Day in Pics: 8th March

Mar 08, 2014, 09:22 AM IST
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Netherlands` Nadine Broersen makes an attempt in the long jump of the women`s pentathlon during the Athletics Indoor World Championships in Sopot, Poland.

Netherlands` Nadine Broersen makes an attempt in the long jump of the women`s pentathlon during the Athletics Indoor World Championships in Sopot, Poland.

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President Barack Obama speaks in the gym at Coral Reef High School, in Miami.

President Barack Obama speaks in the gym at Coral Reef High School, in Miami.

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A woman holds a banner that reads in Spanish We give birth, we decide during a rally in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

A woman holds a banner that reads in Spanish We give birth, we decide during a rally in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Demonstrators light candles during a protest against violence, in Caracas, Venezuela.

Demonstrators light candles during a protest against violence, in Caracas, Venezuela.

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Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, speaks during a news conference at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament.

Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, speaks during a news conference at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament.

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A woman cries as she walks out of the reception center and holding area for family and friend of passengers aboard a missing Malaysia Airlines plane, at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

A woman cries as she walks out of the reception center and holding area for family and friend of passengers aboard a missing Malaysia Airlines plane, at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Afghan President Hamid Karzai, center, poses for a picture with a child he picked up from the crowd after delivering a speech on the occasion of the International Women`s Day at the Armani school in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai, center, poses for a picture with a child he picked up from the crowd after delivering a speech on the occasion of the International Women`s Day at the Armani school in Kabul, Afghanistan.

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Taiwanese protesters living close to a nuclear power plant hold slogan reading `Stop Nuclear Energy` during a protest to demand that the government stop the 4th nuclear power plant that is nearly complete in Taipei, Taiwan

Taiwanese protesters living close to a nuclear power plant hold slogan reading `Stop Nuclear Energy` during a protest to demand that the government stop the 4th nuclear power plant that is nearly complete in Taipei, Taiwan

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Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi receives flowers from children as she visits a library of Daw Khin Kyi Foundation at Kaw Hmu, her constituency in Yangon, Myanmar.

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi receives flowers from children as she visits a library of Daw Khin Kyi Foundation at Kaw Hmu, her constituency in Yangon, Myanmar.

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President Pranab Mukherjee presents Rani Gaidinliu Zeliang Award of `Stree Shakti Puraskar 2013` to Vartika Nanda of Delhi on International Women`s Day in New Delhi.

President Pranab Mukherjee presents Rani Gaidinliu Zeliang Award of `Stree Shakti Puraskar 2013` to Vartika Nanda of Delhi on International Women`s Day in New Delhi.

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Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener Arvind Kejriwal trying his hands on a spinning wheel during his visit to Sabarmati Gandhi Ashram in Ahmedabad.

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener Arvind Kejriwal trying his hands on a spinning wheel during his visit to Sabarmati Gandhi Ashram in Ahmedabad.

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Newly graduated soldiers of the Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry march during their commencement parade at a military base on the outskirts of Srinagar.

Newly graduated soldiers of the Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry march during their commencement parade at a military base on the outskirts of Srinagar.

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An effigy of a woman is carried by activists as they march towards the Malacanang Palace to mark International Women`s Day in Manila, Philippines.

An effigy of a woman is carried by activists as they march towards the Malacanang Palace to mark International Women`s Day in Manila, Philippines.

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CEO and MD of ICICI bank Chanda Kochhar with women members of a Self Help Group at an event on the occasion of Women`s Day in Mumbai.

CEO and MD of ICICI bank Chanda Kochhar with women members of a Self Help Group at an event on the occasion of Women`s Day in Mumbai.

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Pakistan’s cricket player Fawad Alam celebrates after scoring a century against Sri Lanka during their Asia Cup final cricket match in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Pakistan’s cricket player Fawad Alam celebrates after scoring a century against Sri Lanka during their Asia Cup final cricket match in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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A group of college girls perform a street play on violence against women, to mark International Women`s Day in New Delhi.

A group of college girls perform a street play on violence against women, to mark International Women`s Day in New Delhi.

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