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Bollywood actor Raveena Tandon at her brother’s residence on the occasion of 'Raksha Bandhan' at Juhu in Mumbai.

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A nurse ties 'rakhi' on the wrist of a patient on the occasion of 'Raksha Bandhan', at CWG Village COVID-19 care centre near Akshardham, in New Delhi.

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Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao's sister ties him 'rakhi' on the occasion of 'Raksha Bandhan', at Pragathi Bhavan in Hyderabad.

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Kashmiri girls tie 'rakhis' on the wrists of army personnel on Raksha Bandhan festival, at a village in Kupwara district.

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Army personnel celebrate the festival of Raksha Bandhan by tying 'rakhis' sent to them by various women from across the country, in Ladakh region.

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A doctor displays 'rakhis' tied on his wrist by patients on the occasion of 'Raksha Bandhan', at CWG Village COVID-19 care centre near Akshardham, in New Delhi.

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A young girl ties 'rakhi' on the wrists of her brothers on the occasion of 'Raksha Bandhan' festival, in Bengaluru.

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Women tie 'rakhis' on the wrist of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy on the occasion of 'Raksha Bandhan' festival, at Tadepalle in Guntur district.

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A priest continues with tying Janai, or sacred thread, around the wrist of devotees even after the surgical gloves he was wearing got torn off during Janai Purnima festival in Kathmandu, Nepal. The priest was wearing the gloves as a precaution against the coronavirus.

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Women tie 'rakhis' on the wrists of visually impaired children on the occasion of 'Raksha Bandhan' festival, at Institute For The Blind in Amritsar.

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Bihar CM Nitish Kumar ties a 'rakhi' on a tree during Raksha Bandhan festival.

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Women tie 'rakhis' on the wrist of Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on the occasion of 'Raksha Bandhan', in Jaisalmer.

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Women tie 'rakhis' on the wrist of Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on the occasion of 'Raksha Bandhan', at his residence in Shimla.

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Saroj, a nurse, ties 'rakhi' to MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan at a COVID-19 isolation ward in Bhopal.

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BJP MLC Bukkal Nawab ties 'rakhi' to a cow on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan festival, in Lucknow.

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Women tie 'rakhi' to firemen on Raksha Bandhan festival, during Unlock 3, in Pune.

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Women tie 'rakhi' on Raksha Bandhan to a doctor, who reportedly helped residents during COVID-19 surge at the Dharavi slum, in Mumbai.

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A transgender ties a rakhi on the wrist of a girl as a symbolic gesture during Raksha Bandhan festival, in Kolkata.

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A transgender ties a rakhi on the wrist of a boy as a symbolic gesture during Raksha Bandhan festival, in Kolkata.

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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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President Ram Nath Kovind celebrates Raksha Bandhan with nurses of The Trained Nurses’ Association of India, Military Nursing Service and President’s Estate Clinic.

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President Ram Nath Kovind celebrates Raksha Bandhan with nurses of The Trained Nurses’ Association of India, Military Nursing Service and President’s Estate Clinic.

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BJP Mahila Morcha President Agnimitra Paul ties 'rakhi' on the wrist of the party's West Bengal unit chief Dilip Ghosh (R) on the occasion of ‘Raksha Bandhan’ festival, in Kolkata.

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A UP roadways official conducts thermal screening of passengers travelling on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan festival, in Mathura.

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Women tie 'rakhi' at an old age home during Raksha Bandhan festival, in Jammu.

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Devotees perform rituals on the occasion of Shravani Mahotsava on Raksha Bandhan festival, during the ongoing ten-day complete lockdown in wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Bhopal.

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A woman gets her palms and arms decorated with 'mehndi' on the eve of Raksha Bandhan festival, during Unlock 3.0, in New Delhi.

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A woman gets her palms and arms decorated with 'mehndi' on the eve of Raksha Bandhan festival, during Unlock 3.0, in New Delhi.

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A woman gets her hand decorated with 'mehndi' ahead of Raksha Bandhan festival at Sadar Bazaar, in Gurugram.

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A girl from an orphanage home ties rakhi on the wrist of Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, in Chandigarh.

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Congress activists tie rakhis on the wrists of BMC medical staff to applaud them for their impeccable services in the fight against COVID-19, on the eve of Raksha Bandhan festival, in Mumbai.

