Day in Pics: 13th February

Feb 13, 2013, 08:39 AM IST
Law enforcement officers check a vehicle at a roadblock near Big Bear, Calif. A man police believe to be the fugitive ex-Los Angeles officer wanted in three killings was barricaded inside a burning cabin Tuesday after a shootout in this California mountain town that left one deputy dead and another wounded.
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Law enforcement officers check a vehicle at a roadblock near Big Bear, Calif. A man police believe to be the fugitive ex-Los Angeles officer wanted in three killings was barricaded inside a burning cabin Tuesday after a shootout in this California mountain town that left one deputy dead and another wounded.

Members of the Rabha tribe stand with sticks and block a road as they protest a local government election in Goalpara ditrict, 120 kilometers (75 miles) from Gauhati, capital of the northeastern Indian state of Assam.
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Members of the Rabha tribe stand with sticks and block a road as they protest a local government election in Goalpara ditrict, 120 kilometers (75 miles) from Gauhati, capital of the northeastern Indian state of Assam.

Indians feed sweets to a family member who was on death row in United Arab Emirates and recently freed by a Sharjah court, upon his return home in Amritsar.
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Indians feed sweets to a family member who was on death row in United Arab Emirates and recently freed by a Sharjah court, upon his return home in Amritsar.

Pakistani prisoners who are released by India cross over to Pakistan flanked by Pakistani border personnel at Wagah border post near Lahore.
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Pakistani prisoners who are released by India cross over to Pakistan flanked by Pakistani border personnel at Wagah border post near Lahore.

First lady Michelle Obama stands with Cleopatra Cowley-Pendelton before President Barack Obama`s State of the Union address during a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington.
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First lady Michelle Obama stands with Cleopatra Cowley-Pendelton before President Barack Obama`s State of the Union address during a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington.

From left, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. sit on Capitol Hill in Washington, before President Barack Obama`s State of the Union address during a joint session of Congress.
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From left, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. sit on Capitol Hill in Washington, before President Barack Obama`s State of the Union address during a joint session of Congress.

Thai volunteer rescue workers remove a dead body of an insurgent in Narathiwat province, Thailand. Marines fending off a major militant assault on their base in Thailand’s violent south killed 16 insurgents in an overnight shootout, authorities said Wednesday.
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Thai volunteer rescue workers remove a dead body of an insurgent in Narathiwat province, Thailand. Marines fending off a major militant assault on their base in Thailand’s violent south killed 16 insurgents in an overnight shootout, authorities said Wednesday.

South Korean residents in Japan protest hold a banner and raise clinched fists as they stage a protest rally against North Korea`s nuclear test outside the General Association of Korean Residents in Tokyo.
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South Korean residents in Japan protest hold a banner and raise clinched fists as they stage a protest rally against North Korea`s nuclear test outside the General Association of Korean Residents in Tokyo.

Students from vocational schools in Tokyo punch the air with their fists during a pep ceremony to launch their job-hunting in Tokyo.
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Students from vocational schools in Tokyo punch the air with their fists during a pep ceremony to launch their job-hunting in Tokyo.

Nepalese policemen rush as a Tibetan monk burns after he set himself on fire in Katmandu. The Tibetan monk doused himself with gasoline and set himself on fire in Nepal`s capital Wednesday in what is believed to be the latest self-immolation to protest Chinese rule in Tibet.
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Nepalese policemen rush as a Tibetan monk burns after he set himself on fire in Katmandu. The Tibetan monk doused himself with gasoline and set himself on fire in Nepal`s capital Wednesday in what is believed to be the latest self-immolation to protest Chinese rule in Tibet.

Afghan men watch a television news report on US President Barack Obama`s State of the Union address in Kabul. President Obama announced plans to withdraw more troops from Afghanistan and take steps to boost the fragile US economy.
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Afghan men watch a television news report on US President Barack Obama`s State of the Union address in Kabul. President Obama announced plans to withdraw more troops from Afghanistan and take steps to boost the fragile US economy.

A Filipino Roman Catholic nun rubs the sign of the cross with ashes on the forehead of a worshiper in observance of
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A Filipino Roman Catholic nun rubs the sign of the cross with ashes on the forehead of a worshiper in observance of "Ash Wednesday" which ushers the 45-day Lenten Season in Manila, Philippines.

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi poses for photo along with Indian parliamentary delegation leader Honourable Smt. Meira Kumar during their meeting at parliament building in Naypyitaw, Myanmar.
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Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi poses for photo along with Indian parliamentary delegation leader Honourable Smt. Meira Kumar during their meeting at parliament building in Naypyitaw, Myanmar.

Exiled Tibetan children, in traditional attire, react during a special morning prayer session on the third and one of the most important days of the Tibetan New Year in Dharmsala.
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Exiled Tibetan children, in traditional attire, react during a special morning prayer session on the third and one of the most important days of the Tibetan New Year in Dharmsala.

People watch as a volunteer of AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) demonstrates the use of a condom at a red light area in New Delhi. AHF is observing Feb.13, the eve of Valentine’s Day as International Condom Day.
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People watch as a volunteer of AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) demonstrates the use of a condom at a red light area in New Delhi. AHF is observing Feb.13, the eve of Valentine’s Day as International Condom Day.

Hindu holy men get their beard and head shaved before being initiated as Naga sadhus or naked Hindu holy men at the Maha Kumbh festival in Allahabad.
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Hindu holy men get their beard and head shaved before being initiated as Naga sadhus or naked Hindu holy men at the Maha Kumbh festival in Allahabad.

Election officials receive electronic voting machines before moving to their respective polling stations ahead of the Tripura state elections in Agartala.
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Election officials receive electronic voting machines before moving to their respective polling stations ahead of the Tripura state elections in Agartala.

Tourists pose for photographs beside a floral portrait of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge by British florist Joseph Massie during a promotional display for the media to coincide with Valentine`s Day tomorrow, in Trafalgar Square, London.
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Tourists pose for photographs beside a floral portrait of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge by British florist Joseph Massie during a promotional display for the media to coincide with Valentine`s Day tomorrow, in Trafalgar Square, London.

Pope Benedict XVI is flanked by his private secretary Archbishop Georg Ganswein as he arrives for his weekly general audience at the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican.
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Pope Benedict XVI is flanked by his private secretary Archbishop Georg Ganswein as he arrives for his weekly general audience at the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican.

Members of the press walk through a gallery as an oil on canvas 1901 Pablo Picasso painting entitled `Harlequin and Companion` is seen, during a press view of an exhibition in central London.
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Members of the press walk through a gallery as an oil on canvas 1901 Pablo Picasso painting entitled `Harlequin and Companion` is seen, during a press view of an exhibition in central London.

Bangladeshi activists shout slogans demanding the execution of Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdul Quader Mollah and others convicted of war crimes involving the nation`s independence war in 1971, in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
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Bangladeshi activists shout slogans demanding the execution of Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdul Quader Mollah and others convicted of war crimes involving the nation`s independence war in 1971, in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

President Barack Obama waves as he leaves the White House in Washington, for Arden, N.C, and the Linamar Corporation to discuss proposals, unveiled in his State of the Union speech, that focus on strengthening the economy for the middle class.
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President Barack Obama waves as he leaves the White House in Washington, for Arden, N.C, and the Linamar Corporation to discuss proposals, unveiled in his State of the Union speech, that focus on strengthening the economy for the middle class.