Day in Pics: 8th February

Feb 08, 2013, 09:02 AM IST
Volkswagen`s Beetle GSR is revealed during the media preview of the Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place in Chicago.
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Volkswagen`s Beetle GSR is revealed during the media preview of the Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place in Chicago.

President Barack Obama speaks at the House Democratic Issues Conference in Lansdowne, Va..
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President Barack Obama speaks at the House Democratic Issues Conference in Lansdowne, Va..

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"passista," or samba dancer Diana Prado performs in a carnival parade at central station in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Protesters from CODEPINK, a group opposed to U.S. militarism, including co-founder Medea Benjamin, center, disrupt the start of the Senate Intelligence Committee confirmation hearing for John Brennan, on Capitol Hill in Washington.
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Protesters from CODEPINK, a group opposed to U.S. militarism, including co-founder Medea Benjamin, center, disrupt the start of the Senate Intelligence Committee confirmation hearing for John Brennan, on Capitol Hill in Washington.

A burned-out pickup truck belonging to ex-Los Angeles police officer Christopher Dorner is towed after it was discovered in Big Bear, Calif.
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A burned-out pickup truck belonging to ex-Los Angeles police officer Christopher Dorner is towed after it was discovered in Big Bear, Calif.

Myanmar Chinese boy offer paper money to a traditional Lion dancer during an event marking incoming Lunar New Year, at a shopping mall in Yangon, Myanmar.
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Myanmar Chinese boy offer paper money to a traditional Lion dancer during an event marking incoming Lunar New Year, at a shopping mall in Yangon, Myanmar.

Female foreign devotees participate in a consecration ceremony for becoming Hindu holy women at Pilot Baba camp at Sangam, the confluence of rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, as part of the Maha Kumbh festival in Allahabad,
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Female foreign devotees participate in a consecration ceremony for becoming Hindu holy women at Pilot Baba camp at Sangam, the confluence of rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, as part of the Maha Kumbh festival in Allahabad,

Ethnic Shan women in traditional dresses take part in an event to celebrate the 66th anniversary of Shan National Day at National Theater in Yangon, Myanmar.
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Ethnic Shan women in traditional dresses take part in an event to celebrate the 66th anniversary of Shan National Day at National Theater in Yangon, Myanmar.

Swati Dlamini, left, and Zaziwe Dlamini-Manaway, granddaughters of Nelson and Winnie Mandela, speak during an interview in New York.
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Swati Dlamini, left, and Zaziwe Dlamini-Manaway, granddaughters of Nelson and Winnie Mandela, speak during an interview in New York.

Girls watch martial arts trainers Ratna Shah and Rubina Shaikh, during a self-defense training program at a workshop in Ahmadabad.
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Girls watch martial arts trainers Ratna Shah and Rubina Shaikh, during a self-defense training program at a workshop in Ahmadabad.

West Indies batsman Kieron Pollard reacts to hitting a century during their One Day International Cricket match against Australia in Sydney.
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West Indies batsman Kieron Pollard reacts to hitting a century during their One Day International Cricket match against Australia in Sydney.

A doctor, wearing a mask as a precaution measures against swine flu virus, attends a patient at an emergency ward at a local hospital in New Delhi.
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A doctor, wearing a mask as a precaution measures against swine flu virus, attends a patient at an emergency ward at a local hospital in New Delhi.

A Tamil activist belonging to MDMK burns an effigy and a portrait of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa during a protest in New Delhi.
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A Tamil activist belonging to MDMK burns an effigy and a portrait of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa during a protest in New Delhi.

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa leaves after offering prayers during a visit to the Mahabodhi temple in Bodh Gaya.
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Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa leaves after offering prayers during a visit to the Mahabodhi temple in Bodh Gaya.

Tunisian women gather in front of the house of slain opposition leader Chokri Belaid`s father prior to his funeral in Tunis.
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Tunisian women gather in front of the house of slain opposition leader Chokri Belaid`s father prior to his funeral in Tunis.

PETA members Vera Emrich of Germany and Ashley Fruno of Canada, with their bodies painted to look like snakeskin, display placards during a protest at Manila`s Chinatown district of Sta. Cruz ahead of Sunday`s Chinese New Year celebration in Manila.
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PETA members Vera Emrich of Germany and Ashley Fruno of Canada, with their bodies painted to look like snakeskin, display placards during a protest at Manila`s Chinatown district of Sta. Cruz ahead of Sunday`s Chinese New Year celebration in Manila.

British Prime Minister David Cameron takes a small break in the morning, during the EU Budget summit at the European Council building in Brussels.
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British Prime Minister David Cameron takes a small break in the morning, during the EU Budget summit at the European Council building in Brussels.

Bangladesh`s navy members search for victims of a ferry accident in the River Meghna at Munshiganj, south of Dhaka. A passenger ferry capsized Friday after colliding with another ship on the river in central Bangladesh, dumping as many as 100 people into the water.
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Bangladesh`s navy members search for victims of a ferry accident in the River Meghna at Munshiganj, south of Dhaka. A passenger ferry capsized Friday after colliding with another ship on the river in central Bangladesh, dumping as many as 100 people into the water.

Sheik Ahmad al-Assir, a hardline Sunni Lebanese cleric, delivers a sermon in support of Syrian rebel fighters and Syrian refugees, after the Friday prayer, in Beirut, Lebanon.
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Sheik Ahmad al-Assir, a hardline Sunni Lebanese cleric, delivers a sermon in support of Syrian rebel fighters and Syrian refugees, after the Friday prayer, in Beirut, Lebanon.

An Egyptian woman tries a self-defense move on instructor Ramy Jerair Latchinian at a workshop for women organized by Tahrir Bodyguard in response to a recent spate in sexual violence against female protesters in Cairo.
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An Egyptian woman tries a self-defense move on instructor Ramy Jerair Latchinian at a workshop for women organized by Tahrir Bodyguard in response to a recent spate in sexual violence against female protesters in Cairo.