Day in Pics: 26th April

Apr 26, 2014, 10:57 AM IST
Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during a swearing-in ceremony in the Benjamin Franklin Room of the State Department in Washington.
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Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during a swearing-in ceremony in the Benjamin Franklin Room of the State Department in Washington.

Members of SNAP (Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests), from left, David D`Bonnabel from Austria, President Barbara Blaine from the US, Nicky Davis from Australia, and Miguel Hurtado from Spain read a letter denouncing abuses in Rome.
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Members of SNAP (Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests), from left, David D`Bonnabel from Austria, President Barbara Blaine from the US, Nicky Davis from Australia, and Miguel Hurtado from Spain read a letter denouncing abuses in Rome.

Michael Phelps starts the 50-meter freestyle preliminary heat during the Arena Grand Prix swim event, in Mesa, Ariz.
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Michael Phelps starts the 50-meter freestyle preliminary heat during the Arena Grand Prix swim event, in Mesa, Ariz.

Women dressed in traditional Portuguese clothes sing a song about emigration after a march that celebrated the 40th anniversary of the 25th April revolution that restore the democracy in Portugal in 1974, in Lisbon.
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Women dressed in traditional Portuguese clothes sing a song about emigration after a march that celebrated the 40th anniversary of the 25th April revolution that restore the democracy in Portugal in 1974, in Lisbon.

Stagecoach festival goers Nick Powaser and Amanda Hoj greet each other on the Empire Polo Field on day one of the 2014 Stagecoach Music Festival.
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Stagecoach festival goers Nick Powaser and Amanda Hoj greet each other on the Empire Polo Field on day one of the 2014 Stagecoach Music Festival.

Ukrainians hold lit candles commemorating the 28th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in Kiev, Ukraine.
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Ukrainians hold lit candles commemorating the 28th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in Kiev, Ukraine.

US President Barack Obama is briefed by US-ROK Combined Forces Command officers including U.S. Army Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, right, Commander UNC/CFC/USFK, at the US Army Garrison Yongsan, South Korea.
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US President Barack Obama is briefed by US-ROK Combined Forces Command officers including U.S. Army Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, right, Commander UNC/CFC/USFK, at the US Army Garrison Yongsan, South Korea.

Held by college sumo wrestlers, a couple of babies get ready for their Naki Sumo or Crying Baby Contest at Sensoji Buddhist temple in Tokyo.
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Held by college sumo wrestlers, a couple of babies get ready for their Naki Sumo or Crying Baby Contest at Sensoji Buddhist temple in Tokyo.

Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernandez, left, and Pope Francis exchange gifts on the occasion of their private audience at the Vatican.
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Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernandez, left, and Pope Francis exchange gifts on the occasion of their private audience at the Vatican.

Taiwanese people stage a sit-in protest against the planned construction on the fourth nuclear power plant to be completed on the 28th memorial day of Chernobyl nuclear disaster, in Taipei.
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Taiwanese people stage a sit-in protest against the planned construction on the fourth nuclear power plant to be completed on the 28th memorial day of Chernobyl nuclear disaster, in Taipei.

Congress President Sonia Gandhi is presented a sword by party candidate Vijay Inder Singla as party leader Rajinder Kaur Bhattal and others look on during an election rally in Barnala.
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Congress President Sonia Gandhi is presented a sword by party candidate Vijay Inder Singla as party leader Rajinder Kaur Bhattal and others look on during an election rally in Barnala.

Swami Agnivesh and other religious leaders during a prayer meeting for Tibetan Peoples` Movement for Middle Way in Jantar Mantar, New Delhi.
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Swami Agnivesh and other religious leaders during a prayer meeting for Tibetan Peoples` Movement for Middle Way in Jantar Mantar, New Delhi.

Congress candidate Capt. Amarinder Singh and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh`s brother Surjit Singh Singh Kohli addresses a press conference in Amritsar.
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Congress candidate Capt. Amarinder Singh and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh`s brother Surjit Singh Singh Kohli addresses a press conference in Amritsar.

Members of Valmiki Samaj and Congress workers burning the effigy of Baba Ramdev during a protest over his remarks on Rahul Gandhi in Patiala.
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Members of Valmiki Samaj and Congress workers burning the effigy of Baba Ramdev during a protest over his remarks on Rahul Gandhi in Patiala.

South Korean Buddhist monks carry lanterns in a parade for cherishing the memory of deceased persons and safe return of passengers aboard the sunken ferry boat Sewol during the Lotus Lantern Festival for upcoming birthday of Buddha on May 6, on a street in Seoul, South Korea.
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South Korean Buddhist monks carry lanterns in a parade for cherishing the memory of deceased persons and safe return of passengers aboard the sunken ferry boat Sewol during the Lotus Lantern Festival for upcoming birthday of Buddha on May 6, on a street in Seoul, South Korea.

US President Barack Obama, stands with Malaysian King Sultan Abdul Halim Mu`adzam Shah, second from left, and Malaysian Queen Haminah Hamidun and Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak before a State Dinner at National Palace in Kuala Lumpur.
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US President Barack Obama, stands with Malaysian King Sultan Abdul Halim Mu`adzam Shah, second from left, and Malaysian Queen Haminah Hamidun and Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak before a State Dinner at National Palace in Kuala Lumpur.

Russia`s Maria Sharapova celebrates after winning her semifinal match against Sara Errani of Italy at the Porsche tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart, Germany.
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Russia`s Maria Sharapova celebrates after winning her semifinal match against Sara Errani of Italy at the Porsche tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart, Germany.