Day in Pics: 27th February

Feb 27, 2013, 08:46 AM IST
Jill Stancel places her hand on the casket of country music star Mindy McCready during the funeral ceremony at the Crossroads Baptist Church in Fort Myers, Fla. McCready committed suicide Feb. 17 at her home in Arkansas, days after leaving a court-ordered substance abuse program.
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Jill Stancel places her hand on the casket of country music star Mindy McCready during the funeral ceremony at the Crossroads Baptist Church in Fort Myers, Fla. McCready committed suicide Feb. 17 at her home in Arkansas, days after leaving a court-ordered substance abuse program.

Spanish´s David Ferrer returns the balll to Croatia`s Antonio Veic during the Acapulco Tennis Open in the Pacific resort in Acapulco.
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Spanish´s David Ferrer returns the balll to Croatia`s Antonio Veic during the Acapulco Tennis Open in the Pacific resort in Acapulco.

Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, attends a candlelight vigil in Union Square to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the fatal shooting her 17-year old son by neighborhood watch member George Zimmerman in Florida, in New York.
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Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, attends a candlelight vigil in Union Square to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the fatal shooting her 17-year old son by neighborhood watch member George Zimmerman in Florida, in New York.

Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., leaves the Senate floor after the vote to confirm President Barack Obama’s choice of Chuck Hagel to head the Defense Department after a protracted political fight, at the Capitol in Washington.
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Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., leaves the Senate floor after the vote to confirm President Barack Obama’s choice of Chuck Hagel to head the Defense Department after a protracted political fight, at the Capitol in Washington.

Goodyear employees gather around burning tires, outside the Goodyear tire company, in Amiens, northern France.
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Goodyear employees gather around burning tires, outside the Goodyear tire company, in Amiens, northern France.

An Indian Catholic woman holds a portrait of Pope Benedict XVI during a special mass for his health at a church in Kolkata.
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An Indian Catholic woman holds a portrait of Pope Benedict XVI during a special mass for his health at a church in Kolkata.

A student raises his arms tied with a chain during a protest demanding information about the health of Venezuela`s President Hugo Chavez in Caracas, Venezuela.
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A student raises his arms tied with a chain during a protest demanding information about the health of Venezuela`s President Hugo Chavez in Caracas, Venezuela.

President Barack Obama gestures during a speech about automatic defense budget cuts,  at Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News, Va.
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President Barack Obama gestures during a speech about automatic defense budget cuts, at Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News, Va.

An Afghan firefighter hoses down the scene of a suicide bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan.
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An Afghan firefighter hoses down the scene of a suicide bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan.

US Secretary of State John Kerry, right, is welcomed by France`s President Francois Hollande upon his arrival at the Elysee Palace, in Paris.
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US Secretary of State John Kerry, right, is welcomed by France`s President Francois Hollande upon his arrival at the Elysee Palace, in Paris.

Faithful gather in St. Peter`s Square at the Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI is preparing for his final general audience, the weekly appointment he kept with the faithful and tourists to teach them about the Catholic faith.
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Faithful gather in St. Peter`s Square at the Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI is preparing for his final general audience, the weekly appointment he kept with the faithful and tourists to teach them about the Catholic faith.

Firefighters douse a fire after a fire broke out early morning at an illegal six-story plastics market in Kolkata, India.
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Firefighters douse a fire after a fire broke out early morning at an illegal six-story plastics market in Kolkata, India.

Chechen dancers perform during the opening ceremony of an all-season mountain ski resort in Veduchi, 100 km south of the regional capital Grozny.
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Chechen dancers perform during the opening ceremony of an all-season mountain ski resort in Veduchi, 100 km south of the regional capital Grozny.

Japanese travel agent Okumura Hatsuko and Luxor`s Govornor Ezzat Saad lay flowers to pay respect to Japanese tourists that died from a hot air balloon accident, in Luxor, Egypt.
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Japanese travel agent Okumura Hatsuko and Luxor`s Govornor Ezzat Saad lay flowers to pay respect to Japanese tourists that died from a hot air balloon accident, in Luxor, Egypt.

