Day in Pics: 21st August

Aug 21, 2014, 08:27 AM IST
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Indian Super League’s (ISL) “Kerala Blasters” marque player and manager David James and General Manger Viren D`Silva attend the international player draft of the ISL in Mumbai.

Indian Super League’s (ISL) “Kerala Blasters” marque player and manager David James and General Manger Viren D`Silva attend the international player draft of the ISL in Mumbai.

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Pakistan`s cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan talks over a phone as a camera-equipped drone hovers outside a parliament in Islamabad, Pakistan.

Pakistan`s cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan talks over a phone as a camera-equipped drone hovers outside a parliament in Islamabad, Pakistan.

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Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah talks to his supporters during a rally at a wedding hall in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah talks to his supporters during a rally at a wedding hall in Kabul, Afghanistan.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Governor of Maharashtra, K. Sankaranarayanan and Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways and Shipping, Nitin Gadkari unveiling the plaque to dedicate Mouda Super Thermal Power Project Stage-1 (1000 MW) to the nation in Mouda, Maharashtra.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Governor of Maharashtra, K. Sankaranarayanan and Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways and Shipping, Nitin Gadkari unveiling the plaque to dedicate Mouda Super Thermal Power Project Stage-1 (1000 MW) to the nation in Mouda, Maharashtra.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with BJP leader Arjun Munda during the inauguration of the Power Grid of 765/400 KV Ranchi Sub Station and launch of various programmes in Ranchi, Jharkhand.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with BJP leader Arjun Munda during the inauguration of the Power Grid of 765/400 KV Ranchi Sub Station and launch of various programmes in Ranchi, Jharkhand.

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People walk past cottage homes decorated with lanterns during the `Grand Illumination Night,` an annual tradition since 1868 when multitudes of paper lanterns are lit for one night in a historic neighborhood known as the `Camp Ground,` in Oak Bluffs, Mass., on the island of Martha`s Vineyard.

People walk past cottage homes decorated with lanterns during the `Grand Illumination Night,` an annual tradition since 1868 when multitudes of paper lanterns are lit for one night in a historic neighborhood known as the `Camp Ground,` in Oak Bluffs, Mass., on the island of Martha`s Vineyard.

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A visitor passes by an exhibit during the Dinosaurs exhibition in Belgrade, Serbia. `Dino Park` has opened at Belgrade’s Kalemegdan Fortress.

A visitor passes by an exhibit during the Dinosaurs exhibition in Belgrade, Serbia. `Dino Park` has opened at Belgrade’s Kalemegdan Fortress.

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A supporter of losing presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto shouts slogans during a protest near the Constitutional Court in Jakarta, Indonesia.

A supporter of losing presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto shouts slogans during a protest near the Constitutional Court in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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Female supporters of anti-government cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri react after his speech during a protest in front of the Parliament building, in Islamabad, Pakistan.

Female supporters of anti-government cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri react after his speech during a protest in front of the Parliament building, in Islamabad, Pakistan.

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Police stop activists of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) in Guwahati, Assam, as they protest against the ongoing violence in Golaghat town in the state.

Police stop activists of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) in Guwahati, Assam, as they protest against the ongoing violence in Golaghat town in the state.

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Hindu women belonging to the Dogra community swing a child as part of a ritual as they pray for the long life of their sons during the `Bacch Dua` festival in Jammu.

Hindu women belonging to the Dogra community swing a child as part of a ritual as they pray for the long life of their sons during the `Bacch Dua` festival in Jammu.

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Smoke, dust and debris rise after an Israeli strike hit Gaza City in the northern Gaza Strip.

Smoke, dust and debris rise after an Israeli strike hit Gaza City in the northern Gaza Strip.

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Pakistan`s cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan flashes victory sign to his supporters near the parliament area in Islamabad, Pakistan.

Pakistan`s cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan flashes victory sign to his supporters near the parliament area in Islamabad, Pakistan.

