Day in Pics: 1st January

Jan 01, 2014, 09:58 AM IST
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, speaks to people during a New Year dinner in Khabarovsk, Russia`s Far East.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, speaks to people during a New Year dinner in Khabarovsk, Russia`s Far East.

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Worker put the final touches on decorating the Singpoli Group’s Inaugural Rose Parade Float in Pasadena.

Worker put the final touches on decorating the Singpoli Group’s Inaugural Rose Parade Float in Pasadena.

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More than 20 fire units, from at least five agencies, fight a third-alarm fire, at an abandoned bowling alley, once known as the San-Hi Lanes, in San Bernardino, Calif.

More than 20 fire units, from at least five agencies, fight a third-alarm fire, at an abandoned bowling alley, once known as the San-Hi Lanes, in San Bernardino, Calif.

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Army jawans keep vigil after the first major snowfall of the season in Poonch, Jammu & Kashmir.

Army jawans keep vigil after the first major snowfall of the season in Poonch, Jammu & Kashmir.

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President Barack Obama holds his shave ice as he exits Island Snow to greet people waiting outside. The first family is in Hawaii for their annual holiday vacation.

President Barack Obama holds his shave ice as he exits Island Snow to greet people waiting outside. The first family is in Hawaii for their annual holiday vacation.

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Pope Francis kisses a baby Jesus statue as he arrives to celebrate a New Year`s Eve vespers service in St. Peter`s Basilica at the Vatican.

Pope Francis kisses a baby Jesus statue as he arrives to celebrate a New Year`s Eve vespers service in St. Peter`s Basilica at the Vatican.

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Buddhist monks take morning alms during a New Year offering held by anti-government protesters at the Democracy Monument in Bangkok.

Buddhist monks take morning alms during a New Year offering held by anti-government protesters at the Democracy Monument in Bangkok.

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Australian cricket team members poses for a photo with Australia`s Prime Minister Tony Abbott, front, during a New Year`s Day reception at Kirribilli House in Sydney, Australia.

Australian cricket team members poses for a photo with Australia`s Prime Minister Tony Abbott, front, during a New Year`s Day reception at Kirribilli House in Sydney, Australia.

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Indian tennis player Rohan Bopanna and Pakistan`s Aisam ul-Haq Qureshi in action against Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland and Benoit Paire of French during their first round of men’s doubles for ATP Chennai Open 2014 in Chennai.

Indian tennis player Rohan Bopanna and Pakistan`s Aisam ul-Haq Qureshi in action against Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland and Benoit Paire of French during their first round of men’s doubles for ATP Chennai Open 2014 in Chennai.

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Artists from Orissa performing a Mask dance based on the theme of `Save Nature Save Tigers` during the two-day long Fourth Sacred Grove festival organised at Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya in Bhopal.

Artists from Orissa performing a Mask dance based on the theme of `Save Nature Save Tigers` during the two-day long Fourth Sacred Grove festival organised at Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya in Bhopal.

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An aerial view of historical business hub at Lal chowk in Srinagar during a heavy snowfall.

An aerial view of historical business hub at Lal chowk in Srinagar during a heavy snowfall.

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Devotees performing rituals at the bank of river Ganga on the occasion of `Paush Amavashya` in Allahabad.

Devotees performing rituals at the bank of river Ganga on the occasion of `Paush Amavashya` in Allahabad.

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The 16 member Indian ODI Squad, picked for the ODI matches in the forthcoming New Zealand tour.

The 16 member Indian ODI Squad, picked for the ODI matches in the forthcoming New Zealand tour.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin places flowers outside the wreckage of a trolleybus in Volgograd, Russia.

Russian President Vladimir Putin places flowers outside the wreckage of a trolleybus in Volgograd, Russia.

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Roger Federer of Switzerland plays a shot in his match against Jarkko Nieminen from Finland during the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane, Australia.

Roger Federer of Switzerland plays a shot in his match against Jarkko Nieminen from Finland during the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane, Australia.

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Kashmiri residents shout slogans against the state government and electric department as they block a road during a protest in Srinagar.

Kashmiri residents shout slogans against the state government and electric department as they block a road during a protest in Srinagar.

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Narayan Sai, accused in a rape case, being produced in court in Surat.

Narayan Sai, accused in a rape case, being produced in court in Surat.

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Delhi policemen baton charge members of the youth wing of the Congress party in an attempt to stop them from marching towards the official residence of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Rajnath Singh during a demonstration, in New Delhi.

Delhi policemen baton charge members of the youth wing of the Congress party in an attempt to stop them from marching towards the official residence of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Rajnath Singh during a demonstration, in New Delhi.

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A man watches Mount Sinabung as it spews clouds of gas during an eruption in Tiga Pancur, North Sumatra, Indonesia.

A man watches Mount Sinabung as it spews clouds of gas during an eruption in Tiga Pancur, North Sumatra, Indonesia.

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Eminent Film director Aparna Sen and Painter Samir Aich and Intellectuals take part in a protest rally against rape of a 16 years old girl, in Kolkata.

Eminent Film director Aparna Sen and Painter Samir Aich and Intellectuals take part in a protest rally against rape of a 16 years old girl, in Kolkata.

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President Pranab Mukherjee being greeted by Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar on the occasion of New Year 2014 at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.

President Pranab Mukherjee being greeted by Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar on the occasion of New Year 2014 at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.

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