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Members of various Sikh organisations including the Dal Khalsa, United Akali Dal, Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) and Satkar Committee hold placards during a demonstration demanding justice in the case of the alleged 328 missing 'Saroops' (copies) of the Guru Granth Sahib (Sikh holy book), at the Golden Temple in Amritsar.

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Fireworks light up the night sky over Harmandir Sahib (the Golden Temple) on the occasion of 416th anniversary of the installation of Guru Granth Sahib, in Amritsar.

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Harmandir Sahib illuminated on the occasion of 416th anniversary of the installation of Guru Granth Sahib, in Amritsar.

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Devotees light earthen lamps and candles in the premises of Harmandir Sahib (the Golden Temple) on the occasion of 416th anniversary of the installation of Guru Granth Sahib, in Amritsar.

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Devotees arrive at Harmandir Sahib on the occasion of 416th anniversary of the installation of Guru Granth Sahib, in Amritsar.

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Devotees offer prayer at Harmandir Sahib (the Golden Temple) on the occasion of the 416th anniversary of the installation of the Guru Granth Sahib, in Amritsar.

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Sikh devotees take part in a 'Nagar Kirtan procession at Harmandir Sahib (the Golden Temple) on the occasion of the 416th anniversary of the installation of the Guru Granth Sahib, in Amritsar.

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Harmandir Sahib, also known as Golden Temple, illuminated on the eve of 416th anniversary of the installation of the Guru Granth Sahib(Sikh holy book), in Amritsar.

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Harmandir Sahib, also known as Golden Temple, illuminated on the eve of 416th anniversary of the installation of the Guru Granth Sahib(Sikh holy book), in Amritsar.

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Harmandir Sahib, also known as Golden Temple, illuminated on the eve of 416th anniversary of the installation of the Guru Granth Sahib(Sikh holy book), in Amritsar.

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Sikh devotees pay obeisance at the Golden Temple decorated with flowers on the eve of the 416th anniversary of the installation of the Guru Granth Sahib (Sikh holy book), in Amritsar.

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Illuminated Golden Temple on the occasion of Guru Harkrishan Sahib Prakash Parv, in Amritsar.

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A nearly deserted view of Golden temple on the occasion of the 36th anniversary of Operation Blue Star, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Amritsar. Operation Blue Star was the codename of an Indian military action carried out between 1 and 8 June 1984 to remove a militant religious group from the buildings of Harmandir Sahib complex in Amritsar.

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Police personnel stop members of various Sikh radical groups to enter Golden Temple on the occasion of Operation Blue Star's 36th anniversary, in Amritsar. A very limited gathering was allowed inside the temple due to ongoing lockdown during the special prayers.

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Police personnel patrol outside Golden Temple on the eve of 36th anniversary of Operation Blue Star, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Amritsar. Operation Blue Star was the codename of an Indian military action carried out between 1 and 8 June 1984 to remove a militant religious group from the buildings of Harmandir Sahib complex in Amritsar.

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Security personnel patrol in the heritage street of Golden Temple ahead of 36th anniversary of Operation Blue Star, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Amritsar. Operation Blue Star was the codename of an Indian military action carried out between 1 and 8 June 1984 to remove a militant religious group from the buildings of the Harmandir Sahib complex in Amritsar.

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A man pays obeisance to the Golden Temple from the heritage street facing the holy place, during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown in Amritsar.

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Sikh volunteers distribute sweet water (sharbat) among devotees on the occasion of the 414th martyrdom day Guru Arjun Dev, the fifth Sikh Guru, at the Golden Temple in Amritsar.

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Devotees light earthen lamps in the premises of the illuminated Golden Temple on the birth anniversary of Guru Amar Das (third of the Ten Gurus of Sikhism), during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Amritsar.

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An illuminated view of Harmandir Sahib, also known as Golden Temple, on the occasion of the Vaisakhi during the nationwide lockdown, imposed as a preventive measure against the coronavirus, in Amritsar.

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Devotees light earthen lamps at Harmandir Sahib, also known as Golden Temple, on the occasion of the Vaisakhi festival during the nationwide lockdown, imposed as a preventive measure against the coronavirus, in Amritsar.

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Devotees stand in a queue to pay obeisance at the Golden Temple on Guru Teg Bahadur jayanti, during the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, in Amritsar.

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SGPC workers spray disinfectant near Golden Temple during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against the coronavirus pandemic, in Amritsar.

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A Sikh devotee offers prayer at the deserted Golden Temple during 'Janata curfew' in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Amritsar. PM Modi proposed a 'Janata curfew' between 7 am and 9 pm as part of social distancing to check the spread of the deadly virus. The number of coronavirus cases across the country rose to above 320 on Sunday.

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Bollywood actor Ashish Vidyarthi along with his wife pays obeisance at the Golden Temple in Amritsar

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Minister of State for Finance Anurag Thakur visits the Golden Temple in Amritsar.

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A devotee lights earthen lamps at Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple) on the occasion of  of the birth anniversary of the tenth Sikh leader Guru Gobind Singh, in Amritsar.

