Day in Pics: 2nd March

Mar 02, 2013, 09:00 AM IST
Russian President Vladimir Putin, third right, with relatives of Russian paratroopers who were killed in 2000 during the war in Chechnya, lays flowers at the monument to soldiers of the Pskov Airborne Division in Pskov, about 600 kms (375 miles) northwest of Moscow.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, third right, with relatives of Russian paratroopers who were killed in 2000 during the war in Chechnya, lays flowers at the monument to soldiers of the Pskov Airborne Division in Pskov, about 600 kms (375 miles) northwest of Moscow.

Naked Hindu holy man, performs evening rituals after a holy dip at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati River, during the Maha Kumbh festival in Allahabad.
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Naked Hindu holy man, performs evening rituals after a holy dip at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati River, during the Maha Kumbh festival in Allahabad.

The Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket lifts off from launch complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla..
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The Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket lifts off from launch complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla..

Protesters hurl stones towards police officers during a protest against the rape of a 7-year-old girl in New Delhi.
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Protesters hurl stones towards police officers during a protest against the rape of a 7-year-old girl in New Delhi.

Somalis stand over the wreckage of a car following a blast at a restaurant near the beach in Mogadishu, Somalia.
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Somalis stand over the wreckage of a car following a blast at a restaurant near the beach in Mogadishu, Somalia.

President Barack Obama speaks to reporters in the White House briefing room in Washington, following after meeting with congressional leaders regarding the automatic spending cuts.
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President Barack Obama speaks to reporters in the White House briefing room in Washington, following after meeting with congressional leaders regarding the automatic spending cuts.

Residents protest the death of Mozambican taxi driver Mido Macia outside a local police station, in Daveyton, near Johannesburg, South Africa.
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Residents protest the death of Mozambican taxi driver Mido Macia outside a local police station, in Daveyton, near Johannesburg, South Africa.

Roger Federer of Switzerland returns to Tomas Berdych of Czech Republic during the semi-finals of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
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Roger Federer of Switzerland returns to Tomas Berdych of Czech Republic during the semi-finals of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

A Bahraini anti-government protester carries a camera and sign reading
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A Bahraini anti-government protester carries a camera and sign reading "I`m a photographer not a terrorist," in support of jailed photographer Ahmed Humaidan during a march in Karranah, Bahrain, west of the capital of Manama.

Shown is a replica of the Elizabeth Tower of the Houses of Parliament during a preview for the annual Philadelphia Flower Show at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
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Shown is a replica of the Elizabeth Tower of the Houses of Parliament during a preview for the annual Philadelphia Flower Show at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

Balinese children react near a paper-mache effigy that symbolizes Balinese Hinduism’s mythical demons and monsters called ogoh ogoh during a parade to celebrate
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Balinese children react near a paper-mache effigy that symbolizes Balinese Hinduism’s mythical demons and monsters called ogoh ogoh during a parade to celebrate "Nyepi" or Bali`s Day of Silence in Denpasar, Indonesia.

Malaysian police officers carry the coffins of two commandoes who were killed in a mortar attack after a exchange of fire between Malaysian security forces and the Sulu sultanate intruders as they arrives at the Royal Malaysian Air Force base in Subang, Malaysia.
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Malaysian police officers carry the coffins of two commandoes who were killed in a mortar attack after a exchange of fire between Malaysian security forces and the Sulu sultanate intruders as they arrives at the Royal Malaysian Air Force base in Subang, Malaysia.

Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates a crucial point in the tie-break against Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina during the semi-finals of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.
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Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates a crucial point in the tie-break against Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina during the semi-finals of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.

A parade participant trails a pink train to her outfit during Mardi Gras in Sydney, Australia. 10,000 are marching along side 115 floats in the annual parade that celebrates lesbian and gay pride.
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A parade participant trails a pink train to her outfit during Mardi Gras in Sydney, Australia. 10,000 are marching along side 115 floats in the annual parade that celebrates lesbian and gay pride.

Pheu Thai Party`s Bangkok governor candidate Pongsapat Pongcharoen greets his supporter during a campaign for the city’s leader seat in Bangkok,Thailand on the eve of the voting.
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Pheu Thai Party`s Bangkok governor candidate Pongsapat Pongcharoen greets his supporter during a campaign for the city’s leader seat in Bangkok,Thailand on the eve of the voting.

Kenyan Prime Minister and Presidential candidate, Raila Odinga`s supporters show a 1,000 Kenya shillings note featuring the picture of Raila Odinga as they gather at Nyayo National Stadium, Nairobi for the final day of the campaign for the election.
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Kenyan Prime Minister and Presidential candidate, Raila Odinga`s supporters show a 1,000 Kenya shillings note featuring the picture of Raila Odinga as they gather at Nyayo National Stadium, Nairobi for the final day of the campaign for the election.

Narendra Modi and Sushma Swaraj speak during a meeting in New Delhi. The two-day long national council meeting of the BJP began Saturday.
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Narendra Modi and Sushma Swaraj speak during a meeting in New Delhi. The two-day long national council meeting of the BJP began Saturday.