Day in Pics: 18th February

Feb 18, 2013, 08:29 AM IST
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Spain`s Rafael Nadal holds a symbolic check during the Brazil Open ATP tennis tournament award ceremony in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Nadal defeated Argentina`s David Nalbandian 6-2, 6-3 in the final game.

Spain`s Rafael Nadal holds a symbolic check during the Brazil Open ATP tennis tournament award ceremony in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Nadal defeated Argentina`s David Nalbandian 6-2, 6-3 in the final game.

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Libyan family sings, waves national flags and flashes victory signs, near Tahrir Square, during the second anniversary of the uprising that toppled longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi in Benghazi, Libya.

Libyan family sings, waves national flags and flashes victory signs, near Tahrir Square, during the second anniversary of the uprising that toppled longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi in Benghazi, Libya.

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Left-wing presidential candidate Stavros Malas speaks to the media during a Presidential election address in Nicosia, Cyprus.

Left-wing presidential candidate Stavros Malas speaks to the media during a Presidential election address in Nicosia, Cyprus.

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Owners pose with their vintage cars at the Statesman Vintage and Classic Car Rally in New Delhi.

Owners pose with their vintage cars at the Statesman Vintage and Classic Car Rally in New Delhi.

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Hindu holy men of Niranjani akhada or sect prepare to leave for Varanasi at Sangam, the confluence of the Rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, during Maha Kumbh festival, in Allahabad.

Hindu holy men of Niranjani akhada or sect prepare to leave for Varanasi at Sangam, the confluence of the Rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, during Maha Kumbh festival, in Allahabad.

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Kashmiri children stand next to a photograph of Mohammed Afzal Guru as students sit in a candle light protest demanding the return of his mortal remains to his family in Srinagar.

Kashmiri children stand next to a photograph of Mohammed Afzal Guru as students sit in a candle light protest demanding the return of his mortal remains to his family in Srinagar.

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A Hindu man carries two girls while walking on burning embers during a traditional Hindu fire festival in Dalla, about 15 kilometers (9 miles) south of Yangon, Myanmar.

A Hindu man carries two girls while walking on burning embers during a traditional Hindu fire festival in Dalla, about 15 kilometers (9 miles) south of Yangon, Myanmar.

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Australia`s captian Jodie Fields poses with the trophy after the team won the ICC Women`s cricket World Cup in Mumbai.

Australia`s captian Jodie Fields poses with the trophy after the team won the ICC Women`s cricket World Cup in Mumbai.

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Protesters march as they shout slogans during a demonstration against regional government-imposed austerity plans to restructure and part-privatize the health care sector in Madrid, Spain.

Protesters march as they shout slogans during a demonstration against regional government-imposed austerity plans to restructure and part-privatize the health care sector in Madrid, Spain.

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Models pose with LG Electronics` new smartphone Optimus G Pro during a press conference in Seoul, South Korea.

Models pose with LG Electronics` new smartphone Optimus G Pro during a press conference in Seoul, South Korea.

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Three girls deliver red envelopes to the lion during the Lion Dance at a Lunar New Year celebration in Tustin, Calif.

Three girls deliver red envelopes to the lion during the Lion Dance at a Lunar New Year celebration in Tustin, Calif.

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A Filipino protester shouts slogans during a rally near the US Embassy in Manila, Philippines.

A Filipino protester shouts slogans during a rally near the US Embassy in Manila, Philippines.

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School children perform Surya Namaskar or Sun salutation during a function to mark 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, in New Delhi.

School children perform Surya Namaskar or Sun salutation during a function to mark 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, in New Delhi.

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British Prime Minister David Cameron, center, arrives to deliver a speech at a business seminar in Mumbai.

British Prime Minister David Cameron, center, arrives to deliver a speech at a business seminar in Mumbai.

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Pakistan army soldiers rush to the scene of a bombing in Peshawar.

Pakistan army soldiers rush to the scene of a bombing in Peshawar.

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BBC journalists hand out leaflets as they mount picket lines after launching a 24-hour strike in a row over jobs, outside the BBC Broadcasting House, in central London.

BBC journalists hand out leaflets as they mount picket lines after launching a 24-hour strike in a row over jobs, outside the BBC Broadcasting House, in central London.

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Women chant slogans, give the victory sign and display photographs of detained persons during a rally calling for the release of Palestinian prisoners jailed in Israel, in the West Bank city of Nablus.

Women chant slogans, give the victory sign and display photographs of detained persons during a rally calling for the release of Palestinian prisoners jailed in Israel, in the West Bank city of Nablus.

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Netherland`s Crownprince Willem Alexander and his Argentinian-born wife Princess Maxima, pose with their daughters Princess Alexia, Princess Amalia and Princess Ariane, during a photo session in the Austrian skiing resort of Lech.

Netherland`s Crownprince Willem Alexander and his Argentinian-born wife Princess Maxima, pose with their daughters Princess Alexia, Princess Amalia and Princess Ariane, during a photo session in the Austrian skiing resort of Lech.

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Exile Tibetans wave Tibetan flags and display photos of Tibetans who died in self-immolation as they demonstrate in Dharamsala.

Exile Tibetans wave Tibetan flags and display photos of Tibetans who died in self-immolation as they demonstrate in Dharamsala.

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Police baton charge Iberia workers outside Barajas international airport in Madrid.

Police baton charge Iberia workers outside Barajas international airport in Madrid.

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Sorana Cirstea of Romania returns the ball to Sloane Stephens from U.S. during the first day of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Sorana Cirstea of Romania returns the ball to Sloane Stephens from U.S. during the first day of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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This photo released by China`s Xinhua News Agency, rocks pile up after a landslide in Longchang Township in the city of Kaili, southwest China`s Guizhou Province.

This photo released by China`s Xinhua News Agency, rocks pile up after a landslide in Longchang Township in the city of Kaili, southwest China`s Guizhou Province.

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Supporters of Venezuela`s President Hugo Chavez celebrate his return to the country outside the military hospital in Caracas, Venezuela.

Supporters of Venezuela`s President Hugo Chavez celebrate his return to the country outside the military hospital in Caracas, Venezuela.

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Bangladeshi people shout slogans against a nationwide general strike called by the country’s largest Islamic party in Dhaka.

Bangladeshi people shout slogans against a nationwide general strike called by the country’s largest Islamic party in Dhaka.

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