Day in Pics: 3rd July

Jul 03, 2013, 08:44 AM IST
Security forces inspect the scene of a car bomb attack in Basra, 340 miles (550 kilometers) southeast of Baghdad.
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Security forces inspect the scene of a car bomb attack in Basra, 340 miles (550 kilometers) southeast of Baghdad.

An actor holds a sword during a rehearsal of the opera
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An actor holds a sword during a rehearsal of the opera "Turandot" by Giacomo Puccini at the DomStufen open air festival (Domstufen-Festspiele) in front of the Mariendom (Cathedral of Mary) in Erfurt, central Germany.

Pro-abortion rights supporter Yatzel Sabat, left, and anti-abortion protestor Amanda Reed demonstrate at the state Capitol in Austin, Texas.
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Pro-abortion rights supporter Yatzel Sabat, left, and anti-abortion protestor Amanda Reed demonstrate at the state Capitol in Austin, Texas.

E.A. Vincent, right, holds her son, Dakota Vincent, 13, while visiting the memorial outside the Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew fire station, in Prescott, Ariz.
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E.A. Vincent, right, holds her son, Dakota Vincent, 13, while visiting the memorial outside the Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew fire station, in Prescott, Ariz.

A model wears a wedding dress by Venezuelan fashion designer Oscar Carvallo as part of his Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2013-2014 collection.
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A model wears a wedding dress by Venezuelan fashion designer Oscar Carvallo as part of his Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2013-2014 collection.

US President Barack Obama kisses First Lady Michelle Obama as they prepare to board Air Force One at the end of the final leg of their weeklong visit to Africa, at the Julius Nyerere airport in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
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US President Barack Obama kisses First Lady Michelle Obama as they prepare to board Air Force One at the end of the final leg of their weeklong visit to Africa, at the Julius Nyerere airport in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

A boy gestures next to a poster with photos of FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter, left, Rio de Janeiro`s Gov. Sergio Cabral, right, and Rio`s Mayor Eduardo Paes during a protest at the Mare slum, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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A boy gestures next to a poster with photos of FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter, left, Rio de Janeiro`s Gov. Sergio Cabral, right, and Rio`s Mayor Eduardo Paes during a protest at the Mare slum, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

India two last batsmen Ravindra Jadeja, left, and Umesh Yadav walk off the pitch after loosing to Sri Lanka in their Tri-Nation Series cricket match in Kingston, Jamaica. Sri Lanka won by 161 runs.
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India two last batsmen Ravindra Jadeja, left, and Umesh Yadav walk off the pitch after loosing to Sri Lanka in their Tri-Nation Series cricket match in Kingston, Jamaica. Sri Lanka won by 161 runs.

Suman Lata Balihar, wife of Amarjit Balihar who was killed in a Maoist attack, and her daughter mourn at their residence in Ranchi, in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand.
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Suman Lata Balihar, wife of Amarjit Balihar who was killed in a Maoist attack, and her daughter mourn at their residence in Ranchi, in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand.

US President Barack Obama demonstrates
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US President Barack Obama demonstrates "the Soccket Ball," which uses kinetic energy to provide power to charge a cell phone or power a light, during an event at the Ubungo power plant to promote energy innovation in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.

US singer Carter Scott as
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US singer Carter Scott as "Turandot" plays during a rehearsal of the opera "Turandot" by Giacomo Puccini at the DomStufen open air festival (Domstufen-Festspiele) in front of the Mariendom (Cathedral of Mary) in Erfurt, central Germany.

A supporter, center, of the newly merged Cambodia National Rescue Party, holds an iPad during an election campaign in Koh Kra-bey on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
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A supporter, center, of the newly merged Cambodia National Rescue Party, holds an iPad during an election campaign in Koh Kra-bey on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Singer Beyonce performs on her
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Singer Beyonce performs on her "Mrs. Carter Show World Tour 2013" in San Jose, Calif.

