Day in Pics: 25th August

Aug 25, 2014, 09:59 AM IST
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A vendor sits beside idols of elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha as he awaits customers ahead of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Hyderabad.

A vendor sits beside idols of elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha as he awaits customers ahead of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Hyderabad.

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People with their eyes blindfolded join visually impaired people during a `Blind Walk` in Bangalore.

People with their eyes blindfolded join visually impaired people during a `Blind Walk` in Bangalore.

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Palestinians run to take cover after an Israeli strike hits a three-story building belonging to the Abdul Hadi family in Gaza City in the northern Gaza Strip.

Palestinians run to take cover after an Israeli strike hits a three-story building belonging to the Abdul Hadi family in Gaza City in the northern Gaza Strip.

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Serena Williams signs autographs after practicing ahead of the of the 2014 US Open tennis tournamen in New York.

Serena Williams signs autographs after practicing ahead of the of the 2014 US Open tennis tournamen in New York.

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A photograph of James Foley, the freelance journalist killed by the IS group, is seen during a memorial service in Irbil, 350 kilometers (220 miles) north of Baghdad, Iraq.

A photograph of James Foley, the freelance journalist killed by the IS group, is seen during a memorial service in Irbil, 350 kilometers (220 miles) north of Baghdad, Iraq.

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A carport is seen collapsed onto vehicles in Napa, Calif. Officials say an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.0 has been reported in California`s northern San Francisco Bay area.

A carport is seen collapsed onto vehicles in Napa, Calif. Officials say an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.0 has been reported in California`s northern San Francisco Bay area.

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FC Barcelona`s Lionel Messi from Argentina, second right, reacts after scoring against Elche during a Spanish La Liga soccer match at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain.

FC Barcelona`s Lionel Messi from Argentina, second right, reacts after scoring against Elche during a Spanish La Liga soccer match at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain.

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Mark Miles, bottom, CEO of Hulman and Co., participates in the Ice Bucket Challenge as the three winners of the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma IndyCar series auto race dump ice water on his head following the race in Sonoma, Calif.

Mark Miles, bottom, CEO of Hulman and Co., participates in the Ice Bucket Challenge as the three winners of the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma IndyCar series auto race dump ice water on his head following the race in Sonoma, Calif.

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A woman shows mortar shells, allegedly fired on a residential area from Pakistan`s side at Abdullia in Jammu.

A woman shows mortar shells, allegedly fired on a residential area from Pakistan`s side at Abdullia in Jammu.

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Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda addressing at ‘Vijay Sankalp Rally’ in Panipat.

Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda addressing at ‘Vijay Sankalp Rally’ in Panipat.

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BJP National President Amit Shah (C) MoS in Prime Minister`s Office Jitendra Singh (L) being welcomed by party workers during their visit in Jammu.

BJP National President Amit Shah (C) MoS in Prime Minister`s Office Jitendra Singh (L) being welcomed by party workers during their visit in Jammu.

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President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, walk with their daughter Malia, across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, following their arrival on Marine One helicopter. Obama returned to Washington after spending two weeks with his family on the island of Martha`s Vineyard.

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, walk with their daughter Malia, across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, following their arrival on Marine One helicopter. Obama returned to Washington after spending two weeks with his family on the island of Martha`s Vineyard.

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Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi speaks during a meeting with Myanmar artists at a restaurant in Yangon, Myanmar.

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi speaks during a meeting with Myanmar artists at a restaurant in Yangon, Myanmar.

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Britain’s Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg after laying a wreath at Amar Jawan Jyoti at the India Gate in New Delhi.

Britain’s Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg after laying a wreath at Amar Jawan Jyoti at the India Gate in New Delhi.

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Models pose with LG Electronics` 77-inch Ultra organic light-emitting diode (OLED) TV during a press unveiling in Seoul, South Korea.

Models pose with LG Electronics` 77-inch Ultra organic light-emitting diode (OLED) TV during a press unveiling in Seoul, South Korea.

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Hindu women devotees offer prayers to a peepal tree on the auspicious occasion of Somvati Amavasya in Allahabad.

Hindu women devotees offer prayers to a peepal tree on the auspicious occasion of Somvati Amavasya in Allahabad.

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Britain`s Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, poses for a photograph after paying obeisance at the Bangla Sahib Gurudwara or Sikh temple in New Delhi.

Britain`s Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, poses for a photograph after paying obeisance at the Bangla Sahib Gurudwara or Sikh temple in New Delhi.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping walks with Zimbabwe`s President Robert Mugabe during a welcome ceremony outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China.

Chinese President Xi Jinping walks with Zimbabwe`s President Robert Mugabe during a welcome ceremony outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China.

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Zimbabwean wicketkeeper Richard Mutumbami appeals in vain for the wicket of Australian batsman BJ Haddin at Harare Sports Club in Harare Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwean wicketkeeper Richard Mutumbami appeals in vain for the wicket of Australian batsman BJ Haddin at Harare Sports Club in Harare Zimbabwe.

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Protesters wear masks during a rally at Manila`s Rizal Park to demand the abolition of Government funds intended for the lawmakers to finance their projects known as `Pork Barrel Fund` in Manila, Philippines.

Protesters wear masks during a rally at Manila`s Rizal Park to demand the abolition of Government funds intended for the lawmakers to finance their projects known as `Pork Barrel Fund` in Manila, Philippines.

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Fire officials douse a fire at a building in Connaught Place in New Delhi. No casualties have been reported so far and the cause of the fire is not known. Fire officials believe that the blaze broke out due to a short circuit in the electric wiring at the NIIT Center.

Fire officials douse a fire at a building in Connaught Place in New Delhi. No casualties have been reported so far and the cause of the fire is not known. Fire officials believe that the blaze broke out due to a short circuit in the electric wiring at the NIIT Center.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Britain’s Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg during a meeting in New Delhi.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Britain’s Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg during a meeting in New Delhi.

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Former Bihar Chief Minister and Janata Dal (United) leader Nitish Kumar arrives for a press conference at his residence in Patna after Bihar bypoll results.

Former Bihar Chief Minister and Janata Dal (United) leader Nitish Kumar arrives for a press conference at his residence in Patna after Bihar bypoll results.

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Bharatiya Janata Party MP and Bollywood actor Hema Malini flags off an ambulance donated by Rotary Club in Mathura.

Bharatiya Janata Party MP and Bollywood actor Hema Malini flags off an ambulance donated by Rotary Club in Mathura.

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