Day in Pics: 2nd January

Jan 02, 2014, 08:49 AM IST
Cuba`s President Raul Castro greets people during the 55th anniversary celebration of the Cuban Revolution at the main plaza in Santiago, Cuba.
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Cuba`s President Raul Castro greets people during the 55th anniversary celebration of the Cuban Revolution at the main plaza in Santiago, Cuba.

David Ferrer of Spain returns the ball to Daniel Brands of Germany during the Qatar ATP Open Tennis tournament in Doha, Qatar.
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David Ferrer of Spain returns the ball to Daniel Brands of Germany during the Qatar ATP Open Tennis tournament in Doha, Qatar.

Ukrainian nationalists carry torches during a rally in downtown Kiev, Ukraine.
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Ukrainian nationalists carry torches during a rally in downtown Kiev, Ukraine.

An effigy of Nelson Mandela, center, flanked by a message that reads in Spanish `Listen kids, hold hands and make up, or...` stands by statues of President Barack Obama holding a camera and the hand of Cuba`s President Raul Castro with the message in Spanish `For Facebook` on New Year`s Eve in Quito, Ecuador.
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An effigy of Nelson Mandela, center, flanked by a message that reads in Spanish `Listen kids, hold hands and make up, or...` stands by statues of President Barack Obama holding a camera and the hand of Cuba`s President Raul Castro with the message in Spanish `For Facebook` on New Year`s Eve in Quito, Ecuador.

Crews battle a Minneapolis apartment fire. The billowing fire engulfed a three-story building, sending 13 people to hospitals with injuries ranging from burns to trauma associated with falls.
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Crews battle a Minneapolis apartment fire. The billowing fire engulfed a three-story building, sending 13 people to hospitals with injuries ranging from burns to trauma associated with falls.

Winner Emery Lehman, left, celebrates with third-place finisher Patrick Meek, right, on the podium following the men`s 10,000 meters during the U.S. Olympic speedskating trials, in Kearns, Utah.
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Winner Emery Lehman, left, celebrates with third-place finisher Patrick Meek, right, on the podium following the men`s 10,000 meters during the U.S. Olympic speedskating trials, in Kearns, Utah.

Swimmers jump into frigid waters at Coney Island beach in New York, as they take part in the 111th Annual New Year`s Day Polar Bear Plunge.
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Swimmers jump into frigid waters at Coney Island beach in New York, as they take part in the 111th Annual New Year`s Day Polar Bear Plunge.

A Kashmiri Muslim fisherman casts his net after a fresh snowfall in Srinagar.
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A Kashmiri Muslim fisherman casts his net after a fresh snowfall in Srinagar.

Al-Qaida fighters patrol in a commandeered police truck passing burning police vehicles in front of the main provincial government building, in Fallujah, 40 miles (65 kilometers) west of Baghdad, Iraq.
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Al-Qaida fighters patrol in a commandeered police truck passing burning police vehicles in front of the main provincial government building, in Fallujah, 40 miles (65 kilometers) west of Baghdad, Iraq.

Former President Bill Clinton speaks before administering the oath of office for New York Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio in on the steps of City Hall, in New York.
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Former President Bill Clinton speaks before administering the oath of office for New York Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio in on the steps of City Hall, in New York.

President Barack Obama waves to the crowd watching him play golf of the 18th green at the Mid Pacific Country Club, in Lanikai on the island of Oahu, in Hawaii.
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President Barack Obama waves to the crowd watching him play golf of the 18th green at the Mid Pacific Country Club, in Lanikai on the island of Oahu, in Hawaii.

Japan`s Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko wave to well-wishers from a balcony during a New Year`s public appearance at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo.
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Japan`s Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko wave to well-wishers from a balcony during a New Year`s public appearance at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo.

NBC`s The Voice float `Singing the Dream` moves along Orange Grove Boulevard during the 125th Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, Calif.
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NBC`s The Voice float `Singing the Dream` moves along Orange Grove Boulevard during the 125th Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, Calif.

