Day in Pics: 5th January

Jan 05, 2014, 10:00 AM IST
Olympic torch bearers Alexander Tuchkin, left, and Vasiliy Makarov hold Olympic torches during the torch relay in Perm, Russia.
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Olympic torch bearers Alexander Tuchkin, left, and Vasiliy Makarov hold Olympic torches during the torch relay in Perm, Russia.

President Barack Obama is seen through the window of his motorcade vehicle as he is driven through the Kailua, Hawaii, neighborhood where he is spending his annual holiday vacation with his family, en route to Marine Corps Base Hawaii, in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.
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President Barack Obama is seen through the window of his motorcade vehicle as he is driven through the Kailua, Hawaii, neighborhood where he is spending his annual holiday vacation with his family, en route to Marine Corps Base Hawaii, in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.

England`s cricket captain Alastair Cook, right, greets former Australian cricketer Glenn McGrath as he hands over a pink baggy cap on Jane McGrath Day on the third day of their Ashes cricket test match against Australia in Sydney.
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England`s cricket captain Alastair Cook, right, greets former Australian cricketer Glenn McGrath as he hands over a pink baggy cap on Jane McGrath Day on the third day of their Ashes cricket test match against Australia in Sydney.

A Maine Coon cat named Phoenix waits in their cage to be shown at the Houston Cat Club`s 61st Annual Charity Cat Show at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston.
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A Maine Coon cat named Phoenix waits in their cage to be shown at the Houston Cat Club`s 61st Annual Charity Cat Show at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston.

Norwegian professional golfer Suzann Pettersen and Norwegian World Chess champion Magnus Carlsen with their `Award of the Athletes` awards during an awards ceremony at a Norwegian Sports Gala event, in Oslo.
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Norwegian professional golfer Suzann Pettersen and Norwegian World Chess champion Magnus Carlsen with their `Award of the Athletes` awards during an awards ceremony at a Norwegian Sports Gala event, in Oslo.

Mike Ashley of Muskegon walks his 6-year-old collie lab mix, Riley, in Muskegon, Mich.
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Mike Ashley of Muskegon walks his 6-year-old collie lab mix, Riley, in Muskegon, Mich.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, tries on a jacket during a visit to the training center for volunteers Winter Olympics at the Black Sea resort of Sochi, southern Russia.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, tries on a jacket during a visit to the training center for volunteers Winter Olympics at the Black Sea resort of Sochi, southern Russia.

Maldives President Yaamin Abdul Gayoom and his wife Fathimath Ibrahim pose for a photograph in front of the Taj Mahal in Agra.
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Maldives President Yaamin Abdul Gayoom and his wife Fathimath Ibrahim pose for a photograph in front of the Taj Mahal in Agra.

England`s Michael Carberry looks at his bat after it broke while playing Australia on day 3 of their Ashes cricket test match at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney.
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England`s Michael Carberry looks at his bat after it broke while playing Australia on day 3 of their Ashes cricket test match at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney.

Alize Cornet, left, and team mate Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, right, of France, kiss the Hopman Cup after defeating Agnieszka Radwanska and Grzegorz Panfil at the Hopman Cup tennis tournament in Perth.
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Alize Cornet, left, and team mate Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, right, of France, kiss the Hopman Cup after defeating Agnieszka Radwanska and Grzegorz Panfil at the Hopman Cup tennis tournament in Perth.

Men stare at a woman, at the Belgian North Sea town of Ostend, Belgium.
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Men stare at a woman, at the Belgian North Sea town of Ostend, Belgium.

Workers stand amid the debris of a building that collapsed in Canacona, Goa.
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Workers stand amid the debris of a building that collapsed in Canacona, Goa.

A Bangladeshi woman writes her signature to receive a ballot paper before casting her vote at a polling station in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
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A Bangladeshi woman writes her signature to receive a ballot paper before casting her vote at a polling station in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria hits a return to Shahar Peer of Israel during their women`s singles match at the Sydney International tennis tournament.
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Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria hits a return to Shahar Peer of Israel during their women`s singles match at the Sydney International tennis tournament.

