Day in Pics: 13th March

Mar 13, 2013, 08:46 AM IST
Policewomen try to break a human chain formed by exiled Tibetan women during a protest to mark the anniversary of a failed 1959 uprising against Chinese rule outside the Chinese Embassy in New Delhi.
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Policewomen try to break a human chain formed by exiled Tibetan women during a protest to mark the anniversary of a failed 1959 uprising against Chinese rule outside the Chinese Embassy in New Delhi.

Devotees throw turmeric powder as an offering to the shepherd god Khandoba on `Somavati Amavasya` at the Jejuri temple in Pune district, Maharashtra.
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Devotees throw turmeric powder as an offering to the shepherd god Khandoba on `Somavati Amavasya` at the Jejuri temple in Pune district, Maharashtra.

A Bahraini anti-government protester reacts to tear gas fired by riot police during a protest in Sanabis, Bahrain.
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A Bahraini anti-government protester reacts to tear gas fired by riot police during a protest in Sanabis, Bahrain.

President Barack Obama shakes hands with Brunei’s Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah during their meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington.
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President Barack Obama shakes hands with Brunei’s Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah during their meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington.

An Femen group activist is detained by police officers following a protest against the pope outside St. Peter`s Square as cardinals took an oath in the Sistine Chapel at the start the conclave to elect a new pope at the Vatican.
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An Femen group activist is detained by police officers following a protest against the pope outside St. Peter`s Square as cardinals took an oath in the Sistine Chapel at the start the conclave to elect a new pope at the Vatican.

Maria Sharapova, of Russia, clenches her fist after winning a point against Lara Arruabarrena-Vecino, of Spain, during their match at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament, in Indian Wells, Calif.
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Maria Sharapova, of Russia, clenches her fist after winning a point against Lara Arruabarrena-Vecino, of Spain, during their match at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament, in Indian Wells, Calif.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. gestures as he speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, following a meeting with President Barack Obama and Senate Democrats.
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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. gestures as he speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, following a meeting with President Barack Obama and Senate Democrats.

Anoushka Shankar, center, and Norah Jones daughters of sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar immerse his ashes in the Ganges River, as his wife Sukanya, right, reacts in Varanasi.
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Anoushka Shankar, center, and Norah Jones daughters of sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar immerse his ashes in the Ganges River, as his wife Sukanya, right, reacts in Varanasi.

Comet PanSTARRS (left) appears to the left of a slim crescent moon in Tuesday March 12, 2013 evening`s western sky. The comet rounded the sun on Sunday and is now visible low in the western evening sky. This picture was made shortly after sunset near Harrells, NC.
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Comet PanSTARRS (left) appears to the left of a slim crescent moon in Tuesday March 12, 2013 evening`s western sky. The comet rounded the sun on Sunday and is now visible low in the western evening sky. This picture was made shortly after sunset near Harrells, NC.

Police and paramilitary soldiers stand near the bodies of their colleagues after a gun battle in Srinagar.
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Police and paramilitary soldiers stand near the bodies of their colleagues after a gun battle in Srinagar.

A South Korean marine K-55 self-propelled howitzer fires during an exercise against possible attacks by North Korea near the border village of Panmunjom in Paju, South Korea.
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A South Korean marine K-55 self-propelled howitzer fires during an exercise against possible attacks by North Korea near the border village of Panmunjom in Paju, South Korea.

A worker from General Motors Thailand, who makes Chevrolet cars, wraps a chain around herself during a rally outside the US Embassy in Bangkok. About 200 workers took part in the rally demanding the embassy to put pressure on their employer to provide better working conditions and fair employment.
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A worker from General Motors Thailand, who makes Chevrolet cars, wraps a chain around herself during a rally outside the US Embassy in Bangkok. About 200 workers took part in the rally demanding the embassy to put pressure on their employer to provide better working conditions and fair employment.

Cunard’s ocean liner Queen Elizabeth meets her docked sister ship Queen Mary for a Cunard Royal Rendezvous in Long Beach, Calif.
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Cunard’s ocean liner Queen Elizabeth meets her docked sister ship Queen Mary for a Cunard Royal Rendezvous in Long Beach, Calif.

Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano, left, shakes hands with India’s Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai, after a joint press conference in New Delhi.
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Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano, left, shakes hands with India’s Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai, after a joint press conference in New Delhi.

A Sri Lankan ethnic Tamil woman holds a photograph of her missing relative out side the UN office in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
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A Sri Lankan ethnic Tamil woman holds a photograph of her missing relative out side the UN office in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Smoke rises from an industrial area as the sun rises in Duisburg, Germany. After temperatures rose to a spring level past week, Germany had a night with clear sky and temperatures far below zero.
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Smoke rises from an industrial area as the sun rises in Duisburg, Germany. After temperatures rose to a spring level past week, Germany had a night with clear sky and temperatures far below zero.

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi speaks during a meeting with villagers at a primary school during a visit to an area near the Letpadaung copper mine, in Monywa township, central Myanmar.
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Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi speaks during a meeting with villagers at a primary school during a visit to an area near the Letpadaung copper mine, in Monywa township, central Myanmar.

A visitor poses with the wax figure of Lionel Messi at the Madame Tussauds exhibition in Tokyo.
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A visitor poses with the wax figure of Lionel Messi at the Madame Tussauds exhibition in Tokyo.

An auction house employee holds a pear-shaped diamond weighing 101.73 carats, as she poses for the photographers in central London.
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An auction house employee holds a pear-shaped diamond weighing 101.73 carats, as she poses for the photographers in central London.

Passengers talk as they wait at Gare du Nord station in Paris. Snow and freezing temperatures continue to cause travel chaos Wednesday as some hundreds of flights in Europe have been canceled, trains are disrupted and some roads impassable.
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Passengers talk as they wait at Gare du Nord station in Paris. Snow and freezing temperatures continue to cause travel chaos Wednesday as some hundreds of flights in Europe have been canceled, trains are disrupted and some roads impassable.

An artist performs during a cultural festival marking the end of Chinese New Year celebration in Bogor, West Java, Indonesia.
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An artist performs during a cultural festival marking the end of Chinese New Year celebration in Bogor, West Java, Indonesia.

Filipino activists light candles as they hold signs calling for peace in Sabah, Borneo during a rally at the University of the Philippines, Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines.
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Filipino activists light candles as they hold signs calling for peace in Sabah, Borneo during a rally at the University of the Philippines, Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines.