Day in Pics: 27th August

Aug 27, 2013, 08:52 AM IST
Medal winners from the -60kg category at the World Judo Championships, from left to right, silver medal winner Amartuvshin Dashdavaa of Mongolia, gold medal winner Naohisa Takato of Japan, and bronze medal winners Won Jin Kim from South Korea and Orkhan Safarov of Azerbaijan pose on the winners podium in Rio de Janeiro.
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Medal winners from the -60kg category at the World Judo Championships, from left to right, silver medal winner Amartuvshin Dashdavaa of Mongolia, gold medal winner Naohisa Takato of Japan, and bronze medal winners Won Jin Kim from South Korea and Orkhan Safarov of Azerbaijan pose on the winners podium in Rio de Janeiro.

Dancers Marianna Koutantou, left, and Evangelos Chatzopoulus, right, from Italy compete during the 2013 Tango Dance World Cup salon finals in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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Dancers Marianna Koutantou, left, and Evangelos Chatzopoulus, right, from Italy compete during the 2013 Tango Dance World Cup salon finals in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Women protest against the gang rape of a photojournalist in Mumbai hold placards in Hyderabad.
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Women protest against the gang rape of a photojournalist in Mumbai hold placards in Hyderabad.

A model displays a creation by Krishna Mehta at the Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai.
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A model displays a creation by Krishna Mehta at the Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai.

This satellite photo released by NASA, a smoke plume trails north from the drought-fueled Rim Fire, center, burning near Yosemite National Park in central California. Red outlines indicate hot spots where the satellite detected unusually warm surface temperatures associated with fires.
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This satellite photo released by NASA, a smoke plume trails north from the drought-fueled Rim Fire, center, burning near Yosemite National Park in central California. Red outlines indicate hot spots where the satellite detected unusually warm surface temperatures associated with fires.

A Canadian Bombardier CL-415 Super Scooper firefighting plane drops water during a demonstration for public officials at Van Nuys Airport in Los Angeles.
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A Canadian Bombardier CL-415 Super Scooper firefighting plane drops water during a demonstration for public officials at Van Nuys Airport in Los Angeles.

Serena Williams, of the United States, pumps her fist after winning a point against Francesca Schiavone, of Italy, during the first round of the 2013 US Open tennis tournament.
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Serena Williams, of the United States, pumps her fist after winning a point against Francesca Schiavone, of Italy, during the first round of the 2013 US Open tennis tournament.

Protesters throw stones at a police vehicle in Ubate, north of Bogota, Colombia.
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Protesters throw stones at a police vehicle in Ubate, north of Bogota, Colombia.

Indian minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Kumari Selja escorts Chairman of ruling United Progressive Alliance and Congress party president Sonia Gandhi, right, as they walk out of Indian Parliament House during the debate on National Food Security Bill 2013, in New Delhi
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Indian minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Kumari Selja escorts Chairman of ruling United Progressive Alliance and Congress party president Sonia Gandhi, right, as they walk out of Indian Parliament House during the debate on National Food Security Bill 2013, in New Delhi

Actress/singer Selena Gomez arrives at the premiere of
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Actress/singer Selena Gomez arrives at the premiere of "Getaway" at the Regency Village Theater, in Los Angeles.

An Epsilon rocket is transferred to prepare for its launch at the Uchinoura Space Center in Kimotsuki town, Kagoshima, western Japan.
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An Epsilon rocket is transferred to prepare for its launch at the Uchinoura Space Center in Kimotsuki town, Kagoshima, western Japan.

Family members of disappeared Tamil people holding pictures of their relatives protest during the visit of U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay, in Jaffna, Sri Lanka.
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Family members of disappeared Tamil people holding pictures of their relatives protest during the visit of U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay, in Jaffna, Sri Lanka.

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama greets devotees as he leaves after his religious talk at the Tsuglakhang temple in Dharmsala.
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Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama greets devotees as he leaves after his religious talk at the Tsuglakhang temple in Dharmsala.

Students swing a child dressed as child Krishna in a cradle during celebrations of the Janmashtami festival at a school in Ahmadabad.
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Students swing a child dressed as child Krishna in a cradle during celebrations of the Janmashtami festival at a school in Ahmadabad.

People watch a display screen on the facade of Bombay Stock Exchange building in Mumbai. The stock market has dropped 10 percent in the past three months and the rupee has lost a sixth of its value against the dollar since the start of the year.
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People watch a display screen on the facade of Bombay Stock Exchange building in Mumbai. The stock market has dropped 10 percent in the past three months and the rupee has lost a sixth of its value against the dollar since the start of the year.

West Bengal state Chief Minister and Trinamul Congress leader Mamata Banerjee addresses a rally of students and youth in Kolkata.
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West Bengal state Chief Minister and Trinamul Congress leader Mamata Banerjee addresses a rally of students and youth in Kolkata.

An artisan works on an idol of Hindu god Ganesh ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi festival at a workshop in Bangalore.
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An artisan works on an idol of Hindu god Ganesh ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi festival at a workshop in Bangalore.

Indian army soldiers repair an embankment which was washed away due to flooding of the river Ganges, in Allahabad.
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Indian army soldiers repair an embankment which was washed away due to flooding of the river Ganges, in Allahabad.

U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay listens to an ethnic Tamil war survivor during her visit to Mullivaikkal, Sri Lanka.
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U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay listens to an ethnic Tamil war survivor during her visit to Mullivaikkal, Sri Lanka.

Residents living in low lying area wade through flooded water of the river Ganges following heavy monsoon rains in Allahabad.
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Residents living in low lying area wade through flooded water of the river Ganges following heavy monsoon rains in Allahabad.

A shopkeeper displays garlands made with rupee banknotes for sale in Jammu. Currency garlands are in demand during marriages and other ceremonial events. The rupee has lost a sixth of its value against the dollar since the start of the year.
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A shopkeeper displays garlands made with rupee banknotes for sale in Jammu. Currency garlands are in demand during marriages and other ceremonial events. The rupee has lost a sixth of its value against the dollar since the start of the year.