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Bollywood actress Sonali Bendre along with her family members poses for photographs after offering prayers at Golden temple in Amritsar

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Bollywood actor Aamir Khan during a visit to the Golden Temple in Amritsar.

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Bollywood actor Aamir Khan (L) with Chief Sec of SGPC Roop Sigh during a visit to the Golden Temple in Amritsar

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Former Australian prime minister Tony Abbott washes utensil, performing 'seva', at Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple) to mark the 550th birth anniversary of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak Dev, in Amritsar.

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Bollywood actors Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone at Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple) on the occasion of their first wedding anniversary in Amritsar.

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Bollywood actors Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone along with their family members pay obeisance at Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple) on the occasion of their first wedding anniversary in Amritsar.

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A display of fireworks at Sri Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple) on the occasion of 550th birth anniversary of Sikh Guru Nanak Dev Ji, in Amritsar.

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A Sikh Sewadar stands at Golden Temple on the occasion of 550th birth anniversary of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak Dev ji, in Amritsar

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Devotees offer prayers at Golden Temple on the occasion of 550th birth anniversary of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak Dev ji, in Amritsar

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A young devotee lights candles on the occasion of 550th birth anniversary of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak Dev ji, in Amritsar

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An illuminated Golden Temple on the eve of 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, founder of the Sikh religion, in Amritsar

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Sikh devotees participate in a religious procession at the Golden Temple on the eve of 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, founder of the Sikh religion, in Amritsar

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A lightning bolt is seen in the sky above Harmandir Sahib during rain and thunderstorm, in Amritsar.

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar performs a ritual during his visit to Sri Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple), in Amritsar.

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illuminated Golden Temple on the eve of 'Bandi Chhor Divas' and 'Diwali' celebrations at Sri Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple), in Amritsar

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Devotees pay obeisance at the sanctum sanctorum of the Golden Temple on the occasion of the 485th birth anniversary of the fourth Sikh Guru, Guru Ramdas Ji in Amritsar.

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Sikh devotees take a holy dip in the sacred pond of the Golden Temple on the occasion of the 485th birth anniversary of the fourth Sikh Guru, Guru Ramdas Ji in Amritsar.

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A worker transports ornamental flowers in a boat to decorate the curbs of the sanctum sanctorum of the Golden Temple, as part of celebrations of the 485th birth annversary of the fourth Sikh Guru, Guru Ramdas, in Amritsar.

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A devotee takes bath in the 'holy sarovar' as dark clouds are seen over the Golden Temple, in Amritsar.

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Fireworks at the Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple) on the occasion of the 415th installation anniversary of Sri Guru Granth Sahib, in Amritsar

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Special floral decoration is seen at the Golden Temple on the occasion of the 415th installation anniversary of Sri Guru Granth Sahib, in Amritsar.

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Sikh devotees carry Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, the holy book of the Sikhs, in a golden palanquin at the Golden Temple during a religious procession on the occasion of the 415th installation anniversary of Sri Guru Granth Sahib, in Amritsar.

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Devotees seek blessings as Sri Guru Granth Sahib, the Sikh holy book, is taken in a vehicle during a religious procession commemorating 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak, at the Golden Temple in Amritsar. The procession which arrived from Pakistan yesterday, moved ahead on its course where its expected to go through 17 states before culminating at Sultanpur Lodhi in Punjab.

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Artist Gurpreet Singh shows his new creation, a replica of the famous Golden Temple, as it looked some 400 years ago prior to the overlay of the sanctum with gold foil, in Amritsar.

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Sikh volunteers prepare 'Chabeel', a flavoured cooling drink, at Golden Temple on the occasion of martyrdom day of the fifth Sikh Guru Arjun Dev, in Amritsar.

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Members of various radical Sikh organizations shout pro-Khalistan slogans and brandish swords at a demonstration marking the 35th anniversary of the Operation Blue Star, 1984, at Golden Temple in Amritsar.

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Devotees being offered 'sharbet' at the Golden Temple on a hot summer day, in Amritsar.

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BJP MP from North West Delhi Hans Raj Hans offer prayer at Harmandar Sahib (Golden Temple), in Amritsar.

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Bollywood actor Govinda pays obeisance at Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple), in Amritsar.

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Fireworks at Golden Temple on the occasion of 'Gurta Gaddi Diwas' of Guru Hargobind Ji, the sixth Sikh Guru, in Amritsar

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Sikh devotees pay obeisance at the Golden Temple on the occasion of 'Gurta Gaddi Diwas' of Guru Hargobind Ji, the sixth Sikh Guru, in Amritsar.

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Sikh devotees take a dip in the holy Sarovar (the holy water tank) at the Golden Temple on the occasion of 'Gurta Gaddi Diwas' of Guru Hargobind Ji, the sixth Sikh Guru, in Amritsar.

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A view of the illuminated Golden Temple to mark the 540th birth anniversary of Guru Amar Das, in Amritsar.

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Former cricketer and BJP leader Gautam Gambhir offers prayer at the Golden Temple in Amritsar.

