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Arun Vora, son of late veteran Congress leader Motilal Vora, immerses his ashes in Ganga river, at Sangam in Prayagraj.. Vora passed away due to post COVID-19 complications.

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People, some wearing face masks as a precaution against the coronavirus, attend a Christmas mass at St. Joseph's Cathedral in Prayagraj.

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An employee being treated at a hospital after a gas leakage at IFFCO's Phulpur fertiliser unit, in Prayagraj. Two people died in the incident.

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Former member of Indian Armed Forces take part in rituals as they participate in 'Ganga Parikrama Yatra' as part of a cleanliness drive of Ganga river, in Prayagraj.

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Police detain Samajwadi Party workers during a protest in support of farmers' agitation against Centre's agri-laws, in Prayagraj.

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Devotees offer prayers on the banks of River Ganga during the ongoing 'Chhath Festival', in Prayagraj.

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People purchase firecrackers ahead of Diwali festival, in Prayagraj.

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Women get henna applied on their hands ahead of 'Karwa Chauth' festival in Prayagraj.

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Devotees perform 'Aarti' at a community pandal during the ongoing Durga Puja festival, in Prayagraj.

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Devotees (Kanwariyas) carry metal pots filled with holy water after taking a dip in Ganga river at Padilla Mahadev temple, during the Manmas month, amid the coronavirus pandemic, in Prayagraj.

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Devotees (Kanwariyas) carry metal pots filled with holy water after taking a dip in Ganga river at Padilla Mahadev temple, during the 'Manmas' month, amid the coronavirus pandemic, in Prayagraj.

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Candidates leave an examination centre after appearing in JEECUP UP Polytechnic Entrance Examination 2020 in Prayagraj.

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Devotees at a submerged ghat, after the water level of Ganga and Yamuna rivers rises, owing to heavy rainfall, in Prayagraj.

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Devotees after taking holy dip in Ganga river during the ongoing 'Pitra Paksha', at Sangam in Prayagraj.

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A low lying area submerged in flood waters of the River Ganga following heavy rainfall, in Prayagraj.

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A man sits on a makeshift boat in flooded Triveni Sangam following heavy rainfall, in Prayagraj.

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Youngsters jump into flooded Yamuna River at Arail Ghat, in Prayagraj.

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Officials investigate after reports of chlorine gas leak at Bakshi Dam, in Prayagraj.

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A woman holds an idol of Lord Krishna at a shop ahead of the Janmashtami festival, in Prayagraj.

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Boys on a bicycle ride past a mural depicting Lord Krishna, in Prayagraj.

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A worker carries a model of Ram Mandir on his head on the eve of the foundation stone laying ceremony of the temple in Ayodhya, in Prayagraj.

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A girl, puts vermillion on her brother's forehead during Raksha Bandhan festival in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh. Rakhis or sacred threads are tied onto the wrist of brothers by sisters during this festival that celebrates the bond between them.

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VHP workers and sadhus pose for photographs as they collect water and clay from the banks of the Ganges, to be used in the foundation laying ceremony of Ram Temple in Ayodhya, at Sangam in Prayagraj.

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People wait to send parcels at a Post Office, ahead of Raksha Bandhan festival, in Prayagraj.

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Fishermen row their boat in the river Ganges as they return after the day's work in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh.

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A police constable disperses devotees (Kanwariyas) who have arrived to collect water from the Ganga river during the holy month of Shravan, as seen on Nag Panchami festival, in Prayagraj.

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A Congress Party worker gets his head shaved as part of their protest against the alleged hike in crimes in the state, at Sangam in Prayagraj.

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Devotees (Kanwariyas) carrying plastic bottles arrive to collect water from the Ganga river, during the holy month of Shravan, at Sangam in Prayagraj.

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A worker paints graffiti on a wall during the total lockdown imposed by the state government due to surge in COVID-19 cases, in Prayagraj.

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Houses painted in saffron colour with religious symbols and Hindu deities, in Prayagraj. Two cases have been registered on complaints by two men that their houses in the city’s Bahadurganj locality were painted saffron by some people close to a state minister.

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Passengers wait to board a train at Prayagraj railway station, during the total lockdown imposed by the state government for three consecutive days due to surge in COVID-19 cases, in prayagraj.

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Locals wade through a flooded street following heavy rainfall, during Unlock 2.0, in Prayagraj.

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Police personnel stop commuters during the total lockdown imposed by the state government for three consecutive days due to surge in COVID-19 cases, in Prayagraj.

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Railway employees load parcel on a train, during Unlock 2.0, in Prayagraj

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A priest sanitizes 'Shivalings' inside a temple on the occasion of the first Somwar of the holy month of 'Sawan', in Prayagraj.

