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Supporters of various left parties and the Congress party lead a rally to mark the death anniversary of India's independence leader Mahatma Gandhi with an appeal to uphold secularism, in Kolkata.

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Left Front Women argue with travellers on road blockade during a protest against LPG price hike, in Kolkata. LPG price was increased to Rs 858.50 per 14.2 kg cylinder from Rs 714 previously, making it the steepest hike in rates since January 2014.

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Left Democratic Mancha activists raise slogans against an incident in Tripura where a Lenin statue was dismantled, in Guwahati.

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UPA presidential candidate and former speaker Meira Kumar being greeted by Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan and former Kerala chief minister Oommen Chandy during her visit for the campaigning of President Election in Thiruvananthapuram.

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Left Front activists try to break the police barricades at Nabanna during a protest rally, in Kolkata.

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A Left Front activist attacks Murlidhar Sharma, deputy commissioner, Special Task Force (STF) of the Kolkata Police during a protest rally, in Kolkata.

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CPI(M)-led LDF workers take out a march to the General Post Office in Thiruvananthapuram as part of the nation-wide agitation by Opposition parties against demonetization.

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This photo, filed June 1957, is believed to be the only existing one of Fidel Castro, leader of Cuba's revolutionary forces, and members of his staff and troop commanders made at a secret base near the coast. The group includes five captains, the entire top command of the guerilla army. From right are Capt. Juan Almeida, Capt. George Sotus, Fidel Castro, Capt. Raul Castro, the leader's younger brother (kneeling in the foreground), Capt. Guillermo Garcia, (wearing helmet at left), Lt. Universo Sanchez, Castro's adjutant, (third from left) and Dr. Ernesto Guevara, (second from left), the official physician of the rebel army.

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Cuban Premier Fidel Castro, wearing sombrero and dressed in coal miner's overalls, joins in a folk group's performance in his honor during visit to a coal mine. He would later fly to Puerto Mont on November 18th, where he would board a destroyer November 19th for a sightseeing trip with President Salvadore Allende.

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Fidel Castro with fellow revolutionary rebels in Cuba 1959.

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In this file photo, Cuba's leader Fidel Castro, left, votes in favor of the modification on the Cuban Constitution, as his brother, Defense Minister Raul Castro, looks on during an extraordinary National Assembly session in the Convention Palace in Havana, Cuba. Former President Fidel Castro, who led a rebel army to improbable victory in Cuba, embraced Soviet-style communism and defied the power of 10 U.S. presidents during his half century rule, has died at age 90. The bearded revolutionary, who survived a crippling U.S. trade embargo as well as dozens, possibly hundreds, of assassination plots, died eight years after ill health forced him to formally hand power over to his younger brother Raul, who announced his death late Friday, Nov. 25, 2016, on state television.

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Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan with CPI (M) Politburo member and party's former General Secretary Prakash Karat during the dharna in front of the Reserve Bank of India office in Thiruvananthapuram against alleged attempts by the Central Government to destroy the cooperative sector in the Kerala under cover of demonetization.

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Kerala Chief Minister designate Pinarayi Vijayan meeting former CM Oommen Chandy and CPM state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan in Thiruvananthapuram.

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Communist Party of India - Marxist (CPI-M) members celebrating at party office, in New Delhi.

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A police officer sprays demonstrators with pepper gas, in Istanbul, Turkey. Turkish police prevented a small group of May Day demonstrators from reaching Istanbul’s iconic Taksim Square.

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Formar West Bengal Chief Minister and CPI(M) leader Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee during his first election campaign for West Bengal Assembly Polls in Kolkata.

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File photo of Forward Bloc Secretary Ashok Ghosh with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Ghosh passed away at a private hospital in Kolkata.

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The Left parties protests outside the Parliament over the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) row and Rohith Vemula suicide case. The leaders raised slogans against the Central Government and demanded to stop the attacks on democratic and constitutional rights of the people.

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CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury along with party leader Suryakanta Mishra addressing a press conference at the the end of the party's politburo meeting in Kolkata.

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A pro-government supporter wears a T-Shirt with image of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez, as he waits for results during congressional elections in Caracas, Venezuela. Some members of the opposition are angry after elections officials ordered polling centers to stay open for an extra hour, even if no one was standing in line to vote. Government opponents mobbed some voting stations demanding that the National Guard stick to the original schedule of closing at 6 pm.

