Day in Pics: 27th December

Dec 27, 2013, 09:11 AM IST
An Israeli Air Force Apache helicopter releases flares during an aerobatic display at a graduation ceremony for new pilots in the Hatzerim air force base near the city of Beersheba, southern Israel.
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An Israeli Air Force Apache helicopter releases flares during an aerobatic display at a graduation ceremony for new pilots in the Hatzerim air force base near the city of Beersheba, southern Israel.

File photo, black smoke billows from a burning car moments after a bomb attack targeted the convoy of Egypt`s Interior Minister Mohammed Ibrahim, in Nasr City, Egypt, the first attack on a senior government official since a coup toppled the country`s Islamist president.
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File photo, black smoke billows from a burning car moments after a bomb attack targeted the convoy of Egypt`s Interior Minister Mohammed Ibrahim, in Nasr City, Egypt, the first attack on a senior government official since a coup toppled the country`s Islamist president.

Teenage girls cool down in water fountain in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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Teenage girls cool down in water fountain in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Protesters shout slogans against Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in front of Japanese Embassy in Seoul, South Korea.
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Protesters shout slogans against Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in front of Japanese Embassy in Seoul, South Korea.

SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav felicitates Indian wrestler Sushil Kumar.
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SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav felicitates Indian wrestler Sushil Kumar.

Youths enjoy a ride in floating spheres as tourists throng Kankaria lake in Ahmedabad on Thursday during one week long Kankaria Carnival.
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Youths enjoy a ride in floating spheres as tourists throng Kankaria lake in Ahmedabad on Thursday during one week long Kankaria Carnival.

Honor guards surround the coffin with body of Russian firearm designer Mikhail Kalashnikov during the funeral in Moscow, Russia.
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Honor guards surround the coffin with body of Russian firearm designer Mikhail Kalashnikov during the funeral in Moscow, Russia.

Flames blaze from vehicles at the scene of an explosion in Beirut, Lebanon.
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Flames blaze from vehicles at the scene of an explosion in Beirut, Lebanon.

England Stuart Broad, celebrates after taking the wicket of Australia`s Ryan Harris for 6 runs during their Ashes cricket test match, at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia.
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England Stuart Broad, celebrates after taking the wicket of Australia`s Ryan Harris for 6 runs during their Ashes cricket test match, at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia.

AAP Convener Arvind Kejriwal during Janta Darbar at party office at Kaushambi in Ghaziabad.
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AAP Convener Arvind Kejriwal during Janta Darbar at party office at Kaushambi in Ghaziabad.

Russian punk band Pussy Riot members Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, right, and Maria Alekhina smile during their news conference in Moscow, Russia. Tolokonnikova and Alekhina were granted amnesty on Monday, Dec. 23, two months short of their scheduled release after spending nearly two years in prison for their protest at Moscow`s main cathedral.
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Russian punk band Pussy Riot members Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, right, and Maria Alekhina smile during their news conference in Moscow, Russia. Tolokonnikova and Alekhina were granted amnesty on Monday, Dec. 23, two months short of their scheduled release after spending nearly two years in prison for their protest at Moscow`s main cathedral.

Bangladeshi policemen detain activists of the banned Islamic group Hizb-ut Tahrir on a street in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
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Bangladeshi policemen detain activists of the banned Islamic group Hizb-ut Tahrir on a street in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

NATO forces examine the remains of a car after a suicide car bomb attack on the Jalalabad-Kabul road in Kabul, Afghanistan.
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NATO forces examine the remains of a car after a suicide car bomb attack on the Jalalabad-Kabul road in Kabul, Afghanistan.

A Kashmiri woman ties a thread on the window of the shrine of Sufi saint Hazrat Sheikh Hamza Makhdoom, commonly known as Sultan-Ul-Arifeen, on the eve of the saint`s Urs, in Srinagar.
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A Kashmiri woman ties a thread on the window of the shrine of Sufi saint Hazrat Sheikh Hamza Makhdoom, commonly known as Sultan-Ul-Arifeen, on the eve of the saint`s Urs, in Srinagar.

Russian Orthodox Church Metropolitan Yuvenaly conducts a service during a memorial service for Russian firearm designer Mikhail Kalashnikov in Moscow, Russia.
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Russian Orthodox Church Metropolitan Yuvenaly conducts a service during a memorial service for Russian firearm designer Mikhail Kalashnikov in Moscow, Russia.

Virat Kohli leaves the field after being dismissed by South Africa`s bowler Morne Morkel, for 46 runs during the second day of their cricket test match at Kingsmead stadium, Durban, South Africa.
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Virat Kohli leaves the field after being dismissed by South Africa`s bowler Morne Morkel, for 46 runs during the second day of their cricket test match at Kingsmead stadium, Durban, South Africa.

Supporters of Pakistan`s slain leader Benazir Bhutto rally in Lahore, Pakistan, on the sixth anniversary of her death.
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Supporters of Pakistan`s slain leader Benazir Bhutto rally in Lahore, Pakistan, on the sixth anniversary of her death.

Parsis attend the inauguration of the 10th World Zoroastrian Congress in Mumbai. According to the India`s 2001 Census figures India`s Zoroastrians, or Parsis, numbered 69,601 but with a negative growth rate of 8.88%, experts estimate that their population could dwindle down to 23,000 by the year 2020.
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Parsis attend the inauguration of the 10th World Zoroastrian Congress in Mumbai. According to the India`s 2001 Census figures India`s Zoroastrians, or Parsis, numbered 69,601 but with a negative growth rate of 8.88%, experts estimate that their population could dwindle down to 23,000 by the year 2020.

Aam Aadmi Party, or Common Man`s Party, leader Arvind Kejriwal greets supporters during a public meeting in New Delhi.
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Aam Aadmi Party, or Common Man`s Party, leader Arvind Kejriwal greets supporters during a public meeting in New Delhi.

Rafael Nadal of Spain returns the ball to his fellow countryman David Ferrer during the second day of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
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Rafael Nadal of Spain returns the ball to his fellow countryman David Ferrer during the second day of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

A Palestinian protester wearing a Santa Claus costume runs away from a tear gas canister fired by Israeli troops during a protest against Israel`s separation barrier outside the West Bank village of Bilin, near Ramallah.
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A Palestinian protester wearing a Santa Claus costume runs away from a tear gas canister fired by Israeli troops during a protest against Israel`s separation barrier outside the West Bank village of Bilin, near Ramallah.

A woman warms herself in front of a bonfire in New Delhi. Large swathes of North India bore the brunt of cold wave and icy winds as temperatures dipped in several parts of the region, according to local news reports.
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A woman warms herself in front of a bonfire in New Delhi. Large swathes of North India bore the brunt of cold wave and icy winds as temperatures dipped in several parts of the region, according to local news reports.