Day in Pics: 18th September

Sep 18, 2012, 08:51 AM IST
US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta reviews Chinese military troops with China`s Defense Minister Liang Guanglie, not seen, at the Bayi Building in Beijing, China.
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US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta reviews Chinese military troops with China`s Defense Minister Liang Guanglie, not seen, at the Bayi Building in Beijing, China.

Kim Phuc praises Associated Press photographer Nick Ut as he receives the 2012 Leica Hall of Fame Award at the Leica Camera AG event during Photokina 2012 in Cologne, Germany.
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Kim Phuc praises Associated Press photographer Nick Ut as he receives the 2012 Leica Hall of Fame Award at the Leica Camera AG event during Photokina 2012 in Cologne, Germany.

Police officers attend a ceremony to honor comrades killed and wounded during clashes with anti-government protesters in Manama, Bahrain.
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Police officers attend a ceremony to honor comrades killed and wounded during clashes with anti-government protesters in Manama, Bahrain.

Venezuela`s President Hugo Chavez, top, waves to supporters during a campaign rally in Propatria neighborhood, Caracas, Venezuela.
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Venezuela`s President Hugo Chavez, top, waves to supporters during a campaign rally in Propatria neighborhood, Caracas, Venezuela.

A protestor gestures while celebrating the one year anniversary of the Occupy Movement in the financial district of San Francisco.
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A protestor gestures while celebrating the one year anniversary of the Occupy Movement in the financial district of San Francisco.

Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks to reporters about the secretly taped video from one of his campaign fundraising events in Costa Mesa, Calif.
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Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks to reporters about the secretly taped video from one of his campaign fundraising events in Costa Mesa, Calif.

First lady Michelle Obama does a little dance with students in the afternoon school program at the Girls Place in Gainesville, Fla.
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First lady Michelle Obama does a little dance with students in the afternoon school program at the Girls Place in Gainesville, Fla.

Marking the 81st anniversary of Japan`s invasion of China, protesters denounce Japan`s control of disputed islands claimed by both Japan and China in front of the Japanese Trade Office in Taipei, Taiwan.
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Marking the 81st anniversary of Japan`s invasion of China, protesters denounce Japan`s control of disputed islands claimed by both Japan and China in front of the Japanese Trade Office in Taipei, Taiwan.

Pakistan`s PM Raja Pervaiz Ashraf waves upon arriving at the Supreme Court for a hearing where he will submit his reply regarding the court`s order to reopen an old corruption case against the country`s president, in Islamabad.
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Pakistan`s PM Raja Pervaiz Ashraf waves upon arriving at the Supreme Court for a hearing where he will submit his reply regarding the court`s order to reopen an old corruption case against the country`s president, in Islamabad.

Models pose with LG Electronics` new smartphone the Optimus G during its unveiling ceremony in Seoul, South Korea.
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Models pose with LG Electronics` new smartphone the Optimus G during its unveiling ceremony in Seoul, South Korea.

Afghan investigators inspect the wreckage of a suicide bomber`s car, in Kabul
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Afghan investigators inspect the wreckage of a suicide bomber`s car, in Kabul

Nepalese Hindu women dance at the Pashupatinath temple during Teej festival celebrations in Katmandu.
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Nepalese Hindu women dance at the Pashupatinath temple during Teej festival celebrations in Katmandu.

Vegetable vendors wait for customers at a market in Kolkata. India agreed to open its huge market to foreign retailers such as Wal-Mart as part of a flurry of economic reforms aimed at sparking new growth in the country`s sputtering economy.
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Vegetable vendors wait for customers at a market in Kolkata. India agreed to open its huge market to foreign retailers such as Wal-Mart as part of a flurry of economic reforms aimed at sparking new growth in the country`s sputtering economy.

Kashmiri Muslim protesters burn a flag representing the US and Israel as they shout slogans during a protest in Srinagar. The protest was held against an anti-Islam film called
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Kashmiri Muslim protesters burn a flag representing the US and Israel as they shout slogans during a protest in Srinagar. The protest was held against an anti-Islam film called "Innocence of Muslims" which ridicules Islam`s Prophet Muhammad.

Activists of National Federation of Indian Women shout slogans against the Indian government during a protest against Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in New Delhi.
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Activists of National Federation of Indian Women shout slogans against the Indian government during a protest against Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in New Delhi.

People load a giant idol of God Ganesha onto a truck in Hyderabad. The ten-day Ganesh festival begins on Sept. 19 and ends with the immersion of Ganesha idols in water bodies on the last day.
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People load a giant idol of God Ganesha onto a truck in Hyderabad. The ten-day Ganesh festival begins on Sept. 19 and ends with the immersion of Ganesha idols in water bodies on the last day.

Mahesh Bhupathi gestures during a press conference in Mumbai. Bhupathi said he was exploring the legal options after the AITA recently barred seasoned players Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna for Davis Cup for two years after both refused to partner Leander Paes in doubles at the London Olympics.
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Mahesh Bhupathi gestures during a press conference in Mumbai. Bhupathi said he was exploring the legal options after the AITA recently barred seasoned players Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna for Davis Cup for two years after both refused to partner Leander Paes in doubles at the London Olympics.

Mercedes-Benz India`s Sales and Marketing director Debashish Mitra poses with the company`s new Sports Tourer B Class during its launch in Mumbai.
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Mercedes-Benz India`s Sales and Marketing director Debashish Mitra poses with the company`s new Sports Tourer B Class during its launch in Mumbai.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, meets with Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi at the State Department, in Washington.
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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, meets with Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi at the State Department, in Washington.

Tibetan exiles hold a candle light vigil to show solidarity with Tibetans residing inside Tibet and three Tibetan Youth Congress members who are on indefinite hunger strike against China, in New Delhi.
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Tibetan exiles hold a candle light vigil to show solidarity with Tibetans residing inside Tibet and three Tibetan Youth Congress members who are on indefinite hunger strike against China, in New Delhi.