Day in Pics: 22nd December

Dec 22, 2012, 10:54 AM IST
Sitar maestro Ravi Shankar`s wife Sukanya Rajan, daughter Anoushka Shankar and daughter Norah Jones leave after a memorial service for Indian Sitar maestro Ravi Shankar in Encinitas, Calif.
1/15

Sitar maestro Ravi Shankar`s wife Sukanya Rajan, daughter Anoushka Shankar and daughter Norah Jones leave after a memorial service for Indian Sitar maestro Ravi Shankar in Encinitas, Calif.

A security guard holding a hockey stick grabs looter at a gas station on the outskirts of Buenos Aires. Two people were killed as looters ransacked supermarkets in Santa Fe province.
2/15

A security guard holding a hockey stick grabs looter at a gas station on the outskirts of Buenos Aires. Two people were killed as looters ransacked supermarkets in Santa Fe province.

Firefighters battle a blaze at EHC Industries, Inc. at Westmoreland County Technology Park in Mount Pleasant, Pa.
3/15

Firefighters battle a blaze at EHC Industries, Inc. at Westmoreland County Technology Park in Mount Pleasant, Pa.

President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Malia and Sasha walk from Marine One to board Air Force One in Andrews Air Force Base, Md., en route to a holiday vacation in Honolulu.
4/15

President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Malia and Sasha walk from Marine One to board Air Force One in Andrews Air Force Base, Md., en route to a holiday vacation in Honolulu.

South Koreans wearing Santa Claus costumes exercise before taking part in the Santa Marathon race in Seoul.
5/15

South Koreans wearing Santa Claus costumes exercise before taking part in the Santa Marathon race in Seoul.

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is greeted by her supporters on her arrival at Yangon Airport in Yangon, before she departs for Kawthaung, southern part of Myanmar and border region with Thailand.
6/15

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is greeted by her supporters on her arrival at Yangon Airport in Yangon, before she departs for Kawthaung, southern part of Myanmar and border region with Thailand.

Pakistani Islamic cleric Tahir Mahmood Ashrafi joins Bishop Ishaque Mazhar and Pakistan`s cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan with other minority leaders to cut a cake during an interfaith Christmas dinner in Islamabad.
7/15

Pakistani Islamic cleric Tahir Mahmood Ashrafi joins Bishop Ishaque Mazhar and Pakistan`s cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan with other minority leaders to cut a cake during an interfaith Christmas dinner in Islamabad.

Visitors enjoy Christmas illuminations at Tokyo`s Shiodome district.
8/15

Visitors enjoy Christmas illuminations at Tokyo`s Shiodome district.

A veiled Egyptian woman casts her vote at a polling station in the second round of a referendum on a disputed constitution drafted by Islamist supporters of president Mohammed Morsi, in Giza, Egypt.
9/15

A veiled Egyptian woman casts her vote at a polling station in the second round of a referendum on a disputed constitution drafted by Islamist supporters of president Mohammed Morsi, in Giza, Egypt.

students hold placards and shout slogans during a protest rally in Guwahati.
10/15

students hold placards and shout slogans during a protest rally in Guwahati.

Afghan president Hamid Karzai speaks at a press conference in Kabul.
11/15

Afghan president Hamid Karzai speaks at a press conference in Kabul.

President Barack Obama arrives with first lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha at Honolulu Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Honolulu, for the start of their holiday vacation.
12/15

President Barack Obama arrives with first lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha at Honolulu Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Honolulu, for the start of their holiday vacation.

A school girl dressed as Santa Claus distributes sweets as others watch during Christmas and New Year celebrations in Allahabad.
13/15

A school girl dressed as Santa Claus distributes sweets as others watch during Christmas and New Year celebrations in Allahabad.

A plainclothes Sri Lankan officer removes handcuffs of a Chinese man who was allegedly arrested for a currency scam, outside a court complex in Colombo.
14/15

A plainclothes Sri Lankan officer removes handcuffs of a Chinese man who was allegedly arrested for a currency scam, outside a court complex in Colombo.

Italian marines Salvatore Girone, Massimiliano Latorre are flanked by Italian Navy chief of staff admiral Luigi Pinelli Mantelli as they arrive at the Ciampino Rome airport from Kochi.
15/15

Italian marines Salvatore Girone, Massimiliano Latorre are flanked by Italian Navy chief of staff admiral Luigi Pinelli Mantelli as they arrive at the Ciampino Rome airport from Kochi.