January 13: Delhi and beyond, in pictures

The day’s developments, events and newsmakers

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NH Photo
NH Photo
Congress President Smt. Sonia Gandhi with any Opposition leaders meeting at Parliament House Annexe in New Delhi 
PTI Photo 
PTI Photo 
Former Assam CM Tarun Gogoi along with Congress party legislators holds placard staging a protest against Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) during a special session of the Assam Legislative Assembly (ALA), in Guwahati.
PTI Photo
PTI Photo
Opposition legislators protest against CAA and NRC during a special session of the Bihar legislative assembly, in Patna.
PTI Photo
PTI Photo
Jamia Milia Islamia University students protest against their Vice Chancellor (VC) Najma Akhtar, demanding registration of an FIR against Delhi Police in connection with last month’s violence inside the campus, in New Delhi.
PTI Photo
PTI Photo
Women participate in a protest against CAA and NRC in Prayagraj.
PTI Photo
PTI Photo
Members of Siddh community perform fire dance during the 27th International Camel Festival in Bikaner.
PTI Photo
PTI Photo
Workers construct a fish sculpture made of plastic waste, under the Swachh Survekshan 2020 (cleanliness survey) in Karad.
Pramod Pushkarna
Pramod Pushkarna
Poster being shown by students on road safety week at ITO in New Delhi.
Vipin
Vipin
Packets of pop corn and peanuts being sold for the midwinter festivals of Lohri, Magi and Makar Sankranti, which are celebrated to pay gratitude to the Almighty with dancing to the beats of the dhol around bonfire in India
AP/PTI
AP/PTI
Pope Francis, right, hugs Pope Benedict XVI prior to the start of a meeting with elderly faithful at the Vatican. Retired Pope Benedict XVI has broken his silence to reaffirm the value of priestly celibacy, co-authoring a bombshell book at the precise moment that Pope Francis is weighing whether to allow married men to be ordained to address a shortage of Catholic priests.
AP/PTI
AP/PTI
Eddie Murphy, second left, and the team from “Dolemite Is My Name” accept the award for best comedy at the 25th annual Critics’ Choice Awards, at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. 
AP/PTI
AP/PTI
Lithuanians gather at the Independence Square outside the parliament building and warm themselves at a bonfire on the eve of the 29th anniversary of the Day of the Defenders of Freedom “Battle for the Freedom of Nations” in Vilnius, Lithuania.
AP/PTI
AP/PTI
Police officers throw tear gas during clashes with party-goers after the official start of Carnival, on Copacabana beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 

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