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Sep 29, 2020

View of world's longest high-altitude tunnel on Manali-Leh national highway, ahead of its inauguration by PM Narendra Modi on Oct. 3, in Manali. The 9-km tunnel built at an altitude of about 10,000 feet above sea level will shorten the distance between Manali and Leh.

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Security personnel stand guard during Congress' protest over death of the Hathras gangrape victim, at Vijay Chowk in New Delhi.

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Children play near the Bir Lachit Borphukan statue in the Brahmaputra river, as water level rises due to recent rainfall, in Guwahati.

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Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora arrives at Jaiprakash Narayan Airport, ahead of Bihar Assembly elections, in Patna.

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Farmers raise slogans during their ongoing 'Rail Roko' or 'Stop the Trains' agitation, against the central government over newly passed agri-bills, at Devi Dass Pura village, 20km from Amritsar.

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Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari with Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Ramdas Athawale and film actress Payal Ghosh, at Raj Bhavan in Mumbai.

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Bahujan Samaj Party supporters stage a protest against the central government over the newly passed farm bills and the post-matric scholarship scam, in Patiala.

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Police stand on the Aligarh-Agra highway near the residence of a 19-year-old woman, who was gang-raped two weeks ago, in Hathras district. The Dalit teen died at a hospital in Delhi on Tuesday morning.

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AIKSCC Convenor VM Singh (2L), Swaraj India chief Yogender Yadav (L) and others during a press conference regarding important decisions and nation-wide action plan of AIKSCC against the implementation of anti-farmer laws, in New Delhi.

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Former union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal addresses Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) workers at a gurdwara, in Gillpatti village of Bathinda.

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Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Bikram Singh Majithia (L) addresses a press conference, in Amritsar.

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Bilkis Bano, who became the face of the Shaheen Bagh's women-led protests, being felicitated by women's rights activist Syeda Hamid and Annie Raja, in New Delhi. 82-yr old Bilkis, fondly known as 'Bilkis Dadi' of Shaheen Bagh, has featured as one of world’s '100 Most Influential People Of 2020’ according to a list released by TIME.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicates to the Nation Namami Gange Development Projects in Uttarakhand through video conference, in New Delhi.

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UPCC President Ajay Kumar Lallu takes part in a candlelight protest march over the death of a Dalit woman from Uttar Pradesh's Hathras, who was gang-raped on Sept. 14, in Lucknow.

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Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad along with party workers stage a protest outside Safdarjung Hospital over the death of Hathras gangrape victim, in New Delhi.

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A woman arranges flowers at a shop before distributing traditional sarees, ahead of Batukamma festival, in Hyderabad.

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Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora arrives at Jaiprakash Narayan Airport, ahead of Bihar Assembly elections, in Patna.

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People shop at a market for upcoming Durga Puja festival, in Kolkata.

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A family walks past a school with a sign welcoming students back, in New York. Hundreds of thousands of elementary school students are heading back to classrooms Tuesday as New York City enters a high-stakes phase of resuming in-person learning during the coronavirus pandemic. Elementary school students return on Tuesday while in-person learning for middle and high school students is scheduled to begin Thursday.

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Bilkis Bano, who became the face of the Shaheen Bagh's women-led protests, being felicitated by women's rights activists Syeda Hamid, Annie Raja and others, in New Delhi.

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Bilkis Bano, who became the face of the Shaheen Bagh's women-led protests, being felicitated by women's rights activists Syeda Hamid and Annie Raja, in New Delhi.

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Congress activists protest against the death of Dalit woman in Hathras, who was gang-raped on Sept. 14, near GPO in Lucknow.

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Newly-appointed National Vice President of Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) Annapurna Devi (L) and newly-appointed National President of Scheduled Tribes (ST-Cell) of (BJP) Sameer Oraon (R) being welcomed by their party workers after they arrive at Birsa Munda International Airport in Ranchi.

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Bhim Army workers stage a protest outside Safdarjung Hospital over the death of Hathras gangrape victim, in New Delhi.

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Congress activists participate in a candle light protest over the death of the Hathras gangrape victim, at Safdarjung hospital in New Delhi.

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Bhim Army and Congress Party workers stage a protest outside Safdarjung Hospital over the death of Hathras gangrape victim, in New Delhi.

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A Congress leader talks to the media while being detained by the police during a protest over death of the Hathras gangrape victim, at Vijay Chowk in New Delhi.

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Police detain Congress workers who were staging a protest over death of the Hathras gangrape victim, at Vijay Chowk in New Delhi.

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Police detain Congress activists during a protest against the death of Dalit woman from Uttar Pradesh's Hathras, who was gang-raped on Sept. 14, near Vijay Chowk in New Delhi.

