Day in Pics

June 27, 2012

Priests pray for rains in Hyderabad
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Priests pray for rains in Hyderabad
Hindu priests perform 'Varuna Japam', a special prayer for rain, at Osmansagar Lake in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad June 27, 2012. India's crucial monsoon rains are still expected to be average in 2012, the weather office said, helping to allay concern over farm output triggered by sparse rainfall in the last few weeks. REUTERS
The Olympic rings atop the iconic Tower Bridge in London
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The Olympic rings atop the iconic Tower Bridge in London
The Olympic rings are seen atop the iconic Tower Bridge in London, after they were lowered into position, coinciding with one month to go until the start of London 2012 Games, Wednesday, June 27, 2012. The giant rings, which are fully retractable to allow for tall ships to pass through the bridge, will remain in position for the duration of the Games. AP
Vladimir Putin speaks at a ceremony
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Vladimir Putin speaks at a ceremony
In this Tuesday, June 26, 2012 photo, Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks at an opening ceremony of a guesthouse for pilgrims of the Russian Orthodox Church in North Shuna, Jordan. AP
Indian fishermen inside a Pakistani prison
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Indian fishermen inside a Pakistani prison
Indian fishermen sit inside a prison as they wait for transport after their release from prison in the Pakistani port city of Karachi on June 27, 2012. Pakistan released 315 Indian fishermen, including 14 teenagers, who were held in prison for violating territorial waters, officials said. AFP
The 2012 European Athletics Championships in Helsinki
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The 2012 European Athletics Championships in Helsinki
Bulgaria's Venelina Veneva-Mateeva competes in the women's high jump qualifications at the 2012 European Athletics Championships at the Olympic Stadium in Helsinki on June 27, 2012. AFP
Cambodian children from the Boeung Kak lake community shout slogans near the courthouse in Phnom Penh
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Cambodian children from the Boeung Kak lake community shout slogans near the courthouse in Phnom Penh
Cambodian children from the Boeung Kak lake community shout slogans near the courthouse in Phnom Penh on June 27, 2012 before an appeal by 13 women arrested last month for illegally occupying land and obstructing public officials. Cambodia's appeals court on June 27 freed 13 women land rights activists whose jail sentences for fighting against a case of forced eviction sparked international concern. AFP
Yerevan Cognac Factory in Yerevan
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Yerevan Cognac Factory in Yerevan
Austrian President Heinz Fischer visits the French Pernod Ricard owned Yerevan Cognac Factory in Yerevan, on June 27, 2012, during a visit to Armenia. AFP
A Chinese youth dressed at a cosplay gathering in Hefei
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A Chinese youth dressed at a cosplay gathering in Hefei
This picture shows a Chinese youth dressed at a cosplay gathering in Hefei, east China's Anhui province. Cosplay, short for 'costume play', is a type of performance art in which participants don costumes and accessories to represent a specific character or idea, often drawn from popular fiction in Japan. AFP
EU to intensify the battle against tax evasion and fraud
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EU to intensify the battle against tax evasion and fraud
EU commissioner for Taxation and Customs Union, Audit and Anti-Fraud Algirdas Semeta gives a press conference on concrete measures to intensify the battle against tax evasion and fraud in the EU on June 27, 2012 at the EU Headquarters in Brussels. AFP
Power tariffs to go up in Delhi
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Power tariffs to go up in Delhi
A Little kid busy with hometask during power cut in Delhi.Electricity will cost more in Delhi from July one with power regulator DERC today raising domestic tariff by 24.15 percent for the year 2012-13. BCCL
Protests in Germany
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Protests in Germany
Protesters have placed large effigies of (from L) German Economy Minister Philipp Roesler, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and German Social Democrats (SPD) Chairman Sigmar Gabriel in fromt of the Brandenberg Gate in Berlin during a protest on public spending on June 27, 2012. Merkel insisted in a speech to lawmakers that there were 'no quick, no easy' solutions to Europe's debt crisis a day before EU leaders gather in Brussels. AFP
Myanmar models present traditional dresses
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Myanmar models present traditional dresses
Myanmar models present traditional dresses created by local designers during a ceremony in honor of Myanmar Women's Day at the National Theater in Yangon, Myanmar. Myanmar Women's Day will be celebrated on July 3. (AP)
Microsoft's Greek headquarters
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Microsoft's Greek headquarters
A security guard stands outside Microsoft's Greek headquarters following an attack at Marousi suburb, north of Athens. Gunmen rammed a van packed with gas canisters into Microsoft's Greek headquarters in Athens and then set the vehicle on fire, causing damage but no injuries, police said on Wednesday. (Reuters)
Panasonic Corp
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Panasonic Corp
