Day in Pics: 31st January

Jan 31, 2014, 08:51 AM IST
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Hindu devotees offers prayers to the Sun god after taking a holy dip at the Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges and Yamuna rivers, on `Mauni Amavasya` or new moon day, the third and most auspicious date of bathing during the annual month long Hindu religious fair `Magh Mela` in Allahabad.

Hindu devotees offers prayers to the Sun god after taking a holy dip at the Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges and Yamuna rivers, on `Mauni Amavasya` or new moon day, the third and most auspicious date of bathing during the annual month long Hindu religious fair `Magh Mela` in Allahabad.

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A surfer rides unusually high surf under the Ocean Beach Pier, in San Diego. For the first time in months the weather forecast in Southern California predicts rain and a winter storm.

A surfer rides unusually high surf under the Ocean Beach Pier, in San Diego. For the first time in months the weather forecast in Southern California predicts rain and a winter storm.

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President Barack Obama speaks about job training, at General Electric`s Waukesha, Wis. gas engine plant.

President Barack Obama speaks about job training, at General Electric`s Waukesha, Wis. gas engine plant.

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People march protesting the dismissal of workers by the company Kromberg & Schubert, producer of electrical harnesses for Volkswagen and Mercedes Benz, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

People march protesting the dismissal of workers by the company Kromberg & Schubert, producer of electrical harnesses for Volkswagen and Mercedes Benz, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Members of global advocacy group Avaaz stand next to a digital counter showing the number of petition signatures calling for net neutrality outside the Federal Communication Commission in Washington.

Members of global advocacy group Avaaz stand next to a digital counter showing the number of petition signatures calling for net neutrality outside the Federal Communication Commission in Washington.

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Riley Legault, from the United States, sails in the laser class in Miami.

Riley Legault, from the United States, sails in the laser class in Miami.

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Colorful sculptures of black rhinos stand in front of the Opera House in Sydney, Australia.

Colorful sculptures of black rhinos stand in front of the Opera House in Sydney, Australia.

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India’s Varun Aaron unsuccessfully appeals New Zealand`s Ross Taylor wicket lbw in the fifth and final one-day international cricket match in Wellington, New Zealand.

India’s Varun Aaron unsuccessfully appeals New Zealand`s Ross Taylor wicket lbw in the fifth and final one-day international cricket match in Wellington, New Zealand.

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Matt Gohdes of Delhi Wave Riders in action against Kalinga Lancers during the Hero Hockey India league match in New Delhi.

Matt Gohdes of Delhi Wave Riders in action against Kalinga Lancers during the Hero Hockey India league match in New Delhi.

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Congress Vice President, Rahul Gandhi during an interaction with the labour leaders, Rehri-Patri union leaders and representatives from the unorganised sector from all over the country and sought their inputs for the Congress Party manifesto, in New Delhi.

Congress Vice President, Rahul Gandhi during an interaction with the labour leaders, Rehri-Patri union leaders and representatives from the unorganised sector from all over the country and sought their inputs for the Congress Party manifesto, in New Delhi.

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Ballet dancer Alexandra Portyannikova, with handcuffs on both hands and braving the frost of minus 20 C (- 4 F), dances taking part in a protest action on a square in Moscow, Russia.

Ballet dancer Alexandra Portyannikova, with handcuffs on both hands and braving the frost of minus 20 C (- 4 F), dances taking part in a protest action on a square in Moscow, Russia.

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, with party leaders Kumar Vishwas and Sanjay Singh at Aam Aadmi Party`s (AAP) National Executive Meet in New Delhi.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, with party leaders Kumar Vishwas and Sanjay Singh at Aam Aadmi Party`s (AAP) National Executive Meet in New Delhi.

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New Zealand`s captain Brendon McCullum holds the trophy as his teammates celebrate after their series` victory over India during the fifth one day International cricket match at Westpac Stadium in Wellington, New Zealand.

New Zealand`s captain Brendon McCullum holds the trophy as his teammates celebrate after their series` victory over India during the fifth one day International cricket match at Westpac Stadium in Wellington, New Zealand.

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England captain Stuart Broad congratulates Australia`s George Bailey and Cameron White congratulate each other after after the T20 International cricket match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia.

England captain Stuart Broad congratulates Australia`s George Bailey and Cameron White congratulate each other after after the T20 International cricket match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia.

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Chinese lion dance participants of Indian origin perform amid exploding fire crackers on Chinese New Year celebrations in Kolkata.

Chinese lion dance participants of Indian origin perform amid exploding fire crackers on Chinese New Year celebrations in Kolkata.

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Tiger Woods plays a ball on the 18th hole during the second round of the Dubai Desert Classic golf tournament in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Tiger Woods plays a ball on the 18th hole during the second round of the Dubai Desert Classic golf tournament in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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An eight-months-old trained monkey sits on a can next to his owner, holding the leash as they wait for customers to perform to in a park in Islamabad, Pakistan.

An eight-months-old trained monkey sits on a can next to his owner, holding the leash as they wait for customers to perform to in a park in Islamabad, Pakistan.

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Members of Thailand`s `White Shirt` movement light candles during a vigil to demand democratic elections and political reforms in Bangkok, Thailand.

Members of Thailand`s `White Shirt` movement light candles during a vigil to demand democratic elections and political reforms in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Denver Broncos cheerleaders cheer during a live broadcast of Good Morning America at Times Square in New York.

Denver Broncos cheerleaders cheer during a live broadcast of Good Morning America at Times Square in New York.

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Performers take part in a night parade to celebrate Chinese New Year in Hong Kong.

Performers take part in a night parade to celebrate Chinese New Year in Hong Kong.

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