Day In Pics: July 15, 2015

| July 15 , 2015 , 13:02 IST
New Horizons Spacecraft Made Its Closest Approach To Pluto
[caption id="attachment_82115" align="alignleft" width="235"] (Photo: PTI)[/caption] New Horizons Principal Investigator Alan Stern of Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), Boulder, Colo., left, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) Director Ralph Semmel, center, and New Horizons Co-Investigator Will Grundy of the Lowell Observatory hold a print of a U.S. stamp with their suggested update since the New Horizons spacecraft made its closest approach to Pluto, at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md.
China's Steady Economic Growth
[caption id="attachment_82107" align="aligncenter" width="700"]China Economy (Photo: AP/Mark Schiefelbein)[/caption] Construction workers take a break outside of a construction site in Beijing. China's economic growth in the latest quarter held steady at 7 percent, its weakest performance since the global crisis, but better retail sales and factory output in June suggested efforts to reverse the slump might be gaining traction.
Rocket Attacks By Shiite Rebels
[caption id="attachment_82142" align="aligncenter" width="700"] (Photo: PTI)[/caption] Firefighters work to extinguish fire following rocket attacks by Shiite rebels known as Houthis at storage tanks of an oil refinery in the port city of Aden, Yemen. Yemeni forces battling the Shiite rebels in the country's south said they took control on Tuesday of the airport in the strategic port city of Aden, driving the rebels there into the part of the city jutting out into the sea.
Photo Shoot After Signing The Iran Nuclear Deal In Vienna, Austria
[caption id="attachment_82109" align="aligncenter" width="700"] (Photo: PTI)[/caption] From left to right, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, German Foreign Minister Frank Walter Steinmeier, European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, Head of the Iranian Atomic Energy Organization Ali Akbar Salehi, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz pose for a group picture at the United Nations building in Vienna, Austria.
Launch Of Author Shadab Khan's Book "Murder In Bollywood"
[caption id="attachment_82111" align="aligncenter" width="700"] (Photo: IANS)[/caption] Actor Amitabh Bachchan (L) with former investigative journalist and author Hussain Zaidi (R) during the launch of author Shadab Khan's book Murder in Bollywood, in Mumbai. Shadab Khan (C) is the son of the late Bollywood actor Amjad Khan.
Pan Am Games: Men's 100-Meter Freestyle Swimming
[caption id="attachment_82113" align="aligncenter" width="700"] (Photo: AP/Mark Humphrey)[/caption] The men's 100-meter freestyle swimming gold medalist, Federico Grabich, center, of Argentina, poses with silver medalist Santo Condorelli, left, of Canada, and bronze medalist Marcelo Chierighini, right, of Brazil, at the Pan Am Games in Toronto.
"Never Forgive Abe's Politics", Shouts Japanese Opposition Members
[caption id="attachment_82121" align="aligncenter" width="700"]Japan Military (Photo: AP/Shuji Kajiyama)[/caption] Yasukazu Hamada, center right, the chairman of the lower house special committee on security legislation, yells out to continue his committee proceedings against a group of opposition lawmakers, at the parliament in Tokyo. The parliamentary committee has approved a package of highly controversial security legislation in a vote forced by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling bloc disrupted by opponents’ massive protests. The banners held by opposition lawmakers read "Oppose forcible passage (of the bills)" and "Never forgive Abe's politics."
Leader Of Macedonian Opposition Social Democrats Zoran Zaev
[caption id="attachment_82114" align="aligncenter" width="700"] (Photo: AP/Boris Grdanoski)[/caption] Leader of Macedonian opposition Social Democrats Zoran Zaev speaks to the media in the party headquarters, after the talks he had with the most relevant party leaders in Macedonia mediated by the European Neighborhood Policy & Enlargement Negotiations commissioner Johannes Hahn, in Skopje, Macedonia.
Bastille Day Celebrations At Eiffel Tower, Paris
[caption id="attachment_82140" align="aligncenter" width="700"](Photo: PTI) (Photo: PTI)[/caption] Fireworks illuminate the Eiffel Tower in Paris during Bastille Day celebrations. Bastille Day marks July 14, 1789, storming of the Bastille prison by angry Paris crowds that helped spark the French Revolution.
Varun Dhawan, Brand Ambassador For Philips India
[caption id="attachment_82116" align="aligncenter" width="700"] (Photo: IANS)[/caption] Actor Varun Dhawan during the announcement of brand ambassador for Philips India in Mumbai.