Day in Pics: 8th February

Feb 08, 2014, 10:25 AM IST
Fireworks are seen over the Olympic Park during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
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Fireworks are seen over the Olympic Park during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

President Barack Obama speaks at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Mich., before signing the farm bill.
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President Barack Obama speaks at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Mich., before signing the farm bill.

Several hundred gay rights activists march during a protest in the northern Greek port city of Thessaloniki, Greece.
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Several hundred gay rights activists march during a protest in the northern Greek port city of Thessaloniki, Greece.

India’s Mohammed Shami, center, celebrates the dismissal of New Zealand’s Peter Fulton for 5 on the third day of the first cricket test, Eden Park in Auckland.
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India’s Mohammed Shami, center, celebrates the dismissal of New Zealand’s Peter Fulton for 5 on the third day of the first cricket test, Eden Park in Auckland.

Firefighters put out the fire of a wrecked bus that collided head on with a truck near San Martin, Argentina.
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Firefighters put out the fire of a wrecked bus that collided head on with a truck near San Martin, Argentina.

Champ the bulldog and his owner Neely Waring, of Coral Springs, Fla., attend the 2014 New York Pet Fashion Show at the Hotel Pennsylvania.
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Champ the bulldog and his owner Neely Waring, of Coral Springs, Fla., attend the 2014 New York Pet Fashion Show at the Hotel Pennsylvania.

Visitors walk in the snow, in front of a full-size model of Japan`s popular robot animation character Gundam at Daiba in Tokyo.
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Visitors walk in the snow, in front of a full-size model of Japan`s popular robot animation character Gundam at Daiba in Tokyo.

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi interacts with representative of minority groups in Ranchi, Jharkhand.
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Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi interacts with representative of minority groups in Ranchi, Jharkhand.

German President Joachim Gauck and his partner Daniela Schadt interact with students wearing traditional attire during an event at government run Kendriya Vidyalaya, or central school, in Bangalore.
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German President Joachim Gauck and his partner Daniela Schadt interact with students wearing traditional attire during an event at government run Kendriya Vidyalaya, or central school, in Bangalore.

Medical and paramedical staff of SMHS hospital shout slogans during a protest against former Jammu and Kashmir Health Minister Shabir Ahmad Khan in a molestaion case, in Srinagar.
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Medical and paramedical staff of SMHS hospital shout slogans during a protest against former Jammu and Kashmir Health Minister Shabir Ahmad Khan in a molestaion case, in Srinagar.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh releases commemorative postage stamps on legendary singer Jagjit Singh on his birth anniversary in New Delhi.
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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh releases commemorative postage stamps on legendary singer Jagjit Singh on his birth anniversary in New Delhi.

A foreign couple getting married according to Hindu traditions on the bank of Ganga River in Varanasi.
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A foreign couple getting married according to Hindu traditions on the bank of Ganga River in Varanasi.

President Pranab Mukherjee along with Minister of State for Communications and IT Milind Deora and industrialist Anil Ambani lighting the lamp at the Diamond Jubilee celebration of Kishanchand Chellaram College in Mumbai.
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President Pranab Mukherjee along with Minister of State for Communications and IT Milind Deora and industrialist Anil Ambani lighting the lamp at the Diamond Jubilee celebration of Kishanchand Chellaram College in Mumbai.

Exile Tibetans carry Tibetan and Indian flags as they begin their foot march to New Delhi from the Indian hill town of Dharmsala.
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Exile Tibetans carry Tibetan and Indian flags as they begin their foot march to New Delhi from the Indian hill town of Dharmsala.

A white bear plays in the snow at Ueno Zoo in Tokyo. The Japan Meteorological Agency issued the first heavy snowfall warning for central Tokyo in 13 years.
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A white bear plays in the snow at Ueno Zoo in Tokyo. The Japan Meteorological Agency issued the first heavy snowfall warning for central Tokyo in 13 years.

India’s ruling Congress Party Vice President Rahul Gandhi, center right, walks during Vikas Khoj Yatra, or Development Search March, in Bardoli, south of the western Indian state of Gujarat.
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India’s ruling Congress Party Vice President Rahul Gandhi, center right, walks during Vikas Khoj Yatra, or Development Search March, in Bardoli, south of the western Indian state of Gujarat.

Norway`s gold medal winner Marit Bjoergen is flanked by Sweden`s silver medal winner Charlotte Kalla, left, and Norway`s bronze medal winner Heidi Weng after the flower ceremony for the women`s cross-country 15k skiathlon at the 2014 Winter Olympics, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.
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Norway`s gold medal winner Marit Bjoergen is flanked by Sweden`s silver medal winner Charlotte Kalla, left, and Norway`s bronze medal winner Heidi Weng after the flower ceremony for the women`s cross-country 15k skiathlon at the 2014 Winter Olympics, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.

Hundreds of Taiwanese people release sky lanterns in hopes of good fortune and prosperity in the Chinese New Year before the traditional Lantern Festival in the Pingxi district of New Taipei City, Taiwan.
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Hundreds of Taiwanese people release sky lanterns in hopes of good fortune and prosperity in the Chinese New Year before the traditional Lantern Festival in the Pingxi district of New Taipei City, Taiwan.

BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is presented a `Khoria` during the `Mahajagaran Rally` in Guwahati.
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BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is presented a `Khoria` during the `Mahajagaran Rally` in Guwahati.