President Pratibha Patil, was on a three-day state visit to the U.K., between Oct 27 and Oct. 29, 2009, as the guest of Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle - the largest inhabited castle in the world. A selection of images.
The 86th Academy Awards race, with the big day coming up on Sunday, March 2, has shaped up to be one of the most unpredictable in years. From a harrowing story of slavery to a hedonistic Wall Street playboy by way of a visually gripping space-age drama, this year's Oscar nominations have much to offer. A preview of the contenders. Compiled by Manoj Venkataraman S. Photos AP