Swaziland`s King Mswati III, right, watches a lion dance performance as he visits to Taylor`s University in Subang Jaya, near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Swaziland`s King is on a five-day working visit to Malaysia.
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Swaziland`s King Mswati III, right, watches a lion dance performance as he visits to Taylor`s University in Subang Jaya, near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Swaziland`s King is on a five-day working visit to Malaysia.

The wax figure of British singer Adele is revealed at Madame Tussauds in central London.
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The wax figure of British singer Adele is revealed at Madame Tussauds in central London.

Fred Dangler and Nicole Gambill of Prescott, Ariz. embrace their children Evan, 9, right and Aidan, 8, during a candlelight vigil for the 19 firefighters killed battling the Yarnell Hill Fire, on the football field at Prescott High School in Prescott.
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Fred Dangler and Nicole Gambill of Prescott, Ariz. embrace their children Evan, 9, right and Aidan, 8, during a candlelight vigil for the 19 firefighters killed battling the Yarnell Hill Fire, on the football field at Prescott High School in Prescott.

Honda Motor Co.’s interactive robot Asimo gestures while talking with visitors at a demonstration event at the Miraikan science museum, in Tokyo.
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Honda Motor Co.’s interactive robot Asimo gestures while talking with visitors at a demonstration event at the Miraikan science museum, in Tokyo.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and German Labor Minister Ursula von der Leyen attend the weekly cabinet meeting at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany.
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel and German Labor Minister Ursula von der Leyen attend the weekly cabinet meeting at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany.

A model wears a creation for Maison Martin Margiela`s Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2013-2014 collection presented in Paris.
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A model wears a creation for Maison Martin Margiela`s Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2013-2014 collection presented in Paris.

A Syrian rebel fires his weapon during heavy clashes with Syrian soldiers loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad near Aleppo International Airport in Aleppo, Syria.
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A Syrian rebel fires his weapon during heavy clashes with Syrian soldiers loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad near Aleppo International Airport in Aleppo, Syria.

People hold candles as they pray for the victims of Uttarakhand floods, at a temple in Ahmadabad.
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People hold candles as they pray for the victims of Uttarakhand floods, at a temple in Ahmadabad.

An official checks the height of a girl during an audition for models for the upcoming Lakme Fashion Week, in Mumbai.
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An official checks the height of a girl during an audition for models for the upcoming Lakme Fashion Week, in Mumbai.

Bangladeshi activists shout slogans at a protest against a nationwide strike called by Islamic party Jamaat-e-Islami on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
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Bangladeshi activists shout slogans at a protest against a nationwide strike called by Islamic party Jamaat-e-Islami on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Suman Lata Balihar mourns by the coffin containing the body of police officer Amarjit Balihar who was killed in a Maoist attack, as her daughter, left, mourns beside her in Ranchi.
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Suman Lata Balihar mourns by the coffin containing the body of police officer Amarjit Balihar who was killed in a Maoist attack, as her daughter, left, mourns beside her in Ranchi.

A model wears a creation for Lebanese fashion designer Elie Saab`s Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2013-2014 collection presented in Paris.
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A model wears a creation for Lebanese fashion designer Elie Saab`s Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2013-2014 collection presented in Paris.

Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina grimaces as he rolls on the ground after falling during his Men`s singles quarterfinal match against David Ferrer of Spain at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London.
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Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina grimaces as he rolls on the ground after falling during his Men`s singles quarterfinal match against David Ferrer of Spain at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London.

As part of a publicity stunt, people from a bookmakers office dressed as Britain`s Queen Elizabeth II and a British Guardsman stand with a placard with the odds for the name of the royal baby as they pose for the media outside St. Mary`s Hospital exclusive Lindo Wing in London.
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As part of a publicity stunt, people from a bookmakers office dressed as Britain`s Queen Elizabeth II and a British Guardsman stand with a placard with the odds for the name of the royal baby as they pose for the media outside St. Mary`s Hospital exclusive Lindo Wing in London.