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Jan 20, 2021

Priests stand behind the Sikh Holy Book - Guru Granth Sahib - as a 'Jalau', a show of Sikhism's symbolic items is displayed inside the Golden Temple on the occasion of the birth anniversary of the tenth Sikh Guru, Gobind Singh, in Amritsar.

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Jammu and Kashmir Lt. Governor Manoj Sinha addresses a press conference, at Convention Hall in Jammu.

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A medic collects the nasal sample of a devotee for COVID-19 testing during 'Magh Mela', in Prayagraj.

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RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat during inauguration of a building of Ramkali Devi Saraswati Vidya Mandir at Vrindavan, in Mathura district.

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First consignment of COVID-19 vaccine arrives in Maldives.

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Bhutan Prime Minister Lotay Tshering (2R) on the arrival of a consignment of COVID-19 vaccine in Bhutan.

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Swaraj India Chief Yogendra Yadav and All India Kisan Sabha President Ashok Dhawale during a protest against the new farm laws, in Kolkata.

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Villagers walk towards their houses at Nandipur in East Medinipur district. West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee announced on Monday to contest in the upcoming WB state assembly elections from Nandigram in the backdrop of Suvendu Adhikari, a former confidante of the TMC joining the BJP--both heroes of the 2007 Nandigram movement, organising mass protests against the SEZ where Indonesia's Salim group intended to set up a chemical hub.

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View of Janani brick kiln, from where arms were recovered after the 2007 Nandigram violence against land acquisition, in East Medinipur district.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh chairs the 5th India-Singapore Defence Ministers Dialogue, via video conferencing in New Delhi. Defence Secretary Dr. Ajay Kumar is also seen in the picture.

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Villagers interact outside their house at Nandipur in East Medinipur district. West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee announced on Monday to contest in the upcoming WB state assembly elections from Nandigram in the backdrop of Suvendu Adhikari, a former confidante of the TMC joining the BJP--both heroes of the 2007 Nandigram movement, organising mass protests against the SEZ where Indonesia's Salim group intended to set up a chemical hub.

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Members of tribal community perform during a protest against the new farm laws, in Kolkata.

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Vice-Chief of Indian Army Lieutenant General Chandi Prasad Mohanty addresses a press conference during his visit to Odisha, in Bhubaneswar.

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Farmers leaders during the 10th round of talks with the central government on new farm laws, at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi.

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Tight security at Singhu Border during farmer's ongoing agitation over the new farm laws, in New Delhi.

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Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar along with Union Minister for Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal during the 10th round of talks with farmers leaders on new farm laws, at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi.

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A 'Nihang' shows his skills during ongoing farmer's protest against the new farm laws, at Ghazipur border in New Delhi.

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A boatman breaks ice in the frozen portion of Dal Lake to make a way to his parked Shikara, or traditional gondola, in Srinagar. The Kashmir valley continues to reel under intense cold wave conditions with the temperature at Srinagar at minus 6 degrees Celsius.

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Congress party workers take out a rally 'Raj Bhavan Chalo' in support of farmers protesting against the new farm laws, in Bengaluru.

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An artist Aejaz Saiyed gives finishing touch to an art work featuring U.S.President-elect Joe Biden, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and Indian freedom fighter Mahatma Gandhi, ahead of Biden's inauguration ceremony, in Ahmedabad. The inauguration of Biden and Harris is scheduled be held Wednesday.

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(L-R) Congress leaders Sushil Kumar Shinde, AK Anthony, Pawan Khera, Ghulam Nabi Azad and Salman Khurshid during a press conference, at AICC HQ in New Delhi.

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar eats 'Langar' during his visit to Takhat Sri Harimandir Ji Sahib Gurudwara on the 354th birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh, in Patna.

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Sikh volunteers distribute holy offerings prepared to devotees on the birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh, in Jammu. Guru Gobind Singh is the tenth Sikh Guru.

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Sikh devotees gather to pay obeisance at a temple on the birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh, in Jammu. Guru Gobind Singh is the tenth Sikh Guru.

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A child reacts as villagers hold placards featuring U.S. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris after participating in special prayers ahead of her inauguration, outside a temple in Thulasendrapuram, the hometown of Harris' maternal grandfather, south of Chennai.

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A man wears cut-outs of U.S.President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and walks on a street in Chennai. The inauguration of Biden and Harris is scheduled be held Wednesday.

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Devotees take part in 'Nagar Kirtan' to mark 'Parkash Purab' amid farmer's ongoing agitation over the new farm laws, at Singhu Border in New Delhi.

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Union Ministers Narendra Singh Tomar, Piyush Goyal and other officials arrive to hold the 10th round of talks with farmers leaders on new farm laws, at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi.

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Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) of India Sunil Arora addresses media during his visit, ahead of the Assam assembly elections, in Guwahati.

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Workers check the Tricolor after stitching as a part of preparation ahead of the Republic Day 2021, at Byculla in Mumbai.

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee speaks during the inauguration of various projects, in Purulia district.

