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TOP PIX: Kick to anti-Mush lawyer, Obama's wink, more

Last updated on: April 25, 2013 08:32 IST

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In this photograph, a supporter of former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, who is the head of the All Pakistan Muslim League, kicks an anti-Musharraf lawyer during Musharraf's hearing at an anti-terrorism court in Rawalpindi on Tuesday.

Musharraf appeared before the court in relation to the Benazir Bhutto murder case and made three requests including the request to unfreeze his assets and bank accounts, local media reported.

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Photographs: Faisal Mahmood/Reuters

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United States President Barack Obama winks while in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, on Tuesday.

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Photographs: Larry Downing/Reuters

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A woman cries amongst collapsed houses in Ya'an, Sichuan province, on Tuesday.

Hundreds of survivors of an earthquake that killed more than 200 people in southwest China pushed into traffic on a main road on Monday, waving protest signs, demanding help and shouting at police.

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Photographs: Suzie Wong/Reuters
Tags: Sichuan , China

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Police personnel push a Bharatiya Janata Party supporter of who was trying to cross over the barricade during a protest outside the residence of Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dixit in New Delhi on Tuesday.

Police arrested a second man on Monday in connection with the rape and torture of a five-year-old girl in New Delhi, but that was not enough to halt protests at perceived police incompetence and corruption.

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Photographs: Adnan Abidi/Reuters

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Men ride their bicycles past an old warehouse at the harbour in Lisbon, Portugal.

Portugal's government plans to lower company tax rates "significantly" as part of a wider plan of incentives to drag the economy out of its worst recession since the 1970s, Economy Minister Alvaro Santos Pereira said on Tuesday.

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Photographs: Jose Manuel Ribeiro/Reuters

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Monks and Buddhists holding lanterns walk around a giant lantern featuring national treasure "Seokgatap" (not seen), a traditional Buddhist pagoda, during a lighting ceremony in central Seoul, South Korea, on Tuesday.

The ceremony is held to celebrate the upcoming birthday of Buddha, which falls on May 17 in South Korea, and also pray for peace in the Korean peninsula.

North Korea demanded on Tuesday that it be recognised as a nuclear weapons state, rejecting a US condition that it agree to give up its nuclear arms program before talks can begin.

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Photographs: Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters

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An aerial photo shows a Chinese marine surveillance ship Haijian No. 66 (C) cruising next to Japan Coast Guard patrol ships in the East China Sea, near known as Senkaku isles in Japan and Diaoyu islands in China, in this photo taken on Tuesday.

Japanese nationalists sailed a flotilla of boats on Tuesday in waters near islands at the centre of a row between China and Japan, putting further strain on Tokyo's tense ties with Beijing as a group of more than 160 Japanese lawmakers visited a shrine seen by critics a symbol of Japan's past militarism.

Japanese and Chinese patrol ships have been playing a cat-and-mouse game near the Japanese-controlled East China Sea islands, where China is seeking to assert its claim to sovereignty by sending ships into the disputed waters.

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Photographs: Kyodo/Reuters

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Defendants linked to Al Qaeda react as a verdict upholding their jail sentences are pronounced at a state security court of appeals, in Sanaa, Yemen.

The court on Tuesday upheld jail sentences ranging from four to six years against four convicts linked to Al Qaeda, local media reported.

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Photographs: Khaled Abdullah/Reuters
Tags: Al Qaeda , Sanaa , Yemen

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Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy attends a news conference after a meeting with Slovakia's Prime Minister Robert Fico (not pictured) at Moncloa Palace in Madrid on Tuesday.

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Photographs: Juan Medina/Reuters

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Children salute passing vehicles carrying rescuers and volunteers as they hold cardboards with messages of gratitude, after Saturday's earthquake, in Lushan county, Sichuan province, on Tuesday.

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Photographs: Reuters

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Women labourers throw dust on a road tarmac under construction at Bharadva village in Gujarat on Tuesday.

India's worst economic slowdown in a decade has bottomed out and growth is expected to pick up to 6.4 percent in the current fiscal year, chairman of the PM's Economic Advisory Council C Rangarajan said on Tuesday.

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Photographs: Amit Dave/Reuters

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A child sits outside the door of a house as children play nearby in Kathmandu, Nepal, on Tuesday.

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Photographs: Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters

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A sign reads, "Thanks" as people gather to celebrate the passage of a law allowing same-sex couples to marry and adopt children, in Paris.

French lawmakers passed a bill on Tuesday, a flagship reform pledge by French president which sparked often violent street protests and a rise in homophobic attacks.

The law legalises gay marriage and gives gay and lesbian couples adoption rights.


Photographs: Charles Platiau/Reuters
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