Day in Pics: 13th December

Dec 13, 2012, 09:05 AM IST
Golden Boy Promotions president Oscar De La Hoya second from right, and someone dressed as Santa Claus present Amir “King” Khan, left, and Carlos Molina, right, during a boxing news conference in a Los Angeles.
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Golden Boy Promotions president Oscar De La Hoya second from right, and someone dressed as Santa Claus present Amir “King” Khan, left, and Carlos Molina, right, during a boxing news conference in a Los Angeles.

Swiss tennis player Roger Federer waves as he enters the court before an exhibition match against Argentina`s Juan Martin Del Potro in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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Swiss tennis player Roger Federer waves as he enters the court before an exhibition match against Argentina`s Juan Martin Del Potro in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

United States fans take their own picture with a mobile device before an exhibition soccer match against China, in Houston.
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United States fans take their own picture with a mobile device before an exhibition soccer match against China, in Houston.

Mexico`s President Enrique Pena Nieto, second from left, poses with a supporter as he is surrounded by media members in the northern border city of Tijuana, Mexico.
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Mexico`s President Enrique Pena Nieto, second from left, poses with a supporter as he is surrounded by media members in the northern border city of Tijuana, Mexico.

A protester hurls a stone at police officers during a protest against the acquittal of 13 people accused in the disappearance of a young woman in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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A protester hurls a stone at police officers during a protest against the acquittal of 13 people accused in the disappearance of a young woman in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

A news photographer takes photos of a model of the White House on a giant planning map during a media tour highlighting inaugural preparations being made by the Joint Task Force-National Capital Region for military and civilian planners, at the DC Armory.
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A news photographer takes photos of a model of the White House on a giant planning map during a media tour highlighting inaugural preparations being made by the Joint Task Force-National Capital Region for military and civilian planners, at the DC Armory.

A woman places flowers in front of an image of Venezuela`s President Hugo Chavez in preparation for a mass in support of him in Managua, Nicaragua.
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A woman places flowers in front of an image of Venezuela`s President Hugo Chavez in preparation for a mass in support of him in Managua, Nicaragua.

Members of the Cathay Pacific Airways Flight Attendants Union participate in a rally before voting for industrial action after negotiations with the airline broke down.
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Members of the Cathay Pacific Airways Flight Attendants Union participate in a rally before voting for industrial action after negotiations with the airline broke down.

Luke Branquinho, of Los Alamos, Calif., pulls down a steer on his way to a second-place finish in the steer wrestling competition of the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas.
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Luke Branquinho, of Los Alamos, Calif., pulls down a steer on his way to a second-place finish in the steer wrestling competition of the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas.

Women activists of Jammu Kashmir Mass Movement (JKMM) shout pro-freedom slogans during a protest demanding the release of all political prisoners in Srinagar.
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Women activists of Jammu Kashmir Mass Movement (JKMM) shout pro-freedom slogans during a protest demanding the release of all political prisoners in Srinagar.

A polling official, right, marks on the index finger of a woman voter with indelible ink before she casts her vote at a polling station at Sanand in Ahmadabad district, India.
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A polling official, right, marks on the index finger of a woman voter with indelible ink before she casts her vote at a polling station at Sanand in Ahmadabad district, India.

Giant portraits of former African National Congress (ANC) presidents, including former South African President Nelson Mandela, right, overlook Bloemfontein, South Africa.
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Giant portraits of former African National Congress (ANC) presidents, including former South African President Nelson Mandela, right, overlook Bloemfontein, South Africa.

Kurdish members from the Free Syrian Army stand atop a military tank they took in the northern province of Aleppo, Syria. Syria`s civil war has killed more than 40,000 people.
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Kurdish members from the Free Syrian Army stand atop a military tank they took in the northern province of Aleppo, Syria. Syria`s civil war has killed more than 40,000 people.

Members of Vande Mataram music society play sitars during a function to offer tributes to legendary Indian sitar player Ravi Shankar on the banks of the Ganges River in Varanas.
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Members of Vande Mataram music society play sitars during a function to offer tributes to legendary Indian sitar player Ravi Shankar on the banks of the Ganges River in Varanas.

