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LGBT community members and supporters raise slogans in protest against Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2018, during their Rainbow pride walk, in Kolkata.

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Transgender community members and supporters protest against Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2018, in Guwahati.

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Transgender community members and supporters hold placards during a protest against Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2018, in New Delhi.

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Transgender community members and supporters during a protest against Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2018, in New Delhi.

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Miss India Trans Queen winner Veena Sendre, flanked by 1st runner up Sania Sood and 2nd runner up Namita Ammu during the final of the beauty pageant for transgenders, in Mumbai, Monday, Oct 8, 2018.

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Transgender community members and supporters protest against the Trafficking of Persons Bill, 2018 and Transgender Persons Bill, 2018, in Mumbai.

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LGBT community members and supporters protest against the Trafficking of Persons Bill, 2018 and Transgender Persons Bill, 2018, in Mumbai.

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Transgenders burn a copy of Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill 2018 (TGPB), in Kolkata.

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Members of transgender community protest against the proposed Transgender Bill 2018, in Chennai.

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Members of transgender community protest against the proposed Transgender Bill 2018, in Chennai.

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Thais Lococo Hansen, 32, left, and her partner Catarina Brainer, 28, kiss each other after they get married, as their son Pietro, 3, looks on during a group marriage of forty same sex couples in Sao Paulo, Brazil. With the election of ultra-rightist Jair Bolsonaro as president, hundreds of same sex couples began to marry, fearing that the administration of Bolsonaro, who accumulates a history of homophobic and derogatory comments towards gays, could hinder the union of people of the same sex.

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Members and supporters of LGBT groups during 'Namma Pride Bengaluru Karnataka Queer Pride march', in Bengaluru.

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Members and supporters of LGBT groups raise a flag during 'Namma Pride Bengaluru Karnataka Queer Pride march', in Bengaluru.

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Members and supporters of LGBT groups during 'Namma Pride Bengaluru Karnataka Queer Pride march', in Bengaluru.

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Sixteen-year-old transgender Angela poses for a photo at the Amaranta Gomez school founded by the Selenna foundation that protects transgender children and their rights, after watching a live broadcast of President Sebastian Pinera talking about the new Gender Law, in Santiago, Chile. Chile's president signed a law that lets people over the age of 14 change their name and gender in official records. Pinera says the measure will help overcome "painful, discriminatory experiences."

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Members and supporters of the LGBT groups during Delhi's Queer Pride march, in New Delhi.

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Members and supporters of the LGBT groups during Delhi's Queer Pride march, in New Delhi.

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Members and supporters of the LGBT (lesbians, gays, bisexual and transgender) groups during Delhi's Queer Pride march, in New Delhi.

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Members and supporters of the LGBT groups during Delhi's Queer Pride march, in New Delhi.

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Members and supporters of the LGBT groups during Delhi's Queer Pride march, in New Delhi.

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Members and supporters of the LGBT (lesbians, gays, bisexual and transgender) groups during Delhi's Queer Pride march, in New Delhi.

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Members and supporters of the LGBT (lesbians, gays, bisexual and transgender) groups during Delhi's Queer Pride march, in New Delhi.

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Transexual Julyanna Barbosa takes a selfie as she prepares for the Daspu fashion show, an event during the Women of the World Festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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A couple takes part in a gay pride parade in favor of equal marriage, the adoption and full equality of rights for lesbian, gay, bi, transgenders, intersex people and homo-parental families, in Santiago, Chile.

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A transvestite strikes a pose during a gay pride parade in favor of equal marriage, the adoption and full equality of rights for lesbian, gay, bi, transgenders, intersex people and homo-parental families, in Santiago, Chile.

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A man dressed as bride poses for a parade goer during a gay pride parade in favor of equal marriage, the adoption and full equality of rights for lesbian, gay, bi, transgenders, intersex people and homo-parental families, in Santiago, Chile.

