Day in Pics: 25th June

Jun 25, 2013, 08:45 AM IST
A dog waits to be sold for meat in a market in Yulin in south China`s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. At least 10 million dogs are believed to be killed for consumption of their meat in China annually, predominantly in South China and Northeast China, according to Humane Society International.
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A dog waits to be sold for meat in a market in Yulin in south China`s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. At least 10 million dogs are believed to be killed for consumption of their meat in China annually, predominantly in South China and Northeast China, according to Humane Society International.

Miami Heat forward Shane Battier, foreground puts on a horse head mask as an unidentified person in a mask dances behind him, during a celebration for season ticket holders at the American Airlines Arena in Miami.
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Miami Heat forward Shane Battier, foreground puts on a horse head mask as an unidentified person in a mask dances behind him, during a celebration for season ticket holders at the American Airlines Arena in Miami.

Pilar Diaz, left, and her daughter Julieta Gonzalez, the mother of Jennifer Robles, one of twelve youth who went missing at an after-hours bar, weep during a press conference in Mexico City.
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Pilar Diaz, left, and her daughter Julieta Gonzalez, the mother of Jennifer Robles, one of twelve youth who went missing at an after-hours bar, weep during a press conference in Mexico City.

Pippa Middleton, right, the sister of Britain`s Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton, takes her seat alongside Princess Michael of Kent, front left, and actress Felicity Kendall at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon.
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Pippa Middleton, right, the sister of Britain`s Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton, takes her seat alongside Princess Michael of Kent, front left, and actress Felicity Kendall at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon.

Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic returns to Coco Vandeweghe of the United States during their Women`s first round singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London.
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Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic returns to Coco Vandeweghe of the United States during their Women`s first round singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London.

President Barack Obama, flanked by Cecilia Muñoz, director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, left, and senior White House adviser Valerie Jarrett, speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington.
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President Barack Obama, flanked by Cecilia Muñoz, director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, left, and senior White House adviser Valerie Jarrett, speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington.

Actress Angelina Jolie makes her debut before the Security Council at the UN headquarters as a special envoy for refugees to urge the world`s nations to make the fight against rape in war a top priority.
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Actress Angelina Jolie makes her debut before the Security Council at the UN headquarters as a special envoy for refugees to urge the world`s nations to make the fight against rape in war a top priority.

Afghans chant anti-government slogans after burning a truck, believed to be owned by foreigners during a demonstration in Kabul, Afghanistan.
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Afghans chant anti-government slogans after burning a truck, believed to be owned by foreigners during a demonstration in Kabul, Afghanistan.

James Gregory and his daughters Autumn and Rayanna wade through water on Coventry Court in their east side apartment complex, Ashley Pointe, in Evansville, Ind. after they try to get back home because the roads were impassable.
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James Gregory and his daughters Autumn and Rayanna wade through water on Coventry Court in their east side apartment complex, Ashley Pointe, in Evansville, Ind. after they try to get back home because the roads were impassable.

John Kerry jokes with Nahush Katti and Vikram Arun, of DoctorOn LLC, who both recently graduated high school and will attend universities in the US, after listening to presentations from Indian inventors during a tour of exhibits in the
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John Kerry jokes with Nahush Katti and Vikram Arun, of DoctorOn LLC, who both recently graduated high school and will attend universities in the US, after listening to presentations from Indian inventors during a tour of exhibits in the "Green and Affordable Innovation" event.

Chicago Blackhawks fans celebrate after the Blackhawks beat the Boston Bruins 3-2 in Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals in Boston.
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Chicago Blackhawks fans celebrate after the Blackhawks beat the Boston Bruins 3-2 in Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals in Boston.

US veteran Leo G. Ruffing from Portsmouth, Va., uses a tablet PC to takes pictures during a ceremony to mark the 63rd anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War in Seoul, South Korea.
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US veteran Leo G. Ruffing from Portsmouth, Va., uses a tablet PC to takes pictures during a ceremony to mark the 63rd anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War in Seoul, South Korea.

Smoke rises from the eastern gate of the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan. The Taliban said they have hit one of the most secure areas of the Afghan capital with a suicide attack, as a series of explosions rocked the gate leading into the presidential palace.
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Smoke rises from the eastern gate of the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan. The Taliban said they have hit one of the most secure areas of the Afghan capital with a suicide attack, as a series of explosions rocked the gate leading into the presidential palace.

