Day in Pics: 4th February

Feb 04, 2013, 09:33 AM IST
A foreign tourist campaigns for a clean Prayag, another name for Allahabad at the confluence of rivers Ganges, Yamuna during the Mahakumbh festival in Allahabad.
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A foreign tourist campaigns for a clean Prayag, another name for Allahabad at the confluence of rivers Ganges, Yamuna during the Mahakumbh festival in Allahabad.

People carry their disguised dogs during the
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People carry their disguised dogs during the "Blocao" dog carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. According to Rio`s tourism office, Rio`s street Carnival this year will consist of 492 block parties, attended by an estimated five million Carnival enthusiasts.

Brazil`s police officers detain an alleged thief during the
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Brazil`s police officers detain an alleged thief during the "Blocao" dog carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

People pray for a 5-year-old boy taken hostage, in Midland City, Ala. Authorities say Jim Lee Dykes, 65 — a decorated Vietnam-era veteran known as Jimmy to neighbors — gunned down a school bus driver and then abducted a 5-year-old boy from the bus.
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People pray for a 5-year-old boy taken hostage, in Midland City, Ala. Authorities say Jim Lee Dykes, 65 — a decorated Vietnam-era veteran known as Jimmy to neighbors — gunned down a school bus driver and then abducted a 5-year-old boy from the bus.

Cuba`s leader Fidel Castro casts his ballot at a polling station during parliament elections in Havana, Cuba.
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Cuba`s leader Fidel Castro casts his ballot at a polling station during parliament elections in Havana, Cuba.

Authorities work the scene where at least eight people were killed and nearly two dozen were injured when a bus carrying a group from Tijuana, Mexico crashed with two other vehicles on its way back from Big Bear Lake on Highway 38 north of Yucaipa, Calif.
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Authorities work the scene where at least eight people were killed and nearly two dozen were injured when a bus carrying a group from Tijuana, Mexico crashed with two other vehicles on its way back from Big Bear Lake on Highway 38 north of Yucaipa, Calif.

Baltimore Ravens fans celebrates after their team scored the first touchdown against San Francisco 49ers, at local pub in Baltimore.
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Baltimore Ravens fans celebrates after their team scored the first touchdown against San Francisco 49ers, at local pub in Baltimore.

Syrian people carry a body after a government airstrike hit the neighborhood of Ansari, in Aleppo, Syria.
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Syrian people carry a body after a government airstrike hit the neighborhood of Ansari, in Aleppo, Syria.

Police arrest protesters as they attempt to stage a rally at the gates of the Presidential Palace, in Manila, Philippines.
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Police arrest protesters as they attempt to stage a rally at the gates of the Presidential Palace, in Manila, Philippines.

Protesters burn a mock American flag during a rally at the US Embassy in Manila.
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Protesters burn a mock American flag during a rally at the US Embassy in Manila.

Yoga guru Baba Ramdev performs yoga at Sangam, the confluence of rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati during the Maha Kumbh festival in Allahabad.
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Yoga guru Baba Ramdev performs yoga at Sangam, the confluence of rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati during the Maha Kumbh festival in Allahabad.

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa arrives to attend an event on Sri Lanka`s 65th Independence Day, marking the country`s independence from British colonial rule in 1948 in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka.
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Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa arrives to attend an event on Sri Lanka`s 65th Independence Day, marking the country`s independence from British colonial rule in 1948 in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka.

South Africa`s Dale Steyn, left, celebrate with Dean Elgar after taking the wicket of Misbah-ul-Haq of Pakistan for 64 runs during their cricket test match in Johannesburg.
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South Africa`s Dale Steyn, left, celebrate with Dean Elgar after taking the wicket of Misbah-ul-Haq of Pakistan for 64 runs during their cricket test match in Johannesburg.

A woman participates in a fashion show on the occasion of World Cancer Day at the Apollo Cancer Hospital in Hyderabad.
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A woman participates in a fashion show on the occasion of World Cancer Day at the Apollo Cancer Hospital in Hyderabad.

