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Peoples during 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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An idol of Lord Swaminarayan dressed up in Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s uniform at the Swaminarayan Temple in Surat, Gujarat.

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Hindu Sena activists organise a havan in support of Republican US Presidential hopeful Donald Trump at Jantar Mantar, in New Delhi.

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Villagers try to remove a vessel stuck in the head of a panther at Sardulkheda village, 68 km from Udaipur, Rajasthan. The pather put its head in the pot in a bid to drink water.

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A Sadhu performing a somersault while others watch at an Amarnath Yatra camp in Jammu.

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People throw currency notes in the air during a religious programme at the inauguration of a temple in Kahambalia village of Jamnagar district. in Gujarat.

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The businessman son of Jammu and Kashmir DIG has created a row by sharing some photographs on a social networking site, in which the youth purportedly bragged about the perks and privileges given by the government to his father. The pictures posted on 'Instagram' by the son of the Deputy Inspector General of Police Jammu Kathua range, Shakeel Ahmed Beig, have gone viral on several social networking sites, even though they were deleted from the original profile.

Pankaj Parekh, Vice-president of Yeola Municipal Council and NCP activist is seen wearing shirt of gold, containing 4 Kg gold at a function in Nashik

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Girdhar Vyas hugging a tree with his mustache on the occasion of World Environment Day in Bikaner.

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Sankaracharya Swami Adhokchajanand showing a sadhu's 9 ft long hair at Magh Mela in Allahabad.

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Shankar Rao, a Congress legislator from Andhra Pradesh and his daughter with a clay model of the bronze statue of Sonia as 'Telangana Talli' (Mother Telangana) which he intends to install as a mark of gratitude for being the mover behind UPA government's decision to create a Telangana state.

Shankar Rao, a Congress legislator from Andhra Pradesh and his daughter with a clay model of the bronze statue of Sonia as 'Telangana Talli' (Mother Telangana) which he intends to install as a mark of gratitude for being the mover behind UPA government's decision to create a Telangana state.

Shankar Rao, a Congress legislator from Andhra Pradesh, has decided to install a nine feet statue of Sonia Gandhi as 'Telangana Talli' (Telangana mother) as a mark of gratitude for being the mover behind UPA government's decision to create a Telangana state. The statue is slated to be installed at what Dr Rao intends to call the 'Sonia Gandhi Shanti Vanam', near the Bangalore-Hyderabad highway.

Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) leader Narendra Modi is weighed against silver by diamond, gem and jewelry traders in Mumbai.

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A 10-storey Steel building which is being planned to be erected within a record time of 48 hours in Mohali.

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A Nihang Sikh who wears an oversized turban, a religious symbol, which he claims is 325 meters long, takes part in a procession on the eve of the birth anniversary of Guru Ram Das in Amritsar. Ram Das was the fourth of the ten gurus in Sikhism.

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B K Monu pulling the truck shaped as train engine with his teeth's at N I T Dussehra Ground in Faridabad.

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A young boy hangs out of a back window of an auto as he is taken back home after school in Ahmedabad.

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An exhibitor speaks on his phone as he wears special camouflage while standing at the Saab booth at the 7th International Land and Naval Defence Systems Exhibition in New Delhi. The event, which is a showcase for global defence hardware manufacturers and suppliers, is said to be the largest of its kind in Asia with delegations from over 90 countries.

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A roadside barber shaves a client near a garbage dump in New Delhi.

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A man stands in his boxer shorts as he waits patiently for his pants to be altered on a sewing machine by a street tailor in New Delhi.

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Jagmal Singh, from India's Rajasthan, right, displays his 14 feet (4.26 meters) long moustache in the sidelines of the annual camel festival in Bikaner. The western Indian state Rajasthan is famous for its fabulous splash of colours, medieval forts, ancient temples and camel safaris.

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A Hindu devotee sways hanging from a bamboo pole, a ritual performed during Charak Puja festival on the last day of the Bengali calendar in Kolkata. Charak Puja is a festival of penance dedicated to the Hindu God Shiva.

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Ramesh Chand Kushwah paints his 16 ft. long mustache in tricolours to extend his wishes for Team India's win in the CWC 2011 semifinal match against Pakistan, outside the Taj Mahal in Agra.

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Rickshaw pullers compete during the "5th All Bengal Rickshaw Race" in Kolkata.

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People carry pigeon carcass for funeral in Surat. The pigeons were killed by kite strings during the popular kite festivals.