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A transvestite eyes the camera during a gay pride parade in favor of equal marriage, the adoption and full equality of rights for lesbian, gay, bi, transgenders, intersex people and homo-parental families, in Santiago, Chile.

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Women share kiss during a gay pride parade in favor of equal marriage, the adoption and full equality of rights for lesbian, gay, bi, transgenders, intersex people and homo-parental families, in Santiago, Chile.

Women share kiss during a gay pride parade in favor of equal marriage, the adoption and full equality of rights for lesbian, gay

Participants take part in a gay pride parade in favor of equal marriage, the adoption and full equality of rights for lesbian, gay, bi, transgenders, intersex people and homo-parental families, in Santiago, Chile.

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A parade participant holding a fan designed with a rainbow banner motif strikes a pose during a gay pride parade in favor of equal marriage, the adoption and full equality of rights for lesbian, gay, bi, transgenders, intersex people and homo-parental families, in Santiago, Chile.

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A man wearing an flower head dress takes part in a gay pride parade in favor of equal marriage, the adoption and full equality of rights for lesbian, gay, bi, transgenders, intersex people and homo-parental families, in Santiago, Chile.

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A man wearing a crown made of popcorn takes part in a gay pride parade in favor of equal marriage, the adoption and full equality of rights for lesbian, gay, bi, transgenders, intersex people and homo-parental families, in Santiago, Chile.

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A transvestite blows a kiss during a gay pride parade in favor of equal marriage, the adoption and full equality of rights for lesbian, gay, bi, transgenders, intersex people and homo-parental families, in Santiago, Chile.

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A participant attends the annual Pride Parade In Hong Kong. Thousands of supporters and members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) community in Hong Kong gathered to participate in the annual Pride Parade.

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Anupama Dayal pays an ode to LGBTQ by her collection 'Equal Love' at India Beach Fashion Week (IBFW)

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Haute, they have always bel­ie­ved, is a seven-hued thing, and the cause of the LGBTQ has alw­ays been dear to the fashion fraternity. A parliament of forty designers conjured up the ‘Rain­bow’ show to celebrate the rec­ent junking of Article 377. Red mascara and blue-glittered coi­­ffure caught the eye; so did a message of love across a bare back.

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A trophy sits on display as contestants line up in front of the crowd at the International Association of Trans Bodybuilders competition in Atlanta.

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People drink alcohol during the annual Gay Pride Parade along Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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A performer dances in costume during the annual Gay Pride Parade along Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Revelers shout slogans against Jair Bolsonaro, presidential candidate for the National Social Liberal Party, during the annual Gay Pride Parade along Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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A singer performs on top of a party bus during the annual Gay Pride Parade along Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Revelers wear rainbow flags during the annual Gay Pride Parade along Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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A couple kisses during the annual Gay Pride Parade along Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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A reveler poses in front of his group's bus during the annual Gay Pride Parade along Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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People carry a giant gay pride flag during the annual Gay Pride Parade along Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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People dance under a giant rainbow flag during the annual Gay Pride Parade along Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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A transgender takes part in a LGTBI march demanding respect for the right to sexual diversity and instruction for children on sexual diversity, in Asuncion, Paraguay.

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LGBT members during the inauguration of seventh edition of Hijra Habba, at Select Citywalk Saket in New Delhi.

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LGBT members during the inauguration of seventh edition of Hijra Habba, at Select Citywalk Saket in New Delhi.

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LGBT members during the inauguration of seventh edition of Hijra Habba, at Select Citywalk Saket in New Delhi.

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LGBT members during the inauguration of seventh edition of Hijra Habba, at Select Citywalk Saket in New Delhi.

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Laxmi Narayan Tripathi during the inauguration of seventh edition of Hijra Habba, at Select Citywalk Saket in New Delhi.

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LGBT Member during the inauguration of seventh edition of Hijra Habba, at Select Citywalk Saket in New Delhi.

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Aizya (Naaz) Joshi (R), India’s first transsexual to win Ms Diversity 2018, at the seventh edition of Hijra Habba, at Select Citywalk Saket in New Delhi.

