Day in Pics: 17th February

Feb 17, 2013, 09:47 AM IST
Sam Querrey hits a forehand during a semifinal match against Milos Raonic at the SAP Open tennis tournament in San Jose, Calif.
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Sam Querrey hits a forehand during a semifinal match against Milos Raonic at the SAP Open tennis tournament in San Jose, Calif.

Tony Stewart (14) sends sparks flying, as drivers behind start to wreck in Turns 1 and 2 during the NASCAR Daytona Shootout auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla.
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Tony Stewart (14) sends sparks flying, as drivers behind start to wreck in Turns 1 and 2 during the NASCAR Daytona Shootout auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla.

Charles Whittaker, left, of United States, gets knocked off balance by Demetrius Hopkins, of United States, in the first round of a junior middleweight boxing match in Atlantic City, N.J.
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Charles Whittaker, left, of United States, gets knocked off balance by Demetrius Hopkins, of United States, in the first round of a junior middleweight boxing match in Atlantic City, N.J.

Bernard Lagat competes in the Men`s Two Mile event during the 106th Millrose Games in New York.
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Bernard Lagat competes in the Men`s Two Mile event during the 106th Millrose Games in New York.

England`s Eion Morgan walks as New Zealand celebrate his dismissal for 1 during their first one day international cricket match at Seddon Park, in Hamilton, New Zealand.
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England`s Eion Morgan walks as New Zealand celebrate his dismissal for 1 during their first one day international cricket match at Seddon Park, in Hamilton, New Zealand.

Bahraini anti-government protesters stand in clouds of tear gas fired by riot police during clashes in Daih, Bahrain.
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Bahraini anti-government protesters stand in clouds of tear gas fired by riot police during clashes in Daih, Bahrain.

A hand of demonstrator displays stickers against evictions, in Pamplona, northern Spain.
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A hand of demonstrator displays stickers against evictions, in Pamplona, northern Spain.

President Barack Obama acknowledges the crowd as he exchanges fist bumps with the audience after speaking at Hyde Park Academy, in Chicago.
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President Barack Obama acknowledges the crowd as he exchanges fist bumps with the audience after speaking at Hyde Park Academy, in Chicago.

Hindu devotees walk on a bridge as it rains at Sangam, the confluence of the Rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, during Maha Kumbh festival, in Allahabad.
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Hindu devotees walk on a bridge as it rains at Sangam, the confluence of the Rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, during Maha Kumbh festival, in Allahabad.

Yvette Lewis wins the 60m hurdles during the 106th Millrose Games with a time of 7.84, in New York.
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Yvette Lewis wins the 60m hurdles during the 106th Millrose Games with a time of 7.84, in New York.

African Union chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, left, is greeted by Chinese Communist Party Secretary General and the country`s new leader Xi Jinping during a meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.
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African Union chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, left, is greeted by Chinese Communist Party Secretary General and the country`s new leader Xi Jinping during a meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

Adrien Broner celebrates after beating Gavin Rees of Britain in their WBC lightweight title match in Atlantic City, N..J. Broner won in five rounds.
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Adrien Broner celebrates after beating Gavin Rees of Britain in their WBC lightweight title match in Atlantic City, N..J. Broner won in five rounds.

Local residents stand over the rubble of a damaged market caused by Saturday`s bombing in Quetta, Pakistan.
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Local residents stand over the rubble of a damaged market caused by Saturday`s bombing in Quetta, Pakistan.

This image made from video, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center, waves as he attends a statue unveiling ceremony at Mangyongdae Revolutionary School in Pyongyang, North Korea on the anniversary of late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il`s birthday.
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This image made from video, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center, waves as he attends a statue unveiling ceremony at Mangyongdae Revolutionary School in Pyongyang, North Korea on the anniversary of late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il`s birthday.

Couples from around the world participate in a mass wedding ceremony at the CheongShim Peace World Center in Gapyeong, South Korea.
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Couples from around the world participate in a mass wedding ceremony at the CheongShim Peace World Center in Gapyeong, South Korea.

South African Vernon Philander, second right, reacts as they take the wicket of Pakistan`s Azhar Ali, unseen, on day four of the 2nd cricket test match in Cape Town, South Africa.
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South African Vernon Philander, second right, reacts as they take the wicket of Pakistan`s Azhar Ali, unseen, on day four of the 2nd cricket test match in Cape Town, South Africa.

Right-wing opposition leader and presidential candidate Nicos Anastasiades waves to his supporters after voting in the Presidential election in southern port city of Limassol, Cyprus.
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Right-wing opposition leader and presidential candidate Nicos Anastasiades waves to his supporters after voting in the Presidential election in southern port city of Limassol, Cyprus.

Iraqis inspect the scene of a car bomb attack in the Ameen neighborhood in eastern Baghdad, Iraq.
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Iraqis inspect the scene of a car bomb attack in the Ameen neighborhood in eastern Baghdad, Iraq.

Libyan gunmen celebrate on the early morning of the second anniversary of the revolution that ousted Moammar Gadhafi, in Benghazi, Libya.
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Libyan gunmen celebrate on the early morning of the second anniversary of the revolution that ousted Moammar Gadhafi, in Benghazi, Libya.

West Indies` players celebrate the dismissal of Australia`s Sarah Coyte, unseen, during the final match of the ICC Women`s World Cup cricket in Mumbai.
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West Indies` players celebrate the dismissal of Australia`s Sarah Coyte, unseen, during the final match of the ICC Women`s World Cup cricket in Mumbai.

Former Taliban militants who have turned in their weapons stand during a ceremony with the Afghan government in Herat, Afghanistan. About 35 former Taliban militants from Herat province handed over their weapons as part of a peace-reconciliation program.
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Former Taliban militants who have turned in their weapons stand during a ceremony with the Afghan government in Herat, Afghanistan. About 35 former Taliban militants from Herat province handed over their weapons as part of a peace-reconciliation program.

Pope Benedict XVI waves to the faithful during the Angelus noon prayer he celebrated from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter`s square at the Vatican.
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Pope Benedict XVI waves to the faithful during the Angelus noon prayer he celebrated from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter`s square at the Vatican.