Day in Pics: 19th December

Dec 19, 2012, 08:40 AM IST
After a brief rain shower a rainbow appears by the intersection of Old Hook Rd and Tillman Street in Westwood, N.J.
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After a brief rain shower a rainbow appears by the intersection of Old Hook Rd and Tillman Street in Westwood, N.J.

Family and friends react after attending the wake of school shooting victim Victoria Soto, a teacher at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Stratford, Conn.
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Family and friends react after attending the wake of school shooting victim Victoria Soto, a teacher at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Stratford, Conn.

A clown receives communion during a mass at the Basilica of Guadalupe in Mexico City.
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A clown receives communion during a mass at the Basilica of Guadalupe in Mexico City.

An Egyptian soldier stands guard next to a mural painting on the exterior wall of the presidential palace depicting president Mohammed Morsi, left, former military council ruler Hussein Tantawi, center and ousted President Mubarak with Arabic that reads
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An Egyptian soldier stands guard next to a mural painting on the exterior wall of the presidential palace depicting president Mohammed Morsi, left, former military council ruler Hussein Tantawi, center and ousted President Mubarak with Arabic that reads " Who got a son didn`t die.

Masked demonstrators, employees from the Telefonica phone company, protest on a street in Barcelona, Spain.
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Masked demonstrators, employees from the Telefonica phone company, protest on a street in Barcelona, Spain.

A model of the White House sits on a giant map during a media tour highlighting inaugural preparations being made by the Joint Task Force-National Capital Region for military and civilian planners at the DC Armory in Washington.
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A model of the White House sits on a giant map during a media tour highlighting inaugural preparations being made by the Joint Task Force-National Capital Region for military and civilian planners at the DC Armory in Washington.

Philippine army soldiers subdue a student acting as a hostage-taker during a drill on counter-terrorism at a school in suburban Quezon city, north of Manila.
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Philippine army soldiers subdue a student acting as a hostage-taker during a drill on counter-terrorism at a school in suburban Quezon city, north of Manila.

Police officers detain a protester near the State Duma, in Moscow, Russia.
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Police officers detain a protester near the State Duma, in Moscow, Russia.

Filipino women gesture while dancing during the launch of the
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Filipino women gesture while dancing during the launch of the "One Billion Rising Philippines" campaign in Manila, Philippines. The event is a global campaign to stop violence against women.

A man runs between debris after a mortar shell hit a street killing several people in the Bustan Al-Qasr district of Aleppo, Syria.
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A man runs between debris after a mortar shell hit a street killing several people in the Bustan Al-Qasr district of Aleppo, Syria.

Women hold placards outside the residence of Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit during a protest over the gang rape and beating of a young woman in New Delhi.
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Women hold placards outside the residence of Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit during a protest over the gang rape and beating of a young woman in New Delhi.

American Eve Ensler, center, a Tony award winning playwright and Filipino theater actress Monique Wilson, right, gesture as they join others to launch the
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American Eve Ensler, center, a Tony award winning playwright and Filipino theater actress Monique Wilson, right, gesture as they join others to launch the "One Billion Rising Philippines" campaign in Manila.

Police officers detain gay right activists during a protest near the State Duma, Russia`s lower parliament chamber, in Moscow.
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Police officers detain gay right activists during a protest near the State Duma, Russia`s lower parliament chamber, in Moscow.

US astronaut Thomas Marshburn, Russian cosmonaut Roman Romanenko, bottom, and Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, crew members of the mission to the International Space Station, gesture prior to the launch of the Soyuz-FG rocket at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome.
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US astronaut Thomas Marshburn, Russian cosmonaut Roman Romanenko, bottom, and Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, crew members of the mission to the International Space Station, gesture prior to the launch of the Soyuz-FG rocket at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome.

New police recruits of Jammu and Kashmir participate in a parade in Sheeri, about 60 kilometers (37 miles) north of Srinagar.
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New police recruits of Jammu and Kashmir participate in a parade in Sheeri, about 60 kilometers (37 miles) north of Srinagar.

The Soyuz-FG rocket booster with Soyuz TMA-07M space ship transporting U.S. astronaut Thomas Marshburn, Russian cosmonaut Roman Romanenko and Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield to the International Space Station blasts off from the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan.
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The Soyuz-FG rocket booster with Soyuz TMA-07M space ship transporting U.S. astronaut Thomas Marshburn, Russian cosmonaut Roman Romanenko and Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield to the International Space Station blasts off from the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan.

India’s Army Chief Bikram Singh, left, shakes hands with commander of the Sri Lankan army Lt. Gen. Jagath Jayasuriya, in Colombo. Singh is on a three day visit to Sri Lanka.
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India’s Army Chief Bikram Singh, left, shakes hands with commander of the Sri Lankan army Lt. Gen. Jagath Jayasuriya, in Colombo. Singh is on a three day visit to Sri Lanka.

A Sadhu smokes marijuana during the preparations for the upcoming over-a-month-long Mahakumbh festival in Allahabad.
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A Sadhu smokes marijuana during the preparations for the upcoming over-a-month-long Mahakumbh festival in Allahabad.

Models hold placards as they pose for photographers whilst taking part in a protest against the use of animal fur in clothing, organized by the international animal charity Four Paws, outside the Burberry store on Regent Street in London.
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Models hold placards as they pose for photographers whilst taking part in a protest against the use of animal fur in clothing, organized by the international animal charity Four Paws, outside the Burberry store on Regent Street in London.

Afghan military officials donate supplies to students at a school in Qarghaye, Laghman province east of Kabul, Afghanistan.
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Afghan military officials donate supplies to students at a school in Qarghaye, Laghman province east of Kabul, Afghanistan.

Pakistani polio workers cross out an anti-polio campaign poster during a demonstration against the killing of their colleagues, in Islamabad.
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Pakistani polio workers cross out an anti-polio campaign poster during a demonstration against the killing of their colleagues, in Islamabad.