Sept 2 in pics

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An idol of Lord Ganesh, imitating Anna Hazare on hunger strike, is on display on the first day of the 10-day long Ganesh Chaturti festival in Ahmadabad.

An idol of Lord Ganesh, imitating Anna Hazare on hunger strike, is on display on the first day of the 10-day long Ganesh Chaturti festival in Ahmadabad.

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Indian airport authority officials gather for the recovery operation of the Turkish Airlines plane near the tarmac of Mumbai airport. A Turkish Airlines plane skidded off the runway after landing in the Indian city of Mumbai but no one was injured, officials said.

Indian airport authority officials gather for the recovery operation of the Turkish Airlines plane near the tarmac of Mumbai airport. A Turkish Airlines plane skidded off the runway after landing in the Indian city of Mumbai but no one was injured, officials said.

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Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) General Secretary Prakash Karat (L) talks with Communist Party of India (CPI) General secretary A B Bardhan during a march to parliament. India's Left-wing parties marched to the Indian parliament in protest of corruption and demanded the new anti-corruption law Lokpal Bill.

Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) General Secretary Prakash Karat (L) talks with Communist Party of India (CPI) General secretary A B Bardhan during a march to parliament. India's Left-wing parties marched to the Indian parliament in protest of corruption and demanded the new anti-corruption law Lokpal Bill.

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One of the members of the next expedition to the International Space Station, Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov, stands in front of a mock-up of the Soyuz space craft during his final preflight practical examination in Star City outside Moscow. Anton Shkaplerov together with Russian cosmonaut Anatoly Ivanishin and US astronaut Dan Burbank are to blast off for the ISS in a Russian-made Soyuz space craft on September 22.

One of the members of the next expedition to the International Space Station, Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov, stands in front of a mock-up of the Soyuz space craft during his final preflight practical examination in Star City outside Moscow. Anton Shkaplerov together with Russian cosmonaut Anatoly Ivanishin and US astronaut Dan Burbank are to blast off for the ISS in a Russian-made Soyuz space craft on September 22.

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Sloane Stephens of the US hits a return during her women's match against Shahar Peer of Israel at the 2011 US Open tennis tournament in New York.

Sloane Stephens of the US hits a return during her women's match against Shahar Peer of Israel at the 2011 US Open tennis tournament in New York.

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Novak Djokovic gestures to the crowd after his match with Conor Niland of Ireland in the first round of the US Open tennis tournament in New York.

Novak Djokovic gestures to the crowd after his match with Conor Niland of Ireland in the first round of the US Open tennis tournament in New York.

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Chilean couples kiss during a demonstration demanding structural changes in the educational sector in downtown Santiago, Chile.

Chilean couples kiss during a demonstration demanding structural changes in the educational sector in downtown Santiago, Chile.

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Janin Lindenberg of Germany takes her position at the start of the women's 4x400 metres relay at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu.

Janin Lindenberg of Germany takes her position at the start of the women's 4x400 metres relay at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu.

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Spain's Berta Castells competes in the women's hammer throw qualification round at the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships in Daegu.

Spain's Berta Castells competes in the women's hammer throw qualification round at the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships in Daegu.

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South Korean protesters clash with riot police at Gangjeong on the coast of southern Jeju island in Jeju. More than 1,000 South Korean riot police dispersed or arrested scores of protesters who for months have blocked construction of a naval base on a scenic holiday island.

South Korean protesters clash with riot police at Gangjeong on the coast of southern Jeju island in Jeju. More than 1,000 South Korean riot police dispersed or arrested scores of protesters who for months have blocked construction of a naval base on a scenic holiday island.

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Usain Bolt of Jamaica comes out of the starting blocks during his men's 200 metres heat at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu.

Usain Bolt of Jamaica comes out of the starting blocks during his men's 200 metres heat at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu.

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President of the Cambodian National Assembly and Honorary president of the Cambodian People's Party (CPP) Heng Samrin (R) and President of the Laos National Assembly Pany Yathotu (L) smile upon her arrival at the National Assembly building in Phnom Penh. Pany is here for a four-day official visit.

President of the Cambodian National Assembly and Honorary president of the Cambodian People's Party (CPP) Heng Samrin (R) and President of the Laos National Assembly Pany Yathotu (L) smile upon her arrival at the National Assembly building in Phnom Penh. Pany is here for a four-day official visit.

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Newly appointed Government Revitalization Minister Renho (C) enters the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo. Japan's new Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda named a cabinet with which he hopes to drive a fragile post-earthquake recovery forward and build party unity.

Newly appointed Government Revitalization Minister Renho (C) enters the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo. Japan's new Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda named a cabinet with which he hopes to drive a fragile post-earthquake recovery forward and build party unity.

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Japan's new Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda arrives at his official residence in Tokyo. Noda was due to be sworn in on September 2 and name a cabinet with which he hopes to drive a fragile post-quake recovery forward and build party unity.

Japan's new Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda arrives at his official residence in Tokyo. Noda was due to be sworn in on September 2 and name a cabinet with which he hopes to drive a fragile post-quake recovery forward and build party unity.

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Pakistani relatives and local residents carry the body of a blast victim during a funeral ceremony following a suicide bomb attack near a police station in the Lakki Marwat district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

Pakistani relatives and local residents carry the body of a blast victim during a funeral ceremony following a suicide bomb attack near a police station in the Lakki Marwat district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

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(L-R) Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari, Tajikistan's President Emomali Rakhmon, Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev and Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai, meet outside the Tajik capital Dushanbe. Russia and Pakistan urged today the NATO-led coalition in Afghanistan to step up the training of local security forces as it completes its planned staged withdrawal.

(L-R) Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari, Tajikistan's President Emomali Rakhmon, Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev and Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai, meet outside the Tajik capital Dushanbe. Russia and Pakistan urged today the NATO-led coalition in Afghanistan to step up the training of local security forces as it completes its planned staged withdrawal.

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Novak Djokovic of Serbia shakes hands with Carlos Berlocq of Argentina after defeating him during Day Four of the 2011 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.

Novak Djokovic of Serbia shakes hands with Carlos Berlocq of Argentina after defeating him during Day Four of the 2011 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.

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Flavia Pennetta of Italy celebrates a point during her women's match against Maria Sharapova of Russia at the 2011 US Open tennis tournament on September 2, 2011 in New York.

Flavia Pennetta of Italy celebrates a point during her women's match against Maria Sharapova of Russia at the 2011 US Open tennis tournament on September 2, 2011 in New York.

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Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina returns a shot to Diego Junqueira of Argentina during the US Open tennis tournament in New York.

Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina returns a shot to Diego Junqueira of Argentina during the US Open tennis tournament in New York.

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England forward Wayne Rooney (top L) scores a goal against Bulgarian during the Euro 2012 qualifying football match at the Vassil Levski stadium in Sofia.

England forward Wayne Rooney (top L) scores a goal against Bulgarian during the Euro 2012 qualifying football match at the Vassil Levski stadium in Sofia.

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