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Activists of Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Liberation shout slogans as they walk in a protest rally against West Bengal state government in Kolkata. The protestors demanded fifty percent deduction of tax on domestic electricity bill up to 300 units, among other issues Banner reads “Let's go to jail, reduce 50 percent tax on electricity bill up to 300 units, protest against abuse against journalists and killing of democracy.”

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Left-wing Syriza party leader Alexis Tsipras, left, and leader of the right-wing Independent Greeks party Panos Kammenos raise their hands as they greet from supporters at Syriza's party’s main electoral center in Athens. Tsipras who won Greece's parliamentary election for the second time this year, says he will form a coalition government with the small right-wing Independent Greeks.

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CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury speaks during a demonstration in New Delhi as part of Left parties' countrywide protest against Central government demanding action against the tainted chief ministers and central ministers.

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A Left activist holds an effigy during a demonstration in New Delhi as part of their protest against Central government demanding action against the tainted chief ministers and central ministers.

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Madrid's new Mayor and member of Ahora Madrid (Madrid Now) party Manuela Carmena, center, salutes to the crowd in Madrid, Spain. Spain's biggest cities, Madrid and Barcelona, are expected to swear in far-left mayors Saturday in one of the nation's biggest political upheavals in years. The radical leaders promise to cut their own salaries, halt homeowner evictions and eliminate perks enjoyed by the rich and famous. The leadership change comes weeks after Spain's two largest traditional parties were punished in nationwide local elections by voters groaning under the weight of austerity measures and repulsed by a string of corruption scandals.

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Members of different unions participate in a rally organized by left front trade unions marking International Labor Day, or May Day, in Kolkata.

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Left Students offering Red Rose to the Police officials during their road blockade programme in Kolkata to protest against Police lathicharge on their rally.

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Workers from various labour unions during a protest against govt’s alleged anti-workers polices at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi.

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Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) Leader Shyamal Chakraborty along with other Left party leaders interacting with the media after being granted bail by a court in Kolkata.

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Left Front activists take part in a rally to observe Anti-imperialist Day in Kolkata.

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Left leaders holding a protest over Israel's attack on Gaza, at Parliament House in New Delhi.

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Left parties protest against the attacks in Gaza, in front of Israeli Embassy.

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Left parties along with TJAC and TRS activists protesting against the Polavaram project in Hyderabad.

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A Left parties delegation looking damaged articles at a house during a visit to a political clash-hit village in Birbhum district of West Bengal.

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Left party MLAs shout slogans as they boycott the Budget Session of the West Bengal Assembly in protest against the deteriorating law and order situation in the state, in Kolkata.

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Socialist Unity Centre of India activists stop the Balurghat-New Jalpaiguri Intercity Express train to protest against the hike in rail fares at Balurghat Railway station in South Dinajpur district, West Bengal.

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Red desert A Left Front rally in the old days at Calcutta’s Brigade Parade Ground

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Forward Bloc candidate Narhari Mahto's nomination filing procession in Purulia.

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Police men protect West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra from SFI activists as he arrives to meet Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia in New Delhi. SFI activists were protesting over the death of student leader Sudipto Gupta.

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Left parties workers take part in 'Mass Rally' to protest over the death of SFI leader Sudipta Gupta, in Kolkata.

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Left members raise a protest during the Governor's address on the opening day of the Budget session of the Assembly in Kolkata.

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A left-wing party activist is detained after several of them reached the Parliament to protest against Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman P. J. Kurien, who has been charged in a 1996 rape case, on the first day of the budget session in New Delhi.

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Activists of various left parties along with Samajwadi Party members jump over barricades as they try to be detained during a protest in New Delhi.

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MPs shout slogans during a protest at the Pparliament house in New Delhi. Eight opposition parties’ lawmakers including SP and Left parties protested against the repeated disruption of the Parliament since the CAG released a report saying the sale of coal blocks without competitive bidding was expected to net private companies windfall profits of up to $34 billion. The main opposition BJP has been asking for the PM's resignation.

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Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav with leaders of Left parties and TDP addressing the media at Parliament House in New Delhi regarding their dharna, to be held on Friday, to demand restoration of normalcy in Parliament and a debate on the coal block allocation issue.

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Left-wing party activists wave party flags during a protest against the price hike of essential commodities and the alleged atrocities by the ruling Trinamool Congress party in Kolkata.

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Left MLAs walk out of West Bengal Assembly to boycott State Government sponsored birth anniversary celebration of veteran communist leader Jyoti Basu, in Kolkata.

