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24 HOURS: Chidambaram's new avatar and MORE

May 17, 2013 00:53 IST

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Indian Finance Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram tours the Pudding Mill Lane Crossrail construction site in east London on May 16, 2013 in London, England. Chidambaram is currently on a five-day three nation tour of UK, France and Qatar. The finance minister will also be participating in the sixth Ministerial India-UK Economic and Financial Dialogue

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Photographs: Lefteris Pitarakis/Getty Images

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US President Barack Obama checks and decides that he no longer needs the umbrella held by a US Marine to protect him from the rain during a joint news conference with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington

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Photographs: Jason Reed/Reuters

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Kentucky Derby winner Orb shakes his head during a post-workout bath after a little track work in preparation for the upcoming 138th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland

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Photographs: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

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Free Syrian Army fighters react during the firing of a rocket towards forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Deir al-Zor

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Photographs: Khalil Ashawi/Reuters

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A woman takes part in a performance involving fake blood outside the Supreme Court during a protest in San Salvador. Members of several women organizations gathered outside the court in support of a 22-year-old woman identified as Beatriz who has requested a therapeutic abortion because she suffers from different chronic diseases such as lupus and because the fetus she carries is anencephalic, according to local media. Abortions are illegal in El Salvador and Beatriz and her family are asking the Supreme Court to issue a resolution in her favour

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Photographs: Ulises Rodriguez/Reuters

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A boy walks near the site of a car bomb attack in Baghdad's Sadr City. Bomb attacks in Shi'ite areas of Baghdad and in northern Iraq killed more than 35 people on Wednesday, following weeks of violence by Sunni Islamist insurgents determined to unleash sectarian confrontation

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Photographs: Wissm al-Okili/Reuters

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A Lancaster bomber swoops over Derwent dam to mark the 70th anniversary of the raids on German dams in May 16 and 17, 1943, at Derwent Reservoir in central England May 16, 2013. The fly over on Thursday marked the 70th anniversary of the raids on German dams, of one of the most memorable operations of the Second World War, in which 617 Squadron flew in Operation Chastise, using the famous bouncing bomb to attack the industrial region of Germany, and are now best known by the name of the film that dramatised these events -- The Dambusters

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Photographs: Darren Staples/Reuters

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Children walk through a street in the historical city of Zabid in the Yemeni province of Hodeidah. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation is threatening to remove the old city of Zabid, 25km (16 miles) on the road linking the port of Hodeidah to the city of Taiz, from the list of the world's protected heritage sites if the authorities do not stop the destruction of old buildings in favour of new cement ones

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Photographs: Mohamed al-Sayaghi/Reuters

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A lion rests in its enclosure at Hagenbeck zoo on May 16, 2013 in Hamburg, Germany

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Photographs: Joern Pollex/Getty Images/Reuters

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A combination of five pictures shows graffitis painted outside a fence surrounding the construction site for the new headquarters of the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt

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Photographs: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

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