Day in Pics: 24th May

May 24, 2014, 11:15 AM IST
Fire fighters douse a fire that broke out in a lift in Nagpur.
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Fire fighters douse a fire that broke out in a lift in Nagpur.

Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray with the newly-elected party MPs at a function at Lonavala in Mumbai.
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Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray with the newly-elected party MPs at a function at Lonavala in Mumbai.

India`s Saina Nehwal reacts after beating Japan`s Minatsu Mitani in the Uber Cup semifinals in New Delhi.
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India`s Saina Nehwal reacts after beating Japan`s Minatsu Mitani in the Uber Cup semifinals in New Delhi.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Aklhilesh Yadav with spiritual preacher Morari Bapu (right) and author Anwar Jalalpuri releasing the latter`s book `Urdu Shayari me Geeta` in Lucknow.
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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Aklhilesh Yadav with spiritual preacher Morari Bapu (right) and author Anwar Jalalpuri releasing the latter`s book `Urdu Shayari me Geeta` in Lucknow.

Soccer fans take a selfie during the Brazilian league soccer match between Fluminense and Flamengo, at the Maracana stadium, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Soccer fans take a selfie during the Brazilian league soccer match between Fluminense and Flamengo, at the Maracana stadium, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

President Barack Obama, center, announces the nomination of San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, far left, to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to replace current Secretary Shaun Donovan, second from the left, in the State Dinning Room of the White House in Washington.
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President Barack Obama, center, announces the nomination of San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, far left, to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to replace current Secretary Shaun Donovan, second from the left, in the State Dinning Room of the White House in Washington.

During his Chicago stop of the Old Spice Scent Responsibly tour, the world-famous `Old Spice Guy` Isaiah Mustafa poses with the cheerleaders from Morton West High School, in Berwyn, Illinois, after an assembly to teach students how not to overspray.
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During his Chicago stop of the Old Spice Scent Responsibly tour, the world-famous `Old Spice Guy` Isaiah Mustafa poses with the cheerleaders from Morton West High School, in Berwyn, Illinois, after an assembly to teach students how not to overspray.

Protesters clash with police after a funeral ceremony for Ugur Kurt in Istanbul, Turkey.
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Protesters clash with police after a funeral ceremony for Ugur Kurt in Istanbul, Turkey.

A Japanese rocket H-2A carrying an earth observation satellite is launched from the Tanegashima Space Center in southern Japan.
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A Japanese rocket H-2A carrying an earth observation satellite is launched from the Tanegashima Space Center in southern Japan.

A diver, dressed as a mermaid, prepares to interact with a child following a performance to celebrate a religious festival known as `Santacruzan` at the Manila Ocean Park, the country`s largest oceanarium.
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A diver, dressed as a mermaid, prepares to interact with a child following a performance to celebrate a religious festival known as `Santacruzan` at the Manila Ocean Park, the country`s largest oceanarium.

Serena Williams of the US, returns the ball during a training session for the French Open tennis tournament, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris.
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Serena Williams of the US, returns the ball during a training session for the French Open tennis tournament, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris.

A miniature artist creates a picture of Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi with glasses used for serving tea to congratulate him ahead of his swearing-in ceremony, in Amritsar.
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A miniature artist creates a picture of Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi with glasses used for serving tea to congratulate him ahead of his swearing-in ceremony, in Amritsar.

Shazia Ilmi, one of the founder members of the Aam Aadmi Party, showing her resignation letter at a press conference in New Delhi.
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Shazia Ilmi, one of the founder members of the Aam Aadmi Party, showing her resignation letter at a press conference in New Delhi.

An aerial view of the holy Muslim Shiite shrine of Imam Moussa al-Kadhim, as pilgrims gather during preparations for the annual commemoration of the saint`s death in the Shiite district of Kazimiyah in Baghdad, Iraq.
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An aerial view of the holy Muslim Shiite shrine of Imam Moussa al-Kadhim, as pilgrims gather during preparations for the annual commemoration of the saint`s death in the Shiite district of Kazimiyah in Baghdad, Iraq.

A woman shouts names of victims during a rally to demand the government to seek the truth in poor handling of the sinking of the ferry Sewol, in Seoul, South Korea.
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A woman shouts names of victims during a rally to demand the government to seek the truth in poor handling of the sinking of the ferry Sewol, in Seoul, South Korea.

Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh Nabam Tuki bids farewell to outgoing Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at PM House in New Delhi.
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Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh Nabam Tuki bids farewell to outgoing Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at PM House in New Delhi.