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A demonstrator wearing a Guy Fawkes mask throws a stone towards the Indian police (not pictured) during a protest after Friday prayers, in Srinagar December 14, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Ismail
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A demonstrator wearing a Guy Fawkes mask throws a stone towards the Indian police (not pictured) during a protest after Friday prayers, in Srinagar December 14, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

Dec 17, 2018 11:25 AM IST
Children look out from a window, covered with a plastic sheet to protect from cold, on a winter day in a village of south Kashmir\u0027s Pulwama district December 13, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Ismail
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Children look out from a window, covered with a plastic sheet to protect from cold, on a winter day in a village of south Kashmir's Pulwama district December 13, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

Dec 17, 2018 11:25 AM IST
A man carries an infant on a cold winter day in a village of south Kashmir\u0027s Pulwama district December 13, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Ismail
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A man carries an infant on a cold winter day in a village of south Kashmir's Pulwama district December 13, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

Dec 17, 2018 11:25 AM IST
An Indian army soldier performs a stunt during celebrations ahead of the \
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An Indian army soldier performs a stunt during celebrations ahead of the "Vijay Diwas", a ceremony to celebrate the liberation of Bangladesh by the Indian Armed Forces on December 16 in 1971, in Kolkata, December 14, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Dec 17, 2018 11:25 AM IST
A man carries a sack filled with cabbage at a wholesale market in Mumbai, December 14, 2018. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas
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A man carries a sack filled with cabbage at a wholesale market in Mumbai, December 14, 2018. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

Dec 17, 2018 11:25 AM IST
A man looks at a screen displaying the Sensex results on the facade of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building in Mumbai, December 11, 2018. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas
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A man looks at a screen displaying the Sensex results on the facade of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building in Mumbai, December 11, 2018. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

Dec 17, 2018 11:25 AM IST
Supporters of India\u0027s main opposition Congress party celebrate after initial poll results at the party headquarters in New Delhi, December 11, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Supporters of India's main opposition Congress party celebrate after initial poll results at the party headquarters in New Delhi, December 11, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Dec 17, 2018 11:25 AM IST
A supporter of the Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP), a Hindu nationalist organisation, shouts religious slogans during \
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A supporter of the Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP), a Hindu nationalist organisation, shouts religious slogans during "Dharma Sabha" or a religious congregation organised by the VHP in New Delhi, December 9, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Dec 17, 2018 11:25 AM IST
Supporters of the Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP), a Hindu nationalist organisation, shout religious slogans during \
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Supporters of the Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP), a Hindu nationalist organisation, shout religious slogans during "Dharma Sabha" or a religious congregation organised by the VHP in New Delhi, December 9, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Dec 17, 2018 11:25 AM IST
A woman walks past a poster pasted on a wall outside the house of Yogesh Raj, a Hindu activist, in Nayabans village in Bulandshahr district, Uttar Pradesh, India December 5, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A woman walks past a poster pasted on a wall outside the house of Yogesh Raj, a Hindu activist, in Nayabans village in Bulandshahr district, Uttar Pradesh, India December 5, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Dec 17, 2018 11:25 AM IST
Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton poses with Mukesh Ambani, Chairman of Reliance Industries, and his wife Nita Ambani after her arrival in Udaipur to attend pre-wedding celebrations of their daughter Isha Ambani in the desert state of Rajasthan, India, December 8, 2018. Reliance Industries/Handout via REUTERS
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Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton poses with Mukesh Ambani, Chairman of Reliance Industries, and his wife Nita Ambani after her arrival in Udaipur to attend pre-wedding celebrations of their daughter Isha Ambani in the desert state of Rajasthan, India, December 8, 2018. Reliance Industries/Handout via REUTERS

Dec 17, 2018 11:25 AM IST
An artist gets ready backstage to perform an Indian art form of dance called \
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An artist gets ready backstage to perform an Indian art form of dance called "Ottamthullal" at the annual eight-day long Vrischikolsavam festival, which features a colourful procession of decorated elephants along with drum and trumpets concerts, at Sree Poornathrayeesa temple in Kochi, December 7, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V

