Day in Pics: 19th March

Mar 19, 2013, 08:38 AM IST
A woman holds a banner during a protest outside of the parliament in Nicosia, Cyprus.
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A woman holds a banner during a protest outside of the parliament in Nicosia, Cyprus.

People from the northern Indian community of mainly farmers and herders called `Jat`, sit near a poster promising cheap home loans as they stage a protest near the Indian Parliament in New Delhi.
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People from the northern Indian community of mainly farmers and herders called `Jat`, sit near a poster promising cheap home loans as they stage a protest near the Indian Parliament in New Delhi.

A Lebanese Sunni protester chants religious slogans, during a protest after two Sunni Muslim sheikhs at dar al-Fatwa, Lebanon`s highest Sunni Authority, were attacked by Shiite men late Sunday, in Beirut, Lebanon.
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A Lebanese Sunni protester chants religious slogans, during a protest after two Sunni Muslim sheikhs at dar al-Fatwa, Lebanon`s highest Sunni Authority, were attacked by Shiite men late Sunday, in Beirut, Lebanon.

Myanmar President Thein Sein, right, shakes hands with Marie Bashir, governor of New South Wales at Government House in Sydney, Australia.
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Myanmar President Thein Sein, right, shakes hands with Marie Bashir, governor of New South Wales at Government House in Sydney, Australia.

Ambassador Mike Moore, from New Zealand, speaks at a reception about the Ross Sea, at the National Geographic Society, in Washington.
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Ambassador Mike Moore, from New Zealand, speaks at a reception about the Ross Sea, at the National Geographic Society, in Washington.

Michael Lohan, father of actress Lindsay Lohan, speaks to the media as he leaves the Los Angeles County.
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Michael Lohan, father of actress Lindsay Lohan, speaks to the media as he leaves the Los Angeles County.

Lightning steaks across the sky behind the Young Meadows Presbyterian Church in Montgomery, Ala.  Strong storms moved across much of Alabama on Monday, bringing hail, high winds, and heavy rainfall as a cold front passed through the state.
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Lightning steaks across the sky behind the Young Meadows Presbyterian Church in Montgomery, Ala. Strong storms moved across much of Alabama on Monday, bringing hail, high winds, and heavy rainfall as a cold front passed through the state.

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama take the stage at a Women`s History Month reception in the East Room at the White House in Washington.
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President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama take the stage at a Women`s History Month reception in the East Room at the White House in Washington.

A protester places a paper pigeon to mourn Iraqis who were killed in the US-led invasion of Iraq during a rally on the eve of the tenth anniversary of the war near the US Embassy in Seoul, South Korea.
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A protester places a paper pigeon to mourn Iraqis who were killed in the US-led invasion of Iraq during a rally on the eve of the tenth anniversary of the war near the US Embassy in Seoul, South Korea.

Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, is greeted by Manmohan Singh and President Pranab Mukherjee, during his ceremonial reception at the Presidential Palace in New Delhi.
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Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, is greeted by Manmohan Singh and President Pranab Mukherjee, during his ceremonial reception at the Presidential Palace in New Delhi.

Rescuers and others gather at the site of a bus accident in Ratnagiri district, Maharashtra. The bus packed with passengers crashed through a guard rail and fell off a bridge, killing at least 37 people and injuring another 15, police said..
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Rescuers and others gather at the site of a bus accident in Ratnagiri district, Maharashtra. The bus packed with passengers crashed through a guard rail and fell off a bridge, killing at least 37 people and injuring another 15, police said..

Pope Francis waves to crowds as he arrives to his inauguration Mass in St. Peter`s Square at the Vatican.
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Pope Francis waves to crowds as he arrives to his inauguration Mass in St. Peter`s Square at the Vatican.

Dutch Prince Alexander, his wife Princess Maxima, Prince Felipe of Spain and his wife Princess Letizia stand in St. Peter`s Square for Pope Francis inaugural Mass, at the Vatican.
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Dutch Prince Alexander, his wife Princess Maxima, Prince Felipe of Spain and his wife Princess Letizia stand in St. Peter`s Square for Pope Francis inaugural Mass, at the Vatican.

Sri Lankan Buddhist monks representing
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Sri Lankan Buddhist monks representing "Sinhala Ravaya" or `the voice of Sinhalase` shout slogans during a protest outside the Indian High Commission in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Leader of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam party M. Karunanidhi speaks at a press conference withdrawing support to India’s ruling United Progressive Alliance government, at the party office in Chennai.
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Leader of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam party M. Karunanidhi speaks at a press conference withdrawing support to India’s ruling United Progressive Alliance government, at the party office in Chennai.

Pope Francis walks past the alter in front of St. Peter`s Basilica in St. Peter`s Square following his inauguration Mass at the Vatican.
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Pope Francis walks past the alter in front of St. Peter`s Basilica in St. Peter`s Square following his inauguration Mass at the Vatican.

A Thai visitor poses with a wax figure of Steve Jobs at the Madame Tussauds wax museum in Bangkok, Thailand.
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A Thai visitor poses with a wax figure of Steve Jobs at the Madame Tussauds wax museum in Bangkok, Thailand.

People from the northern Indian community of mainly farmers and herders called
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People from the northern Indian community of mainly farmers and herders called "Jat," listen to a speaker, unseen as they participate in a protest near the Indian Parliament in New Delhi.

Supporters of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), listen to a speaker during a rally in New Delhi.
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Supporters of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), listen to a speaker during a rally in New Delhi.

Sri Lankan batsmen Kumar Sangakkara and Tillakaratne Dilshan cheer a moment during the fourth day of the second test cricket match between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in Colombo.
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Sri Lankan batsmen Kumar Sangakkara and Tillakaratne Dilshan cheer a moment during the fourth day of the second test cricket match between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in Colombo.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh drinks water during a signing of agreement ceremony with Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi in New Delhi.
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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh drinks water during a signing of agreement ceremony with Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi in New Delhi.

British soccer player David Beckham poses with a woman during an autograph session in a clothing chain shop in Berlin, Germany. Beckham signed pieces of his body wear collection for selected clients.
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British soccer player David Beckham poses with a woman during an autograph session in a clothing chain shop in Berlin, Germany. Beckham signed pieces of his body wear collection for selected clients.

A Falla, or Ninot, a gigantic sculpted satirical structure made of cardboard and other materials, caricaturing German Chancellor Angela Merkel, during an exhibition for the Fallas Festival, in Valencia, Spain.
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A Falla, or Ninot, a gigantic sculpted satirical structure made of cardboard and other materials, caricaturing German Chancellor Angela Merkel, during an exhibition for the Fallas Festival, in Valencia, Spain.

Protesters display placards and lighted candles during a rally at the Philippine Supreme Court in Manila, Philippines to protest the highest court`s issuance of a 120-day status quo ante order or a four-month delay of the implementation of the Reproductive Health Law.
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Protesters display placards and lighted candles during a rally at the Philippine Supreme Court in Manila, Philippines to protest the highest court`s issuance of a 120-day status quo ante order or a four-month delay of the implementation of the Reproductive Health Law.

Cherie Blaire, wife of former British Prime Minister Tony Blaire gestures during her visit to the Rural Distribution Network India (RUDI) centre at Kuda village in Surendranagar district, Gujarat.
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Cherie Blaire, wife of former British Prime Minister Tony Blaire gestures during her visit to the Rural Distribution Network India (RUDI) centre at Kuda village in Surendranagar district, Gujarat.