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Farmer leaders arrive at Vigyan Bhawan to attend a meeting with the central government over the new farm laws, in New Delhi.

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Senior Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Salman Khurshid during a press conference, at AICC in New Delhi.

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Members of Christan community participate in 'Bengal Christan Unity Rally' for minority rights, organized by Bengal Christan Council, in Kolkata.

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Farmer leaders arrive at Vigyan Bhawan to attend a meeting with the central government over the new farm laws, in New Delhi.

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Farmer leaders arrive for the 10th round of meetings with the government, in New Delhi. Farmers fear the government will stop buying grain at minimum guaranteed prices and that corporations will then push prices down under the new laws.

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Farmer leaders arrive for the 10th round of meetings with the government, in New Delhi. Farmers fear the government will stop buying grain at minimum guaranteed prices and that corporations will then push prices down under the new laws.

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Farmer leaders leave for Vigyan Bhawan to attend a meeting with the central government over the new farm laws, at Singhu Border in New Delhi.

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Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) members at Ghazipur border during the ongoing farmers' protest against the new farm laws in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the release of financial assistance of around Rs 2,691 crore to 6.1 lakh beneficiaries in Uttar Pradesh under Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana - Gramin (PMAY-G), via video conferencing, in New Delhi.

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Villagers walk past a wall with a painting of BJP's political symbol, ahead of the West Bengal assembly elections, in Nandigram. WB CM Mamata Banerjee sprang a surprise on Monday when she declared that she will contest the elections from Nandigram.

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Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) members at Ghazipur border during their protest against the new farm laws, in New Delhi.

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A contingent of Presidents Bodyguard during their rehearsal for the Republic Day Parade at Rajpath in New Delhi.

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Traffic jam at GT Karnal Road in New Delhi.

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Additional security outside the residence of Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan over a controversy that has spiralled over the release of web series 'Tandav', in Mumbai.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the release of financial assistance of around Rs 2,691 crore to 6.1 lakh beneficiaries in Uttar Pradesh under Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana - Gramin (PMAY-G), via video conferencing, in New Delhi.

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A larger than life cut out of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee put up at a chowk as part of preparations ahead of the West Bengal assembly elections, in Nandigram. Banerjee sprang a surprise on Monday when she declared that she will contest the elections from Nandigram.

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Police personnel walk past a bus with farmer leaders in it before they leave for Vigyan Bhawan to attend a meeting with the central government over the new farm laws, at Singhu Border in New Delhi.

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Camel-mounted soldiers from India's Border Security Force during the rehearsals for Republic Day Parade 2021, in New Delhi.

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Commuters pull their bicycles as they cross railway tracks amid low visibility due to fog during a cold winter morning, in Patna

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Municipal workers construct a fish sculpture from waste materials found in the sewage, as part of Swachh Survekshan 2021, in Karad.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin crosses himself while bathing in the icy water during a traditional Epiphany celebration as the temperature dropped to about -20 degrees (-4 degrees Fahrenheit) outside Moscow, Russia. Water that is blessed by a cleric on Epiphany is considered holy and pure until next year's celebration, and is believed to have special powers of protection and healing. The Russian Orthodox Church follows the old Julian calendar, according to which Epiphany falls on Jan. 19.

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A man bathes in ice water during a traditional Epiphany celebration as the temperature dropped to about -20 degrees (-4 degrees Fahrenheit) in Rubizhne village, eastern Ukraine. Water that is blessed by a cleric on Epiphany is considered holy and pure until next year's celebration, and is believed to have special powers of protection and healing. The Orthodox Church follows the old Julian calendar, according to which Epiphany falls on Jan. 19.

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A view of the stage on Capitol Hill in Washington ahead of the 59th Presidential Inauguration.

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A view of the National Mall in Washington ahead of the 59th Presidential Inauguration.

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Secretary of Defense nominee Lloyd Austin, a recently retired Army general, elbow bumps Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., as he arrives for a confirmation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington.

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Vice President Mike Pence signs a book as he addresses staff on the steps of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington.

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People cross the Suchiate River, border between Guatemala and Mexico, into Mexico aboard a raft near Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico. A once large caravan of Honduran migrants that pushed its way into Guatemala last week has dissipated in the face of Guatemalan security forces as small groups pressed on toward the Mexican border.

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Police officers face demonstrators during clashes in Ettadhamen City near Tunis, Tunisia. A growing groundswell of youth unrest, tapping into a well of economic frustration, is sweeping Tunisia and worrying its leadership all the way to the top. It is, after all, the country that triggered the 2011 Arab Spring revolutions.

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President-elect Joe Biden and his wife Jill, along with Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff, listen as Cardinal Wilton Gregory, Archbishop of Washington, delivers the invocation during a COVID-19 memorial, with lights placed around the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool in Washington.

