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Passengers stand at a Kingfisher Airlines reservation counter at the domestic airport in Mumbai. The DGCA ordering Kingfisher Airline to explain dozens of canceled flights as the carrier battles mounting financial troubles. Exiled Tibetan students have slogans painted on their bodies as they take part in a day-long hunger strike on the first day of the Tibetan New Year, at a Buddhist temple in New Delhi. Tibet's exiled government in India called on Tibetans this year to shun celebrations for their traditional new year, which started Wednesday. Instead, Tibetans are urged to pray for those living under Chinese rule. Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi addresses an election rally in Mawana, Meerut. Italian Foreign Ministry Undersecretary Staffan De Mistura, addresses the media after meeting India's Junior Foreign Minister Preneet Kaur in New Delhi. Italy sent Mistura to India to negotiate with the government after two Italian marine security guards were arrested there for allegedly shooting to death two Indian fishermen they mistook for pirates. Ramalingeswar Rao, Superintendent, CEC, salutes Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee while receiving the Presidential Award during a function in New Delhi. S K Goel (2nd L), Chairman and Special Secretary, CBEC, looks on. Tibetan exiles shout anti-Chinese government slogans outside the Chinese embassy on the first day of the Tibetan New Year, in New Delhi. Tibet's exiled government in India called on Tibetans this year to shun celebrations for their traditional new year, which started Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012. Instead, Tibetans are urged to pray for those living under Chinese rule. Vice President M. Hamid Ansari and West Bengal Governor M. K. Narayanan at the release of the book Apne Apne Agyeya edited by Om Thanvi during a function in Kolkata to mark the Birth Centenary of Poet Sachidananda Vatsayan Agyeya popularly known as Agyeya. Jawahar Sircar (L) assumes charge as Prasar Bharati CEO in New Delhi. Defence Minister A K Antony, Home Minister P Chidambaram and Union Minister of Communications and IT & HRD Kapil Sibal come out of North Block after attending the meeting of a high-powered Group of Ministers on corruption in New Delhi. FILE PHOTO: Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan is facing arrest for allegedly assaulting a man after a heated argument with him in a Japanese restaurant in south Mumbai. Black smoke rises from tyres which were burnt by protesters as Afghan policemen march during an anti-US demonstration in Kabul, Afghanistan. Police say anti-American demonstrations are under way on the outskirts of the Afghan capital and in another city over an incident that the U.S. says was inadvertent burning of Muslim holy books at a military base. Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh receives the report of Mihir Shah Committee on MGNREGA - 2 from its chairman Mihir Shah during a press conference in New Delhi. Myanmar girls in ceremonial dresses wait to take part in the 2600th anniversary celebrations of Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar. () Indonesian fireman work at the Kerobokan prison in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia, after a violence erupted at the prison following the stabbing of an inmate. Security forces have stormed the prison after rioting inmates temporarily took control of the facility, setting fires and throwing rocks at guards. In this Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012 photograph, an Asiatic Lion cub lays on a roadway as villagers wait to move on as they return home after the day's work at the Gir National Park at Sasan about 385 kilometers from Ahmadabad The Gir forests are the only natural habitat of the Asiatic Lions in Western India. Rihanna reacts after winning the award for best International Female Solo Artist during the Brit Awards 2012 at the O2 Arena in London. Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy and National Conference President Farooq Abdullah with Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah during a party meeting in Jammu. Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama with followers on Tibetan new year day at Tsuglakhang temple, Mcleodganj, Dharamshala. BJP leader Rajnath Singh is garlanded at an election meeting in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh ahead of the fifth phase of UP elections. UP Chief Minister and BSP supremo Mayawati addressing an election meeting in Greater Noida ahead of the fifth phase of UP Elections. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at a meeting in New Delhi. Indian player Shivendra singh  celebrating with his teammates after scoring a goal against Canada during their Olympic qualifier match in New Delhi. India defeated Canada by 3-2. South Africa player Chamberlain Dirkie celebrating with her teammates after scoring her third goal against India during their Olympic qualifier match in New Delhi. Indian Women's Hockey team lost to South Africa. Nepalese Chandra Bahadur Dangi, 72, who says he's only 22 inches (56 centimeters) tall arrives at the airport in Katmandu, Nepal.  Guinness World Records officials will be in Nepal this weekend to measure Dangi who hopes to be named the world's shortest man. Dangi is hoping to snatch the title of the world's shortest man from Junrey Balawing of the Philippines, who is 23.5 inches (60 centimeters) tall. Italian Foreign Ministry Undersecretary Staffan De Mistura, left, shakes hand with India's Junior Foreign Minister Preneet Kaur during a meeting in New Delhi. Italy sent De Mistura to India to negotiate with the government after two Italian marine security guards were arrested there for allegedly shooting to death two Indian fishermen they mistook for pirates. Employees of Jammu and Kashmir state government shout slogans as they burn an effigy of a state minister during a protest in Srinagar. Dozens of employees protested in Kashmir against the government, demanding regularisation of their jobs.  <b>WHAT</b><br>
The Simpsonscame on air for the 500th time on February 19, and is the longest running animation sitcom in TV history. Weathering 23 seasons, Homer and Marge Simpson and their kids Bart, Lisa and Maggie have left no milestone or minor blip on the pop culture radar unspoofed.<br>
<b>WHY</b><br> The show debuted in 1989,
and politics has been an integral part
of the gags, with politicians like Tony
Blair (while in office) doing cameos.
The 500th episode, At Long Last
Leave, guest stars WikiLeaks founder
Julian Assange, who, under house
arrest, recorded his part over phone.
Feb 22, 2012
Passengers stand at a Kingfisher Airlines reservation counter at the domestic airport in Mumbai. The DGCA ordering Kingfisher Airline to explain dozens of canceled flights as the carrier battles mounting financial troubles.