Dec 17, 2018 11:25 AM IST
Ingrid Newkirk, the President of PETA (People for The Ethical Treatment of Animals), wears a fish costume as she lies between models of fish, to protest against their killing and consumption, on a pavement in Mumbai, December 7, 2018. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas
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Ingrid Newkirk, the President of PETA (People for The Ethical Treatment of Animals), wears a fish costume as she lies between models of fish, to protest against their killing and consumption, on a pavement in Mumbai, December 7, 2018. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

Dec 17, 2018 11:25 AM IST
People take part in a protest rally against sexual harassment in Kolkata, India December 5, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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People take part in a protest rally against sexual harassment in Kolkata, India December 5, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Dec 17, 2018 11:25 AM IST
A priest displays a passport of a person who hopes for visa in front of the idol of the Hindu god Hanuman at Visa Hanuman Temple, in Ahmedabad, India, December 4, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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A priest displays a passport of a person who hopes for visa in front of the idol of the Hindu god Hanuman at Visa Hanuman Temple, in Ahmedabad, India, December 4, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Dec 17, 2018 11:25 AM IST
Women pray next to the carcass of a male elephant, who according to forest officials succumbed to injuries after a fight with another elephant Monday night, at a tea garden in Nagaon district in the northeastern state of Assam, India, December 4, 2018. REUTERS/Anuwar Hazarika
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Women pray next to the carcass of a male elephant, who according to forest officials succumbed to injuries after a fight with another elephant Monday night, at a tea garden in Nagaon district in the northeastern state of Assam, India, December 4, 2018. REUTERS/Anuwar Hazarika

Dec 17, 2018 11:25 AM IST
Indian Navy marine commandos demonstrate their skills during Navy Day celebrations in Mumbai, India, December 4, 2018. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas
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Indian Navy marine commandos demonstrate their skills during Navy Day celebrations in Mumbai, India, December 4, 2018. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

Dec 17, 2018 11:25 AM IST
Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra and her husband singer Nick Jonas pose during a photo opportunity at their wedding reception in New Delhi, India December 4, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra and her husband singer Nick Jonas pose during a photo opportunity at their wedding reception in New Delhi, India December 4, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Dec 17, 2018 11:25 AM IST
A man tightens a bolt of a Ferris wheel at a fair in Mumbai, India, December 3, 2018. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas
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A man tightens a bolt of a Ferris wheel at a fair in Mumbai, India, December 3, 2018. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

Dec 17, 2018 11:25 AM IST
Grooms wait to take their wedding vows during a mass marriage ceremony in which, according to its organisers, 65 Muslim couples took their wedding vows in Ahmedabad, India, December 3, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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Grooms wait to take their wedding vows during a mass marriage ceremony in which, according to its organisers, 65 Muslim couples took their wedding vows in Ahmedabad, India, December 3, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Dec 17, 2018 11:25 AM IST
A bride yawns as she waits to take her wedding vow during a mass marriage ceremony in which, according to its organisers, 65 Muslim couples took their wedding vows in Ahmedabad, India, December 3, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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A bride yawns as she waits to take her wedding vow during a mass marriage ceremony in which, according to its organisers, 65 Muslim couples took their wedding vows in Ahmedabad, India, December 3, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Dec 17, 2018 11:25 AM IST
Farmers march towards the parliament house during a rally to protest soaring farm operating costs and plunging prices of their produce, in New Delhi, India, November 30, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Farmers march towards the parliament house during a rally to protest soaring farm operating costs and plunging prices of their produce, in New Delhi, India, November 30, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Dec 17, 2018 11:25 AM IST
A farmer listens to a speaker during a rally to protest soaring farm operating costs and plunging prices of farm produce, in New Delhi, India, November 30, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A farmer listens to a speaker during a rally to protest soaring farm operating costs and plunging prices of farm produce, in New Delhi, India, November 30, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Dec 17, 2018 11:25 AM IST
A student poses as she displays her face and hands painted with messages during an HIV/AIDS awareness campaign on the eve of World AIDS Day in Chandigarh, India, November 30, 2018. REUTERS/Ajay Verma
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A student poses as she displays her face and hands painted with messages during an HIV/AIDS awareness campaign on the eve of World AIDS Day in Chandigarh, India, November 30, 2018. REUTERS/Ajay Verma

