Day in Pics: 1st January

Jan 01, 2013, 10:25 AM IST
A British tourist join others in a candlelight vigil to mourn the death of a gang rape victim, in Kolkata.
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A British tourist join others in a candlelight vigil to mourn the death of a gang rape victim, in Kolkata.

People queue at a gas station to get fuel in Rawalpindi. After severe shortage of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) used in cars, now consumers are also facing shortage of gasoline.
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People queue at a gas station to get fuel in Rawalpindi. After severe shortage of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) used in cars, now consumers are also facing shortage of gasoline.

Russian police officers push protesters off Triumphalnaya square during an unsanctioned rally in downtown Moscow, Russia.
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Russian police officers push protesters off Triumphalnaya square during an unsanctioned rally in downtown Moscow, Russia.

Pope Benedict XVI waves from his popemobile as he visits the Nativity St. Peter`s Square at the Vatican.
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Pope Benedict XVI waves from his popemobile as he visits the Nativity St. Peter`s Square at the Vatican.

President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks about the fiscal cliff.
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President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks about the fiscal cliff.

Katy Saunders, left, Alex Mueller, center left, Rebekka Frank and Arina Motamedi, right, play with sparklers ahead of welcoming in the new year during the 2013 Edinburgh Hogmanay celebrations, Scotland.
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Katy Saunders, left, Alex Mueller, center left, Rebekka Frank and Arina Motamedi, right, play with sparklers ahead of welcoming in the new year during the 2013 Edinburgh Hogmanay celebrations, Scotland.

People, one of them holding an image of Venezuela`s President Hugo Chavez That reads in Spanish
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People, one of them holding an image of Venezuela`s President Hugo Chavez That reads in Spanish "Now more than ever with Chavez," gather to pray for him at a church in Caracas, Venezuela.

Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia reacts after beating Sara Errani of Italy 4-6, 6-1, 7-5 during their match at the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane, Australia.
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Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia reacts after beating Sara Errani of Italy 4-6, 6-1, 7-5 during their match at the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane, Australia.

North Koreans visit giant statues of their late leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il at Mansu Hill as they celebrate the New Year in Pyongyang, North Korea.
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North Koreans visit giant statues of their late leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il at Mansu Hill as they celebrate the New Year in Pyongyang, North Korea.

Homeless people receive free food from a voluntary organization outside a temple, in New Delhi. There are over 300,000 homeless people in New Delhi, living on the streets, braving extreme weather and economic hardship, according to news reports.
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Homeless people receive free food from a voluntary organization outside a temple, in New Delhi. There are over 300,000 homeless people in New Delhi, living on the streets, braving extreme weather and economic hardship, according to news reports.

A protester dressed as a Chinese Red Guard with a wolf mask, representing Hong Kong`s Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, participates in an anti-government march on New Year`s Day in Hong Kong.
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A protester dressed as a Chinese Red Guard with a wolf mask, representing Hong Kong`s Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, participates in an anti-government march on New Year`s Day in Hong Kong.

An Indian Muslim woman walks past as others prepares to hang a huge kite on top of a building ahead of a kite festival in Ahmadabad.
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An Indian Muslim woman walks past as others prepares to hang a huge kite on top of a building ahead of a kite festival in Ahmadabad.

Serena Williams of the U.S. waves at the crowd after she beat Alize Cornet of France 6-2, 6-2 during the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane, Australia.
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Serena Williams of the U.S. waves at the crowd after she beat Alize Cornet of France 6-2, 6-2 during the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane, Australia.

A Ghader missile is launched from the area near the Iranian port of Jask port on the shore of the Oman Sea during an Iranian navy drill.
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A Ghader missile is launched from the area near the Iranian port of Jask port on the shore of the Oman Sea during an Iranian navy drill.

The priest and his assistants prepare to conduct a New Year`s Day morning mass at the Notre Dame Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Bangui, Central African Republic.
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The priest and his assistants prepare to conduct a New Year`s Day morning mass at the Notre Dame Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Bangui, Central African Republic.

Pakistani family members hold their children suffer from measles, admitted at a local hospital in Sukkar, Pakistan.
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Pakistani family members hold their children suffer from measles, admitted at a local hospital in Sukkar, Pakistan.

Activists march during a rally to end the fighting in northern Myanmar, in downtown Yangon.
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Activists march during a rally to end the fighting in northern Myanmar, in downtown Yangon.