Day in Pics: 17th December

Dec 17, 2012, 08:54 AM IST
The wreckage of a helicopter lays on the ground in Bayelsa, Nigeria. The navy helicopter crashed Saturday in Nigeria`s oil-rich southern delta, killing a state governor and five other people, in the latest air disaster to hit Africa`s most populous nation, officials said.
1/17

The wreckage of a helicopter lays on the ground in Bayelsa, Nigeria. The navy helicopter crashed Saturday in Nigeria`s oil-rich southern delta, killing a state governor and five other people, in the latest air disaster to hit Africa`s most populous nation, officials said.

Hikers and trail runners take on Koko Head trail on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, in Honolulu. The trail is marked by stair-steps, steep in spots, and offers stunning views of the island from on top.
2/17

Hikers and trail runners take on Koko Head trail on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, in Honolulu. The trail is marked by stair-steps, steep in spots, and offers stunning views of the island from on top.

Millonarios fan cheers his team during the Colombian soccer league final game against Deportivo Independiente Medellin in Bogota, Colombia.
3/17

Millonarios fan cheers his team during the Colombian soccer league final game against Deportivo Independiente Medellin in Bogota, Colombia.

President Barack Obama greets State Senate Minority Leader John McKinney, R-Fairfield, on his arrival, before the start of an interfaith vigil for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting inside the Newtown High School auditorium in Newtown, Conn.
4/17

President Barack Obama greets State Senate Minority Leader John McKinney, R-Fairfield, on his arrival, before the start of an interfaith vigil for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting inside the Newtown High School auditorium in Newtown, Conn.

Australia`s Phil Hughes, left, is bowled by Sri Lanka`s Shaminda Eranga on the fourth day of their cricket test match at Bellerive Oval in Hobart, Australia.
5/17

Australia`s Phil Hughes, left, is bowled by Sri Lanka`s Shaminda Eranga on the fourth day of their cricket test match at Bellerive Oval in Hobart, Australia.

Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, left, stands alongside second placed Sports Personality of the Year 2012, British athlete Jessica Ennis during the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards 2012 in London.
6/17

Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, left, stands alongside second placed Sports Personality of the Year 2012, British athlete Jessica Ennis during the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards 2012 in London.

Shoes belonging to activists arrested on Dec. 1 during a protest against Mexico`s President Enrique Pena Nieto sit on the floor during a demonstration urging the Mexican government to release them in Mexico City.
7/17

Shoes belonging to activists arrested on Dec. 1 during a protest against Mexico`s President Enrique Pena Nieto sit on the floor during a demonstration urging the Mexican government to release them in Mexico City.

A Bangladeshi woman reacts to the camera as she dances at a rally to mark the Victory Day in Dhaka.
8/17

A Bangladeshi woman reacts to the camera as she dances at a rally to mark the Victory Day in Dhaka.

Benedict Barboza, husband of Jacintha Saldanha, a nurse who hanged herself days after she had been duped by a hoax call from an Australian radio station about the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge, arrives at the graveyard where her wife will be buried, in Shriva north of Mangalore.
9/17

Benedict Barboza, husband of Jacintha Saldanha, a nurse who hanged herself days after she had been duped by a hoax call from an Australian radio station about the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge, arrives at the graveyard where her wife will be buried, in Shriva north of Mangalore.

Concert goers cheer while watching an entertainer perform at a show to raise awareness and increase prevention of human trafficking in Yangon, Myanmar.
10/17

Concert goers cheer while watching an entertainer perform at a show to raise awareness and increase prevention of human trafficking in Yangon, Myanmar.

Cambodian protesters carry baskets loaded with various pictures and documents during a rally outside the National Assembly, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
11/17

Cambodian protesters carry baskets loaded with various pictures and documents during a rally outside the National Assembly, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi greets his supporters after casting his vote in the second phase of Gujarat state assembly elections in Ahmadabad.
12/17

Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi greets his supporters after casting his vote in the second phase of Gujarat state assembly elections in Ahmadabad.

Supporters of South Korean presidential candidate Park Geun-hye of the ruling Saenuri Party wearing Santa Claus costumes dance during her election campaign rally in Suwon, south of Seoul, South Korea.
13/17

Supporters of South Korean presidential candidate Park Geun-hye of the ruling Saenuri Party wearing Santa Claus costumes dance during her election campaign rally in Suwon, south of Seoul, South Korea.

Indian Sadhus, or Hindu holy men, pour milk as an offering in the river Ganges, during a prayer ceremony for the success of Mahakhumbh festival in Allahabad.
14/17

Indian Sadhus, or Hindu holy men, pour milk as an offering in the river Ganges, during a prayer ceremony for the success of Mahakhumbh festival in Allahabad.

Pakistani security personnel visit the site of bombing in Pakistani tribal area of Khyber.
15/17

Pakistani security personnel visit the site of bombing in Pakistani tribal area of Khyber.

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi flashes a victory sign as he sees off Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) senior leader Lal Krishna Advani, second right after a meeting at the party`s state headquarters in Ahmadabad.
16/17

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi flashes a victory sign as he sees off Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) senior leader Lal Krishna Advani, second right after a meeting at the party`s state headquarters in Ahmadabad.

Hungarian President János Áder, second right, shakes hands with Afghan President Hamid Karzai after his arrival at the presidential palace in Kabul.
17/17

Hungarian President János Áder, second right, shakes hands with Afghan President Hamid Karzai after his arrival at the presidential palace in Kabul.