Day in Pics: 18th January

Jan 18, 2013, 09:06 AM IST
French President Francois Hollande delivers his speech, during the New Year wishes ceremony to union representatives and businessmen, at the Elysee Palace in Paris.
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French President Francois Hollande delivers his speech, during the New Year wishes ceremony to union representatives and businessmen, at the Elysee Palace in Paris.

The son and daughter of Chicago businessman Tahawwur Rana leave after their father`s sentencing in federal court, in Chicago. US District Court Judge Harry D. Leinenweber sentenced Rana to 14 years for his role in aiding a terrorist group that took credit for the deadly 2008 attacks in Mumbai.
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The son and daughter of Chicago businessman Tahawwur Rana leave after their father`s sentencing in federal court, in Chicago. US District Court Judge Harry D. Leinenweber sentenced Rana to 14 years for his role in aiding a terrorist group that took credit for the deadly 2008 attacks in Mumbai.

Ajay Banga, President and CEO of MasterCard Worldwide addresses guests from the South African financial services sector and other stakeholders at a reception hosted in Johannesburg.
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Ajay Banga, President and CEO of MasterCard Worldwide addresses guests from the South African financial services sector and other stakeholders at a reception hosted in Johannesburg.

Pakistani Sunni cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri, second from right, greets Khursheed Shah, second from left, senior politician of the ruling People`s party after signing an agreement, inside a bullet-proof container during a rally in Islamabad.
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Pakistani Sunni cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri, second from right, greets Khursheed Shah, second from left, senior politician of the ruling People`s party after signing an agreement, inside a bullet-proof container during a rally in Islamabad.

Prince Albert II of Monaco arrives with his wife Princess Charlene to attend the opening ceremony of the 37th Monte Carlo International Circus Festival in Monaco.
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Prince Albert II of Monaco arrives with his wife Princess Charlene to attend the opening ceremony of the 37th Monte Carlo International Circus Festival in Monaco.

Natalie Mandeau, right, of France, holds up a sign during a demonstration against a nudity ban outside a federal building, in San Francisco.
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Natalie Mandeau, right, of France, holds up a sign during a demonstration against a nudity ban outside a federal building, in San Francisco.

Serbia`s Ana Ivanoic reacts during her third round match against compatriot Jelena Jankovic at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne.
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Serbia`s Ana Ivanoic reacts during her third round match against compatriot Jelena Jankovic at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne.

People wade through a flooded street in Jakarta, Indonesia.
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People wade through a flooded street in Jakarta, Indonesia.

First lady Michelle Obama greets David Hall, one of eight citizen co-chairs for the Inauguration, in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House in Washington.
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First lady Michelle Obama greets David Hall, one of eight citizen co-chairs for the Inauguration, in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House in Washington.

Sri Lanka`s Lasith Malinga appeals the wicket of Australia`s Mitchell Starc during their One Day International cricket match in Brisbane.
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Sri Lanka`s Lasith Malinga appeals the wicket of Australia`s Mitchell Starc during their One Day International cricket match in Brisbane.

This photo provided by the NSW Rural Fire Service, a fire burns near Cessnock, Australia.
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This photo provided by the NSW Rural Fire Service, a fire burns near Cessnock, Australia.

This photo released by Tennis Australia Bethanie Mattek Sands of the US reacts as she has a owl placed on her shoulder in the players lounge at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia.
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This photo released by Tennis Australia Bethanie Mattek Sands of the US reacts as she has a owl placed on her shoulder in the players lounge at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia.

A sand sculpture carrying a message of peace in the wake of rising tension between India and neighboring Pakistan stands on the beach in Puri.
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A sand sculpture carrying a message of peace in the wake of rising tension between India and neighboring Pakistan stands on the beach in Puri.

Japan`s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, his wife Akie, pose for photos with Indonesia`s President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and his wife Ani Bambang Yudhoyono before a meeting at Merdeka Palace in Jakarta.
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Japan`s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, his wife Akie, pose for photos with Indonesia`s President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and his wife Ani Bambang Yudhoyono before a meeting at Merdeka Palace in Jakarta.

A Sikh devotee pays obeisance as he takes a dip in the holy pond on the birth anniversary of the tenth Sikh guru, Gobind Singh, at Golden Temple in Amritsar.
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A Sikh devotee pays obeisance as he takes a dip in the holy pond on the birth anniversary of the tenth Sikh guru, Gobind Singh, at Golden Temple in Amritsar.

