Day in Pics: 9th August

Aug 09, 2014, 08:22 AM IST
Palestinian protesters hurl stones towards Israeli soldiers during a demonstration against the Israeli military action in Gaza, at the Beit Fourik checkpoint near the West Bank of Nablus.
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Palestinian protesters hurl stones towards Israeli soldiers during a demonstration against the Israeli military action in Gaza, at the Beit Fourik checkpoint near the West Bank of Nablus.

Indian soldiers receive Indian border guard Satyasheel Yadav, center, after crossing into the Indian territory, as Yadav waves back at the Sialkot border post in Punjab province, Pakistan.
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Indian soldiers receive Indian border guard Satyasheel Yadav, center, after crossing into the Indian territory, as Yadav waves back at the Sialkot border post in Punjab province, Pakistan.

Hot air balloons lift off during a mass ascent at the 36th International Balloon Fiesta at the Ashton Court Estate near Bristol, England.
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Hot air balloons lift off during a mass ascent at the 36th International Balloon Fiesta at the Ashton Court Estate near Bristol, England.

Serena Williams returns to Caroline Wozniacki, of Denmark, at the Rogers Cup tennis tournament, in Montreal.
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Serena Williams returns to Caroline Wozniacki, of Denmark, at the Rogers Cup tennis tournament, in Montreal.

Fire crews on both the ground and in the air set fires Friday morning, to burn off fuel sources in the path of the wind-driven Rowena fire, west of The Dalles, Ore.
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Fire crews on both the ground and in the air set fires Friday morning, to burn off fuel sources in the path of the wind-driven Rowena fire, west of The Dalles, Ore.

Romanian Roma children pose before performing in an anti-discrimination play during a solidarity event in Bucharest, Romania.
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Romanian Roma children pose before performing in an anti-discrimination play during a solidarity event in Bucharest, Romania.

Michael Phelps swims in the men`s 100 meter butterfly final at the US nationals of swimming, in Irvine, Calif. Phelps took second in the event.
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Michael Phelps swims in the men`s 100 meter butterfly final at the US nationals of swimming, in Irvine, Calif. Phelps took second in the event.

Doves fly over the Statue of Peace during a ceremony at Nagasaki Peace Park in Nagasaki, southern Japan.
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Doves fly over the Statue of Peace during a ceremony at Nagasaki Peace Park in Nagasaki, southern Japan.

Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar after honoring gold medalist squash players Dipika Pallikal and Joshna Chinappa during a felicitation programme for the India`s contingent for the Commonwealth Games 2014, in New Delhi.
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Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar after honoring gold medalist squash players Dipika Pallikal and Joshna Chinappa during a felicitation programme for the India`s contingent for the Commonwealth Games 2014, in New Delhi.

Roger Federer, of Switzerland, waves to the crowd fter defeating David Ferrer, of Spain, in the quarterfinals of the Rogers Cup tennis tournament in Toronto. Federer won 6-3, 4-6, 6-3.
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Roger Federer, of Switzerland, waves to the crowd fter defeating David Ferrer, of Spain, in the quarterfinals of the Rogers Cup tennis tournament in Toronto. Federer won 6-3, 4-6, 6-3.

This image released by the US Air Force, shows pallets of bottled water loaded aboard a US Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft in preparation for a humanitarian airdrop over Iraq.
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This image released by the US Air Force, shows pallets of bottled water loaded aboard a US Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft in preparation for a humanitarian airdrop over Iraq.

Visitors look at a model of Transformers character displayed at Transformers Expo in Yokohama. Latest film, Transformers: Age of Extinction, now is shown in Japan.
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Visitors look at a model of Transformers character displayed at Transformers Expo in Yokohama. Latest film, Transformers: Age of Extinction, now is shown in Japan.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi lighting the lamp as BJP President Amit Shah and senior leaders LK Advani, M M Joshi, Rajnath Singh, M Venkaiah Naidu, Arun Jaitley and Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel look on during the party`s National Council meet in New Delhi.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi lighting the lamp as BJP President Amit Shah and senior leaders LK Advani, M M Joshi, Rajnath Singh, M Venkaiah Naidu, Arun Jaitley and Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel look on during the party`s National Council meet in New Delhi.

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel attends the 25th anniversary celebrations of the Observer Research Foundation in New Delhi.
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US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel attends the 25th anniversary celebrations of the Observer Research Foundation in New Delhi.

Palestinians remove the body from under the rubble of al-Qassam mosque in Nuseirat refugee camp, central Gaza Strip, after it was hit by an Israeli airstrike.
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Palestinians remove the body from under the rubble of al-Qassam mosque in Nuseirat refugee camp, central Gaza Strip, after it was hit by an Israeli airstrike.

US Secretary of State John Kerry, left, shakes hands with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi as they pose for photos before their meeting at the 47th ASEAN Foreign Ministers` Meeting in Naypyitaw, Myanmar.
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US Secretary of State John Kerry, left, shakes hands with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi as they pose for photos before their meeting at the 47th ASEAN Foreign Ministers` Meeting in Naypyitaw, Myanmar.

Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Sangakkara celebrates scoring a double century during the fourth day of the first test cricket match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan in Galle, Sri Lanka.
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Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Sangakkara celebrates scoring a double century during the fourth day of the first test cricket match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan in Galle, Sri Lanka.

As teammate Joe Root looks on England`s Jos Buttler raises his bat as he reaches 50 on the third day of the fourth test match of their five match series against India at Old Trafford cricket ground, in Manchester, England.
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As teammate Joe Root looks on England`s Jos Buttler raises his bat as he reaches 50 on the third day of the fourth test match of their five match series against India at Old Trafford cricket ground, in Manchester, England.

Indigenous Bangladeshi women dance during a celebration to mark International Day of the World`s Indigenous People in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
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Indigenous Bangladeshi women dance during a celebration to mark International Day of the World`s Indigenous People in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

A man`s hands, left, covers part a banner with the face of former South African President Nelson Mandela, as he takes part with other Palestinian supporters, in a rally against the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories in Cape Town, South Africa.
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A man`s hands, left, covers part a banner with the face of former South African President Nelson Mandela, as he takes part with other Palestinian supporters, in a rally against the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories in Cape Town, South Africa.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the BJP National Council meet in New Delhi.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the BJP National Council meet in New Delhi.

People struggle to move across a flooded locality in Allahabad.
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People struggle to move across a flooded locality in Allahabad.

Girls buying Rakhis on the eve of Raksha Bandhan festival in Jammu.
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Girls buying Rakhis on the eve of Raksha Bandhan festival in Jammu.

School girls tie rakhi on the wrists of Army soldiers on the eve of Raksha Bandhan festival in Patiala.
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School girls tie rakhi on the wrists of Army soldiers on the eve of Raksha Bandhan festival in Patiala.