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Activists of left parties shout slogans during a nationwide strike to protest a steep hike in gas prices in Hyderabad.

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Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh arrives as Left MPs stage a protest dharna against the "harassment" meted out to their activists allegedly by the Trinamool Congress government in West Bengal, at Parliament in New Delhi.

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Activists of Socialist Unity Center of India (SUCI) burn an effigy of octopus symbolizing "capitalism" supporting the Wall Street movement as they protest near the U.S. Consulate in Kolkata.

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Activists of CPI(ML) burn the effigy of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee during a protest demanding stoppage of Operation Green Hunt and withdrawal of Joint Force from Jongal Mohal, in Kolkata.

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Former Chief Minister of West Bengal Buddhadeb Bhattacherjee and Left Front Chairman Biman Bose during a protest rally against West Bengal Government in Kolkata.

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Sitaram Yechury and other Left parties MPs raise slogans during a protest against use of Endosulfan pesticide at Parliament House in New Delhi during the ongoing monsoon session.

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Social activist Anna Hazare meeting CPI leaders AB Bardhan and D Raja in New Delhi.

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A supporter of left parties takes part in a protest against a recent hike in prices of petrol, diesel, kerosene and cooking gas in New Delhi.

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A supporter of left parties takes part in a protest against a recent hike in prices of petrol, diesel, kerosene and cooking gas in New Delhi.

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Half-Together Left leaders are united on many fronts

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People’s Party A Left rally to protest anti-farmer, anti-worker policies of the government in Delhi

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West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee addresses an election campaign rally in Kolkata.

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Left wing party activists hold placards during a protest against the detention of Julian Assange, the founder of secret-spilling website WikiLeaks, in Bhubaneswar. Assange remains in a British jail awaiting a hearing Dec. 14 at which he plans to fight Sweden's request to extradite him to face sex crimes allegations there.

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Gurudas Dasgupta ‘Bush was a criminal’

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Eyes left The Left biggies at a New Delhi rally

AFP (From Outlook, September 20, 2010)

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Children play beside parked hand-pulled rickshaws during the Bharat Bandh over price hike, in Kolkata.

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CPI supporters are dragged away by police at a protest against fuel price hike in New Delhi.

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Police detain demonstrating left party activists during a nationwide strike against the hike in fuel prices in Mumbai.

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CPI(M) supporters block traffic on Howrah Bridge in Calcutta, demonstrating during a nationwide strike against the hike in fuel prices.

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Police detain CPI(M) Andhra Pradesh state secretary B V Raghavulu and other demonstrating Left party activists during a nationwide strike against the hike in fuel prices in Hyderabad.

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A stranded couple waits on a railway platform during a strike called by the BJP and Left parties against the hike in fuel prices in Calcutta.

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Police detain demonstrating left party activists during a nationwide strike against the hike in fuel prices in Hyderabad.

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Police detain demonstrating left party activists during a nationwide strike against the hike in fuel prices in Hyderabad.

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One-man show Prakash Karat with D. Raja, A.B. Bardhan, T.J. Chandrachoodan and others

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Leftist party activists face police water cannons during a protest in New Delhi. The leftist party activists staged nationwide protests against the government's failure to check rising prices.

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CPI(M) General Secretary Prakash Karat addressing Left Parties' workers during a protest march against price rise in New Delhi.

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Left Parties' workers holding placards during a protest march against price rise in New Delhi.

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Left Parties' leaders Sitaram Yechury, D Raja and others shouting slogans during a protest against price rise at Parliament in New Delhi.

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Supporters of various left parties shout slogans against the government to protest the rising prices of food items and for implementation of job security in New Delhi.

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CPI(M) General Secretary Prakash Karat talks with a party leader at party's Central Committee Meeting in New Delhi.

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CPI National Secretary D Raja with Congress MP Priya Dutt at Parliament House in New Delhi.

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CPI(M) General Secretary Prakash Karat presides a politburo meeting at party headquarters in New Delhi.

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CPI(M) General Secretary Prakash Karat (L) busy in a discussion with West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee during party's State Committee meeting at party headquarters in Kolkata.

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A Trinomool Congress graffiti lampooning CPI(M) leaders in Kolkata.

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Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik with CPI leader A.B. Bardhan, CPI(M) leader Prakash Karat and CPI leader D. Raja during a joint mass rally at Bhubaneswar.

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