Dec 17, 2018 11:25 AM IST
A man carries his son as he walks past a social welfare house on Ghoramara Island, India, October 25, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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A man carries his son as he walks past a social welfare house on Ghoramara Island, India, October 25, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Dec 17, 2018 11:25 AM IST
Bollywood actors Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone share a moment during a photo-op at their wedding reception in Mumbai, India, November 28, 2018. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas
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Bollywood actors Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone share a moment during a photo-op at their wedding reception in Mumbai, India, November 28, 2018. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

Dec 17, 2018 11:25 AM IST
Fans pour milk on a cutout of Tamil film star Rajinikanth as they celebrate the release of his new movie \
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Fans pour milk on a cutout of Tamil film star Rajinikanth as they celebrate the release of his new movie "2.0" in Mumbai, India, November 29, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Dec 17, 2018 11:25 AM IST
A hilsa fish is seen as fishermen pull the net on a boat near Ghoramara Island, India, October 24, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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A hilsa fish is seen as fishermen pull the net on a boat near Ghoramara Island, India, October 24, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Dec 17, 2018 11:25 AM IST
A combination pictures shows (clockwise from top L) Durgam Chinnaka, 38, Radha, 25, Akula Divya, 21, Bikshapati, 46, Swarupa, 28, and Subhadra, 40, holding pictures of their relatives, who according to them have committed suicide over huge debts, before attending a protest rally by farmers across the country demanding a complete waiver on debt and fixed assurances on crop prices, in New Delhi, India, November 29, 2018. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
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A combination pictures shows (clockwise from top L) Durgam Chinnaka, 38, Radha, 25, Akula Divya, 21, Bikshapati, 46, Swarupa, 28, and Subhadra, 40, holding pictures of their relatives, who according to them have committed suicide over huge debts, before attending a protest rally by farmers across the country demanding a complete waiver on debt and fixed assurances on crop prices, in New Delhi, India, November 29, 2018. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Dec 17, 2018 11:25 AM IST
A fan with his body painted with image of Tamil film star Rajinikanth dances as he celebrates the release of his new movie \
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A fan with his body painted with image of Tamil film star Rajinikanth dances as he celebrates the release of his new movie "2.0" in Mumbai, India, November 29, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Dec 17, 2018 11:25 AM IST
A woman holds her child as she casts her vote a polling station during state assembly elections at Kanhmun village, in Mizoram, India, November 28, 2018. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey
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A woman holds her child as she casts her vote a polling station during state assembly elections at Kanhmun village, in Mizoram, India, November 28, 2018. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey

Dec 17, 2018 11:25 AM IST
People inspect a house which according to local media was damaged in a gun battle between Indian security forces and suspected militants in Kuthpora village of Kashmir\u0027s Budgam district, November 28, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Ismail
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People inspect a house which according to local media was damaged in a gun battle between Indian security forces and suspected militants in Kuthpora village of Kashmir's Budgam district, November 28, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

Dec 17, 2018 11:25 AM IST
A supporter of India\u0027s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) wears a mask depicting the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and drapes himself with flags of BJP\u0027s symbol at a traffic signal in Bhopal, India, November 20, 2018. Photo taken November 20, 2018. REUTERS/Rajendra Jadhav
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A supporter of India's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) wears a mask depicting the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and drapes himself with flags of BJP's symbol at a traffic signal in Bhopal, India, November 20, 2018. Photo taken November 20, 2018. REUTERS/Rajendra Jadhav

Dec 17, 2018 11:25 AM IST
A Jewish man looks at the Nariman Lighthouse monument, after it was unveiled at Nariman house, which was one of the targets of the November 26, 2008 attacks, in Mumbai, India, November 26, 2018. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas
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A Jewish man looks at the Nariman Lighthouse monument, after it was unveiled at Nariman house, which was one of the targets of the November 26, 2008 attacks, in Mumbai, India, November 26, 2018. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

