Today in pics: December 24, 2013

Tue Dec 24 2013, 17:08 hrs
BJP today decided to firmly peg its Lok Sabha campaign on the party's Prime Ministerial candidate, Narendra Modi, while taking the message to the people that the conditions prevailing now were akin to those witnessed immediately after the Emergency imposed by Congress in 1975.  Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi before the meeting of chief ministers of five BJP-ruled states and its Parliamentary Board at the party headquarter in New Delhi on Tuesday. (IE Photo: Anil Sharma)
BJP today decided to firmly peg its Lok Sabha campaign on the party's Prime Ministerial candidate, Narendra Modi, while taking the message to the people that the conditions prevailing now were akin to those witnessed immediately after the Emergency imposed by Congress in 1975.
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi before the meeting of chief ministers of five BJP-ruled states and its Parliamentary Board at the party headquarter in New Delhi on Tuesday. (IE Photo: Anil Sharma)
Following a meeting of chief ministers of five BJP-ruled states and its Parliamentary Board here, general secretary Ananth Kumar told reporters that the election slogan for the party would be 'Modi for PM'.  Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi before the meeting of chief ministers of five BJP-ruled states and its Parliamentary Board at the party headquarter in New Delhi on Tuesday. (IE Photo: Anil Sharma)
Following a meeting of chief ministers of five BJP-ruled states and its Parliamentary Board here, general secretary Ananth Kumar told reporters that the election slogan for the party would be 'Modi for PM'.
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi before the meeting of chief ministers of five BJP-ruled states and its Parliamentary Board at the party headquarter in New Delhi on Tuesday. (IE Photo: Anil Sharma)
During the meeting, BJP President Rajnath Singh claimed that wins in three states and a good performance in Delhi in the recent Assembly polls had set the momentum in favour of the party and would help it in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.   BJP leader L K Advani, Rajnath Singh, Sushma Swaraj, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh, MP Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and Narendra Modi at the meeting of chief ministers of five BJP-ruled states and its Parliamentary Board at the party headquarter in New Delhi on Tuesday. (IE Photo: Anil Sharma)
During the meeting, BJP President Rajnath Singh claimed that wins in three states and a good performance in Delhi in the recent Assembly polls had set the momentum in favour of the party and would help it in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.
BJP leader L K Advani, Rajnath Singh, Sushma Swaraj, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh, MP Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and Narendra Modi at the meeting of chief ministers of five BJP-ruled states and its Parliamentary Board at the party headquarter in New Delhi on Tuesday. (IE Photo: Anil Sharma)
A national meet of party booth-level workers will be held on February 28 to discuss the micro-level management during polling.  Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan before before the meeting of chief ministers of five BJP-ruled states and its Parliamentary Board at the party headquarter in New Delhi on Tuesday. (IE Photo: Anil Sharma)
A national meet of party booth-level workers will be held on February 28 to discuss the micro-level management during polling.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan before before the meeting of chief ministers of five BJP-ruled states and its Parliamentary Board at the party headquarter in New Delhi on Tuesday. (IE Photo: Anil Sharma)
Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje before the meeting of chief ministers of five BJP-ruled states and its Parliamentary Board at the party headquarter in New Delhi on Tuesday. (IE Photo: Anil Sharma)
Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje before the meeting of chief ministers of five BJP-ruled states and its Parliamentary Board at the party headquarter in New Delhi on Tuesday. (IE Photo: Anil Sharma)
Children dressed up as Santa Claus ride a rickshaw to their school to participate in Christmas celebrations in Patiala. (PTI)
Children dressed up as Santa Claus ride a rickshaw to their school to participate in Christmas celebrations in Patiala. (PTI)
School children dressed up as Santa Claus celebrate Christmas in Moradabad. (PTI)
School children dressed up as Santa Claus celebrate Christmas in Moradabad. (PTI)
Santa Claus is playing with children at a Christmas party in Pune. (IE Photo: Sandeep Daundkar)
Santa Claus is playing with children at a Christmas party in Pune. (IE Photo: Sandeep Daundkar)
A mother is going to drop her children to school to celebrate Christmas. (IE Photo: Renuka Puri)
A mother is going to drop her children to school to celebrate Christmas. (IE Photo: Renuka Puri)
People enjoying on a snow-clad hill after fresh snowfall in Kufri located around 17 kilometres from Shimla. (PTI)
People enjoying on a snow-clad hill after fresh snowfall in Kufri located around 17 kilometres from Shimla. (PTI)
A woman walks with her son in a snow-clad area during heavy snowfall on closed Srinagar-Jammu National Highway at Qazigund. (PTI)
A woman walks with her son in a snow-clad area during heavy snowfall on closed Srinagar-Jammu National Highway at Qazigund. (PTI)
A man from Lapland, Finland dressed as Santa Claus poses outside city hall to celebrate the upcoming Christmas in downtown of Seoul, South Korea.  Christmas is one of the biggest holidays in South Korea, where over half of the population are Christians. (AP)
A man from Lapland, Finland dressed as Santa Claus poses outside city hall to celebrate the upcoming Christmas in downtown of Seoul, South Korea.
Christmas is one of the biggest holidays in South Korea, where over half of the population are Christians. (AP)
People dressed as Santa Claus ride a horse cart ahead of Christmas celebrations in Lahore, Pakistan. Although Pakistani Christians are in the minority, Christmas is a national holiday and is observed across the country as an occasion to celebrate. (AP)
People dressed as Santa Claus ride a horse cart ahead of Christmas celebrations in Lahore, Pakistan. Although Pakistani Christians are in the minority, Christmas is a national holiday and is observed across the country as an occasion to celebrate. (AP)
A man dressed as Santa Claus waits for guests to join him for a photograph during a Christmas party in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The Middle East’s brashest city is increasingly embracing the trappings of Christmas in a way that would be unthinkable in more conservative parts of the Muslim world. Christmas trees adorn shopping centers and residential neighborhoods, and high-end hotels try to outdo one another with extravagant and boozy holiday dinners. (AP)
A man dressed as Santa Claus waits for guests to join him for a photograph during a Christmas party in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The Middle East’s brashest city is increasingly embracing the trappings of Christmas in a way that would be unthinkable in more conservative parts of the Muslim world. Christmas trees adorn shopping centers and residential neighborhoods, and high-end hotels try to outdo one another with extravagant and boozy holiday dinners. (AP)
Children pose for photos with Christmas decorations at a shopping mall in Shah Alam, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The spirit of Christmas is felt very much in Muslim-dominated Malaysia, shopping malls in Malaysia has decorate their premises with Christmas trees, lights, Santa Claus and carols as a chance to boost year-end sales. (AP)
Children pose for photos with Christmas decorations at a shopping mall in Shah Alam, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The spirit of Christmas is felt very much in Muslim-dominated Malaysia, shopping malls in Malaysia has decorate their premises with Christmas trees, lights, Santa Claus and carols as a chance to boost year-end sales. (AP)
A staff member dressed as Santa Claus poses for a photo with Christmas decorations to celebrate the festival season at a shopping mall in Hong Kong. (AP)
A staff member dressed as Santa Claus poses for a photo with Christmas decorations to celebrate the festival season at a shopping mall in Hong Kong. (AP)

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