Panasonic Corp logos are seen on a digital video camera monitor displayed at an electronic store in Tokyo. Japan's Panasonic Corp took all necessary restructuring steps on a group basis in the business year ended in March, outgoing president Fumio Ohtsubo told its annual shareholders' meeting on Wednesday. (Reuters)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel
German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives at the weekly cabinet meeting to discuss the country's budget 2013 at the chancellery in Berlin. German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday told a caucus meeting that there won't be a full shared debt liability in Europe 'as long as I live,' according to a lawmaker from Merkel's governing coalition. (AP)
Rahul Dravid speaks to Malaysian U-16 cricketers
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Rahul Dravid speaks to Malaysian U-16 cricketers
Former Indian cricket captain Rahul Dravid (R) speaks to Malaysian U-16 cricketers during a cricket clinic in Kuala Lumpur. (Reuters)
USS George Washington
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USS George Washington
USS George Washington, a nuclear-powered 97,000-ton aircraft carrier of the US 7th fleet, arrives at a navy port of South Korea in Busan, about 420 km (262 miles) southeast of Seoul. The vessel is in South Korea for a US-South Korea joint naval drill. (Reuters)
External Affairs Minister S M Krishna's appeal to Pakistan
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External Affairs Minister S M Krishna's appeal to Pakistan
External Affairs Minister S M Krishna addressing the media at Hyderabad House in New Delhi on Wednesday. Krishna renewed his request to the President of Pakistan for the release of Sarabjit Singh who has been in custody for over two decades. (PTI)
P T Usha being felicitated by TRS leader
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P T Usha being felicitated by TRS leader
National Award winning athlete P T Usha being felicitated by TRS leader K Kavitha in Hyderabad. (PTI)
India Wildlife Business Council in Washington
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India Wildlife Business Council in Washington
Indrani Kar, Deputy Director General, CII and Robert Zoellick, President, The World Bank sign an agreement on establishing an India Wildlife Business Council in Washington. (PTI)
Black Planet Award to TEPCO
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Black Planet Award to TEPCO
Axel Kohler Schnura, chairman of German environmental group Ethecon holds the trophy of the 'Black Planet Award' as they offer the award to Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) for the nuclear accident in Fukushima in 2011, during an anti nuclear outside an annual shareholders meeting in Tokyo. The embattled operator of the Fukushima nuclear plant held an annual shareholders meeting tumultuously with individual shareholders interrupting proceedings. (AFP)
Japanese Prince with Cambodian PM
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Japanese Prince with Cambodian PM
Japanese Crown Prince Naruhito (C) and Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen (L) walk past an honour guard upon his arrival at the Peace Palace in Phnom Penh. Naruhito is on three-day visit to Cambodia. (AFP)
Anti nuclear activist
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Anti nuclear activist
An anti-nuclear activist (L) holds a placard as he takes part in a demonstration near an entrance of Yoyogi gymnasium in Tokyo on June 27, 2012. Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO), the embattled operator of the Fukushima nuclear plant, is holding an annual meeting of stockholders on June 27. (AFP Photo)
News Corp mulls media, entertainment unit split
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News Corp mulls media, entertainment unit split
The News Corporation building is pictured n New York on June 26, 2012. Rupert Murdoch's News Corp said it was considering a 'restructuring' that would split off its larger entertainment division from struggling publishing businesses. (AFP Photo)
Obama at fundraiser
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Obama at fundraiser
President Barack Obama speaks at a fundraiser at the Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater, on Tuesday, June 26, 2012, in Miami Beach. (AP Photo)
Rehearsal of 'Kan Ya Ma Kan'
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Rehearsal of 'Kan Ya Ma Kan'
Lebanon's singers Joseph Azar, Houda Haddad, and Elie Showeiry perform with the Caracalla Dance Theatre during a dress rehearsal of 'Kan Ya Ma Kan' (Once Upon a Time) at the Beiteddine International Festival in Beiteddine, mount Lebanon, on June 26, 2012. The annual entertainment festival takes place in the Ottoman Ruins of the Beiteddine Palace. (Reuters)
Cosplay
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Cosplay
This picture, taken on June 26, 2012, shows a two Chinese girls dressed in cosplay walking to join a cosplay gathering in Hefei, east China's Anhui province. Cosplay, short for 'costume play', is a type of performance art in which participants don costumes and accessories to represent a specific character or idea, often drawn from popular fiction in Japan. (AFP Photo)
Glencore
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Glencore
Swiss commodities trader Glencore's logo is seen in front of its headquarters in Baar, near Zurich in this February 6, 2012 file photo. Qatar, Xstrata's second largest shareholder, threw a huge roadblock in the way of Glencore's $30 billion takeover of the miner with a surprise demand on June 26, 2012 for better terms. (Reuters)
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