Day in Pics: 15th February

Feb 15, 2013, 08:11 AM IST
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President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks about education, at the Decatur Community Recreation Center in Decatur, Ga. The president is traveling to promote his economic and educational plan that he highlighted in his State of the Union address.

President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks about education, at the Decatur Community Recreation Center in Decatur, Ga. The president is traveling to promote his economic and educational plan that he highlighted in his State of the Union address.

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Jillian Soto, sister of Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victim Victoria Soto, left, speaks as her cousin Heather Cronk, right, holding photograph of Soto, listens, during a rally at the Capitol in Hartford, Conn.

Jillian Soto, sister of Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victim Victoria Soto, left, speaks as her cousin Heather Cronk, right, holding photograph of Soto, listens, during a rally at the Capitol in Hartford, Conn.

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Roger Federer of Switzerland returns a shot against Thiemo De Bakker of The Netherlands at the ABN AMRO world tennis tournament at Ahoy Arena in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Roger Federer of Switzerland returns a shot against Thiemo De Bakker of The Netherlands at the ABN AMRO world tennis tournament at Ahoy Arena in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

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Danica Patrick speaks with reporters during NASCAR media day at Daytona International Speedway, in Daytona Beach, Fla.

Danica Patrick speaks with reporters during NASCAR media day at Daytona International Speedway, in Daytona Beach, Fla.

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Britain`s Prince of Wales, president of the Prince’s Trust, Michael McIntyre, the Duchess of Cornwall, and Gary Barlow, pose for the photographers during a Prince’s Trust `Invest In Futures` reception with supporters and beneficiaries, in a central London hotel.

Britain`s Prince of Wales, president of the Prince’s Trust, Michael McIntyre, the Duchess of Cornwall, and Gary Barlow, pose for the photographers during a Prince’s Trust `Invest In Futures` reception with supporters and beneficiaries, in a central London hotel.

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Students sit on the street outside Cuba`s embassy to demand information about the health of Venezuela`s President Hugo Chavez in Caracas, Venezuela.

Students sit on the street outside Cuba`s embassy to demand information about the health of Venezuela`s President Hugo Chavez in Caracas, Venezuela.

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Somalian refugees (from left), Fowsiyo Abdekir, Kadra Abdi, Muna Abdirahman, Asha Nuur (Ethiopia) and Dunaye Hassan rally with Anisa Ali (far right) and members of the Refugee Women`s Alliance during the Refugee and Immigrant Legislative Day rally on the Capitol steps in Olympia, Wash.

Somalian refugees (from left), Fowsiyo Abdekir, Kadra Abdi, Muna Abdirahman, Asha Nuur (Ethiopia) and Dunaye Hassan rally with Anisa Ali (far right) and members of the Refugee Women`s Alliance during the Refugee and Immigrant Legislative Day rally on the Capitol steps in Olympia, Wash.

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Couples participate in a mass wedding in Managua, Nicaragua.

Couples participate in a mass wedding in Managua, Nicaragua.

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Sri Lankan traditional martial artists known as Angam fighters of the Ritigala chapter practice fighting skills during a training session in Ritigala, Sri Lanka.

Sri Lankan traditional martial artists known as Angam fighters of the Ritigala chapter practice fighting skills during a training session in Ritigala, Sri Lanka.

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Hindu holy men of the Shree Niranjani Akhara participate in the rituals that is believed to rid them of all ties in this life and dedicate themselves to serving God as a

Hindu holy men of the Shree Niranjani Akhara participate in the rituals that is believed to rid them of all ties in this life and dedicate themselves to serving God as a "Naga" or naked holy men, at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges and Yamuna River during the Maha Kumbh festival in Allahabad.

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Sonia Gandhi and French President Francois Hollande smile during a meeting in New Delhi.

Sonia Gandhi and French President Francois Hollande smile during a meeting in New Delhi.

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Women dance in an event to support the

Women dance in an event to support the "One Billion Rising" global campaign in Ahmadabad. Thousands of women and children in various cities in the country danced in the streets, in malls and other places to express support for the One Billion Rising movement.