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Dr Mahantesh Ramannavar, an assistant professor of anatomy at B M Kankanwadi Ayurveda Maha Vidyalaya, gives a practical lesson to his students by dissecting his father's embalmed body on his second death anniversary, in Belgaum. Basavanneppa, a reputed Ayurvedic doctor who died on November 13, 2008 at the age of 89, in his will, stated that his body be donated to the institute and his son dissect it in the larger interest of research and science.

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Prahlad Jani, a sadhu, during an interaction with the press at a hospital in Ahmadabad. Jani, 82, claims to have spent seven decades surviving without food and water and not passing urine and stool and is currently under observation by military scientists and doctors in a private hospital.

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A sadhu looks at a snap on a camera at the 'Sangam', during Magh Mela in Allahabad.

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A man drives a customised vehicle, made of discarded scooter, as he transports poultry in New Delhi. The vehicle does not carry any number plate.

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A man, dressed as Lord Shiva, takes part in a procession organised on the occasion of Kartik Ekadashi during international Pushkar Fair in Rajasthan.

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Indian Kranthi Chaitanya Tadikonda, third right, and Harriet Lowe from United Kingdom, left, share a moment as they get married during a mass wedding organised by the Thirumala Tirupati Devasthanam's 'Kalyanamasthu' ceremony. Over 8,000 marriages were performed.

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A devotee pierced his body with sharp metal objects during the Jaraf ceremony at Shaikh Sallah Dargah, in Pune.

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Participants flaunt their moustaches during a moustache competition in Kota.

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Members of 'Some Like It Hot' team, Olivia Hague and Katie Ball, both from London wave from their auto rickshaw in Allahabad. 67 teams from 12 countries are participating in 'The Rickshaw Run' that started from Goa on Sept. 12 and is scheduled to conclude at Pokhra in Nepal on Sept. 25. Each of the teams raise funds for charity.

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Milkmen travel atop an auto to distribute milk in Mathura.

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A train gets overcrowded, following the 48-hour bandh in Jharkhand, Orissa, Bihar, West Bengal and Chhattisgarh, called by CPI-M in Patna.

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Janamashtmi means Dahi Handi competitions in Maharashtra. Swine Flu may have caused a bit of panic, but festivities were not muted in Mumbai

Villagers solemnise a frog marriage as they pray for rains at Gazole village, in the outskirts of Malda in West Bengal. The frog marriage is a traditional ritual observed by the rural folk to appease the gods to bring in rain. Ribbit ribbit!

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Students of Karanthur Markaz Institute of Handicrafts make umbrellas in Kozhikode.

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A member of the Bathini family "fish medicine" to an asthma patient in Hyderabad. Started by the Bathini Goud family, the therapy is a secret formula of herbs, handed down by generations only to family members. The herbs are inserted in the mouth of a live sardine or, murrel fish and slipped into a patient's throat.

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A devotee smears his body with mud from the banks of the Ganges before taking a ritual dip, in Allahabad.

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A man puffs a pipe on the occasion of the World No Tobacco Day in Allahabad - but then he may not be smoking tobacco.

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Examinees mount over each other as they rush to appear for All India RPSF and RPF recruitment exam in Rajahi near Gorakhpur.

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A farmer carrying freshly purchased earthen pots crosses river Ganga in Allahabad.

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Monday, December 8, 2008
Rajo Devi has given birth to her first child at the age of 70! The baby girl, conceived through in vitro fertilization treatment (IVF), was born on Nov. 28 and was in good condition. In the photo: Rajo Devi holding her daughter poses with her husband Bala Ram, 72, at the National Fertility Center in Hisar.

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In this undated photo, Ram Singh Munda, 35, rides a bicycle with his pet sloth bear Rani in Gahatagaon village, about 125 miles (200 kilometers) north of Bhubaneswar. He has been arrested and jailed for violating wildlife laws, the bear sent to a zoo where it's refusing to eat and his abandoned six-year-old daughter has been shipped off to a state-run boarding school.

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Saturday June 7, 2008
They call it the fish treatment for curing asthma. The photo shows it being administered by the Bathini Goud family in Hyderabad. They have been doing it since 1845. Thousands of asthma patients lined up for the treatment which involves swallowing a live three centimeter-long fish stuffed with a medicinal paste in the hope that it would give them relief from nagging respiratory problems.

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Man marries dog. Okay, so it was a she-dog. P Selvakumar ties the nuptial knot on the female dog at Vilathikulam village, Tamil Nadu on Sunday. He did this as an atonement for his 'sin' of killing a pair of dogs, years ago.

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