Day in Pics: 23rd December

Dec 23, 2013, 08:39 AM IST
A Kashmiri man cuts a wooden log as he stands on a snow covered field on the outskirts of Srinagar, India.
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A Kashmiri man cuts a wooden log as he stands on a snow covered field on the outskirts of Srinagar, India.

Hafiz Saeed talks to anti-US cleric Samiul Haq during a jirga or grand meeting, in Peshawar, Pakistan.
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Hafiz Saeed talks to anti-US cleric Samiul Haq during a jirga or grand meeting, in Peshawar, Pakistan.

The Genesee Towers collapses on itself after demolition crews detonated charges to destroy the building on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013 in downtown Flint, Mich.
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The Genesee Towers collapses on itself after demolition crews detonated charges to destroy the building on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013 in downtown Flint, Mich.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, right, welcomes Italian Foreign Minister Emma Bonino, for their meeting in Tehran, Iran.
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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, right, welcomes Italian Foreign Minister Emma Bonino, for their meeting in Tehran, Iran.

This citizen journalism image provided by Aleppo Media Center, AMC, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows damages of a burned bus after a Syrian aircraft pummeled masaken hanano, an opposition neighborhood in the northern city of Aleppo, Syria.
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This citizen journalism image provided by Aleppo Media Center, AMC, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows damages of a burned bus after a Syrian aircraft pummeled masaken hanano, an opposition neighborhood in the northern city of Aleppo, Syria.

Brazil captain Bruna Beatriz, center, raises the championship cup while joined by teammates after their 5-0 victory over Chile during the final soccer match at the International Women`s Football Tournament in Brasilia, Brazil.
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Brazil captain Bruna Beatriz, center, raises the championship cup while joined by teammates after their 5-0 victory over Chile during the final soccer match at the International Women`s Football Tournament in Brasilia, Brazil.

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, left, and Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, candidate for the upcoming election for the mayor of Paris talk together prior to a French league one soccer match between Paris-Saint-Germain and Lille at Parc des Princes stadium in Paris.
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Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, left, and Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, candidate for the upcoming election for the mayor of Paris talk together prior to a French league one soccer match between Paris-Saint-Germain and Lille at Parc des Princes stadium in Paris.

Cars are seen off the side of the road that evidently spun out on I-43 northbound at N. Port Washington Rd. near Port Washington, Wis.
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Cars are seen off the side of the road that evidently spun out on I-43 northbound at N. Port Washington Rd. near Port Washington, Wis.

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama with daughter Sasha, third from right, and Malia, fourth from right sit with family members and friends during the Oregon State University versus University of Akron college basketball game at the Diamond Head Classic at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu.
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President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama with daughter Sasha, third from right, and Malia, fourth from right sit with family members and friends during the Oregon State University versus University of Akron college basketball game at the Diamond Head Classic at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu.

Former United States President George H. W. Bush, right, greets a Houston Texans cheerleader before an NFL football game against the New England Patriots.
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Former United States President George H. W. Bush, right, greets a Houston Texans cheerleader before an NFL football game against the New England Patriots.

This citizen journalism image provided by Aleppo Media Center, AMC, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows a destroyed building after a Syrian aircraft pummeled masaken hanano, an opposition neighborhood in the northern city of Aleppo, Syria.
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This citizen journalism image provided by Aleppo Media Center, AMC, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows a destroyed building after a Syrian aircraft pummeled masaken hanano, an opposition neighborhood in the northern city of Aleppo, Syria.

Thai anti-government protesters kick and hit at the drawing of Tharit Pengdit, chief of the Department of Special Investigation (DSI), after storming into his office during a rally in Bangkok.
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Thai anti-government protesters kick and hit at the drawing of Tharit Pengdit, chief of the Department of Special Investigation (DSI), after storming into his office during a rally in Bangkok.

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi meets people of Jat community at his residence in New Delhi.
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Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi meets people of Jat community at his residence in New Delhi.

AAP Convener Arvind Kejriwal with party leader Manish Sisodiya addressing the media after a party meeting at Kaushambi in Ghaziabad.
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AAP Convener Arvind Kejriwal with party leader Manish Sisodiya addressing the media after a party meeting at Kaushambi in Ghaziabad.

An Indian man dressed as Fuleco, mascot for the 2014 World Cup soccer tournament, greets spectators during the unveiling of the trophy for public display in Kolkata.
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An Indian man dressed as Fuleco, mascot for the 2014 World Cup soccer tournament, greets spectators during the unveiling of the trophy for public display in Kolkata.

A Kashmiri street vendor, covered in woolen clothes, waits for customers in Srinagar. Cold wave continued to sweep most parts of northern India with widespread snowfall in the hilly areas, according to news reports.
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A Kashmiri street vendor, covered in woolen clothes, waits for customers in Srinagar. Cold wave continued to sweep most parts of northern India with widespread snowfall in the hilly areas, according to news reports.

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova speaks to the media as she leaves the prison in Krasnoyarsk, Russia. The third member of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot has been released from custody following an amnesty law passed by parliament.
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Nadezhda Tolokonnikova speaks to the media as she leaves the prison in Krasnoyarsk, Russia. The third member of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot has been released from custody following an amnesty law passed by parliament.

A man from Lapland, Finland dressed as Santa Claus poses with a girl for souvenir photos to celebrate Christmas in downtown of Seoul, South Korea.
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A man from Lapland, Finland dressed as Santa Claus poses with a girl for souvenir photos to celebrate Christmas in downtown of Seoul, South Korea.

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