Day in Pics: 1st August

Aug 01, 2014, 08:44 AM IST
First lady Michelle Obama speaks at the 2014 National Conference on Ending Homelessness, part of the Joining Forces initiative, in Washington.
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First lady Michelle Obama speaks at the 2014 National Conference on Ending Homelessness, part of the Joining Forces initiative, in Washington.

Smoke rises after an Israeli strike in Gaza City, northern Gaza Strip.
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Smoke rises after an Israeli strike in Gaza City, northern Gaza Strip.

President Barack Obama signs the `Fair Pay and Safe Workplace` executive order, requiring prospective federal contractors to disclose labor law violations, in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington.
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President Barack Obama signs the `Fair Pay and Safe Workplace` executive order, requiring prospective federal contractors to disclose labor law violations, in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington.

England`s David Weir celebrates winning the Men`s Para-sport 1,500m T54 at Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland, during the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
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England`s David Weir celebrates winning the Men`s Para-sport 1,500m T54 at Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland, during the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

People lay on the ground as they protest against Israel`s military operations in Gaza and in support of the Palestinian people, in Paris.
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People lay on the ground as they protest against Israel`s military operations in Gaza and in support of the Palestinian people, in Paris.

Union members, led by the United Mine Workers of America, march through downtown Pittsburgh to the William S. Moorhead Federal Building.
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Union members, led by the United Mine Workers of America, march through downtown Pittsburgh to the William S. Moorhead Federal Building.

US Secretary of State John Kerry announces a 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire beginning Friday between Israel and Hamas, in New Delhi.
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US Secretary of State John Kerry announces a 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire beginning Friday between Israel and Hamas, in New Delhi.

Ana Ivanovic, of Serbia, returns the ball during the second set of her match against Carol Zhao in the Bank of the West Classic tennis tournament in Stanford, Calif.
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Ana Ivanovic, of Serbia, returns the ball during the second set of her match against Carol Zhao in the Bank of the West Classic tennis tournament in Stanford, Calif.

Firemen put out fire on the part of a destroyed street as fire continue to burn following multiple explosions from an underground gas leak in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
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Firemen put out fire on the part of a destroyed street as fire continue to burn following multiple explosions from an underground gas leak in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

Miscreants set a vehicle on fire at Mander during Ranchi bandh against Chanho communal riots.
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Miscreants set a vehicle on fire at Mander during Ranchi bandh against Chanho communal riots.

US Secretary of State John Kerry shakes hands with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj and US Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker stand by their sides at Modi`s residence in New Delhi.
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US Secretary of State John Kerry shakes hands with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj and US Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker stand by their sides at Modi`s residence in New Delhi.

US Secretary of State John Kerry speaks with US Embassy Chargé d`Affaires Kathleen Stephens before boarding an aircraft to depart New Delhi.
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US Secretary of State John Kerry speaks with US Embassy Chargé d`Affaires Kathleen Stephens before boarding an aircraft to depart New Delhi.

The monument to the Heroes of the World War I stands in the morning sun at Victory Park on Poklonnaya Hill in Moscow, Russia, the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I. Today in 1914, Germany declared war on Russia.
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The monument to the Heroes of the World War I stands in the morning sun at Victory Park on Poklonnaya Hill in Moscow, Russia, the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I. Today in 1914, Germany declared war on Russia.

A relative, right, of a victim in the multiple explosions from an underground gas leak is consoled at a funeral parlor in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
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A relative, right, of a victim in the multiple explosions from an underground gas leak is consoled at a funeral parlor in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

A villager watches a rescue operation sitting by his damaged house at the site of a landslide in Malin village, in the western Indian state of Maharashtra.
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A villager watches a rescue operation sitting by his damaged house at the site of a landslide in Malin village, in the western Indian state of Maharashtra.

New Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag inspecting guard of honour at South Block in New Delhi.
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New Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag inspecting guard of honour at South Block in New Delhi.

An exile Tibetan poses as Runggye Adak as he stands behind bars depicting jail during a street performance by Tibetan activists in Dharmsala. On Aug. 1, 2007, Adak, a Tibetan nomad, was arrested and is now serving eight years imprisonment in a Chinese prison on charges of making anti-Chinese government statements.
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An exile Tibetan poses as Runggye Adak as he stands behind bars depicting jail during a street performance by Tibetan activists in Dharmsala. On Aug. 1, 2007, Adak, a Tibetan nomad, was arrested and is now serving eight years imprisonment in a Chinese prison on charges of making anti-Chinese government statements.

A man trying to put his scooter in upright position after it fell at a waterlogged road in Amritsar.
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A man trying to put his scooter in upright position after it fell at a waterlogged road in Amritsar.

Women dance as they celebrate the festival of `Nag Panchmi` in Karad, Maharashtra.
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Women dance as they celebrate the festival of `Nag Panchmi` in Karad, Maharashtra.

School children run with the Indian flags in a paddy field ahead of Independence Day at Parui in Birbhum district of West Bengal.
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School children run with the Indian flags in a paddy field ahead of Independence Day at Parui in Birbhum district of West Bengal.

CISF Women demonstrating defence skills during the CISF Women`s Self Defense Program at Shastri Park in New Delhi.
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CISF Women demonstrating defence skills during the CISF Women`s Self Defense Program at Shastri Park in New Delhi.