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South Korean army K-9 self-propelled guns fire live rounds during an exercise at Fire Training Field in Cheorwon, South Korea.

South Korean army K-9 self-propelled guns fire live rounds during an exercise at Fire Training Field in Cheorwon, South Korea.

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Passengers from the cruise ship Carnival Triumph are questioned by reporters after they disembarked in Mobile, Ala. The ship with more than 4,200 passengers and crew members has been idled for nearly a week in the Gulf of Mexico following an engine room fire.

Passengers from the cruise ship Carnival Triumph are questioned by reporters after they disembarked in Mobile, Ala. The ship with more than 4,200 passengers and crew members has been idled for nearly a week in the Gulf of Mexico following an engine room fire.

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New Zealand`s Hamish Rutherford on the way to 11 against England in the Twenty20 cricket match at Westpac Stadium in Wellington, New Zealand.

New Zealand`s Hamish Rutherford on the way to 11 against England in the Twenty20 cricket match at Westpac Stadium in Wellington, New Zealand.

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French President Francois Hollande, honors Amartya Sen, with

French President Francois Hollande, honors Amartya Sen, with "Commandeur de la Legion d` Honneur", in New Delhi.

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Supporters of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko take part in a rally outside the Appellate Court in Kiev, Ukraine.

Supporters of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko take part in a rally outside the Appellate Court in Kiev, Ukraine.

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A Nepalese woman helps her child to write with chalk during an annual ritual to gain better education, on the walls of a Hindu temple meant for Goddess Saraswati to mark Saraswati puja festival, in Katmandu.

A Nepalese woman helps her child to write with chalk during an annual ritual to gain better education, on the walls of a Hindu temple meant for Goddess Saraswati to mark Saraswati puja festival, in Katmandu.

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Indian Sikh school students carry placards during a protest against the ban on wearing turban in public schools in France, in New Delhi.

Indian Sikh school students carry placards during a protest against the ban on wearing turban in public schools in France, in New Delhi.

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This photo provided by World Press Photo, the 1st prize Sports – Sports Action Single by Wei Seng Chen, Malaysia, a jockey, his feet stepped into a harness strapped to the bulls and clutching their tails, shows relief and joy at the end of a dangerous run across rice fields.

This photo provided by World Press Photo, the 1st prize Sports – Sports Action Single by Wei Seng Chen, Malaysia, a jockey, his feet stepped into a harness strapped to the bulls and clutching their tails, shows relief and joy at the end of a dangerous run across rice fields.

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Pakistan team members react after taking the wicket of South African Alviro Petersen during a five day test against in Cape Town.

Pakistan team members react after taking the wicket of South African Alviro Petersen during a five day test against in Cape Town.

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Naga Sadhus take out a procession to reach Sangam, confluence of Hindu holy rivers of Ganges, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati, for a ritual dip, on the third and last royal bath of the Maha Kumbh festival on occasion of

Naga Sadhus take out a procession to reach Sangam, confluence of Hindu holy rivers of Ganges, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati, for a ritual dip, on the third and last royal bath of the Maha Kumbh festival on occasion of "Basant Panchami" in Allahabad.

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Libyan security forces check the cars on the side of the highway leading to downtown Benghazi, Libya. Libyans are preparing to mark the second anniversary of the uprising that ousted Moammar Gadhafi.

Libyan security forces check the cars on the side of the highway leading to downtown Benghazi, Libya. Libyans are preparing to mark the second anniversary of the uprising that ousted Moammar Gadhafi.

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Indonesian narcotic police officers burn packages of marijuana confiscated in raids in the past few months, at the local police headquarters in Jakarta. In total, 1.4 tons (3,000 lbs) of marijuana was destroyed in the event organized by the local police.

Indonesian narcotic police officers burn packages of marijuana confiscated in raids in the past few months, at the local police headquarters in Jakarta. In total, 1.4 tons (3,000 lbs) of marijuana was destroyed in the event organized by the local police.

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