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Women purchase 'rakhi' on the eve of Raksha Bandhan festival, in Chikmagalur district.

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People buy sweets on the eve of Raksha Bandhan festival, in Prayagraj.

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Young women tie rakhis on the wrists of Border Security Force (BSF) personnel on the eve of Raksha Bandhan festival, at Inter National Border Octroi post in Suchetgarh, Jammu.

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An elderly woman ties rakhi on the wrist of a worker at an old age home, on the eve of Raksha Bandhan festival, in Kolkata.

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Family members make special rakhis with written messages on them to spread awareness on safety guidelines in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, ahead of 'Raksha Bandhan' festival, in Amritsar.

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People wait to board a bus to reach their homes ahead of the Raksha Bandhan festival, in Jaipur.

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Women buy ‘rakhi' at a shop ahead of 'Raksha Bandhan' festival, in Jammu.

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Rajasthani women purchase 'rakhis' from a shop ahead of the 'Raksha Bandhan' festival, in Beawar.

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Madhavi Amballa (25), an architect, shows designer handmade rakhi's made by her at home during the lockdown period, in Mumbai.

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Madhavi Amballa (25), an architect, paints handmade rakhi's made by her at home during the lockdown period, in Mumbai. Amballa crafted rakhis which resemble food items like Idli, Dosa and Pizza.

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Policewomen buy 'rakhi' from a shop ahead of Raksha Bandhan festival, in Thane.

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Rakhi's displayed at a roadside shop ahead of the Raksha Bandhan festival, in Ghaziabad.

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Rakhi's displayed at a roadside shop ahead of the Raksha Bandhan festival, in Ghaziabad.

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A young woman shows a 'rakhi' after purchasing, ahead of Raksha Bandhan festival, in Amritsar.

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A Pakistan refugee displays rakhis made for soldiers ahead of the Raksha Bandhan festival, during Unlock 2.0, near Majnu ka Tilla in New Delhi.

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Pakistani refugees making rakhis for soldiers posted in the border areas ahead of the Raksha Bandhan festival, during Unlock 2.0, near Majnu ka Tilla in New Delhi.

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

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A group of women show 'Swadeshi-Rakhis' under the PM's 'Atmanirbhar Bharat' campaign ahead of Raksha Bandhan festival, in Indore.

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A group of women made 21 thousand 'Swadeshi-Rakhis' under the 'Atmanirbhar Bharat' campaign ahead of Raksha Bandhan festival, in Indore.

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Muslim Mahila Foundation members make 'Rakhis' with pictures of PM Narendra Modi and other leaders, ahead of the festival of ‘Rakshabandhan’ in Varanasi.

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A vendor arranges rakhis put on display for sale, ahead of the Raksha Bandhan festival, at his roadside shop, in Prayagraj.

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BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi ties rakhi on the wrist of Delhi BJP President Aadesh Gupta during the launch of ‘Swadeshi Rakhi’ to encourage Make in India program, in New Delhi.

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Rakhis to applaud frontline workers are seen lying during the launch of 'Swadeshi Rakhi' to encourage Make in India program, at BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi's residence in New Delhi.

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A woman ties 'rakhi' to RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan, in Nagpur.

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Women tying Rakhi to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan, in New Delhi.

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Sisters of inmates stand in a queue as they wait for their turn to tie 'Rakhis' to their brothers during 'Raksha Bandhan' festival, outside Naini Central Prison in Prayagraj.

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Women tie 'rakhi' on the wrists of Border Security Force (BSF) jawans on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan festival at Attari-Wagah border.

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Women tying Rakhi to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan, in New Delhi.

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Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel ties Rakhi to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to celebrate Raksha Bandhan, in Lucknow.

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Women wait in a queue to tie rakhi on the wrists of their jailed brothers, on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan, in Ayodhya.

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Sisters of inmates stand in a queue as they wait for their turn to tie 'Rakhis' to their brothers during 'Raksha Bandhan' festival, at district jail, in Mirzapur.

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A woman ties 'Rakhi' on the wrist of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) President Sharad Pawar on the occasion of 'Raksha Bandhan' festival, in Kolhapur district of Maharashtra.

