Day in Pics: 22nd December

Dec 22, 2013, 08:36 AM IST
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Muslim activists burn an effigy of US President Barack Obama during a protest outside the US consulate in Chennai, India.

Muslim activists burn an effigy of US President Barack Obama during a protest outside the US consulate in Chennai, India.

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Pope Francis speaks with a child during his visit at the Bambino Gesu` pediatric hospital, in Rome.

Pope Francis speaks with a child during his visit at the Bambino Gesu` pediatric hospital, in Rome.

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Pro-European Union activists warm themselves around a bonfire during the rally on Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine.

Pro-European Union activists warm themselves around a bonfire during the rally on Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine.

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A woman poses for photos during a protest against a topless ban on the Ipanema beach, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

A woman poses for photos during a protest against a topless ban on the Ipanema beach, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Britain`s Stuart Hall, left, lands a punch to South Africa`s Vusi Malinga during their IBF bantamweight title fight at the First Direct Arena, in Leeds, England.

Britain`s Stuart Hall, left, lands a punch to South Africa`s Vusi Malinga during their IBF bantamweight title fight at the First Direct Arena, in Leeds, England.

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New Zealand celebrate their series win over the West Indies in the third cricket test, at Seddon Park, in Hamilton, New Zealand.

New Zealand celebrate their series win over the West Indies in the third cricket test, at Seddon Park, in Hamilton, New Zealand.

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A man walks through a snow-covered park in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. A major freezing rain weather front is moving through the eastern part of Canada.

A man walks through a snow-covered park in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. A major freezing rain weather front is moving through the eastern part of Canada.

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President Barack Obama, right, waves while escorting the first lady Michelle Obama, left, to meet various well wishers after disembarking Air Force One at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Honolulu.

President Barack Obama, right, waves while escorting the first lady Michelle Obama, left, to meet various well wishers after disembarking Air Force One at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Honolulu.

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Palestinians dance the Dabka, an Arab folk line dance, with mock weapons made from wood at a rally marking the 46th anniversary of the founding of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), in the West Bank village of Maythalun, near Jenin.

Palestinians dance the Dabka, an Arab folk line dance, with mock weapons made from wood at a rally marking the 46th anniversary of the founding of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), in the West Bank village of Maythalun, near Jenin.

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Typhoon survivors pray while attending a dawn Mass in anticipation of Christmas in Tacloban, Philippines.  Many Filipinos attend nine consecutive dawn Masses before Christmas as part of traditional practice in this largely Roman Catholic nation.

Typhoon survivors pray while attending a dawn Mass in anticipation of Christmas in Tacloban, Philippines. Many Filipinos attend nine consecutive dawn Masses before Christmas as part of traditional practice in this largely Roman Catholic nation.

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Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa celebrates Christmas at a function in Chennai.

Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa celebrates Christmas at a function in Chennai.

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A queue of stranded trucks on the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway, which was closed for vehicular traffic due to heavy snowfall in Qazigund, 69 kms from Srinagar.

A queue of stranded trucks on the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway, which was closed for vehicular traffic due to heavy snowfall in Qazigund, 69 kms from Srinagar.

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Thai anti-government protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban holds clenched fists during a march with his supporters in Bangkok, Thailand.

Thai anti-government protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban holds clenched fists during a march with his supporters in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Former cricketer Sourav Ganguly felicitated by the East Bengal team members during the pre-centenary celebrations of East Bengal club at Salt Lake stadium in Kolkata.

Former cricketer Sourav Ganguly felicitated by the East Bengal team members during the pre-centenary celebrations of East Bengal club at Salt Lake stadium in Kolkata.

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Anti-nuclear protesters gather at a rally in Tokyo.

Anti-nuclear protesters gather at a rally in Tokyo.

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Kenyans gather around the remains of a house which lies on train tracks next to a train carriage on its side, after a cargo train derailed in Nairobi, Kenya.

Kenyans gather around the remains of a house which lies on train tracks next to a train carriage on its side, after a cargo train derailed in Nairobi, Kenya.

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Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah presenting the best all rounder trophy to Constable Sutender Kumar during CRPF`s attestation cum-passing out parade at Humhama in Srinagar.

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah presenting the best all rounder trophy to Constable Sutender Kumar during CRPF`s attestation cum-passing out parade at Humhama in Srinagar.

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Former Indian Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly during FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour in Kolkata.

Former Indian Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly during FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour in Kolkata.

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President of India Pranab Mukherjee with Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N.Kiran Kumar Reddy during their meeting in Secundrabad.

President of India Pranab Mukherjee with Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N.Kiran Kumar Reddy during their meeting in Secundrabad.

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AICC Vice President Rahul Gandhi having tea with the residents of Muzaffarnagar Victim Family Camp in Samli.

AICC Vice President Rahul Gandhi having tea with the residents of Muzaffarnagar Victim Family Camp in Samli.

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AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal speaks at Gole Market public meeting in New Delhi.

AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal speaks at Gole Market public meeting in New Delhi.

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Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi poses with a life size wax figure of himself in Mumbai.

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi poses with a life size wax figure of himself in Mumbai.

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Congress President Sonia Gandhi meets people of Jat community at her residence in New Delhi.

Congress President Sonia Gandhi meets people of Jat community at her residence in New Delhi.

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Tennis player Leander Paes during a training session for children in Mumbai.

Tennis player Leander Paes during a training session for children in Mumbai.

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BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi with party president Rajnath Singh and leaders Nitin Gadkari, Gopinath Munde at the Maha Garjana rally in Mumbai.

BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi with party president Rajnath Singh and leaders Nitin Gadkari, Gopinath Munde at the Maha Garjana rally in Mumbai.

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