The Economic Times

October 26, 2012

A Toshiba laptop and an Asus tab is displayed in New York
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A Toshiba laptop and an Asus tab is displayed in New York

In this Friday, Oct. 26, 2012 photo shows a partially-extended Toshiba U925t laptop-tablet computer, left, and the Asus Vivo Tab RT tablet computer docked to a keyboard in New York. (AP)

Carlos talks with Sonia Gandhi during their meeting in New Delhi
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Carlos talks with Sonia Gandhi during their meeting in New Delhi

Spain's King Juan Carlos (C) talks with Sonia Gandhi, Chief of India's ruling Congress party, as Spain's Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo (L) looks on during their meeting in New Delhi October 26, 2012. The King is on a four-day state visit to India. (Reuters)

Protesters camped out for several days outside Bankia headquarters
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Protesters camped out for several days outside Bankia headquarters

A member of the Mortgage Victims' Platform (PAH) sit near signages outside the nationalized lender Bankia bank headquarters in Madrid, where protesters have camped out for several days, October 26, 2012. Protesters say that when the bank repossesses their properties, it should clear their debt and allow them to stay on as tenants paying a low rent. (Reuters)

A man walks amid the destruction caused by hurricane Sandy
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A man walks amid the destruction caused by hurricane Sandy

A man walks amid the destruction caused by hurricane Sandy in Mayari, Holguin, 750 km east of Havana, on October 26, 2012. Hurricane Sandy claimed 11 lives as it tore across Cuba Thursday, leaving a path of destruction in the eastern part of the island, officials in Havana said. (AFP)

Mitt Romney boards his campaign plane in Ohio
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Mitt Romney boards his campaign plane in Ohio

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney boards his campaign plane in Toledo, Ohio October 26, 2012. (Reuters)

A Muslim pilgrim prays on the first day of Eid al-Adha
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A Muslim pilgrim prays on the first day of Eid al-Adha

A Muslim pilgrim prays after casting seven stones at a pillar that symbolizes Satan during the annual haj pilgrimage, as part of a haj pilgrimage rite, on the first day of Eid al-Adha in Mina, near the holy city of Mecca October 26, 2012.

Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Adha to mark 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. (Reuters)

Collecting valuables out of Puja materials
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Collecting valuables out of Puja materials

A woman is collecting the valuables out of Puja materials from the River Kuakhai in Bhubaneswar on Friday. (PTI)

Korea Space Launch Vehicle-1 (KSLV-1
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Korea Space Launch Vehicle-1 (KSLV-1

The Korea Space Launch Vehicle-1 (KSLV-1) is lowered from a launch pad for checking at the Naro Space Center in Goheung, South Korea on Friday, Oct 26, 2012. South Korea has been forced to postpone its third attempt to launch a satellite into space from its own soil because of a last-minute technical glitch. South Korean space agency chief Kim Seung-jo says engineers found a gas leak in the link between the two-stage rocket and the launch pad just hours before Friday's planned lift-off. (AP)

Richard Branson in India for launch of Virgin Atlantic’s service
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Richard Branson in India for launch of Virgin Atlantic’s service

Owner of Virgin Group Richard Branson arrives for the launch of Virgin Atlantic’s service on the Mumbai-London route, in Mumbai on Friday. (PTI)

Stoning of Satan
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Stoning of Satan

Muslim pilgrims throw pebbles at pillars during the 'Jamarat' ritual, the stoning of Satan, in Mina near the holy city of Mecca, on October 26, 2012. Pilgrims pelt pillars symbolising the devil with pebbles to show their defiance on the third day of the hajj as Muslims worldwide mark the Eid al-Adha or the Feast of the Sacrifice, marking the end of the hajj pilgrimage to Mecca and commemorating Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son Ismail on God's command in the holy city of Mecca. (AFP)

Rover and descent stage for NASA's spacecraft
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Rover and descent stage for NASA's spacecraft

This artist's concept provided by NASA/JPL-Caltech via the Rockford Register Star, shows the rover and descent stage for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft during the final minute before the rover, Curiosity, touched down on the surface of Mars. Dan Scharf, a senior engineer with NASA's Jet Propulson Laboratory in California was in charge of the guidance, navigation and control for the backup landing system for the Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft that carried the Curiosity rover to Mars. That backup system would have taken over steering for the spacecraft to hit its landing target, if there had been any problems with the primary landing system. Scharf was a 1991 graduate of Boylan Catholic High School in Rockford, Ill. (AP)

Microsoft Windows 8
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Microsoft Windows 8

