Day in Pics

May 29, 2012

Minor earthquake in Italy
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Minor earthquake in Italy
A woman runs in front of Mirandola Dome during a minor shake, northern Italy, Tuesday. A magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck the same area of northern Italy stricken by another fatal tremor on May 20. (AP Photo)
Protestors bang on pots covered in pictures of Palestinian prisoners
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Protestors bang on pots covered in pictures of Palestinian prisoners
Protestors bang on pots covered in pictures of Palestinian prisoners Mahmoud al-Sarsak (L) and Akram al-Rikhawi (R), who are still refusing food a week after a deal was made to end a mass prisoner hunger strike, during a demonstration in in their support in the West Bank city of Ramallah on. The Prisoners' Club stressed that Sarsak and Rikhawi's hunger strike 'won't affect the deal reached with Israel, since both were on hunger strike before the general strike over the prisoners' demands began.' (AFP Photo)
Leon Panetta shakes hands with a United States Naval Academy Midshipmen
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Leon Panetta shakes hands with a United States Naval Academy Midshipmen
Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, center, shakes hands with a United States Naval Academy Midshipmen as a fellow Midshipman, right, reacts after receiving her diploma during the Academy's graduation and commissioning ceremonies in Annapolis, Md. The Pentagon chief said Tuesday building U.S. maritime strength across the Asia-Pacific region will be one of the main projects for the new generation of America's naval officers. (AP Photo)
Naval Academy Commencement Ceremony
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Naval Academy Commencement Ceremony
US Navy Blue Angels fly over graduation ceremonies at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta is the commencement speaker for the 1099 graduates of the class of 2012. (AFP Photo)
Catherine meets guests during a garden party at Buckingham Palace
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Catherine meets guests during a garden party at Buckingham Palace
Britain's Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, meets guests during a garden party at Buckingham Palace, in central London. (Reuters)
Mamata, SRK celebrating KKR's victory in IPL 2012 final
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Mamata, SRK celebrating KKR's victory in IPL 2012 final
Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee (front-L), along with Shah Rukh Khan, owner of IPL cricket team Kolkata Knight Riders (CL), captain of Kolkata Knight Riders, Gautam Gambhir (CR) and actress Juhi Chawla (front-R) hold up the IPL Twenty20 champion's trophy during celebrations in front of the Writers Building in Kolkata on May 29, 2012. The Knight Riders' victory in the tournament final on May 27 was their first success in the IPL, an annual Twenty20 cricket tournament which pulls in huge audiences across India with its blend of hard-hitting cricket and Bollywood-style entertainment. (Image: AFP)
Super30 founder protesting IIT admission test in two phase
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Super30 founder protesting IIT admission test in two phase
Super30 founder and mathematician, Anand Kumar along with his under privileged and rural students demonstrating in Patna on Tuesday protesting Union HRD minister Kapil Sibal's format for IIT admission test in two phase.(Image: BCCL)
Suzuki Two Wheelers launches new bike 'Hayate
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Suzuki Two Wheelers launches new bike 'Hayate
Suzuki Two Wheelers launching the new bike 'Hayate' by (from left) Deepak Saxena,Regional Service Manager, Anand Takur , National Sales Head and R Muraleedharan, Kerala Sales Head in Kochi on Tuesday. (Image: BCCL)
Pakistan test fires Hatf IX ballistic missile
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Pakistan test fires Hatf IX ballistic missile
This handout photograph released by Pakistan's Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) office shows a Hatf IX short-range nuclear-capable ballistic missile launched from an undisclosed location in Pakistan on May 29, 2012. Pakistan said on May 29 it had successfully test fired a short-range nuclear-capable ballistic missile. It was the third time Pakistan had test-fired a ballistic missile since arch-rival India last month launched its new long-range Agni V, capable of hitting targets anywhere in China. (Image: AFP)
A promoter wears a Pro.2 headphone at 2012 Computex Taipei
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A promoter wears a Pro.2 headphone at 2012 Computex Taipei
A promoter wears a Pro.2 headphone during a pre-show press conference for the 2012 Computex Taipei on May 29, 2012. Computex is Asia's biggest annual IT trade fair which opens on June 5, 2012. (Image: AFP)
Nissan's NV200 to function as New York taxis in Oct 2013
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Nissan's NV200 to function as New York taxis in Oct 2013
Nissan Motor Co.,'s gas-engine NV200 vehicle is displayed at the automaker's headquarters in Yokohama, near Tokyo, on Tuesday, May 29, 2012. The NV200 vehicle is set to start running as New York taxis in October 2013. Nissan is supplying New York City with fuel-efficient cabs, including six electric cars for testing, but acknowledged uncertainties Tuesday about an ongoing 'debate' over charging standards for electric vehicles. (Image: AP)
Manmohan Singh shakes hands with Suu Kyi in Myanmar
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Manmohan Singh shakes hands with Suu Kyi in Myanmar
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh shakes hands with Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, leader of National League for Democracy (NLD), during a meeting in Yangon, Myanmar on Tuesday. (Image: PTI)
Japan, China to trade currencies directly from June 1
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Japan, China to trade currencies directly from June 1
Yuan and Yen banknotes are seen in this picture illustration taken in Tokyo on May 29, 2012. Japan and China will start trading their currencies directly in Tokyo and Shanghai from June 1 in a move that shores up trade and financial ties between Asia's two biggest economies and also marks another step to raise the yuan's international role. (Image: REUTERS)
