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An artist mixes colors as he paints boats as part of beautification ahead of Kumbh Mela festival in Allahabad. Millions of pilgrims are expected to take part in the large religious congregation that begins this month on the banks of the rivers Ganges and the Yamuna.

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Indian artists from Promocare Group work on a sadhu portrait on the pillar of Rambagh flyover being created as part of the 'Paint My City' project ahead of Kumbh Mela festival in Allahabad.

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Artists from Promocare Group work on a sadhu portrait on the pillar of Rambagh flyover being created as part of the 'Paint My City' project ahead of Kumbh Mela festival in Allahabad.

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An artwork of freedom fighter Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose in Allahabad as part of the 'Paint My City' project ahead of Kumbh Mela. (art agency: Ram Suttar)

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People pass by a wall mural in Allahabad as part of the 'Paint My City' project ahead of Kumbh Mela. (art agency: Promicare)

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A wall mural in Allahabad as part of the 'Paint My City' project ahead of Kumbh Mela. (art agency: Promicare)

Photograph by Tribhuvan Tiwari

Making Sangam city beautiful ahead of Kumbh Mela as part of the 'Paint My City' project in Allahabad. (art agency: Ram Suttar)

Photograph by Tribhuvan Tiwari

A mural on the wall being created as part of the 'Paint My City' project ahead of Kumbh Mela festival in Allahabad. (art agency: Ram Suttar)

Photograph by Tribhuvan Tiwari

A wall mural in Allahabad as part of the 'Paint My City' project ahead of Kumbh Mela. (art agency: Delhi Street Art)

Photograph by Tribhuvan Tiwari

Making Sangam city beautiful ahead of Kumbh Mela as part of the 'Paint My City' project in Allahabad. (art agency: Delhi Street Art)

Photograph by Tribhuvan Tiwari

A woman walks past a graffiti artwork depicting, from left, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, Soviet leader Josef Stalin, German Nazi Party leader Adolf Hitler, Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump, on the walls of a bar in the old town in Vilnius, Lithuania.

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A coloured sadhu appears on a tree near Sangam ghat

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A selfie with the deer woman (art agency: Ram Suttar)

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Spot the real window on this railway colony wall (art agency: Ram Suttar)

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A dancer heads for the truck near Shivkuti Ghat (art agency: Promicare)

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Buffaloes with their fluorescent painted horns on the walls of railway colony (art agency: Ram Suttar)

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A sadhu at the door of the newly painted Kumbh Mela office (art agency: Promicare)

Photograph by Tribhuvan Tiwari

A resting cow foregrounds a vibrant, lost-in-prayer Hanuman at Arail Ghat (art agency: Delhi Street Art)

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A child at the chaukhat of a haloed Shankaracharya in Arail Ghat (art agency: Delhi Street Art)

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The cyclist sadhu on an Allahabad University boys hostel wall (art agency: Ram Suttar)

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A cyclist moves past a wall decorated for Kumbh Mela, in Allahabad.

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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, accompanied by from left, artist Stuart Brown, Air Commodore Scott Miller, Deputy Commandant of The Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, Warrant Officer Shaun Griffin and Wing Commander Dale White, RAF Force Protection Force, views a new portrait, at Windsor Castle, London. The portrait was commissioned by the RAF Regiment to celebrate its 75th anniversary.

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Artwork by Shanta Samanta

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Artwork by Sayantan Ghati

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Artwork by Sambhu Karmakar

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Artwork by Swati Jawale

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Artwork by Manju Srivastava

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Artwork by Ramesh Nannware

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Artwork by Radhika Seksaria

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Artwork by Preeti Kodesia

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Artwork by Niloy Sen

Artwork by Niloy Sen

Artwork by Arpan Bhowmik

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Artwork by Lalit Kapoor

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Artwork by Jyoti Prasad

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Artwork by Amarnath Salimath

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A woman looks across at a graffiti painted on a wall in Dhal ni Pol of the old city, in Ahmedabad

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An archeologist cleans up the fresco ''Leda e il cigno'' (Leda and the swan) discovered in the Regio V archeological area in Pompeii, near Naples, Italy. The fresco depicts a story and art subject of Greek mythology, with goddess Leda being impregnated by Zeus - Jupiter in Roman mythology - in the form of a swan.

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Ko Htwe, an Inthar ethnic disable man, paints decorative designs on containers at his roadside shop outside the Indein pagoda in Indein village, Innlay lake, southern Shan State, Myanmar.

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Car pass by a building decorated by a murals by Italian street artist Iena Cruz and named "Hunting Pollution", in Rome.

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A woman peers out from a window of a building decorated by a murals by Italian street artist Iena Cruz and named "Hunting Pollution", in Rome. The murals is made with a special paint created in Italy aiming at improving air quality by absorbing and reduce pollution agents.

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An artist makes a mural painting at a wall of the Naini Central Jail as part of the project 'Paint my City' for the upcoming Kumbh Mela festival, in Allahabad.

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A priest sits in front of a painting depicting Ramayan (an ancient Hindu epic) at Kar Sevak Puram workshop, in Ayodhya.

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A sadhu walks past a mural painting created as a part of the ongoing project 'Paint my City' for the upcoming Kumbh Mela festival, in Allahabad.

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Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani presents 'Nivedita Samman-2018' during the closing ceremony for 150th birth anniversary celebration of Sister Nivedita, in Kolkata.

