Day in Pics: 8th January

Jan 08, 2014, 08:47 AM IST
A Pakistani boy studies under a makeshift tent where he along with others is staging a protest to demand permanent residency in New Delhi, India.
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A Pakistani boy studies under a makeshift tent where he along with others is staging a protest to demand permanent residency in New Delhi, India.

A flock of gulls flies against frigid winds of an arctic cold front over the ice of Irondequoit Bay in Irondequoit, N.Y.
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A flock of gulls flies against frigid winds of an arctic cold front over the ice of Irondequoit Bay in Irondequoit, N.Y.

Italy`s Andreas Seppi returns to Australia`s Marinko Matosevic during their men`s singles match at the Sydney International tennis tournament.
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Italy`s Andreas Seppi returns to Australia`s Marinko Matosevic during their men`s singles match at the Sydney International tennis tournament.

Secretary of State John Kerry gestures while speaking after a meeting with South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se at the State Department in Washington.
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Secretary of State John Kerry gestures while speaking after a meeting with South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se at the State Department in Washington.

A plane rests in the northbound lane of Boniface Parkway following an emergency landing near Perry Drive south of DeBarr Road  in Anchorage, Alaska.
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A plane rests in the northbound lane of Boniface Parkway following an emergency landing near Perry Drive south of DeBarr Road in Anchorage, Alaska.

Yahoo president and CEO Marissa Mayer speaks during a keynote address at the International Consumer Electronics Show, in Las Vegas. Mayer unveiled the latest steps in her effort to accelerate Yahoo`s lackluster revenue growth.
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Yahoo president and CEO Marissa Mayer speaks during a keynote address at the International Consumer Electronics Show, in Las Vegas. Mayer unveiled the latest steps in her effort to accelerate Yahoo`s lackluster revenue growth.

Activists of an organization called Dalit Cobra shout slogans during a protest outside the U.S. consulate in Mumbai, India.
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Activists of an organization called Dalit Cobra shout slogans during a protest outside the U.S. consulate in Mumbai, India.

President Barack Obama waves after speaking about unemployment benefits, during an event in the East Room of the White House in Washington.
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President Barack Obama waves after speaking about unemployment benefits, during an event in the East Room of the White House in Washington.

This undated image made available by the European Space Agency and NASA shows galaxies in the Abell 2744 cluster, and blue galaxies behind it, distorted and amplified by gravitational lensing. The long-exposure image taken with NASA`s Hubble Space Telescope shows some of the intrinsically faintest and youngest galaxies ever detected in visible light.
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This undated image made available by the European Space Agency and NASA shows galaxies in the Abell 2744 cluster, and blue galaxies behind it, distorted and amplified by gravitational lensing. The long-exposure image taken with NASA`s Hubble Space Telescope shows some of the intrinsically faintest and youngest galaxies ever detected in visible light.

This image provided by NASA shows loose, BB-sized, hematite-rich spherules embedded in this Martian rock like blueberries in a muffin and released over time by erosion. The Mars Rover Opportunity found this cluster of them at its Eagle Crater landing site and analyzed their composition with its spectrometers.
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This image provided by NASA shows loose, BB-sized, hematite-rich spherules embedded in this Martian rock like blueberries in a muffin and released over time by erosion. The Mars Rover Opportunity found this cluster of them at its Eagle Crater landing site and analyzed their composition with its spectrometers.

Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria plays a shot to Sara Errani of Italy during their women`s singles match at the Sydney International tennis tournament.
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Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria plays a shot to Sara Errani of Italy during their women`s singles match at the Sydney International tennis tournament.

Workers ignite a bonfire of tyres in front of the Goodyear plant in Amiens, northern France.
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Workers ignite a bonfire of tyres in front of the Goodyear plant in Amiens, northern France.

Pope Francis is placed a lamb around his neck as he visits a living nativity scene staged at the St. Alfonso Maria de` Liguori parish church, in the outskirts of Rome.
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Pope Francis is placed a lamb around his neck as he visits a living nativity scene staged at the St. Alfonso Maria de` Liguori parish church, in the outskirts of Rome.