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Police stop ASHA workers who were holding a protest march against Punjab Government in support of their various demands, in Patiala.

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Villagers wade through a flooded road after heavy rainfall, in Hojai district of Assam.

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People queue up to give samples for COVID-19 tests, in Surat.

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Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) President Upendra Kushwaha (C) with Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Bihar in-charge Ramji Singh Gautama (L) and Janwadi party leader Sanjay Singh Chauhan (R) during a joint press conference, ahead of Bihar Assembly elections, in Patna.

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Congress leader Udit Raj (L) and other party activists raise slogans after being detained during a protest against the death of Dalit woman from Uttar Pradesh's Hathras, who was gang-raped on Sept. 14, near Vijay Chowk in New Delhi.

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Odisha Assembly Speaker Surya Narayan Patro conducts proceedings during State Assembly Session, in Bhubaneswar.

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Jammu & Kashmir Road Transport Corporation (SRTC) workers union protest for various pending demands, in Jammu district.

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In this file photo, media personnel outside the Amnesty International office building, where ED conducted raid, in Bengaluru. Amnesty India, in a statement, on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, said the organisation has been compelled to let go of staff in India and pause all its ongoing campaign and research work.

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Amnesty International office building, in Bengaluru. Amnesty India, in a statement, said the organisation has been compelled to let go of staff in India and pause all its ongoing campaign and research work.

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Karni Sena National President Suraj Pal Ammu attempts to play a traditional musical instrument 'Mandar' with tribal artists, during the Jharkhand State Working Committee meeting, in Ranchi.

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Punjab CM Capt. Amarinder Singh chairs a meeting with representatives of various farmer unions to take their views on the farm laws, in Chandigarh.

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Punjab CM Capt. Amarinder Singh chairs a meeting with representatives of various farmer unions to take their views on the farm laws, in Chandigarh.

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A health worker takes a nasal swab sample to test for COVID-19 in Hyderabad.

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Leaf artist Subham Saha along with his friends shows his creation depicting Goddess Durga, ahead of Durga Puja festival, on the outskirts of Agartala.

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Chandrashekhar Azad Ravan of Azad Samaj Party (ASP) meets the family of Hathras rape victim at Safdarjang Hospital in New Delhi.

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Light rail vehicles of Hannoversche Verkehrsbetriebe are parked at sunrise at the Duehren depot in Hannover. In the public service wage conflict, the work stoppages are to be significantly expanded in Lower Saxony as well. In Hanover, local traffic is at a standstill.

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People wait to give their nasal swab samples to test for COVID-19 in Hyderabad. India confirmed coronavirus tally has reached 6 million cases, keeping the country second to the United States in number of reported cases since the pandemic began.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates six mega projects in Uttarakhand under the ‘Namami Gange Mission’ through a video conference, New Delhi.

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi interacts with farmers as he discusses the three agricultural reform bills passed in the recently concluded Monsoon Session of Parliament, via video conferencing, in New Delhi.

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An employee of New Delhi District Magistrate office gets ready as 'Yamraj', Hindu God of death, to take part in 'Mask Ya Yamraj' campaign to create an awareness on wearing mask for curbing the spread of COVID-19, in New Delhi.

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Search and rescue operation underway after a building under construction collapsed at Bawamanpura area on Monday night, in Vadodara district.

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visits the Jewish Museum in the northern city of Thessaloniki, Greece. Pompeo said Monday the United States will use its diplomatic and military influence in the region to try to ease a volatile dispute between NATO allies Greece and Turkey over energy rights in the eastern Mediterranean.

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi interacts with farmers as he discusses the three agricultural reform bills passed in the recently concluded Monsoon Session of Parliament, via video conferencing, in New Delhi.

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An employee of New Delhi District Magistrate office dressed as Yamraj stops an autorickshaw during 'Mask Ya Yamraj' campaign organised to create an awareness on wearing mask for curbing the spread of COVID-19, in New Delhi.

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Catalonia's outgoing regional president, Quim Torra, waves to the crowd as he leaves the Generalitat Palace in Barcelona, Spain. Spain's Supreme Court has barred Catalonia's regional president from his office for refusing to remove a banner calling for the release of separatist leaders from prison that was displayed on a public building ahead of the 2019 general election.

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A drill during joint maritime exercise-JIMEX 2020, in the Arabian Sea. Indian and Japanese navies completed 3 days of highly successful Exercises led by CCF2 & FOCWF.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Kyrgyz President Sooronbay Jeenbekov pose for a photo during their meeting in the Bocharov Ruchei residence in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia.

