Bangalore, Dec 17: As the nation welcomed the passing of the Lokpal Bill in the Rajya Sabha, a fire was reported in a warehouse in St Louis. Over 80 firefighters were called to the scene. No one was injured. After breaking down the doors of a warehouse at 709 S. First Street, firefighters had to retreat because of the intense heat and flame coming from the building.
Meanwhile, a bomb went off in a car in Lebanon. The Lebanese army and officials said, the latest in a wave of deadly attacks that have targeted the Shiite militant group's interests in Lebanon.
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Firefighters battle a fire in the warehouse district near the St. Louis riverfront. After breaking down the doors of a warehouse at 709 S. First Street, firefighters had to retreat because of the intense heat and flame coming from the building.
Lebanese army investigators inspect at the scene where a car bomb went off nearby a Hezbollah base near the village of Sbouba in the Baalbek region eastern Lebanon .
Supporters of Pakistan's Tehreek-e-Insaf party, headed by cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan, protest against U.S. drone strikes, in Karachi.
Newly-crowned Miss International Bea Rose Santiago of Philippines, left, is congratulated by former Miss International 2008 Alejandra Andreu of Spain during the final of the Miss International 2013 Beauty Pageant in Tokyo.