Day in Pics: 4th February

Feb 04, 2014, 08:45 AM IST
Shovelers remove snow from a sidewalk in Brooklyn`s Flatbush neighborhood in New York. Nearly 2,000 flights and 1,500 canceled flights have been reported nationwide in cities including Philadelphia, Newark, N.J., and New York.
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Shovelers remove snow from a sidewalk in Brooklyn`s Flatbush neighborhood in New York. Nearly 2,000 flights and 1,500 canceled flights have been reported nationwide in cities including Philadelphia, Newark, N.J., and New York.

A dolphin carcass lies on the beach at Puerto Eten in Lambayeque, Peru. ore than 400 dead dolphins were found last month on the Pacific Ocean beaches where twice that amount were encountered in 2012, Peruvian officials said Monday.
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A dolphin carcass lies on the beach at Puerto Eten in Lambayeque, Peru. ore than 400 dead dolphins were found last month on the Pacific Ocean beaches where twice that amount were encountered in 2012, Peruvian officials said Monday.

This photo shows Mama Cass, a tank born female Octopus briareus, 8 months old, displaying the magnificent web of this species. Denise Whatley of Atlanta, Georgia, teaches her octopuses that if they come to one corner of the tank, they’ll get attention, and if they go to another spot, she’ll take her hand out of the tank.
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This photo shows Mama Cass, a tank born female Octopus briareus, 8 months old, displaying the magnificent web of this species. Denise Whatley of Atlanta, Georgia, teaches her octopuses that if they come to one corner of the tank, they’ll get attention, and if they go to another spot, she’ll take her hand out of the tank.

Sasha Foster, rehabilitation therapist, works with a great dane named Claire who receives electrical stimulation for pain management and therapeutic exercise for hind limb weakness due to a congenital neck injury commonly known as
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Sasha Foster, rehabilitation therapist, works with a great dane named Claire who receives electrical stimulation for pain management and therapeutic exercise for hind limb weakness due to a congenital neck injury commonly known as "Wobbler`s Syndrome" at the Small Animal Orthopaedics at the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, in Fort Collins, Colo.

The 2014 Super Bowl MVP Malcolm Smith a Seattle Seahawks linebacker, waves to spectators as he rides in a parade at Walt Disney World with Mickey Mouse in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
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The 2014 Super Bowl MVP Malcolm Smith a Seattle Seahawks linebacker, waves to spectators as he rides in a parade at Walt Disney World with Mickey Mouse in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, left, shares pizza and soda with host Jon Stewart on Comedy Central`s `The Daily Show` 2014 in New York.
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New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, left, shares pizza and soda with host Jon Stewart on Comedy Central`s `The Daily Show` 2014 in New York.

President Barack Obama meets with recipients of the 2013 Fermi Award, scientists Allen Bard, left and Andrew Sessler, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington.
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President Barack Obama meets with recipients of the 2013 Fermi Award, scientists Allen Bard, left and Andrew Sessler, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington.

The entrance of a building is damaged after an earthquake in Lixouri on the island of Kefalonia, western Greece. A strong earthquake hit the western Greek island of Kefalonia before dawn Monday, sending scared residents into the streets just over a week after a similar quake damaged hundreds of buildings.
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The entrance of a building is damaged after an earthquake in Lixouri on the island of Kefalonia, western Greece. A strong earthquake hit the western Greek island of Kefalonia before dawn Monday, sending scared residents into the streets just over a week after a similar quake damaged hundreds of buildings.

A Hindu devotee offers prayers to Sun God at Sangam, confluence of Hindu holy rivers of Ganges, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati, for a ritual dip, on the auspicious occasion of “Basant Panchami” at the annual traditional fair of Magh Mela in Allahabad.
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A Hindu devotee offers prayers to Sun God at Sangam, confluence of Hindu holy rivers of Ganges, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati, for a ritual dip, on the auspicious occasion of “Basant Panchami” at the annual traditional fair of Magh Mela in Allahabad.

