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Missionaries of Charity

A Muslim woman stands in a queue among nuns outside polling booths during the third phase of voting to the West Bengal state Assembly elections, in Kolkata.

AP Photo/ Bikas Das

Nuns of Missionaries of Charity pray at Mother Teresa's tomb on the eve of her death anniversary in Kolkata.

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee pays her respect to Sister Nirmala, the head of Missionaries of Charity, at St. John's Church in Kolkata, who died at the 81.

PTI Photo/Ashok Bhaumik

U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, William Burns, right, speaks with a nun at the Missionaries of Charity, the order founded by Mother Teresa, at their headquarters in Kolkata. Top U.S. diplomat Burns is visiting New Delhi to take stock of preparations ahead of President Barack Obama's visit scheduled early next month.

AP Photo/Bikas Das

U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, William Burns, places a wreath on the tomb of Mother Teresa, founder of the Missionaries of Charity, at their headquarters in Kolkata. Top U.S. diplomat Burns is visiting New Delhi to take stock of preparations ahead of President Barack Obama's visit scheduled early next month.

AP Photo/Bikas Das

U.S. Ambassador to India Timothy J. Roemer and Sister Mary Prema, Superior General of the Missionaries of Charity, greet each other in Calcutta.

AP Photo/Bikas Das

Nuns from the Missionaries of Charity, the order founded by Mother Teresa, beside her tomb during a special mass in celebration of her birth anniversary in Calcutta.

AP Photo/Bikas Das

Elizabeth DalizelA new-age exponent of the form, this Mexican has done the entire spectrum: from curating a photo exhibition to covering the ’98 World Cup football and working for a ‘graphic ‘ paper. All that notwithstanding, she slips easily into her civilisational habits of seeing. This image of the Missionaries of Charity at their Calcutta headquarters is shot through with this soft-focus pietism. The nuns walk around a small statue of their patron ‘saint of the gutters’, Mother Teresa, whose beatification was set in motion in 2003.

Elizabeth Dalizel