Day in Pics: 18th July

Jul 18, 2014, 08:15 AM IST
Smoke and flames rise from the Chiwaukum Creek Fire near Leavenworth, Wash.
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Smoke and flames rise from the Chiwaukum Creek Fire near Leavenworth, Wash.

People cool off in the fountains, in Nice, southeastern France.
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People cool off in the fountains, in Nice, southeastern France.

Roadside vendors sell delicacies for breaking the day-long fast during Ramadan, in Allahabad.
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Roadside vendors sell delicacies for breaking the day-long fast during Ramadan, in Allahabad.

India`s Ajinkya Rahane takes applause for scoring a century as he leaves the field after being caught and bowled by England`s James Anderson, during the first day of the second test match between England and India at Lord`s cricket ground in London.
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India`s Ajinkya Rahane takes applause for scoring a century as he leaves the field after being caught and bowled by England`s James Anderson, during the first day of the second test match between England and India at Lord`s cricket ground in London.

President Barack Obama holds seven-month-old Jaidyn Oates during a stop at the Charcoal Pit in Wilmington, Del.
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President Barack Obama holds seven-month-old Jaidyn Oates during a stop at the Charcoal Pit in Wilmington, Del.

Smoke from flares rises in the sky in Gaza City. Israel launched a large-scale ground offensive in the Gaza Strip Thursday, escalating a 10-day military operation to try to destroy Hamas` weapons arsenal, rocket firing abilities and tunnels under the Palestinian territory`s border with Israel. It was the first major Israeli ground offensive in Gaza in just over five years.
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Smoke from flares rises in the sky in Gaza City. Israel launched a large-scale ground offensive in the Gaza Strip Thursday, escalating a 10-day military operation to try to destroy Hamas` weapons arsenal, rocket firing abilities and tunnels under the Palestinian territory`s border with Israel. It was the first major Israeli ground offensive in Gaza in just over five years.

Relatives of passengers aboard the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 react as they arrive at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia.
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Relatives of passengers aboard the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 react as they arrive at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia.

South Africa`s Dale Steyn celebrates after taking the wicket of Sri Lanka`s Mahela Jayawardene in the third day of the first test cricket match between them in Galle, Sri Lanka.
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South Africa`s Dale Steyn celebrates after taking the wicket of Sri Lanka`s Mahela Jayawardene in the third day of the first test cricket match between them in Galle, Sri Lanka.

Police officials escort Sampath Vidanapathirana, a ruling party politician, convicted in a murder and rape case at the High Court complex in Colombo. A Sri Lankan court on Friday sentenced Vidanapathirana to 20 years in prison for killing a British tourist Khuram Sheikh and raping his Russian girlfriend more than two years ago.
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Police officials escort Sampath Vidanapathirana, a ruling party politician, convicted in a murder and rape case at the High Court complex in Colombo. A Sri Lankan court on Friday sentenced Vidanapathirana to 20 years in prison for killing a British tourist Khuram Sheikh and raping his Russian girlfriend more than two years ago.

David Beckham (C) & his sons, Romeo (R) & Cruz, get slimed as Beckham accepts the legend award at the Kids Choice Sports Awards at UCLAs Pauley Pavilion.
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David Beckham (C) & his sons, Romeo (R) & Cruz, get slimed as Beckham accepts the legend award at the Kids Choice Sports Awards at UCLAs Pauley Pavilion.

Shiromani Akali Dal-Badal activists during a protest outside AICC in New Delhi on Friday. SAD activists protested over a legislation to set up a separate Sikh committee to manage gurudwaras in Haryana.
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Shiromani Akali Dal-Badal activists during a protest outside AICC in New Delhi on Friday. SAD activists protested over a legislation to set up a separate Sikh committee to manage gurudwaras in Haryana.

Women wrestle in a mud pool during the Boryeong Mud Festival at Daecheon Beach in Boryeong , South Korea. The 17th annual mud festival features mud wrestling and mud sliding.
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Women wrestle in a mud pool during the Boryeong Mud Festival at Daecheon Beach in Boryeong , South Korea. The 17th annual mud festival features mud wrestling and mud sliding.

Italy`s former Premier Silvio Berlusconi waves as he leaves the `Sacra Famiglia` institute in Cesano Boscone, Italy. An Italian appeals court has acquitted former Premier Silvio Berlusconi in a sex-for-hire case.
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Italy`s former Premier Silvio Berlusconi waves as he leaves the `Sacra Famiglia` institute in Cesano Boscone, Italy. An Italian appeals court has acquitted former Premier Silvio Berlusconi in a sex-for-hire case.

India`s players celebrate taking the wicket of England`s Sam Robson during the second day of the second test match between England and India at Lord`s cricket ground in London.
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India`s players celebrate taking the wicket of England`s Sam Robson during the second day of the second test match between England and India at Lord`s cricket ground in London.

Kiran Mehra-Kerpelman, director, UN Information Centre for India and Bhutan, joins diplomats and students in volunteering to clean Basant Lok Market in Vasant Vihar, New Delhi on Nelson Mandela International Day.
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Kiran Mehra-Kerpelman, director, UN Information Centre for India and Bhutan, joins diplomats and students in volunteering to clean Basant Lok Market in Vasant Vihar, New Delhi on Nelson Mandela International Day.

An irate guardian talks to the police officers during a protest at a school where a 6-year-girl was raped last week, in Bengaluru.
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An irate guardian talks to the police officers during a protest at a school where a 6-year-girl was raped last week, in Bengaluru.

Left leader Sitaram Yechury is helped after he slips at Parliament House in New Delhi.
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Left leader Sitaram Yechury is helped after he slips at Parliament House in New Delhi.

Former President APJ Abdul Kalam with super kid Kautilya Pandit at his residence in New Delhi.
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Former President APJ Abdul Kalam with super kid Kautilya Pandit at his residence in New Delhi.

People arrange candles to offer prayers for the victims of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, at a shopping mall in Petaling Jaya, near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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People arrange candles to offer prayers for the victims of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, at a shopping mall in Petaling Jaya, near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Russian President Vladimir Putin leaves after his meeting with Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill as he attends celebrations marking the 700th anniversary of St. Sergius of Radonezh in the Trinity St. Sergius monastery in Sergiyev Posad, northeast of Moscow.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin leaves after his meeting with Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill as he attends celebrations marking the 700th anniversary of St. Sergius of Radonezh in the Trinity St. Sergius monastery in Sergiyev Posad, northeast of Moscow.

A Navy sailor descends from a helicopter to rescue a fireman trapped in a building on fire in Mumbai. One fireman was killed and several others injured in a fire that broke out in a commercial building Friday, according to a news agency.
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A Navy sailor descends from a helicopter to rescue a fireman trapped in a building on fire in Mumbai. One fireman was killed and several others injured in a fire that broke out in a commercial building Friday, according to a news agency.