Day in Pics: 20th March

Mar 20, 2014, 08:37 AM IST
Satirical sculptures burn during the traditional Fallas festival in Valencia, Spain. Every year the city of Valencia celebrates the ancient
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Satirical sculptures burn during the traditional Fallas festival in Valencia, Spain. Every year the city of Valencia celebrates the ancient "Las Fallas" fiesta, a noisy week that is full of fireworks and processions in honor of Saint Joseph that ends in the midnight of March 19, burning large satiric figures displayed around the streets of the city.

Supporters of Bogota’s mayor Gustavo Petro protest against his dismissal, at the main square in Bogota, Colombia.
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Supporters of Bogota’s mayor Gustavo Petro protest against his dismissal, at the main square in Bogota, Colombia.

Andrea Petkovic, of Germany, dances for the crowd after defeating Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor, of Spain, 6-3, 6-4 during the Sony Open tennis tournament, in Key Biscayne, Fla.
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Andrea Petkovic, of Germany, dances for the crowd after defeating Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor, of Spain, 6-3, 6-4 during the Sony Open tennis tournament, in Key Biscayne, Fla.

West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress Supremo Mamata Banerjee meeting local people during party workers convention ahead of Lok Sabha election at Durgapur near Raiganj in North Dinajpur District of West Bengal.
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West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress Supremo Mamata Banerjee meeting local people during party workers convention ahead of Lok Sabha election at Durgapur near Raiganj in North Dinajpur District of West Bengal.

Fire personnel dousing the blazing fire at Tirumala forest in Tirupati on the second day.
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Fire personnel dousing the blazing fire at Tirumala forest in Tirupati on the second day.

Student protesters throw rocks as Egypt`s security forces fire tear gas towards them at Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt.
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Student protesters throw rocks as Egypt`s security forces fire tear gas towards them at Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt.

BJP supporters participate in a bike rally to support party`s candidate Rao Inderjit Singh, in Gurgaon.
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BJP supporters participate in a bike rally to support party`s candidate Rao Inderjit Singh, in Gurgaon.

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi meets people during an election campaign rally in Imphal, Manipur.
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Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi meets people during an election campaign rally in Imphal, Manipur.

YSR Congress party’s Sharmila during her rally in Nellore, AP.
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YSR Congress party’s Sharmila during her rally in Nellore, AP.

Former Bangladeshi prime minister Khaleda Zia, center, arrives to appear before a court in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Wednesday, March 19, 2014. Zia and other leading opposition figures were indicted in two related corruption cases Wednesday that could further complicate the country`s tense political situation.
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Former Bangladeshi prime minister Khaleda Zia, center, arrives to appear before a court in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Wednesday, March 19, 2014. Zia and other leading opposition figures were indicted in two related corruption cases Wednesday that could further complicate the country`s tense political situation.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton talks with other guests before receiving the American Jewish Congress` lifetime achievement award  in New York.
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Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton talks with other guests before receiving the American Jewish Congress` lifetime achievement award in New York.

Manchester United`s Robin van Persie celebrates scoring their third goal, and his hat-trick against Olympiakos, with team-mate Wayne Rooney during the UEFA Champions League, Round of 16, second leg match at Old Trafford, Manchester, England.
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Manchester United`s Robin van Persie celebrates scoring their third goal, and his hat-trick against Olympiakos, with team-mate Wayne Rooney during the UEFA Champions League, Round of 16, second leg match at Old Trafford, Manchester, England.

Satirical sculptures burn during the traditional Fallas festival in Valencia, Spain.
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Satirical sculptures burn during the traditional Fallas festival in Valencia, Spain.

A man photographs a sculpture entitled `Mask II` by Australian artist Ron Mueck during the opening day for for exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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A man photographs a sculpture entitled `Mask II` by Australian artist Ron Mueck during the opening day for for exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

A model shows a creation from Joe Fresh while walking the runway during Toronto Fashion Week in Toronto.
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A model shows a creation from Joe Fresh while walking the runway during Toronto Fashion Week in Toronto.

Informal settlers and their families display placards as they hold a `noise barrage` protest at suburban Navotas north of Manila, Philippines to protest the possible demolition of their shanties which allegedly sits along the expansion of the highway.
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Informal settlers and their families display placards as they hold a `noise barrage` protest at suburban Navotas north of Manila, Philippines to protest the possible demolition of their shanties which allegedly sits along the expansion of the highway.