Lleyton Hewitt of Australia kisses his trophy after winning the men`s final match 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 against Roger Federer of Switzerland during the Brisbane International tennis tournament.
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Lleyton Hewitt of Australia kisses his trophy after winning the men`s final match 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 against Roger Federer of Switzerland during the Brisbane International tennis tournament.

US Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during a press conference at the David Citadel Hotel in Jerusalem.
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US Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during a press conference at the David Citadel Hotel in Jerusalem.

Sushi restauranteur Kiyoshi Kimura poses with a 507-pound (230-kilogram) bluefin tuna he bought at an auction before cutting it at his restaurant near Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo. Kimura paid 7.36 million yen (about $70,000) for the bluefin tuna in the year`s celebratory first auction, just one-twentieth of what he paid a year earlier despite signs the species is in serious decline.
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Sushi restauranteur Kiyoshi Kimura poses with a 507-pound (230-kilogram) bluefin tuna he bought at an auction before cutting it at his restaurant near Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo. Kimura paid 7.36 million yen (about $70,000) for the bluefin tuna in the year`s celebratory first auction, just one-twentieth of what he paid a year earlier despite signs the species is in serious decline.

A Bangladeshi woman casts her vote at a polling station in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
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A Bangladeshi woman casts her vote at a polling station in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

AAP leaders Yogendra Yadav and Gopal Rai addressing a press conference in New Delhi.
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AAP leaders Yogendra Yadav and Gopal Rai addressing a press conference in New Delhi.

NCP President and Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar with party leaders Chagan Bhujbal and Jitendra Avhad during the party`s Lok Sabha election preparation meeting in Mumbai.
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NCP President and Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar with party leaders Chagan Bhujbal and Jitendra Avhad during the party`s Lok Sabha election preparation meeting in Mumbai.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal speaking during the second day of the party`s National Executive meeting in New Delhi.
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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal speaking during the second day of the party`s National Executive meeting in New Delhi.

J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah during a convention on Future of Genext Kashmiri Pandits organized by Youth All India Kashmiri Samaj (YAIKS) in Jammu.
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J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah during a convention on Future of Genext Kashmiri Pandits organized by Youth All India Kashmiri Samaj (YAIKS) in Jammu.

School children rehearsing for the upcoming Republic Day function in New Delhi.
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School children rehearsing for the upcoming Republic Day function in New Delhi.

An Iraqi riot police officer flashes the V-sign as his unit returns to its headquarters from clashes between Iraqi army and al-Qaeda fighters in Anbar province, in Basra, Iraq`s second-largest city, 550 kilometers (340 miles) southeast of Baghdad.
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An Iraqi riot police officer flashes the V-sign as his unit returns to its headquarters from clashes between Iraqi army and al-Qaeda fighters in Anbar province, in Basra, Iraq`s second-largest city, 550 kilometers (340 miles) southeast of Baghdad.

A man takes a picture of a woman holding her dog during a dog show in Ahmadabad, India.
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A man takes a picture of a woman holding her dog during a dog show in Ahmadabad, India.

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, seated center, poses for photographs with Unique Identification Authority of India (UIAI) Chairman Nandan Nilekani, seated left, and the delegates at the 92nd annual conference of the Association of Heads of Anglo-Indian Schools in India, in Bangalore, India.
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Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, seated center, poses for photographs with Unique Identification Authority of India (UIAI) Chairman Nandan Nilekani, seated left, and the delegates at the 92nd annual conference of the Association of Heads of Anglo-Indian Schools in India, in Bangalore, India.

Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)`s Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV D5) with an indigenous cryogenic engine carrying GSAT-14 communication satellite lifts off from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh state, about 110 kilometers (69 miles) northeast of Chennai, India.
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Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)`s Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV D5) with an indigenous cryogenic engine carrying GSAT-14 communication satellite lifts off from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh state, about 110 kilometers (69 miles) northeast of Chennai, India.