Day in Pics: 14th January

Jan 14, 2013, 08:22 AM IST
Women shout during a demonstration in Paris. Many thousands of protesters are mobilizing against the French president`s plan to legalize gay marriage, streaming into Paris by bus, car and specially reserved high-speed train.
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Women shout during a demonstration in Paris. Many thousands of protesters are mobilizing against the French president`s plan to legalize gay marriage, streaming into Paris by bus, car and specially reserved high-speed train.

Narendra Modi, CEO of Hitachi Appliances Japan Haruki Yamamoto and MD Motoo Morimoto, watch after the inauguration of the reconstructed manufacturing facility of Hitachi Home and Life Solutions (HHLS), a subsidiary of Hitachi Appliances Inc. Japan, near Kadi, Ahmadabad.
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Narendra Modi, CEO of Hitachi Appliances Japan Haruki Yamamoto and MD Motoo Morimoto, watch after the inauguration of the reconstructed manufacturing facility of Hitachi Home and Life Solutions (HHLS), a subsidiary of Hitachi Appliances Inc. Japan, near Kadi, Ahmadabad.

Family members of Pakistani Shiite Muslims killed in Thursday`s deadly bombings, protest in Quetta, Pakistan.
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Family members of Pakistani Shiite Muslims killed in Thursday`s deadly bombings, protest in Quetta, Pakistan.

A Bulgarian masked Kukeri dancer performs a ritual in the town of Batanovtsi.
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A Bulgarian masked Kukeri dancer performs a ritual in the town of Batanovtsi.

Merima Mohammed, of Ethiopia, crosses the finish line to win the women`s division of the Houston Marathon, in Houston.
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Merima Mohammed, of Ethiopia, crosses the finish line to win the women`s division of the Houston Marathon, in Houston.

Participants in the annual
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Participants in the annual "No Pants Subway Ride" ride a train in Mexico City.

An Indian girl, center, dressed as Lady Justice takes part in a candlelight vigil in New Delhi.
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An Indian girl, center, dressed as Lady Justice takes part in a candlelight vigil in New Delhi.

General Motors unveils its newly redesigned Corvette Stingray in a formal industrial complex, the night before press days at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
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General Motors unveils its newly redesigned Corvette Stingray in a formal industrial complex, the night before press days at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Russia`s Maria Sharapova reacts after defeating Russia`s Olga Puchkova in their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia.
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Russia`s Maria Sharapova reacts after defeating Russia`s Olga Puchkova in their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia.

Indian Army soldiers perform a mock battle scenario during army day parade, in New Delhi. India marks Republic Day on Jan. 26 with military parades and festivities across the country.
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Indian Army soldiers perform a mock battle scenario during army day parade, in New Delhi. India marks Republic Day on Jan. 26 with military parades and festivities across the country.

Tamil Hindu devotees cook rice as they prepare special food to celebrate the harvest festival of `Pongal` at the Dharavi Slum of Mumbai.
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Tamil Hindu devotees cook rice as they prepare special food to celebrate the harvest festival of `Pongal` at the Dharavi Slum of Mumbai.

Members of the Lawyers Collective, K.S. Ratnavale, Chrishantha Weliammuna and Jayampathi Wickramaratna leave after a press briefing in Colombo.
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Members of the Lawyers Collective, K.S. Ratnavale, Chrishantha Weliammuna and Jayampathi Wickramaratna leave after a press briefing in Colombo.

Army chief Gen. Bikram Singh addresses a press conference in New Delhi. Singh says a Pakistani attack in which two Indian soldiers were killed in Kashmir region was premeditated.
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Army chief Gen. Bikram Singh addresses a press conference in New Delhi. Singh says a Pakistani attack in which two Indian soldiers were killed in Kashmir region was premeditated.

Karima el-Mahroug, the Moroccan woman at the center of ex-Premier Silvio Berlusconi`s sex-for-hire trial, sits in a court room prior to testifying as a witness for the first time, in Milan.
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Karima el-Mahroug, the Moroccan woman at the center of ex-Premier Silvio Berlusconi`s sex-for-hire trial, sits in a court room prior to testifying as a witness for the first time, in Milan.

Serena Williams sits with her coach coach Patrick Mouratoglou as they watch her sister Venus play Kazakstan`s Galina Voskoboeva in a first round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne.
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Serena Williams sits with her coach coach Patrick Mouratoglou as they watch her sister Venus play Kazakstan`s Galina Voskoboeva in a first round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne.

Members of the media gather around a newly unveiled polar bear sculpture called
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Members of the media gather around a newly unveiled polar bear sculpture called "Boris``, in central London. The life-size sculpture, made by artist Adam Binder, is part of a campaign to raise awareness of the plight of the species.

Dale Steyn celebrates with teammates after bowling New Zealand`s batsman BJ Watling on day four of their second cricket test match at the St Georges Stadium in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
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Dale Steyn celebrates with teammates after bowling New Zealand`s batsman BJ Watling on day four of their second cricket test match at the St Georges Stadium in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

Russian 2002 World Champion in ice dancing Ilia Averbukh and Russian Olympic Champion in ice dancing Tatyana Navka present the Olympic torch and uniform for the relay of the Olympic and Paralympic Flame for 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, in Moscow.
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Russian 2002 World Champion in ice dancing Ilia Averbukh and Russian Olympic Champion in ice dancing Tatyana Navka present the Olympic torch and uniform for the relay of the Olympic and Paralympic Flame for 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, in Moscow.

Pakistani troops stand guard as supporters of Pakistani cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri attend a rally, unseen, in Islamabad. Thousands of supporters of a fiery cleric who has been calling for election reforms were descending Monday on the Pakistani capital.
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Pakistani troops stand guard as supporters of Pakistani cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri attend a rally, unseen, in Islamabad. Thousands of supporters of a fiery cleric who has been calling for election reforms were descending Monday on the Pakistani capital.

Manohar Lal Sharma, lawyer for one of the accused, speaks to the journalists outside the Saket district court complex where the accused in a gang rape are to be tried, in New Delhi.
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Manohar Lal Sharma, lawyer for one of the accused, speaks to the journalists outside the Saket district court complex where the accused in a gang rape are to be tried, in New Delhi.

People watch a self defense training program at a shopping mall in Mumbai.
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People watch a self defense training program at a shopping mall in Mumbai.

Spectators watch as two bulbuls fight during a traditional bird fight during the Assamese harvest festival “Bhogali Bihu” in Hajo, about 45 kilometers (28 miles) west of Guwahati.
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Spectators watch as two bulbuls fight during a traditional bird fight during the Assamese harvest festival “Bhogali Bihu” in Hajo, about 45 kilometers (28 miles) west of Guwahati.

The BMW 4 Series Coupe Concept appears on display at media previews for the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
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The BMW 4 Series Coupe Concept appears on display at media previews for the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.