Day in Pics: 13th January

Jan 13, 2014, 08:39 AM IST
In this image released by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services, a firefighter directs a fire truck in Perth Hills in western Australia.
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In this image released by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services, a firefighter directs a fire truck in Perth Hills in western Australia.

After falling from his motorbike, KTM rider Stephane Hamard of France gets help pushing his bike out of a mud puddle during the seventh stage of the Dakar Rally between the cities of Salta, Argentina and Uyuni, Bolivia.
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After falling from his motorbike, KTM rider Stephane Hamard of France gets help pushing his bike out of a mud puddle during the seventh stage of the Dakar Rally between the cities of Salta, Argentina and Uyuni, Bolivia.

Venus Williams of the U.S. reacts during her first round match against Ekaterina Makarova of Russia at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne.
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Venus Williams of the U.S. reacts during her first round match against Ekaterina Makarova of Russia at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne.

A supporter of ousted leader Mohammed Morsi flashes the `Rabaa` sign during a protest in Nahda Square, near Cairo University in Giza, Egypt.
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A supporter of ousted leader Mohammed Morsi flashes the `Rabaa` sign during a protest in Nahda Square, near Cairo University in Giza, Egypt.

PM candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi addresses `Vijay Sankalp` rally in Panji Goa.
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PM candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi addresses `Vijay Sankalp` rally in Panji Goa.

Protesters showing black flag to AAP leader Kumar Vishwas at his rally in Amethi.
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Protesters showing black flag to AAP leader Kumar Vishwas at his rally in Amethi.

Activists from a human rights group known as National Commission for Justice and Peace form a peace sign during a demonstration demanding to effort for peace in the country, in Lahore.
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Activists from a human rights group known as National Commission for Justice and Peace form a peace sign during a demonstration demanding to effort for peace in the country, in Lahore.

A view of the burst dam of Aleo Electric Project Stage-II in Manali.
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A view of the burst dam of Aleo Electric Project Stage-II in Manali.

People purchasing kites on the eve of `Lohri festival` in Amritsar..
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People purchasing kites on the eve of `Lohri festival` in Amritsar..

Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid, administers the oath to Bangladesh’i Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina during her swearing in ceremony in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
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Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid, administers the oath to Bangladesh’i Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina during her swearing in ceremony in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Indonesians women carrying her son wades through a flooded street with another son in Jakarta. Flooding caused by monsoon rains have forced thousands of people to flee their homes in Indonesia`s capital.
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Indonesians women carrying her son wades through a flooded street with another son in Jakarta. Flooding caused by monsoon rains have forced thousands of people to flee their homes in Indonesia`s capital.

A medical volunteer administers polio immunization drops to a child at a railway station in Allahabad.
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A medical volunteer administers polio immunization drops to a child at a railway station in Allahabad.

Hindu devotees seek sacred food `Prasadam` and blessing from the priest of Kapil Muni temple in Gangasagar, the confluence of the Ganges River and the Bay of Bengal, about 140 kilometers south of Kolkata. Thousands of devotees arrive at the confluence for the holy dip on the auspicious `Makar Sankranti` day that falls on Jan. 14.
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Hindu devotees seek sacred food `Prasadam` and blessing from the priest of Kapil Muni temple in Gangasagar, the confluence of the Ganges River and the Bay of Bengal, about 140 kilometers south of Kolkata. Thousands of devotees arrive at the confluence for the holy dip on the auspicious `Makar Sankranti` day that falls on Jan. 14.

Indian soldiers perform on a moving motorcycle during Republic Day Parade rehearsals in New Delhi.
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Indian soldiers perform on a moving motorcycle during Republic Day Parade rehearsals in New Delhi.

Serena Williams of the United States hits a forehand return to Ashleigh Barty of Australia during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia.
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Serena Williams of the United States hits a forehand return to Ashleigh Barty of Australia during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia.

A man flies a huge fish-shaped kite during a kite festival in Ahmadabad. Kite flyers from various countries and across India are participating in the festival that is annually held on the Sabarmati riverfront here.
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A man flies a huge fish-shaped kite during a kite festival in Ahmadabad. Kite flyers from various countries and across India are participating in the festival that is annually held on the Sabarmati riverfront here.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal speaks during the launch of Education Helpline Number and Web appication in New Delhi.
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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal speaks during the launch of Education Helpline Number and Web appication in New Delhi.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav handing over a cheque of Rs 1 crore to film director Tigmanshu Dhulia for the movie.
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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav handing over a cheque of Rs 1 crore to film director Tigmanshu Dhulia for the movie.

Congress MPs Priya Dutt and Sanjay Nirupam lead a protest outside the Reliance Energy office in Kandivali, Mumbai on Monday seeking reduction in power tariffs in the metropolis.
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Congress MPs Priya Dutt and Sanjay Nirupam lead a protest outside the Reliance Energy office in Kandivali, Mumbai on Monday seeking reduction in power tariffs in the metropolis.

UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi holding a `chadar` before sending it for famous Dargah Kaliyar Sharif situated at Kaliyar village of Haridwar, at her residence in New Delhi.
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UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi holding a `chadar` before sending it for famous Dargah Kaliyar Sharif situated at Kaliyar village of Haridwar, at her residence in New Delhi.

Serena Williams of the United States celebrates after winning over Ashleigh Barty of Australia during the first round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia.
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Serena Williams of the United States celebrates after winning over Ashleigh Barty of Australia during the first round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia.

Pope Francis meets ambassadors to the Holy See, at the Vatican. Pope Francis on Monday criticized abortion as evidence of a
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Pope Francis meets ambassadors to the Holy See, at the Vatican. Pope Francis on Monday criticized abortion as evidence of a "throwaway culture" that wastes people as well as food, saying such a mentality is a threat to world peace.

Hindu devotees perform evening rituals on the eve of the Makar Sankranti festival at Sangam, the confluence of rivers Ganges and Yamuna in Allahabad
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Hindu devotees perform evening rituals on the eve of the Makar Sankranti festival at Sangam, the confluence of rivers Ganges and Yamuna in Allahabad

Women dressed in traditional attire dance around a bonfire as they celebrate Lohri festival in Jammu.
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Women dressed in traditional attire dance around a bonfire as they celebrate Lohri festival in Jammu.