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FILE - In this July 19, 2005 file photo, Indian musician Ravi Shankar performs during the opening day of the Paleo Festival, in Nyon, Switzerland. In this 1967 file photo, Ravi Shankar plays his sitar in Los Angeles. FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2002, Indian Sitar maestro Ravi Shankar, right, and daughter Anoushka Shankar smile during a press conference in Calcutta. Congress MLAs wear helmets during a protest over the Yesterday's clash between CPI(M) and Trinamool Congress MLAs in the Assembly, in Kolkata. 
The smaller placards read 'aagey baanchaao maatha, pore bolo kotha' (first save your head, then talk). The large placard in the centre which the man is holding reads 'gonotontre'r peethosthaan bidhaan shobhaar pobitrota noshto kareera hoonshiyaar' (Those who have destroyed the sanctity of the Legislative Assembly, the seat of democracy should beware) Octogenarian Pakistani microbiologist Khalil Chishti interacting with the media at the Supreme Court in New Delhi, after the apex court ordered his release. The aging scientist spent 20 years in jail on murder charge against him. 12 new born babies, delivered on the unique date 12-12-12 at a private nursing home in Surat. Nuclear-capable, surface-to-surface Agni-1 ballistic missile successfully test-fired for its full range of 700 km off the Wheeler's Island in Odisha. Rajinikanth receives greetings from his fans during his 63rd birthday celebration outside his residence in Chennai. This year his birthday assumes special significance as it appears as 12.12.12. A man jumps off a water-tank to commit suicide in Ghaziabad allegedly over corruption and poor economic conditions in the country.   Union Communications and IT Minister Kapil Sibal with senior Congress leader Virbhadra Singh at Parliament House in New Delhi on Wednesday during the ongoing winter session. FILE - In this Aug. 3, 1967 file photo, George Harrison, of the Beatles, left, sits cross-legged with his musical mentor, Ravi Shankar of India, in Los Angeles, as Harrison explains to newsmen that Shankar is teaching him to play the sitar. FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2002 file photo, Sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar, left, and his daughter Anoushka Shankar laugh during the shooting of a film endorsing the strengthening of Indian laws against animal cruelty in New Delhi. Students light candles to pay tribute to legendary sitar player Ravi Shankar at the Bengali Tola Inter College in Varanasi, where he was born.  A devotee writes 12.12.12 on his forehead to observe the unique date in Allahabad. FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2012 file photo, Indian musician Ravi Shankar laughs as he speaks during a concert in Bangalore. File: Sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar honours singer Asha Bhosle at the launch of 23rd edition of Limca Book of Records in New Delhi on Jan 31, 2012. FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2012 file photo, Indian musician and sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar, 92, performs during a concert in Bangalore. File: Sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar with daughter Anoushka during a press conference in New Delhi on Dec 3, 2009. File photo of sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar with wife Sukanya Rajan at Spic Macay's 33rd year celebration, Fest 2010 in New Delhi on Feb 17, 2010. File: Sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar during a classical musical event in New Delhi on Dec 5, 2009. New born babies, delivered on the unique date 12-12-12 (Dec 12, 2012) at a child ward in Agartala. File photo of sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar with the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at the release of music album 'Samvedna' in New Delhi on Feb 10, 2002. Social activist Anna Hazare with former army chief VK Singh at a students' Sammelan (congregation) in Varanasi. File: Sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar at the launch of 23rd edition of Limca Book of Records (Music Special) in New Delhi on Jan 31, 2012. A portrait of legendary sitar player Ravi Shankar is placed under a tree as part of a makeshift memorial at his music center, in New Delhi. Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi speaks during an election campaign rally for the upcoming Gujarat state assembly elections in Kheda, near Ahmedabad. A sadhu watches preparations for the Maha Kumbh festival on the banks of the river ganga in Allahabad. Students light candles to pay tribute to Ravi Shankar at the Bengali Tola Inter College where Shankar had studied in Varanasi.

The hospital tag on a newborn child shows that he was born on 12/12/12, at 12:12 p.m. at a government hospital in Hyderabad.