Supporters of Pakistani Sunni cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri sit on their belongings while waiting for transportation, at the site where they were camping and attended an anti-government rally, in Islamabad, Pakistan.
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Supporters of Pakistani Sunni cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri sit on their belongings while waiting for transportation, at the site where they were camping and attended an anti-government rally, in Islamabad, Pakistan.

Members of Indian Navy and Air Force walk back to their respective enclosures as rain halts rehearsals for India`s Republic Day parade in New Delhi.
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Members of Indian Navy and Air Force walk back to their respective enclosures as rain halts rehearsals for India`s Republic Day parade in New Delhi.

A giant sculpture of a baby titled
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A giant sculpture of a baby titled "Planet" is unveiled, in Singapore at the Gardens By The Bay. "Planet" was created by British artist Marc Quinn in 2008 and represents a 7-month-old child made out of painted bronze and steel, with the illusion of being weightless and suspended in mid-air.

Indonesian special force soldiers evacuate people in a rubber boat in Jakarta. Authorities were working Friday to repair a dike that collapsed amid floods that swamped the Indonesian capital as the waters gradually receded from the main streets of the teeming city.
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Indonesian special force soldiers evacuate people in a rubber boat in Jakarta. Authorities were working Friday to repair a dike that collapsed amid floods that swamped the Indonesian capital as the waters gradually receded from the main streets of the teeming city.

Italian marines Salvatore Girone and Massimiliano Latorre walk out of the police commissioner’s office in Kochi. India`s Supreme Court ruled Friday that two Italian marines accused of killing a pair of fishermen off the coast of India last year will be tried in a special court to be set up by the government.
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Italian marines Salvatore Girone and Massimiliano Latorre walk out of the police commissioner’s office in Kochi. India`s Supreme Court ruled Friday that two Italian marines accused of killing a pair of fishermen off the coast of India last year will be tried in a special court to be set up by the government.

Trainees of a bodyguard camp exercise with assault rifles during a training session at the Genghis Security Academy in Beijing.
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Trainees of a bodyguard camp exercise with assault rifles during a training session at the Genghis Security Academy in Beijing.

Shiite Muslim women hold placards as they protest against the killings of Shiite Muslims in deadly bombings last week in Quetta, Pakistan, during a protest rally in Bangalore.
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Shiite Muslim women hold placards as they protest against the killings of Shiite Muslims in deadly bombings last week in Quetta, Pakistan, during a protest rally in Bangalore.

An assistant shop clerk works near a newly unveiled gold snake on display for sale ahead of the upcoming Chinese lunar new year, the year of the Snake, at a jewelry shop in Hong Kong.
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An assistant shop clerk works near a newly unveiled gold snake on display for sale ahead of the upcoming Chinese lunar new year, the year of the Snake, at a jewelry shop in Hong Kong.

A woman carrying a red umbrella walks across Westminster Bridge, with the Palace of Westminster in the background as it begins to snow in London.
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A woman carrying a red umbrella walks across Westminster Bridge, with the Palace of Westminster in the background as it begins to snow in London.

Lebanese residents watch a burning car that burst into flames when armed protesters attacked the convoy of a cabinet minister, in the northern city of Tripoli, Lebanon.
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Lebanese residents watch a burning car that burst into flames when armed protesters attacked the convoy of a cabinet minister, in the northern city of Tripoli, Lebanon.

Supporters of Bharatiya Janata Party youth wing shout slogans during a protest against the central government’s move to partially decontrol hike in diesel price in Ahmadabad.
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Supporters of Bharatiya Janata Party youth wing shout slogans during a protest against the central government’s move to partially decontrol hike in diesel price in Ahmadabad.

Roosters attack each other during a rooster fight as part of Jonbeel festival near Jagiroad, about 75 kilometers (47 miles) east of Guwahati.
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Roosters attack each other during a rooster fight as part of Jonbeel festival near Jagiroad, about 75 kilometers (47 miles) east of Guwahati.

Activists of Telangana Joint Action Committee (TJAC) lie on the ground as mock corpses during a protest demonstration in Hyderabad. The activists were demanding the formation of a separate Telangana state carved from the existing Andhra Pradesh state.
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Activists of Telangana Joint Action Committee (TJAC) lie on the ground as mock corpses during a protest demonstration in Hyderabad. The activists were demanding the formation of a separate Telangana state carved from the existing Andhra Pradesh state.