Day in Pics: 18th December

Dec 18, 2013, 08:39 AM IST
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Britain`s Prince Charles, center right, accompanied by the Archbishop of the Syrian Church in the United Kingdom, Archbishop Athanasius, visits a Syriac (Syrian) Orthodox Church in west London.

Britain`s Prince Charles, center right, accompanied by the Archbishop of the Syrian Church in the United Kingdom, Archbishop Athanasius, visits a Syriac (Syrian) Orthodox Church in west London.

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Family members of Pakistani fishermen arrested by Indian authorities, rally in Karachi, Pakistan demanding their release.

Family members of Pakistani fishermen arrested by Indian authorities, rally in Karachi, Pakistan demanding their release.

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John Beliveau II, center, and his attorneys, Gretchen von Helms, left, and Jessica Carmichael arrive at the federal courthouse, in San Diego, where Beliveau is expected to plead guilty on bribery charges in connection with the over billing of the US Navy of millions of dollars.

John Beliveau II, center, and his attorneys, Gretchen von Helms, left, and Jessica Carmichael arrive at the federal courthouse, in San Diego, where Beliveau is expected to plead guilty on bribery charges in connection with the over billing of the US Navy of millions of dollars.

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Beams of light cut through a foggy, tree-lined ridge on Lewiston Hill in Lewiston, Idaho.

Beams of light cut through a foggy, tree-lined ridge on Lewiston Hill in Lewiston, Idaho.

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Wally, a 4-foot alligator, is shown in this undated photo provided by the operators of Cajun Gator, a restaurant in Port Huron, Mich.

Wally, a 4-foot alligator, is shown in this undated photo provided by the operators of Cajun Gator, a restaurant in Port Huron, Mich.

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Anna Hazare, center right, who is on the 8th day of his hunger strike demanding that an anti-graft legislation called ‘Lokpal’ is passed, waves the Indian flag with supporters at Ralegan Siddhi, Maharashtra state, India.

Anna Hazare, center right, who is on the 8th day of his hunger strike demanding that an anti-graft legislation called ‘Lokpal’ is passed, waves the Indian flag with supporters at Ralegan Siddhi, Maharashtra state, India.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh claps as MP Francisco Sardinha greets UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi during Christmas celebration by Parliamentarians in New Delhi.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh claps as MP Francisco Sardinha greets UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi during Christmas celebration by Parliamentarians in New Delhi.

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Kannada actress and MP Ramaiya, Annu Tandon and other MPs during the Parliamentarians Christmas celebration in New Delhi.

Kannada actress and MP Ramaiya, Annu Tandon and other MPs during the Parliamentarians Christmas celebration in New Delhi.

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A helicopter after its mishap at Borjhar LGBI air port in Guwahati.

A helicopter after its mishap at Borjhar LGBI air port in Guwahati.

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Afghan policemen stand guard near burning NATO supply trucks following an attack by militants in the Torkham area near the Pakistani Afghan border in Jalalabad province east of Kabul, Afghanistan.

Afghan policemen stand guard near burning NATO supply trucks following an attack by militants in the Torkham area near the Pakistani Afghan border in Jalalabad province east of Kabul, Afghanistan.

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RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav being welcomed by his wife and former Bihar chief minister Rabri Devi on his arrival in Patna.

RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav being welcomed by his wife and former Bihar chief minister Rabri Devi on his arrival in Patna.

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Hong Kong actor Jackie Chan looks at a portrait of himself during a press conference to promote his new film

Hong Kong actor Jackie Chan looks at a portrait of himself during a press conference to promote his new film "Police Story 2013" in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Penguins, dressed in Santa Claus and Christmas tree costumes, parade through spectators during a Christmas event at the Everland amusement park in Yongin, South Korea.

Penguins, dressed in Santa Claus and Christmas tree costumes, parade through spectators during a Christmas event at the Everland amusement park in Yongin, South Korea.

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A Sikh devotee takes a holy bath in a sacred pond at the Golden Temple, the holiest Sikh shrine, amidst thick fog in Amritsar.

