Day in Pics: 26th March

Mar 26, 2013, 08:35 AM IST
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Cyprus` President Nicos Anastasiades speaks during a live, televised address to the nation from the Presidential Palace in the capital Nicosia, Cyprus.

Cyprus` President Nicos Anastasiades speaks during a live, televised address to the nation from the Presidential Palace in the capital Nicosia, Cyprus.

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New Zealand`s Neil Wagner, right, celebrates after taking the wicket of England`s Ian Bell, left, for 75 on the fifth day of the 3rd international cricket test, at Eden Park, in Auckland, New Zealand.

New Zealand`s Neil Wagner, right, celebrates after taking the wicket of England`s Ian Bell, left, for 75 on the fifth day of the 3rd international cricket test, at Eden Park, in Auckland, New Zealand.

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Klara Zakopalova, of the Czech Republic, returns to Maria Sharpova, of Russia, during the Sony Open Tennis tournament in Key Biscayne, Fla.

Klara Zakopalova, of the Czech Republic, returns to Maria Sharpova, of Russia, during the Sony Open Tennis tournament in Key Biscayne, Fla.

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Indian widows throw flowers during Holi celebrations, or the festival of colors, at an event organized by the NGO Sulabh at the Meera Sahbhagini Ashram in Vrindavan, India.

Indian widows throw flowers during Holi celebrations, or the festival of colors, at an event organized by the NGO Sulabh at the Meera Sahbhagini Ashram in Vrindavan, India.

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A statue atop a monument representing Cyprus` liberty, seen standing as the moon rises behind, in capital Nicosia, Cyprus.

A statue atop a monument representing Cyprus` liberty, seen standing as the moon rises behind, in capital Nicosia, Cyprus.

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President Barack Obama signs legislation under the Antiquities Act designating five new National Monuments, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington.

President Barack Obama signs legislation under the Antiquities Act designating five new National Monuments, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington.

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South Korean protesters shout slogans during a rally to mark the third anniversary of the sinking of South Korean naval ship

South Korean protesters shout slogans during a rally to mark the third anniversary of the sinking of South Korean naval ship "Cheonan" which killed 46 South Korean sailors, in Seoul.

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Smoke billows skyward after eight suicide bombers attacked a police headquarters in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, Afghanistan, killing five police officers and wounding four others, a security official said.

Smoke billows skyward after eight suicide bombers attacked a police headquarters in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, Afghanistan, killing five police officers and wounding four others, a security official said.

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A Hindu devotee, his tongue pierced with a metal rod, participates in a religious procession during Panguni Uthiram festival in Ahmedabad.

A Hindu devotee, his tongue pierced with a metal rod, participates in a religious procession during Panguni Uthiram festival in Ahmedabad.

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Models show new Grid Girl uniform ahead of the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix on Tuesday March 26, 2013 in Shanghai. This year marks the 10th anniversary of China`s F1 which will take place on April 14 at the Shanghai International Circuit.

Models show new Grid Girl uniform ahead of the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix on Tuesday March 26, 2013 in Shanghai. This year marks the 10th anniversary of China`s F1 which will take place on April 14 at the Shanghai International Circuit.

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US Secretary of State John Kerry reacts as Zahra Mahmoodi, captain of Afghanistan`s women`s national soccer team, bounces an Afghan-made soccer ball off her head as Kerry meets with women-owners of the ball-making company and other Afghan women entrepreneurs at the US Embassy in Kabul.

US Secretary of State John Kerry reacts as Zahra Mahmoodi, captain of Afghanistan`s women`s national soccer team, bounces an Afghan-made soccer ball off her head as Kerry meets with women-owners of the ball-making company and other Afghan women entrepreneurs at the US Embassy in Kabul.

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Foreign tourists dance as they celebrate Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, in Katmandu.

Foreign tourists dance as they celebrate Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, in Katmandu.

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Thai dancers introduce a brand-new Toyota Vios on the press day of the Bangkok Motor Show.

Thai dancers introduce a brand-new Toyota Vios on the press day of the Bangkok Motor Show.

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Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, center, attends the opening session of the Arab League summit in Doha, Qatar.

Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, center, attends the opening session of the Arab League summit in Doha, Qatar.

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Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid and his Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida pose for photographers prior to their meeting at Foreign Ministry`s Iikura guesthouse in Tokyo.

Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid and his Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida pose for photographers prior to their meeting at Foreign Ministry`s Iikura guesthouse in Tokyo.

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Marcus and Daniel German-Dominguez stand outside the Supreme Court in Washington, before the court`s hearing on California’s voter approved ban on same-sex marriage.

Marcus and Daniel German-Dominguez stand outside the Supreme Court in Washington, before the court`s hearing on California’s voter approved ban on same-sex marriage.

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Indian cheer during the launch of Indian Navy’s anti-submarine warfare corvette INS Kiltan on the Ganges river in Kolkata. The Indian built corvette is named after the Kiltan island in India’s Lakshwadeep archipelago.

Indian cheer during the launch of Indian Navy’s anti-submarine warfare corvette INS Kiltan on the Ganges river in Kolkata. The Indian built corvette is named after the Kiltan island in India’s Lakshwadeep archipelago.

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Casts of a family of two adults and two children who died together in an alcove in Pompeii, made by filling plaster in the void left by their bodies, are seen during a photo call for the upcoming exhibition entitled `Life and death Pompeii and Herculaneum`, at the British Museum.

Casts of a family of two adults and two children who died together in an alcove in Pompeii, made by filling plaster in the void left by their bodies, are seen during a photo call for the upcoming exhibition entitled `Life and death Pompeii and Herculaneum`, at the British Museum.

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Fashion designer Stella McCartney holds her Officer of the British Empire (OBE) award after an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace in central London.

Fashion designer Stella McCartney holds her Officer of the British Empire (OBE) award after an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace in central London.

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Police officers escorts a wounded colleague inside a hospital in Srinagar.

Police officers escorts a wounded colleague inside a hospital in Srinagar.

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Indians perform rituals around a bonfire during Holi festival celebrations in Allahabad.

Indians perform rituals around a bonfire during Holi festival celebrations in Allahabad.

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