Day in Pics: 24th June

Jun 24, 2014, 09:09 AM IST
Hikers make their way past snow walls reaching as high as twenty feet along a hiking trail on Whistler mountain in Whistler, B.C.
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Hikers make their way past snow walls reaching as high as twenty feet along a hiking trail on Whistler mountain in Whistler, B.C.

Mourners chant slogans against the al-Qaida breakaway group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant after they bury 15 bodies in the village of Taza Khormato near the northern oil-rich city of Kirkuk, Iraq. U.S. teams of special forces going into Iraq after a three-year gap will face an aggressive insurgency, a splintering military and a precarious political situation as they help Iraqi security forces improve their ability to battle Sunni militants.
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Mourners chant slogans against the al-Qaida breakaway group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant after they bury 15 bodies in the village of Taza Khormato near the northern oil-rich city of Kirkuk, Iraq. U.S. teams of special forces going into Iraq after a three-year gap will face an aggressive insurgency, a splintering military and a precarious political situation as they help Iraqi security forces improve their ability to battle Sunni militants.

Indians walk during a dust storm on the banks of Sangam, the confluence of rivers the Ganges and the Yamuna in Allahabad.
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Indians walk during a dust storm on the banks of Sangam, the confluence of rivers the Ganges and the Yamuna in Allahabad.

A woman lays on the ground pretending to be a dead body in front of Brazil`s police during a protest against the money spent on the WCup 2014 and demanding better public services, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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A woman lays on the ground pretending to be a dead body in front of Brazil`s police during a protest against the money spent on the WCup 2014 and demanding better public services, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton greets a young girl at a book signing for her new book `Hard Choices,` her recounting of her time as President Barack Obama’s top diplomat, at the Tattered Cover Book store in Denver.
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Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton greets a young girl at a book signing for her new book `Hard Choices,` her recounting of her time as President Barack Obama’s top diplomat, at the Tattered Cover Book store in Denver.

First lady Michelle Obama gives a thumbs up at The White House Summit on Working Families at a hotel in Washington.
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First lady Michelle Obama gives a thumbs up at The White House Summit on Working Families at a hotel in Washington.

Kurdish regional President Massoud Barzani, right, speaks during a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at the presidential palace in Irbil, Iraq.
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Kurdish regional President Massoud Barzani, right, speaks during a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at the presidential palace in Irbil, Iraq.

Android robot Kodomoroid speaks during a press event at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan in Tokyo.
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Android robot Kodomoroid speaks during a press event at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan in Tokyo.

Gujarat chief minister,Anandiben Patel during the police passing out parade at Gujarat Police Academy in Karai near Ahmedabad.
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Gujarat chief minister,Anandiben Patel during the police passing out parade at Gujarat Police Academy in Karai near Ahmedabad.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj presents a certificate to director of passport sewa project in TCS, Shalini Mathur, as Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh looks on during the Passport Seva Divas (Passport Day) in New Delhi.
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External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj presents a certificate to director of passport sewa project in TCS, Shalini Mathur, as Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh looks on during the Passport Seva Divas (Passport Day) in New Delhi.

Former Congress MP Ramesh Kumar with party workers protest against the power and water crisis in Palam Colony, New Delhi.
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Former Congress MP Ramesh Kumar with party workers protest against the power and water crisis in Palam Colony, New Delhi.

Fire personnel dousing a fire that broke out in a commercial area in Imphal.
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Fire personnel dousing a fire that broke out in a commercial area in Imphal.

Some of class of Newport Beach Junior Lifeguards exit the ocean, in Newport Beach, Calif.
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Some of class of Newport Beach Junior Lifeguards exit the ocean, in Newport Beach, Calif.

A local youth takes a selfie photograph in front of Queen Elizabeth II during a visit to St George`s indoor market on in Belfast.
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A local youth takes a selfie photograph in front of Queen Elizabeth II during a visit to St George`s indoor market on in Belfast.

Army personnel display arms and ammunition recovered from Lashkir-e-Toiba (LeT) hideout during an anti-militant operation at Rajwara Forests in Kupwara.
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Army personnel display arms and ammunition recovered from Lashkir-e-Toiba (LeT) hideout during an anti-militant operation at Rajwara Forests in Kupwara.

England`s Joe Root plays a drive shot during day five of the Second Test Match between England and Sri Lanka at Headingley cricket ground, Leeds, England.
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England`s Joe Root plays a drive shot during day five of the Second Test Match between England and Sri Lanka at Headingley cricket ground, Leeds, England.

Britain`s Prince Harry places a medal on a young swimmer after an exhibition swim during his visit to the Minas Tenis Club where England`s Olympic team will practice during the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Prince Harry is in Brazil for the World Cup.
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Britain`s Prince Harry places a medal on a young swimmer after an exhibition swim during his visit to the Minas Tenis Club where England`s Olympic team will practice during the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Prince Harry is in Brazil for the World Cup.

Roger Federer of Switzerland plays a return to Paolo Lorenzi of Italy during their first round match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London.
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Roger Federer of Switzerland plays a return to Paolo Lorenzi of Italy during their first round match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London.

Indian construction worker Rajesh Kumar, one of 40 Indian workers abducted in the Iraqi city of Mosul by militants, with his families at Miran Sahib in Jammu.
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Indian construction worker Rajesh Kumar, one of 40 Indian workers abducted in the Iraqi city of Mosul by militants, with his families at Miran Sahib in Jammu.

AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal, Yogender Yadav and others take part in a dharna demanding justice for Bhagana Village (Haryana) rape victims at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi.
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AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal, Yogender Yadav and others take part in a dharna demanding justice for Bhagana Village (Haryana) rape victims at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi.

Preity Zinta arrives at BCCI headquarters in Mumbai.
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Preity Zinta arrives at BCCI headquarters in Mumbai.