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School students make human chain in the form of Indian rupee symbol in Indore.

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Union Budget 2014-15.

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A vegetable vendor counts his money at a vegetable wholesale market in Allahabad.

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A vegetable trader counts rupees at a wholesale vegetable market in Allahabad.

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A man counts rupee notes at a foreign exchange shop in New Delhi. The rupee trimmed its initial gains against the US currency, but was still quoted higher by 120 paise to 67.60 per dollar in the late morning trade on selling of dollars by banks and exporters in view of steps taken by Reserve bank of India yesterday.

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A shopkeeper displays garlands made with rupee banknotes for sale in Jammu.

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Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik creates a sand sculpture of rupee with a message "Save Rupee" at Puri beach of Odisha. The rupee plunges to a new record low of 68.75 per dollar in the late morning trade on persistent dollar demand from banks and importers due to further fall in equity market amidst rise in crude oil prices.

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People walk past a sand sculpture depicting the Indian Rupee by sand artist Sudarshan Pattnaik on the Puri beach.

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File Photo: A shop dealing in foreign currency exchange in New Delhi. The rupee tumbled to an all-time intra-day low of 65.94 per dollar on heavy month-end demand of the US currency from importers and banks amidst sharp fall in the local equity market.It quoted 65.94 at 1300 hrs (IST) at the Interbank Foreign Exchange (Forex) Market.

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Workers pour cement at a construction site on the Jammu-Srinagar highway on the outskirts of Jammu. The Indian economy, Asia's third largest, grew 5 percent in the financial year ended March, its slowest in a decade and well off the 8 percent pace it had averaged over those 10 years. The Indian rupee has plumbed new lows against the dollar on a near daily basis, showing the pressure of a current account deficit that has swelled from high import costs.

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Activists of Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) shout slogans during a protest against the government over the fall of the Indian rupee, in Hyderabad.

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Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik creates a sand sculpture of rupee in front of Goddess Lakshmi with a message "Save Rupee" at Puri beach of Odisha.

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People look at a screen outside the Bombay Stock Exchange in Mumbai. Ignoring the rupee's further descent to a fresh record low, the benchmark S&P BSE Sensex gained for the first time in five days surging 407 points on the back of metal shares, which got a boost from encouraging data from China.

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Indian vendors sell vegetables at a roadside in Kolkata. The Indian economy, Asia's third largest, grew 5 percent in the financial year ended March, its slowest in a decade and well off the 8 percent pace it had averaged over those 10 years. The Indian rupee has plumbed new lows against the dollar on a near daily basis, showing the pressure of a current account deficit that has swelled from high import costs.

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A man counts Indian Rupees at a money changers kiosk in New Delhi

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A shop dealing in foreign currency exchange in New Delhi. The rupee touched an all time low of 60.72 against the dollar Wednesday, but rose 0.3 percent to 60.5350 per dollar.

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Continuing free-fall for the sixth day in a row, rupee crashed below the psychological level of 56 against US dollar to yet another all time low on heavy demand for the American currency from importers, especially oil refiners, amid foreign fund outflows and weak equities.

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A man counts U.S dollars at a Western Union money transfer center in Ahmedabad. The Indian rupee hit a fresh all-time low of 55.03 against the US dollar amid robust demand for the US currency from banks and importers.

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An employee counts rupee notes at a bank in Allahabad. The Indian rupee hit a record low of 54.46 against the dollar.

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The Indian rupee hit its all-time low of 52.73 intra day against the US dollar on sustained demand for the US currency from banks and importers, mainly oil refiners, amid signs of further capital outflows.

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Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee releasing a new series of coins of the denomination of 50 paise, Rs.1, 2, 5 and 10 in New Delhi.

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School students make a formation depicting the new symbol of the Indian Rupee in Chennai. The new symbol, chosen after a nationwide competition, shows a combination of the Roman letter R and its Hindi equivalent. Rupee is only the fifth currency in the world to get a symbol.

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The above five are the shortlisted designs by the finance ministry for the Indian rupee that is all set to get its own symbol. The union cabinet was expected to take a call on the matter on June 24 but the matter was deferred after Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee asked for more time to go through the short-listed signs.