Maria Sharapova of Russia celebrates after defeating Kaia Kanepi of Estonia during the Brisbane International tennis tournament.
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Maria Sharapova of Russia celebrates after defeating Kaia Kanepi of Estonia during the Brisbane International tennis tournament.

Activists of National Solidarity of Mine Workers (SPARTAN) arrange mock graves of miners during a protest against the government`s plan to ban raw mineral exports that will take effect on Jan 12, in Jakarta, Indonesia.
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Activists of National Solidarity of Mine Workers (SPARTAN) arrange mock graves of miners during a protest against the government`s plan to ban raw mineral exports that will take effect on Jan 12, in Jakarta, Indonesia.

PM Manmohan Singh shakes hands with Maldives President Yaamin Abdul Gayoom, as his wife Fathimath Ibrahim and President Pranab Mukherjee look on during a ceremonial reception at the Indian presidential palace, in New Delhi.
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PM Manmohan Singh shakes hands with Maldives President Yaamin Abdul Gayoom, as his wife Fathimath Ibrahim and President Pranab Mukherjee look on during a ceremonial reception at the Indian presidential palace, in New Delhi.

Policeman resorting to lathicharge on students and AAP members during their protest against corruption in Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission, in Allahabad.
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Policeman resorting to lathicharge on students and AAP members during their protest against corruption in Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission, in Allahabad.

Members of Anhad, JSSF, JTSA during their protest against forcible eviction of riot victims from the Muzaffarnagar relief camps, in New Delhi.
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Members of Anhad, JSSF, JTSA during their protest against forcible eviction of riot victims from the Muzaffarnagar relief camps, in New Delhi.

People walking on a snow-covered road at Qazigund.
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People walking on a snow-covered road at Qazigund.

CPI activists shout slogans against the UPA government for the price hike of non-subsidized LPG cylinders in Bhubaneswar.
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CPI activists shout slogans against the UPA government for the price hike of non-subsidized LPG cylinders in Bhubaneswar.

A police vehicle set on fire by protesters demanding CBI investigation against corruption in the Lok Seva Ayog recruitment, in Allahabad.
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A police vehicle set on fire by protesters demanding CBI investigation against corruption in the Lok Seva Ayog recruitment, in Allahabad.

Artists of Madhya Pradesh perform during the winter carnival festival in Manali.
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Artists of Madhya Pradesh perform during the winter carnival festival in Manali.

Palestinians wearing `Guy Fawks` masks celebrate as they mark the 49th anniversary of the Fatah movement during a rally in the West Bank city of Nablus.
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Palestinians wearing `Guy Fawks` masks celebrate as they mark the 49th anniversary of the Fatah movement during a rally in the West Bank city of Nablus.

CPI-M leader Brinda Karat during a protest demonstration by AIDWA members against the death of a 16-year-old gang rape victim in Kolkata, near Banga Bhawan in New Delhi.
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CPI-M leader Brinda Karat during a protest demonstration by AIDWA members against the death of a 16-year-old gang rape victim in Kolkata, near Banga Bhawan in New Delhi.

Stranded passengers rest wrapped in blankets as they wait for the Jammu-Srinagar highway to reopen at a bus station in Jammu.
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Stranded passengers rest wrapped in blankets as they wait for the Jammu-Srinagar highway to reopen at a bus station in Jammu.

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi talks to journalists during a press briefing after meeting with members of parliament, government officials and members of non-government organizations in Yangon, Myanmar.
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Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi talks to journalists during a press briefing after meeting with members of parliament, government officials and members of non-government organizations in Yangon, Myanmar.

A young Bangladeshi child walks past a passenger bus torched by opposition party supporters ahead of the general elections in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
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A young Bangladeshi child walks past a passenger bus torched by opposition party supporters ahead of the general elections in Dhaka, Bangladesh.