Day in Pics: 21st May

May 21, 2013, 08:46 AM IST
Man Booker International Prize finalist U R Ananthamurthy of India, posing during a photo call at the Southbank Centre, in central London.
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Man Booker International Prize finalist U R Ananthamurthy of India, posing during a photo call at the Southbank Centre, in central London.

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer speaks during a news conference in New York. Yahoo edged up 31 cents, or 1.2 percent, to $26.83 after the Internet company said it was buying online blogging forum Tumblr for $1.1 billion.
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Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer speaks during a news conference in New York. Yahoo edged up 31 cents, or 1.2 percent, to $26.83 after the Internet company said it was buying online blogging forum Tumblr for $1.1 billion.

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, center, joins other members of the LGBT community and their supporters gather to speak out after a string a bias attacks, including the fatal shooting of 32-year old Mark Carson on Saturday, during a rally in New York`s Greenwich Village.
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City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, center, joins other members of the LGBT community and their supporters gather to speak out after a string a bias attacks, including the fatal shooting of 32-year old Mark Carson on Saturday, during a rally in New York`s Greenwich Village.

Houston Astros third baseman Matt Dominguez (30) receives high fives in the dugout after hitting a three-run home run against the Kansas City Royals in the fourth inning during a baseball game, in Houston.
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Houston Astros third baseman Matt Dominguez (30) receives high fives in the dugout after hitting a three-run home run against the Kansas City Royals in the fourth inning during a baseball game, in Houston.

Chix Choix Cleopatra Eurydice, a Lhasa Apso dog wins the second place in the Best In Show 2013 contest on the closing day of the World Dog Show in Budapest, Hungary.
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Chix Choix Cleopatra Eurydice, a Lhasa Apso dog wins the second place in the Best In Show 2013 contest on the closing day of the World Dog Show in Budapest, Hungary.

This image released by NASA shows a hole in a Martian rock drilled by the NASA rover Curiosity on May 19. It’s the second drilling by the spacecraft since landing in August 2012.
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This image released by NASA shows a hole in a Martian rock drilled by the NASA rover Curiosity on May 19. It’s the second drilling by the spacecraft since landing in August 2012.

A man bangs pot lids, one of them with the photograph of the Portuguese Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho, as others shout slogans during a protest outside Lisbon`s Belem presidential palace where a meeting of the State Council is taking place.
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A man bangs pot lids, one of them with the photograph of the Portuguese Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho, as others shout slogans during a protest outside Lisbon`s Belem presidential palace where a meeting of the State Council is taking place.

Actors Marion Cotillard, left, and Zoe Saldana pose for photographers during a photo call for the film Blood Ties at the 66th international film festival, in Cannes.
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Actors Marion Cotillard, left, and Zoe Saldana pose for photographers during a photo call for the film Blood Ties at the 66th international film festival, in Cannes.

A tornado moves past homes in Moore, Okla. A monstrous tornado roared through the Oklahoma City suburbs, flattening entire neighborhoods with winds up to 200 mph, setting buildings on fire and landing a direct blow on an elementary school.
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A tornado moves past homes in Moore, Okla. A monstrous tornado roared through the Oklahoma City suburbs, flattening entire neighborhoods with winds up to 200 mph, setting buildings on fire and landing a direct blow on an elementary school.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai, second left, receives an honorary degree from his Indian counterpart Pranab Mukherjee, second right, at the Lovely Professional University in Jalandhar, India.
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Afghan President Hamid Karzai, second left, receives an honorary degree from his Indian counterpart Pranab Mukherjee, second right, at the Lovely Professional University in Jalandhar, India.

Indonesia`s Yuswandari Aprilia returns a shots against China`s Li Xuerui during 2013 Sudirman Cup world mixed team badminton championships in Kuala Lumpur.
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Indonesia`s Yuswandari Aprilia returns a shots against China`s Li Xuerui during 2013 Sudirman Cup world mixed team badminton championships in Kuala Lumpur.

Newly appointed Indonesian Finance Minister Chatib Basri, left, is congratulated by Trade Minister Gita Wirjawan after his swearing in ceremony at the State Palace in Jakarta, Indonesia.
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Newly appointed Indonesian Finance Minister Chatib Basri, left, is congratulated by Trade Minister Gita Wirjawan after his swearing in ceremony at the State Palace in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Raha Moharrak, who became the first Saudi Arabian woman to scale the world`s highest peak Mount Everest, waves to media after arriving at the Tribhuvan domestic airport in Katmandu, Nepal.
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Raha Moharrak, who became the first Saudi Arabian woman to scale the world`s highest peak Mount Everest, waves to media after arriving at the Tribhuvan domestic airport in Katmandu, Nepal.

Members of Indonesian Workers Union (SPSI) pray during a solidarity rally for the victims of the collapsed mine at a Freeport Indonesia`s mining area in Papua province, outside the Ministry of Energy And Natural Resources in Jakarta, Indonesia.
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Members of Indonesian Workers Union (SPSI) pray during a solidarity rally for the victims of the collapsed mine at a Freeport Indonesia`s mining area in Papua province, outside the Ministry of Energy And Natural Resources in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Cristine Prosperi arrives at the LA premiere of
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Cristine Prosperi arrives at the LA premiere of "Nicky Deuce" at the ArcLight Hollywood, in Los Angeles.