- AP Photo/ Rafiq Maqbool
Feb 22, 2012
Exiled Tibetan students have slogans painted on their bodies as they take part in a day-long hunger strike on the first day of the Tibetan New Year, at a Buddhist temple in New Delhi. Tibet's exiled government in India called on Tibetans this year to shun celebrations for their traditional new year, which started Wednesday. Instead, Tibetans are urged to pray for those living under Chinese rule.

- AP Photo/Kevin Frayer
Feb 22, 2012
Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi addresses an election rally in Mawana, Meerut.

- PTI Photo
Feb 22, 2012
Italian Foreign Ministry Undersecretary Staffan De Mistura, addresses the media after meeting India's Junior Foreign Minister Preneet Kaur in New Delhi. Italy sent Mistura to India to negotiate with the government after two Italian marine security guards were arrested there for allegedly shooting to death two Indian fishermen they mistook for pirates.

- AP Photo/ Manish Swarup
Feb 22, 2012
Ramalingeswar Rao, Superintendent, CEC, salutes Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee while receiving the Presidential Award during a function in New Delhi. S K Goel (2nd L), Chairman and Special Secretary, CBEC, looks on.

- PTI Photo/ Vijay Kumar Joshi
Feb 22, 2012
Tibetan exiles shout anti-Chinese government slogans outside the Chinese embassy on the first day of the Tibetan New Year, in New Delhi. Tibet's exiled government in India called on Tibetans this year to shun celebrations for their traditional new year, which started Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012. Instead, Tibetans are urged to pray for those living under Chinese rule.

- AP Photo/ Manish Swarup
Feb 22, 2012
Vice President M. Hamid Ansari and West Bengal Governor M. K. Narayanan at the release of the book "Apne Apne Agyeya" edited by Om Thanvi during a function in Kolkata to mark the Birth Centenary of Poet Sachidananda Vatsayan Agyeya popularly known as Agyeya.

- PTI Photo/ Swapan Mahapatra
Feb 22, 2012
Jawahar Sircar (L) assumes charge as Prasar Bharati CEO in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo
Feb 22, 2012
Defence Minister A K Antony, Home Minister P Chidambaram and Union Minister of Communications and IT & HRD Kapil Sibal come out of North Block after attending the meeting of a high-powered Group of Ministers on corruption in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo/ Subhav Shukla
Feb 22, 2012
FILE PHOTO: Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan is facing arrest for allegedly assaulting a man after a heated argument with him in a Japanese restaurant in south Mumbai.