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Maj Gen IM Lamba, General Officer Commanding, along with others cuts a cake on the occasion of National Doctors Day, at Military Hospital in Prayagraj.

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Family members of martyr Naib Dipak Singh carry his ashes for immersion in River Ganga at Sangam, in Prayagraj. Singh was among the twenty Indian Army soldiers who were martyred during a face-off with Chinese troops in Ladakh Galwan Valley last week.

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A woman carrying a child walks through the rain in Prayagraj.

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Army jawans pay tribute to Naik Deepak Kumar, who was among 20 soldiers martyred in clashes with Chinese troops, at a ceremony at the Military Hospital in Prayagraj.

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I.G. Range Kavindra Pratap Singh pays tribute to Naik Deepak Kumar, who lost his life in clashes with Chinese troops, at a ceremony in Prayagraj.

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Children attempt to drive away a swarm of locusts flying over a field, in Prayagraj.

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A child attempts to chase away a swarm of locusts over a field in the outskirts of Prayagraj.

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A ragpicker collects waste plastic bottles from a pile of garbage on the eve of 'World Environment Day', in Prayagraj.

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MCD employees distribute passes to shopkeepers to open their establishments at Civil Line area after the government eased restrictions, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Prayagraj.

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A group of migrants engage in a scuffle for packets of free food and water bottles distributed by railway officials during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, at the railway station in Prayagraj.

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A policeman raises his baton on migrants engaged in a scuffle for packets of free food and water bottles distributed by railway officials, during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, at the railway station in Prayagraj.

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A railway staff member distributes food packets among migrants sitting in Shramik Special train to reach their native places, during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, at Prayagraj Railway Station.

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Migrants, who have arrived from Surat in Gujarat, walk to board buses to reach their native places, during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Prayagraj.

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A traffic policeman drinks water during a hot summer day, amid the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Prayagraj.

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Migrants wearing face shields wait for registration to board buses to reach their native places after arriving from Mumbai by a special train at Praygraj railway station, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Prayagraj.

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Firefighters douse a fire that broke out in Johnsonganj electronics market, during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Prayagraj.

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A medic conducts thermal screening of migrants from Chhatisgarh as they wait for registration to travel to their native places, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Prayagraj.

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A worker offers namaz at a vermicelli factory during the ongoing Ramadan month, amid a government-imposed nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against the coronavirus, in Prayagraj.

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A man looks on as migrant laborers returning from other states, many of whom have been walking and hitchhiking travel on the back of a truck as they try to reach their native villages in Prayagraj. Though the government started running trains to carry stranded workers to their home states, lack of trains has led many to walk back.

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Migrants who have arrived from Vadodara in Gujarat by a special train wait to board buses to reach their native villages in UP, during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against the coronavirus, in Prayagraj.

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Migrants undergo thermal screening after arriving from Gujarat by a special train at Prayagraj Junction, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Prayagraj.

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A medic conducts thermal scanning of migrants as they wait to leave the Prayagraj Junction after their arrival from Gujarat by a special train, amid ongoing COVID-19 lockdown in Prayagraj.

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A family member of 47-year-old Virendra Singh, who died of COVID-19, performs his last rites before the cremation during the nationwide lockdown, in Prayagraj.

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Migrants sit in a bus and show their tickets to reach their native places after arriving from Gujarat by a special train, during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against the coronavirus, in Prayagraj.

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People line up to buy liquor outside one liquor shop which was reopened Monday after six weeks lockdown in Prayagraj.

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People wait to buy liquor outside one the liquor shops which was reopened Monday after six weeks lockdown in Prayagraj. India's six-week coronavirus lockdown, which was supposed to end on Monday, has been extended for another two weeks, with a few relaxations. Locking down the country's 1.3 billion people has slowed down the spread of the virus, but has come at the enormous cost of upending lives and millions of lost jobs.

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A municipality worker sanitizes a temple, during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against the coronavirus, in Prayagraj.

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Army personnel sit on Prayagraj Railway Junction as they wait to board a special train, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Prayagraj.

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Migrants who were stranded in various districts of Uttar Pradesh sit inside a bus arranged by the Government to reach their native places, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Prayagraj.

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Migrant workers ride on a truck to reach their native places, during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against the coronavirus, in Prayagraj.

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Muslim workers offer Friday prayers inside a vermicelli factory, amid ongoing COVID-19 lockdown in Prayagraj. Vermicelli or 'sewaiyan' are in high demand during Ramadan for making a popular sweet dish by Muslims.

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Police personnel patrol the Jama Masjid, which is closed for prayers amid concerns over COVID-19 pandemic despite the first Friday of the holy month of Ramadan, in Prayagraj.

