Day in Pics: 23rd February

Feb 23, 2014, 10:09 AM IST
Men`s slalom winners Austria`s Mario Matt (gold), center, and his teammate Austria`s Marcel Hirscher (silver), left, celebrate on the podium with bronze medal winner, Norway`s Henrik Kristoffersen, right, at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.
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Men`s slalom winners Austria`s Mario Matt (gold), center, and his teammate Austria`s Marcel Hirscher (silver), left, celebrate on the podium with bronze medal winner, Norway`s Henrik Kristoffersen, right, at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.

Joe Nemechek (87) and Ryan Reed (16) wreck in Turn 1 after the finish of the NASCAR Nationwide Series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla.
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Joe Nemechek (87) and Ryan Reed (16) wreck in Turn 1 after the finish of the NASCAR Nationwide Series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla.

Tirfi Tsegaye of Ethiopia crosses the finish line to win the women`s race of the Tokyo Marathon.
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Tirfi Tsegaye of Ethiopia crosses the finish line to win the women`s race of the Tokyo Marathon.

A group of masked men run for cover after riot police launched tear gas in Caracas, Venezuela.
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A group of masked men run for cover after riot police launched tear gas in Caracas, Venezuela.

Senior Kashmiri leader Shabir Ahmad Shah speaks as he is detained by police during a protest in Srinagar.
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Senior Kashmiri leader Shabir Ahmad Shah speaks as he is detained by police during a protest in Srinagar.

Venus Williams of the US, holds the trophy next to runner up Alize Cornet of France during the final match of Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.
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Venus Williams of the US, holds the trophy next to runner up Alize Cornet of France during the final match of Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.

Ronda Rousey, left, goes to hug her trainer Edmond Tarverdyan after defeating Sara McMann in a UFC 170 mixed martial arts women`s bantamweight title fight.
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Ronda Rousey, left, goes to hug her trainer Edmond Tarverdyan after defeating Sara McMann in a UFC 170 mixed martial arts women`s bantamweight title fight.

U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew delivers a closing statement to the media during a press conference at the G-20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting in Sydney.
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U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew delivers a closing statement to the media during a press conference at the G-20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting in Sydney.

Pope Francis holds up the book of the gospel during a mass in the St. Peter`s Basilica at the Vatican.
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Pope Francis holds up the book of the gospel during a mass in the St. Peter`s Basilica at the Vatican.

The team from Russia RUS-1, with Alexander Zubkov, foreground, Alexey Negodaylo, Dmitry Trunenkov, and Alexey Voevoda, react after their third run during the men`s four-man bobsled competition final at the 2014 Winter Olympics.
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The team from Russia RUS-1, with Alexander Zubkov, foreground, Alexey Negodaylo, Dmitry Trunenkov, and Alexey Voevoda, react after their third run during the men`s four-man bobsled competition final at the 2014 Winter Olympics.

A couple wearing wedding costumes races with heart-shaped balloons in the Tokyo Marathon.
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A couple wearing wedding costumes races with heart-shaped balloons in the Tokyo Marathon.

South Africa`s batsman Hashim Amla, raises his bat after reaching his century on the fourth day of their second cricket test match against Australia at St George`s Park in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
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South Africa`s batsman Hashim Amla, raises his bat after reaching his century on the fourth day of their second cricket test match against Australia at St George`s Park in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav flag-off the Samajwadi Party cycle rally in New Delhi.
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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav flag-off the Samajwadi Party cycle rally in New Delhi.

DPCC President Arvinder Singh Lovely along with party leader Shakeel Ahmad (L) and Haroon Yusuf during launch of the party`s `Pol Khol Abhiyan` against AAP , in New Delhi.
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DPCC President Arvinder Singh Lovely along with party leader Shakeel Ahmad (L) and Haroon Yusuf during launch of the party`s `Pol Khol Abhiyan` against AAP , in New Delhi.

Zimbabwe`s President Robert Mugabe delivers his speech during celebrations to mark his 90th birthday in Marondera about 100 kilometres east of Harare.
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Zimbabwe`s President Robert Mugabe delivers his speech during celebrations to mark his 90th birthday in Marondera about 100 kilometres east of Harare.

Former President APJ Abdul Kalam with President of Parmarth Niketan Rishikesh, Founder of Ganga Action Parivar (GAP) and Co-Founder of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA), Swami Chidanand Saraswati during a meeting in Rishikesh.
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Former President APJ Abdul Kalam with President of Parmarth Niketan Rishikesh, Founder of Ganga Action Parivar (GAP) and Co-Founder of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA), Swami Chidanand Saraswati during a meeting in Rishikesh.

Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi along with Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat waves to the supporters during a public meeting in Dehradun.
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Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi along with Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat waves to the supporters during a public meeting in Dehradun.