attend a ceremony to mark the country`s 66th Union Day in Yangon, Myanmar.

President Barack Obama bestows the Medal of Honor on retired Staff Sgt. Clinton Romesha for conspicuous gallantry,in the East Room of the White House.
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President Barack Obama bestows the Medal of Honor on retired Staff Sgt. Clinton Romesha for conspicuous gallantry,in the East Room of the White House.

England`s Luke Wright, celebrates the wicket after dismissing New Zealand`s Hamish Rutherford for 40 caught behind by Jos Buttler in the Twenty 20 cricket match at Seddon Park, Hamilton, New Zealand.
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England`s Luke Wright, celebrates the wicket after dismissing New Zealand`s Hamish Rutherford for 40 caught behind by Jos Buttler in the Twenty 20 cricket match at Seddon Park, Hamilton, New Zealand.

Visitors crowd a shopping street on the third day of the Chinese Lunar New Year in an old part of Shanghai. Chinese celebrate the arrival of the Year of the Snake, according to the Chinese Zodiac.
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Visitors crowd a shopping street on the third day of the Chinese Lunar New Year in an old part of Shanghai. Chinese celebrate the arrival of the Year of the Snake, according to the Chinese Zodiac.

A woman reads a delivered extra edition of a Japanese newspaper reporting North Korea`s nuclear test, in Tokyo.
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A woman reads a delivered extra edition of a Japanese newspaper reporting North Korea`s nuclear test, in Tokyo.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, speaks with a survivor of a stampede at a railway station, during a visit to meet with injured pilgrims at a local hospital in Allahabad.
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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, speaks with a survivor of a stampede at a railway station, during a visit to meet with injured pilgrims at a local hospital in Allahabad.

South Korean protesters shout slogans during an anti-North Korea rally following a report of the nuclear test conducted by North Korea.
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South Korean protesters shout slogans during an anti-North Korea rally following a report of the nuclear test conducted by North Korea.

A small group of Hindu nationalist Ram Sena activists burn greeting cards during a protest against Valentine`s Day celebrations in Jammu.
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A small group of Hindu nationalist Ram Sena activists burn greeting cards during a protest against Valentine`s Day celebrations in Jammu.

Exiled Tibetans stage a street act with mock Chinese armed personnel keeping a Tibetan in chains during a protest gathering in solidarity with the Tibetan immolators in Dharmsala.
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Exiled Tibetans stage a street act with mock Chinese armed personnel keeping a Tibetan in chains during a protest gathering in solidarity with the Tibetan immolators in Dharmsala.

Activists of the Women`s Movement FEMEN, sounds one of the bells ordered for the cathedral`s 850th birthday, in Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, in protest against the Pope Benedict XVI who announced his resignation yesterday.
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Activists of the Women`s Movement FEMEN, sounds one of the bells ordered for the cathedral`s 850th birthday, in Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, in protest against the Pope Benedict XVI who announced his resignation yesterday.

A worker of tyre manufacture Goodyear adjusts his mask to protect from tear gas during a demonstration in front the Goodyear headquarters, in Reuil Malmaison, outside Paris. US tyremaker Goodyear confirmed in January to close a French plant, which would lead to the layoff of 1,173 jobs.
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A worker of tyre manufacture Goodyear adjusts his mask to protect from tear gas during a demonstration in front the Goodyear headquarters, in Reuil Malmaison, outside Paris. US tyremaker Goodyear confirmed in January to close a French plant, which would lead to the layoff of 1,173 jobs.

Participants perform in a hula hoop competition to break the Guinness World Record for most people dancing with hula hoops, at Thammasat University, Pathumthani, Thailand.
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Participants perform in a hula hoop competition to break the Guinness World Record for most people dancing with hula hoops, at Thammasat University, Pathumthani, Thailand.

A group of people dressed as `Gilles of Binche`, arrive to pick up their jubilee medals at the City Hall on the Grand Place, during the Carnival of Binche, in Binche, Belgium.
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A group of people dressed as `Gilles of Binche`, arrive to pick up their jubilee medals at the City Hall on the Grand Place, during the Carnival of Binche, in Binche, Belgium.

Aminullah Muzafery, a member of the Afghan delegation at peace talks between Pakistani and Afghan clerics, speaks during a press conference in Kabul.
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Aminullah Muzafery, a member of the Afghan delegation at peace talks between Pakistani and Afghan clerics, speaks during a press conference in Kabul.

Bangladeshi government supporters beat a Jamaat-e-Islami activist on a street during a demonstration by the country’s largest Islamic party against the conviction of their leader, in Dhaka.
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Bangladeshi government supporters beat a Jamaat-e-Islami activist on a street during a demonstration by the country’s largest Islamic party against the conviction of their leader, in Dhaka.

A derailed train is seen on a station platform after a collision at a railway crossing in Takasago, Hyogo prefecture. A commuter train collided with a truck at a railway crossing in southern Japan on Tuesday, injuring more than a dozen people.
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A derailed train is seen on a station platform after a collision at a railway crossing in Takasago, Hyogo prefecture. A commuter train collided with a truck at a railway crossing in southern Japan on Tuesday, injuring more than a dozen people.

First place finisher 19-year-old Devon Byrne from Olney, leads the field en route to winning the annual Shrove Tuesday trans-Atlantic pancake race in a record time of 56 seconds, in the town of Olney, in Buckinghamshire, England.
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First place finisher 19-year-old Devon Byrne from Olney, leads the field en route to winning the annual Shrove Tuesday trans-Atlantic pancake race in a record time of 56 seconds, in the town of Olney, in Buckinghamshire, England.

Disciples help a carriage over an incline as a Hindu holy man participates in a procession at the Maha Kumbh festival in Allahabad.
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Disciples help a carriage over an incline as a Hindu holy man participates in a procession at the Maha Kumbh festival in Allahabad.

Britain`s Prime Minister David Cameron, shakes hands with Pakistan`s Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf, prior to their meeting at his official residence at 10 Downing Street in central London.
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Britain`s Prime Minister David Cameron, shakes hands with Pakistan`s Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf, prior to their meeting at his official residence at 10 Downing Street in central London.

Members of the Rabha tribe stand with sticks and brooms block a road protesting a local government election in Goalpara district, 120 kilometers (75 miles) from Gauhati.
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Members of the Rabha tribe stand with sticks and brooms block a road protesting a local government election in Goalpara district, 120 kilometers (75 miles) from Gauhati.

A statuette depicting Pope Benedict XVI carrying a suitcase and holding up a sign reading in German
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A statuette depicting Pope Benedict XVI carrying a suitcase and holding up a sign reading in German "Auf Wiedersehen" (goodbye), is seen in a shop in Naples.