Day in Pics: 19th March

Mar 19, 2014, 08:50 AM IST
Roger Federer, from Switzerland, returns the ball during practice atthe Sony Open tennis tournament at Crandon Park in Key Biscayne.
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Roger Federer, from Switzerland, returns the ball during practice atthe Sony Open tennis tournament at Crandon Park in Key Biscayne.

Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang, second left, and his wife Mai Thi Hanh, left, meet Japan`s Emperor Akihito, center, and Empress Michiko during a farewell call by Japan`s royal couple at the Akasaka Palace State Guest House in Tokyo.
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Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang, second left, and his wife Mai Thi Hanh, left, meet Japan`s Emperor Akihito, center, and Empress Michiko during a farewell call by Japan`s royal couple at the Akasaka Palace State Guest House in Tokyo.

Two Iranians fly a wishing lantern in the Pardisan Park in Tehran, Iran, during Chaharshanbe Souri, or Wednesday Feast, an ancient Festival of Fire, on the eve of the last Wednesday of the year, when Iranians jump over burning bonfires and throw firecrackers celebrating arrival of the spring which coincides with their new year, or Nowruz, which begins on March 21.
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Two Iranians fly a wishing lantern in the Pardisan Park in Tehran, Iran, during Chaharshanbe Souri, or Wednesday Feast, an ancient Festival of Fire, on the eve of the last Wednesday of the year, when Iranians jump over burning bonfires and throw firecrackers celebrating arrival of the spring which coincides with their new year, or Nowruz, which begins on March 21.

Children play in a pool of colored water at the end of Holi celebrations, the Hindu festival of colors, at the Baldev Temple in Dauji, 180 kilometers (113 miles) south of New Delhi.
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Children play in a pool of colored water at the end of Holi celebrations, the Hindu festival of colors, at the Baldev Temple in Dauji, 180 kilometers (113 miles) south of New Delhi.

Erika Harold, Republican primary candidate for the13th Congressional District of Illinois, talks to supporters at the Hilton Garden Inn in Champaign, Ill.
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Erika Harold, Republican primary candidate for the13th Congressional District of Illinois, talks to supporters at the Hilton Garden Inn in Champaign, Ill.

A Bahraini anti-government protester throws back a teargas canister toward riot police as Bahraini anti-government protesters clash with riot police firing teargas after a politically charged funeral procession for Jawad al Haawi, 49, in Sitra, Bahrai.
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A Bahraini anti-government protester throws back a teargas canister toward riot police as Bahraini anti-government protesters clash with riot police firing teargas after a politically charged funeral procession for Jawad al Haawi, 49, in Sitra, Bahrai.

Shyrell Jean Copas, left, accepts the Medal of Honor on behalf her father Spc. Ardie R. Copas, from President Barack Obama, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House.
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Shyrell Jean Copas, left, accepts the Medal of Honor on behalf her father Spc. Ardie R. Copas, from President Barack Obama, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House.

Smoke rises from the scene of a news helicopter crash outside the KOMO-TV studios near the space needle in Seattle, in Seattle.
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Smoke rises from the scene of a news helicopter crash outside the KOMO-TV studios near the space needle in Seattle, in Seattle.

US Vice President Joe Biden, Lithuania`s President Dalia Grybauskaite, center, and Liatvia`s President Andris Berzins, left, pose for photographers prior to their meeting at the Presidential palace in Vilnius, Lithuania.
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US Vice President Joe Biden, Lithuania`s President Dalia Grybauskaite, center, and Liatvia`s President Andris Berzins, left, pose for photographers prior to their meeting at the Presidential palace in Vilnius, Lithuania.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, right, shakes hands with Indian Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia before a meeting at the Hall of Purple Light inside the Zhongnanhai Leadership Compound in Beijing.
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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, right, shakes hands with Indian Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia before a meeting at the Hall of Purple Light inside the Zhongnanhai Leadership Compound in Beijing.

Pope Francis wears a cap he was offered as he arrives in St. Peter`s Square at the Vatican for his weekly general audience.
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Pope Francis wears a cap he was offered as he arrives in St. Peter`s Square at the Vatican for his weekly general audience.

Oscar Pistorius hugs his sister Aimee in court in Pretoria, South Africa. Pistorius is on trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine`s Day in 2013.
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Oscar Pistorius hugs his sister Aimee in court in Pretoria, South Africa. Pistorius is on trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine`s Day in 2013.

A Sri Lankan human rights activist shouts slogans as others hold a banner and placards against the weekend arrests of right activists in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
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A Sri Lankan human rights activist shouts slogans as others hold a banner and placards against the weekend arrests of right activists in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

A Chinese relative of passengers aboard a missing Malaysia Airlines plane cries as she speaks to journalists at a hotel in Sepang, Malaysia.
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A Chinese relative of passengers aboard a missing Malaysia Airlines plane cries as she speaks to journalists at a hotel in Sepang, Malaysia.

West Indies` batsman Dwayne Smith prepares to play a shot as Sri Lanka`s wicketkeeper Kumar Sangakkara takes his position during their ICC Twenty20 Cricket World Cup warm up match in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
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West Indies` batsman Dwayne Smith prepares to play a shot as Sri Lanka`s wicketkeeper Kumar Sangakkara takes his position during their ICC Twenty20 Cricket World Cup warm up match in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Locals set affire a house at Jaldapara forest in Alipurduar, West Bengal on Wednesday in protest against beating up of a boy by forest officials for entering inside a protected forest area.
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Locals set affire a house at Jaldapara forest in Alipurduar, West Bengal on Wednesday in protest against beating up of a boy by forest officials for entering inside a protected forest area.

French President Francois Hollande, right, greets Argentine President Cristina Fernandez at the Elysee Palace in Paris.
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French President Francois Hollande, right, greets Argentine President Cristina Fernandez at the Elysee Palace in Paris.

Aam Aadmi Party candidate Gul Panag during her election campaign in Chandigarh.
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Aam Aadmi Party candidate Gul Panag during her election campaign in Chandigarh.

Congress Vice President Rahul Ghandhi receiving a painting from Manipur CM O Ibobi Singh at an election rally at Wangjing Kodompokpi Ground in Thoubal district of Manipur.
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Congress Vice President Rahul Ghandhi receiving a painting from Manipur CM O Ibobi Singh at an election rally at Wangjing Kodompokpi Ground in Thoubal district of Manipur.

Tibetan leader the Dalai Lama meets with students during the 21st Convocation Ceremony of HP University in Shimla.
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Tibetan leader the Dalai Lama meets with students during the 21st Convocation Ceremony of HP University in Shimla.

Olympian Colin Jackson along with Gautam Gambhir and Ashwini Ponnappa at the `Wings of Life Run` press conference in New Delhi.
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Olympian Colin Jackson along with Gautam Gambhir and Ashwini Ponnappa at the `Wings of Life Run` press conference in New Delhi.