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Flames from the Glass Fire consume the Black Rock Inn in St. Helena, Calif.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi during inauguration of six mega projects in Uttarakhand under the ‘Namami Gange Mission’ through a video conference, New Delhi. Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat is also seen.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi during inauguration of six mega projects in Uttarakhand under the ‘Namami Gange Mission’ through a video conference, New Delhi. Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat is also seen.

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A labourer not wearing face mask near India Gate in New Delhi. The Delhi Government has been regularly pressing people to wear masks to curb spread of COVID-19.

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Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar with Minister of State S Babul Supriyo during a press conference at National Media Centre in New Delhi.

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Royal Challengers Bangalore batsaman Devdutt Padikkal during the Indian Premier League 2020 cricket match against Mumbai Indians, at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai.

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Royal Challengers Bangalore batsman AB de Villiers plays a shot during the Indian Premier League 2020 cricket match against Mumbai Indians, at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai.

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Royal Challengers Bangalore batsman Devdutt Padikkal celebrates his half century during the Indian Premier League 2020 cricket match against Mumbai Indians, at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai.

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Royal Challengers Bangalore batsman AB de Villiers celebrates his half century during the Indian Premier League 2020 cricket match against Mumbai Indians, at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai.

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Royal Challengers Bangalore batsman Aaron Finch plays a shot during the Indian Premier League 2020 cricket match against Mumbai Indians, at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai.

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Royal Challengers Bangalore batsman Aaron Finch celebrates his half century during the Indian Premier League 2020 cricket match against Mumbai Indians, at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai.

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Royal Challengers Bangalore batsman Shivam Dube plays a shot during the Indian Premier League 2020 cricket match against Mumbai Indians, at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai.

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Royal Challengers Bangalore batsman Aaron Finch falls on the ground during the Indian Premier League 2020 cricket match against Mumbai Indians, at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai.

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Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli during the Indian Premier League 2020 cricket match against Mumbai Indians, at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai.

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Mumbai Indians player Rahul Chahar celebrate the wicket of Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli during the Indian Premier League 2020 cricket match, at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai.

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Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma walks back to the pavilion after getting dismissed during the Indian Premier League 2020 cricket match against Royal Challengers Bangalore, at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai.

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Mumbai Indians batsman Ishan Kishan plays a shot during the Indian Premier League 2020 cricket match against Royal Challengers Bangalore, at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai.

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Mumbai Indians batsman Kieron Pollard plays a shot during the Indian Premier League 2020 cricket match against Royal Challengers Bangalore, at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai.

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Mumbai Indians batsman Ishan Kishan plays a shot during the Indian Premier League 2020 cricket match against Royal Challengers Bangalore, at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai.

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Royal Challengers Bangalore batsmen AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli celebrate after winning a match against Mumbai Indians during the Indian Premier League 2020, at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai.

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Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli (R) and Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma after the toss during the Indian Premier League 2020 cricket match, at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai.

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Serena Williams of the U.S. reacts after playing a shot against Kristie Ahn of the U.S. in the first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France

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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with a payload of approximately 60 satellites for SpaceX's Starlink broadband network stands pad 39A moments before the launch was scrubbed due to weather concerns at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla.

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Maryam Nawaz, daughter of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, gives a press conference regarding the arrest of her party leader Shahbaz Sharif, in Lahore, Pakistan. Pakistan's anti-graft body arrested Shahbaz Sharif Monday over his alleged involvement in a money laundering case after a court rejected bail for him.

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Spain's Rafael Nadal greets spectators after defeating Egor Gerasimov of Belarus in three sets 6-4, 6-4, 6-2, in the first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France.

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Slovakia's Viktoria Kuzmova plays a shot against Kristyna Pliskova of the Czech Republic in the first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France.

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Liverpool's Takumi Minamino, left, competes for the ball with Arsenal's Mohamed Elneny during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield in Liverpool, England.

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In this photo provided by the Malacanang Presidential Photographers Division, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, center, gestures as he meets members of the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Emerging Infectious Diseases at the Malacanang presidential palace in Manila, Philippines. Only one southern Philippine province and its war-battered capital will be placed under a mild lockdown and the rest of the country will be put under more relaxed quarantine restrictions next month to boost the battered economy despite the country having the most number of coronavirus infections in Southeast Asia.

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Abortion-rights demonstrators clash with the police during the "Day for Decriminalization of Abortion in Latin America and the Caribbean" march in Mexico City.

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Security personnel stand guard at Safdarjung Hospital, where political party workers are holding a protest demanding justice for Hathras gangrape victim, in New Delhi.

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Family members and relatives mourn the death of a 19-year-old woman, who was gang-raped two weeks ago, in Hathras district. The Dalit teen died at a hospital in Delhi.

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