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River Plate's Carolina Birizamberri, left, fights for the ball with Boca Juniors' Andrea Ojeda during Argentina's female soccer league final championship match, at Jose Amalfitani stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Boca Juniors' Yamila Rodriguez, front, celebrates with teammates after scoring against River Plate during Argentina's female soccer league final championship match, at Jose Amalfitani stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Dortmund's Jude Bellingham falls after being challenged by Leverkusen's Edmond Tapsoba during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia Dortmund in Leverkusen, Germany.

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The name of U.S. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris is made from ingredients of a local savory Murukku at a village house, in Thulasendrapuram, the hometown of Harris' maternal grandfather, south of Chennai. A tiny village in a remote part of South India is gearing up for celebrations ahead of Kamala Harris’ inauguration as the first female vice president of the United States.

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Villagers gather outside a local eatery next to a banner featuring U.S. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris with a message wishing her best, in Thulasendrapuram, the hometown of Harris' maternal grandfather, south of Chennai.

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A villager walks past a banner featuring U.S. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris with a message wishing her best, in Thulasendrapuram, the hometown of Harris' maternal grandfather, south of Chennai, Tamil Nadu state.

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Spotlights along the National Mall in Washington celebrating the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris shine into the night among the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument and the U.S. Capitol.

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Russian Orthodox believers, one of them wearing a face mask to protect against coronavirus infection, bath in the icy water during a traditional Epiphany celebration in St.Petersburg, Russia. The temperature in St. Petersburg is -5C (23F).

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A woman bathes in the icy water, as the temperature dropped to about -15 degrees (5 degrees Fahrenheit) in Minsk, Belarus, during epiphany.

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Men plunge into the icy waters of the Czerniakowskie Lake in Warsaw, during a traditional Epiphany celebration in temperatures of minus 6 degrees Celsius (21.2F).

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Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) is a prominent upscale commercial hub that commands some of the highest property rates in the country, observes a growth of Pigs in that region as it also serves as a Jumbo Covid vaccination center, at BKC in Mumbai.

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Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) is a prominent upscale commercial hub that commands some of the highest property rates in the country, observes a growth of Pigs in that region as it also serves as a Jumbo Covid vaccination center, at BKC in Mumbai.

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Indian Army Tanks during the rehearsals for Republic Day Parade 2021, at Rajpath in New Delhi.

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Indian Air Force (IAF) aircraft fly past Rajpath during the rehearsals for Republic Day Parade 2021, in New Delhi.

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Bangladesh Armed Forces contingent during the rehearsals for Republic Day Parade 2021, in New Delhi.

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Indian Air Force (IAF) Chinook helicopter flies past Rajpath during the rehearsals for Republic Day Parade 2021, in New Delhi.

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Bangladesh Armed Forces contingent during the rehearsals for Republic Day Parade 2021, in New Delhi.

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A contingent of Indian Navy practice marching during the Republic Day parade rehearsals at Rajpath in New Delhi.

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Indian Air Force (IAF) Rafale jet and jaguar aircraft fly past Rajpath during the rehearsals for Republic Day Parade 2021, in New Delhi.

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Soldiers during the rehearsals for the upcoming Republic Day parade at Rajpath in New Delhi.

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Indian Air Force (IAF) Sukhoi aircrafts fly past Rajpath during the rehearsals for Republic Day Parade 2021, in New Delhi.

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Aditiyanath offers prayers at Yahiyaganj Gurudwara during the birth anniversary celebration of Guru Gobind Singh, in Lucknow.

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A balloon hangs over the Victoria Memorial as part of preparations to mark the 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on January 23, in Kolkata.

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Uttar Pradesh police personnel arrive at CP office to question the makers of Amazon Prime Video series 'Tandav', in Mumbai. The series started streaming last week but the show landed in a huge controversy over its depiction of Hindu deities.

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RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav meets Bihar Teacher Eligibility Test (BTET) and Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) qualified candidates after police baton-charged on them during a protest in Patna.

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Farmers conduct tractor rally rehearsal ahead of Republic Day, in support of the farmers' protests against the three farm laws, in Gurugram.

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Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar (C) along with Minister for Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal (L) and Minister of State Som Prakash addresses media after the 10th round of meeting with farmer leaders on new agri law at Vigyan Bhawan, in New Delhi.

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Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar (C) along with Minister for Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal and Minister of State Som Prakash addresses media after the 10th round of meeting with farmer leaders on new agri law at Vigyan Bhawan, in New Delhi.

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Statue of Mahatma Gandhi relocated in between Gate No 2 and 3 of Parliament House for the ongoing construction of the new Parliament building, in New Delhi.

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Workers clean the water of the water body near Rajpath ahead of the Republic Day celebrations, in New Delhi.

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Barricades set up at Rajpath in view of the Republic Day celebrations, in New Delhi.

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Ethnic Mamani food festival organized by Himalayan Cultural Heritage Foundation at Chiktan in Kargil.

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RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav meets Bihar Teacher Eligibility Test (BTET) and Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) qualified candidates after police baton-charged on them during a protest in Patna.

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President's Bodyguards rehearse for Beating Retreat 2021, in New Delhi.

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