Day in Pics: 18th May

May 18, 2013, 08:58 AM IST
Muslim devotees arrive to pray at the shrine of Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti during the Urs festival, in Ajmer.
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Muslim devotees arrive to pray at the shrine of Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti during the Urs festival, in Ajmer.

President Barack Obama talks to a class of pre-Kindergarten school children at Moravia Park Elementary School in Baltimore, Md.
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President Barack Obama talks to a class of pre-Kindergarten school children at Moravia Park Elementary School in Baltimore, Md.

First lady Michelle Obama applauds Regent Barry P. Gossett, left, as she sits with Provost Dr. Weldon Jackson, right, during the commencement ceremony for Bowie State University.
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First lady Michelle Obama applauds Regent Barry P. Gossett, left, as she sits with Provost Dr. Weldon Jackson, right, during the commencement ceremony for Bowie State University.

Two men kiss during a protest against discrimination of same sex couples, marking International Day Against Homophobia, in Asuncion, Paraguay.
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Two men kiss during a protest against discrimination of same sex couples, marking International Day Against Homophobia, in Asuncion, Paraguay.

Actress Carina Lau arrives for the screening of film A Touch of Sin at the 66th international film festival, in Cannes, southern France.
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Actress Carina Lau arrives for the screening of film A Touch of Sin at the 66th international film festival, in Cannes, southern France.

Striking miners march during a protest in La Paz, Bolivia.
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Striking miners march during a protest in La Paz, Bolivia.

Richard Branson speaks to the press at his property on Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands where he is hosting a meeting with business leaders and politicians regarding an initiative aimed at expanding protection for the Caribbean`s imperiled coasts and waters.
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Richard Branson speaks to the press at his property on Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands where he is hosting a meeting with business leaders and politicians regarding an initiative aimed at expanding protection for the Caribbean`s imperiled coasts and waters.

Emergency personnel work at the scene where two Metro North commuter trains collided, near Fairfield, Conn. Bill Kaempffer, a spokesman for Bridgeport public safety, told The Associated Press approximately 49 people were injured, including four with serious injuries.
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Emergency personnel work at the scene where two Metro North commuter trains collided, near Fairfield, Conn. Bill Kaempffer, a spokesman for Bridgeport public safety, told The Associated Press approximately 49 people were injured, including four with serious injuries.

Festival goers carry portable shrines, marching through the court yard of Sensoji Temple during the annual Sanja Festival at Tokyo`s Asakusa district.
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Festival goers carry portable shrines, marching through the court yard of Sensoji Temple during the annual Sanja Festival at Tokyo`s Asakusa district.

Myanmar gays pose for photos as they take part in a concert during a cerebration of the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia in Yangon, Myanmar. Many Myanmar sexual minorities gathered in the event.
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Myanmar gays pose for photos as they take part in a concert during a cerebration of the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia in Yangon, Myanmar. Many Myanmar sexual minorities gathered in the event.

Former heavyweight boxing champion Riddick Bowe of the United States throws a punch during a sparring in Bangkok.
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Former heavyweight boxing champion Riddick Bowe of the United States throws a punch during a sparring in Bangkok.

New Zealand`s Brendon McCullum leaves the pitch after being caught by Matt Prior off the bowling of England`s Stuart Broad in their first test match, at Lord`s cricket ground in London.
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New Zealand`s Brendon McCullum leaves the pitch after being caught by Matt Prior off the bowling of England`s Stuart Broad in their first test match, at Lord`s cricket ground in London.

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, sings the national anthem as, Army Commander Lt. Gen. Jagath Jayasuriya, Navy Commander Vice Admiral Jayanath Colombage and Air Force Commander Air Marshal Harsha Abeywickrama salute during a war victory parade in Colombo.
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Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, sings the national anthem as, Army Commander Lt. Gen. Jagath Jayasuriya, Navy Commander Vice Admiral Jayanath Colombage and Air Force Commander Air Marshal Harsha Abeywickrama salute during a war victory parade in Colombo.

Pope Francis is presented with a gift by German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a private audience at the Vatican.
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Pope Francis is presented with a gift by German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a private audience at the Vatican.

Serena Williams returns the ball to Romania`s Simona Halep during their semi final match at the Italian Open tennis tournament in Rome.
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Serena Williams returns the ball to Romania`s Simona Halep during their semi final match at the Italian Open tennis tournament in Rome.

A model displays an outfit by Singaporean designer Ong Shunmugam during the annual Fashion Festival in Singapore.
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A model displays an outfit by Singaporean designer Ong Shunmugam during the annual Fashion Festival in Singapore.

England`s Nick Compton is bowled by New Zealand`s Neil Wagner in their first test match at Lord`s cricket ground in London.
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England`s Nick Compton is bowled by New Zealand`s Neil Wagner in their first test match at Lord`s cricket ground in London.

A couple rides pillion behind a woman with her face covered to protect herself from the heat, in Jammu.
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A couple rides pillion behind a woman with her face covered to protect herself from the heat, in Jammu.

Bayern`s Bastian Schweinsteiger, from left, Franck Ribery of France, Philipp Lahm and Dante of Brazil celebrate after scoring challenge for the ball during the German first division Bundesliga soccer match between VfL Borussia Moenchengladbach and Bayern Munich in Moenchengladbach, Germany.
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Bayern`s Bastian Schweinsteiger, from left, Franck Ribery of France, Philipp Lahm and Dante of Brazil celebrate after scoring challenge for the ball during the German first division Bundesliga soccer match between VfL Borussia Moenchengladbach and Bayern Munich in Moenchengladbach, Germany.

Sikhs shout slogans during a protest against the acquittal of ruling Congress party leader Sajjan Kumar, in Ahmadabad.
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Sikhs shout slogans during a protest against the acquittal of ruling Congress party leader Sajjan Kumar, in Ahmadabad.