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Transwomen artist during the inauguration of seventh edition of Hijra Habba, at Select Citywalk Saket in New Delhi.

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Transwomen artists during the inauguration of seventh edition of Hijra Habba, at Select Citywalk Saket in New Delhi.

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LGBTQ community members and supporters celebrate the Supreme Court verdict which decriminalises consensual gay sex at Jantar Mantar, in New Delhi.

Photo by Suresh Pandey /Outlook

LGBTQ community members and supporters celebrate the Supreme Court verdict which decriminalises consensual gay sex at Jantar Mantar, in New Delhi.

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LGBTQ community members and supporters celebrate the Supreme Court verdict which decriminalises consensual gay sex at Jantar Mantar, in New Delhi.

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LGBTQ members celebrate the Supreme Court verdict which decriminalises consensual gay sex on the bank of Upper Lake, in Bhopal.

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LGBTQ community members celebrate after the Supreme Court verdict which decriminalises consensual gay sex, in New Delhi.

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LGBTQ community members celebrate the Supreme Court verdict which decriminalises consensual gay sex in Chennai.

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LGBTQ community members celebrate after the Supreme Court verdict which decriminalises consensual gay sex, in Kochi.

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LGBTQ community members celebrate after the Supreme Court verdict which decriminalises consensual gay sex, in Mumbai.

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LGBTQ community members and supporters celebrate the Supreme Court verdict which decriminalises consensual gay sex, in Lucknow.

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Transgender Pavitra Nimbhorkar celebrates with her family after the Supreme Court verdict which decriminalises consensual gay sex, in Thane.

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LGBTQ community members celebrate after the Supreme Court verdict which decriminalises consensual gay sex, in Bhubaneswar.

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LGBT community supporters celebrate after the Supreme Court verdict which decriminalises consensual gay sex, in Bengaluru. A five-judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court today, unanimously decriminalised part of the 158-year-old colonial law under Section 377 of the IPC which criminalises consensual unnatural sex, saying it violated the rights to equality.

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LGBTQ community people, celebrate the Supreme Court verdict which decriminalises consensual gay sex, in Kolkata.

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LGBTQ community people, celebrate the Supreme Court verdict which decriminalises consensual gay sex, in Kolkata.

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LGBTQ community people, celebrate the Supreme Court verdict which decriminalises consensual gay sex, in Kolkata.

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Members of the LGBT community dance to celebrate after the country's top court struck down a colonial-era law that made homosexual acts punishable by up to 10 years in prison, in Bangalore.

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Members of the LGBT community and their supporters celebrate after the country's top court struck down a colonial-era law that made homosexual acts punishable by up to 10 years in prison, in Bangalore.

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Hotelier Keshav Suri, one of the petitioners in the Section 377 case, along with other LGBTQ activists, hoists the rainbow flag as they celebrate the Supreme Court verdict that decriminalises the consensual gay sex, in New Delhi.

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Hotelier Keshav Suri (2nd L), one of the petitioners in the Section 377 case, along with other LGBTQ activists celebrates the Supreme Court verdict that decriminalises the consensual gay sex, in New Delhi.

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LGBTQ community people celebrate with a cake after the Supreme Court verdict that decriminalises the consensual gay sex, in New Delhi. Senior advocates and jurists welcomed the historic verdict of the Supreme Court decriminalising consensual gay sex between adults, saying everyone has the right to live a dignified life with equality.

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An activist waves a rainbow flag (LGBT pride flag) after the Supreme Court verdict which decriminalises consensual gay sex, outside the Supreme Court in New Delhi.

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People react after the Supreme Court verdict which decriminalises consensual gay sex, outside the Supreme Court in New Delhi.

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Supporters and members of the LGBT community celebrate after the country's top court struck down a colonial-era law that makes homosexual acts punishable by up to 10 years in prison, in New Delhi.

