Day in Pics: 16th February

Feb 16, 2013, 08:56 AM IST
Pope Benedict XVI talks with Romania`s President Traian Basescu, center, and his wife Maria Basescu, during a private audience at the Vatican.
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Pope Benedict XVI talks with Romania`s President Traian Basescu, center, and his wife Maria Basescu, during a private audience at the Vatican.

Followers of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr pray during Friday prayers in the Shiite stronghold of Sadr City in Baghdad, Iraq.
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Followers of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr pray during Friday prayers in the Shiite stronghold of Sadr City in Baghdad, Iraq.

This citizen journalism image provided by Edlib News Network, ENN, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows anti-Syrian regime protesters holding a caricature placard during a demonstration, at Kafr Nabil town, in Idlib province, northern Syria.
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This citizen journalism image provided by Edlib News Network, ENN, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows anti-Syrian regime protesters holding a caricature placard during a demonstration, at Kafr Nabil town, in Idlib province, northern Syria.

Venezuela`s President Hugo Chavez, center, poses for a photo with his daughters, Maria Gabriela, left, and Rosa Virginia at an unknown location in Havana, Cuba.
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Venezuela`s President Hugo Chavez, center, poses for a photo with his daughters, Maria Gabriela, left, and Rosa Virginia at an unknown location in Havana, Cuba.

Bangladeshi activists wave national flags as they shout slogans demanding the execution of Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdul Quader Mollah and others convicted of war crimes involving the nation`s independence war in 1971, in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
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Bangladeshi activists wave national flags as they shout slogans demanding the execution of Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdul Quader Mollah and others convicted of war crimes involving the nation`s independence war in 1971, in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Pakistani tribal people from South Waziristan hold a rally in Islamabad. Dozens of protesters from Mehsud tribe gathered to condemn US drone attacks and ongoing military operations against Taliban and al-Qaida militants.
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Pakistani tribal people from South Waziristan hold a rally in Islamabad. Dozens of protesters from Mehsud tribe gathered to condemn US drone attacks and ongoing military operations against Taliban and al-Qaida militants.

President Barack Obama presents a 2012 Citizens Medal to the family of Sandy Hook Elementary School school psychologist Mary Sherlach, in the East Room of the White House in Washington.
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President Barack Obama presents a 2012 Citizens Medal to the family of Sandy Hook Elementary School school psychologist Mary Sherlach, in the East Room of the White House in Washington.

The cruise ship Carnival Triumph is moored at a dock in Mobile, Ala.
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The cruise ship Carnival Triumph is moored at a dock in Mobile, Ala.

Anti-war protesters hold placards and a picture of Syria`s President Bashar Assad with the words
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Anti-war protesters hold placards and a picture of Syria`s President Bashar Assad with the words "we are all with you" written in Arabic, during a rally against western intervention in Syria and calling for western troops to leave Mali, on the 10th anniversary of the march to stop the war in Iraq.

Serena Williams of the United States poses with a trophy given to her by the WTA Tour after the 31-year-old American reclaimed the world number one ranking following her WTA Qatar Open tennis quarter-final match against Czech Republic`s Petra Kvitova in the Qatari capital, Doha.
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Serena Williams of the United States poses with a trophy given to her by the WTA Tour after the 31-year-old American reclaimed the world number one ranking following her WTA Qatar Open tennis quarter-final match against Czech Republic`s Petra Kvitova in the Qatari capital, Doha.

Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt, right, and singer/actress Queen Latifah arrive at the NBA All-Star celebrity game, in Houston.
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Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt, right, and singer/actress Queen Latifah arrive at the NBA All-Star celebrity game, in Houston.

Chief of the International Monetary Fund, Christiane Lagarde, attends the summit of financial ministers and heads of central banks of the G20 group of nations ahead of their meeting in Moscow, Russia.
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Chief of the International Monetary Fund, Christiane Lagarde, attends the summit of financial ministers and heads of central banks of the G20 group of nations ahead of their meeting in Moscow, Russia.

One of Debora Summers` sled dogs leaps in the air as her team is hooked up for the start of the Alaskan Sled Dog & Racing Association Raven Electric 10 Dog sled dog race at Tozier Track in Anchorage, Alaska.
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One of Debora Summers` sled dogs leaps in the air as her team is hooked up for the start of the Alaskan Sled Dog & Racing Association Raven Electric 10 Dog sled dog race at Tozier Track in Anchorage, Alaska.

South Korean peace activists hold banners during a rally against anti-activists who send the leaflets at the Imjingak Pavilion near the border village of Panmunjom, in Paju, north of Seoul, South Korea.
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South Korean peace activists hold banners during a rally against anti-activists who send the leaflets at the Imjingak Pavilion near the border village of Panmunjom, in Paju, north of Seoul, South Korea.

This photo released by an official website of the Iranian supreme leader`s office, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, speaks to the crowd in Tehran.
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This photo released by an official website of the Iranian supreme leader`s office, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, speaks to the crowd in Tehran.

South African AB de Villiers, as he makes fifty runs against Pakistan on the third day of the 2nd cricket test match in Cape Town, South Africa
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South African AB de Villiers, as he makes fifty runs against Pakistan on the third day of the 2nd cricket test match in Cape Town, South Africa

Activists of Communist Party of India (Marxist) burn an effigy representing the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government during a protest against fuel price hike in Hyderabad.
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Activists of Communist Party of India (Marxist) burn an effigy representing the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government during a protest against fuel price hike in Hyderabad.

A Libyan rebel gives the victory sign during a celebration to commemorate the second anniversary of the revolution that ousted Moammar Gadhafi, in Benghazi, Libya.
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A Libyan rebel gives the victory sign during a celebration to commemorate the second anniversary of the revolution that ousted Moammar Gadhafi, in Benghazi, Libya.

Myanmar`s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi unveils a signboard showing her late father General Aung San, at a branch office of her National League for Democracy party in Yangon.
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Myanmar`s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi unveils a signboard showing her late father General Aung San, at a branch office of her National League for Democracy party in Yangon.

Pope Benedict XVI exchanges gifts with Guatemala`s President Otto Perez Molina, during a private audience at Vatican.
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Pope Benedict XVI exchanges gifts with Guatemala`s President Otto Perez Molina, during a private audience at Vatican.

Singaporeans gather at their speakers` corner in a protest against a paper passed in parliament last week that suggests continued immigration that would raise the total population to 6.9 million by 2030, a 30 percent increase in Singapore.
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Singaporeans gather at their speakers` corner in a protest against a paper passed in parliament last week that suggests continued immigration that would raise the total population to 6.9 million by 2030, a 30 percent increase in Singapore.

Officials of monorail along with passengers celebrate during the trial run in Mumbai. The Chembur-Wadala corridor will be the country’s first monorail route and is expected to be operational later this year.
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Officials of monorail along with passengers celebrate during the trial run in Mumbai. The Chembur-Wadala corridor will be the country’s first monorail route and is expected to be operational later this year.

A monorail travels on its trial run in Mumbai. The Chembur-Wadala corridor will be the country’s first monorail route and is expected to be operational later this year.
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A monorail travels on its trial run in Mumbai. The Chembur-Wadala corridor will be the country’s first monorail route and is expected to be operational later this year.

Activists of Bharatiya Janata Party burn effigies of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Chairperson of the United Progressive Alliance Sonia Gandhi during a protest in Bhubaneswar. The protest was against hike in fuel price.
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Activists of Bharatiya Janata Party burn effigies of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Chairperson of the United Progressive Alliance Sonia Gandhi during a protest in Bhubaneswar. The protest was against hike in fuel price.