Day in Pics: 16th December

Dec 16, 2013, 08:36 AM IST
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A fan of America cries at the end of the match against Leon during the final of the Mexican soccer league championship in Mexico City.

A fan of America cries at the end of the match against Leon during the final of the Mexican soccer league championship in Mexico City.

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In this image provided by NASA the International Space Station is shown with the backdrop of Earth. The image was photographed by an STS-132 crew member on space shuttle Atlantis after the station and shuttle began their post-undocking relative separation on May 23, 2010.

In this image provided by NASA the International Space Station is shown with the backdrop of Earth. The image was photographed by an STS-132 crew member on space shuttle Atlantis after the station and shuttle began their post-undocking relative separation on May 23, 2010.

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Yuliya Efimova from Russia reacts with a teammate after winning the woman`s 4x50 meter Medley final during the European Short Course Swimming Championships in Herning, Denmark.

Yuliya Efimova from Russia reacts with a teammate after winning the woman`s 4x50 meter Medley final during the European Short Course Swimming Championships in Herning, Denmark.

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In this hand out image provided by Crested Butte Mountain Resort, shows participants dressed as Santas skiing from Uley`s Ice Bar on Crested Butte Mountain, Crested Butte, Colo., for the first `Santa Ski Crawl`.

In this hand out image provided by Crested Butte Mountain Resort, shows participants dressed as Santas skiing from Uley`s Ice Bar on Crested Butte Mountain, Crested Butte, Colo., for the first `Santa Ski Crawl`.

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Bodies of passengers are covered in newspapers as they are laid down on the road after a passenger bus plunged from an elevated highway known as the Skyway Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, in suburban Paranaque southeast of Manila, Philippines. Officials said at least 21 people died, mostly passengers, and more than 20 others were injured in the accident.

Bodies of passengers are covered in newspapers as they are laid down on the road after a passenger bus plunged from an elevated highway known as the Skyway Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, in suburban Paranaque southeast of Manila, Philippines. Officials said at least 21 people died, mostly passengers, and more than 20 others were injured in the accident.

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Key of Hope Choir-Durban South Africa perform during a tribute to the late Nelson Mandela Sunday Dec. 15, 2013 at Music Hall in Detroit.

Key of Hope Choir-Durban South Africa perform during a tribute to the late Nelson Mandela Sunday Dec. 15, 2013 at Music Hall in Detroit.

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Presidential candidate and former President Michelle Bachelet gives the thumbs up sign during a victory rally in Santiago, Chile.

Presidential candidate and former President Michelle Bachelet gives the thumbs up sign during a victory rally in Santiago, Chile.

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The first family, from left, Malia Obama, President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, and Sasha Obama, pose with children dressed like elves at the National Building Museum in Washington.

The first family, from left, Malia Obama, President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, and Sasha Obama, pose with children dressed like elves at the National Building Museum in Washington.

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Defence Minister A K Antony sharing a word with Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh after paying homage to the martyrs at Amar Jawan Jyoti at India to mark the `Vijay Divas` in New Delhi.

Defence Minister A K Antony sharing a word with Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh after paying homage to the martyrs at Amar Jawan Jyoti at India to mark the `Vijay Divas` in New Delhi.

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Delhiites enjoying foggy morning in New Delhi on Monday.

Delhiites enjoying foggy morning in New Delhi on Monday.

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British tennis player Andy Murray poses with his award, in Miami, Florida. Wimbledon Champion Andy Murray was named as the BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2013.

British tennis player Andy Murray poses with his award, in Miami, Florida. Wimbledon Champion Andy Murray was named as the BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2013.

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An Indian performer of Theyyam dances in a procession in honor of Lord Ayyappa in Ahmedabad, India.

An Indian performer of Theyyam dances in a procession in honor of Lord Ayyappa in Ahmedabad, India.

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A US Navy MH-60 helicopter lies on the ground after making an emergency landing in Miura city, near Tokyo. US Forces Japan spokesman David Honchul said two injured crew members from the helicopter were taken to a hospital for treatment. Kyodo News agency said one suffered a broken leg and the other had bruises.

A US Navy MH-60 helicopter lies on the ground after making an emergency landing in Miura city, near Tokyo. US Forces Japan spokesman David Honchul said two injured crew members from the helicopter were taken to a hospital for treatment. Kyodo News agency said one suffered a broken leg and the other had bruises.

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Chief Minister of Tripura Manik Sarkar honours Kathak maestro Pandit Birju Maharaj at a function in Agartala.

Chief Minister of Tripura Manik Sarkar honours Kathak maestro Pandit Birju Maharaj at a function in Agartala.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje at a meeting at Parliament House in New Delhi.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje at a meeting at Parliament House in New Delhi.

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National Federation of Indian Women (NFIW) members during a protest in support of women`s freedom and Women`s Reservation Bill at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi.

National Federation of Indian Women (NFIW) members during a protest in support of women`s freedom and Women`s Reservation Bill at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi.

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Police arrest an AISF activist during a protest demonstration against West Bengal government`s proposed International Convention Center in Patna.

Police arrest an AISF activist during a protest demonstration against West Bengal government`s proposed International Convention Center in Patna.

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BJP NATIONAL PRESIDENT RAJNATH SINGH WITH CHHATTISGARH CHIEF MINISTER RAMAN SINGH AND RAJASTHAN CHIEF MINISTER VASUNDHRA RAJE AT A MEETING IN NEW DELHI.

BJP NATIONAL PRESIDENT RAJNATH SINGH WITH CHHATTISGARH CHIEF MINISTER RAMAN SINGH AND RAJASTHAN CHIEF MINISTER VASUNDHRA RAJE AT A MEETING IN NEW DELHI.

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CITIZEN JOURNALISM IMAGE PROVIDED BY ALEPPO MEDIA CENTER AMC, WHICH HAS BEEN AUTHENTICATED BASED ON ITS CONTENTS AND OTHER AP REPORTING, SHOWS FLAMES RISING FROM BURNING VEHICLES FOLLOWING A SYRIAN GOVERNMENT AIRSTRIKE IN ALEPPO, SYRIA.

CITIZEN JOURNALISM IMAGE PROVIDED BY ALEPPO MEDIA CENTER AMC, WHICH HAS BEEN AUTHENTICATED BASED ON ITS CONTENTS AND OTHER AP REPORTING, SHOWS FLAMES RISING FROM BURNING VEHICLES FOLLOWING A SYRIAN GOVERNMENT AIRSTRIKE IN ALEPPO, SYRIA.

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President Pranab Mukherjee presents the Energy Conservation Awards 2013 to Odhisa Education Secretary, Usha Padhi during the award function in New Delhi.

President Pranab Mukherjee presents the Energy Conservation Awards 2013 to Odhisa Education Secretary, Usha Padhi during the award function in New Delhi.

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