Dec 17, 2018 11:25 AM IST
People sit in a tree as they wait to offer funeral prayers for Mohd Waseem Wagay, a suspected militant, who according to local media was killed in a gun battle with Indian security forces, at Amshipora village in south Kashmir\u0027s Shopian district November 25, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Ismail
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People sit in a tree as they wait to offer funeral prayers for Mohd Waseem Wagay, a suspected militant, who according to local media was killed in a gun battle with Indian security forces, at Amshipora village in south Kashmir's Shopian district November 25, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

Dec 17, 2018 11:25 AM IST
Rabbi Israel Kozlovsky gestures next to a wall riddled with bullet holes after the renaming of Nariman House as Nariman Light House, which was one of the targets of the November 26, 2008 attacks, in Mumbai, India, November 25, 2018. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas
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Rabbi Israel Kozlovsky gestures next to a wall riddled with bullet holes after the renaming of Nariman House as Nariman Light House, which was one of the targets of the November 26, 2008 attacks, in Mumbai, India, November 25, 2018. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

Dec 17, 2018 11:25 AM IST
A fisherman pulls his net on the shore filled with foam at the Marina beach in Chennai, India, November 23, 2018. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar
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A fisherman pulls his net on the shore filled with foam at the Marina beach in Chennai, India, November 23, 2018. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar

Dec 17, 2018 11:25 AM IST
A man rides a boat as seagulls fly over the waters of the river Yamuna early morning in New Delhi, India, November 21, 2018. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
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A man rides a boat as seagulls fly over the waters of the river Yamuna early morning in New Delhi, India, November 21, 2018. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Dec 17, 2018 11:25 AM IST
A Muslim man takes photographs with his mobile as he stands next to a picture of Hindu deities during a religious procession to mark Eid-e-Milad-ul-Nabi, or birthday celebrations of Prophet Mohammad, in the old quarters of Delhi, India, November 21, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A Muslim man takes photographs with his mobile as he stands next to a picture of Hindu deities during a religious procession to mark Eid-e-Milad-ul-Nabi, or birthday celebrations of Prophet Mohammad, in the old quarters of Delhi, India, November 21, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Dec 17, 2018 11:25 AM IST
A school girl with painted face participates in an event to mark World Toilet Day in New Delhi, India, November 19, 2018. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
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A school girl with painted face participates in an event to mark World Toilet Day in New Delhi, India, November 19, 2018. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Dec 17, 2018 11:25 AM IST
Commuters travel beneath the Nana Chowk skywalk in Mumbai, India, November 16, 2018. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas
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Commuters travel beneath the Nana Chowk skywalk in Mumbai, India, November 16, 2018. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

Dec 17, 2018 11:25 AM IST
A roadside vendor selling apples is seen through a plastic sheet that he uses to cover himself from rain, in Srinagar November 14, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Ismail
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A roadside vendor selling apples is seen through a plastic sheet that he uses to cover himself from rain, in Srinagar November 14, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

Dec 17, 2018 11:25 AM IST
People are seen standing on the newly inaugurated Signature Bridge over Yamuna river in New Delhi, India, November 13, 2018. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
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People are seen standing on the newly inaugurated Signature Bridge over Yamuna river in New Delhi, India, November 13, 2018. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Dec 17, 2018 11:25 AM IST
A Hindu woman worships the Sun god in the waters of a lake during the religious festival of Chhath Puja in Agartala, India, November 13, 2018. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey
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A Hindu woman worships the Sun god in the waters of a lake during the religious festival of Chhath Puja in Agartala, India, November 13, 2018. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey

Dec 17, 2018 11:25 AM IST
People pass by an installation of an artificial model of lungs to illustrate the effect of air pollution outside a hospital in New Delhi, India, November 5, 2018. Picture taken November 5, 2018. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
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People pass by an installation of an artificial model of lungs to illustrate the effect of air pollution outside a hospital in New Delhi, India, November 5, 2018. Picture taken November 5, 2018. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Dec 17, 2018 11:25 AM IST
Wrestlers fight during an amateur wrestling match inside a makeshift ring installed on a road organised by local residents as part of Diwali, the festival of lights, celebrations in Kolkata, India, November 5, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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Wrestlers fight during an amateur wrestling match inside a makeshift ring installed on a road organised by local residents as part of Diwali, the festival of lights, celebrations in Kolkata, India, November 5, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Dec 17, 2018 11:25 AM IST
A man walks along a road during the season\u0027s first snowfall in Srinagar November 3, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Ismail
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A man walks along a road during the season's first snowfall in Srinagar November 3, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