Activists from different women organizations shout slogan against government during a protest, in New Delhi. Scores of protesters have gathered near India`s parliament house to protest a new law which they say is inadequate to deter all forms of sexual violence against women.
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Activists from different women organizations shout slogan against government during a protest, in New Delhi. Scores of protesters have gathered near India`s parliament house to protest a new law which they say is inadequate to deter all forms of sexual violence against women.

An Indian Air Force aircraft flies during rehearsals ahead of the Aero India 2013 in Yelahanka air base in Bangalor. Aviation companies from around the world are expected to participate in the five-day event that starts Feb. 6.
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An Indian Air Force aircraft flies during rehearsals ahead of the Aero India 2013 in Yelahanka air base in Bangalor. Aviation companies from around the world are expected to participate in the five-day event that starts Feb. 6.

BAFTA Film host host Stephen Fry buffs and polishes the masks ahead of the award ceremony on Sunday , at the Bafta HQ in Piccadilly, central London.
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BAFTA Film host host Stephen Fry buffs and polishes the masks ahead of the award ceremony on Sunday , at the Bafta HQ in Piccadilly, central London.

Rebel commander Khabir Malik, right, of the Moro National Liberation Front, which has an autonomy deal with the government, talks to his comrades at their camp in the volatile island of Jolo, Sulu province in southern Philippines.
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Rebel commander Khabir Malik, right, of the Moro National Liberation Front, which has an autonomy deal with the government, talks to his comrades at their camp in the volatile island of Jolo, Sulu province in southern Philippines.

South Africa`s Dale Steyn second from right receives the man of the match trophy and cheque after South Africa beat Pakistan with 211 runs during their cricket test match against Pakistan in Johannesburg.
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South Africa`s Dale Steyn second from right receives the man of the match trophy and cheque after South Africa beat Pakistan with 211 runs during their cricket test match against Pakistan in Johannesburg.

The new Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, waves outside St Paul`s Cathedral as he poses for the media following his ceremony known as the confIrmation of election in London.
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The new Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, waves outside St Paul`s Cathedral as he poses for the media following his ceremony known as the confIrmation of election in London.

Paula Wilcox as Miss Havisham performs a scene from the Great Expectations, during a theatre photo call at the Vaudeville Theatre, central London.
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Paula Wilcox as Miss Havisham performs a scene from the Great Expectations, during a theatre photo call at the Vaudeville Theatre, central London.

Cambodian mourners cry and pray outside a crematorium as the late King Norodom Sihanouk is cremated in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
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Cambodian mourners cry and pray outside a crematorium as the late King Norodom Sihanouk is cremated in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Britain`s Prime Minister David Cameron, centre, hosts a trilateral meeting with President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan, right, and President Asif Ali Zardari of Pakistan, left, at his official country residence at Chequers, near Wendover, England.
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Britain`s Prime Minister David Cameron, centre, hosts a trilateral meeting with President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan, right, and President Asif Ali Zardari of Pakistan, left, at his official country residence at Chequers, near Wendover, England.

A model displays a creation called
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A model displays a creation called "looking for treasure" by competitor Cristina Bea, at the Rome Nail Olympics in Rome.

Students light candles at an event to mark World Cancer Day in Srinagar.
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Students light candles at an event to mark World Cancer Day in Srinagar.

In this photo provided by the Vatican newspaper L`Osservatore Romano, Pope Benedict XVI meets the Chaldean Catholic Patriarch of Babylon and the Head of the Chaldean Catholic Church Louis Raphaël I Sako during a private audience at the Vatican.
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In this photo provided by the Vatican newspaper L`Osservatore Romano, Pope Benedict XVI meets the Chaldean Catholic Patriarch of Babylon and the Head of the Chaldean Catholic Church Louis Raphaël I Sako during a private audience at the Vatican.

People try to extinguish a blaze on a pile of teak logs those caught fire from a burning oil ship that sank in Hlaing river, in Yangon, Myanmar.
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People try to extinguish a blaze on a pile of teak logs those caught fire from a burning oil ship that sank in Hlaing river, in Yangon, Myanmar.