Day in Pics: 29th December

Dec 29, 2012, 08:13 AM IST
Passengers Wrap themselves in a blanket as they wait for train at a train station in New Delhi.
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Passengers Wrap themselves in a blanket as they wait for train at a train station in New Delhi.

Sister of an injured Kashmiri civilian cries at a hospital in Srinagar.
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Sister of an injured Kashmiri civilian cries at a hospital in Srinagar.

Protesters chant slogans against Iraq`s Shiite-led government as they wave national flags during a demonstration in Fallujah, 40 miles (65 kilometers) west of Baghdad, Iraq.
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Protesters chant slogans against Iraq`s Shiite-led government as they wave national flags during a demonstration in Fallujah, 40 miles (65 kilometers) west of Baghdad, Iraq.

Volunteers fill balloons in preparation for a mass balloon release as part of a year-end tradition in downtown Sao Paulo, Brazil.
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Volunteers fill balloons in preparation for a mass balloon release as part of a year-end tradition in downtown Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Dancers of the Desafiantes del Ritmo salsa academy perform during a dancing exhibition in Cali, Colombia.
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Dancers of the Desafiantes del Ritmo salsa academy perform during a dancing exhibition in Cali, Colombia.

Naveera Karim, Ayesha Akhtar and Anwar Abdulrehman, members of the Islamic Society of Western Connecticut, attend an interfaith prayer vigil to remember the victims of the Sandy Hook elementary school shootings, in Newtown, Conn.
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Naveera Karim, Ayesha Akhtar and Anwar Abdulrehman, members of the Islamic Society of Western Connecticut, attend an interfaith prayer vigil to remember the victims of the Sandy Hook elementary school shootings, in Newtown, Conn.

An Indian cricket fan, body painted with the colors of the Indian national flag and a message in support of cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, waits to enter the Sardar Patel Stadium, venue of the second Twenty20 cricket match between India and Pakistan, in Ahmadabad.
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An Indian cricket fan, body painted with the colors of the Indian national flag and a message in support of cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, waits to enter the Sardar Patel Stadium, venue of the second Twenty20 cricket match between India and Pakistan, in Ahmadabad.

President Barack Obama looks at his notes as he arrives to make a statement on the fiscal cliff negotiations with congressional leaders in the briefing room of the White House, in Washington.
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President Barack Obama looks at his notes as he arrives to make a statement on the fiscal cliff negotiations with congressional leaders in the briefing room of the White House, in Washington.

Indian High Commissioner to Singapore, T.C.A. Raghavan speaks to reporters about the death of a young Indian woman who was gang raped, at Mount Elizabeth Hospital, in Singapore.
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Indian High Commissioner to Singapore, T.C.A. Raghavan speaks to reporters about the death of a young Indian woman who was gang raped, at Mount Elizabeth Hospital, in Singapore.

Policewomen in riot gear stand guard at a check point after security was beefed up following the death of a young woman who was recently gang-raped in a moving bus, in New Delhi.
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Policewomen in riot gear stand guard at a check point after security was beefed up following the death of a young woman who was recently gang-raped in a moving bus, in New Delhi.

Katy Jayne, gets a kiss from Lauren Snead after they obtained their marriage license, at City Hall in Portland, Maine. Same-sex couples in Maine are now legally permitted to marry under a new law that went into effect at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday.
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Katy Jayne, gets a kiss from Lauren Snead after they obtained their marriage license, at City Hall in Portland, Maine. Same-sex couples in Maine are now legally permitted to marry under a new law that went into effect at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday.

A dog wears a slogan as performers dance
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A dog wears a slogan as performers dance "Gangnam Style" during a campaign on the harmful effects of firecracker explosions to animals and humans in suburban Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines.

A visitor poses near figures during the
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A visitor poses near figures during the "100 Years Before the Birth of Doraemon" exhibition in Taipei, Taiwan.

Arab League Secretary-General Nabil Elaraby walks past an honor guard during an arrival ceremony in the West Bank city of Ramallah.
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Arab League Secretary-General Nabil Elaraby walks past an honor guard during an arrival ceremony in the West Bank city of Ramallah.

Chief Minister of Delhi state Sheila Dikshit offers prayers after lighting a candle in remembrance of the gang rape victim in New Delhi.
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Chief Minister of Delhi state Sheila Dikshit offers prayers after lighting a candle in remembrance of the gang rape victim in New Delhi.

Bikers wearing Santa Claus suits riding their bikes in Belgrade, Serbia. Some 350 bikers brought presents to patients at a children`s hospital in Belgrade.
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Bikers wearing Santa Claus suits riding their bikes in Belgrade, Serbia. Some 350 bikers brought presents to patients at a children`s hospital in Belgrade.

Victoria Azarenka of Belarus returns a shot to Li Na of China during their tennis invitation match in Hua Hin, southern Thailand.
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Victoria Azarenka of Belarus returns a shot to Li Na of China during their tennis invitation match in Hua Hin, southern Thailand.

A view of devastation caused by a blast in a passenger bus in Karachi. The blast that ripped through the bus set the vehicle on fire and reduced it to little more than a charred skeleton, killing scores of people and left many injured.
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A view of devastation caused by a blast in a passenger bus in Karachi. The blast that ripped through the bus set the vehicle on fire and reduced it to little more than a charred skeleton, killing scores of people and left many injured.

Rescuers work at the site where a Tu-204 aircraft belonging to Russian airline Red Wings careered off the runway, broke into pieces and caught fire, killing several people, at Vnukovo Airport in Moscow on Saturday.
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Rescuers work at the site where a Tu-204 aircraft belonging to Russian airline Red Wings careered off the runway, broke into pieces and caught fire, killing several people, at Vnukovo Airport in Moscow on Saturday.