Dec 17, 2018 11:25 AM IST
Women receive treatment for respiratory issues at a hospital in New Delhi, India, November 2, 2018. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
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Women receive treatment for respiratory issues at a hospital in New Delhi, India, November 2, 2018. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Dec 17, 2018 11:25 AM IST
Police officers stand near the \
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Police officers stand near the "Statue of Unity" portraying Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, one of the founding fathers of India, during its inauguration in Kevadia, in the western state of Gujarat, India, October 31, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Dec 17, 2018 11:25 AM IST
A man pours water to douse a fire that broke out in a slum in Mumbai, India, October 30, 2018. REUTERS/Prashant Waydande
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A man pours water to douse a fire that broke out in a slum in Mumbai, India, October 30, 2018. REUTERS/Prashant Waydande

Dec 17, 2018 11:25 AM IST
A man walks in front of the India Gate shrouded in smog in New Delhi, India, October 29, 2018. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
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A man walks in front of the India Gate shrouded in smog in New Delhi, India, October 29, 2018. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Dec 17, 2018 11:25 AM IST
A woman belonging to a shepherd community is seen adorned with a nose ornament as she sits in a field on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, India, October 29, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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A woman belonging to a shepherd community is seen adorned with a nose ornament as she sits in a field on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, India, October 29, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Dec 17, 2018 11:25 AM IST
Firefighters try to douse fire as smoke billows from the burning garbage at the Bhalswa landfill site in Delhi, India, October 22, 2018. REUTERS/Altaf Hussain
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Firefighters try to douse fire as smoke billows from the burning garbage at the Bhalswa landfill site in Delhi, India, October 22, 2018. REUTERS/Altaf Hussain

Dec 17, 2018 11:25 AM IST
A boy who was was injured after a commuter train traveling at high speed ran through a crowd of people on the rail tracks on Friday, sits in a hospital bed in Amritsar, India, October 20, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A boy who was was injured after a commuter train traveling at high speed ran through a crowd of people on the rail tracks on Friday, sits in a hospital bed in Amritsar, India, October 20, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Dec 17, 2018 11:25 AM IST
A woman cries next to the burning pyre of a family member who died after a commuter train traveling at high speed ran through a crowd of people on the rail tracks on Friday, at a cremation ground in Amritsar, India, October 20, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A woman cries next to the burning pyre of a family member who died after a commuter train traveling at high speed ran through a crowd of people on the rail tracks on Friday, at a cremation ground in Amritsar, India, October 20, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Dec 17, 2018 11:25 AM IST
A girl cries as she watches the body of Mehraj-ud-Din Bangroo, a suspected militant, who according to local media was killed in a gunbattle with Indian security forces, during his funeral procession in Srinagar October 17, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Ismail
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A girl cries as she watches the body of Mehraj-ud-Din Bangroo, a suspected militant, who according to local media was killed in a gunbattle with Indian security forces, during his funeral procession in Srinagar October 17, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

Dec 17, 2018 11:25 AM IST
A masked Kashmiri protester stands in front of a burning tyre during a protest near the site of a gun battle between Indian security forces and suspected militants in Srinagar October 17, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Ismail
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A masked Kashmiri protester stands in front of a burning tyre during a protest near the site of a gun battle between Indian security forces and suspected militants in Srinagar October 17, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

Dec 17, 2018 11:25 AM IST
Hindu devotees wait in queues inside the premises of the Sabarimala temple in Pathanamthitta district in the southern state of Kerala, India, October 17, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V
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Hindu devotees wait in queues inside the premises of the Sabarimala temple in Pathanamthitta district in the southern state of Kerala, India, October 17, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V