A Sikh devotee takes a holy bath in a sacred pond at the Golden Temple, the holiest Sikh shrine, amidst thick fog in Amritsar.

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A fire burns the hillside in the Big Sur, Calif., region. More than 800 firefighters fought the unusual late fall wildfire that has destroyed more than a dozen homes and forced about 100 people to flee the forested mountains.

A fire burns the hillside in the Big Sur, Calif., region. More than 800 firefighters fought the unusual late fall wildfire that has destroyed more than a dozen homes and forced about 100 people to flee the forested mountains.

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A supporter of social movement leader Anna Hazare waves the national flag as he celebrates the news of passing of a contentious anti-graft bill that empowers an independent ombudsman to investigate and prosecute cases of corruption by politicians and bureaucrats, in New Delhi.

A supporter of social movement leader Anna Hazare waves the national flag as he celebrates the news of passing of a contentious anti-graft bill that empowers an independent ombudsman to investigate and prosecute cases of corruption by politicians and bureaucrats, in New Delhi.

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South Africa`s bowler Dale Steyn reacts during the first day of their cricket test match against India at Wanderers stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa.

South Africa`s bowler Dale Steyn reacts during the first day of their cricket test match against India at Wanderers stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Supporters of Shivsena walk with people representing US President Barack Obama near the US Embassy to protest against the alleged mistreatment of New York based Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade, in New Delhi.

Supporters of Shivsena walk with people representing US President Barack Obama near the US Embassy to protest against the alleged mistreatment of New York based Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade, in New Delhi.

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Pope Francis looks at a replica of the Argentine soccer major league`s trophy he was presented by a delegation of San Lorenzo soccer team, at the end of his weekly general audience in St. Peter`s Square at the Vatican.

Pope Francis looks at a replica of the Argentine soccer major league`s trophy he was presented by a delegation of San Lorenzo soccer team, at the end of his weekly general audience in St. Peter`s Square at the Vatican.

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Anna Hazare drinks juice offered by children as he ends his nine-day hunger strike demanding an anti-graft legislation at Ralegan Siddhi, Maharashtra.

Anna Hazare drinks juice offered by children as he ends his nine-day hunger strike demanding an anti-graft legislation at Ralegan Siddhi, Maharashtra.

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A blind child dressed as Santa Claus distributes candies during Christmas celebrations at the Devnar School for the Blind in Hyderabad.

A blind child dressed as Santa Claus distributes candies during Christmas celebrations at the Devnar School for the Blind in Hyderabad.

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Bangladeshi policemen try to keep activists and others from marching towards the Pakistan Embassy in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The activists were protesting against the Pakistan parliament’s resolution expressing concern over last week`s execution of Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdul Quader Mollah for war crimes committed during Bangladesh`s 1971 independence war against Pakistan.

Bangladeshi policemen try to keep activists and others from marching towards the Pakistan Embassy in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The activists were protesting against the Pakistan parliament’s resolution expressing concern over last week`s execution of Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdul Quader Mollah for war crimes committed during Bangladesh`s 1971 independence war against Pakistan.

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Virat Kohli raises his bat after reaching half century as South Africa`s Hashim Amla claps hands during the first day of their cricket test match at Wanderers stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Virat Kohli raises his bat after reaching half century as South Africa`s Hashim Amla claps hands during the first day of their cricket test match at Wanderers stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Pakistan Air Force Chief Air Chief Marshal Tahir Rafique Butt presents a model of the JF-17 Thunder aircraft to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, left, during the 50th JF-17 Thunder Aircraft Rollout and Launching of Block II ceremony in Kamra air base, Pakistan.

Pakistan Air Force Chief Air Chief Marshal Tahir Rafique Butt presents a model of the JF-17 Thunder aircraft to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, left, during the 50th JF-17 Thunder Aircraft Rollout and Launching of Block II ceremony in Kamra air base, Pakistan.

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Virat Kohli celebrates his century during the first day of their cricket test match against South Africa at Wanderers stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Virat Kohli celebrates his century during the first day of their cricket test match against South Africa at Wanderers stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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