Day in Pics: 19th September

Sep 19, 2013, 08:35 AM IST
Mary-Louise Parker attends the Hope North Gala in New York.
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Mary-Louise Parker attends the Hope North Gala in New York.

Director Vlad Yudin, right, and 2012 Mr. Olympia Phil Heath pose for a portrait in Los Angeles.
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Director Vlad Yudin, right, and 2012 Mr. Olympia Phil Heath pose for a portrait in Los Angeles.

Devotees gather to watch the immersion of idols of elephant-headed Hindu God Ganesha, on the banks of the Arabian Sea in Mumbai.
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Devotees gather to watch the immersion of idols of elephant-headed Hindu God Ganesha, on the banks of the Arabian Sea in Mumbai.

Family members of gun violence victims hold photos of their children as they gather for a news conference to ask Congress for universal background checks legislation for gun purchases, at the Capitol in Washington.
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Family members of gun violence victims hold photos of their children as they gather for a news conference to ask Congress for universal background checks legislation for gun purchases, at the Capitol in Washington.

A demonstrator from the Avaaz organization wears posters that read in Portuguese
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A demonstrator from the Avaaz organization wears posters that read in Portuguese "We don`t have anything to hide. And you Senator?" outside Congress to protest secret voting in Brasilia, Brazil.

Syrian President Bashar Assad listens during an interview at the presidential palace in Damascus, Syria. Assad says a U.N. report that found
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Syrian President Bashar Assad listens during an interview at the presidential palace in Damascus, Syria. Assad says a U.N. report that found "clear and convincing evidence" of a sarin nerve gas attack in Syria last month is "unrealistic" and denies his regime orchestrated the attack that killed hundreds.

Riot police walk past a burning garbage bin in front of the Bank of Greece during a protest in Thessaloniki.
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Riot police walk past a burning garbage bin in front of the Bank of Greece during a protest in Thessaloniki.

In this photo provided by NASA, the Orbital Sciences Corp. Antares rocket lifts off the launchpad at the NASA Wallops Island test flight facility in Wallops Island, Va.
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In this photo provided by NASA, the Orbital Sciences Corp. Antares rocket lifts off the launchpad at the NASA Wallops Island test flight facility in Wallops Island, Va.

Jose Maria, a demonstrator imitating President Barack Obama, holds up a US dollar bill outside the Supreme Court in Brasilia, Brazil.
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Jose Maria, a demonstrator imitating President Barack Obama, holds up a US dollar bill outside the Supreme Court in Brasilia, Brazil.

First lady Michelle Obama gestures during an event about food marketing to children in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington.
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First lady Michelle Obama gestures during an event about food marketing to children in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington.

An airlines jet plane approaching Los Angeles International Airport crosses the moon as seen from Monterey Park Calif.
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An airlines jet plane approaching Los Angeles International Airport crosses the moon as seen from Monterey Park Calif.

Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst of the duo Shovels & Rope perform during the Americana Honors and Awards Show in Nashville, Tenn.
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Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst of the duo Shovels & Rope perform during the Americana Honors and Awards Show in Nashville, Tenn.

North Korean refugees and their family members pray to respect for their ancestors in North Korea during a ceremony to mark the Chuseok, the Korean version of Thanksgiving Day, at the Imjingak Pavilion, near the demilitarized zone of Panmunjom, in Paju, South Korea.
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North Korean refugees and their family members pray to respect for their ancestors in North Korea during a ceremony to mark the Chuseok, the Korean version of Thanksgiving Day, at the Imjingak Pavilion, near the demilitarized zone of Panmunjom, in Paju, South Korea.

Smoke rises in sporadic fighting between government forces and Muslim rebels in Zamboanga city in southern Philippines.
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Smoke rises in sporadic fighting between government forces and Muslim rebels in Zamboanga city in southern Philippines.

An Afghan sophomore student takes notes in a business administration class at Kardan University in Kabul.
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An Afghan sophomore student takes notes in a business administration class at Kardan University in Kabul.

A 118.28-carat white diamond is displayed by a model at a press preview at Sotheby`s auction house in Hong Kong.
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A 118.28-carat white diamond is displayed by a model at a press preview at Sotheby`s auction house in Hong Kong.

A visitor tries Sony`s PlayStation 4 during the Tokyo Game Show 2013 in Makuhari near Tokyo.
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A visitor tries Sony`s PlayStation 4 during the Tokyo Game Show 2013 in Makuhari near Tokyo.

Smoke rises during clashes between Egyptian security forces and suspected militants, not pictured, in the town of Kerdasa, near Giza Pyramids, Egypt.
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Smoke rises during clashes between Egyptian security forces and suspected militants, not pictured, in the town of Kerdasa, near Giza Pyramids, Egypt.

A new wax figure of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, is presented to the media next to a wax figure from 2005, right, at Madame Tussauds in Berlin, Germany.
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A new wax figure of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, is presented to the media next to a wax figure from 2005, right, at Madame Tussauds in Berlin, Germany.

Commuters hang on the door of a crowded bus during a two-day strike called by private bus transport operators in Kolkata.
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Commuters hang on the door of a crowded bus during a two-day strike called by private bus transport operators in Kolkata.

Toyota`s Fun-Vii concept car at the Indonesian International Motor Show in Jakarta, Indonesia.
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Toyota`s Fun-Vii concept car at the Indonesian International Motor Show in Jakarta, Indonesia.

A giant yellow duck sits at the Glory Pier in the port of Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
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A giant yellow duck sits at the Glory Pier in the port of Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

Jamaican athlete Usain Bolt poses for the media with a copy of his new autobiography called `Faster than Lightning` at a department store in London.
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Jamaican athlete Usain Bolt poses for the media with a copy of his new autobiography called `Faster than Lightning` at a department store in London.