Day in Pics: 16th January

Jan 16, 2013, 08:33 AM IST
An Iraq fan holds up a scarf with her country`s name and flag during semi-final play at the Gulf Cup soccer tournament in Riffa, Bahrain.
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An Iraq fan holds up a scarf with her country`s name and flag during semi-final play at the Gulf Cup soccer tournament in Riffa, Bahrain.

Firearms instructors Logan Martin, left, and Andres Gonzalez, of Calgary, Alberta, look through the sights of Sig Sauer Swat Patrol AR rifles during the 35th annual SHOT Show.
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Firearms instructors Logan Martin, left, and Andres Gonzalez, of Calgary, Alberta, look through the sights of Sig Sauer Swat Patrol AR rifles during the 35th annual SHOT Show.

Indian army soldiers display stunts on motorbikes during a parade to mark Indian Army Day, an annual event honoring the military, in New Delhi.
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Indian army soldiers display stunts on motorbikes during a parade to mark Indian Army Day, an annual event honoring the military, in New Delhi.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie wave as they prepare to leave for Vietnam, at Haneda airport in Tokyo.
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie wave as they prepare to leave for Vietnam, at Haneda airport in Tokyo.

India`s Somdev Devvarman hits a forehand return to Poland`s Jerzy Janowicz during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship.
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India`s Somdev Devvarman hits a forehand return to Poland`s Jerzy Janowicz during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship.

An All Nippon Airways flight sits at Takamatsu airport in Takamatsu, western Japan after it made an emergency landing.
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An All Nippon Airways flight sits at Takamatsu airport in Takamatsu, western Japan after it made an emergency landing.

Israeli police arrest a Palestinian activist at an area known as E-1 near Jerusalem. Palestinian activists erected tents in the area known as E-1 last week to protest Israeli plans for a new settlement in the strategic West Bank location near Jerusalem.
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Israeli police arrest a Palestinian activist at an area known as E-1 near Jerusalem. Palestinian activists erected tents in the area known as E-1 last week to protest Israeli plans for a new settlement in the strategic West Bank location near Jerusalem.

William Clay Ford Jr., Executive Chairman, Ford Motor Company, sits in a 1903 Ford Model A, the oldest surviving Ford product at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
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William Clay Ford Jr., Executive Chairman, Ford Motor Company, sits in a 1903 Ford Model A, the oldest surviving Ford product at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

A protester raises a defamed picture of Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying outside the Legislative Council before Leung delivers his policy address in Hong Kong.
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A protester raises a defamed picture of Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying outside the Legislative Council before Leung delivers his policy address in Hong Kong.

Giniel de Villiers of South Africa and Dirk Von Zitzewitz of Germany race their Toyota across a river during the 10th stage of the 2013 Dakar Rally from Cordoba to La Rioja, Argentina.
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Giniel de Villiers of South Africa and Dirk Von Zitzewitz of Germany race their Toyota across a river during the 10th stage of the 2013 Dakar Rally from Cordoba to La Rioja, Argentina.

British Defense Minister Philip Hammond inspects an honor guard prior to a meeting with his Indonesian counterpart Purnomo Yusgiantoro in Jakarta, Indonesia.
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British Defense Minister Philip Hammond inspects an honor guard prior to a meeting with his Indonesian counterpart Purnomo Yusgiantoro in Jakarta, Indonesia.

A supporter of Pakistani Sunni Muslim cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri, waves a national flag while she and others camp near parliament, during an anti-government rally in Islamabad.
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A supporter of Pakistani Sunni Muslim cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri, waves a national flag while she and others camp near parliament, during an anti-government rally in Islamabad.

South Korean President-elect Park Geun-hye, right, shakes hands with US Assistant Secretary of State Kurt Campbell before their meeting at Park`s office in Seoul, South Korea.
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South Korean President-elect Park Geun-hye, right, shakes hands with US Assistant Secretary of State Kurt Campbell before their meeting at Park`s office in Seoul, South Korea.

A woman wades through floodwaters in Jakarta, Indonesia. Flooding caused by monsoon rains have forced thousands of people to flee their homes in Indonesia`s capital.
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A woman wades through floodwaters in Jakarta, Indonesia. Flooding caused by monsoon rains have forced thousands of people to flee their homes in Indonesia`s capital.

Russian tennis player Elina Vesnina poses for photos in a fountain in Melbourne, Australia.
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Russian tennis player Elina Vesnina poses for photos in a fountain in Melbourne, Australia.

Hazara Shiite Muslims residing in India shout slogans during a protest against alleged target killing of Hazara community members in Pakistan, outside the Pakistani embassy in New Delhi.
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Hazara Shiite Muslims residing in India shout slogans during a protest against alleged target killing of Hazara community members in Pakistan, outside the Pakistani embassy in New Delhi.

