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September 20, 2012

Fire fighting bike
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Fire fighting bike

The new fire fighting bike allotted to Coimbatore South Fire station which will be flagged off on Friday morning. (BCCL)

Wal-Mart will no longer sell Kindle products
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Wal-Mart will no longer sell Kindle products

An employee demonstrates the new Kindle Fire HD 8.9' at Amazon's Kindle Fire event in Santa Monica, California in this September 6, 2012 file photo. Wal-Mart Stores Inc will no longer sell Amazon.com Inc's Kindle products, making the world's largest retailer the second major chain to stop selling Amazon’s devices, according to an internal memo and a source familiar with the situation. (REUTERS)

Fire that broke out at Venezuelan oil refinery
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Fire that broke out at Venezuelan oil refinery

Fire and smoke rises from a fuel tanks at the El Palito refinery in Carabobo state, Venezuela on Thursday, Sept 20, 2012. A fire that broke out at a Venezuelan oil refinery was apparently caused by a lightning strike, the country's top oil official said Thursday. (AP)

USAID administrator Rajiv Shah meets Pakistan foreign minister
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USAID administrator Rajiv Shah meets Pakistan foreign minister

USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah meets Foreign Minister of Pakistan Hina Rabbani Khar in Washington on Wednesday. (PTI)

Space shuttle Endeavour
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Space shuttle Endeavour

Space shuttle Endeavour sits atop the shuttle aircraft carrier, passes above the Austin, Texas, skyline on Thursday, Sept 20, 2012. Endeavour is making a final trek across the country to the California Science Center in Los Angeles, where it will be permanently displayed. (AP)

Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake
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Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake

A model poses with Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake during Indonesian International Motor Show in Jakarta, Indonesia , Thursday, September 20, 2012 . AP

Bharat bandh protest in Delhi
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Bharat bandh protest in Delhi

Left and Samajwadi Party leaders breaking police barricades during their Bharat bandh protest against FDI in multi-brand retail and fuel price hike in New Delhi on Thursday. PTI

Bandh: Mulayam with Karat and Naidu
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Bandh: Mulayam with Karat and Naidu

Samajwadi Party President Mulayam Singh Yadav with CPI-M General Secretary Prakash Karat and TDP President N. Chandrababu Naidu staging a dharna at Parliament Street Police Station during their Bharat bandh called to protest against FDI in multi-brand retail and fuel price hike in New Delhi on Thursday. PTI

AI's Boeing 787 Dreamliner touches down in Bangalore
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AI's Boeing 787 Dreamliner touches down in Bangalore

Boeing 787 Dreamliner of Air India touches down for the first time at Bangalore International Airport limited, BIAL on Wednesday in Bangalore. BCCL

Apple fans wait outside store for iPhone 5 in Tokyo
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Apple fans wait outside store for iPhone 5 in Tokyo

Apple fans wait for the launch of Apple's new iPhone 5 in front of an Apple Store in Tokyo on September 20, 2012. Gadget lovers have flooded Apple with pre-orders and set up camp outside the company's real-world stores to get their hands on the new-generation iPhone 5 set for release on September 21. AFP

Sony's HMZ personal 3D viewer at the Tokyo Game Show
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Sony's HMZ personal 3D viewer at the Tokyo Game Show

A visitor demonstrates Sony's head-mounted display HMZ personal 3D viewer, which provides a 3-D theater of music videos, movies and games, at the Tokyo Game Show in Makuhari, Chiba, near Tokyo,Thursday, September 20, 2012. Some 200 companies take part in the annual gala exhibition which opens to the public on September 22-23. (Image: AP)

Bharat bandh: Demonstrators from SP shout slogans
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Bharat bandh: Demonstrators from SP shout slogans

Demonstrators from Samajwadi Party, a regional political party, shout slogans after they stopped a passenger train during a protest against price hikes in fuel and foreign direct investment (FDI) in retail, near Allahabad railway station on September 20, 2012. The signs read, 'Roll back the price of diesel', 'End the 6-cylinder cap' and 'Manmohan Singh leave your seat'. (Image: REUTERS)

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao at the EU-CHINA Summit
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Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao at the EU-CHINA Summit

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso (R) and European Union President Belgian Herman Van Rompuy (C) welcome Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao (L) prior to their EU-CHINA Summit in Brussels on September 20, 2012. (Image: AFP)

Space shuttle Endeavour atop NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft
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Space shuttle Endeavour atop NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft

The space shuttle Endeavour, atop NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, flies over the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida in this September 19, 2012 NASA handout photo. The SCA, a modified 747 jetliner is flying Endeavour to Los Angeles where it will be placed on public display at the California Science Center. This is the final ferry flight scheduled in the Space Shuttle Program era. (Image: REUTERS)

Japan posts a smaller-than-expected trade deficit for August
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Japan posts a smaller-than-expected trade deficit for August

In this August 13, 201 file photo, a container ship, right, arrives at a container terminal in Tokyo. Japan posted a smaller-than-expected trade deficit of $9.6 billion for August, as exports to Europe and other Asian countries plunged, further undermining hopes for an export-driven revival. The 754.1 billion yen ($9.6 billion) deficit in August was smaller than the $9.9 billion deficit reported a year earlier, the Finance Ministry reported Thursday, September 20, 2012. (Image: AP)