- PTI Photo
Feb 22, 2012
Black smoke rises from tyres which were burnt by protesters as Afghan policemen march during an anti-US demonstration in Kabul, Afghanistan. Police say anti-American demonstrations are under way on the outskirts of the Afghan capital and in another city over an incident that the U.S. says was inadvertent burning of Muslim holy books at a military base.

- AP Photo/ Musadeq Sadeq
Feb 22, 2012
Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh receives the report of Mihir Shah Committee on MGNREGA - 2 from its chairman Mihir Shah during a press conference in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo/ Manvender Vashist
Feb 22, 2012
Myanmar girls in ceremonial dresses wait to take part in the 2600th anniversary celebrations of Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar. ()

- AP Photo/ Altaf Qadri
Feb 22, 2012
Indonesian fireman work at the Kerobokan prison in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia, after a violence erupted at the prison following the stabbing of an inmate. Security forces have stormed the prison after rioting inmates temporarily took control of the facility, setting fires and throwing rocks at guards.

- AP Photo/ Firdia Lisnawati
Feb 22, 2012
In this Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012 photograph, an Asiatic Lion cub lays on a roadway as villagers wait to move on as they return home after the day's work at the Gir National Park at Sasan about 385 kilometers from Ahmadabad The Gir forests are the only natural habitat of the Asiatic Lions in Western India.

- AP Photo/ Ajit Solanki
Feb 22, 2012
Rihanna reacts after winning the award for best International Female Solo Artist during the Brit Awards 2012 at the O2 Arena in London.

- AP Photo/ Joel Ryan
Feb 22, 2012
Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy and National Conference President Farooq Abdullah with Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah during a party meeting in Jammu.

- PTI Photo
Feb 22, 2012
Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama with followers on Tibetan new year day at Tsuglakhang temple, Mcleodganj, Dharamshala.

- PTI Photo
Feb 22, 2012
BJP leader Rajnath Singh is garlanded at an election meeting in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh ahead of the fifth phase of UP elections.

- PTI Photo
Feb 22, 2012
UP Chief Minister and BSP supremo Mayawati addressing an election meeting in Greater Noida ahead of the fifth phase of UP Elections.

- PTI Photo
Feb 22, 2012
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at a meeting in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo
Feb 22, 2012
Indian player Shivendra singh celebrating with his teammates after scoring a goal against Canada during their Olympic qualifier match in New Delhi. India defeated Canada by 3-2.

- PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist
Feb 22, 2012
South Africa player Chamberlain Dirkie celebrating with her teammates after scoring her third goal against India during their Olympic qualifier match in New Delhi. Indian Women's Hockey team lost to South Africa.

- PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist
Feb 22, 2012
Nepalese Chandra Bahadur Dangi, 72, who says he's only 22 inches (56 centimeters) tall arrives at the airport in Katmandu, Nepal. Guinness World Records officials will be in Nepal this weekend to measure Dangi who hopes to be named the world's shortest man. Dangi is hoping to snatch the title of the world's shortest man from Junrey Balawing of the Philippines, who is 23.5 inches (60 centimeters) tall.

- AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha
Feb 22, 2012
Italian Foreign Ministry Undersecretary Staffan De Mistura, left, shakes hand with India's Junior Foreign Minister Preneet Kaur during a meeting in New Delhi. Italy sent De Mistura to India to negotiate with the government after two Italian marine security guards were arrested there for allegedly shooting to death two Indian fishermen they mistook for pirates.

- AP Photo
Feb 22, 2012
Employees of Jammu and Kashmir state government shout slogans as they burn an effigy of a state minister during a protest in Srinagar. Dozens of employees protested in Kashmir against the government, demanding regularisation of their jobs.

- AP Photo/ Dar Yasin
Feb 22, 2012
WHAT
The Simpsonscame on air for the 500th time on February 19, and is the longest running animation sitcom in TV history. Weathering 23 seasons, Homer and Marge Simpson and their kids Bart, Lisa and Maggie have left no milestone or minor blip on the pop culture radar unspoofed.
WHY
The show debuted in 1989, and politics has been an integral part of the gags, with politicians like Tony Blair (while in office) doing cameos. The 500th episode, At Long Last Leave, guest stars WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who, under house arrest, recorded his part over phone.

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Feb 22, 2012
Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi addresses an election rally in Mawana, Meerut.

- PTI Photo
 
 
 

 
 
 
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