A security official with the Afghan intelligence services, center, investigates the scene of a suicide car bomb attack in Kabul, Afghanistan.
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A security official with the Afghan intelligence services, center, investigates the scene of a suicide car bomb attack in Kabul, Afghanistan.

A leftist party activist shouts warning for a bus to stop plying during a half-day strike in Dhaka, Bangladesh. A combination of three left parties, including Communist Party of Bangladesh, called for the strike to protest against an oil price hike.
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A leftist party activist shouts warning for a bus to stop plying during a half-day strike in Dhaka, Bangladesh. A combination of three left parties, including Communist Party of Bangladesh, called for the strike to protest against an oil price hike.

Sikh devotees take out a procession to celebrate the birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh in Jammu. The birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Sikh guru, will be marked on Jan 18.
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Sikh devotees take out a procession to celebrate the birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh in Jammu. The birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Sikh guru, will be marked on Jan 18.

In this image taken from amateur video, showing a line of flaming debris shortly after a helicopter crash in central London. Police say two people were killed when a helicopter crashed during rush hour in central London.
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In this image taken from amateur video, showing a line of flaming debris shortly after a helicopter crash in central London. Police say two people were killed when a helicopter crashed during rush hour in central London.

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, right, smiles receiving a diploma during her visit to the Moscow State University, in Moscow, Russia.
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Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, right, smiles receiving a diploma during her visit to the Moscow State University, in Moscow, Russia.

A contingent of Indian paramilitary soldiers arrive to participate in Republic Day rehearsals in New Delhi.
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A contingent of Indian paramilitary soldiers arrive to participate in Republic Day rehearsals in New Delhi.

Serbia`s Novak Djokovic celebrates after defeating Ryan Harrison of the US in their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne.
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Serbia`s Novak Djokovic celebrates after defeating Ryan Harrison of the US in their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne.

People listen to a speaker during a protest against the alleged inaction by the Indian government in the case of the gang rape of a 23-years old student in a bus a month ago in New Delhi.
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People listen to a speaker during a protest against the alleged inaction by the Indian government in the case of the gang rape of a 23-years old student in a bus a month ago in New Delhi.

A Pakistani boy holds a placard during an anti-government rally called by Sunni Muslim cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri in Islamabad.
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A Pakistani boy holds a placard during an anti-government rally called by Sunni Muslim cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri in Islamabad.

Pope Benedict XVI greets U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta after the pontiff`s weekly general audience in Paul VI Hall at the Vatican.
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Pope Benedict XVI greets U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta after the pontiff`s weekly general audience in Paul VI Hall at the Vatican.

German Klaus Schwab, founder and president of the World Economic Forum, WEF, gestures during a press conference, in Cologny near Geneva, Switzerland.
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German Klaus Schwab, founder and president of the World Economic Forum, WEF, gestures during a press conference, in Cologny near Geneva, Switzerland.

Kenyan Wildlife wardens keep a watch on confiscated elephant tusks at the Kenyan wildlife offices in Nairobi. Kenyan authorities seized at least two tons of illegal Elephant ivory at the Kenyan port of Mombasa.
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Kenyan Wildlife wardens keep a watch on confiscated elephant tusks at the Kenyan wildlife offices in Nairobi. Kenyan authorities seized at least two tons of illegal Elephant ivory at the Kenyan port of Mombasa.

Security men talk on their cellphones at the scene, which was attacked by militants in Kabul. Six militants wearing suicide vests including one driving a car packed with explosives attacked the gate of the Afghan intelligence in Kabul.
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Security men talk on their cellphones at the scene, which was attacked by militants in Kabul. Six militants wearing suicide vests including one driving a car packed with explosives attacked the gate of the Afghan intelligence in Kabul.

An Afghan midwife attends her graduation ceremony at the governor`s house, in Jalalabad east of Kabul. Over 52, midwives graduated after receiving 2 year of training in Jalalabad.
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An Afghan midwife attends her graduation ceremony at the governor`s house, in Jalalabad east of Kabul. Over 52, midwives graduated after receiving 2 year of training in Jalalabad.

A bull tamers holds a bull by the horn during the bull-taming sport called Jallikattu, in Alanganallur, about 530 kilometers south of Chennai. Jallikattu is an ancient heroic sporting event of the Tamils played during the harvest festival of Pongal.
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A bull tamers holds a bull by the horn during the bull-taming sport called Jallikattu, in Alanganallur, about 530 kilometers south of Chennai. Jallikattu is an ancient heroic sporting event of the Tamils played during the harvest festival of Pongal.

A young Sikh blows flames during a procession to celebrate the birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh in Amritsar.
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A young Sikh blows flames during a procession to celebrate the birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh in Amritsar.