Sumo grand champion Harumafuji, of Mongolia performs his ring entry forms to dedicate to the Meiji Shrine in Tokyo.
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Sumo grand champion Harumafuji, of Mongolia performs his ring entry forms to dedicate to the Meiji Shrine in Tokyo.

A protester wearing a mask of a pig depicting North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and another wearing a mask of former NBA player Dennis Rodman, who is currently in Pyongyang with fellow former NBA players for a basketball game against a team of North Koreans, perform during an anti-North Korea rally on what is believed to be the birthday of Kim, in Seoul, South Korea.
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A protester wearing a mask of a pig depicting North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and another wearing a mask of former NBA player Dennis Rodman, who is currently in Pyongyang with fellow former NBA players for a basketball game against a team of North Koreans, perform during an anti-North Korea rally on what is believed to be the birthday of Kim, in Seoul, South Korea.

A truck rammed into two houses after the driver lost control near karad-Chiplun road in Karad, Maharashtra.
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A truck rammed into two houses after the driver lost control near karad-Chiplun road in Karad, Maharashtra.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh with Minister of Natural Resources & Environment and President of the Malaysian Indian Congress, Datuk Seri. G.Palanivel and Union Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs, Vayalar Ravi release the book.
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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh with Minister of Natural Resources & Environment and President of the Malaysian Indian Congress, Datuk Seri. G.Palanivel and Union Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs, Vayalar Ravi release the book.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at the NCC Republic Day Parade Camp 2014, in New Delhi.
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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at the NCC Republic Day Parade Camp 2014, in New Delhi.

Olympian Ashok Kumar and Former India captain Zafar Iqbal along with supporters of Hockey Citizen Group protests demanding for honouring hockey legend Dhyan Chand with Bharat Ratna.
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Olympian Ashok Kumar and Former India captain Zafar Iqbal along with supporters of Hockey Citizen Group protests demanding for honouring hockey legend Dhyan Chand with Bharat Ratna.

Participants from various countries take part in the inaugural function of the 4 day long 1st Assam International Agri-Horti Show 2014, in Guwahati.
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Participants from various countries take part in the inaugural function of the 4 day long 1st Assam International Agri-Horti Show 2014, in Guwahati.

BURNT COACHES OF THE MUMBAI-DEHRADUN EXPRESS WHICH CAUGHT FIRE IN THE WEE HOURS, NEAR DAHANU IN THANE DISTRICT.
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BURNT COACHES OF THE MUMBAI-DEHRADUN EXPRESS WHICH CAUGHT FIRE IN THE WEE HOURS, NEAR DAHANU IN THANE DISTRICT.

The fuselage of a plane is lifted by crane as the wreckage is removed from a runway, at Aspen-Pitkin County Airport in Aspen, Colo.
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The fuselage of a plane is lifted by crane as the wreckage is removed from a runway, at Aspen-Pitkin County Airport in Aspen, Colo.

A participant runs with a large tiger-shaped kite as he prepares to fly it at the International Kite Festival in Mumbai.
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A participant runs with a large tiger-shaped kite as he prepares to fly it at the International Kite Festival in Mumbai.

Aam Aadmi Party workers shouting slogans during a protest against corruption in various UP Government Office, at Allahabad.
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Aam Aadmi Party workers shouting slogans during a protest against corruption in various UP Government Office, at Allahabad.

Kumar Sangakkara bats for Sri Lanka during the 2nd cricket Test match, of a three match series, between Pakistan and Sri Lanka, at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
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Kumar Sangakkara bats for Sri Lanka during the 2nd cricket Test match, of a three match series, between Pakistan and Sri Lanka, at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Divers are counting and measuring the residents of an aquarium during the annual stocktaking in Oberhausen, Germany.
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Divers are counting and measuring the residents of an aquarium during the annual stocktaking in Oberhausen, Germany.