Day in Pics: 24th March

Mar 24, 2013, 08:45 AM IST
Counter demonstrators throw smoke bombs and wave red flags as they protest against a rallyby the anti Muslim organization Swedish Defense League (SDL) in central Malmo, Sweden.
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Counter demonstrators throw smoke bombs and wave red flags as they protest against a rallyby the anti Muslim organization Swedish Defense League (SDL) in central Malmo, Sweden.

Cypriot soccer fans with an anti-bailout protest banner during the group E 2014 World Cup qualifying soccer match between Cyprus and Switzerland at GSP stadium in Nicosia, Cyprus.
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Cypriot soccer fans with an anti-bailout protest banner during the group E 2014 World Cup qualifying soccer match between Cyprus and Switzerland at GSP stadium in Nicosia, Cyprus.

A Bahraini anti-government protester holds a poster as riot police, unseen, fire tear gas outside the home of jailed human rights activist Nabeel Rajab in Bani Jamra, Bahrain.
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A Bahraini anti-government protester holds a poster as riot police, unseen, fire tear gas outside the home of jailed human rights activist Nabeel Rajab in Bani Jamra, Bahrain.

Serena Williams celebrates after defeating Ayumi Morita, of Japan, 6-3, 6-3, during the Sony Open tennis tournament, in Key Biscayne, Fla.
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Serena Williams celebrates after defeating Ayumi Morita, of Japan, 6-3, 6-3, during the Sony Open tennis tournament, in Key Biscayne, Fla.

New Zealand`s Neil Wagner celebrates the dismissal of England`s Matt Prior for 73, on the third day of the 3rd international cricket test, Eden Park, Auckland.
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New Zealand`s Neil Wagner celebrates the dismissal of England`s Matt Prior for 73, on the third day of the 3rd international cricket test, Eden Park, Auckland.

People ride bicycles past a Romanian gendarme during a protest in Bucharest, Romania.
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People ride bicycles past a Romanian gendarme during a protest in Bucharest, Romania.

A Filipino Catholic priest blesses palm fronds outside the Santo Domingo Church in suburban Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines during Palm Sunday rites.
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A Filipino Catholic priest blesses palm fronds outside the Santo Domingo Church in suburban Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines during Palm Sunday rites.

The US Navy`s Blue Angels perform their precision aerobatics over the Florida Keys during the Southernmost Air Spectacular at Naval Air Station Key West  in Key West, Fla.
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The US Navy`s Blue Angels perform their precision aerobatics over the Florida Keys during the Southernmost Air Spectacular at Naval Air Station Key West in Key West, Fla.

McLaren driver Jenson Button of Britain and his girlfriend Jessica Michibata arrive at the Malaysian Formula One Grand Prix in Sepang, Malaysia.
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McLaren driver Jenson Button of Britain and his girlfriend Jessica Michibata arrive at the Malaysian Formula One Grand Prix in Sepang, Malaysia.

An Indian Christian devotee attends a Palm Sunday Mass with others as he hold crosses made of blessed palms at St. Paul`s Church in Bangalore.
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An Indian Christian devotee attends a Palm Sunday Mass with others as he hold crosses made of blessed palms at St. Paul`s Church in Bangalore.

Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf salutes journalists as he arrives in his office for a press briefing before leaving to Karachi in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
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Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf salutes journalists as he arrives in his office for a press briefing before leaving to Karachi in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Formila One drivers, from left, Red Bull`s Sebastian Vettel of Germany, Ferrari`s Fernando Alonso of Spain, Ferrari`s Felipe Massa of Brazil and Mercedes` Lewis Hamilton of Britain race side by side during the start of the Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang.
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Formila One drivers, from left, Red Bull`s Sebastian Vettel of Germany, Ferrari`s Fernando Alonso of Spain, Ferrari`s Felipe Massa of Brazil and Mercedes` Lewis Hamilton of Britain race side by side during the start of the Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang.

Aung Min, a minister of the Myanmar president`s office, comforts Muslim refugees while visiting a shelter with Vijay Nambiar, the UN secretary-general`s special adviser on Myanmar, unseen, following ethnic unrest between Buddhists and Muslims, in Meikhtila, Mandalay division, Yangon.
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Aung Min, a minister of the Myanmar president`s office, comforts Muslim refugees while visiting a shelter with Vijay Nambiar, the UN secretary-general`s special adviser on Myanmar, unseen, following ethnic unrest between Buddhists and Muslims, in Meikhtila, Mandalay division, Yangon.

Pakistan`s Umar Akmal plays a shot during their one-day international cricket match against South Africa in Benoni, South Africa.
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Pakistan`s Umar Akmal plays a shot during their one-day international cricket match against South Africa in Benoni, South Africa.

Pope Francis celebrates Palm Sunday Mass, in St. Peter`s Square, at the Vatican.
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Pope Francis celebrates Palm Sunday Mass, in St. Peter`s Square, at the Vatican.

US Olympian Carl Lewis, warms up with Japanese young athletes in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture.
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US Olympian Carl Lewis, warms up with Japanese young athletes in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture.

A rescue volunteers pours water over a whale as a woman, left, covers its blow hole to prevent water from entering, at Noordhoek beach near the city of Cape Town, South Africa.
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A rescue volunteers pours water over a whale as a woman, left, covers its blow hole to prevent water from entering, at Noordhoek beach near the city of Cape Town, South Africa.

Belarusian opposition protesters carry portraits of various political prisoners during a rally in Minsk, Belarus.
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Belarusian opposition protesters carry portraits of various political prisoners during a rally in Minsk, Belarus.

Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, gestures upon his arrival to the Karachi airport, Pakistan.
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Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, gestures upon his arrival to the Karachi airport, Pakistan.