Day in Pics: 8th December

Dec 08, 2012, 08:42 AM IST
This picture made available by the Vatican newspaper L`Osservatore Romano, Pope Benedict XVI and Mercedes Benz CEO Dieter Zetsche walk past the new popemobile presented to the Pontiff at the Vatican.
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This picture made available by the Vatican newspaper L`Osservatore Romano, Pope Benedict XVI and Mercedes Benz CEO Dieter Zetsche walk past the new popemobile presented to the Pontiff at the Vatican.

The 2012 Nobel Literature Prize laureate, Mo Yan of China speaks during the traditional Nobel lecture, at the Royal Swedish Academy in Stockholm, Sweden.
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The 2012 Nobel Literature Prize laureate, Mo Yan of China speaks during the traditional Nobel lecture, at the Royal Swedish Academy in Stockholm, Sweden.

People watch as fireworks light up the sky above the India Gate war memorial in New Delhi.
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People watch as fireworks light up the sky above the India Gate war memorial in New Delhi.

Anne-Marie O’Reilly, center, and Henry McLaughlin, right, of the Campaign Against Arms Trade receive the Right Livelihood Prize from the founder Jacob von Uexkull, left, during a ceremony at the Swedish Parliament in Stockholm.
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Anne-Marie O’Reilly, center, and Henry McLaughlin, right, of the Campaign Against Arms Trade receive the Right Livelihood Prize from the founder Jacob von Uexkull, left, during a ceremony at the Swedish Parliament in Stockholm.

Egyptian protesters chant anti Muslim Brotherhood and Egyptian President Mohammed Mosri slogans outside the presidential palace after they broke a barbed wire barricade keeping them from getting closer to the presidential palace, in Cairo, Egypt.
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Egyptian protesters chant anti Muslim Brotherhood and Egyptian President Mohammed Mosri slogans outside the presidential palace after they broke a barbed wire barricade keeping them from getting closer to the presidential palace, in Cairo, Egypt.

Pearl Harbor survivor Sam Clower, left, of Sacramento, Calif. and Ab Brum, right, , retired United States Army Special Forces, of Kaneohe, Hawaii, share memories of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
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Pearl Harbor survivor Sam Clower, left, of Sacramento, Calif. and Ab Brum, right, , retired United States Army Special Forces, of Kaneohe, Hawaii, share memories of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

Russia`s Maria Sharapova, right, and Denmark`s Caroline Wozniacki pose for pictures with Switzerland`s Roger Federer after playing a Gillette Federer Tour exhibition tennis match in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
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Russia`s Maria Sharapova, right, and Denmark`s Caroline Wozniacki pose for pictures with Switzerland`s Roger Federer after playing a Gillette Federer Tour exhibition tennis match in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Joel Carroll of Australia and Sardar Singh of India fight for the ball during their semifinal game at the Men`s Hockey Champions Trophy in Melbourne. Australia defeated India 3-0.
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Joel Carroll of Australia and Sardar Singh of India fight for the ball during their semifinal game at the Men`s Hockey Champions Trophy in Melbourne. Australia defeated India 3-0.

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, speaks to supporters during a ceremony to mark the National Day in Natmauk, Magway region, Myanmar.
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Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, speaks to supporters during a ceremony to mark the National Day in Natmauk, Magway region, Myanmar.

Archbishop of Constantinople, Patriarch Bartholomew I attends the World Policy conference in Cannes, southern France.
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Archbishop of Constantinople, Patriarch Bartholomew I attends the World Policy conference in Cannes, southern France.

A Filipino lesbian kisses her partner as they join the 2012 Philippine Pride March in Makati, south of Manila, Philippines.
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A Filipino lesbian kisses her partner as they join the 2012 Philippine Pride March in Makati, south of Manila, Philippines.

Supporters of South Korea`s presidential candidate Park Geun-hye of ruling Saenuri Party perform during a presidential election campaign in Seoul, South Korea.
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Supporters of South Korea`s presidential candidate Park Geun-hye of ruling Saenuri Party perform during a presidential election campaign in Seoul, South Korea.

Volunteers of religious sect Dera Sacha Sauda, clean a slum area as part of a city clean drive in Ajmer.
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Volunteers of religious sect Dera Sacha Sauda, clean a slum area as part of a city clean drive in Ajmer.

Afghan president Hamid Karzai gestures during a press conference at the presidential palace in Kabul. Karzai said Saturday that Thursday`s assassination attempt on the country`s intelligence chief was planned in neighboring Pakistan.
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Afghan president Hamid Karzai gestures during a press conference at the presidential palace in Kabul. Karzai said Saturday that Thursday`s assassination attempt on the country`s intelligence chief was planned in neighboring Pakistan.

Mounted Indian President`s Body Guards in ceremonial attire take part in the
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Mounted Indian President`s Body Guards in ceremonial attire take part in the "Change of guard" ceremony in front of the main entrance of the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. The ceremony has now been revamped and relocated to make it more visually appealing and public friendly.

Local and international activists protest inside a conference center to demand urgent action to address climate change at the U.N. climate talks in Doha.
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Local and international activists protest inside a conference center to demand urgent action to address climate change at the U.N. climate talks in Doha.

A pedestrian jumps over snow in downtown Zagreb, Croatia. Parts of eastern and central Europe were hit hard by heavy snow and freezing temperatures.
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A pedestrian jumps over snow in downtown Zagreb, Croatia. Parts of eastern and central Europe were hit hard by heavy snow and freezing temperatures.

Bangladesh batsman Tamim Iqbal is bowled by West Indies` Kemar Roach, unseen, during the fifth One Day International cricket match in Dhaka.
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Bangladesh batsman Tamim Iqbal is bowled by West Indies` Kemar Roach, unseen, during the fifth One Day International cricket match in Dhaka.

A Palestinian boy wears a green headband with the Arabic slogan
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A Palestinian boy wears a green headband with the Arabic slogan "`Ezz Al-Din Al Qassam brigade" and green Islamic flags while holding a toy gun during a rally to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Hamas militant group, in Gaza city.

Animal rights activists hold dead animal bodies, during a street performance in downtown Madrid to protest unnecessary cruelty to animals in Spain.
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Animal rights activists hold dead animal bodies, during a street performance in downtown Madrid to protest unnecessary cruelty to animals in Spain.