A model poses for photographers with a box of Microsoft Windows 8 during a launching ceremony in Hong Kong on Friday, Oct. 26, 2012. Microsoft launched a radical redesign of its world-dominating Windows operating system, introducing a touch-enabled interface that attempts to bridge the gap between personal computers and fast-growing mobile devices powered by the company's fiercest competitors. (AP)

Italian flag on Ferrari Fernando Alonso's car
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Italian flag on Ferrari Fernando Alonso's car

The insignia of the Italian navy is seen on the Italian flag on Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso's car during the second practice session for the Indian Formula One Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit in Noida, on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, Friday, Oct. 26, 2012. Ferrari has gone ahead with its contentious decision to carry the Italian navy flag on its cars during practice in solidarity with two Italian navy personnel who are being held in India over the shooting of two Indian fishermen. (AP)

King of Spain Juan Carlos at Rajghat
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King of Spain Juan Carlos at Rajghat

King of Spain Juan Carlos being presented a bust of Mahatma Gandhi during his visit to Rajghat in New Delhi on Friday. (PTI)

Priyanka Chopra
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Priyanka Chopra

Actress and brand ambassador of Blenders Pride fashion tour Priyanka Chopra speaks to the media in Delhi on Thursday night. (PTI)

Russian nuclear power plant model
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Russian nuclear power plant model

A model of a Russian nuclear power plant on display at an international nuclear power exhibition being held in Hanoi on October 26, 2012. Vietnam plans to begin building its first nuclear power plant in 2014 with the Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation or 'Rosatom' as its contractor. (AFP)

Force India Formula One driver di Resta
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Force India Formula One driver di Resta

Force India Formula One driver Paul di Resta of Britain stands in his team garage during the first practice session of the Indian F1 Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida, on the outskirts of New Delhi on October 26, 2012. (REUTERS)

Obama holds up his early voting ballot receipt
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Obama holds up his early voting ballot receipt

President Barack Obama holds up his early voting ballot receipt after he voted early in the 2012 election at the Martin Luther King Community Center, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, in Chicago. (AP)

Eid al-Adha celebration
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Eid al-Adha celebration

Indonesian Muslim women pray at a field during the Eid al-Adha celebration, Friday morning, Oct. 26, 2012 in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia. Eid al-Adha, the celebration of sacrifice, is the second most important festival in the Muslim calendar, marking the end of the Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca. (AP)

Macquarie reports smaller-than-expected rise in net profit
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Macquarie reports smaller-than-expected rise in net profit

A security worker stands next to the Macquarie Group logo in central Sydney, in this file picture taken February 9, 2010. Macquarie Group reported a smaller-than-expected 18.4 percent rise in first-half net profit on October 26, 2012, as weak markets continued to take a toll, but Australia's top investment bank reiterated its full-year profit would top the eight-year low in the previous financial year. (REUTERS)

Microsoft Surface tablet PC
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Microsoft Surface tablet PC

A Microsoft Surface tablet PC is displayed on a stand during its launch event with Microsoft Windows 8 in New York October 25, 2012. (REUTERS

Body of army special ops soldier killed in Afghanistan returned to California
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Body of army special ops soldier killed in Afghanistan returned to California

A hearse carries the casket of US Army Ranger Sgt. Thomas R. MacPherson's after planeside honors at Joint Forces Training Base on October 25, 2012 in Los Alamitos, California. MacPherson, 26, was a team leader assigned to Delta Company, 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, when he was killed leading his platoon in a fire fight in Afghanistan on October 12. Normally a funeral team would escort the body, but arrangements were made for MacPherson's platoon to assume that role in this case. (AFP)

Hurricane Sandy to churn through the central Bahamas
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Hurricane Sandy to churn through the central Bahamas

A surfer rides a large wave at the inlet in Boynton Beach, Fla. late Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2012. Hurricane Sandy was expected to churn through the central and northwest Bahamas late Thursday and early Friday. It also might bring tropical storm conditions along the southeastern Florida coast, the Upper Keys and Florida Bay by Friday morning. (AP )

Pre-Columbian pottery dating back over 1500 years
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Pre-Columbian pottery dating back over 1500 years

Pre-Columbian pottery dating back over 1500 years is shown in this handout photo supplied by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) October 25, 2012. The pottery is among more than 4,000 pieces of stolen and looted cultural artifacts returned to the government of Mexico at a repatriation ceremony today at the Consulate of Mexico in El Paso, Texas. The items were recovered in 11 separate investigations by special agents of ICE's Homeland Security Investigations. (REUTERS)

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