Day in Pics: 26th February

Feb 26, 2013, 08:06 AM IST
An Afghani boy, Ahmad Shah, 7, displays bootleg movies for sale along a road side in Jalalabad, Afghanistan.
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An Afghani boy, Ahmad Shah, 7, displays bootleg movies for sale along a road side in Jalalabad, Afghanistan.

Children walk during a candlelight vigil to pay respects to the victims of Thursday`s twin bomb blasts in Hyderabad.
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Children walk during a candlelight vigil to pay respects to the victims of Thursday`s twin bomb blasts in Hyderabad.

President Barack Obama addresses the National Governors Association in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington.
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President Barack Obama addresses the National Governors Association in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington.

A devotee prays to the Sun God as others take holy dips at Sangam, the confluence of the Rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati on Maghi Purnima, or the full-moon day, considered an auspicious bathing day, during the Maha Kumbh festival in Allahabad.
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A devotee prays to the Sun God as others take holy dips at Sangam, the confluence of the Rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati on Maghi Purnima, or the full-moon day, considered an auspicious bathing day, during the Maha Kumbh festival in Allahabad.

A Sri Lankan traditional drummers perform during the annual Buddhist temple festival of the Gangaramaya temple in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
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A Sri Lankan traditional drummers perform during the annual Buddhist temple festival of the Gangaramaya temple in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Italian Premier Mario Monti talks to the media during a press conference in his party headquarters, in Rome.
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Italian Premier Mario Monti talks to the media during a press conference in his party headquarters, in Rome.

South Korean President Park Geun-hye, left, shakes hands with Britain`s Minister of State at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office Hugo Swire as Denmark`s Foreign Minister Villy Sovndal watches before their meeting at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea.
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South Korean President Park Geun-hye, left, shakes hands with Britain`s Minister of State at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office Hugo Swire as Denmark`s Foreign Minister Villy Sovndal watches before their meeting at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea.

Followers pray in front of Buddha statues at the Kyaik Kauk pagoda in Thanlyin, on the outskirts of Yangon, Myanmar.
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Followers pray in front of Buddha statues at the Kyaik Kauk pagoda in Thanlyin, on the outskirts of Yangon, Myanmar.

Eman C. Villanueva, secretary general of the United Filipinos in Hong Kong and other supporters of the Filipino migrants organizations hold placards outside the Court of Final Appeal in Hong Kong.
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Eman C. Villanueva, secretary general of the United Filipinos in Hong Kong and other supporters of the Filipino migrants organizations hold placards outside the Court of Final Appeal in Hong Kong.

A university students and labor rights activists protest outside the store in Hong Kong. The protesters were demonstrating against allegedly harsh labor practices facing workers who are employed by suppliers of Apple Inc and demanded the suppliers to improve the working conditions.
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A university students and labor rights activists protest outside the store in Hong Kong. The protesters were demonstrating against allegedly harsh labor practices facing workers who are employed by suppliers of Apple Inc and demanded the suppliers to improve the working conditions.

Traffic slows in near blizzard conditions along I-70 near Lawrence, Kan. The winter storm could be the worst in the Midwest since the Groundhog Day blizzard that started Feb. 1, 2011, forced the closure of Interstate 70 across Missouri due to white-out conditions.
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Traffic slows in near blizzard conditions along I-70 near Lawrence, Kan. The winter storm could be the worst in the Midwest since the Groundhog Day blizzard that started Feb. 1, 2011, forced the closure of Interstate 70 across Missouri due to white-out conditions.

Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal arrives at the Indian Parliament to present the annual railway budget in New Delhi.
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Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal arrives at the Indian Parliament to present the annual railway budget in New Delhi.

Papers related to the railway budget are inspected before being taken inside the Indian Parliament as Indian Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal presents the annual railway budget in New Delhi.
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Papers related to the railway budget are inspected before being taken inside the Indian Parliament as Indian Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal presents the annual railway budget in New Delhi.

The fool moon is seen above the St. Peter`s Basilica at the Vatican.
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The fool moon is seen above the St. Peter`s Basilica at the Vatican.

Sultan of Sulu Jamalul Kiram III, center, and brother Ismael Kiram II, right, listens as Hadja Celia Kiram, wife of Jamalul, speaks to reporters at his house in suburban Taguig, south of Manila.
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Sultan of Sulu Jamalul Kiram III, center, and brother Ismael Kiram II, right, listens as Hadja Celia Kiram, wife of Jamalul, speaks to reporters at his house in suburban Taguig, south of Manila.

An Egyptian rescue worker collects remains near the scene of a balloon crash outside al-Dhabaa village, just west of the city of Luxor, south of Cairo. A hot air balloon flying over Egypt`s ancient city of Luxor caught fire and crashed into a sugar cane field on Tuesday, killing at least 18 foreign tourists.
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An Egyptian rescue worker collects remains near the scene of a balloon crash outside al-Dhabaa village, just west of the city of Luxor, south of Cairo. A hot air balloon flying over Egypt`s ancient city of Luxor caught fire and crashed into a sugar cane field on Tuesday, killing at least 18 foreign tourists.

South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi smile during a press briefing after the Nobel laureates` meeting at her residence in Yangon, Myanmar.
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South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi smile during a press briefing after the Nobel laureates` meeting at her residence in Yangon, Myanmar.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon speaks at the youth event of the 5th global forum of the United Nations alliance of civilizations in Vienna, Austria.
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UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon speaks at the youth event of the 5th global forum of the United Nations alliance of civilizations in Vienna, Austria.

An important Italian silver Torah crown and pair of Torah finals from the Michael and Judy Steinhardt Judaica collection are displayed at a pre-auction show organized by Sotheby`s in Moscow, Russia.
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An important Italian silver Torah crown and pair of Torah finals from the Michael and Judy Steinhardt Judaica collection are displayed at a pre-auction show organized by Sotheby`s in Moscow, Russia.

Andy Palmer, executive vice president of Nissan Motor Co., poses next to the new Nissan Teana after it was unveiled in Guangzhou in south China`s Guangdong province.
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Andy Palmer, executive vice president of Nissan Motor Co., poses next to the new Nissan Teana after it was unveiled in Guangzhou in south China`s Guangdong province.

Bangladeshi protesters march to submit a memorandum demanding the immediate arrest of Mahmudur Rahman, acting Editor of a Bangla newspaper Amar Desh, accusing him of spreading communal hatred and instigating violence through the newspaper, in Dhaka.
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Bangladeshi protesters march to submit a memorandum demanding the immediate arrest of Mahmudur Rahman, acting Editor of a Bangla newspaper Amar Desh, accusing him of spreading communal hatred and instigating violence through the newspaper, in Dhaka.

Policemen check belongings of motorists at a traffic signal after security was enhanced following Thursday’s dual bomb attacks in Hyderabad.
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Policemen check belongings of motorists at a traffic signal after security was enhanced following Thursday’s dual bomb attacks in Hyderabad.