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Labourers are seen working at a brick factory on Labour Day, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Prayagraj.

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People wait in a queue to collect free ration from a government store during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Prayagraj.

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Students who had been stranded in the city for more than a month due to lockdown to prevent the spread of new coronavirus arrive to board specially scheduled buses to their respective hometowns in Prayagraj.

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A milkman cycles past a mural depicting sadhus during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown in Prayagraj.

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A firefighter sanitises a locality, during the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, in Prayagraj.

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Migratory labourers rest at a closed market during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown in Prayagraj.

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A worker arranges dried vermicelli at a factory in Prayagraj. Vermicelli is in demand among Muslims when they break their day long fast during the holy month of Ramadan.

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A policeman distributes tea during lockdown to prevent the spread of new coronavirus in Prayagraj.

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Army personnel prepare a special ambulance for COVID-19 patients, during the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, in Prayagraj.

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Municipal workers sweep a street past a portrait of Yama, the Hindu god of death, during Lockdown in Prayagraj.

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Commuters move past a street displaying a message urging people to stay home and stay safe, amid concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, in Prayagraj. As governments around the world try to slow the spread of the coronavirus, India has launched one of the most draconian social experiments in history, locking down its entire population, including an estimated 176 million people who struggle to survive on $1.90 a day or less.

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Sewa Bharti volunteers pack groceries to distribute among needy people during a nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Prayagraj.

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A bus carrying stranded students from Kota leaves for Varanasi during the nationwide lockdown, in wake of the coronavirus pandemic, in Prayagraj.

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Stranded students from Kota step out a bus arranged by UP government as they arrive at their native place during a nationwide lockdown imposed as a preventive measure against the coronavirus, in Prayagraj.

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Labourers resume working at a brick factory during a nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus, in Prayagraj.

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Employees wearing face masks practice social distancing at an office during the nationwide lockdown imposed to curb the spread of coronavirus, in Prayagraj.

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Members of Lal Mahendra Shiv Shakti Sewa Samiti prepare food to distribute to homeless people and stranded migrant workers during the lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic in Prayagraj. The organization says they serve thousands of people daily at different regions in the city since the lockdown started in the country.

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An employee at a petrol pump puts a notice on a filling machine that reads 'No Mask No Petrol' during the nationwide lockdown imposed to contain the spread of COVID-19 pandemic, in Prayagraj.

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Doctors hold placards as they protest against the attack on medics at various places during coronavirus inspection rounds, amid the nationwide lockdown, in Prayagraj.

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Municipal corporation workers being garlanded at a felicitation function during the nationwide lockdown imposed in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Prayagraj.

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Roads are seen deserted area during a lockdown to prevent the spread of new coronavirus in Prayagraj.

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A man sells face masks during the countrywide 21 day lockdown amid concern over the spread of coronavirus in Prayagraj.

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People maintain social distance as they stand in a queue to receive free ration during a nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Prayagraj.

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UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath performs Ganga Arti after taking a holy dip on the auspicious day of 'Basant Panchami' during Ganga Yatra, in Prayagraj. UP BJP Chief Swatantra Dev Singh and Minister of State Dr Mahendra Singh are also seen.

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Policewomen march during a parade on the occasion of 71st Republic Day in Prayagraj (Allahabad)

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Makeshift tents are seen from an over bridge on the banks of the Sangam, confluence of the rivers Ganges and Yamuna during the annual month long Hindu religious fair "Magh Mela" in Prayagraj.

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An aerial view of Sangam, the confluence of River Ganga Yamuna and mythological Saraswati, as devotees gather to take a holy dip on the occasion of Mauni Amavasya during Magh Mela festival, in Prayagraj.

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Devotees arrive to take a holy dip at Sangam on the occasion of Mauni Amavasya during Magh Mela festival, in Prayagraj.

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Women participate in a protest against CAA and NRC in Prayagraj.

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VHP activists set up a replica of Ram Mandir during ongoing Magh Mela festival at Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) pandal, in Prayagraj.

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A Sadhu performs rituals after taking a dip in the Sangam, the meeting point of the Ganges and the Yamuna rivers, on the auspicious Paush Purnima day during the annual traditional Magh Mela fair in Prayagraj. Hundreds of thousands of devout Hindus are expected to take holy dips at the confluence during the astronomically auspicious period of over 45 days celebrated as Magh Mela.

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A devotee offers prayers on the banks of River Ganga on the occasion of 'Paush Purnima' in Prayagraj.

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Devotees from Maharashtra perform 'pind-daan' rituals for the salvation of their ancestors after taking holy dip at Sangam, in Prayagraj.

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