Day in Pics

October 24, 2012

India celebrates Dussehra
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India celebrates Dussehra
Effigies of Ravana, Meghnada and Kumbhakarana were burnt across the nation on Wednesday. Donning their best ethnic attires, people thronged temples that were decked up with lights and flowers to offer their prayers. IANS
Supporters applaud US President Barack Obama
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Supporters applaud US President Barack Obama
Supporters applaud as US President Barack Obama speaks during a campaign event October 24, 2012 at Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds in Davenport, Iowa. AFP
Newly built bridge over Danube that links Calafat in Romania to Vidin in Bulgaria
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Newly built bridge over Danube that links Calafat in Romania to Vidin in Bulgaria
A view of the newly built bridge over Danube that links Calafat in Romania to Vidin in Bulgaria, 320 km southwest of Bucharest, October 24, 2012. Romania's infrastructure is the least developed in the European Union after years of repeated delays and is one of the main complaints of foreign investors, who say decrepit transport cancels out an advantageous location at a trading crossroads and relatively low labour costs. The Calafat-Vidin bridge should be open in six months. REUTERS
Hillary Rodham Clinton
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Hillary Rodham Clinton
US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton reacts to the several questions asked by a reporter during a joint news conference with Brazilian Foreign Minister Antonion de Aguiar Patriota at the State Department in Washington, on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012. (AP
Leon Panetta and South Korea's Minister Of Defense at Pentagon
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Leon Panetta and South Korea's Minister Of Defense at Pentagon
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta (L) and Republic of Korea's Minister of National Defense Kim Kwan-jin (R), speak to the media during a news conference at the Pentagon, on October 24, 2012 in Arlington, Virginia. Secretary Panetta and Minister Kwan-jin spoke about North Korea and the Koran war that ended sixty years ago. AFP
Researchers Lerner of the US and Winter of Britain
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Researchers Lerner of the US and Winter of Britain
Researchers Richard Alan Lerner of the US (L) and Gregory Winter of Britain leave after a meeting with Spanish universities research workers at the University of Oviedo in northern Spain October 24, 2012. Lerner and Winter will be awarded the 2012 Prince of Asturias Award for Technical & Scientific Research on Friday. The Prince of Asturias Awards are held annually since 1981 to reward scientific, technical work, cultural, social and humanitarian work performed by individuals, teams and institutions. REUTERS
Argos likely to close or relocate at least 75 of its stores across Britain
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Argos likely to close or relocate at least 75 of its stores across Britain
A picture shows the signage hanging outside an Argos home retail store in London on October 24, 2012. Home Retail Group said it would close or relocate at least 75 of its Argos stores across Britain over the next five years to create a digital retailer of household consumer goods. AFP
Former Societe Generale trader Kerviel and his lawyer Koubbi
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Former Societe Generale trader Kerviel and his lawyer Koubbi
Former Societe Generale trader Jerome Kerviel (L) and his lawyer David Koubbi (R) walk in the street in Paris as they leave his lawyer's office hours after the verdict in his appeals trial October 24, 2012. Former Societe Generale trader Jerome Kerviel lost his appeal on Wednesday against a three-year prison sentence for his role in France's biggest rogue-trading scandal. A Paris appeals court ruled that the 35-year-old ex-trader, who had fought to overturn a 2010 conviction for taking huge, risky bets that cost SocGen 4.9 billion euros ($6.35 billion), was responsible. REUTERS
LG's Optimus G smartphone showcased at a shopping mall
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LG's Optimus G smartphone showcased at a shopping mall
A woman looks at LG Electronics' products near advertisement of the company's Optimus G smartphone at a shopping mall in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012.

South Korean consumer electronics maker LG Electronics Inc. reported a third straight quarterly profit on Wednesday as it sold more smartphones designed for faster wireless networks. (AP)
Samsung's ATIV smart PC, tablet showcased in Seoul
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Samsung's ATIV smart PC, tablet showcased in Seoul
Samsung Electronics Co's ATIV smart PC and tablet, powered by a new version of Microsoft's Windows operating system, are shown at a media briefing in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012.

Samsung said Wednesday it expects 10 percent growth in PC sales by volume this year as it bets on new PCs that are hybrids of laptops and tablets to lift sluggish PC demand. (AP)
Israeli police survey the scene where a rocket landed in Gaza
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Israeli police survey the scene where a rocket landed in Gaza
Israeli police survey the scene where a rocket, fired by Palestinian militants in Gaza, landed in Netiv Haasara, just outside the northern Gaza Strip October 24, 2012.

Israel killed a Hamas gunman in its second round of air strikes in as many days on the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, responding to rocket fire at its southern towns that wounded three people. (Reuters)
A purchased camel is being at a camel market near Riyadh
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A purchased camel is being at a camel market near Riyadh
A camel that was purchased by a customer is lifted to be placed in a vehicle at a camel market near Riyadh, October 23, 2012. Muslims around the world are preparing to celebrate Eid al-Adha (feast of sacrifice), marking the end of the Haj, by slaughtering sheep, goats, cows and camels to commemorate Prophet Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son Ismail on God's command. Picture taken October 23, 2012. (Reuters)
The annual Paung-Daw-Oo pagoda festival in Inlay Lake
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The annual Paung-Daw-Oo pagoda festival in Inlay Lake
Ethnic Innthar people take part in a long boat race during the annual Paung-Daw-Oo pagoda festival in Inlay Lake, Southern Shan State, Myanmar, on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012. (AP Photo)
Korea Space Launch Vehicle-I at Naro Space Center
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Korea Space Launch Vehicle-I at Naro Space Center
The Korea Space Launch Vehicle-I (KSLV-I), South Korea's first space rocket, is wheeled to its launch pad at Naro Space Center in Goheung, 350 km south of Seoul on October 24, 2012.

