Day in Pics

February, 26, 2012

Anti-US protest in Karachi
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Anti-US protest in Karachi
A Pakistan man pulls on a rope around the neck of a demonstrator wearing a mask of US President Barack Obama during an anti-US protest in Karachi on February 26, 2012. (AFP Photo)
Hillary Clinton
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Hillary Clinton
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton laughs during a joint news conference with Morocco's Foreign Minister Saad Eddine Othmani (not pictured) in Rabat, February 26, 2012. (Reuters Photo)
The White Ring rally
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The White Ring rally
An opposition supporter forms a chain of snowmen with one holding a portrait of Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin during a rally called The White Ring, while protesters build a human chain along the Garden Ring road in Moscow. (Reuters Photo)
Miss India Worldwide 2012
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Miss India Worldwide 2012
Contestant Alana Seebarran of Guyana (R) reacts next to contestant Varsha Ramrattan of Suriname as Seebarran is crowned the new Miss India Worldwide 2012 in the 23rd edition of the pageant in Paramaribo.

Contestants of Indian origin from 35 different countries competed in the Miss India Worldwide Pageant 2012. (Reuters Photo)
Pancake Week
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Pancake Week
Russian men fight for fun during celebrations of Maslenitsa, or Pancake Week, outside the village of Aksyonovo, some 30 km (18 miles) east of Moscow, Russia. Maslenitsa is traditional Russian holiday marking the end of winter that dates back to the pagan times. (AP Photo)
Pakistan personnel demolish Osama bin Laden's house in Abbottabad
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Pakistan personnel demolish Osama bin Laden's house in Abbottabad
Policemen and residents stand near while demolition work is carried out on the building where al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed by US special forces last May, in Abbottabad February 26, 2012.

Pakistani forces began demolishing the house where al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed by US special forces last May, in an unexplained move carried out in the dark of night. (REUTERS)
Syrians cast vote for a new constitution
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Syrians cast vote for a new constitution
A Syrian woman casts her ballot as others queue to vote on a new constitution at a polling station in Damascus.

Syrians were called to the polls to vote on a new constitution in the face of opposition calls for a boycott and in the thick of deadly violence that Washington said made the exercise 'laughable.' (AFP)
World's shortest man
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World's shortest man
Nepal's Chandra Bahadur Dangi, 72, who says he's only 22 inches (56 centimeters) tall walks in a guesthouse just hours before he was to be measured by officials, in Katmandu, Nepal.

Guinness World Records officials were set to measure Dangi hopes to be named the world's shortest man later Sunday. Dangi is hoping to snatch the title of the world's shortest man from Junrey Balawing of the Philippines, who is 23.5 inches (60 centimeters) tall. (AP)
Investigation of Enrica Lexie
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Investigation of Enrica Lexie
Police officials carry sealed box containing materials seized for an ongoing investigation from the Italian cargo vessel, the Enrica Lexie anchored at the Cochin Oil Terminal, at the port in Kochi on Sunday.

Enrica Lexie involved in the killing of two fishermen of the Kerala coast. (PTI)
A fisherman rows his boat in Hambantota
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A fisherman rows his boat in Hambantota
A fisherman rows his boat in the sea near a fish market in Hambantota about 240km (149 miles) south of Colombo February 26, 2012. (REUTERS)
Pasinaya festival in Manila
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Pasinaya festival in Manila
A student performs during a 'Pasinaya' festival in Manila. Pasinaya is one of the largest multi-arts festival in the country involving almost 5,000 artists and 300 shows in a single day, according to local media. (REUTERS)
Avila's cross is seen lit on the Avila mountain in Caracas
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Avila's cross is seen lit on the Avila mountain in Caracas
The cross, which is traditionally lit during the Christmas season, will be lit until the return of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez from Cuba, according to Tourism Minister Alejandro Fleming.

Medical experts say Chavez still has a chance to be cured, but he may have to battle fatigue as he campaigns for re-election in October. (Reuters)
News Corp.'s 'The Sun on Sunday weekly' tabloid published
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News Corp.'s 'The Sun on Sunday weekly' tabloid published
A newsagent sells copies of the newly-published The Sun on Sunday weekly tabloid, in central London, late Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012.

News Corp.'s The Sun on Sunday launched this weekend, promising the same irreverent attitude that has kept The Sun tabloid at the top of the British newspaper market, even as its proprietor fights to limit the damage caused by the long-running phone hacking scandal. (AP)
Carnival procession in Strumica
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Carnival procession in Strumica
Costumed men participate in a carnival procession in Macedonia's southeastern town of Strumica, on Saturday, Feb 25, 2012. More than 2,500 costumed revelers performed on Saturday through downtown Strumica, during the main carnival night. (AP)
Wheelchair beauty contest
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Wheelchair beauty contest
Second-placed Melnyik,first placed Varga and third-placed Molnar pose after the Miss Colours Hungary in Budapest Second-placed Edina Melnyik (L), first-placed Katalin Eszter Varga (C) and third-placed Marietta Laura Molnar (R) pose after the Miss Colours Hungary, the country's first wheelchair beauty contest, in Budapest February 25, 2012. (Reuters)
84th Academy Awards preparations
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84th Academy Awards preparations
Oscar statues line the arrivals area during preparations for the 84th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 25, 2012. The awards will take place on February 26. The Oscars will be presented on February 26. (Reuters)
30 lakh ladu for Brahmsena meet
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30 lakh ladu for Brahmsena meet
Members of Brahmsena cooking the 30 lakh ladu in Ahmedabad for their meeting on Sunday, February,25,2012. (BCCL)
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