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After speaking with US President Barack Obama by phone, John and Diane Foley talk to reporters, outside their home in Rochester, N.H. Their son James Foley was abducted in November 2012 while covering the Syrian conflict. Islamic militants posted a video showing his murder on Tuesday and said they killed him because the US had launched airstrikes in northern Iraq.

After speaking with US President Barack Obama by phone, John and Diane Foley talk to reporters, outside their home in Rochester, N.H. Their son James Foley was abducted in November 2012 while covering the Syrian conflict. Islamic militants posted a video showing his murder on Tuesday and said they killed him because the US had launched airstrikes in northern Iraq.

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President Barack Obama smiles as he sits at the wheel of a golf cart while golfing at Vineyard Golf Club in Edgartown, Mass., on the island of Martha`s Vineyard.

President Barack Obama smiles as he sits at the wheel of a golf cart while golfing at Vineyard Golf Club in Edgartown, Mass., on the island of Martha`s Vineyard.

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This Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 photo released by the Bahamas Air Sea Rescue Association (BASRA) shows the remains of a plane that crashed on approach to Freeport on the island of Grand Bahama. Police in the Bahamas say four men who died in a small plane crash in the island chain were from Florida. The plane had flown from Ormond Beach Municipal Airport near Daytona Beach.

This Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 photo released by the Bahamas Air Sea Rescue Association (BASRA) shows the remains of a plane that crashed on approach to Freeport on the island of Grand Bahama. Police in the Bahamas say four men who died in a small plane crash in the island chain were from Florida. The plane had flown from Ormond Beach Municipal Airport near Daytona Beach.

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Mikhail Kukushkin, of Kazakhstan, reaches for a serve by John Isner, of the United States, at the Winston-Salem Open tennis tournament in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Mikhail Kukushkin, of Kazakhstan, reaches for a serve by John Isner, of the United States, at the Winston-Salem Open tennis tournament in Winston-Salem, N.C.

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France`s Claire Lavogez, right, is consoled by teammate Charlotte Saint Sans after the team`s 2-1 loss to Germany in a FIFA U-20 women`s World Cup semifinal in Montreal.

France`s Claire Lavogez, right, is consoled by teammate Charlotte Saint Sans after the team`s 2-1 loss to Germany in a FIFA U-20 women`s World Cup semifinal in Montreal.

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Argentine President Cristina Fernandez, right, talks to Adelmo J.J.Gabbi, president of the Buenos Aires Stock Exchange (BCBA), during the ceremony for the160th anniversary of the stock exchange in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez, right, talks to Adelmo J.J.Gabbi, president of the Buenos Aires Stock Exchange (BCBA), during the ceremony for the160th anniversary of the stock exchange in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Quentin Baker, from Crystal City, Mo. watches during a protest Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, for Michael Brown, who was killed by police Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Mo.

Quentin Baker, from Crystal City, Mo. watches during a protest Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, for Michael Brown, who was killed by police Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Mo.

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Tennis player Maria Sharapova and Steven Kolb attend the CFDA`s Fashion Targets Breast Cancer 20th Anniversary event at The Sky Room at The New Museum.

Tennis player Maria Sharapova and Steven Kolb attend the CFDA`s Fashion Targets Breast Cancer 20th Anniversary event at The Sky Room at The New Museum.

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Tennis player Serena Williams performs onstage at the Delta Open Mic with Serena Williams event in New York.

Tennis player Serena Williams performs onstage at the Delta Open Mic with Serena Williams event in New York.

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A woman, who declined to give her name, joins several hundred others in Oakland, Calif., during a protest against the shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year old by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo.

A woman, who declined to give her name, joins several hundred others in Oakland, Calif., during a protest against the shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year old by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo.

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Vehicles move slowly at a waterlogged road after heavy rains in Mumbai.

Vehicles move slowly at a waterlogged road after heavy rains in Mumbai.

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Former Punjab Chief Minister, Capt. Amrinder Singh and party candidate Preneet Kaur after casting votes for Patiala assembly bypoll, in Patiala.

Former Punjab Chief Minister, Capt. Amrinder Singh and party candidate Preneet Kaur after casting votes for Patiala assembly bypoll, in Patiala.

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