Today in pics: December 1,2013

Today in pics: December 1,2013


A man waters the plants as a part of beautification project under the metro head bridge in Andheri west,Mumbai on Sunday. (IE Photo: Amit Chakravarty)


White seagulls seen soaring the sea at Girgaon,Mumbai on Sunday. The birds are regularly seen every winter. (IE Photo: Pradeep Kocharekar)

Emperor Akihito

Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko took a morning stroll at the beautiful Lodhi Gardens and interacted with schoolchildren,diplomats and a section of lay people on their historic visit in Delhi. (IE Photo: Renuka Puri)

royal couple

The royal couple took an early morning stroll at the Bada Gumbad Gardens and expressed interest in various trees and plants,especially the Asoka and the Peepul,pointing to them as they walked on the lawns. The national Bonsai park inside the gardens also caught their interest. (IE Photo: Renuka Puri)

japan emperor

"The Emperor took a lot of interest in the flora and fauna. He was very curious about the Asoka tree,because you know it was the Buddha who had carried the Asoka tree to Japan,so perhaps that was why he was interested," said S K Mathur,advisor,floriculture,NDMC,who was among those who escorted the royals around the garden. (IE Photo: Renuka Puri)


An activist of a non-governmental organization displays a placard on her back as she walks during an awareness campaign on World AIDS Day,in a business district of Bangalore. UNAIDS lists India as third worst Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) affected country with about 2.5 million infected people after South Africa with 6 million and Nigeria with 2.9 million. (AP)

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Activists of a non-governmental organization display red ribbons,symbol of HIV-AIDS awareness,as they pose for photographers during an awareness campaign on World AIDS Day,in a business district of Bangalore. (AP)


School students during an AIDS awareness rally on World AIDS Day at Balurghat in South Dinajpur district of West Bengal on Sunday. (PTI)

Siddhi Kumari

Princess Siddhi Kumari shows her ink-marked finger after casting her vote for state assembly elections in Bikaner on Sunday. (PTI)


Eunuchs showing their voter id cards for Rajasthan assembly elections at a polling booth in Jodhpur on Sunday. (PTI)


An old woman being carried by her son to a polling station to cast her vote in the state assembly elections in Bikaner on Sunday. (PTI)