Dec 17, 2018 11:25 AM IST
A firefighter is covered with Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF) as he tries to control a fire that broke out in a thinner manufacturing plant on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, India, October 11, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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A firefighter is covered with Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF) as he tries to control a fire that broke out in a thinner manufacturing plant on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, India, October 11, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Dec 17, 2018 11:25 AM IST
An artisan paints an effigy of the demon king Ravana during preparations for the upcoming Hindu festival of Dussehra, in Guwahati, India October 10, 2018. REUTERS/Anuwar Hazarika
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An artisan paints an effigy of the demon king Ravana during preparations for the upcoming Hindu festival of Dussehra, in Guwahati, India October 10, 2018. REUTERS/Anuwar Hazarika

Dec 17, 2018 11:25 AM IST
A general view of Cheruthoni dam with one open gate is seen in Idukki, Kerala, India, September 5, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V
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A general view of Cheruthoni dam with one open gate is seen in Idukki, Kerala, India, September 5, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V

Dec 17, 2018 11:25 AM IST
Labourers install a giant statue depicting \
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Labourers install a giant statue depicting "Mother India" at a pandal, or a temporary platform, ahead of the Durga Puja festival in Guwahati, India, October 2, 2018. REUTERS/Anuwar Hazarika

Dec 17, 2018 11:25 AM IST
Labourers work in front of a giant sculpture of a man wearing a gas mask that will be used to decorate an \
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Labourers work in front of a giant sculpture of a man wearing a gas mask that will be used to decorate an "Open Air" themed pandal (temporary platform) for the upcoming Hindu festival of Durga Puja in Kolkata, India, September 28, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Dec 17, 2018 11:25 AM IST
A wife of a sanitation worker who died while cleaning a sewer, cries as she attends a protest against the rising deaths of people cleaning sewers, in New Delhi, India, September 25, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A wife of a sanitation worker who died while cleaning a sewer, cries as she attends a protest against the rising deaths of people cleaning sewers, in New Delhi, India, September 25, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Dec 17, 2018 11:25 AM IST
Devotees splash water on an idol of Hindu elephant god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, as it is carried for immersion into the Arabian Sea on the last day of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Mumbai, India, September 23, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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Devotees splash water on an idol of Hindu elephant god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, as it is carried for immersion into the Arabian Sea on the last day of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Mumbai, India, September 23, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Dec 17, 2018 11:25 AM IST
A transgender woman waits backstage to perform during an event to raise funds for their community in Mumbai, India, September 20, 2018. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas
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A transgender woman waits backstage to perform during an event to raise funds for their community in Mumbai, India, September 20, 2018. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

Dec 17, 2018 11:25 AM IST
An elderly man wearing a traditional turban sips tea from a saucer as he poses for a picture outside his house on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, India, September 21, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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An elderly man wearing a traditional turban sips tea from a saucer as he poses for a picture outside his house on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, India, September 21, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Dec 17, 2018 11:25 AM IST
An idol of the Hindu god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, is loaded onto a truck to be transported to a place of worship ahead of the ten-day-long Ganesh Chaturthi festival, in Ahmedabad, India September 11, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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An idol of the Hindu god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, is loaded onto a truck to be transported to a place of worship ahead of the ten-day-long Ganesh Chaturthi festival, in Ahmedabad, India September 11, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Dec 17, 2018 11:25 AM IST
Sikh devotees perform Gatka, a traditional martial arts form during celebrations to mark the 414th anniversary of the installation of the Guru Granth Sahib, the religious book of Sikhs, in Amritsar, India, September 10, 2018. REUTERS/Munish Sharma
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Sikh devotees perform Gatka, a traditional martial arts form during celebrations to mark the 414th anniversary of the installation of the Guru Granth Sahib, the religious book of Sikhs, in Amritsar, India, September 10, 2018. REUTERS/Munish Sharma

Dec 17, 2018 11:25 AM IST
An activist of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community celebrates after the Supreme Court\u0027s verdict of decriminalizing gay sex and revocation of the Section 377 law, in Bengaluru, India, September 6, 2018. REUTERS/Abhishek N. Chinnappa
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An activist of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community celebrates after the Supreme Court's verdict of decriminalizing gay sex and revocation of the Section 377 law, in Bengaluru, India, September 6, 2018. REUTERS/Abhishek N. Chinnappa

