Day in Pics: 16th December

Dec 16, 2012, 08:43 AM IST
Palestinians watch the lighting of a Christmas tree at the Manger Square, outside the Church of the Nativity in the West Bank town of Bethlehem.
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Palestinians watch the lighting of a Christmas tree at the Manger Square, outside the Church of the Nativity in the West Bank town of Bethlehem.

Switzerland`s tennis player Roger Federer talks gives a tennis clinic to children in Bogota, Colombia.
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Switzerland`s tennis player Roger Federer talks gives a tennis clinic to children in Bogota, Colombia.

Ted Kowalczuk, of Milford, Conn., and his friend Rachel Schiavone, of Norwalk, Conn., attend a candlelight vigil held behind Stratford High School on the Town Hall Green in Stratford, Conn.
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Ted Kowalczuk, of Milford, Conn., and his friend Rachel Schiavone, of Norwalk, Conn., attend a candlelight vigil held behind Stratford High School on the Town Hall Green in Stratford, Conn.

Police officers detain an opposition supporter during an unauthorized rally in Lubyanka Square in Moscow, in Moscow, Russia.
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Police officers detain an opposition supporter during an unauthorized rally in Lubyanka Square in Moscow, in Moscow, Russia.

People march during a protest by Portuguese biggest workers union, the General Confederation of Portuguese Workers, CGTP, against austerity economic measures taken by the Portuguese government, in Lisbon.
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People march during a protest by Portuguese biggest workers union, the General Confederation of Portuguese Workers, CGTP, against austerity economic measures taken by the Portuguese government, in Lisbon.

Sri Lanka`s Tillakaratne Dilshan, left, jumps in front of teammate Angelo Mathews to celebrate making 100 runs against Australia on the third day of their cricket test match at Bellerive Oval in Hobart.
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Sri Lanka`s Tillakaratne Dilshan, left, jumps in front of teammate Angelo Mathews to celebrate making 100 runs against Australia on the third day of their cricket test match at Bellerive Oval in Hobart.

A Pakistani man comforts another mourning over the death of his relative, a victim of a rocket attack by militants, at a local hospital in Peshawar.
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A Pakistani man comforts another mourning over the death of his relative, a victim of a rocket attack by militants, at a local hospital in Peshawar.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, attends a national memorial service on the eve of the anniversary of Kim Jong Il`s death in Pyongyang, North Korea.
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, attends a national memorial service on the eve of the anniversary of Kim Jong Il`s death in Pyongyang, North Korea.

Italian Defense Minister Giampaolo Di Paolo, center, comes out of a hotel after meeting with detained Italian Marines Massimiliano Latorre, left, and Salvatore Girone in Kochi.
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Italian Defense Minister Giampaolo Di Paolo, center, comes out of a hotel after meeting with detained Italian Marines Massimiliano Latorre, left, and Salvatore Girone in Kochi.

Bangladesh Army Col. Bayazid Sarwar takes photos with his tablet computer during Indian Army`s Victory Day celebrations in Kolkata.
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Bangladesh Army Col. Bayazid Sarwar takes photos with his tablet computer during Indian Army`s Victory Day celebrations in Kolkata.

Worshippers light candles and dedicate prayers at the Rosebank Catholic Church in Johannesburg.
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Worshippers light candles and dedicate prayers at the Rosebank Catholic Church in Johannesburg.

Runners, dressed as Santa Claus take part to the traditional
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Runners, dressed as Santa Claus take part to the traditional "Christmas Corrida Race" in the streets of Issy Les Moulineaux, on the western outskirts of Paris.

Benedict Barboza, second right, husband of Jacintha Saldanha, a nurse found hanging in her room days after she had been duped by a hoax call from an Australian radio station about the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge, arrives at the airport in Mangalore.
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Benedict Barboza, second right, husband of Jacintha Saldanha, a nurse found hanging in her room days after she had been duped by a hoax call from an Australian radio station about the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge, arrives at the airport in Mangalore.

A worker puts sunglasses on the six-meter-tall snow sculpture of South Korean rapper PSY for the upcoming Ice Festival in Harbin in northeast China`s Heilongjiang province.
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A worker puts sunglasses on the six-meter-tall snow sculpture of South Korean rapper PSY for the upcoming Ice Festival in Harbin in northeast China`s Heilongjiang province.

A family evacuate an area where Pakistani security forces gun-battle Taliban militants in Pawaka village on the outskirts of Peshawar, Pakistan.
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A family evacuate an area where Pakistani security forces gun-battle Taliban militants in Pawaka village on the outskirts of Peshawar, Pakistan.

Pope Benedict XVI holds the pastoral staff as he celebrates a mass on the occasion of his visit at the St. Patrick parish church in Rome.
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Pope Benedict XVI holds the pastoral staff as he celebrates a mass on the occasion of his visit at the St. Patrick parish church in Rome.

Pakistan`s Interior Minister Rehman Mailk prays at the Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliyaa Islamic shrine in New Delhi.
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Pakistan`s Interior Minister Rehman Mailk prays at the Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliyaa Islamic shrine in New Delhi.

A Bangladeshi girl waves a national flag and flowers as she pays tribute to liberation war martyrs during the Victory Day celebrations at the national memorial in Saver, on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
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A Bangladeshi girl waves a national flag and flowers as she pays tribute to liberation war martyrs during the Victory Day celebrations at the national memorial in Saver, on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

A navy helicopter that crashed Saturday in Nigeria`s oil-rich southern delta, killing a state governor and five other people, in the latest air disaster to hit Africa`s most populous nation, officials said.
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A navy helicopter that crashed Saturday in Nigeria`s oil-rich southern delta, killing a state governor and five other people, in the latest air disaster to hit Africa`s most populous nation, officials said.

An Indian man on election duty arranges electronic voting machines as others complete formalities ahead of the second phase of voting for the Gujarat state assembly elections in Ahmadabad.
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An Indian man on election duty arranges electronic voting machines as others complete formalities ahead of the second phase of voting for the Gujarat state assembly elections in Ahmadabad.

Son Junal and daughter Lisha, children of Jacintha Saldanha, a nurse found hanging in her room days after she had been duped by a hoax call from an Australian radio station about the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge, arrive at the airport in Mangalore.
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Son Junal and daughter Lisha, children of Jacintha Saldanha, a nurse found hanging in her room days after she had been duped by a hoax call from an Australian radio station about the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge, arrive at the airport in Mangalore.