Day in Pics: 17th August

Aug 17, 2014, 10:05 AM IST
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Police close traffic to the Pan-American highway as earth and dust spill on it from the hills above, after a quake struck Ecuador`s Capital. An earthquake measuring 4.7 degrees shook Quito on Saturday causing injuries and the temporary closure of the capital`s airport, according to authorities.

Police close traffic to the Pan-American highway as earth and dust spill on it from the hills above, after a quake struck Ecuador`s Capital. An earthquake measuring 4.7 degrees shook Quito on Saturday causing injuries and the temporary closure of the capital`s airport, according to authorities.

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William Petrosino, left, mixes sand with water while carving a dragon and castle with Dartya Feklistova during a sand sculpting contest in the Coney Island neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York.

William Petrosino, left, mixes sand with water while carving a dragon and castle with Dartya Feklistova during a sand sculpting contest in the Coney Island neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York.

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Indian teachers hold an idol of Hindu god Krishna and sings devotional songs during Janmashthami celebrations at a school in Ahmadabad, India.

Indian teachers hold an idol of Hindu god Krishna and sings devotional songs during Janmashthami celebrations at a school in Ahmadabad, India.

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Sakio Bika, left, gets hit by Anthony Dirrell during their WBC super middleweight title boxing bout in Carson, Calif.

Sakio Bika, left, gets hit by Anthony Dirrell during their WBC super middleweight title boxing bout in Carson, Calif.

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In this photo provided by the L` Osservatore Romano, Pope Francis baptizes Lee Ho Jin, the father of one of the children who died in South Korea`s April ferry disaster, in Seoul, South Korea.

In this photo provided by the L` Osservatore Romano, Pope Francis baptizes Lee Ho Jin, the father of one of the children who died in South Korea`s April ferry disaster, in Seoul, South Korea.

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A woman shouts during a demonstration in Hannover, Germany. Thousands of people in Germany have protested against the persecution of the Yazidi minority in Iraq.

A woman shouts during a demonstration in Hannover, Germany. Thousands of people in Germany have protested against the persecution of the Yazidi minority in Iraq.

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England`s Joe Root celebrates getting 50 runs not out during the second day of the fifth test cricket match against India at Oval cricket ground in London.

England`s Joe Root celebrates getting 50 runs not out during the second day of the fifth test cricket match against India at Oval cricket ground in London.

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Maria Sharapova, from Russia, reacts in a semifinal against Ana Ivanovic, from Serbia, at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament.  Ivanovic won 6-2, 5-7, 7-5.

Maria Sharapova, from Russia, reacts in a semifinal against Ana Ivanovic, from Serbia, at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament. Ivanovic won 6-2, 5-7, 7-5.

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Roger Federer, from Switzerland, returns a volley to Milos Raonic, from Canada, during a semifinal at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament.

Roger Federer, from Switzerland, returns a volley to Milos Raonic, from Canada, during a semifinal at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament.

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A participant takes a selfie as she runs through a `color station` during the five-kilometer color run event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

A participant takes a selfie as she runs through a `color station` during the five-kilometer color run event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, right, and his wife Ani, wave to the crowds at the end of a flag hoisting ceremony commemorating the country`s independence day at Merdeka Palace in Jakarta.

Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, right, and his wife Ani, wave to the crowds at the end of a flag hoisting ceremony commemorating the country`s independence day at Merdeka Palace in Jakarta.

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People defy a curfew Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, before smoke and tear gas was fired to disperse a crowd protesting the shooting of teenager Michael Brown last Saturday in Ferguson, Mo.

People defy a curfew Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, before smoke and tear gas was fired to disperse a crowd protesting the shooting of teenager Michael Brown last Saturday in Ferguson, Mo.

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Festivalgoers are splashed with water during a summer festival of Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine in downtown Tokyo.

Festivalgoers are splashed with water during a summer festival of Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine in downtown Tokyo.

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Indian football captain Sunil Chettri (R) greets his counterpart from Pakistan Kaleemulla during a press conference ahead of their U-23 exhibition match in Bengaluru.

Indian football captain Sunil Chettri (R) greets his counterpart from Pakistan Kaleemulla during a press conference ahead of their U-23 exhibition match in Bengaluru.

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In this photo released by the official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, Iran`s President Hassan Rouhani, right, shakes hands with Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency Yukiya Amano at the start of their meeting in Tehran, Iran.

In this photo released by the official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, Iran`s President Hassan Rouhani, right, shakes hands with Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency Yukiya Amano at the start of their meeting in Tehran, Iran.

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Women supporters of anti-government cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri wait for their leader during a protest, in Islamabad.

Women supporters of anti-government cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri wait for their leader during a protest, in Islamabad.

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The faithful waves to photographers as they wait for the start of a mass to be conducted by Pope Francis, concluding the 6th Asian Youth Day in Haemi, South Korea.

The faithful waves to photographers as they wait for the start of a mass to be conducted by Pope Francis, concluding the 6th Asian Youth Day in Haemi, South Korea.

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Sri Lankan batsman Mahela Jayawardene acknowledges the crowd as he leaves the pitch after being dismissed in his final test innings during the fourth day of the second test cricket match against Pakistan in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Sri Lankan batsman Mahela Jayawardene acknowledges the crowd as he leaves the pitch after being dismissed in his final test innings during the fourth day of the second test cricket match against Pakistan in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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Locals simulate fishing during a protest against the Bihar Government over waterlogging in Patna.

Locals simulate fishing during a protest against the Bihar Government over waterlogging in Patna.

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Injured persons being treated at Government Hospital in Jammu on Sunday after a landslide at Sanjhi Chat near the shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi.

Injured persons being treated at Government Hospital in Jammu on Sunday after a landslide at Sanjhi Chat near the shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi.

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President Pranab Mukherjee felicitates Malavika Sarrukai after her Bharatnatyam performance at Rashtrapati Bhavan auditorium in New Delhi.

President Pranab Mukherjee felicitates Malavika Sarrukai after her Bharatnatyam performance at Rashtrapati Bhavan auditorium in New Delhi.

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England`s James Anderson, left, celebrates after taking the wicket of India`s Murali Vijay, right, LBW, during the third day of the fifth test cricket match at Oval cricket ground in London.

England`s James Anderson, left, celebrates after taking the wicket of India`s Murali Vijay, right, LBW, during the third day of the fifth test cricket match at Oval cricket ground in London.

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A child dressed up as Lord Krishna and radha participate in `Bal Gopal` contest on the occasion of Janamashtami festival in Jaipur.

A child dressed up as Lord Krishna and radha participate in `Bal Gopal` contest on the occasion of Janamashtami festival in Jaipur.

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