Day in Pics: 20th December

Dec 20, 2013, 09:18 AM IST
Paris` deputy-Mayor and Socialist party (PS) candidate for the 2014 municipal election in Paris Anne Hidalgo, Paris` mayor Bertrand Delanoe, and South African Minister of Arts and Culture Paul Mashatile, pose as they inaugurate the Nelson Mandela square in Paris.
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Paris` deputy-Mayor and Socialist party (PS) candidate for the 2014 municipal election in Paris Anne Hidalgo, Paris` mayor Bertrand Delanoe, and South African Minister of Arts and Culture Paul Mashatile, pose as they inaugurate the Nelson Mandela square in Paris.

Pakistani Muslim students attend a religion class at a local mosque in Islamabad, Pakistan.
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Pakistani Muslim students attend a religion class at a local mosque in Islamabad, Pakistan.

Christie’s International Director, Asian Art, Hugo Weihe, left, acts as auctioneer for the painting of Indian artist Vasudeo S. Gaitonde during Christie`s first auction in India in Mumbai.
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Christie’s International Director, Asian Art, Hugo Weihe, left, acts as auctioneer for the painting of Indian artist Vasudeo S. Gaitonde during Christie`s first auction in India in Mumbai.

First lady Michelle Obama, left,, with the help of Staff Sgt. Catalina Milagro Perez, center, and Sgt. David Nathaniel Hayes, right, help sort toys and gifts during her visit to Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington.
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First lady Michelle Obama, left,, with the help of Staff Sgt. Catalina Milagro Perez, center, and Sgt. David Nathaniel Hayes, right, help sort toys and gifts during her visit to Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington.

Diver George Bell, dressed as Santa Claus, scuba dives into the 212,000 gallon Philippine coral reef tank as part of the `Tis the Season for Science holiday exhibit at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco.
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Diver George Bell, dressed as Santa Claus, scuba dives into the 212,000 gallon Philippine coral reef tank as part of the `Tis the Season for Science holiday exhibit at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco.

Gypsy Taub, left, places a ring on the finger of Jaymz Smith, right, during their nude wedding outside City Hall, in San Francisco.
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Gypsy Taub, left, places a ring on the finger of Jaymz Smith, right, during their nude wedding outside City Hall, in San Francisco.

Alex Kinsey, Sierra Deaton, and Simon Cowell attend the `The X Factor` Season Finale at CBS Television City, in Los Angeles.
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Alex Kinsey, Sierra Deaton, and Simon Cowell attend the `The X Factor` Season Finale at CBS Television City, in Los Angeles.

Union Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas, M. Veerappa Moily and Union I&B Minister Manish Tewari during press conference in New Delhi.
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Union Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas, M. Veerappa Moily and Union I&B Minister Manish Tewari during press conference in New Delhi.

Tears stream down the face of Shandi Beardsley, as she plays her violin while the names of the homeless that have died are read over the public address system to the crowd gathered at Thomas Paine Plaza for the Homeless Memorial Day, in Philadelphia.
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Tears stream down the face of Shandi Beardsley, as she plays her violin while the names of the homeless that have died are read over the public address system to the crowd gathered at Thomas Paine Plaza for the Homeless Memorial Day, in Philadelphia.

Indian laborers walk to work surrounded by morning fog in Jammu.
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Indian laborers walk to work surrounded by morning fog in Jammu.

Thai office workers chant slogans during an anti-government rally at a business district in Bangkok.
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Thai office workers chant slogans during an anti-government rally at a business district in Bangkok.

The Light Combat Aircraft, Tejas, takes off during its initial operational clearance for induction into the IAF, in Bengaluru. LCA Tejas received Initial Operational Clearance for Induction into Indian Air Force.
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The Light Combat Aircraft, Tejas, takes off during its initial operational clearance for induction into the IAF, in Bengaluru. LCA Tejas received Initial Operational Clearance for Induction into Indian Air Force.

Staff Sgt. Aisha McClain, left, and Shannelle Williams kiss after getting married at the Doña Ana County Government Center, in Las Cruces, N.M. The New Mexico`s highest court declared it was unconstitutional to deny marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples.
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Staff Sgt. Aisha McClain, left, and Shannelle Williams kiss after getting married at the Doña Ana County Government Center, in Las Cruces, N.M. The New Mexico`s highest court declared it was unconstitutional to deny marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples.

Police stand outside The Apollo Theatre in London, Authorities are carrying out a structural assessment at the Apollo Theatre after the partial collapse of its ceiling injured more than 75 people in the packed auditorium.
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Police stand outside The Apollo Theatre in London, Authorities are carrying out a structural assessment at the Apollo Theatre after the partial collapse of its ceiling injured more than 75 people in the packed auditorium.

Bangladeshi activists burn an effigy of Pakistan Home Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan and representation of Pakistan’s flag to protest against his statement after the execution of Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdul Quader Mollah in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
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Bangladeshi activists burn an effigy of Pakistan Home Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan and representation of Pakistan’s flag to protest against his statement after the execution of Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdul Quader Mollah in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Policemen stop a group of the student wing of ruling Congress party, National Students Union of India (NSUI), during a protest outside the US consulate in Mumbai.
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Policemen stop a group of the student wing of ruling Congress party, National Students Union of India (NSUI), during a protest outside the US consulate in Mumbai.

Supporters of Egypt`s ousted President Mohammed Morsi hold his poster as they raise their hands with four fingers which has become a symbol of the Rabaah al-Adawiya mosque, where Morsi supporters had held a sit-in for weeks that was violently dispersed in August, during a protest in Cairo, Egypt.
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Supporters of Egypt`s ousted President Mohammed Morsi hold his poster as they raise their hands with four fingers which has become a symbol of the Rabaah al-Adawiya mosque, where Morsi supporters had held a sit-in for weeks that was violently dispersed in August, during a protest in Cairo, Egypt.

A visitor watches sculptures on the theme `Expedition ins ewige Eis` (Expedition into the Perpetual Ice) which are on display in the new ice world at Karls Erlebnishof in Roevershagen, Germany.
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A visitor watches sculptures on the theme `Expedition ins ewige Eis` (Expedition into the Perpetual Ice) which are on display in the new ice world at Karls Erlebnishof in Roevershagen, Germany.