South Korea plans to make its third attempt to join the exclusive club of countries capable of placing a satellite in space on October 26, 2012 with a rocket launch from the Naro Space Center on the south coast. (AFP)
5th Asian Ministerial Conference on disaster risk reduction
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5th Asian Ministerial Conference on disaster risk reduction
Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa (R) walks with his Singaporean counterpart K. Shanmugam (L) prior to a bilateral meeting on the sideline of the Fifth Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) in Yogyakarta on October 24, 2012. K. Shanmugan held a bilateral meeting to boost the relationship between the two countries. (AFP)
Married women celebrating 'Sindur Khela' on Dashami
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Married women celebrating 'Sindur Khela' on Dashami
Married women putting vermilion on each other as a part of 'Sindur Khela' on Dashami at TT Nagar Kalibari on Wednesday. (BCCL)
Workers at a Ford plant react after an emergency meeting
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Workers at a Ford plant react after an emergency meeting
Workers at a Ford assembly plant react after an emergency meeting with the plant management in Genk October 24, 2012. Ford Motor Co announced to unions on Wednesday that it will close the factory employing 4,300 workers in the Belgian town of Genk, as it tries to stem losses in Europe and match capacity to tumbling demand. (Reuters)
Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan
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Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan
Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and vice-presidential nominee Paul Ryan (L) talk on their campaign plane enroute to Denver, Colorado October 23, 2012. (REUTERS)
Riots police fire tear gas in Colon City, Panama
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Riots police fire tear gas in Colon City, Panama
Riots police fire tear gas at demonstrators during an ongoing violent protest in Colon City October 23, 2012. According to local media, hundreds of demonstrators protested against the new law blocking roads and burning tires in the city, claiming that selling the land will affect their jobs and revenue which the Colon free trade zone, one of the largest free ports in the Americas, provides. (REUTERS)
Demonstration in Libya
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Demonstration in Libya
People demonstrate against the situation in Bani Walid as Libya celebrates the first anniversary of its 'liberation' from Muammar Gaddafi in Benghazi October 23, 2012. The Libyan army and allied militias have seized control of strategic buildings in the former Gaddafi stronghold of Bani Walid, a military spokesman said on Tuesday, as Libya marked the anniversary, and about 300 people protested outside a hotel over the Bani Walid violence. (REUTERS)
UN Secretary-General practises some 'Gangnam Style'
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UN Secretary-General practises some 'Gangnam Style'
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (L) practises some 'Gangnam Style' dance steps with South Korean singer Psy during a photo opportunity at the UN headquarters in New York October 23, 2012. (REUTERS)
Marine One helicopter
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Marine One helicopter
Marine One helicopter with President Barack Obama aboard lands on the South Lawn of the White House, Tuesday, October 23, 2012, in Washington. (AP)
25-foot tall fermenter at Brooklyn Brewery
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25-foot tall fermenter at Brooklyn Brewery
Workers install a 25-foot tall fermenter at Brooklyn Brewery on October 23, 2012 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. A total of eight fermenters are being installed this week which will allow the craft brewery to make 100,000 barrels of beer per year, 24 hours a day.

A mid-year report by the Brewer's Association cited a 12 percent increase in craft beer sales to 6 million barrels this year. The number of American breweries have surged to a 125-year-high of 2,126 breweries last year, 97 percent of which are independent craft breweries. During the pre-Prohibition era Brooklyn had more than 45 breweries and was one of the largest brewing centers in the US, today Brooklyn Brewery is the only brewery in the borough. (AFP)
Tropical Storm Sandy
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Tropical Storm Sandy
Tropical Storm Sandy is seen churning the western Caribbean Sea in this NASA handout satellite image taken on October 23, 2012. Tropical Storm Sandy formed in the western Caribbean Sea on Monday and is expected to become a hurricane on Wednesday as it approaches Jamaica, the US National Hurricane Center said. (REUTERS)
Sao Paulo Motor Show
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Sao Paulo Motor Show
Models pose next to Porsche cars during the International Sao Paulo Motor Show media day in Sao Paulo October 23, 2012. (REUTERS)
Apple's new 4th generation iPads
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Apple's new 4th generation iPads
Apple's newly introduced 4th generation iPads are seen during Apple's special event at the California Theatre in San Jose on October 23, 2012 in California. Apple unveiled a smaller version of its hot-selling iPad on Tuesday, jumping into the market for smaller tablet computers dominated by Amazon, Google, and Samsung. The iPad mini's touchscreen measures 7.9 inches (20cm) diagonally compared to 9.7 inches(24.6cm) on the original iPad. (AFP)
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