Day in Pics: 23rd August

Aug 23, 2013, 08:47 AM IST
Francena MCcorory, USA after winning the 400m during the IAAF Diamond League track and field contest at the Olympic Stadium in Stockholm, Sweden.
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Francena MCcorory, USA after winning the 400m during the IAAF Diamond League track and field contest at the Olympic Stadium in Stockholm, Sweden.

Australia`s cricket team captain Michael Clarke walks off the pitch at close of play due to bad light on the second day of the fifth Ashes cricket Test against England at the Oval cricket ground in London.
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Australia`s cricket team captain Michael Clarke walks off the pitch at close of play due to bad light on the second day of the fifth Ashes cricket Test against England at the Oval cricket ground in London.

Protestors demonstrate calling for increased funding for public schools.
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Protestors demonstrate calling for increased funding for public schools.

Real Madrid`s Raul Gonzalez Blanco is thrown in the air after the Santiago Bernabeu trophy soccer match between Real Madrid and Al Sadd at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium, in Madrid.
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Real Madrid`s Raul Gonzalez Blanco is thrown in the air after the Santiago Bernabeu trophy soccer match between Real Madrid and Al Sadd at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium, in Madrid.

President Barack Obama speaks about affordable college education at Henninger High School, in Syracuse, N.Y. Obama is on a two-day bus tour in upstate New York and Pennsylvania.
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President Barack Obama speaks about affordable college education at Henninger High School, in Syracuse, N.Y. Obama is on a two-day bus tour in upstate New York and Pennsylvania.

Tom Danielson, center, of the United States, holds a small lead in front of Tejay Von Garderen, of the United States, and Janier Acevedo, of Colombia, as the leaders rush toward the King of the Mountain finish at the top of Bachelor Gulch before making their descent and final climb toward the Beaver Creek, Colo.
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Tom Danielson, center, of the United States, holds a small lead in front of Tejay Von Garderen, of the United States, and Janier Acevedo, of Colombia, as the leaders rush toward the King of the Mountain finish at the top of Bachelor Gulch before making their descent and final climb toward the Beaver Creek, Colo.

A police officer works to clear a burning barricade set by protesters in Ventaquemada, central Colombia.
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A police officer works to clear a burning barricade set by protesters in Ventaquemada, central Colombia.

Salvage towing crews remove an overturned tour bus carrying gamblers to a casino on the 210 Southern California freeway injuring more than 50 people on board in Irwindale, Calif.
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Salvage towing crews remove an overturned tour bus carrying gamblers to a casino on the 210 Southern California freeway injuring more than 50 people on board in Irwindale, Calif.

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, is greeted by Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during his ceremonial reception at the Presidential Palace grounds in New Delhi.
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Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, is greeted by Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during his ceremonial reception at the Presidential Palace grounds in New Delhi.

Maharashtra state home minister R.R. Patil and Mumbai Commissioner of police Satyapal Singh talk to the media at Jaslok Hospital where a 22-year-old woman photojournalist is admitted after she was allegedly gang raped in Mumbai.
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Maharashtra state home minister R.R. Patil and Mumbai Commissioner of police Satyapal Singh talk to the media at Jaslok Hospital where a 22-year-old woman photojournalist is admitted after she was allegedly gang raped in Mumbai.

Roman Catholic priest Fr. Robert Reyes prepares to run blindfolded along with supporters to protest the recent pork barrel scandal which centered on a powerful businesswoman who allegedly collaborated with Philippine senators and congressmen in channeling the funds but went into hiding after she was charged with illegal detention of a whistle-blower, in Manila.
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Roman Catholic priest Fr. Robert Reyes prepares to run blindfolded along with supporters to protest the recent pork barrel scandal which centered on a powerful businesswoman who allegedly collaborated with Philippine senators and congressmen in channeling the funds but went into hiding after she was charged with illegal detention of a whistle-blower, in Manila.

Actress Ali Larter arrives at the LA Food and Wine Festival`s Festa Italiana with Giada de Laurentiis, in Los Angeles.
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Actress Ali Larter arrives at the LA Food and Wine Festival`s Festa Italiana with Giada de Laurentiis, in Los Angeles.

Protesters chant slogans during a demonstration outside the headquarters of the Petroleum Authority of Thailand (PTT) in Bangkok, Thailand.
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Protesters chant slogans during a demonstration outside the headquarters of the Petroleum Authority of Thailand (PTT) in Bangkok, Thailand.

Released Indian fishermen wait to leave for their country in Karachi.
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Released Indian fishermen wait to leave for their country in Karachi.

Wolodja, a young male polar bear plays in its enclosure at the animal park in Berlin-Friedrichsfelde, Germany.
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Wolodja, a young male polar bear plays in its enclosure at the animal park in Berlin-Friedrichsfelde, Germany.

England`s Joe Root plays a shot off the bowling of Australia`s Ryan Harris during play on the third day of the fifth Ashes cricket Test at the Oval cricket ground in London.
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England`s Joe Root plays a shot off the bowling of Australia`s Ryan Harris during play on the third day of the fifth Ashes cricket Test at the Oval cricket ground in London.

A woman holds a poster depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin during a protest in front of the Russian embassy in Madrid, Spain against Russia`s new law on gays.
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A woman holds a poster depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin during a protest in front of the Russian embassy in Madrid, Spain against Russia`s new law on gays.

Activists of Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) shout slogans during a protest against the government over the fall of the Indian rupee, in Hyderabad.
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Activists of Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) shout slogans during a protest against the government over the fall of the Indian rupee, in Hyderabad.

Ashok Singhal, leader of Vishwa Hindu Parishad addresses the media before leaving for Delhi in Allahabad.
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Ashok Singhal, leader of Vishwa Hindu Parishad addresses the media before leaving for Delhi in Allahabad.

Photojournalists hold placards as they protest against the gang rape of a 22-year-old woman photojournalist in Mumbai.
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Photojournalists hold placards as they protest against the gang rape of a 22-year-old woman photojournalist in Mumbai.

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh shakes hands with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki before a meeting in New Delhi.
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Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh shakes hands with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki before a meeting in New Delhi.

Lebanese men gather at the site of an explosion outside of a mosque, in the northern city of Tripoli, Lebanon.
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Lebanese men gather at the site of an explosion outside of a mosque, in the northern city of Tripoli, Lebanon.