Pics: What happened across the world

Bangalore, July 25: While West Bengal saw the final round of its five-phase panchayat elections on Thursday, several people lost their lives in a fatal train crash in Spain. Indian President Pranab Mukherjee completed a year in office while US Vice-President Joe Biden continued with his historic tour to India.

The world was still celebrating the birth of the royal British successor who was named George Alexander Louis on Thursday. The headmistress of the primary school where 23 children died after having poisoned midday meal was held on Wednesday.

Oneindia brings news across the world in photos.

Panchayat polls

Villagers stand in a queue to cast their vote at a polling station during 5th and final phase of Panchayat polls near Balurghat in South Dinajpur district of West Bengal on Thursday.

Pope Francis

Members of the clergy listen to Pope Francis, center right, as he gives Mass inside Aparecida Basilica in Aparecida, Brazil, Wednesday, July 24, 2013. Francis made an emotional plea Wednesday for Roman Catholics to shun materialism in the first public Mass of his initial international trip as pontiff.

Paraguay's Olimpia

Brazil's Atletico Mineiro celebrate after beating Paraguay's Olimpia and winning the Copa Libertadores final in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

A train derailment in Santiago de Compostela

Emergency personnel respond to the scene of a train derailment in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, on Wednesday, July 24, 2013. A train derailed in northwestern Spain on Wednesday night, toppling passenger cars on their sides and leaving at least one torn open as smoke rose into the air. Dozens were feared dead, with possibly even more injured.

Barack Obama returns a salute

President Barack Obama returns a salute as he walks up the steps of Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Md., Wednesday, July 24, 2013. Obama is traveling to Knox College in Galesburg, Ill., to kick off a series of speeches that will lay out his vision for rebuilding the economy.

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II sits in the back of a chauffeur driven motorvehicle after visiting her great-grandson at Kensington Palace in central London, Wednesday, July 24, 2013. After leaving the hospital on Tuesday, Britain's Prince William and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge introduced their son to his uncle, Prince Harry, and to great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth II.

Ernesto Domingo

Awardee Ernesto Domingo, a 76-year-old physician from the Philippines. Domingo has dedicated his career to pushing for the poor's access to health services and for groundbreaking and successful advocacy of neonatal hepatitis vaccination that has saved millions of lives in the Philippines, the foundation said. The Ramon Magsaysay Awards are often regarded as Asia's version of the Nobel Prize.

Habiba Sarabi

Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation shows 2013 Ramon Magsaysay awardee Habiba Sarabi, 57, from Afghanistan. Sarabi was chosen for helping build a functioning local government and pushing for education.

In Kolkata

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee pay homage to legendary actor Uttam Kumar on his 33rd death anniversary in Kolkata on Wednesday night.

Pope Francis

Pope Francis reaches out to kiss a child as he arrives to the Aparecida Basilicia in Aparecida, Brazil.

In Jaipur

A woman drying up 'sewai' (vermicelli) for the upcoming Id-ul-Fitr festival at her house in Jaipur.

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