Day in Pics: 24th January

Jan 24, 2014, 09:15 AM IST
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A gas flare burns in a gas refinery at the South Pars gas field on the northern coast of Persian Gulf in Asalouyeh, Iran.

A gas flare burns in a gas refinery at the South Pars gas field on the northern coast of Persian Gulf in Asalouyeh, Iran.

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A Sadhu, or Hindu holy man, performs evening rituals at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati river, during the annual traditional fair ` Magh Mela` in Allahabad.

A Sadhu, or Hindu holy man, performs evening rituals at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati river, during the annual traditional fair ` Magh Mela` in Allahabad.

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Brazilian singer Claudia Leitte and rapper Pitbull pose at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Brazilian singer Claudia Leitte and rapper Pitbull pose at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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A firefighter walks past the rubble where fire destroyed a a seniors residence in L`Isle-Verte, Quebec.

A firefighter walks past the rubble where fire destroyed a a seniors residence in L`Isle-Verte, Quebec.

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President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks during an reception for the US Conference of Mayors in the East Room of the White House.

President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks during an reception for the US Conference of Mayors in the East Room of the White House.

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A sand sclupture of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose celebrate his birth anniversary in Cuttack.

A sand sclupture of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose celebrate his birth anniversary in Cuttack.

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England`s Ben Stokes plays a cut shot off the bowling of Australia`s Dan Christian during their one-day international cricket match in Perth, Australia.

England`s Ben Stokes plays a cut shot off the bowling of Australia`s Dan Christian during their one-day international cricket match in Perth, Australia.

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Rafael Nadal of Spain, right, and Roger Federer of Switzerland pose at the net before their semifinal at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia.

Rafael Nadal of Spain, right, and Roger Federer of Switzerland pose at the net before their semifinal at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia.

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Tanvi Nandkumar Ovhal of Maharashtra presents a bouquet to UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi at the National Bravery Awards 2013 function in New Delhi.

Tanvi Nandkumar Ovhal of Maharashtra presents a bouquet to UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi at the National Bravery Awards 2013 function in New Delhi.

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NCP President and Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar (R), with party leaders, filing his nomination papers for Rajya Sabha at Vidhan Bhavan in south Mumbai.

NCP President and Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar (R), with party leaders, filing his nomination papers for Rajya Sabha at Vidhan Bhavan in south Mumbai.

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Indian Air Force display fighter aircraft model Sukhoi-30 and UB-16-57 UM Rocket Pod during full dress rehearsal of Republic day parade in Kolkata.

Indian Air Force display fighter aircraft model Sukhoi-30 and UB-16-57 UM Rocket Pod during full dress rehearsal of Republic day parade in Kolkata.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi at the National Bravery Awards 2013 function in New Delhi.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi at the National Bravery Awards 2013 function in New Delhi.

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An Indonesian ethnic Chinese with a child watches a dragon dance during Chinese New Year celebrations at a shopping mall in Jakarta.

An Indonesian ethnic Chinese with a child watches a dragon dance during Chinese New Year celebrations at a shopping mall in Jakarta.

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British Prime Minister David Cameron, speaks during a session at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

British Prime Minister David Cameron, speaks during a session at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

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England`s Alastair Cook is congratulated by Australia`s James Pattinson on completion of their one day international cricket match in Perth, Australia. England defeated Australia by 57 runs.

England`s Alastair Cook is congratulated by Australia`s James Pattinson on completion of their one day international cricket match in Perth, Australia. England defeated Australia by 57 runs.

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Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates after defeating Roger Federer of Switzerland during their semifinal at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia.

Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates after defeating Roger Federer of Switzerland during their semifinal at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia.

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An Indian Santhal tribal woman carrying a child speaks to the media in connection with the gang rape of a woman at Subalpur village, in Birbhum district, about 180 kilometers (110 miles) north of Kolkata, the capital of the eastern Indian state of West Bengal.

An Indian Santhal tribal woman carrying a child speaks to the media in connection with the gang rape of a woman at Subalpur village, in Birbhum district, about 180 kilometers (110 miles) north of Kolkata, the capital of the eastern Indian state of West Bengal.

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A protester aims fireworks at police during clashes, in central Kiev, Ukraine.

A protester aims fireworks at police during clashes, in central Kiev, Ukraine.

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Anti-nuclear activists hold a banner and protest against the visit of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Mumbai. Abe is arriving Saturday on a three-day official visit to India and will also be the chief guest on India’s Republic Day parade, celebrated on Jan. 26.

Anti-nuclear activists hold a banner and protest against the visit of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Mumbai. Abe is arriving Saturday on a three-day official visit to India and will also be the chief guest on India’s Republic Day parade, celebrated on Jan. 26.

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Rahul Gandhi interacts with people to seek their opinion on party manifesto for Lok Sabha elections 2014, in Wardha.

Rahul Gandhi interacts with people to seek their opinion on party manifesto for Lok Sabha elections 2014, in Wardha.

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Illuminated Raisina Hill is reflected through the water of a fountain during the rehearsal for the Beating Retreat ceremony in New Delhi.

Illuminated Raisina Hill is reflected through the water of a fountain during the rehearsal for the Beating Retreat ceremony in New Delhi.

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