Day in Pics: 1st February

Feb 01, 2013, 08:30 AM IST
Police officers detain opposition activists during a banned anti-Kremlin protest in St.Petersburg, Russia.
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Police officers detain opposition activists during a banned anti-Kremlin protest in St.Petersburg, Russia.

Law officers at the Dale County hostage scene in Midland City, Ala.
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Law officers at the Dale County hostage scene in Midland City, Ala.

Paris Saint Germain`s President Nasser Al-Khelaifi, left, British soccer player David Backham, and Sports Director Leonardo, right, pose with Backham`s jersey during a press conference, in at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris.
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Paris Saint Germain`s President Nasser Al-Khelaifi, left, British soccer player David Backham, and Sports Director Leonardo, right, pose with Backham`s jersey during a press conference, in at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris.

Afghan girl- students of Afghanistan National Institute of Music play sitars during a concert at the French cultural center in Kabul.
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Afghan girl- students of Afghanistan National Institute of Music play sitars during a concert at the French cultural center in Kabul.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton smiles before speaking on American leadership at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington.
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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton smiles before speaking on American leadership at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington.

This screen shot provided by Hyundai shows the Super Bowl advertisement by Hyundai Motor Group`s Kia. In the advertisment, Kia invents a fanciful way that babies are made, blasting in from a baby planet in its
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This screen shot provided by Hyundai shows the Super Bowl advertisement by Hyundai Motor Group`s Kia. In the advertisment, Kia invents a fanciful way that babies are made, blasting in from a baby planet in its "Space babies" ad for the 2014 Sorento crossover.

Actress Marion Cotillard, of France, center, the Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year, is kissed by Harvard University theatrical students Renee Rober, left, and Ben Moss, right, as they ride in the back of a convertible during a parade through Harvard Square, in Cambridge, Mass.
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Actress Marion Cotillard, of France, center, the Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year, is kissed by Harvard University theatrical students Renee Rober, left, and Ben Moss, right, as they ride in the back of a convertible during a parade through Harvard Square, in Cambridge, Mass.

Young Duke Stein competes against NFL running back Adrian Peterson at Kinect for Xbox 360, in New Orleans.
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Young Duke Stein competes against NFL running back Adrian Peterson at Kinect for Xbox 360, in New Orleans.

Protestors shouts slogans as they hold an envelope during a demonstration against corruption, in Madrid, Spain.
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Protestors shouts slogans as they hold an envelope during a demonstration against corruption, in Madrid, Spain.

West Indies Chris Gayle hooks the ball for 4 runs against Australia during their one day international cricket match in Perth.
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West Indies Chris Gayle hooks the ball for 4 runs against Australia during their one day international cricket match in Perth.

Fireworks explode over the Basilica Menor after a procession honoring St. John Don Bosco, Catholic Patron Saint of Magicians, in Panama City.
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Fireworks explode over the Basilica Menor after a procession honoring St. John Don Bosco, Catholic Patron Saint of Magicians, in Panama City.

Myanmar`s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is greeted by Myanmar nationals who live in South Korea upon her arrival at the former South Korean President Kim Dae-jung Library in Seoul.
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Myanmar`s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is greeted by Myanmar nationals who live in South Korea upon her arrival at the former South Korean President Kim Dae-jung Library in Seoul.

Revelers perform during Las Llamadas or parade of The Calls in Montevideo, Uruguay.
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Revelers perform during Las Llamadas or parade of The Calls in Montevideo, Uruguay.

The portrait of late former King Norodom Sihanouk leads his royal funeral procession ahead of his, cremation, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
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The portrait of late former King Norodom Sihanouk leads his royal funeral procession ahead of his, cremation, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Kistel De Cat, 37, of Quebec, Canada, a devotee of Hindu holy woman Sai Maa, worships her during a consecration ceremony at Vishwayatan Satua Baba’s camp at Sangam, the confluence of rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, as part of the Maha Kumbh festival in Allahabad.
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Kistel De Cat, 37, of Quebec, Canada, a devotee of Hindu holy woman Sai Maa, worships her during a consecration ceremony at Vishwayatan Satua Baba’s camp at Sangam, the confluence of rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, as part of the Maha Kumbh festival in Allahabad.

Exiled Tibetans pray in a rally during Tibetan People`s Solidarity Campaign in New Delhi. The four-day campaign that began Wednesday is held to express solidarity with Tibetans inside Tibet and to raise awareness and seek international support for Tibet.
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Exiled Tibetans pray in a rally during Tibetan People`s Solidarity Campaign in New Delhi. The four-day campaign that began Wednesday is held to express solidarity with Tibetans inside Tibet and to raise awareness and seek international support for Tibet.

Rescuers work at the accident site where an expressway bridge partially collapsed due to a truck explosion in Mianchi County, Sanmenxia, central China`s Henan Province.
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Rescuers work at the accident site where an expressway bridge partially collapsed due to a truck explosion in Mianchi County, Sanmenxia, central China`s Henan Province.

A woman takes photos of an art work by Shine Shivan at the 5th India Art Fair in New Delhi. 105 galleries are showcasing works of 1,000 artists from across the globe during the four-day art fair from Jan. 31.
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A woman takes photos of an art work by Shine Shivan at the 5th India Art Fair in New Delhi. 105 galleries are showcasing works of 1,000 artists from across the globe during the four-day art fair from Jan. 31.

British athlete Shelley Rudman celebrates in the finish aera with her daughter Ella after winning the skeleton World Championships in St. Moritz, Switzerland.
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British athlete Shelley Rudman celebrates in the finish aera with her daughter Ella after winning the skeleton World Championships in St. Moritz, Switzerland.

Medics carry an injured woman on a stretcher to an ambulance after a suspected suicide bomber detonated an explosive device at the entrance of the U.S. Embassy in the Turkish capital, Ankara.
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Medics carry an injured woman on a stretcher to an ambulance after a suspected suicide bomber detonated an explosive device at the entrance of the U.S. Embassy in the Turkish capital, Ankara.

Paris Saint Germain supporter, Stephane Rigaux, poses with a soccer shirt with the name of British soccer player David Beckham that he bought for euros 110 ($150), in front of the the Club`s shop on the Champs Elysees in Paris.
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Paris Saint Germain supporter, Stephane Rigaux, poses with a soccer shirt with the name of British soccer player David Beckham that he bought for euros 110 ($150), in front of the the Club`s shop on the Champs Elysees in Paris.

Chief priest of Mahanirvani Akhara, Swami Maheshwaranand Puri, applies ash to the forehead of Catherine Yutming of China as Juraj of Slovakia, center and Patricia of Czech Republic pray during their consecration ceremony as Brahmachari, or celibate during the Maha Kumbh festival, in Allahabad.
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Chief priest of Mahanirvani Akhara, Swami Maheshwaranand Puri, applies ash to the forehead of Catherine Yutming of China as Juraj of Slovakia, center and Patricia of Czech Republic pray during their consecration ceremony as Brahmachari, or celibate during the Maha Kumbh festival, in Allahabad.

Female staff members of Hotel Imperial practice during a 12-day self-defense course initiated by the hotel management and Delhi Police women’s wing in New Delhi.
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Female staff members of Hotel Imperial practice during a 12-day self-defense course initiated by the hotel management and Delhi Police women’s wing in New Delhi.

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