Sri Lankan traditional dancers perform during a parade celebrating Sri Lanka`s 66th Independence Day, marking the country`s independence from British colonial rule in 1948, in Kegalle, about 80 kilometers (50 miles) northeast of Colombo, Sri Lanka.
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Sri Lankan traditional dancers perform during a parade celebrating Sri Lanka`s 66th Independence Day, marking the country`s independence from British colonial rule in 1948, in Kegalle, about 80 kilometers (50 miles) northeast of Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy and President of Jammu & Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) Farooq Abdullah (L) felicitates Jammu and Kashmir captain Parvez Rasool during a welcome party for Ranji trophy team in Jammu.
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Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy and President of Jammu & Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) Farooq Abdullah (L) felicitates Jammu and Kashmir captain Parvez Rasool during a welcome party for Ranji trophy team in Jammu.

School children celebrate as ace cricketer Sachin Tendulkar gets country`s highest civilian award Bharat Ratna, in Moradabad.
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School children celebrate as ace cricketer Sachin Tendulkar gets country`s highest civilian award Bharat Ratna, in Moradabad.

Devotees offer prayers in river Sangam on the occasion of Basant Panchami during the Magh Mela festival on Tuesday in Allahabad.
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Devotees offer prayers in river Sangam on the occasion of Basant Panchami during the Magh Mela festival on Tuesday in Allahabad.

President Pranab Mukherjee confers legendary cricketer SachinTendulkar with country`s highest civilian honour Bharat Ratna in Rashtrapati Bhavan.
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President Pranab Mukherjee confers legendary cricketer SachinTendulkar with country`s highest civilian honour Bharat Ratna in Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Managing Director & CEO Hyundai Motor India Limited, B.S. Seo at the launch of the new `Xcent` sedan in New Delhi.
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Managing Director & CEO Hyundai Motor India Limited, B.S. Seo at the launch of the new `Xcent` sedan in New Delhi.

Activists of the `Gesellschaft fuer bedrohte Voelker` (Society for Threatened Peoples) protest for press freedom in Turkey in front of the Chancellery in Berlin.
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Activists of the `Gesellschaft fuer bedrohte Voelker` (Society for Threatened Peoples) protest for press freedom in Turkey in front of the Chancellery in Berlin.

Members of the media march with black tape across their mouths, signifying the silencing of the media, and wearing tee-shirts showing detained Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste, at a demonstration by Kenyan and Nairobi-based foreign media calling for the release of Greste and his colleagues, outside the Egyptian embassy in Nairobi, Kenya.
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Members of the media march with black tape across their mouths, signifying the silencing of the media, and wearing tee-shirts showing detained Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste, at a demonstration by Kenyan and Nairobi-based foreign media calling for the release of Greste and his colleagues, outside the Egyptian embassy in Nairobi, Kenya.

Rescue work is carried out after a tourist bus fell off a bridge on the Pune-Satara road near the Khambatki Ghat in Satara, Maharashtra.
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Rescue work is carried out after a tourist bus fell off a bridge on the Pune-Satara road near the Khambatki Ghat in Satara, Maharashtra.

Kyrgyzstani artists pose for photograph with a Braj artist during 28th Surajkund International Crafts Mela in Faridabad.
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Kyrgyzstani artists pose for photograph with a Braj artist during 28th Surajkund International Crafts Mela in Faridabad.

Russian women pose for snapshots next to Olympic rings in Sochi, Russia. The opening ceremony for the 2014 Winter Olympics will be held on Feb. 7, and the competition will run until Feb. 23.
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Russian women pose for snapshots next to Olympic rings in Sochi, Russia. The opening ceremony for the 2014 Winter Olympics will be held on Feb. 7, and the competition will run until Feb. 23.

A child suffering from cancer reacts in amusement as he watches an event to mark World Cancer Day at the Tata Memorial cancer treatment and research center in Mumbai.
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A child suffering from cancer reacts in amusement as he watches an event to mark World Cancer Day at the Tata Memorial cancer treatment and research center in Mumbai.

Russian President Vladimir Putin pets a snow leopard cub at the snow leopard sanctuary in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin pets a snow leopard cub at the snow leopard sanctuary in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi.