Day in Pics: 17th August

Aug 17, 2013, 09:35 AM IST
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People walks past broken glass and artwork lying on the ground at a gallery displaying a joint exhibit of work by Indian and Pakistani artists in Ahmadabad.

People walks past broken glass and artwork lying on the ground at a gallery displaying a joint exhibit of work by Indian and Pakistani artists in Ahmadabad.

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A man sets fire to a giant paper-made statue of Chinese deity know as

A man sets fire to a giant paper-made statue of Chinese deity know as "Da Shi Ye," or "Guardian God of Ghosts," during the Ghost festival in Kajang, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Police check an area where an explosion occured inside a restaurant in suburban San Juan, east of Manila, Philippines.

Police check an area where an explosion occured inside a restaurant in suburban San Juan, east of Manila, Philippines.

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Serena Williams eyes a forehand during a quarterfinal match against Simona Halep, from Romania, at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament in Mason, Ohio. Williams won 6-0, 6-4.

Serena Williams eyes a forehand during a quarterfinal match against Simona Halep, from Romania, at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament in Mason, Ohio. Williams won 6-0, 6-4.

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United States` Michelle Wie reacts after missing a putt on 16 during a four-ball match at the Solheim Cup golf tournament in Parker, Colo.

United States` Michelle Wie reacts after missing a putt on 16 during a four-ball match at the Solheim Cup golf tournament in Parker, Colo.

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Helicopters battle the 64,000 acre Beaver Creek Fire north of Hailey, Idaho. A number of residential neighborhoods have been evacuated because of the blaze.

Helicopters battle the 64,000 acre Beaver Creek Fire north of Hailey, Idaho. A number of residential neighborhoods have been evacuated because of the blaze.

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Fireworks explode overhead near where President Barack Obama and the first family were watching the display from inside Valerie Jarrett`s rental house, in Oak Bluffs, Mass. during the Obama`s family vacation on the island of Martha`s Vineyard.

Fireworks explode overhead near where President Barack Obama and the first family were watching the display from inside Valerie Jarrett`s rental house, in Oak Bluffs, Mass. during the Obama`s family vacation on the island of Martha`s Vineyard.

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Riot police run towards a fire barricade at the Athens`s suburb of Peristeri. Technical school student Thanassis Kanaoutis, 19, fell to his death Tuesday night when the trolley bus doors unexpectedly opened following an altercation with an inspector because he hadn`t validated his ticket.

Riot police run towards a fire barricade at the Athens`s suburb of Peristeri. Technical school student Thanassis Kanaoutis, 19, fell to his death Tuesday night when the trolley bus doors unexpectedly opened following an altercation with an inspector because he hadn`t validated his ticket.

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Bus driver Dario Vera lies with his hands nailed to a wooden cross during a protest in Luque, a town in the outskirts of Asuncion, Paraguay. Six drivers of a public transportation company crucified themselves using five-inch nails after they were fired allegedly for being members of a union.

Bus driver Dario Vera lies with his hands nailed to a wooden cross during a protest in Luque, a town in the outskirts of Asuncion, Paraguay. Six drivers of a public transportation company crucified themselves using five-inch nails after they were fired allegedly for being members of a union.

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This image is a Hand-out image from the Association of surfing professionals.

This image is a Hand-out image from the Association of surfing professionals.

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Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, right, presents the national Red-White flag to a bearer to be hoisted during a ceremony commemorating the country`s independence day at Merdeka Palace in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, right, presents the national Red-White flag to a bearer to be hoisted during a ceremony commemorating the country`s independence day at Merdeka Palace in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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Volunteers search near the damaged cargo ship Sulpicio Express Siete a day after it collided with a passenger ferry off the waters of Talisay city, Cebu province in central Philippines.

Volunteers search near the damaged cargo ship Sulpicio Express Siete a day after it collided with a passenger ferry off the waters of Talisay city, Cebu province in central Philippines.

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A girl holds a poster of Egypt`s ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi during a special prayer in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

A girl holds a poster of Egypt`s ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi during a special prayer in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Local residents collect logs at Shachang Residential Compound in Hongshi town of Huadian City, northeast China`s Jilin Province.

Local residents collect logs at Shachang Residential Compound in Hongshi town of Huadian City, northeast China`s Jilin Province.

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Ivory Coast`s Murielle Ahoure, Jamaica`s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Nigeria`s Blessing Okagbare pose on the podium during the medals ceremony for the women`s 200-meter at the World Athletics Championships in the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia.

Ivory Coast`s Murielle Ahoure, Jamaica`s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Nigeria`s Blessing Okagbare pose on the podium during the medals ceremony for the women`s 200-meter at the World Athletics Championships in the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia.

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Policemen in plain clothes surround Syed Abdul Karim alias Tunda, center in white cap, prior to him being escorted to court, in New Delhi.

Policemen in plain clothes surround Syed Abdul Karim alias Tunda, center in white cap, prior to him being escorted to court, in New Delhi.

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Children from a non governmental organization dance during a flash mob to raise funds for Uttarakhand floods victims, in New Delhi.

Children from a non governmental organization dance during a flash mob to raise funds for Uttarakhand floods victims, in New Delhi.

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