Malaysian King Sultan Abdul Halim Mu`adzam Shah, center, shakes hands with members of Parliament during the opening of the 13th parliament session at the Parliament house in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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Malaysian King Sultan Abdul Halim Mu`adzam Shah, center, shakes hands with members of Parliament during the opening of the 13th parliament session at the Parliament house in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Lawmakers occupy the legislature floor, preventing the session while near-by guest Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng speaks to lawmakers and human rights supporters at an auditorium at the legislature compound in Taipei, Taiwan.
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Lawmakers occupy the legislature floor, preventing the session while near-by guest Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng speaks to lawmakers and human rights supporters at an auditorium at the legislature compound in Taipei, Taiwan.

Iraqis inspect the aftermath of a car bomb attack at Baghdad`s mostly Shiite neighborhood of Husseiniyah, Iraq.
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Iraqis inspect the aftermath of a car bomb attack at Baghdad`s mostly Shiite neighborhood of Husseiniyah, Iraq.

Afghan security force members investigate nearby the entrance gate of the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan.
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Afghan security force members investigate nearby the entrance gate of the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan.

US Secretary of State John Kerry greets children during a meet and greet with staff and families from Embassy New Delhi.
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US Secretary of State John Kerry greets children during a meet and greet with staff and families from Embassy New Delhi.

Locals unload woods from a truck to be loaded on to an Indian Air force helicopter, in Gauchar, in northern Indian state of Uttarakhand.
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Locals unload woods from a truck to be loaded on to an Indian Air force helicopter, in Gauchar, in northern Indian state of Uttarakhand.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress Party President Sonia Gandhi and Chief Minster Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah wave to the crowd during the foundation stone lying ceremony of the 850 MW Rattle hydro power project in Kishtwar district of the Jammu.
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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress Party President Sonia Gandhi and Chief Minster Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah wave to the crowd during the foundation stone lying ceremony of the 850 MW Rattle hydro power project in Kishtwar district of the Jammu.

Otsile Maenetja, 3, and her brother Orapeleng Maenetja, 9, look at some of the other get-well cards left after leaving their own, at the entrance to the Mediclinic Heart Hospital where former South African President Nelson Mandela is being treated in Pretoria, South Africa.
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Otsile Maenetja, 3, and her brother Orapeleng Maenetja, 9, look at some of the other get-well cards left after leaving their own, at the entrance to the Mediclinic Heart Hospital where former South African President Nelson Mandela is being treated in Pretoria, South Africa.

Lebanese army soldiers stand guard near the Bilal bin Rabbah mosque where Sunni cleric Sheik Ahmad al-Assir preaches, in the southern port city of Sidon, Lebanon.
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Lebanese army soldiers stand guard near the Bilal bin Rabbah mosque where Sunni cleric Sheik Ahmad al-Assir preaches, in the southern port city of Sidon, Lebanon.

Models wear creations for Giorgio Armani men`s Spring-Summer 2014 collection, part of the Milan Fashion Week, unveiled in Milan, Italy.
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Models wear creations for Giorgio Armani men`s Spring-Summer 2014 collection, part of the Milan Fashion Week, unveiled in Milan, Italy.

Anna Schmiedlova of Slovakia serves to Samantha Stosur of Australia during their Women`s first round singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon.
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Anna Schmiedlova of Slovakia serves to Samantha Stosur of Australia during their Women`s first round singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon.

A man struggles with his umbrella as waves lash the shore during high tide in Mumbai.
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A man struggles with his umbrella as waves lash the shore during high tide in Mumbai.

Visitors enjoy an art installation by Argentinan artist Leandro Erlich in London. Internationally known for his captivating, three-dimensional visual illusions, Argentine artist Leandro Erlich has been commissioned to create a new installation in Dalston, London.
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Visitors enjoy an art installation by Argentinan artist Leandro Erlich in London. Internationally known for his captivating, three-dimensional visual illusions, Argentine artist Leandro Erlich has been commissioned to create a new installation in Dalston, London.

Sudarshan Pattnaik gives finishing touches to a sand sculpture of former South African President Nelson Mandela with a message, at a beach in Puri.
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Sudarshan Pattnaik gives finishing touches to a sand sculpture of former South African President Nelson Mandela with a message, at a beach in Puri.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress Party President Sonia Gandhi and Chief Minster of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah release a postal stamp of Kashmiri poet Peerzada Ghulam Ahmad Mehjoor.
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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress Party President Sonia Gandhi and Chief Minster of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah release a postal stamp of Kashmiri poet Peerzada Ghulam Ahmad Mehjoor.