Day in Pics: 12th February

Feb 12, 2014, 08:37 AM IST
A vehicle drives through falling snow on the U.S. 421 bypass in Sanford, N.C.
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A vehicle drives through falling snow on the U.S. 421 bypass in Sanford, N.C.

From left to right in front row, Indian Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Indian President Pranab Mukherjee and Congress party President Sonia Gandhi attend a function to celebrate the third year after India was declared polio free in New Delhi.
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From left to right in front row, Indian Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Indian President Pranab Mukherjee and Congress party President Sonia Gandhi attend a function to celebrate the third year after India was declared polio free in New Delhi.

Leader of India`s main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Sushma Swaraj embraces Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad, right, at a function to celebrate the third year after India was declared polio free in New Delhi, India.
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Leader of India`s main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Sushma Swaraj embraces Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad, right, at a function to celebrate the third year after India was declared polio free in New Delhi, India.

An Alaskan malamute competes in the working group during the Westminster Kennel Club dog show.
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An Alaskan malamute competes in the working group during the Westminster Kennel Club dog show.

Kate Duchess of Cambridge talks to guests at a fund raising gala at the National Portrait Gallery in London.
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Kate Duchess of Cambridge talks to guests at a fund raising gala at the National Portrait Gallery in London.

An explosion backs up the Cascade, Iowa, fire and rescue workers trying to contain a machine shed fire on the Richard and Jerald Reiter farm on Reiter Road, just off US 151 and near North Cascade Road, Tuesday morning.
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An explosion backs up the Cascade, Iowa, fire and rescue workers trying to contain a machine shed fire on the Richard and Jerald Reiter farm on Reiter Road, just off US 151 and near North Cascade Road, Tuesday morning.

First lady Michelle Obama, left, and President Barack Obama welcome French President François Hollande for a State Dinner at the North Portico of the White House in Washington.
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First lady Michelle Obama, left, and President Barack Obama welcome French President François Hollande for a State Dinner at the North Portico of the White House in Washington.

Couples from around the world exchange their rings in a mass wedding ceremony at the CheongShim Peace World Center in Gapyeong, South Korea.
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Couples from around the world exchange their rings in a mass wedding ceremony at the CheongShim Peace World Center in Gapyeong, South Korea.

Men warm themselves around a fire on a cold morning in the old quarters of New Delhi. The capital witnessed a chilly morning Wednesday.
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Men warm themselves around a fire on a cold morning in the old quarters of New Delhi. The capital witnessed a chilly morning Wednesday.

Police detain activists of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) during a protest organized by all trade unions in Hyderabad.
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Police detain activists of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) during a protest organized by all trade unions in Hyderabad.

A member of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) shouts slogans as he is detained by a policeman during a protest in Mumbai. MNS has announced statewide road blocks to protest against toll collection in the state.
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A member of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) shouts slogans as he is detained by a policeman during a protest in Mumbai. MNS has announced statewide road blocks to protest against toll collection in the state.

A horse-shaped lantern is displayed on the eve of the Lantern Festival in Taipei, Taiwan. The Lantern Festival traditionally starts 15 days after the Chinese Lunar New Year and falls on Feb. 14 this year.
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A horse-shaped lantern is displayed on the eve of the Lantern Festival in Taipei, Taiwan. The Lantern Festival traditionally starts 15 days after the Chinese Lunar New Year and falls on Feb. 14 this year.

Australia`s captain Michael Clarke watches as South Africa`s bowler Vernon Philander appeals for LBW against him on the first day of their their cricket Test match at Centurion Park in Pretoria, South Africa.
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Australia`s captain Michael Clarke watches as South Africa`s bowler Vernon Philander appeals for LBW against him on the first day of their their cricket Test match at Centurion Park in Pretoria, South Africa.

Kashmiri Muslim devotees pray as the head priest displays a relic of Sufi Saint Syed Abdul Qadir Jilani outside his shrine in Srinagar.
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Kashmiri Muslim devotees pray as the head priest displays a relic of Sufi Saint Syed Abdul Qadir Jilani outside his shrine in Srinagar.

Railways Minister Mallikarjun Kharge presenting the interim rail budget in the Lok Sabha amid protest by TDP members during the extended winter session in New Delhi.
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Railways Minister Mallikarjun Kharge presenting the interim rail budget in the Lok Sabha amid protest by TDP members during the extended winter session in New Delhi.

Chief of the Army Staff Gen Bikram Singh paying obeisance along with wife Surjeet Singh at Saibaba temple in Shirdi.
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Chief of the Army Staff Gen Bikram Singh paying obeisance along with wife Surjeet Singh at Saibaba temple in Shirdi.

Mumbai Indians` owner Nita Ambani during the IPL Auction 2014 in Bengaluru.
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Mumbai Indians` owner Nita Ambani during the IPL Auction 2014 in Bengaluru.

Local residents carry belongings as they walk in the flooded part of the town of Staines-upon-Thames, England, while a police van patrols the area.
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Local residents carry belongings as they walk in the flooded part of the town of Staines-upon-Thames, England, while a police van patrols the area.

The wreckage of an Algerian military transport plane which slammed into a mountain Tuesday in the country`s rugged eastern region, is pictured.
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The wreckage of an Algerian military transport plane which slammed into a mountain Tuesday in the country`s rugged eastern region, is pictured.

Narendra Modi, interacts with people as he launches the ` discussion over tea` campaign in Ahmadabad.
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Narendra Modi, interacts with people as he launches the ` discussion over tea` campaign in Ahmadabad.

Delegates during the launch of the National AIDS Control Programme Phase-4 by Department of AIDS Control (DAC) at a function in New Delhi.
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Delegates during the launch of the National AIDS Control Programme Phase-4 by Department of AIDS Control (DAC) at a function in New Delhi.