Day in Pics: 19th December

Dec 19, 2013, 08:37 AM IST
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A young couple embrace each other as they look at the stage during a concert after a pro-European Union rally in the Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine.

A young couple embrace each other as they look at the stage during a concert after a pro-European Union rally in the Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine.

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Los Padres National Forest firefighters, from left, Michael Sheppard, Tyson Navarro and Alex Woodhull take a break while lighting a backfire along Highway 1 between Pfeiffer Ridge Road and the Big Sur Station in Big Sur, Calif.

Los Padres National Forest firefighters, from left, Michael Sheppard, Tyson Navarro and Alex Woodhull take a break while lighting a backfire along Highway 1 between Pfeiffer Ridge Road and the Big Sur Station in Big Sur, Calif.

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Canada`s Rhian Wilkinson (7) kicks the ball past Brazil’s Tamires Cassia, during a soccer match at the International Women`s Football Tournament in Brasilia, Brazil.

Canada`s Rhian Wilkinson (7) kicks the ball past Brazil’s Tamires Cassia, during a soccer match at the International Women`s Football Tournament in Brasilia, Brazil.

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West Indies Kraigg Brathwaite cuts in front of New Zealand`s B J Watling on the first day of the third international cricket match at Seddon Park in Hamilton, New Zealand.

West Indies Kraigg Brathwaite cuts in front of New Zealand`s B J Watling on the first day of the third international cricket match at Seddon Park in Hamilton, New Zealand.

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Prince Sultan bin Salman speaks during an interview, in Houston. Prince Sultan is in Houston to attend the opening of the nationally touring exhibition

Prince Sultan bin Salman speaks during an interview, in Houston. Prince Sultan is in Houston to attend the opening of the nationally touring exhibition "Roads of Arabia: Archaeology and History of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia", at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston.

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A large machinery melts snow as workers remove snow from parking lots at MetLife stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

A large machinery melts snow as workers remove snow from parking lots at MetLife stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

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Herman Morgan of Florissant, Mo., takes advantage of the moderation in the weather, to dress up as Santa Claus and go for a ride through Alton, Ill., on his motorcycle.

Herman Morgan of Florissant, Mo., takes advantage of the moderation in the weather, to dress up as Santa Claus and go for a ride through Alton, Ill., on his motorcycle.

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President Barack Obama, right, gestures as he speaks to the media as he and first lady Michelle Obama meet with a group of mothers in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, to discuss how health care reform could benefit their families.

President Barack Obama, right, gestures as he speaks to the media as he and first lady Michelle Obama meet with a group of mothers in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, to discuss how health care reform could benefit their families.

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A foggy morning at Parliament House in New Delhi.

A foggy morning at Parliament House in New Delhi.

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Author Lt. Cdr Abhilash Tomy and co-author Lynn De Souza presenting a copy of the book ‘151’ to the President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.

Author Lt. Cdr Abhilash Tomy and co-author Lynn De Souza presenting a copy of the book ‘151’ to the President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.

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A policeman disperses students protesting against corruption in civil services in Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission Recruitment during a chakka jaam at NH2, in Allahabad.

A policeman disperses students protesting against corruption in civil services in Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission Recruitment during a chakka jaam at NH2, in Allahabad.

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Policemen detain a Left Party activist during a protest against the alleged mistreatment of New York based Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade, near the US Consulate in Hyderabad.

Policemen detain a Left Party activist during a protest against the alleged mistreatment of New York based Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade, near the US Consulate in Hyderabad.

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Sunil James`s wife Aditi and mother during an interaction with the media at their resident in Mumbai on Thursday. James, jailed in Togo in July, has been released and is expected to arrive India by Friday.

Sunil James`s wife Aditi and mother during an interaction with the media at their resident in Mumbai on Thursday. James, jailed in Togo in July, has been released and is expected to arrive India by Friday.

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Bangladeshi police detain activists who tried marching towards the Pakistani Embassy in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Bangladeshi police detain activists who tried marching towards the Pakistani Embassy in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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Visitors pose for photographs in front of Christmas decorations displayed in celebration of the holiday season at a shopping mall in Hong Kong.

Visitors pose for photographs in front of Christmas decorations displayed in celebration of the holiday season at a shopping mall in Hong Kong.

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Hashim Amla avoids a bouncer from India`s bowler Mohammad Shami during the second day of their cricket test match at Wanderers stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Hashim Amla avoids a bouncer from India`s bowler Mohammad Shami during the second day of their cricket test match at Wanderers stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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British singer Adele Adkins holds her MBE for services to music presented to her by the Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace in London.

British singer Adele Adkins holds her MBE for services to music presented to her by the Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace in London.

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A folk singer performs and a man dressed as Santa Claus waves as underprivileged children wear festive hats and hold placards during a sit-in demonstration demanding basic human rights in Kolkata.

A folk singer performs and a man dressed as Santa Claus waves as underprivileged children wear festive hats and hold placards during a sit-in demonstration demanding basic human rights in Kolkata.

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Gay rights activists shout slogans during a protest against a recent Supreme Court verdict that upheld section 377 of the Indian Penal Code that criminalizes homosexuality in Kolkata.

Gay rights activists shout slogans during a protest against a recent Supreme Court verdict that upheld section 377 of the Indian Penal Code that criminalizes homosexuality in Kolkata.

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