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Historic Charminar illuminated on the eve of 74th Independence day celebrations, in Hyderabad.

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An illuminated view Chaar Minar in the old city of Hyderabad on the eve of the Telangana formation day and Ramzan night bazar.

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Stones pelted by protestors lie strewn on the road in front of the landmark Charminar in Hyderabad. Tension prevailed in the old city of Hyderabad after violent protests by a group of people protesting against Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen leader Akbaruddin Owaisi's arrest for his alleged hate speech.

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Muslims after offering prayers at Mecca mosque near Charminar in Hyderabad. Police restrictions were minimum around Charminar area, which witnessed tension recently, to allow free movement of people.

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Security personnel keep vigil near Charminar during a protest on temple expansion issue in old city of Hyderabad.

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RAF personnel posing for a picture in back drop of historic Charminar in old city of Hyderabad. Several companies of Paramilitary force are deployed around Charminar in the view of forthcoming Babri Masjid demolition anniversary.

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Police stand guard in front of the Charminar during Friday Prayers in Hyderabad.

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Policemen stand guard outside the Bhagya Laxmi Temple, abutting the historic Charminar monument, in Hyderabad. At least seven people were injured after violence broke out near Charminar following the controversy over the newly erected structure near the Bhagyalaxmi temple.

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Policemen baton charge Muslim protestors who allegedly pelted stones at them, after Friday prayers in Hyderabad. At least seven people were injured after violence broke out near the landmark Charminar over a temple row.

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Trouble spot The Bhagyalakshmi temple abutting the Charminar

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:Hyderabad: Rapid Action Force personnel deployed at the Charminar after imposition of a curfew to prevent a local protest in Hyderabad.

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Greenpeace activists hang a banner with a photo of Manmohan Singh atop the Charminar in Hyderabad. The activists were protesting against India hosting the UN summit on biodiversity even as Indian forests are being destroyed due to coal mining.

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Greenpeace activists hang a banner with a photo of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh atop the Charminar monument in Hyderabad. The activists were protesting against India hosting the U.N. summit on biodiversity even as Indian forests are being destroyed due to coal mining. Singh's government was recently accused of irregular sales of coal blocks.

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Armed policemen guard a street near Charminar after shops were closed on request by the police following clashes between two groups in Hyderabad. The situation in trouble-hit parts of the old city remained peaceful even as indefinite curfew continued for the second day in the communally sensitive Madannapet and Saidabad areas.

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RAF personnel deployed near Charminar to control the proposed BJP protest after the City Police Commissioner's remark to stop ringing of temple bell during Friday prayers, in Hyderabad.

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Muslim vendors sell delicacies from their push carts on the last day of Ramadan, near to the Charminar monument in Hyderabad. Eid al-Fitr, marks the end of Ramadan.

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Subhan Allah Bade Mian’s kababs at Charminar

A replica of Hyderabad's Charminar at Surajkund Mela near Faridabad.

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Young girls paint their faces and hold the National flag while welcoming the New Year 2011 near the Charminar in Hyderabad.

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Hyderabad: “If judgements are based on faith,” says Mohammed Omer in Lad Bazaar, “then Charminar is mine, Mecca Masjid is mine, so is the Andhra Pradesh High Court.”

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A policeman stands guard in front of the landmark Charminar, ahead of a potentially explosive court verdict on whether Hindus or Muslims should control a disputed holy site in Ayodhya.

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An Indian national flag is displayed at Charminar monument in Hyderabad.

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People unfurl a 300-metre-long national tricolour at Charminar in Hyderabad a day ahead of Independence Day.

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Friday August 15, 2008
Another Independence Day. The PM launched his election manifesto, apart from other usual pieties from the Redfort. One of his party colleagues, Prabhakar Reddy from Andhra Pradesh, as usual was busy displaying his patriotism by the length of the flag unfurled -- in comparison to last year's 211 metres, this time he came out with one measuring 250 metres -- in front of the Charminar, in Hyderabad. Also See: 'Divisive Politics Will Lead Us Nowhere'

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