Day in Pics: 16th September

Sep 16, 2012, 08:48 AM IST
A magician performs a magic trick with a playing card at the Magic Festival in New Delhi.
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A magician performs a magic trick with a playing card at the Magic Festival in New Delhi.

Sam Hornish Jr. pushes his Dodge Challenger into position during qualifying for the NASCAR Nationwide Series auto race at Chicagoland Speedway, in Joliet, Ill.
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Sam Hornish Jr. pushes his Dodge Challenger into position during qualifying for the NASCAR Nationwide Series auto race at Chicagoland Speedway, in Joliet, Ill.

Runners in the Sydney Marathon cross the Harbour Bridge in Sydney.
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Runners in the Sydney Marathon cross the Harbour Bridge in Sydney.

Extreme right-wing protesters throw a smoke bomb after lighting flares during a march against austerity measures applied by the Spanish government, Madrid.
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Extreme right-wing protesters throw a smoke bomb after lighting flares during a march against austerity measures applied by the Spanish government, Madrid.

A giant rosary made of balloons floats in the sky as faithful wait for Pope Benedict XVI in Bkirki, northeast of Beirut, Lebanon.
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A giant rosary made of balloons floats in the sky as faithful wait for Pope Benedict XVI in Bkirki, northeast of Beirut, Lebanon.

Demonstrators clash with riot police outside the Portuguese parliament after a protest against economic austerity measures taken by the Portuguese government linked to a euro 78 billion ($96 billion) bailout needed last year, in Lisbon.
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Demonstrators clash with riot police outside the Portuguese parliament after a protest against economic austerity measures taken by the Portuguese government linked to a euro 78 billion ($96 billion) bailout needed last year, in Lisbon.

Fireworks explode over the Metropolitan Cathedral for Independence Day celebrations at the Zocalo in Mexico.
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Fireworks explode over the Metropolitan Cathedral for Independence Day celebrations at the Zocalo in Mexico.

A person associated with the Occupy movement is arrested on a march down Broadway Street in New York enroute to Zuccotti Park. Monday marks the one year anniversary of the Occupy movement.
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A person associated with the Occupy movement is arrested on a march down Broadway Street in New York enroute to Zuccotti Park. Monday marks the one year anniversary of the Occupy movement.

Chinese protestors carry national flags while marching past policemen during an anti-Japanese demonstration in Beijing. Protesters in China have begun another day of demonstrations against Japan, after protests over disputed islands spread across numerous cities and at times turned violent.
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Chinese protestors carry national flags while marching past policemen during an anti-Japanese demonstration in Beijing. Protesters in China have begun another day of demonstrations against Japan, after protests over disputed islands spread across numerous cities and at times turned violent.

Afghan men shout anti-Israel slogans and hold a small placard that reads, in Dari,
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Afghan men shout anti-Israel slogans and hold a small placard that reads, in Dari, "death to Israel," during a protest in Kabul.

Indian and Taiwanese performers show India`s traditional tattoo-like temporary skin decoration
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Indian and Taiwanese performers show India`s traditional tattoo-like temporary skin decoration "Henna" during an Indian Culture Festival in Taipei, Taiwan.

US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, walks with the Commander of US Forces Japan Lt. Gen. Salvatore A. Angelella after his arrival in Yokota Air Base on the outskirts of Tokyo, Japan.
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US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, walks with the Commander of US Forces Japan Lt. Gen. Salvatore A. Angelella after his arrival in Yokota Air Base on the outskirts of Tokyo, Japan.

People shop at a Bharti-Walmart store on the outskirts of Chandigarh. India agreed Friday to open its huge market to foreign retailers such as Wal-Mart as part of a flurry of economic reforms aimed at sparking new growth in the country`s sputtering economy.
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People shop at a Bharti-Walmart store on the outskirts of Chandigarh. India agreed Friday to open its huge market to foreign retailers such as Wal-Mart as part of a flurry of economic reforms aimed at sparking new growth in the country`s sputtering economy.

Activists and supporters of India`s Shiv Sena party ride a bullock cart during a protest against fuel price hike in Mumbai.
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Activists and supporters of India`s Shiv Sena party ride a bullock cart during a protest against fuel price hike in Mumbai.

Britain`s Prince William, left, and his wife Kate prepare to sit for a meal at Government House in Honiara, Solomon Islands.
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Britain`s Prince William, left, and his wife Kate prepare to sit for a meal at Government House in Honiara, Solomon Islands.

Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan, center greets his fans, unseen, who crowd outside a jewelry showroom as he arrives to inaugurate it in Ahmadabad.
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Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan, center greets his fans, unseen, who crowd outside a jewelry showroom as he arrives to inaugurate it in Ahmadabad.

Britain`s Prince Charles, left, and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall attend the Battle of Britain Service of Thanksgiving and Rededication at Westminster Abbey in London.
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Britain`s Prince Charles, left, and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall attend the Battle of Britain Service of Thanksgiving and Rededication at Westminster Abbey in London.