Day in Pics: 3rd January

Jan 03, 2013, 08:37 AM IST
This aerial image provided by the U.S. Coast Guard shows the Royal Dutch Shell drilling rig Kulluk aground off a small island near Kodiak Island.
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This aerial image provided by the U.S. Coast Guard shows the Royal Dutch Shell drilling rig Kulluk aground off a small island near Kodiak Island.

Haze of smoke hangs over the city skape in Athens, early Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013.
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Haze of smoke hangs over the city skape in Athens, early Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013.

Australia`s Jackson Bird celebrates taking the wicket of Sri Lanka`s Tillakaratne Dilshan during the third cricket test match against Sri Lanka in Sydney.
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Australia`s Jackson Bird celebrates taking the wicket of Sri Lanka`s Tillakaratne Dilshan during the third cricket test match against Sri Lanka in Sydney.

Protestors shout slogans during a march against slum evictions, land scams and other problems faced by the urban poor in Mumbai, India.
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Protestors shout slogans during a march against slum evictions, land scams and other problems faced by the urban poor in Mumbai, India.

President Barack Obama winks as he arrives to make a statement regarding the passage of the fiscal cliff bill in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington.
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President Barack Obama winks as he arrives to make a statement regarding the passage of the fiscal cliff bill in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington.

England cricket captain Alistair Cook talks to the media during a press conference at Heathrow, London.
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England cricket captain Alistair Cook talks to the media during a press conference at Heathrow, London.

Supporters of President Hosni Mubarak, riding camels and horses, fight with anti-Mubarak protesters in Cairo, Egypt.
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Supporters of President Hosni Mubarak, riding camels and horses, fight with anti-Mubarak protesters in Cairo, Egypt.

Visitors look at an exhibit on display during the opening of
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Visitors look at an exhibit on display during the opening of "Art Experiment" exhibition at the Garage Center for Contemporary Cultures in Moscow`s Gorky Park, Russia.

Victoria Azarenka of Belarus reacts after winning a point during her quarter final match against Ksenia Pervak of Kazakhstan during the Brisbane International tennis tournament.
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Victoria Azarenka of Belarus reacts after winning a point during her quarter final match against Ksenia Pervak of Kazakhstan during the Brisbane International tennis tournament.

Than Khe, chairman of All Burma Student`s Democratic Front (ABSDF), talks to journalists during a press conference on their first trip to Myanmar at Peace Centre in Yangon, Myanmar.
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Than Khe, chairman of All Burma Student`s Democratic Front (ABSDF), talks to journalists during a press conference on their first trip to Myanmar at Peace Centre in Yangon, Myanmar.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center right, salutes as he and his wife Ri Sol Ju, center left, attend a New Year`s concert in Pyongyang, North Korea.
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center right, salutes as he and his wife Ri Sol Ju, center left, attend a New Year`s concert in Pyongyang, North Korea.

Gujarat state Chief Minister Narendra Modi meets the media after winning state elections held last month in Gandhinagar, India.
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Gujarat state Chief Minister Narendra Modi meets the media after winning state elections held last month in Gandhinagar, India.

Serena Williams of the U.S. waves at the crowd after winning her quarter final match against Sloane Stephens of the U.S. 6-4, 6-3 during the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane, Australia.
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Serena Williams of the U.S. waves at the crowd after winning her quarter final match against Sloane Stephens of the U.S. 6-4, 6-3 during the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane, Australia.

An elderly man lights a candle at a makeshift memorial of a gang-rape victim in New Delhi.
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An elderly man lights a candle at a makeshift memorial of a gang-rape victim in New Delhi.

An earthmover removes silt as workers watch from a boat on the banks of the Ganges River in Kolkata. The work is being done to develop the banks of Ganges River as part of a beautification program.
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An earthmover removes silt as workers watch from a boat on the banks of the Ganges River in Kolkata. The work is being done to develop the banks of Ganges River as part of a beautification program.

Members of the radical group Tehreek e Khatme Nabuyat run from a riot policeman using a teargas spray outside the National Mosque compound in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
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Members of the radical group Tehreek e Khatme Nabuyat run from a riot policeman using a teargas spray outside the National Mosque compound in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

People watch a religious procession by Naga Sadhus, towards the Sangam, the confluence of rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, as part of the Mahakumbh festival in Allahabad.
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People watch a religious procession by Naga Sadhus, towards the Sangam, the confluence of rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, as part of the Mahakumbh festival in Allahabad.

Sri Lankan opposition lawmaker Vijitha Herath displays a victory sign outside the Supreme Court after Sri Lanka`s highest court declared on Thursday that a parliament committee does not have the legal power to disqualify the country`s chief justice from office, in Colombo.
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Sri Lankan opposition lawmaker Vijitha Herath displays a victory sign outside the Supreme Court after Sri Lanka`s highest court declared on Thursday that a parliament committee does not have the legal power to disqualify the country`s chief justice from office, in Colombo.

South African Jacques Kallis reacts with team mates as they take the wicket of New Zealand Kane Williamson during a five day test in Cape Town.
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South African Jacques Kallis reacts with team mates as they take the wicket of New Zealand Kane Williamson during a five day test in Cape Town.

A Spectacled Owl looks at a clipboard during a photo call for the annual stock take at London Zoo. More than 17,500 animals including birds, fish, mammals, reptiles and amphibians are counted in the annual stock take at the zoo.
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A Spectacled Owl looks at a clipboard during a photo call for the annual stock take at London Zoo. More than 17,500 animals including birds, fish, mammals, reptiles and amphibians are counted in the annual stock take at the zoo.

Naga Sadhus participate in a religious procession towards the Sangam, the confluence of rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, as part of the Mahakumbh festival in Allahabad.
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Naga Sadhus participate in a religious procession towards the Sangam, the confluence of rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, as part of the Mahakumbh festival in Allahabad.