HTC unveils smartphones running on Windows Phone 8
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HTC unveils smartphones running on Windows Phone 8

The new HTC 8S and HTC 8X cell phones are unveiled at a news conference September 19, 2012 in New York. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and HTC CEO Peter Chou were present to introduce the new phones. (Image: AFP)

Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom to appear at Court of Appeals
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Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom to appear at Court of Appeals

The car plate of Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom is seen as the car is parked near the New Zealand Court of Appeals in Wellington on September 20, 2012. Dotcom appeared at the Court of Appeals, where the US government will appeal against a court decision that it must disclose documents confiscated in the Megaupload investigation. (Image: REUTERS)

Procter & Gamble's wildberry flavored Prilosec OTC
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Procter & Gamble's wildberry flavored Prilosec OTC

This undated product image provided by Procter & Gamble shows wildberry flavored Prilosec OTC, the company's over-the-counter heartburn medication. P&G executives admit that adding flavor to a pill you don’t even chew might not seem like an obvious move, but it is aimed at capturing more consumers as competition grows in the so-called proton pump inhibitor category. Wildberry Prilosec OTC will begin shipping to retailers on Thursday, September 20, 2012, and will be on store shelves beginning in October. (Image: AP)

US economy is showing signs of bottoming out
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US economy is showing signs of bottoming out

In this June 13, 2012, file photo, a job seeker talks to a recruiter at a job fair expo in Anaheim. US economy is showing signs of finally bottoming out: Americans are on the move again after record numbers had stayed put, more young adults are leaving their parents' homes to take a chance with college or the job market, once-sharp declines in births are leveling off and poverty is slowing. Not all is well. The jobless rate remains high at 8.1 percent. Home ownership dropped for a fifth straight year to 64.6 per cent, the lowest in more than a decade, hurt by more stringent financing rules and a shift to renting. (Image: AP)

Obama and Romney impersonators at Times Square in New York
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Obama and Romney impersonators at Times Square in New York

This September 11, 2012 file photo shows US President Barack Obama impersonator Louis Ortiz (L) and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney impersonator Mike Cote at Times Square in New York. Americans who despair of ever seeing a civilized presidential campaign really should have witnessed Barack Obama help Mitt Romney iron his crumpled suit in a Manhattan hotel room last week. Well, if only they'd been the real president and his Republican challenger. Luis Ortiz and Mike Cote probably look more like Obama and Romney than anyone in the world, other than Obama and Romney themselves of course. (Image: AFP)

Brazil's Neymar celebrates after scoring a goal vs Argentina
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Brazil's Neymar celebrates after scoring a goal vs Argentina

Brazil's Neymar celebrates after scoring a goal against Argentina during their international friendly soccer match in Goiania on September 19, 2012. (Image: REUTERS)

Romney takes part in Univision's show 'Gran Encuentro'
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Romney takes part in Univision's show 'Gran Encuentro'

US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney takes part in Univision's show 'Gran Encuentro' with moderators Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas in Miami. (AFP Photo)

Customers visit the Apple store on 5th Avenue in New York
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Customers visit the Apple store on 5th Avenue in New York

Customers visit the Apple store on 5th Avenue in New York. Apple said on Monday that pre-orders outstripped initial supply but it would deliver most phones as planned by Friday, the first day of delivery. (Reuters)

NASA handout image of a Martian rock
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NASA handout image of a Martian rock

The drive by Mars rover Curiosity during the mission's 43rd Martian day ended with this rock about 8 feet (2.5 meters) in front of the rover in this NASA handout image. The rock is about 10 inches (25 centimeters) tall and 16 inches (40 centimeters) wide. The rover team has assessed it as a suitable target for the first use of Curiosity's contact instruments on a rock. (Reuters)

Hugo Chavez during a campaign rally in Caracas
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Hugo Chavez during a campaign rally in Caracas

Venezuelan President and presidential candidate Hugo Chavez plays an electric guitar during a campaign rally with Socialist party youth in Caracas. Venezuelans will go to the polls for the presidential election on October 7. (Reuters)

Semi-submersible seized in Pacific coast off Tumaco
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Semi-submersible seized in Pacific coast off Tumaco

Handout picture released by the Colombian Navy showing navy divers picking packages of cocaine from a homemade semi-submersible seized in the Pacific coast off Tumaco, Colombia on September 18, 2012. The 7.5 meters long, 2 meters wide vessel, with capacity to transport between two and four tons of cocaine, belonged to the criminal gang 'Los Rastrojos', authorities said. This is the sixth craft of the kind neutralized in 2012, completing 79 since 1993, when the first semi-submersible was seized to drug traffickers. (AFP Photo)

202nd anniversary of Chile's independence
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202nd anniversary of Chile's independence

A wing of the acrobatic team 'Halcones' overflies a military parade in Santiago on September 19, 2012, on the day of the 202nd anniversary of Chile's independence. (AFP Photo)

Threat of economic crisis in US
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Threat of economic crisis in US

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, joined by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke comments to reporters about their closed-door discussions on the looming economic crisis that could be triggered if Congress takes no action before the new year on scheduled tax and spending changes, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo)

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