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Artists from Jharkhand performing at Surajkund International Art & Craft mela-2017, in Faridabad, Haryana.

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Artists from Haryana performing during press preview of International Art & Craft at Surajkund mela, in Faridabad.

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Sand artist Manas Sahoo creates a sand sculpture on the eve of Basant Panchami, in Puri.

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Artists from Jharkhand performing during the Press Review International Surakund Mela in Faridabad, Haryana.

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A group of young Joaldunaks called Zanpantzar, rest with their cowbells during the Carnival between the Pyrenees villages of Ituren and Zubieta, northern Spain.

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A group of Joaldunaks called Zanpantzar, take part in the Carnival between the Pyrenees villages of Ituren and Zubieta, northern Spain.

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A group of Joaldunaks called Zanpantzar, take part in the Carnival between the Pyrenees villages of Ituren and Zubieta, northern Spain. In one of the most ancient carnivals in Europe, dating from before the Roman empire, companies of Joaldunak (cowbells) made up of residents of two towns, Ituren and Zubieta, parade the streets costumed in sandals, lace petticoats, sheepskins around the waist and shoulders, coloured neckerchiefs, conical caps with ribbons and a hyssop of horsehair in their right hands and cowbells hung across their lower back.

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Artists perform Telangana's traditional Gusadi dance at the 7th edition of LitFest, in Hyderabad.

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Pung Cholom dancers perform at Nishagandhi Dance Festival 2017, in Thiruvananthapuram.

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The tableau of Goa passes through the Rajpath during the full dress rehearsal of the Republic Day parade, in New Delhi.

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An art work at "India Art Festival" at Thyagaraj Stadium, in New Delhi.

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Visitors admire paintings display at the "India Art Festival" at Thyagaraj Stadium, in New Delhi.

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Visitors admire paintings display at the "India Art Festival" at Thyagaraj Stadium, in New Delhi.

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An art work at "India Art Festival" at Thyagaraj Stadium, in New Delhi.

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Visitors admire paintings display at the "India Art Festival" at Thyagaraj Stadium, in New Delhi.

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An art work at "India Art Festival" at Thyagaraj Stadium, in New Delhi.

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Buddhist monks perform 'Black Hat' dance at Bhutan temple for world peace, in Bodhgaya.

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A child siting with puppets in Bagore-ki-Haveli in Udaipur, in Rajasthan.

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Renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik created a sand sculpture of Swami Vivekananda on his 154th birth anniversary with a message "Youth Call For Peace", at Puri beach.

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A treasure-trove of stone sculptures in Gool Ramban, in Jammu Kashmir.

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College students perform during celebrations of Pongal festival at their College premises, in Chennai.

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Kazakhstan dancers performing their traditional dance during a cultural evening organised by Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) at Rabindra Bhawan, in Guwahati.

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Artists from Nasik perform at the winter carnival, in Manali.

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An artiste performs at the annual Dastkari Haat Craft Bazaar 2017 at Dilli Haat, in New Delhi.

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Children perform dance during the inauguration of “Kankaria Carnival" a week long festival over Kankaria lake, in Ahmedabad.

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Sand artist Manas Sahoo creates a sand sculpture celebrating Christmas at the beach at Puri, in Odisha.

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Sand artist Manas Sahoo creates a sand sculpture celebrating Christmas at the beach at Puri, in Odisha.

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Artist are performing during inauguration of Lok Sanskriti Utsav, in Kolkata.

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Children artistes from Chhattisgarh performing in a cultural programme at three-day long National Balrang Festival-2016, in Bhopal.

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Children artistes from Arunachal Pradesh await for the performance at a cultural programme during three-day long National Balrang Festival-2016 at Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya, in Bhopal.

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Artist perform during the celebration on 350th birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh at IGI stadium, in New Delhi.

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British musician Sting, right, performs on stage at the Bataclan concert hall in Paris, France. A concert by British pop legend Sting is marking the reopening of the Paris' Bataclan concert hall one year after suicidal jihadis turned it into a bloodbath and killed 90 revelers.

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British musician Sting observes a minute of silence in memory of the victims of the Nov. 13, 2015 Paris attacks before performing on stage at the Bataclan concert hall in Paris, France.

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A foreign tourist takes selfies with Indian artists at Pushkar Camel Fair, in Pushkar.

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Dancer Swapana Sundari's group during the Purana Qila Dance Festival organised by Sahitya Kala Parishad at Purana Quila, in Delhi.

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Dancer Swapana Sundari perform during the Purana Qila Dance Festival organised by Sahitya Kala Parishad at Purana Quila, in Delhi.

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President Pranab Mukherjee is presented a memento by Culture and Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma at the concluding ceremony of “Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav-2016”, in New Delhi.

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Folk artistes perform at the concluding ceremony of “Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav-2016”, in New Delhi.

