Day in Pics: 3rd April

Apr 03, 2014, 08:38 AM IST
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Indian villagers lie down on hot sand as part of a ritual as they participate in the annual Danda festival or the festival of self punishment at Kulagarh village in Ganjam district, Orissa state, India.

Indian villagers lie down on hot sand as part of a ritual as they participate in the annual Danda festival or the festival of self punishment at Kulagarh village in Ganjam district, Orissa state, India.

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Malaysia`s Lee Chong Wei plays against India`s K Ajay Kumar during the Men`s Single event at the India open badminton in New Delhi.

Malaysia`s Lee Chong Wei plays against India`s K Ajay Kumar during the Men`s Single event at the India open badminton in New Delhi.

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India`s captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni thows a ball during a training session ahead of their ICC Twenty20 Cricket World Cup semi-final match against South Africa in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

India`s captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni thows a ball during a training session ahead of their ICC Twenty20 Cricket World Cup semi-final match against South Africa in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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President Barack Obama waves as he arrives at Chicago`s O`Hare International Airport on Air Force One, in Chicago, as he travels to attend fundraising events.

President Barack Obama waves as he arrives at Chicago`s O`Hare International Airport on Air Force One, in Chicago, as he travels to attend fundraising events.

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Venus Williams returns to Chanelle Scheepers, of South Africa, during the Family Circle Cup tennis tournament in Charleston, S.C.

Venus Williams returns to Chanelle Scheepers, of South Africa, during the Family Circle Cup tennis tournament in Charleston, S.C.

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Protesters handcuffed and gagged with tape stage a rally across from the Indonesian embassy in central London, to protest the ongoing detention of 76 political prisoners in Indonesia’s West Papua province.

Protesters handcuffed and gagged with tape stage a rally across from the Indonesian embassy in central London, to protest the ongoing detention of 76 political prisoners in Indonesia’s West Papua province.

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First lady Michelle Obama talks with Friendship Public Charter Elementary School student Dynasty Meade, center, and Bancroft Elementary School student Silas Stutz, left, as they plant Lincoln oats in the White House Kitchen Garden at the White House in Washington.

First lady Michelle Obama talks with Friendship Public Charter Elementary School student Dynasty Meade, center, and Bancroft Elementary School student Silas Stutz, left, as they plant Lincoln oats in the White House Kitchen Garden at the White House in Washington.

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Rosmah Mansor, right, wife of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak meets with aircrew crew members involved in the search for wreckage and debris of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in Perth, Australia.

Rosmah Mansor, right, wife of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak meets with aircrew crew members involved in the search for wreckage and debris of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in Perth, Australia.

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England’s women cricket captain Charlotte Edwards, left, and a teammate attend a training session ahead of their ICC Twenty20 Cricket World Cup semi-final match against South Africa in Savar, near Dhaka, Bangladesh.

England’s women cricket captain Charlotte Edwards, left, and a teammate attend a training session ahead of their ICC Twenty20 Cricket World Cup semi-final match against South Africa in Savar, near Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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Pope Francis meets with Cape Verde Prime Minister Jose` Maria Neves during a private audience at the Vatican.

Pope Francis meets with Cape Verde Prime Minister Jose` Maria Neves during a private audience at the Vatican.

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Erika, left, a 17-year old white Bengal tiger, fights for occupying ice cube with 8-year old Nong Neung inside their enclosure at Dusit zoo.

Erika, left, a 17-year old white Bengal tiger, fights for occupying ice cube with 8-year old Nong Neung inside their enclosure at Dusit zoo.

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Roger Federer, left, of Switzerland, poses with Mikhail Kukushkin, right, of Kazakhstan, after the draw prior to the Davis Cup World Group quarterfinals between Switzerland and Kazakhstan, in Geneva, Switzerland.

Roger Federer, left, of Switzerland, poses with Mikhail Kukushkin, right, of Kazakhstan, after the draw prior to the Davis Cup World Group quarterfinals between Switzerland and Kazakhstan, in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Queen Elizabeth II arrives at Rome`s Ciampino military airport to start a one-day visit to Italy and the Vatican.

Queen Elizabeth II arrives at Rome`s Ciampino military airport to start a one-day visit to Italy and the Vatican.

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A robot of a German team, left, plays the ball besides a British team robot in the Kids League at the RoboCup German Open 2014 in Magdeburg, Germany.

A robot of a German team, left, plays the ball besides a British team robot in the Kids League at the RoboCup German Open 2014 in Magdeburg, Germany.

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Sri Lanka`s batsman Lahiru Thirimanne plays a shot during their ICC Twenty20 Cricket World Cup semi-final match against West Indies` in Dhaka.

Sri Lanka`s batsman Lahiru Thirimanne plays a shot during their ICC Twenty20 Cricket World Cup semi-final match against West Indies` in Dhaka.

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Firefighters battle a fire at Chemical godown in Bhivandi, Mumbai.

Firefighters battle a fire at Chemical godown in Bhivandi, Mumbai.

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BJP candidate from Ghaziabad former Army Chief Gen. V K Singh greets Congress candidate from Gautam Buddh Nagar Ramesh Chand Tomar who joined BJP during an election campaign rally in Ghaziabad.

BJP candidate from Ghaziabad former Army Chief Gen. V K Singh greets Congress candidate from Gautam Buddh Nagar Ramesh Chand Tomar who joined BJP during an election campaign rally in Ghaziabad.

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