A parliament security officer pays floral tribute to colleagues who lost their lives in the 2001 attack on India`s parliament during an event to mark the 11th anniversary of the attack, in New Delhi.
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A parliament security officer pays floral tribute to colleagues who lost their lives in the 2001 attack on India`s parliament during an event to mark the 11th anniversary of the attack, in New Delhi.

Congress party president Sonia Gandhi pays tribute to Indian parliament security officers who lost their lives in the 2001 attack on India`s parliament during an event to mark the 11th anniversary of the attack, in New Delhi.
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Congress party president Sonia Gandhi pays tribute to Indian parliament security officers who lost their lives in the 2001 attack on India`s parliament during an event to mark the 11th anniversary of the attack, in New Delhi.

An Afghan national police officer displays his certificate during his graduation ceremony ceremony at a National Police training center in Jalalabad, east of Kabul.
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An Afghan national police officer displays his certificate during his graduation ceremony ceremony at a National Police training center in Jalalabad, east of Kabul.

Ukrainian lawmakers fight around the rostrum during the first session of Ukraine`s newly elected parliament in Kiev, Ukraine.
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Ukrainian lawmakers fight around the rostrum during the first session of Ukraine`s newly elected parliament in Kiev, Ukraine.

A Unha-3 rocket is launched on the outskirts of Pyongyang. A satellite that North Korea launched on board a long-range rocket is orbiting normally, South Korea said on Thursday, following a defiant lift-off that drew a wave of international condemnation.
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A Unha-3 rocket is launched on the outskirts of Pyongyang. A satellite that North Korea launched on board a long-range rocket is orbiting normally, South Korea said on Thursday, following a defiant lift-off that drew a wave of international condemnation.

A zoo workers in a diving suit mounts a Christmas Nativity scene at the bottom of the zoo aquarium as sharks swim by in Madrid.
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A zoo workers in a diving suit mounts a Christmas Nativity scene at the bottom of the zoo aquarium as sharks swim by in Madrid.

Russian President Vladimir Putin lays flowers as he pays tribute to Russian opera diva Galina Vishnevskaya at a farewell ceremony in Moscow.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin lays flowers as he pays tribute to Russian opera diva Galina Vishnevskaya at a farewell ceremony in Moscow.

U.S Defense Secretary Leon Panetta talks with Army Maj. Gen. Robert Abrams after arriving at Kandahar Airfield in Kandahar, Afghanistan.
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U.S Defense Secretary Leon Panetta talks with Army Maj. Gen. Robert Abrams after arriving at Kandahar Airfield in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

People participate in a candle light rally in Mangalore to pay their respects to nurse Jacintha Saldanha, who killed herself in London after taking a hoax call from Australian DJs about the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge.
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People participate in a candle light rally in Mangalore to pay their respects to nurse Jacintha Saldanha, who killed herself in London after taking a hoax call from Australian DJs about the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge.

Members of India`s blind cricket team celebrate with the winning trophy after defeating Pakistan in the final match of the T20 Blind Cricket World Cup in Bangalore.
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Members of India`s blind cricket team celebrate with the winning trophy after defeating Pakistan in the final match of the T20 Blind Cricket World Cup in Bangalore.

A giant statue of former president Nelson Mandela after being unveiled on Naval Hill in Bloemfontein, South Africa, by president Jacob Zuma, ahead of the ruling African National Congress`s elective conference.
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A giant statue of former president Nelson Mandela after being unveiled on Naval Hill in Bloemfontein, South Africa, by president Jacob Zuma, ahead of the ruling African National Congress`s elective conference.

Indian army soldiers perform a drill during a rehearsal for Victory Day celebrations in Mumbai. The Indian Army celebrates Victory Day on December 16, to commemorate its military victory over Pakistan in 1971.
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Indian army soldiers perform a drill during a rehearsal for Victory Day celebrations in Mumbai. The Indian Army celebrates Victory Day on December 16, to commemorate its military victory over Pakistan in 1971.