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Union Minister and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) candidate from Bathinda, Harsimrat Kaur Badal, offer prayers at Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple) before filing her nomination papers for Lok Sabha polls, in Amritsar.

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Former deputy CM and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) candidate from Ferozepur, Sukhbir Singh Badal, offer prayers at Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple) before filing his nomination papers for Lok Sabha polls, in Amritsar.

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A family takes selfie in front of Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple) as dark clouds gather, in Amritsar

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Fireworks at Golden Temple on the occasion of Baisakhi festival , in Amritsar.

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Devotees take a dip in a Sarovar (sacred water tank) on the occasion of Baisakhi festival, at the Golden Temple in Amritsar.

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Congress president Rahul Gandhi prays at Sri Harmandir Sahib, Golden Temple in Amritsar

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Reliance Foundation Founder & Chairperson Nita Ambani receives 'Parshad' at Sri Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple), in Amritsar.

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Russian military delegation led by Commander-in-Chief of the Ground Forces, Army General Oleg Salyukov offer prayers, at Golden Temple in Amritsar.

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Fireworks seen at Sri Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple) on the birth anniversary of tenth Sikh guru, Guru Gobind Singh Ji, in Amritsar.

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A Sikh devotee cleans the sacred pond (Sarovar) at the Golden Temple on the first morning of the New Year 2019, in Amritsar.

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Devotees pay obeisance at the Golden Temple on the first morning of the New Year 2019, in Amritsar.

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A Sikh devotee takes dip in the holy sarovar at Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple) on a cold, foggy morning, in Amritsar.

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Devotee take a selfie at Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple) on a cold, foggy morning, in Amritsar.

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Former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and wife Anjali offer prayers, at Golden temple in Amritsar.

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Former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and wife Anjali offer prayers, at Golden temple in Amritsar.

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Senior lawyer HS Phoolka along with his family visits the Golden Temple a day after the Delhi High Court's verdict in 1984 anti-Sikh riots, in Amritsar. Phoolka has been pursuing cases of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots for over 30 years.

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Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri, Union Minister of State for Environment Mahesh Sharma and Punjab BJP President Shwet Malik pay obeisance at Sri Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple) on the occasion of the 550th birthday anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the founder of the Sikh faith, in Amritsar.

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Devotees stand in queues at the sanctum sanctorum of Sri Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple) to pay obeisance on the occasion of the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, in Amritsar.

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A display of 'Jalao' (Sikh symbolic items), inside the Sri Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple) on the occasion of the 550th birthday anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the founder of the Sikh faith, in Amritsar.

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An illuminated view of Sri Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple) on the eve of 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, in Amritsar.

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Fireworks light the sky during 'Bandi Chhor Divas' and 'Diwali' celebrations at Sri Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple), in Amritsar.

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Sikh devotees serve 'Langar' prepared in the community kitchen of Sri Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple) on the occasion of 484th birth anniversary of Sikh Guru, Guru Ram Dasji, in Amritsar.

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Sikh devotees prepare 'Langar' (free meal) at the community kitchen of Sri Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple) on the occasion of 484th birth anniversary of Sikh Guru, Guru Ram Das, in Amritsar.

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Leader of Opposition (Conservative Party) of Canada Andrew Scheer along with his wife Jill Scheer performs 'seva' at Sri Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple), in Amritsar.

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Leader of Opposition (Conservative Party) of Canada Andrew Scheer with his wife Jill Scheer at Sri Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple), in Amritsar.

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A view of Golden Temple as monsoon clouds gather over it, in Amritsar.

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Sikh youth perform martial arts 'Gatka' during a procession to mark the 357th birth anniversary of Sikh warrior Shaheed Baba Jiwan Singh, at Golden Temple in Amritsar.

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SGPC members present a memento to Chinese Ambassador to India Luo Zhaohui during his visit to Sri Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple) in Amritsar.

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A view of Sri Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple) on a cloudy day in Amritsar.

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The Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple) illuminated on the occasion of 'Gurta Gaddi Diwas'of Guru Hargobind ji, the sixth Guru of the Sikhs, in Amritsar.

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Supporters of radical Sikh organizations shout pro-Khalistan slogans at a demonstration marking the 34th anniversary of the Operation Blue Star, 1984, at Golden Temple in Amritsar.

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Former Australian cricketer Brett Lee performs 'kar seva' for 'langar' during a visit to Golden Temple, in Amritsar.

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Former Australian cricketer Brett Lee during a visit to Golden Temple, in Amritsar.

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Commonwealth Games bronze medalist discus thrower Navjeet Kaur Dhillon pays obeisance at Golden Temple in Amritsar.

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Fireworks at Sri Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple) on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Sikh Guru, Guru Arjan Dev, in Amritsar.

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A Sikh devotee take a holy dip in the sarovar of Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple) on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Sikh Guru, Guru Arjan Dev, in Amritsar.

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Congress leader Raj Babbar offers prayers at Sri Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple) in Amritsar.

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Former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh offers prayers at Sri Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple) in Amritsar.

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Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir with his family pay obeisance at Darbar Sahib (Golden Temple) in Amritsar

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