An Afghan Army solider and policeman drag the lifeless body of a suicide bomber from the scene after the Taliban staged a multi-pronged attack on a police station in Jalalabad, eastern Afghanistan.
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An Afghan Army solider and policeman drag the lifeless body of a suicide bomber from the scene after the Taliban staged a multi-pronged attack on a police station in Jalalabad, eastern Afghanistan.

A Chinese man working for a dog breeder bids farewell to two Tibetan mastiffs he had been caring for outside a hotel in Tongxiang city in east China`s Zhejiang province. A Chinese dog breeder said Thursday that a property developer paid him 18 million yuan ($3 million) for the Tibetan mastiff twins, highlighting how the breed has become a status symbol for China`s rich.
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A Chinese man working for a dog breeder bids farewell to two Tibetan mastiffs he had been caring for outside a hotel in Tongxiang city in east China`s Zhejiang province. A Chinese dog breeder said Thursday that a property developer paid him 18 million yuan ($3 million) for the Tibetan mastiff twins, highlighting how the breed has become a status symbol for China`s rich.

Sri Lankan government supporters from the former northern war zone area wave national flags and shout protest slogans outside the UN office in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
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Sri Lankan government supporters from the former northern war zone area wave national flags and shout protest slogans outside the UN office in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Indian Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid shakes hand with John William Ashe, President of the United Nations General Assembly at its 68th session, in New Delhi. Ashe is on a four day visit to India.
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Indian Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid shakes hand with John William Ashe, President of the United Nations General Assembly at its 68th session, in New Delhi. Ashe is on a four day visit to India.

US First Lady Michelle Obama gestures as she and her daughter Sasha leave their plane at Capital International Airport in Beijing. Michelle Obama has arrived in Beijing with her mother and daughters to kick off a seven-day, three-city tour where she will focus on education and cultural exchange.
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US First Lady Michelle Obama gestures as she and her daughter Sasha leave their plane at Capital International Airport in Beijing. Michelle Obama has arrived in Beijing with her mother and daughters to kick off a seven-day, three-city tour where she will focus on education and cultural exchange.

Special Public Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam flashes victory signs outside a court after the conviction of four men in the gang rape of a photojournalist in India`s financial capital last year, in Mumbai.
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Special Public Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam flashes victory signs outside a court after the conviction of four men in the gang rape of a photojournalist in India`s financial capital last year, in Mumbai.

Congress party leader Kapil Sibal and his wife Promila Sibal flash victory signs as supporters present them with flower bouquets after Sibal filed his nomination papers for the upcoming parliamentary elections in New Delhi.
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Congress party leader Kapil Sibal and his wife Promila Sibal flash victory signs as supporters present them with flower bouquets after Sibal filed his nomination papers for the upcoming parliamentary elections in New Delhi.

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama pose with suffering from leprosy peoples during his visit to Tahirpur Leprosy complex, in New Delhi.
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Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama pose with suffering from leprosy peoples during his visit to Tahirpur Leprosy complex, in New Delhi.

Sadhus playing Holi at a Mutt in Varanasi.
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Sadhus playing Holi at a Mutt in Varanasi.

External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid with Rahul Singh (3rd R) son of the eminent writer Khushwant Singh at cremation ground in New Delhi.
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External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid with Rahul Singh (3rd R) son of the eminent writer Khushwant Singh at cremation ground in New Delhi.

Rescue workers and onlookers are seen after a train crashed into a minibus near the Mediterranean port city of Mersin, Turkey.
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Rescue workers and onlookers are seen after a train crashed into a minibus near the Mediterranean port city of Mersin, Turkey.

Rahul Gandhi, speaks during an election campaign rally in Dharmshala.
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Rahul Gandhi, speaks during an election campaign rally in Dharmshala.

Pakistani journalists hold a sit-in protest before the Parliament demanding protection from the government to work in secured environment in Islamabad.
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Pakistani journalists hold a sit-in protest before the Parliament demanding protection from the government to work in secured environment in Islamabad.

Pakistan cricket team coach Moin Khan talks to Yuvraj Singh during a training session ahead of their ICC Twenty20 Cricket World Cup match in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
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Pakistan cricket team coach Moin Khan talks to Yuvraj Singh during a training session ahead of their ICC Twenty20 Cricket World Cup match in Dhaka, Bangladesh.