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A 'divyang' ties 'rakhi' on the wrist of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan, in New Delhi.

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Children tie 'rakhi' on the wrist of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan, in New Delhi.

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Children tie 'rakhi' on the wrist of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan, in New Delhi.

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Rush of passengers at a bus station on the eve of the Raksha Bandhan festival, in Jaipur.

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Women tie 'Rakhis' on the wrist of the army personnel during Raksha Bandhan celebrations in Patiala.

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A woman ties 'rakhi' on the wrist of her imprisoned brother during Raksha Bandhan celebrations at the Central Jail in Patiala.

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Women tie 'Rakhis' on the wrist of the traffic police personnel on the eve of 'Raksha Bandhan' in Kolkata.

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Former women's cricket team captain Jhulan Goswami ties 'Rakhi' on the wrist of West Bengal Sports and Youth Services Minister Arup Biswas and former cricketer Laxmi Ratan Sukla during an event on the eve of 'Raksha Bandhan' in Kolkata.

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Former national cricket team captain Jhulan Goswami ties 'Rakhi' on the wrist of a Buddhist monk during an event on the eve of 'Raksha Bandhan' in Kolkata.

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A woman purchases rakhi items ahead of Rakshabandhan festival in Beawar.

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School girls tie 'Rakhi' on the wrists of army soldiers as they celebrate Raksha Bandhan during an event, in Jabalpur.

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Sisters tying rakhi to their prisoned brothers on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan, at Cenral Jail in Bhopal.

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Sisters wait outside Central Jail to tie rakhi to their prisoned brothers on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan, in Jaipur.

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Sisters of inmates wait to tie rakhi to their prisoned brothers on Raksha Bnadhan festival, outside Naini Central Prison in Allahabad.

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Girls tie 'rakhis' on the wrists of BSF jawans on the occassion of Raksha Bandhan festival at Attari-Wagah border post, in Attari.

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar ties rakhi on a tree at Rajdhani Vatika during Bihar Barish Suraksha Diwas programme on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan festival, in Patna.

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Women tie Rakhi to the jawans, posted along LoC, on the eve of the festival in Poonch.

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Bengali women tie rakhi on the wrist of a Border Security Force personnel on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan at Ragna village near India-Bangladesh border in Dharmanagar.

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Children tie rahis to trees on the occasion of Rakshabandhan, in Navi Mumbai.

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Muslim women tie rakhis to cows on the occasion of Rakshabandhan festival, in Lucknow.

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Brahma Kumaris tie rakhi to Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan, in Guwahati.

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A Traffic Police personnel ties rakhi to a traffic violator on the occasion of Raksha Bandha, in Gurugram.

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Police women tie rakhi to cabinet minister Nand Gopal Gupta Nandi on the ocassion of Rakshabandhan festival, in Allahabad.

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Women tie rakhis on the occasion of Rakshabandhan Festival, in Mumbai.

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Women at old-age home tie rakhis to fellow residents on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan, in Jammu.

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Muslim women tie rakhi onto the wrist of Lord Jagannath temple's head priest Mahant Dilipdas Maharaj, in Ahmedabad.

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A girl, right, ties a rakhi, or sacred thread, on her brother's wrist as a symbolic gesture during Raksha Bandhan festival in Allahabad.

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A woman ties rakhi on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan festival, in New Delhi.

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Children ties rakhi on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan festival, in New Delhi.

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Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj ties rakhi to Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan festival, in New Delhi.

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President Ram Nath Kovind meets students and children from various schools & organizations on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan at Rashtrapati Bhavan Cultural Centre, in New Delhi.

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Women tying rakhis to Border Security Force (BSF) Jawans on the occasion of Rakshabandhan Festival, in Jalandhar

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"Rakhi" featuring Mamata Banerjee on display at a shop in Kolkata.

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Raksha Bandhan Threads or Rakhis on display at a shop in Kolkata.

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A man shows a "Rakhis" featuring India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Mamata Banerjee at a market in Kolkata.

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Women tying rakhis to Indian Army soldiers on Raksha Bandan festival in Bhubaneswar.

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Women offer a present to President Ram Nath Kovind during celebration of Raksha Bandhan festival at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.

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