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An artist at the concluding ceremony of “Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav-2016”, in New Delhi.

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Folk artistes perform at the concluding ceremony of “Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav-2016”, in New Delhi.

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An artist performs at the concluding ceremony of “Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav-2016”, in New Delhi.

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A foreign tourist gets her hand decorated with henna in Pushkar, Rajasthan.

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Artisans work on an idol of Hindu goddess Kali at their roadside studio at Kumartuli or potters' place, in Kolkata. Kali Puja will be celebrated on Oct. 29.

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Traditional Chinese puppets on display at a temple outskirt of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Puppet shows are usually performed during the Chinese hungry ghost festival and other Chinese traditional, cultural and religious festivals.

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People gather to watch the London Diwali Festival celebrations for Hindus, Sikhs, and Jains, in Trafalgar Square, central London. Major events are planned across the capital as London marks its cultural diversity with the Diwali festival.

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Youths displaying their skills of Manipuri and Chinese martial arts Thang Ta and Tai Chi after completion of their month-long training, in Bhopal.

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A woman looks at a sculpture, part of an installation by artist Zak Ove, of a Nubian army of masked men as they stand in the courtyard at Somerset House, in London.

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Indian high commissioner to the UK, Navtej Sarna, takes possession of a stolen 12th century Brahma sculpture at India House, in London.

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Models pose after being painted by artist Johannes Stoetter to depict an elephant at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Fauna and Flora, or CITES, in Johannesburg. An elephant? Look again. Artist Johannes Stoetter paints on human bodies to create images of endangered species and other animals.

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A woman looks towards part of an artwork called 'Lichen! Libido! (London!) Chastity!' by Anthea Hamilton, one of the four artists shortlisted for the Turner Prize 2016, as it is displayed at the Tate Britain gallery, in London.

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A woman looks towards part of an artwork called 'Lichen! Libido! (London!) Chastity!' by Anthea Hamilton, one of the four artists shortlisted for the Turner Prize 2016, as it is displayed at the Tate Britain gallery, in London.

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A woman looks towards part of an artwork called 'Lichen! Libido! (London!) Chastity!' by Anthea Hamilton, one of the four artists shortlisted for the Turner Prize 2016, as it is displayed at the Tate Britain gallery in London. The Turner Prize aims to promote public debate around new developments in contemporary British art.

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Artists practice Garba ahead of Navratra in Ahmedabad.

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Performers rehearse their number prior to the opening of the 10-member ASEAN Senior Officials Meeting ahead of the 28th and 29th ASEAN Summits and other related summits in Vientiane, Laos.

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Chinese artists perform during an evening gala for the G20 Summit at the West Lake in Hangzhou in eastern China's Zhejiang province.

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Chinese artists perform during an evening gala for the G20 Summit at the West Lake in Hangzhou in eastern China's Zhejiang province.

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Illuminated Rashtrapati Bhavan at the last day of Bharat Parv - a cultural extravaganza, organised by the Ministry of Tourism, at the Rajpath in New Delhi.

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Sand artist Sudarshan Patnaik make a sand sculpture on the eve of Independence Day celebrations at Puri beach.

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Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijijugiving away lifetime achievement award to veteran actor Gayananda Kokati during the 4th Brahmaputra Valley Films Festival 2016 in Guwahati, Assam.

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Renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik creates a sand sculpture to wish the Indian hockey team for Rio Olympics, at Puri beach in Odisha.

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File Photo of Veteran theater personality Achyut Lahkar (85) died following a protracted illness, in his hometown Pathsala, about 100km from Guwahati on Sunday.

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Renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik with the gold medal he won in a World Sand art championship in Bulgaria. He has won people’s choice prize for his sand sculpture ‘Drugs kill Sports’

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President Pranab Mukherjee admires a caricature of Mahatma Gandhi with Prof. Wu Weishan, President of China Sculpture Academy in Beijing.

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Sand artist Manas Kumar Sahoo create a sand sculpture on eve of Mother’s day in Puri.

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Dancers perform during Cinco de Mayo celebrations in Portland, Ore, Ballet Folklorico Mexico En La Piel performed at the annual Portland event accompanied by the band Mariachi Guadalajara from Jalisco, Mexico.

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Kashmiri craftsmen holding a demonstration demanding immediate ban on power looms meant for pashmina fabrication at Lal Chowk in the Srinagar.

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Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik is awarded Gold medal at ninth Moscow Sand Sculpture Championship 2016. Sudarsan won the championship for best composition “Mahatma Gandhi – World Peace”.

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Pakistani singer Ghulam Ali, center waves to media upon his arrival at the airport in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. On Friday Ghulam Ali was presented with the 'Hanumant Award' in recognition for his contribution to music.

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Pranab Mukherjee pose for a group photo after witnessing Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra artists performance "Ballet Durga" at Rashtrapati Bhavan auditorium.

