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January 06, 2013

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in Kochi
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Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in Kochi
Delegates registering their names for Pravasi Divas at the counters set up at the le-meridian hotel in Kochi on Sunday.
A devotee dressed as Goddess Kali performs ahead of Kumbh Mela in Allahabad
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A devotee dressed as Goddess Kali performs ahead of Kumbh Mela in Allahabad
A man dressed as Hindu Goddess Kali, performs with a burning camphor tablet on his tongue during a religious procession ahead of the 'Kumbh Mela', in Allahabad on Sunday. PTI
Ishant Sharma celebretes after taking a wicket
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Ishant Sharma celebretes after taking a wicket
Ishant Sharma celebrates after taking the wicket of Pakistan's S Malik during the last Indo- Pakistan ODI match at Feroz shah Kotla in New Delhi on Sunday. PTI
Mauritius President Rajkeswar Purryag with Nitish Kumar
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Mauritius President Rajkeswar Purryag with Nitish Kumar
Mauritius President Rajkeswar Purryag and Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar during visit his ancestral village Wajidpur under Punpun block in Patna on Sunday.
Veerappa Moily walks to brief the media outside IOC plant at Hajira
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Veerappa Moily walks to brief the media outside IOC plant at Hajira
Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Veerappa Moily walks to brief the media outside the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) plant at Hajira near Surat, some 275 kms from Ahmedabad on January 6, 2013. Three persons were killed in a major fire in a storage tank of IOC terminal, which was contained after a 21-hour operation by fire brigade team, officials said according to the Press Trust of India (PTI). Photo: AFP
Men in traditional attire wait to play their drums in Titabar
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Men in traditional attire wait to play their drums in Titabar
Men in traditional attire wait to play their drums during an attempt to enter the Guinness Book of World Record at a field in Titabar town in the northeastern Indian state of Assam January 6, 2013. A total of 14,833 Assamese people on Sunday attempted to enter the Guinness Book of World Record by playing the drums for 15 minutes non stop, organisers said. REUTERS
Rally and candlelight vigil
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Rally and candlelight vigil
Rally and candlelight vigil organised by activists in solidarity with the victim of rape in New Delhi, on Sunday on at Freedom Park in Bangalore
Pakistan team celebrates after dismissing Kohli
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Pakistan team celebrates after dismissing Kohli
Pakistan's Junaid Khan celebrates with his teammates after taking wicket of Virat Kohali (L) during the last ODI match at Ferozeshah Kotla in New Delhi. (PTI)
Nepalese activists protest near PM's residence
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Nepalese activists protest near PM's residence
Nepalese activists shout slogans as they sit on protest near the Prime Minister's residence in Kathmandu during a protest demanding justice in rising cases of violence against women. Hundreds of Nepalese campaigners have protested over the alleged rape and robbery of a maid by government officials, echoing widespread anger in neighbouring India over violence against women. (AFP)
President Barack Obama and first lady at Honolulu Joint Base
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President Barack Obama and first lady at Honolulu Joint Base
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama board Air Force One at Honolulu Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Honolulu, en route to Washington after their holiday vacation. (AP)
Automakers in China bracing for another year of tepid growth
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Automakers in China bracing for another year of tepid growth
An employee works at an factory of Dongfeng Peugeot Citroen Automobile Company in Wuhan, Hubei province. Automakers in China are bracing for another year of tepid single-digit growth in 2013, weighed down by sluggish demand for Japanese cars amid a diplomatic row between the two regional neighbours and government measures intended to restrict traffic in bigger cities. (REUTERS)
ietnam faces the toughest cold wave
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ietnam faces the toughest cold wave
Motorcycle-taxi drivers sit around a fire to keep warm on a street in downtown Hanoi 2013 as northern Vietnam faces the toughest cold wave so far this season. Tempetures have dropped below 0 C (32F) in some mountainous areas bordering with China and elementary schools have been closed since January 4. (AFP)
Blaze at the Industrial Pallet Corp
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Blaze at the Industrial Pallet Corp
Firefighters from 22 area department battle a blaze at the Industrial Pallet Corp near Clarks Hill, Ind. Firefighters from Tippecanoe and Clinton counties responded with ladder, tower and tanker trucks and about 100 area firefighters. (AP)
Devil's Carnival in Riosucio
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Devil's Carnival in Riosucio
A man wearing a devil mask takes part in the Devil's Carnival in Riosucio, Caldas department, Colombia. Riosucio's Carnival was proclaimed by UNESCO as a cultural intangible heritage and takes place every two years. (AFP)
Supporters of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez
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Supporters of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez
Supporters of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez gather outside the National Assembly in Caracas on January 5, 2013. Venezuelan lawmakers gathered Saturday for a key leadership vote and debate as President Hugo Chavez's battle with cancer appeared almost certain to delay his swearing-in for a new six year term. AFP
Aerial photo shows homes destroyed by a wildfire in Australia
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Aerial photo shows homes destroyed by a wildfire in Australia
This aerial photo shows homes destroyed by a wildfire between Dunalley and Boomer Bay, east of the Tasmanian capital of Hobart, Australia, on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013. Australian officials battled a series of wildfires amid scorching temperatures across the country on Saturday, with one blaze destroying dozens of homes in the island state of Tasmania. AP
Celebrations ahead of Three Kings Day in Mexico
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Celebrations ahead of Three Kings Day in Mexico
A boy watches balloons be released as part of celebrations ahead of Three Kings Day under cloudy skies in the Iztapalapa neighborhood of Mexico City, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013. In Mexico, it is customary for people to give gifts on Three Kings Day every Jan. 6, rather than Christmas day. AP
First Nations Idle No More protesters
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First Nations Idle No More protesters
First Nations Idle No More protesters gather at the Douglas-Peace Arch crossing on the Canada-US border near Surrey, British Columbia, on Saturday Jan. 5, 2013. AP
People gather around a bonfire ahead of Christian Orthodox Christmas
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People gather around a bonfire ahead of Christian Orthodox Christmas
People gather around a bonfire ahead of the Christian Orthodox Christmas, in Skopje on January 5, 2013. Christian Orthodox believers in Macedonia, who follow the Julian calendar, will celebrate Christmas on January 7. AFP

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