Day in Pics: 27th December

Dec 27, 2012, 08:55 AM IST
Steven Plysyk, 8, plays tennis against a wall as his dog, Bobby, watches at Van Saun Park in Paramus, N.J.
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Steven Plysyk, 8, plays tennis against a wall as his dog, Bobby, watches at Van Saun Park in Paramus, N.J.

Opposition activists hold posters reading
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Opposition activists hold posters reading "Do not involve children in politics" and "Lawmakers, children are not your ownership" during a protest against a bill banning U.S. adoptions of Russian children in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Police officers and rescuers inspect a crashed bus in La Joaquina, Ecuador.
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Police officers and rescuers inspect a crashed bus in La Joaquina, Ecuador.

India`s Congress party president Sonia Gandhi, left, shakes hands with Nepalese President Ram Baran Yadav during a meeting in New Delhi.
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India`s Congress party president Sonia Gandhi, left, shakes hands with Nepalese President Ram Baran Yadav during a meeting in New Delhi.

Iraq`s Finance Minister Rafia al-Issawi is carried by his supporters during a demonstration in Ramadi, Baghdad.
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Iraq`s Finance Minister Rafia al-Issawi is carried by his supporters during a demonstration in Ramadi, Baghdad.

People walk past the Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore. A young woman who was gang-raped and assaulted on a moving bus in the Indian capital was flown Thursday to the Singapore hospital for treatment.
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People walk past the Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore. A young woman who was gang-raped and assaulted on a moving bus in the Indian capital was flown Thursday to the Singapore hospital for treatment.

Sri Lanka`s Dhammika Prasad, center, reacts after bowling against Australia during the second day of their cricket test match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
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Sri Lanka`s Dhammika Prasad, center, reacts after bowling against Australia during the second day of their cricket test match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

A Sri Lankan Buddhist devotee offers incense sticks while praying at a Buddhist temple on the last full moon day of the year in Colombo Sri Lanka.
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A Sri Lankan Buddhist devotee offers incense sticks while praying at a Buddhist temple on the last full moon day of the year in Colombo Sri Lanka.

President Barack Obama boards Air Force One at Honolulu Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, en route to Washington.
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President Barack Obama boards Air Force One at Honolulu Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, en route to Washington.

A man pulls a cart through floodwaters as he crosses a street after heavy rain struck the area for a second straight day, in Nairobi, Kenya.
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A man pulls a cart through floodwaters as he crosses a street after heavy rain struck the area for a second straight day, in Nairobi, Kenya.

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi delivers her opening speech during a fundraising concert, to mark the 2nd anniversary of her National League for Democracy Party`s education network, at Peoples Square in Yangon.
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Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi delivers her opening speech during a fundraising concert, to mark the 2nd anniversary of her National League for Democracy Party`s education network, at Peoples Square in Yangon.

Public health workers protest outside a public health office against cuts in the service, in Madrid.
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Public health workers protest outside a public health office against cuts in the service, in Madrid.

Kashmiri Sikh students protesting against the brutal gang-rape of a woman on a bus last week in New Delhi, shout slogans in Srinagar.
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Kashmiri Sikh students protesting against the brutal gang-rape of a woman on a bus last week in New Delhi, shout slogans in Srinagar.

A man rubs his hands at a tourist attraction after snow in Nanjing, in eastern China`s Jiangsu province.
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A man rubs his hands at a tourist attraction after snow in Nanjing, in eastern China`s Jiangsu province.

Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures as he speaks at a State Council meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures as he speaks at a State Council meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow.

A protester holds a placard during a protest against a recent gang rape of a young woman in a moving bus in New Delhi.
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A protester holds a placard during a protest against a recent gang rape of a young woman in a moving bus in New Delhi.

In this image taken from video obtained from the Shaam News Network, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, smoke rises from buildings from heavy shelling in Homs, Syria.
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In this image taken from video obtained from the Shaam News Network, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, smoke rises from buildings from heavy shelling in Homs, Syria.

The area around a sinkhole in the middle of a road junction is cordoned off in downtown Taiyuan, in northern China`s Shanxi province.
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The area around a sinkhole in the middle of a road junction is cordoned off in downtown Taiyuan, in northern China`s Shanxi province.

People eat a free meal provided by the supporters of a Hindu holyman during the preparations for the month-long Mahakumbh festival at Sangam, the confluence of rivers Ganges and Yamuna in Allahabad.
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People eat a free meal provided by the supporters of a Hindu holyman during the preparations for the month-long Mahakumbh festival at Sangam, the confluence of rivers Ganges and Yamuna in Allahabad.

A supporters of Pakistan`s assassinated leader Benazir Bhutto throws rose petals at a picture of her to pay tribute on her fifth anniversary in Rawalpindi.
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A supporters of Pakistan`s assassinated leader Benazir Bhutto throws rose petals at a picture of her to pay tribute on her fifth anniversary in Rawalpindi.

Gujarat state chief minister Narendra Modi gestures to supporters as he holds hands with Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari during a reception at the BJP headquarters in New Delhi.
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Gujarat state chief minister Narendra Modi gestures to supporters as he holds hands with Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari during a reception at the BJP headquarters in New Delhi.