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Artistes at the World Culture Festival organised by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's Art of Living on the Yamuna flood plains in New Delhi.

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Artistes at the World Culture Festival organised by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's Art of Living on the Yamuna flood plains in New Delhi.

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Artistes perform during the World Culture Festival on the banks of Yamuna River in New Delhi.

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Participants show lights from their mobiles during sunset at the World Culture Festival on the banks of Yamuna River in New Delhi.

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An artist from Sikkim performs at a massive three-day cultural festival organized by the Art of Living Foundation on the banks of the river Yamuna.

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A fireworks entry from Australia is showcased at the 7th Philippine International Pyromusical Competition, the country's largest shopping mall chain at suburban Pasay city south of Manila, Philippines. The fireworks competition, which combines music and fireworks display, has attracted entries from the United States, United Kingdom, Italy, Portugal, Germany, France, The Netherlands and China, Canada.

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Men play accordions during a folk performance just off Red Square in Moscow.

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Artists perform during the Make in India week in Mumbai, Maharshtra.

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Classical musician Amjad Ali Khan performs at the ‘Music in The Park’ organized bythe Department of Tourism, in Jaipur.

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Pakistani ghazal singer Ghulam Ali performs in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. Ali performed in the city amid threats of protests by Hindu right wing groups.

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A dancer from the Unidos do Peruche samba school performs during a carnival parade in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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Russian artists perform during Surajkund International Crafts Mela in Faridabad.

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Pakistani singer Ghulam Ali pay floral tributes at the Mazarof 'Dada Miyan Ki Dargah' in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.

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Baul artists perform during Sufi Sutra Festival at Mohor Kunja in Kolkata.

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Indians perform a dance sequence during the opening ceremony of the 12th South Asian Games at the Indira Gandhi Athletics Stadium. The 12th South Asian Games multi-discipline event encompassing competitions in 23 disciplines and 241 events well be held across two northeastern Indian cities of Gauhati and Shillong, and will see the participation of more than three thousand athletes and officials from the eight participating countries.

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Indian artists perform during the opening ceremony of the 12th South Asian Games at the Indira Gandhi Athletics Stadium. The 12th South Asian Games multi-discipline event encompassing competitions in 23 disciplines and 241 events well be held across two northeastern Indian cities of Gauhati and Shillong, and will see the participation of more than three thousand athletes and officials from the eight participating countries.

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Artists perform at the opening ceremony of 12th South Asian Games at Indira Gandhi Athletics Stadium in Guwahati, Assam.

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Haryanvi artists take selfie at Chaupal during the press preview of 30th International Surajkund Craft Mela.

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Art enthusiasts look at art work titled "Looking For Dvaipayana" by Atul Bhalla, at India Art Fair, in New Delhi.

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In this Monday, Jan. 25, 2016 photo, plywood panels cover naked statues inside the Campidoglio, Capitol Hill, during a meeting between Italian Premier Matteo Renzi and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, in Rome, Italy.

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Authors Ayesh Jalal, Shazia Sikander, Venkat Dhulipala , Nisid Hajari, Urvashi Butalia and Yasmin Khan during the Jaipur Literature Festival at Diggi Palace.

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Tableaux artistes, who will participate in Republic-Day Parade-2016, performing during a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi.

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The body of Mrinalini Sarabhai, in Ahmadabad, Gujarat. Legendary Indian classical dancer, Mrinalini Sarabhai, died from complications related to old age, her family said. She was 97.

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File photo of noted danseuse and Padma Bhushan awardee Mrinalini Sarabhai performing with her daughter Mallika Sarabhai in New Delhi in 2004. Mrinalini Sarabhai passed away in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

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Dancer Mallika Sarabhai, left and Kartikeya Sarabhai, second right, carry the body of their mother Mrinalini Sarabhai for her funeral, in Ahmadabad, Gujarat.

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Ghazal Maestro Ghulam Ali performing in a program in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.

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Chinese Anhui Hungmei Opera theatre perform "Goddess Marriage" opera in New Delhi. "Goddess Marriage" is a love story between immortal and mortal which was organised by China National Tourism Administration to kick-start 2016 as a year for "China-India Tourism".

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Pranab Mukherjee during the inauguration of the Art Gallery at Auderey House adjacent to Jharkhand, Raj Bhavan.

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People watch as an Indian stuntman rides a motorcycle as another drives a car across a vertical wall at the Mahim fair in Mumbai. The ten days-long fair that is held annually in honor of 13th century Sufi saint Makhdoom Ali Mahimi.

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An Indian man selling balloons awaits customers as a giant wheel is illuminated behind at the Mahim fair in Mumbai. The ten days-long fair that is held annually in honor of 13th century Sufi saint Makhdoom Ali Mahimi.

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