Photo by Suresh Pandey /Outlook

An activist reacts after the Supreme Court verdict which decriminalises consensual gay sex, in New Delhi.

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People react after the Supreme Court verdict which decriminalises consensual gay sex, outside the Supreme Court in New Delhi.

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An activist reacts after the Supreme Court verdict which decriminalises consensual gay sex, in New Delhi.

Photo by Suresh Pandey /Outlook

Supporters and members of the LGBT community celebrate after the country's top court struck down a colonial-era law that makes homosexual acts punishable by up to 10 years in prison, in New Delhi.

Photo by Suresh Pandey /Outlook

People react after the Supreme Court verdict which decriminalises consensual gay sex, in New Delhi. A five-judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court today, unanimously decriminalised part of the 158-year-old colonial law under Section 377 of the IPC which criminalises consensual unnatural sex, saying it violated the rights to equality.

PTI Photo/Kamal Kishore

Supporters and members of the LGBT community celebrate after the country's top court struck down a colonial-era law that makes homosexual acts punishable by up to 10 years in prison, in Mumbai.

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A gay rights activist celebrates after the country's top court struck down a colonial-era law that makes homosexual acts punishable by up to 10 years in prison, in Mumbai.

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Gay rights activist Chitra Palekar celebrates with a member of the LGBT community after the country's top court struck down a colonial-era law that makes homosexual acts punishable by up to 10 years in prison, in Mumbai.

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Gay rights activists hold hands and watch television as news channel broadcast live from outside the Supreme Court where a verdict on Section 377 of the Indian Penal Court, which criminalizes homosexuality, is to be delivered, in Mumbai.

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Gay rights activists watch television as news channel broadcast live from outside the Supreme Court where a verdict on Section 377 of the Indian Penal Court, which criminalizes homosexuality, is to be delivered, in Mumbai.

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Gay rights activists celebrate after the country's top court struck down a colonial-era law that makes homosexual acts punishable by up to 10 years in prison, in New Delhi.

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Surrounded by members of the media, a gay rights activist celebrates after the country's top court struck down a colonial-era law that makes homosexual acts punishable by up to 10 years in prison, in New Delhi.

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Supporters and members of the LGBT community celebrate after the country's top court struck down a colonial-era law that makes homosexual acts punishable by up to 10 years in prison, in Mumbai.

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In this file photo, members and supporters of the LGBT community are seen during Delhi's 10th Queer Pride march. A five-judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court unanimously decriminalised part of the 158-year-old colonial law under Section 377 of the IPC which criminalises consensual unnatural sex.

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In this file photo, members and supporters of the LGBT community are seen during Namma Pride Bengaluru Queer Habba rally, in Bengaluru. A five-judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court on Sept 6, 2018, unanimously decriminalised part of the 158-year-old colonial law under Section 377 of the IPC which criminalises consensual unnatural sex.

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People celebrate after the country's top court struck down a colonial-era law that makes homosexual acts punishable by up to 10 years in prison, in New Delhi.

AP Photo/Altaf Qadri

Supporters and members of the LGBT community celebrate outside the country's top court after it struck down a colonial-era law that makes homosexual acts punishable by up to 10 years in prison, in New Delhi.

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Supporters and members of the LGBT community celebrate after the country's top court struck down a colonial-era law that makes homosexual acts punishable by up to 10 years in prison, in Mumbai.

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Supporters and members of the LGBT community celebrate after the country's top court struck down a colonial-era law that makes homosexual acts punishable by up to 10 years in prison, in Mumbai. The court gave its ruling on a petition filed by five people who challenged the law, saying they are living in fear of being harassed and prosecuted by police.

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LGBT community members participate in 'National Coming Out Day' to mark the anniversary of High Court's verdict amending Section 377, in Chennai.

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Lesbian, Gays, Bi-Sexual and Transgenders (LGBT) people along with their supporters take part in Chennai Rainbow Pride walk to mark the 10th year celebrations, in Chennai.

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