Kapil Sibal at Teacher Challenges for Education forum
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Kapil Sibal at Teacher Challenges for Education forum
Union Minister for Human Resource Development Kapil Sibal along with Secretary, Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of HRD, Anshu Vaish (L) and Ambassador & Head of Delegation of the European Union to India, Joao Cravinho releasing a Postage Stamp at the 4th International Policy Dialogue Forum on Teacher Challenges for Education for All in India in New Delhi on Tuesday. (Image: PTI)
Double-decker buses re-introduced in Baghdad
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Double-decker buses re-introduced in Baghdad
Double-deckers are parked at a bus station in Baghdad on April 26, 2012. Common across Baghdad in years past, red double-decker buses are being re-introduced to the capital's transport network after many were ransacked in the years of unrest following the 2003 invasion. (Image: AFP)
Pantone 5: First smartphone with nuclear radiation detector
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Pantone 5: First smartphone with nuclear radiation detector
A model displays the world's first smartphone featuring a nuclear radiation detector named 'Pantone 5' and produced by Japanese electronics giant Sharp as part of Japan's mobile carrier Softbank new lineup of handset offer in Tokyo on May 29, 2012. Nuclear radiation was scattered over a large area and made its way into the sea, air and food chain in the weeks and months after the Fukushima nuclear plant was hit by meltdowns and explosions triggered by Japan's massive earthquake and tsunami in March 2011. (Image: AFP)
Doctors using creeping metallic tools to perform surgery
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Doctors using creeping metallic tools to perform surgery
In this April 18, 2012, photo, Carnegie Mellon University professor Howie Choset, right, stands beside a robot as staff researcher Florinan Enner uses a controller to demonstrate how it climbs up a tubular armature at their lab on campus in Pittsburgh. Scientists and doctors are using the creeping metallic tools to perform surgery on hearts, prostate cancer and other diseased organs. (Image: AP)
Visitor at the Vinexpo Asia Pacific exhibition in Hong Kong
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Visitor at the Vinexpo Asia Pacific exhibition in Hong Kong
A mainland visitor attends the Vinexpo Asia Pacific exhibition in Hong Kong on Tuesday, May 29, 2012. More than 14,000 visitors from 33 countries are attending the region's largest international wine and spirits exhibition in Asia-Pacific which is held from May 29 to 31. (Image: AP)
Ireland needs a stronger global economy
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Ireland needs a stronger global economy
Pedestrians walk past a discount store on Moore Street in Dublin in this July 6, 2011 file photo. Ireland's government oversaw a return to mild economic growth last year but it is quickly learning that its own policies alone will not fix Ireland's debt pile, which will peak at 120 percent of GDP next year. The country desperately needs two things: a stronger global economy so its exporters can begin selling more stuff, and a normalization of sovereign debt markets so Dublin can begin borrowing again and exit its international bailout on schedule next year. Neither appear likely. (Image: REUTERS)
Gramacho swallows 70% of garbage in Rio de Janeiro
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Gramacho swallows 70% of garbage in Rio de Janeiro
A group of 'catadores' (scavengers) dig through trash at the Jardim Gramacho landfill, the biggest in South America, in Rio de Janeiro on May 15, 2012. Built on a swamp, the 36-year-old landfill known as Gramacho swallows up 70 percent of the garbage produced by this huge metropolis of 11.8 million people. The landfill is set to shut down on June 1. (Image: AFP)
Marubeni nearing deal to buy Gavilon for more than $5 bn
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Marubeni nearing deal to buy Gavilon for more than $5 bn
A logo of Japanese trading house Marubeni Corp is pictured outside the company headquarters in Tokyo on May 29, 2012. Marubeni is nearing a deal to buy U.S. grains merchant Gavilon for more than $5 billion including debt and could announce the transaction as early as Tuesday afternoon in Tokyo, according to people familiar with the matter. (Image: REUTERS)
Japan Maritme vessels on a goodwill visit to Manila
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Japan Maritme vessels on a goodwill visit to Manila
Training squadron of the Japan Maritme Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) vessel JS Kashima (TV 3508) arrive at the Fort of Manila on May 29, 2012. The Japanese training squadron which consists of vessels JS Kashima (TV3508), JS Shimayuki (TV 3513), and JS Matsuyuki (DD 130) is on a goodwill visit to Manila from May 29 to June 1. (Image: AFP)
South Korea, Paraguay enhance bilateral cooperation
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South Korea, Paraguay enhance bilateral cooperation
South Korea's President Lee Myung-Bak (R) shakes hands with his Paraguayan counterpart Fernando Lugo prior to their meeting at the presidential house in Seoul on May 29, 2012. Paraguay's leader arrived in Seoul on May 27 for a three-day visit to discuss ways to enhance bilateral practical cooperation and exchange views on issues of mutual concern. (Image: AFP)
Mexican university student during a demonstration
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Mexican university student during a demonstration
A Mexican university student, member of the new movement called 'Yo soy 132' (I am #132), uses a Guy Fawkes mask during a demonstration to demand the TV broadcasting of the second debate of the four presidential candidates in the framework of the electoral campaign in Mexico City on May 28, 2012. Mexico is to hold presidential elections next July 1st.
A view of Guatemala City with the Volcan de Agua in the background
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A view of Guatemala City with the Volcan de Agua in the background
A view of Guatemala City with the Volcan de Agua, or Water Volcano (L) in the background, in Guatemala City May 28, 2012.
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