Kashmiris walk through a snow-covered road as it snows at Tangmarg, about 38 kilometers (24 miles) northwest of Srinagar.
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Kashmiris walk through a snow-covered road as it snows at Tangmarg, about 38 kilometers (24 miles) northwest of Srinagar.

Pope Benedict XVI greets pilgrims in St. Peter`s Square at the Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI greeted the Catholic masses for the last time before retiring, making several rounds of the square as crowds cheered wildly and stopping to kiss a half-dozen children brought up to him by his secretary.
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Pope Benedict XVI greets pilgrims in St. Peter`s Square at the Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI greeted the Catholic masses for the last time before retiring, making several rounds of the square as crowds cheered wildly and stopping to kiss a half-dozen children brought up to him by his secretary.

Hindu holy men belonging to the Ramta Panch group of the Juna Akhara or sect prepare a horse to be loaded onto a truck before leaving for Varanasi from the outskirts of Allahabad at the end of Maha Kumbh festival, in Allahabad.
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Hindu holy men belonging to the Ramta Panch group of the Juna Akhara or sect prepare a horse to be loaded onto a truck before leaving for Varanasi from the outskirts of Allahabad at the end of Maha Kumbh festival, in Allahabad.

Bangladeshi firefighters and volunteers work to douse a fire at the Kallyanpur Natun Bazar slum in Dhaka. According to police, at least 300 shanties were gutted but there were no casualties.
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Bangladeshi firefighters and volunteers work to douse a fire at the Kallyanpur Natun Bazar slum in Dhaka. According to police, at least 300 shanties were gutted but there were no casualties.

Activists of the Republic Party of India shout slogans protesting against the rape and killing of three young sisters in Maharashtra state as police detain them outside the state government administrative headquarters in Mumbai.
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Activists of the Republic Party of India shout slogans protesting against the rape and killing of three young sisters in Maharashtra state as police detain them outside the state government administrative headquarters in Mumbai.

Finance Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram comes out of the Indian Parliament with a copy of the economic survey in New Delhi.
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Finance Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram comes out of the Indian Parliament with a copy of the economic survey in New Delhi.

Britain`s Prince Harry meets children at the St. Bernadette School for the visually impaired in Maseru, Lesotho. Prince Harry is making a return trip to the southern African kingdom of Lesotho where he has long-standing personal charity interests.
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Britain`s Prince Harry meets children at the St. Bernadette School for the visually impaired in Maseru, Lesotho. Prince Harry is making a return trip to the southern African kingdom of Lesotho where he has long-standing personal charity interests.

Finance Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram along with other finance ministry officials pose for photographs at his office in New Delhi.
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Finance Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram along with other finance ministry officials pose for photographs at his office in New Delhi.

A sedated lion is surrounded by media at the estate of Ion Balint, known to Romanians as Nutzu the Pawnbroker, a notorious gangster, in Bucharest, Romania.
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A sedated lion is surrounded by media at the estate of Ion Balint, known to Romanians as Nutzu the Pawnbroker, a notorious gangster, in Bucharest, Romania.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his Pakistani counterpart, Asif Ali Zardari, shake hands for photographers at the start of their meeting in Tehran, Iran.
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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his Pakistani counterpart, Asif Ali Zardari, shake hands for photographers at the start of their meeting in Tehran, Iran.

Massachusetts State Police examine the front of a crashed bus in Georgetown, Mass. The bus was carrying University of Maine basketball players and crashed into trees on the side of Interstate 95, north of Boston, injuring the driver and several students.
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Massachusetts State Police examine the front of a crashed bus in Georgetown, Mass. The bus was carrying University of Maine basketball players and crashed into trees on the side of Interstate 95, north of Boston, injuring the driver and several students.