Students light candles to pay tribute to Ravi Shankar at the Bengali Tola Inter College where Shankar had studied in Varanasi.
Egyptian Army tanks, left, deploy  as Egyptian protesters gather outside the presidential palace during a demonstration against President Mohammed Mursi in Cairo, Egypt.
Squirrel monkeys investigate a Christmas stocking given to them, during a media opportunity at London Zoo. The animals at ZSL London Zoo are set to enjoy a wild Christmas this year, with some very merry treats. Lion cubs Heidi and Indi have definitely made it on to Santa’s ‘good’ list and will be getting their paws on some presents, whilst the penguins will be treated to festive fishy gifts under the tree. 
Newlywed couple Brandon Pereira and Emilia D'Silva, pose after being married at a church in Mumbai. The couple were engaged on 10/10/10, registered a legal marriage on 11/11/11 and had their official ceremony on 12/12/12, a date which will not occur again for almost 100 years.  
A shopkeeper shows a wall clock to a customer at 12hrs 12 minutes on 12/12/12 at a shop in Hyderabad.
Students hold placards as they shout slogans against female foeticide in Mumbai.
Irrfan Khan receives <i>CNN IBN</i> Indian of the Year Award 2012 in the category of Entertainment from Sonal Mansingh at a function in New Delhi.   
Chess player Vishwanath Anand with Geet Sethi after receiving <i>CNN-IBN<i> 2012 Indian of the year in Sports category, at a function in New Delhi.
Disciples of artist Sudarsan Pattnaik create a sand sculpture on Puri beach to pay tribute to legendary sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar.
Cricketer Irfan Pathan with a BJP candidate during an election campaign rally for upcoming Gujarat state assembly elections at Kheda near Ahmadabad. 
Activists of Aaam Admi Party (AAP) showing black flags to Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid's wife Louise Khurshid (in car) as she leaves after inaugurating an eye camp in Mainpuri district. 
Belgium's Kim Clijsters holds a giant racket as she greets her supporters after winning an exhibition match against Venus Williams from the U.S. at the Sportpaleis in Antwerp, Belgium. The four time Grand Slam champion retired from tennis at the US Open this year but wanted to thank her fans with a ceremonial farewell match. The 29-year-old Clijsters retired once before in 2007 to have a baby. She has said that this time there is no chance that she will come back to professional tennis.
Dec 12, 2012
FILE - In this July 19, 2005 file photo, Indian musician Ravi Shankar performs during the opening day of the Paleo Festival, in Nyon, Switzerland.

- AP Photo/Keystone, Sandro Campardo, File
Dec 12, 2012
In this 1967 file photo, Ravi Shankar plays his sitar in Los Angeles.

- AP Photo, File
Dec 12, 2012
FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2002, Indian Sitar maestro Ravi Shankar, right, and daughter Anoushka Shankar smile during a press conference in Calcutta.

- AP Photo/Bikas Das, File
Dec 12, 2012
Congress MLAs wear helmets during a protest over the Yesterday's clash between CPI(M) and Trinamool Congress MLAs in the Assembly, in Kolkata. The smaller placards read 'aagey baanchaao maatha, pore bolo kotha' (first save your head, then talk). The large placard in the centre which the man is holding reads 'gonotontre'r peethosthaan bidhaan shobhaar pobitrota noshto kareera hoonshiyaar' (Those who have destroyed the sanctity of the Legislative Assembly, the seat of democracy should beware)

- PTI Photo
Dec 12, 2012
Octogenarian Pakistani microbiologist Khalil Chishti interacting with the media at the Supreme Court in New Delhi, after the apex court ordered his release. The aging scientist spent 20 years in jail on murder charge against him.

- PTI Photo/ Manvender Vashist
Dec 12, 2012
12 new born babies, delivered on the unique date 12-12-12 at a private nursing home in Surat.

- PTI Photo
Dec 12, 2012
Nuclear-capable, surface-to-surface Agni-1 ballistic missile successfully test-fired for its full range of 700 km off the Wheeler's Island in Odisha.

- PTI Photo
Dec 12, 2012
Rajinikanth receives greetings from his fans during his 63rd birthday celebration outside his residence in Chennai. This year his birthday assumes special significance as it appears as 12.12.12.

- PTI Photo/R Senthil Kumar
Dec 12, 2012
A man jumps off a water-tank to commit suicide in Ghaziabad allegedly over corruption and poor economic conditions in the country.

- PTI Photo
Dec 12, 2012
Union Communications and IT Minister Kapil Sibal with senior Congress leader Virbhadra Singh at Parliament House in New Delhi on Wednesday during the ongoing winter session.

- PTI Photo/ Vijay Kumar Joshi
Dec 12, 2012
FILE - In this Aug. 3, 1967 file photo, George Harrison, of the Beatles, left, sits cross-legged with his musical mentor, Ravi Shankar of India, in Los Angeles, as Harrison explains to newsmen that Shankar is teaching him to play the sitar.

- AP File Photo
Dec 12, 2012
FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2002 file photo, Sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar, left, and his daughter Anoushka Shankar laugh during the shooting of a film endorsing the strengthening of Indian laws against animal cruelty in New Delhi.

- AP photo/Gurinder Osan, File
Dec 12, 2012
Students light candles to pay tribute to legendary sitar player Ravi Shankar at the Bengali Tola Inter College in Varanasi, where he was born.

- AP Photo/ Rajesh Kumar Singh
Dec 12, 2012
A devotee writes 12.12.12 on his forehead to observe the unique date in Allahabad.

- PTI Photo
Dec 12, 2012
FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2012 file photo, Indian musician Ravi Shankar laughs as he speaks during a concert in Bangalore.

- AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi, File
Dec 12, 2012
File: Sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar honours singer Asha Bhosle at the launch of 23rd edition of Limca Book of Records in New Delhi on Jan 31, 2012.

- PTI Photo
Dec 12, 2012
FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2012 file photo, Indian musician and sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar, 92, performs during a concert in Bangalore.

- AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi, File
Dec 12, 2012
File: Sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar with daughter Anoushka during a press conference in New Delhi on Dec 3, 2009.

- PTI Photo
Dec 12, 2012
File photo of sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar with wife Sukanya Rajan at Spic Macay's 33rd year celebration, "Fest 2010" in New Delhi on Feb 17, 2010.

- PTI Photo
Dec 12, 2012
File: Sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar during a classical musical event in New Delhi on Dec 5, 2009.

- PTI Photo
Dec 12, 2012
New born babies, delivered on the unique date 12-12-12 (Dec 12, 2012) at a child ward in Agartala.

- PTI Photo
Dec 12, 2012
File photo of sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar with the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at the release of music album 'Samvedna' in New Delhi on Feb 10, 2002.

- PTI Photo
Dec 12, 2012
Social activist Anna Hazare with former army chief VK Singh at a students' Sammelan (congregation) in Varanasi.

- PTI Photo
Dec 12, 2012
File: Sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar at the launch of 23rd edition of Limca Book of Records (Music Special) in New Delhi on Jan 31, 2012.

- PTI Photo
Dec 12, 2012
A portrait of legendary sitar player Ravi Shankar is placed under a tree as part of a makeshift memorial at his music center, in New Delhi.

- AP Photo/ Manish Swarup
Dec 12, 2012
Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi speaks during an election campaign rally for the upcoming Gujarat state assembly elections in Kheda, near Ahmedabad.

- AP Photo/ Ajit Solanki
Dec 12, 2012
A sadhu watches preparations for the Maha Kumbh festival on the banks of the river ganga in Allahabad.

- AP Photo/ Rajesh Kumar Singh
Dec 12, 2012
Students light candles to pay tribute to Ravi Shankar at the Bengali Tola Inter College where Shankar had studied in Varanasi.

- AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh
Dec 12, 2012
The hospital tag on a newborn child shows that he was born on 12/12/12, at 12:12 p.m. at a government hospital in Hyderabad.

- AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.
Dec 12, 2012
Students light candles to pay tribute to Ravi Shankar at the Bengali Tola Inter College where Shankar had studied in Varanasi.

- AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh
Dec 12, 2012
Egyptian Army tanks, left, deploy as Egyptian protesters gather outside the presidential palace during a demonstration against President Mohammed Mursi in Cairo, Egypt.

- AP Photo/Hassan Ammar
Dec 12, 2012
Squirrel monkeys investigate a Christmas stocking given to them, during a media opportunity at London Zoo. The animals at ZSL London Zoo are set to enjoy a wild Christmas this year, with some very merry treats. Lion cubs Heidi and Indi have definitely made it on to Santa’s ‘good’ list and will be getting their paws on some presents, whilst the penguins will be treated to festive fishy gifts under the tree.

- AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth
Dec 12, 2012
Newlywed couple Brandon Pereira and Emilia D'Silva, pose after being married at a church in Mumbai. The couple were engaged on 10/10/10, registered a legal marriage on 11/11/11 and had their official ceremony on 12/12/12, a date which will not occur again for almost 100 years.

- AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade
Dec 12, 2012
A shopkeeper shows a wall clock to a customer at 12hrs 12 minutes on 12/12/12 at a shop in Hyderabad.

- AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.
Dec 12, 2012
Students hold placards as they shout slogans against female foeticide in Mumbai.

- AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool
Dec 12, 2012
Irrfan Khan receives CNN IBN Indian of the Year Award 2012 in the category of Entertainment from Sonal Mansingh at a function in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo/Atul Yadav
Dec 12, 2012
Chess player Vishwanath Anand with Geet Sethi after receiving CNN-IBN 2012 Indian of the year in Sports category, at a function in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo/Atul Yadav
Dec 12, 2012
Disciples of artist Sudarsan Pattnaik create a sand sculpture on Puri beach to pay tribute to legendary sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar.

- PTI Photo
Dec 12, 2012
Cricketer Irfan Pathan with a BJP candidate during an election campaign rally for upcoming Gujarat state assembly elections at Kheda near Ahmadabad.

- PTI Photo
Dec 12, 2012
Activists of Aaam Admi Party (AAP) showing black flags to Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid's wife Louise Khurshid (in car) as she leaves after inaugurating an eye camp in Mainpuri district.

- PTI Photo
Dec 12, 2012
Belgium's Kim Clijsters holds a giant racket as she greets her supporters after winning an exhibition match against Venus Williams from the U.S. at the Sportpaleis in Antwerp, Belgium. The four time Grand Slam champion retired from tennis at the US Open this year but wanted to thank her fans with a ceremonial farewell match. The 29-year-old Clijsters retired once before in 2007 to have a baby. She has said that this time there is no chance that she will come back to professional tennis.

- AP Photo/ Geert Vanden Wijngaert
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Dec 12, 2012
FILE - In this July 19, 2005 file photo, Indian musician Ravi Shankar performs during the opening day of the Paleo Festival, in Nyon, Switzerland.

- AP Photo/Keystone, Sandro Campardo, File
 
 
 

 
 
 
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