Divers approach a Leopard Ray perched against the glass of an exhibit, in Singapore at the Marine Life Park at Resorts World, one of the city-state`s newest tourist attractions which opened late 2012.
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Divers approach a Leopard Ray perched against the glass of an exhibit, in Singapore at the Marine Life Park at Resorts World, one of the city-state`s newest tourist attractions which opened late 2012.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, poses with President Pranab Mukherjee before a meeting at the Indian Presidential Palace in New Delhi. Keqiang is on a three-day visit to discuss bilateral and trade ties.
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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, poses with President Pranab Mukherjee before a meeting at the Indian Presidential Palace in New Delhi. Keqiang is on a three-day visit to discuss bilateral and trade ties.

Congress party leader Rahul Gandhi, holds the hand of Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dixit at a prayer meeting to mark the death anniversary of his father and former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi at his memorial in New Delhi.
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Congress party leader Rahul Gandhi, holds the hand of Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dixit at a prayer meeting to mark the death anniversary of his father and former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi at his memorial in New Delhi.

Spain`s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, shakes hands with former US President Bill Clinton during a meeting at the Moncloa Palace, in Madrid.
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Spain`s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, shakes hands with former US President Bill Clinton during a meeting at the Moncloa Palace, in Madrid.

With Philippine Marines in the background, Philippine President Benigno Aquino III addresses the media shortly after leading the 115th Philippine Navy anniversary celebration at Fort San Felipe, Cavite city, southwest of Manila.
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With Philippine Marines in the background, Philippine President Benigno Aquino III addresses the media shortly after leading the 115th Philippine Navy anniversary celebration at Fort San Felipe, Cavite city, southwest of Manila.

A Sri Lankan trade union activist shouts slogans during a protest in Ratmalana, on the outskirts of Colombo, Sri Lanka.
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A Sri Lankan trade union activist shouts slogans during a protest in Ratmalana, on the outskirts of Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Rahul Gandhi, sits with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, at a prayer meeting to mark the death anniversary of his father and former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi at his memorial in New Delhi. Rajiv Gandhi was killed in a suicide bomb attack on May 21, 1991 in Tamil Nadu during a poll campaign.
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Rahul Gandhi, sits with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, at a prayer meeting to mark the death anniversary of his father and former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi at his memorial in New Delhi. Rajiv Gandhi was killed in a suicide bomb attack on May 21, 1991 in Tamil Nadu during a poll campaign.

This undated photo released by the Korean Central News Agency, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, visits the Breeding Station No. 621 of the Korean People`s Army under construction at an undisclosed location of North Korea.
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This undated photo released by the Korean Central News Agency, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, visits the Breeding Station No. 621 of the Korean People`s Army under construction at an undisclosed location of North Korea.

A member of Friends of Snakes Society displays a snake for children on the eve of International Biodiversity day in Hyderabad.
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A member of Friends of Snakes Society displays a snake for children on the eve of International Biodiversity day in Hyderabad.

Gujarat state Chief Minister Narendra Modi, greets as he arrives to attend the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Parliamentary board meeting in New Delhi.
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Gujarat state Chief Minister Narendra Modi, greets as he arrives to attend the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Parliamentary board meeting in New Delhi.

Italian businessman Marcello di Finizio stands by his banner with writings against the Italian Government and the Euro as he protests on St. Peter`s 130-meter-high (42-feet-high) dome, at the Vatican.
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Italian businessman Marcello di Finizio stands by his banner with writings against the Italian Government and the Euro as he protests on St. Peter`s 130-meter-high (42-feet-high) dome, at the Vatican.

Police officer gestures to fellow policemen during a protest in Srinagar.
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Police officer gestures to fellow policemen during a protest in Srinagar.

Shantakumaran Sreesanth walks towards a court in New Delhi. India`s top court has asked the Board of Control for Cricket (BCCI) to wrap up in two weeks its investigation into alleged spot-fixing in the ongoing domestic Twenty20 league.
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Shantakumaran Sreesanth walks towards a court in New Delhi. India`s top court has asked the Board of Control for Cricket (BCCI) to wrap up in two weeks its investigation into alleged spot-fixing in the ongoing domestic Twenty20 league.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, applauds at an interaction with the media during his visit to the Tata Consultancy Services office in Mumbai. Li told Indian business leaders Tuesday that developing stronger economic ties between their two nations would have huge benefits for both sides.
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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, applauds at an interaction with the media during his visit to the Tata Consultancy Services office in Mumbai. Li told Indian business leaders Tuesday that developing stronger economic ties between their two nations would have huge benefits for both sides.

People go through the debris near Telephone Road and SW 4th Street after a tornado moves through Moore, Okla.
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People go through the debris near Telephone Road and SW 4th Street after a tornado moves through Moore, Okla.

President Barack Obama accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden, talks about the Oklahoma tornado and severe weather, in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington.
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President Barack Obama accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden, talks about the Oklahoma tornado and severe weather, in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington.

Footballer Wayne Rooney leaves Liverpool Women`s Hospital after the birth of his second son named Klay Anthony, Liverpool, England.
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Footballer Wayne Rooney leaves Liverpool Women`s Hospital after the birth of his second son named Klay Anthony, Liverpool, England.

Indian President Pranab Mukherjee listens to Afghan President Hamid Karzai during a meeting at the Indian Presidential Palace in New Delhi.
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Indian President Pranab Mukherjee listens to Afghan President Hamid Karzai during a meeting at the Indian Presidential Palace in New Delhi.