Day in Pics: 17th September

Sep 17, 2012, 08:39 AM IST
Pope Benedict XVI, followed by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, disembarks after landing at Ciampino`s military airport, in the outskirts of Rome, at the end of a three-day trip to Lebanon.
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Pope Benedict XVI, followed by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, disembarks after landing at Ciampino`s military airport, in the outskirts of Rome, at the end of a three-day trip to Lebanon.

United States` Carli Lloyd, left, is defended by Australia`s Stephanie Catley during the first half of an exhibition soccer match in Carson, Calif.
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United States` Carli Lloyd, left, is defended by Australia`s Stephanie Catley during the first half of an exhibition soccer match in Carson, Calif.

US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, left, shakes hands with Japan`s Defense Minister Satoshi Morimoto at the Ministry of Defense in Tokyo.
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US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, left, shakes hands with Japan`s Defense Minister Satoshi Morimoto at the Ministry of Defense in Tokyo.

Members of the Mexican army wearing historical uniforms ride in the subway on their way to downtown Mexico City, prior to the military parade of the Independence Day celebrations, Mexico.
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Members of the Mexican army wearing historical uniforms ride in the subway on their way to downtown Mexico City, prior to the military parade of the Independence Day celebrations, Mexico.

Chinese police in anti-riot gear use their shields to block projectiles thrown at them during anti-Japan protests outside the city headquarters of the Communist Party of China in Shenzhen in south China`s Guangdong province.
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Chinese police in anti-riot gear use their shields to block projectiles thrown at them during anti-Japan protests outside the city headquarters of the Communist Party of China in Shenzhen in south China`s Guangdong province.

Pakistani police use a water cannon to disperse the protesters marching toward the US consulate during a demonstration in Karachi.
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Pakistani police use a water cannon to disperse the protesters marching toward the US consulate during a demonstration in Karachi.

Workers push a cart in front of a mosque shrouded by haze from a forest fire in Sampit, Borneo island, Indonesia.
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Workers push a cart in front of a mosque shrouded by haze from a forest fire in Sampit, Borneo island, Indonesia.

This image shows the mascot of the 2014 World Cup. The mascot is a yet to-be-named Brazilian endangered armadillo. FIFA said Brazilians will have until mid-November to choose the mascot`s name from three choices - Amijubi, Fuleco and Zuzeco.
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This image shows the mascot of the 2014 World Cup. The mascot is a yet to-be-named Brazilian endangered armadillo. FIFA said Brazilians will have until mid-November to choose the mascot`s name from three choices - Amijubi, Fuleco and Zuzeco.

International Space Station (ISS) crew member Russian cosmonaut Sergei Revin, left, is welcomed to Kostanay after landing in northern Kazakhstan.
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International Space Station (ISS) crew member Russian cosmonaut Sergei Revin, left, is welcomed to Kostanay after landing in northern Kazakhstan.

Mount Gamalama spews volcanic ash as it erupts on Ternate Island, eastern Indonesia. The volcano has erupted, spewing clouds of thick, gray ash. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.
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Mount Gamalama spews volcanic ash as it erupts on Ternate Island, eastern Indonesia. The volcano has erupted, spewing clouds of thick, gray ash. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

Australia`s bowler Daniel Christian, unsuccessfully attempts to catch a ball to dismiss England`s batsman Eoin Morgan, second from left, during their warm-up game ahead of the ICC Twenty20 Cricket World Cup in Colombo.
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Australia`s bowler Daniel Christian, unsuccessfully attempts to catch a ball to dismiss England`s batsman Eoin Morgan, second from left, during their warm-up game ahead of the ICC Twenty20 Cricket World Cup in Colombo.

A woman holds an umbrella against the strong wind and rain caused by Typhoon Sanba in Seoul, South Korea.
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A woman holds an umbrella against the strong wind and rain caused by Typhoon Sanba in Seoul, South Korea.

Member of Parliament & former cabinet minister Yashwant Sinha, speaks during a press conference in Dharmsala. Sinha, who is the convener of All Party Indian Parliamentary Forum for Tibet, was on a three-day visit to the home of Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama & the Tibetan exile community.
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Member of Parliament & former cabinet minister Yashwant Sinha, speaks during a press conference in Dharmsala. Sinha, who is the convener of All Party Indian Parliamentary Forum for Tibet, was on a three-day visit to the home of Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama & the Tibetan exile community.

Police fires tear gas shells at students to prevent them from marching towards the Andhra Pradesh state legislative assembly at Osmania University in Hyderabad.
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Police fires tear gas shells at students to prevent them from marching towards the Andhra Pradesh state legislative assembly at Osmania University in Hyderabad.

Activists of Muslim Khawateen Markaz, burn a mock American flag during a protest in Srinagar. The protest was held against an anti-Islam film called
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Activists of Muslim Khawateen Markaz, burn a mock American flag during a protest in Srinagar. The protest was held against an anti-Islam film called "Innocence of Muslims" that ridicules Islam`s Prophet Muhammad.

People walk in front of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building in Mumbai.
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People walk in front of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building in Mumbai.

Britain`s Prince William and his wife Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, smile as they listen to a village chief who makes a speech after they arrived at Marapa Island.
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Britain`s Prince William and his wife Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, smile as they listen to a village chief who makes a speech after they arrived at Marapa Island.

French President Francois Hollande shakes hands with athletes, during a ceremony held at the Elysee Palace in Paris.
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French President Francois Hollande shakes hands with athletes, during a ceremony held at the Elysee Palace in Paris.

A Sri Lankan child displays her missing father`s portrait during a protest organized by the family members of missing people, in Colombo.
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A Sri Lankan child displays her missing father`s portrait during a protest organized by the family members of missing people, in Colombo.

An Italian gossip magazine owned by former Premier Silvio Berlusconi published a 26-page spread of topless photos of Prince William`s wife Kate on Monday despite legal action in France against the French magazine that published them first. .
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An Italian gossip magazine owned by former Premier Silvio Berlusconi published a 26-page spread of topless photos of Prince William`s wife Kate on Monday despite legal action in France against the French magazine that published them first. .

BJP President Nitin Gadkari, is presented with a large floral garland by Narendra Modi and Gujarat state BJP President R.C.Faldu, during a campaign ahead of the state elections at Ambaji.
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BJP President Nitin Gadkari, is presented with a large floral garland by Narendra Modi and Gujarat state BJP President R.C.Faldu, during a campaign ahead of the state elections at Ambaji.

BSF soldiers perform a ritual with their weapons on the occasion of ‘Biswakarma Puja’ or prayers for Lord Biswakarma in Amritsar.
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BSF soldiers perform a ritual with their weapons on the occasion of ‘Biswakarma Puja’ or prayers for Lord Biswakarma in Amritsar.