Day in Pics: 31st January

Jan 31, 2013, 08:36 AM IST
Nicole and Ian Hockley, parents of Sandy Hook School shooting victim Dylan, testify during a hearing of a legislative task force on gun violence and children`s safety at Newtown High School in Newtown, Conn.
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Nicole and Ian Hockley, parents of Sandy Hook School shooting victim Dylan, testify during a hearing of a legislative task force on gun violence and children`s safety at Newtown High School in Newtown, Conn.

Brazil`s former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, right, raises the arms of Dr. Armando Hart Davalos, left, President of José Martí Cultural Society, during the closing ceremony of the International Congress for World Balance, in Havana, Cuba.
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Brazil`s former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, right, raises the arms of Dr. Armando Hart Davalos, left, President of José Martí Cultural Society, during the closing ceremony of the International Congress for World Balance, in Havana, Cuba.

A retiree carries a sign that reads in Spanish “Do not play with my pension” during a protest outside the government pension headquarters in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
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A retiree carries a sign that reads in Spanish “Do not play with my pension” during a protest outside the government pension headquarters in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Students play music during a protest in the northern Greek port city of Thessaloniki.
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Students play music during a protest in the northern Greek port city of Thessaloniki.

Father Michael Pfleger , left, consoles Cleopatra Pendelton during a news conference with Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy seeking help from the public in solving the murder of Pendelton`s daughter Hadiya in Chicago.
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Father Michael Pfleger , left, consoles Cleopatra Pendelton during a news conference with Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy seeking help from the public in solving the murder of Pendelton`s daughter Hadiya in Chicago.

An activist, face painted, participates in a march for peace and communal harmony in Mumbai.
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An activist, face painted, participates in a march for peace and communal harmony in Mumbai.

Myanmar`s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi poses for the media after receiving the Gwangju Prize for Human Rights 2004 during an awarding ceremony in Gwangju, south of Seoul, South Korea.
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Myanmar`s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi poses for the media after receiving the Gwangju Prize for Human Rights 2004 during an awarding ceremony in Gwangju, south of Seoul, South Korea.

An United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket lifts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Wednesday evening, Jan. 30, 2013 in Cape Canaveral, Fla. The rocket is carrying the latest Tracking and Data Relay Satellite for NASA. This is the 11th TDRS (T-driss) satellite to be launched by NASA.
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An United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket lifts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Wednesday evening, Jan. 30, 2013 in Cape Canaveral, Fla. The rocket is carrying the latest Tracking and Data Relay Satellite for NASA. This is the 11th TDRS (T-driss) satellite to be launched by NASA.

Thorsten Heins, CEO of Research in Motion, which is changing its name to BlackBerry, is seen in Toronto on a video link from New York as he introduces the BlackBerry 10.
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Thorsten Heins, CEO of Research in Motion, which is changing its name to BlackBerry, is seen in Toronto on a video link from New York as he introduces the BlackBerry 10.

The family of Nguyen Quoc Quan welcomes his arrival at the Los Angeles International Airport from Vietnam on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, in Los Angeles. Quan, a human rights activist, has been released after being detained since April 17, 2012 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
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The family of Nguyen Quoc Quan welcomes his arrival at the Los Angeles International Airport from Vietnam on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, in Los Angeles. Quan, a human rights activist, has been released after being detained since April 17, 2012 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Supporters of Bangladesh`s Islamic party Jamaat-e-Islami burn tires to block traffic during a general strike in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
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Supporters of Bangladesh`s Islamic party Jamaat-e-Islami burn tires to block traffic during a general strike in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh speaks during the inauguration of the 13th Delhi Sustainable Development Summit, in New Delhi. The event is organized by the Energy and Resources Institute (TERI).
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Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh speaks during the inauguration of the 13th Delhi Sustainable Development Summit, in New Delhi. The event is organized by the Energy and Resources Institute (TERI).

India’s Poonam Ganesh Raut plays a shot against West Indies during the opening cricket match of the ICC Women`s World Cup in Mumbai.
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India’s Poonam Ganesh Raut plays a shot against West Indies during the opening cricket match of the ICC Women`s World Cup in Mumbai.

Pakistani religious students mourn the death of a cleric who was killed with others in Karachi. Unknown gunmen opened fire on a vehicle killing scores of people affiliated to a religious organization, police said.
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Pakistani religious students mourn the death of a cleric who was killed with others in Karachi. Unknown gunmen opened fire on a vehicle killing scores of people affiliated to a religious organization, police said.

Exiled Tibetans shout slogans as they take part in a rally during Tibetan People`s Solidarity Campaign in New Delhi. The four-day campaign that began Wednesday is being held to express solidarity with Tibetans inside Tibet and to raise awareness and seek international support for Tibet.
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Exiled Tibetans shout slogans as they take part in a rally during Tibetan People`s Solidarity Campaign in New Delhi. The four-day campaign that began Wednesday is being held to express solidarity with Tibetans inside Tibet and to raise awareness and seek international support for Tibet.

People participate in a mass funeral for victims of a road accident at Gilosan village, north of Ahmadabad. More than 20 people, including eight children and eight women, were killed in a road accident in Gujarat when a minibus lost control and collided with a stationary bus.
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People participate in a mass funeral for victims of a road accident at Gilosan village, north of Ahmadabad. More than 20 people, including eight children and eight women, were killed in a road accident in Gujarat when a minibus lost control and collided with a stationary bus.

Pakistan army soldiers escort Fakhruddin Ebrahim, Chief Election Commissioner of Pakistan to verify lists of voters in Karachi.
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Pakistan army soldiers escort Fakhruddin Ebrahim, Chief Election Commissioner of Pakistan to verify lists of voters in Karachi.

India’s Thirush Kamini Murugesan celebrates after scoring a century against West Indies during the opening cricket match of the ICC Women`s World Cup in Mumbai.
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India’s Thirush Kamini Murugesan celebrates after scoring a century against West Indies during the opening cricket match of the ICC Women`s World Cup in Mumbai.

Mourners gather in front of the Royal Palace and light incense sticks as offerings to the late Cambodian King Norodom Sihanouk ahead of his funeral in Phnom Penh.
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Mourners gather in front of the Royal Palace and light incense sticks as offerings to the late Cambodian King Norodom Sihanouk ahead of his funeral in Phnom Penh.

A villager participates in a bullock cart race during a rural sports festival, also known as the
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A villager participates in a bullock cart race during a rural sports festival, also known as the "Indian Rural Olympics" in Kila Raipur, near Ludhiana.

Dancers from the southern Indian state of Karnataka wait to perform for a press preview ahead of the Surajkund Fair on the outskirts of Delhi. The fair is held for two weeks and features culture and crafts from all of India`s states, its South Asian neighbors and other countries in the world.
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Dancers from the southern Indian state of Karnataka wait to perform for a press preview ahead of the Surajkund Fair on the outskirts of Delhi. The fair is held for two weeks and features culture and crafts from all of India`s states, its South Asian neighbors and other countries in the world.

Britain`s Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, travel on a London underground train as they mark 150 years of London Underground.
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Britain`s Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, travel on a London underground train as they mark 150 years of London Underground.