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An artisan gives final touch to an earthern pot as he paints an image of Goddess Lakshmi for sale ahead of Lakshmi puja, in Kolkata.

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A visitor admires the painting 'Nude with bouquet of Irises and Mirror' during the press preview of 'Picasso Metamorfosi' exhibition, in Milan, Italy.

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A visitor takes pictures of the painting 'Head of a bearded man' during the press preview of 'Picasso Metamorfosi' exhibition, in Milan, Italy.

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A woman gets her back painted on a theme to create awareness for 'Save the Lion', ahead of Navratri festival, in Ahmedabad.

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A woman gets her back painted ahead of the Navratri festival, in Surat.

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Formerly incarcerated artists Conway Wiltshire sits with his self-portrait at the Mural Arts Philadelphia's press preview of "Portraits of Justice" at the Municipal Services Building in Philadelphia. The nation's largest public arts program is launching a large-scale, interactive mural in Philadelphia that focuses on solutions for mass incarceration.

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A visitor stands in front of the photo 'Self-portraet with camera' (1931) by Man Ray during the press preview of the exhibition 'Me and my selfie - artist portraets from Liebermann to Immendorf' in the Avantgarde House of Art, (Kunsthaus), in Apolda, Germany.

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A visitor shoots a selfie in front of a curved mirror during the press preview of the exhibition 'Me and my selfie - artist portraets from Liebermann to Immendorf' in the Avantgarde House of Art, (Kunsthaus), in Apolda, Germany.

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A visitor stands in front of the colour lithograph 'The ladder - self-portraet in profile' (1957) by Marc Chagall during the press preview of the exhibition 'Me and my selfie - artist portraets from Liebermann to Immendorf' in the Avantgarde House of Art, (Kunsthaus), in Apolda, Germany. The gallery shows 110 works by 100 artists from the years 1890 to 2002. The exhibition starts on Sept. 30, 2018 and last until Dec. 16, 2018.

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An art wall painting representing performance artist Marina Abramovic by Italian artist Maurizio Cattellan to publicize his upcoming exhibition The Artist is Present, in Shanghai, China, is displayed on a facade of a building, in Milan, Italy.

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Pope Francis exchange gifts with Mozambique president Filipe Nyusi, as Prefect of the Papal Household, German Archbishop Georg Ganswein, left, looks on during a private audience at the Vatican.

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Paintings by Brazilian artists Antonio Malta, center, and Sofia Borges, left and right, are displayed at the 33rd Sao Paulo Biennial, in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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Well wishers leave hand written notes on boards outside the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History during a public visitation for Aretha Franklin in Detroit. Franklin died Aug. 16, of pancreatic cancer at the age of 76.

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Students of Presidency University paint their faces for "Gender Equality Now" fair on the University campus in Kolkata.

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Students of Presidency University paint their faces for "Gender Equality Now" fair on the University campus in Kolkata.

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Students of Presidency University paint their faces for "Gender Equality Now" fair on the University campus in Kolkata.

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Artist paints an idol of the elephant-headed Hindu God, Lord Ganesha ahead of Ganesha Chaturthi festival at a roadside workshop at new Amritsar.

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A man has his face painted in colors of the Indian flag during Independence Day celebrations in Hyderabad.

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Schoolgirls display a caricature of Mahatma Gandhi, right, and symbols of Hinduism, Christianity and Islam, left, painted on their faces as they attend Indian Independence Day celebrations in Bangalore.

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Artists paint onto the floor of the pedestrian zone during the StreetArt festival in Wilhelmshaven, Germany.

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Visitors look at the painting "Adam and Eve" by Flemish master Peter Paul Rubens in the Rubenshouse in Antwerp, Belgium. Belgian museums are uniting in protest against Facebook since they cannot promote Flemish masters like Rubens at will for falling foul of the social media site’s adult content rules. Facebook says it has more restrictive rules when it comes to advertising which “must not contain adult content. This includes nudity, depictions of people in explicit or suggestive positions, or activities that are overly suggestive or sexually provocative.”

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The Union Inn pub is painted in the colors of the British flag in Saltash, southern England.

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Artist Baadal Nanjundaswamy sprays paint to complete a 3D art work featuring football in a pothole ahead of 2018 soccer World Cup final match between France and Croatia, in Bangalore. Nanjundaswamy creates such street art to highlight the disorderly condition of roads in India's information technology capital.

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Artist Badal Nanjundaswamy paints a pothole as a football to inform the commuter on a busy road at Atmananda colony in Bengaluru.

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A city worker puts the finishing touches on a crosswalk painted in a 3-dimensional style for a pilot project, in the Montreal borough of Outremont.

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Exile Tibetan artist Tenzin Yeshi, 29, paints a traditional painting called 'thangka' in Dharmsala.

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Exile Tibetan artists Tenzin Tsepak, 36, left and Tsewang Yamphel, 33, right, make traditional paintings called 'thangkas' in Dharmsala. Keeping the centuries-old traditions, artists use colours obtained from minerals and plants to depict various Buddhist deities on prescribed themes.

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BJP social media volunteers offer a portrait to the party president Amit Shah at a meeting in Dehradun.

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College students with painted faces look on during an event to commemorate International Day of Yoga 2018, in Chennai.

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Rigobert Youmbi from Cameroon who wears a body paint in the Russian colors leaves a metro station after the opening match between Russia and Saudi Arabia during the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia.

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