Day in Pics: 21st January

Jan 21, 2013, 08:35 AM IST
Palestinian activists sit by the fire in the village of Beit Iksa in the West Bank, between Ramallah and Jerusalem, seen in the background.
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Palestinian activists sit by the fire in the village of Beit Iksa in the West Bank, between Ramallah and Jerusalem, seen in the background.

Residents take to the streets to protest the results of the ODM primary elections, after they claimed that Ruth Odinga the younger sister of Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga had been declared the winning ODM candidate for the area`s gubernatorial seat, which could not be immediately verified.
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Residents take to the streets to protest the results of the ODM primary elections, after they claimed that Ruth Odinga the younger sister of Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga had been declared the winning ODM candidate for the area`s gubernatorial seat, which could not be immediately verified.

Japanese Parliamentary Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs Minoru Kiuchi, right, and Koichi Kawana, president of Japanese engineering firm JGC Corporation, bow towards the Ain Amenas gas facility a day after special forces stormed the plant to end a four-day siege, in Algeri.
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Japanese Parliamentary Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs Minoru Kiuchi, right, and Koichi Kawana, president of Japanese engineering firm JGC Corporation, bow towards the Ain Amenas gas facility a day after special forces stormed the plant to end a four-day siege, in Algeri.

Members of Turkey`s leftist unions stage a protest against the NATO Patriot Missile Defense Systems to protect Turkey in case neighboring Syria launches an attack, in Ankara, Turkey.
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Members of Turkey`s leftist unions stage a protest against the NATO Patriot Missile Defense Systems to protect Turkey in case neighboring Syria launches an attack, in Ankara, Turkey.

An Indian security man patrols near stranded vehicles on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway in Patnitop about 110 kilometers (63 miles) from Jammu.
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An Indian security man patrols near stranded vehicles on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway in Patnitop about 110 kilometers (63 miles) from Jammu.

President Barack Obama kisses first lady Michelle Obama as they speak to supporters and donors at an inaugural reception for the 57th Presidential Inauguration at The National Building Museum in Washington.
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President Barack Obama kisses first lady Michelle Obama as they speak to supporters and donors at an inaugural reception for the 57th Presidential Inauguration at The National Building Museum in Washington.

Protesters set fire to a mock model of the USS Guardian, a US Navy minesweeper which ran aground off Tubbataha Reef in southwestern Philippines, during a rally near the US Embassy in Manila to demand US troops pull out from the country.
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Protesters set fire to a mock model of the USS Guardian, a US Navy minesweeper which ran aground off Tubbataha Reef in southwestern Philippines, during a rally near the US Embassy in Manila to demand US troops pull out from the country.

Smoke rises from the building of Kabul traffic police headquarters during insurgents` attack, in Kabul, Afghanistan. Taliban insurgents wearing suicide vests attacked the headquarters before dawn Monday, police said.
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Smoke rises from the building of Kabul traffic police headquarters during insurgents` attack, in Kabul, Afghanistan. Taliban insurgents wearing suicide vests attacked the headquarters before dawn Monday, police said.

Activists of People`s Political Party (PPP) hold their party flag during a memorial service to mark the 23rd anniversary of an alleged massacre in Srinagar.
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Activists of People`s Political Party (PPP) hold their party flag during a memorial service to mark the 23rd anniversary of an alleged massacre in Srinagar.

Men watch as a woman protests outside the court where the accused in a gang rape of a 23-year-old woman are to be tried, in New Delhi.
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Men watch as a woman protests outside the court where the accused in a gang rape of a 23-year-old woman are to be tried, in New Delhi.

Backdropped by the iconic Tower Bridge, models is swimsuits play as they pose for the photographers on a pop-up `beach` amid the snow, during a photo-opportunity to promote a hotel chain, by the river Thames in London.
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Backdropped by the iconic Tower Bridge, models is swimsuits play as they pose for the photographers on a pop-up `beach` amid the snow, during a photo-opportunity to promote a hotel chain, by the river Thames in London.

Indian Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid, right shakes hands with his Australian counterpart Bob Carr during a joint press briefing after a meeting in New Delhi.
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Indian Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid, right shakes hands with his Australian counterpart Bob Carr during a joint press briefing after a meeting in New Delhi.

The driver`s cabins are seen destroyed after two regional trains crashed head on in Vienna, Austria.
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The driver`s cabins are seen destroyed after two regional trains crashed head on in Vienna, Austria.

A.P Singh, lawyer for one of the accused, speaks to journalists outside the Saket district court complex where the five men facing charges of rape and murder of a 23-year-old woman aboard a moving bus in the capital last month stand trial, in New Delhi.
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A.P Singh, lawyer for one of the accused, speaks to journalists outside the Saket district court complex where the five men facing charges of rape and murder of a 23-year-old woman aboard a moving bus in the capital last month stand trial, in New Delhi.

An Afghan security officers takes position, as smoke rises from the building of the Kabul traffic police headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan.
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An Afghan security officers takes position, as smoke rises from the building of the Kabul traffic police headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan.

A supporter of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko take part in a rally outside Ukraine`s Presidential office in Kiev, Ukraine.
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A supporter of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko take part in a rally outside Ukraine`s Presidential office in Kiev, Ukraine.

Nepalese women attend a literacy class for women in Basundhara, Katmandu.
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Nepalese women attend a literacy class for women in Basundhara, Katmandu.

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, left, and his wife Grace attend the burial of Deputy President John Nkomo, at the Heroes Acre, in Harare, Zimbabwe.
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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, left, and his wife Grace attend the burial of Deputy President John Nkomo, at the Heroes Acre, in Harare, Zimbabwe.

An Indian soldier yawns, center, as he and others take a break during preparations for the upcoming Republic Day parade, near the Presidential Palace in New Delhi.
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An Indian soldier yawns, center, as he and others take a break during preparations for the upcoming Republic Day parade, near the Presidential Palace in New Delhi.

President Barack Obama, waves as he walks with his daughters Sasha and Malia, first lady Michelle Obama and mother-in-law Marian Robinson, to St. John`s Church in Washington.
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President Barack Obama, waves as he walks with his daughters Sasha and Malia, first lady Michelle Obama and mother-in-law Marian Robinson, to St. John`s Church in Washington.