Dec 17, 2018 11:25 AM IST
A scrap dealer searches for useful material at a weaving factory, that was shut a year ago, in Panipat in the northern state of Haryana, India, August 29, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A scrap dealer searches for useful material at a weaving factory, that was shut a year ago, in Panipat in the northern state of Haryana, India, August 29, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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People stand next to the wreckage of vehicles at the site of a bridge that collapsed in Kolkata, India September 4, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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People stand next to the wreckage of vehicles at the site of a bridge that collapsed in Kolkata, India September 4, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

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Hindu devotees pour milk over the idol of Hindu Lord Krishna during the festival of Janmashtami, marking the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna, in Ahmedabad, India, September 3, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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Hindu devotees pour milk over the idol of Hindu Lord Krishna during the festival of Janmashtami, marking the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna, in Ahmedabad, India, September 3, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave

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Devotees form a human pyramid to break a clay pot containing curd during the Hindu festival of Janmashtami, marking the birth anniversary of Hindu Lord Krishna, in Mumbai, India September 3, 2018. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas
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Devotees form a human pyramid to break a clay pot containing curd during the Hindu festival of Janmashtami, marking the birth anniversary of Hindu Lord Krishna, in Mumbai, India September 3, 2018. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

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Students dressed as Hindu Lord Shiva, also known as Nataraja, the Lord of Dancers, during a religious event in Mumbai, India, August 30, 2018. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas
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Students dressed as Hindu Lord Shiva, also known as Nataraja, the Lord of Dancers, during a religious event in Mumbai, India, August 30, 2018. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

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Traders sleep at a livestock market ahead of the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha in Kolkata, India, August 21, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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Traders sleep at a livestock market ahead of the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha in Kolkata, India, August 21, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

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Flood victims unload food and relief material from an Indian Air force helicopter at Nelliyampathy Village, in the southern state of Kerala, India August 21, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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Flood victims unload food and relief material from an Indian Air force helicopter at Nelliyampathy Village, in the southern state of Kerala, India August 21, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave

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A woman cries as she holds her son after they were evacuated from a flooded area in Aluva in the southern state of Kerala, India, August 18, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V
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A woman cries as she holds her son after they were evacuated from a flooded area in Aluva in the southern state of Kerala, India, August 18, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V

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Sahar Bhan Bewa, whose name is excluded from the draft list of the National Register of Citizens (NRC), poses for a picture inside her house in Dhubri district, in the northeastern state of Assam, India August 3, 2018. Picture taken August 3, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Sahar Bhan Bewa, whose name is excluded from the draft list of the National Register of Citizens (NRC), poses for a picture inside her house in Dhubri district, in the northeastern state of Assam, India August 3, 2018. Picture taken August 3, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets schoolchildren after addressing the nation during Independence Day celebrations at the historic Red Fort in Delhi, India, August 15, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets schoolchildren after addressing the nation during Independence Day celebrations at the historic Red Fort in Delhi, India, August 15, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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A man loses his balance as he gets drenched by a large wave during high tide at a seafront in Mumbai, India, August 13, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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A man loses his balance as he gets drenched by a large wave during high tide at a seafront in Mumbai, India, August 13, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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A girl with painted hands and face participates in a peace rally to commemorate the 73rd anniversary of the world\u0027s first atomic bombing in the Japanese city of Hiroshima during World War 2, in Mumbai, India, August 6, 2018. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas
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A girl with painted hands and face participates in a peace rally to commemorate the 73rd anniversary of the world's first atomic bombing in the Japanese city of Hiroshima during World War 2, in Mumbai, India, August 6, 2018. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

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Mohammed Salman, who survived a mob lynching attack which killed his friend Mohammed Azam, displays injuries in a hospital in Hyderabad, India, July 18, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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Mohammed Salman, who survived a mob lynching attack which killed his friend Mohammed Azam, displays injuries in a hospital in Hyderabad, India, July 18, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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Vendors sell fish at a retail fish market in Kolkata, India, July 25, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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Vendors sell fish at a retail fish market in Kolkata, India, July 25, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

