Day in Pics: 29th December

Dec 29, 2013, 09:43 AM IST
People hold hose-pipes which in Turkey has come to symbolize syphoning of public funds, as they shout
1/22

People hold hose-pipes which in Turkey has come to symbolize syphoning of public funds, as they shout " May the thieves’ hands be broken " as several thousand civil servants gathered in the city center to protest against corruption and the government of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara, Turkey.

Novak Djokovic of Serbia holds the trophy after he beat David Ferrer of Spain during the final match of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
2/22

Novak Djokovic of Serbia holds the trophy after he beat David Ferrer of Spain during the final match of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Flames and smoke billow from a fire, that started after a student was killed under disputed circumstances during clashes, at al-Azhar University, in the Nasr City suburb of Cairo, Egypt.
3/22

Flames and smoke billow from a fire, that started after a student was killed under disputed circumstances during clashes, at al-Azhar University, in the Nasr City suburb of Cairo, Egypt.

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama laughs as he delivers the Jangchup Lamrim teachings in Bylakuppe, about 135 miles west of Bangalore, India.
4/22

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama laughs as he delivers the Jangchup Lamrim teachings in Bylakuppe, about 135 miles west of Bangalore, India.

A crowd gathers to watch hospital staff and volunteers carry charred bodies of passengers near the site of a train accident at Kothacheruvu, about 155 kilometers north of Bangalore, India.
5/22

A crowd gathers to watch hospital staff and volunteers carry charred bodies of passengers near the site of a train accident at Kothacheruvu, about 155 kilometers north of Bangalore, India.

A woman in a trance holds up her arms up during the celebration for Yemanja, goddess of the sea, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
6/22

A woman in a trance holds up her arms up during the celebration for Yemanja, goddess of the sea, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Jim Miller, left, of Whippany, N.Y., and Fabricio Camoes, of San Diego, Calif., battle during a UFC 168 mixed martial arts lightweight bout, in Las Vegas. Miller won by a tap out in the first round.
7/22

Jim Miller, left, of Whippany, N.Y., and Fabricio Camoes, of San Diego, Calif., battle during a UFC 168 mixed martial arts lightweight bout, in Las Vegas. Miller won by a tap out in the first round.

Roger Federer of Switzerland poses with a koala bear named Tinkerbell before the start of the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane, Australia.
8/22

Roger Federer of Switzerland poses with a koala bear named Tinkerbell before the start of the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane, Australia.

Australia`s Chris Rogers celebrates after making 100 runs against England during their Ashes cricket test match, at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia.
9/22

Australia`s Chris Rogers celebrates after making 100 runs against England during their Ashes cricket test match, at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia.

World no. 1 Serena Williams of the US, reacts with World no. 2 Victoria Azarenka of Belarus after their tennis World invitation match in Hua Hin, southern Thailand. Azarenka captured the title after beating Willams 7-5, 6-3.
10/22

World no. 1 Serena Williams of the US, reacts with World no. 2 Victoria Azarenka of Belarus after their tennis World invitation match in Hua Hin, southern Thailand. Azarenka captured the title after beating Willams 7-5, 6-3.

Pretty Fly goes through the heavy sea near Tasmania during the Sydney Hobart yacht race.
11/22

Pretty Fly goes through the heavy sea near Tasmania during the Sydney Hobart yacht race.

Miesha Tate, top, of Yakima, Wash., punches to Ronda Rousey of Venice, Calif., during the UFC 168 mixed martial arts middleweight championship bout during the UFC 168 mixed martial arts women`s bantamweight title fight in Las Vegas. Rousey won by a third round tap out.
12/22

Miesha Tate, top, of Yakima, Wash., punches to Ronda Rousey of Venice, Calif., during the UFC 168 mixed martial arts middleweight championship bout during the UFC 168 mixed martial arts women`s bantamweight title fight in Las Vegas. Rousey won by a third round tap out.

Filipino children play alternative noisemakers as they join a rally against firecrackers and fireworks during New Year revelries in Manila, Philippines.
13/22

Filipino children play alternative noisemakers as they join a rally against firecrackers and fireworks during New Year revelries in Manila, Philippines.

Visitors look at i MiEV (Mitsubishi innovative Electric Vehicle) on display during the Taipei International Auto Show at the Taipei World Trade Center.
14/22

Visitors look at i MiEV (Mitsubishi innovative Electric Vehicle) on display during the Taipei International Auto Show at the Taipei World Trade Center.

South Africa`s batsman Jacques Kallis celebrates his century on the forth day of their cricket test match against India at Kingsmead stadium in Durban, South Africa.
15/22

South Africa`s batsman Jacques Kallis celebrates his century on the forth day of their cricket test match against India at Kingsmead stadium in Durban, South Africa.

BJP`s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi being presented a memento by former state Chief Minister Arjun Munda as party President Rajnath Singh looks on during Vijay Sankalp rally in Ranchi.
16/22

BJP`s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi being presented a memento by former state Chief Minister Arjun Munda as party President Rajnath Singh looks on during Vijay Sankalp rally in Ranchi.

People ride in a 1948 Fiat Topolino 500 B during a vintage car rally in Allahabad, India. The event was organized by Allahabad Museum.
17/22

People ride in a 1948 Fiat Topolino 500 B during a vintage car rally in Allahabad, India. The event was organized by Allahabad Museum.

A man displays a placard on his back as he along with others marks the first anniversary of the fatal gang rape of a young woman, in New Delhi.
18/22

A man displays a placard on his back as he along with others marks the first anniversary of the fatal gang rape of a young woman, in New Delhi.

In this photo taken on a cell phone, made available by Volgograd Mayor`s Office, debris lies outside an entrance to Volgograd railway station.
19/22

In this photo taken on a cell phone, made available by Volgograd Mayor`s Office, debris lies outside an entrance to Volgograd railway station.

Aam Aadmi, or the Common Manâ??s Party leader Arvind Kejriwal, center, meets people outside his residence a day after he was sworn in as the Delhi state Chief Minister, in Kaushambi, Ghaziabad.
20/22

Aam Aadmi, or the Common Manâ??s Party leader Arvind Kejriwal, center, meets people outside his residence a day after he was sworn in as the Delhi state Chief Minister, in Kaushambi, Ghaziabad.

UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav presents trophy to women`s railway team in the 62nd Senior National Volleyball Championship in Moradabad.
21/22

UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav presents trophy to women`s railway team in the 62nd Senior National Volleyball Championship in Moradabad.

India’s main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Narendra Modi addresses a rally in Ranchi, Jharkhand, India.
22/22

India’s main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Narendra Modi addresses a rally in Ranchi, Jharkhand, India.