Day in Pics: 5th December

Dec 05, 2012, 08:36 AM IST
President Barack Obama, flanked by National Governors Association (NGA) Chairman, Delaware Gov. Jack Markell, left, and NGA Vice Chair, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, meets with the NGA executive committee regarding the fiscal cliff in the Roosevelt Room at the White House.
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President Barack Obama, flanked by National Governors Association (NGA) Chairman, Delaware Gov. Jack Markell, left, and NGA Vice Chair, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, meets with the NGA executive committee regarding the fiscal cliff in the Roosevelt Room at the White House.

Protesters chant slogans and wave national flags in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt.
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Protesters chant slogans and wave national flags in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt.

During a news conference, police show surveillance video of Samantha Koenig, 18, making a cup of Americano coffee for a customer who shortly after abducted her Feb. 1, 2012, in Anchorage, Alaska.
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During a news conference, police show surveillance video of Samantha Koenig, 18, making a cup of Americano coffee for a customer who shortly after abducted her Feb. 1, 2012, in Anchorage, Alaska.

Juan Manuel Marquez, center, poses for photos upon arriving at the MGM Grand Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas.
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Juan Manuel Marquez, center, poses for photos upon arriving at the MGM Grand Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas.

A wounded member of the leftist UGTT union, who was mistakenly wounded by another union member, is helped during a rally to commemorate the 1955 assassination of a historic member in Tunis.
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A wounded member of the leftist UGTT union, who was mistakenly wounded by another union member, is helped during a rally to commemorate the 1955 assassination of a historic member in Tunis.

Davie Terhune, center left, an engineer with the city of Lafayette public works and Brian Akridge-Foy, center right, of Pacific General Engineering examine the damage on the road caused by water overflow from Lafayette Creek in Lafayette, Calif.
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Davie Terhune, center left, an engineer with the city of Lafayette public works and Brian Akridge-Foy, center right, of Pacific General Engineering examine the damage on the road caused by water overflow from Lafayette Creek in Lafayette, Calif.

This image made available by NASA and the Goddard Space Flight Center shows an artist`s rendition of the Van Allen Probes in orbit around Earth.
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This image made available by NASA and the Goddard Space Flight Center shows an artist`s rendition of the Van Allen Probes in orbit around Earth.

Abhey Singh Chautala, who is unopposed for election as Indian Olympic Association (IOA) President, speaks to reporters after the IOC suspended the IOA because of government interference in its election process, in New Delhi.
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Abhey Singh Chautala, who is unopposed for election as Indian Olympic Association (IOA) President, speaks to reporters after the IOC suspended the IOA because of government interference in its election process, in New Delhi.

Former President Bill Clinton waves as he arrives at the iDE annual luncheon in Denver. Clinton spoke about the importance of helping developing countries become agriculturally self-sustainable and alleviate poverty.
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Former President Bill Clinton waves as he arrives at the iDE annual luncheon in Denver. Clinton spoke about the importance of helping developing countries become agriculturally self-sustainable and alleviate poverty.

Relatives grieve as they view bodies recovered from floods in New Bataan, Compostela Valley province, southern Philippines. The death toll from Typhoon Bhopa climbed to more than 100 people Wednesday, while scores of others remain missing in the worst-hit areas of the southern Philippines.
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Relatives grieve as they view bodies recovered from floods in New Bataan, Compostela Valley province, southern Philippines. The death toll from Typhoon Bhopa climbed to more than 100 people Wednesday, while scores of others remain missing in the worst-hit areas of the southern Philippines.

Indonesian police officers do exercise during a new diet program for police in Tangerang, outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia.
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Indonesian police officers do exercise during a new diet program for police in Tangerang, outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia.

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi flashes victory sign during an election campaign rally for upcoming Gujarat state assembly elections at Sanand, near Ahmadabad, India.
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Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi flashes victory sign during an election campaign rally for upcoming Gujarat state assembly elections at Sanand, near Ahmadabad, India.

A helicopter drops water onto a smoldering fire in the Lane Cove National Park in Sydney. Several firefighting aircraft contained the fire and no homes were lost.
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A helicopter drops water onto a smoldering fire in the Lane Cove National Park in Sydney. Several firefighting aircraft contained the fire and no homes were lost.

A former North Korean defector, playing the role of a North Korean soldier, is tied as other former North Korean defectors and anti-North Korean protesters shout slogans during a rally against North Korea`s rocket launch in Seoul.
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A former North Korean defector, playing the role of a North Korean soldier, is tied as other former North Korean defectors and anti-North Korean protesters shout slogans during a rally against North Korea`s rocket launch in Seoul.

A policeman stands guard near a temple, on the eve of the anniversary of the Babri mosque demolition in Ayodhya.
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A policeman stands guard near a temple, on the eve of the anniversary of the Babri mosque demolition in Ayodhya.

Britain`s Prince William leaves a hospital in central London. Kate, The Duchess of Cambridge is being treated at the hospital for severe morning sickness.
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Britain`s Prince William leaves a hospital in central London. Kate, The Duchess of Cambridge is being treated at the hospital for severe morning sickness.

Security guards stop members of the Labor Union from marching to the Singapore Consulate General in Hong Kong, as the protesters demand the Singapore government to release a Chinese immigrant bus driver.
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Security guards stop members of the Labor Union from marching to the Singapore Consulate General in Hong Kong, as the protesters demand the Singapore government to release a Chinese immigrant bus driver.

Lalit Bhanot who was recently elected as the secretary general of Indian Olympic Association exits after an IOA general body meeting in New Delhi.
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Lalit Bhanot who was recently elected as the secretary general of Indian Olympic Association exits after an IOA general body meeting in New Delhi.

Supporters of Socialist Democratic Party of India hold placards during a protest against allowing foreign investment in the retail sector in New Delhi.
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Supporters of Socialist Democratic Party of India hold placards during a protest against allowing foreign investment in the retail sector in New Delhi.

Britain`s Prince William arrives at the King Edward VII hospital to visit his wife the Duchess of Cambridge in central London.
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Britain`s Prince William arrives at the King Edward VII hospital to visit his wife the Duchess of Cambridge in central London.

Lalit Bhanot, who was recently elected as the secretary general of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA), casts his ballot for the election of Vice President, Joint Secretary and Executive Council members of IOA in New Delhi.
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Lalit Bhanot, who was recently elected as the secretary general of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA), casts his ballot for the election of Vice President, Joint Secretary and Executive Council members of IOA in New Delhi.

Pope Benedict XVI arrives for his weekly general audience followed by his personal secretary Georg Gaenswein, background right, and father Leonardo Sapienza, regent of the Prefecture of the Pontifical Household, in the Paul VI hall at The Vatican.
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Pope Benedict XVI arrives for his weekly general audience followed by his personal secretary Georg Gaenswein, background right, and father Leonardo Sapienza, regent of the Prefecture of the Pontifical Household, in the Paul VI hall at The Vatican.

People attend the U.N. climate talks conference in Doha, Qatar. The delegates are aiming to seal an interim pact by December 7 on reducing Earth-warming greenhouse gas emissions.
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People attend the U.N. climate talks conference in Doha, Qatar. The delegates are aiming to seal an interim pact by December 7 on reducing Earth-warming greenhouse gas emissions.

People struggle against the wind and drifting snow in Stockholm. Forecasters have issued a class 2 storm warning for central and southern Sweden, saying that Stockholm may face up to 30 centimeters of snow in the next 24 hours.
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People struggle against the wind and drifting snow in Stockholm. Forecasters have issued a class 2 storm warning for central and southern Sweden, saying that Stockholm may face up to 30 centimeters of snow in the next 24 hours.