Day in Pics: 9th February

Feb 09, 2013, 08:46 AM IST
Egyptian protesters throw stones while security police open water canons on them from inside the grounds of the presidential palace during a demonstration in Cairo, Egypt.
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Egyptian protesters throw stones while security police open water canons on them from inside the grounds of the presidential palace during a demonstration in Cairo, Egypt.

Cheering Turkish fans react before the arrival of Ivory Coast and former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba at the Ataturk Airport in Istanbul, Turkey.
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Cheering Turkish fans react before the arrival of Ivory Coast and former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba at the Ataturk Airport in Istanbul, Turkey.

The mythical jester figure who reigns over Carnival, this year`s King Momo; the crowned and costumed Milton Rodrigues Junior, center, holds up the key of the city that was given by Rio de Janeiro`s Mayor Eduardo Paes, left, at the official ceremony kicking off the five-day bash, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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The mythical jester figure who reigns over Carnival, this year`s King Momo; the crowned and costumed Milton Rodrigues Junior, center, holds up the key of the city that was given by Rio de Janeiro`s Mayor Eduardo Paes, left, at the official ceremony kicking off the five-day bash, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

President Barack Obama gestures speaks during an Armed Forces Farewell Ceremony to honor outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta.
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President Barack Obama gestures speaks during an Armed Forces Farewell Ceremony to honor outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta.

Lauren Rae Levy, of Manhattan, stands outside the Metropolitan Opera House in the snow at Lincoln Center during Fashion Week.
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Lauren Rae Levy, of Manhattan, stands outside the Metropolitan Opera House in the snow at Lincoln Center during Fashion Week.

Spain`s Rafael Nadal sits between games during his match against Spain`s Daniel Gimeno-Traver during the VTR Open tennis tournament in Vina del Mar, Chile.
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Spain`s Rafael Nadal sits between games during his match against Spain`s Daniel Gimeno-Traver during the VTR Open tennis tournament in Vina del Mar, Chile.

A woman smiles to the camera as she joins Carnival celebrations in La Paz, Bolivia.
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A woman smiles to the camera as she joins Carnival celebrations in La Paz, Bolivia.

Ethnic Cambodian Chinese people perform a dragon dance in front of the Royal Palace ahead of Lunar New Year, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
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Ethnic Cambodian Chinese people perform a dragon dance in front of the Royal Palace ahead of Lunar New Year, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Devotees pray and take a holy dip at Sangam, the confluence of the Rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, during Maha Kumbh festival, in Allahabad.
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Devotees pray and take a holy dip at Sangam, the confluence of the Rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, during Maha Kumbh festival, in Allahabad.

A dancer from the Mancha Verde samba school performs during a carnival parade in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
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A dancer from the Mancha Verde samba school performs during a carnival parade in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

England`s Luke Wright plays a six in front of New Zealand wicketkeeper Brendon McCullum, in their Twenty20 cricket match at Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand.
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England`s Luke Wright plays a six in front of New Zealand wicketkeeper Brendon McCullum, in their Twenty20 cricket match at Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand.

Paramilitary soldiers interrogate a civilian near a barbed wire set up as road blockade during curfew in Srinagar.
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Paramilitary soldiers interrogate a civilian near a barbed wire set up as road blockade during curfew in Srinagar.

Free Syrian Army fighters sit behind their antiaircraft machine gun in Aleppo, Syria. Syrian rebels brought their fight within a mile of the heart of Damascus on Friday, seizing army checkpoints and cutting a key highway.
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Free Syrian Army fighters sit behind their antiaircraft machine gun in Aleppo, Syria. Syrian rebels brought their fight within a mile of the heart of Damascus on Friday, seizing army checkpoints and cutting a key highway.

Hindu holy man arrives with devotees at Sangam, the confluence of the Rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, during Maha Kumbh festival, in Allahabad.
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Hindu holy man arrives with devotees at Sangam, the confluence of the Rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, during Maha Kumbh festival, in Allahabad.

Firecrackers explode as dragon dancers perform in front of Chinese business establishments on the eve of Chinese New Year celebration at Manila`s Chinatown district of Binondo in Manila, Philippines.
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Firecrackers explode as dragon dancers perform in front of Chinese business establishments on the eve of Chinese New Year celebration at Manila`s Chinatown district of Binondo in Manila, Philippines.

Jammu and Kashmir state Chief Minister Omar Abdullah addresses a press conference after the execution of Kashmiri Mohammed Afzal Guru, at his home in Srinagar.
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Jammu and Kashmir state Chief Minister Omar Abdullah addresses a press conference after the execution of Kashmiri Mohammed Afzal Guru, at his home in Srinagar.

A man digs a pathway through a high snow drift in Boston. The Boston area received about two feet of snow from a winter storm.
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A man digs a pathway through a high snow drift in Boston. The Boston area received about two feet of snow from a winter storm.

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa offers prayers at the Lord Venkateswara temple at Tirumala near Tirupati.
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Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa offers prayers at the Lord Venkateswara temple at Tirumala near Tirupati.

Czech Republic`s Petra Kvitova returns a ball to Australia`s Jarmila Gajdosova during their world group first round Fed Cup singles tennis match in Ostrava, Czech Republic.
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Czech Republic`s Petra Kvitova returns a ball to Australia`s Jarmila Gajdosova during their world group first round Fed Cup singles tennis match in Ostrava, Czech Republic.

Devotees prepare food as they wait for day break to take a holy dip at Sangam, the confluence of the Rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, for Maha Kumbh festival, in Allahabad.
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Devotees prepare food as they wait for day break to take a holy dip at Sangam, the confluence of the Rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, for Maha Kumbh festival, in Allahabad.

A Bangladeshi activist shouts slogans during a rally to demand executions for people convicted of war crimes involving the nation`s independence war in 1971, in Dhaka.
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A Bangladeshi activist shouts slogans during a rally to demand executions for people convicted of war crimes involving the nation`s independence war in 1971, in Dhaka.