Day in Pics: 13th January

Jan 13, 2013, 11:21 AM IST
Pakistani Shiite Muslim women, chant slogans during a protest to condemn Thursday`s deadly bombings in Quetta, in Karachi.
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Pakistani Shiite Muslim women, chant slogans during a protest to condemn Thursday`s deadly bombings in Quetta, in Karachi.

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"Wild` Silvesterchlaeuse (New Years Clauses), wearing tree costumes and cow bells, march through the snow near Unaesch, Switzerland.

Participants play the electric guitars in an attempt to create a Guinness record for the largest electric guitar ensemble, in Dimapur, in the northeastern Indian state of Nagaland.
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Participants play the electric guitars in an attempt to create a Guinness record for the largest electric guitar ensemble, in Dimapur, in the northeastern Indian state of Nagaland.

South Africa`s batsman Dean Elgar, right, celebrates his century as teammate Rory Kleinveldt, left, looks on during day two of their second cricket test match at St Georges Stadium in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
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South Africa`s batsman Dean Elgar, right, celebrates his century as teammate Rory Kleinveldt, left, looks on during day two of their second cricket test match at St Georges Stadium in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

Hindu devotees dance as they perform a ritual on the beach in Gangasagar.
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Hindu devotees dance as they perform a ritual on the beach in Gangasagar.

Gujarat state chief minister Narendra Modi speaks with Canadian Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, Jason Kenney, during the 6th Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit (VGGS) in Gandhinagar.
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Gujarat state chief minister Narendra Modi speaks with Canadian Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, Jason Kenney, during the 6th Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit (VGGS) in Gandhinagar.

Pakistani cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri, center, surrounded by guards, is greeted by supporters after attending a press conference, in Lahore, Pakistan.
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Pakistani cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri, center, surrounded by guards, is greeted by supporters after attending a press conference, in Lahore, Pakistan.

A Lebanese anti-Syrian regime protester holds an Arabic placard that reads,
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A Lebanese anti-Syrian regime protester holds an Arabic placard that reads, "Syrian Ambassador, you are not better than other," and chants slogans during a protest near the Syrian embassy by dozens demanding the eviction of the Syrian ambassador from the country, in Beirut.

Chief Executive of the International Cricket Council (ICC), David Richardson, left, and Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Zaka Ashraf, right, walk following a media conference in Lahore, Pakistan.
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Chief Executive of the International Cricket Council (ICC), David Richardson, left, and Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Zaka Ashraf, right, walk following a media conference in Lahore, Pakistan.

A make-up artist applies lipstick to 3-year-old Grace Acevedo at a beauty salon, in preparation for the Parade of 1000 Polleras, in Las Tablas, Panama.
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A make-up artist applies lipstick to 3-year-old Grace Acevedo at a beauty salon, in preparation for the Parade of 1000 Polleras, in Las Tablas, Panama.

A man holds a framed image of Venezuela`s President Hugo Chavez during a Mass to pray for the recovery of Chavez at the Cathedral, in Havana, Cuba.
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A man holds a framed image of Venezuela`s President Hugo Chavez during a Mass to pray for the recovery of Chavez at the Cathedral, in Havana, Cuba.

Russia`s Maria Sharapova makes a backhand return during a practice session ahead of the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia.
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Russia`s Maria Sharapova makes a backhand return during a practice session ahead of the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia.

Japanese physical fitness enthusiasts pray while dipping in icy water during a winter ritual to keep themselves fit and display their perseverance at Teppozu Inari Shinto Shrine in Tokyo.
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Japanese physical fitness enthusiasts pray while dipping in icy water during a winter ritual to keep themselves fit and display their perseverance at Teppozu Inari Shinto Shrine in Tokyo.

Sri Lanka`s Lahiru Thirimanne, left, drives the ball against Australia during their One Day International cricket match in Adelaide.
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Sri Lanka`s Lahiru Thirimanne, left, drives the ball against Australia during their One Day International cricket match in Adelaide.

A naked Hindu holy men, or a Naga Sadhu, performs a ritual at Sangam, the confluence of rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, ahead of the Maha Kumbh Mela, in Allahabad.
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A naked Hindu holy men, or a Naga Sadhu, performs a ritual at Sangam, the confluence of rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, ahead of the Maha Kumbh Mela, in Allahabad.

Taiwanese women wear wedding dress and hold slogan reading
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Taiwanese women wear wedding dress and hold slogan reading "No money to marry. Super indignation!" in protest against the polices of Taiwan`s China-friendly President Ma Ying-jeou in Taipei, Taiwan.

Kashmiris hold portraits of their relatives in various prisons as they participate with activists of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front in a protest in Srinagar.
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Kashmiris hold portraits of their relatives in various prisons as they participate with activists of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front in a protest in Srinagar.

Santanu Pal, father of missing Indian student Souvik Pal hands out leaflets before Manchester United`s English Premier League soccer match against Liverpool at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England.
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Santanu Pal, father of missing Indian student Souvik Pal hands out leaflets before Manchester United`s English Premier League soccer match against Liverpool at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England.

People carry posters of Russian President Vladimir Putin with the words reading
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People carry posters of Russian President Vladimir Putin with the words reading "March Against the Scum and Shame" during a protest rally in Moscow, Russia.

Former Taliban fighters hold copies of the holy Quran as they join sides with the Afghanistan government in the city of Jalalabad, east of Kabul, Afghanistan.
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Former Taliban fighters hold copies of the holy Quran as they join sides with the Afghanistan government in the city of Jalalabad, east of Kabul, Afghanistan.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right, is greeted by a little girl as he visits Meiji Shrine in Tokyo.
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right, is greeted by a little girl as he visits Meiji Shrine in Tokyo.

Bangladeshi Muslim devotees pray during the last day of the three-day Islamic Congregation at Tongi station, outskirts of Dhaka.
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Bangladeshi Muslim devotees pray during the last day of the three-day Islamic Congregation at Tongi station, outskirts of Dhaka.

Narendra Modi holds a kite during the inauguration of International Kite Festival in Ahmadabad. Foreign kite flyers, along with their Indian counterparts, gathered to participate in the the festival.
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Narendra Modi holds a kite during the inauguration of International Kite Festival in Ahmadabad. Foreign kite flyers, along with their Indian counterparts, gathered to participate in the the festival.