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Children light candles beside a painting commemorating South African revolutionary Nelson Mandela\u0027s 100th birth anniversary at an art school in Mumbai, India, July 18, 2018. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas
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Children light candles beside a painting commemorating South African revolutionary Nelson Mandela's 100th birth anniversary at an art school in Mumbai, India, July 18, 2018. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

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Rescue workers look for survivors amidst the rubble at the site of a collapsed residential building at Shah Beri village in Greater Noida, India, July 18, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Rescue workers look for survivors amidst the rubble at the site of a collapsed residential building at Shah Beri village in Greater Noida, India, July 18, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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A bus is seen submerged on a flooded road under a railway bridge after heavy rains in New Delhi, India, July 13, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A bus is seen submerged on a flooded road under a railway bridge after heavy rains in New Delhi, India, July 13, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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Residents fill their containers with drinking water from a municipal tanker in New Delhi, India, June 26, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Residents fill their containers with drinking water from a municipal tanker in New Delhi, India, June 26, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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Cars are seen amidst debris after the wall of a residential building collapsed due to heavy rains in Mumbai, India June 25, 2018. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas
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Cars are seen amidst debris after the wall of a residential building collapsed due to heavy rains in Mumbai, India June 25, 2018. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

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A participant stands behind a rainbow flag during a gay pride parade promoting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights, in Chennai, India June 24, 2018. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar
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A participant stands behind a rainbow flag during a gay pride parade promoting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights, in Chennai, India June 24, 2018. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar

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A Muslim girl attends a yoga lesson at a school ahead of International Yoga Day in Ahmedabad, India, June 20, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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A Muslim girl attends a yoga lesson at a school ahead of International Yoga Day in Ahmedabad, India, June 20, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave

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Muslim women react upon seeing a relic, believed to be a hair from the beard of Prophet Mohammad, displayed to devotees on the death anniversary of Hazrat Ali, son-in-law of Prophet Mohammad, at Hazratbal shrine during the holy month of Ramadan in Srinagar June 6, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Ismail
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Muslim women react upon seeing a relic, believed to be a hair from the beard of Prophet Mohammad, displayed to devotees on the death anniversary of Hazrat Ali, son-in-law of Prophet Mohammad, at Hazratbal shrine during the holy month of Ramadan in Srinagar June 6, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

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A scavenger collects recyclable items next to a flock of Greater Adjutant birds at a dump site in Guwahati, India June 4, 2018. REUTERS/Anuwar Hazarika
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A scavenger collects recyclable items next to a flock of Greater Adjutant birds at a dump site in Guwahati, India June 4, 2018. REUTERS/Anuwar Hazarika

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Workers pull a rope tied to a decommissioned oil rig to dismantle it at the Alang shipyard in the western state of Gujarat, India, May 29, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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Workers pull a rope tied to a decommissioned oil rig to dismantle it at the Alang shipyard in the western state of Gujarat, India, May 29, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave

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Ark Deck Bar, a floating restaurant is seen capsized in the Arabian Sea off the coast of Mumbai, India, May 26, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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Ark Deck Bar, a floating restaurant is seen capsized in the Arabian Sea off the coast of Mumbai, India, May 26, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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Labourers clean the fountain in the historic Taj Mahal premises in Agra, India, May 19, 2018. REUTERS/Saumya Khandelwal
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Labourers clean the fountain in the historic Taj Mahal premises in Agra, India, May 19, 2018. REUTERS/Saumya Khandelwal

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A girl looks through a window of a train parked at a railway station in New Delhi, India, April 20, 2018. REUTERS/Saumya Khandelwal
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A girl looks through a window of a train parked at a railway station in New Delhi, India, April 20, 2018. REUTERS/Saumya Khandelwal

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New recruits of Gujarat police take part in their passing out parade in a police stadium in Ahmedabad, India, April 19, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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New recruits of Gujarat police take part in their passing out parade in a police stadium in Ahmedabad, India, April 19, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave

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A girl holds a placard during a protest against the rape of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua, near Jammu, in Kochi, India April 15, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V
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A girl holds a placard during a protest against the rape of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua, near Jammu, in Kochi, India April 15, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V

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