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A deaf couple, wearing face masks amid concerns over COVID-19 outbreak, during their marriage ceremony in Chikmagalur, Karnataka.

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Bride and groom, wearing masks, perform rituals during their marriage ceremony amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, in Surat.

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Indian-origin couple Roma Popat and Vinal Patel during their COVID-secure drive-in wedding, hosted by Saheli Events, amid the coronavirus pandemic, in London. The couple was married in front of a small gathering of their immediate family with the ceremony being projected onto a big screen in a field next door to friends and family seated in more than 100 cars at Braxted Park in Chelmsford.

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Newly-wed couple Soumen Ghosh and Sarmistha ride a motorcycle to return home after their marriage amid COVID-19 pandemic, in Nadia.

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A photographer wearing a PPE takes photographs of a couple during their wedding ceremony, amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, in Mumbai.

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Here’s another pair then, after Sania-Shoaib and Saina-Kashyap, who transmutes the bonds of friendship forged over playing sports at the highest level into the weightier ties of matrimony. We are talking about top archers Deepika Kumari and Atanu Das, who grasp the vacant space offered up by the pandemic to do the needful in Ranchi. Strict social distancing was followed for the 60 guests, along with a liberal use of masks and sanitisers. Deepika, a former World No 1, is currently No 9; Atanu is not as elevated. We hope they spur each other on to find bull’s eyes.

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Archer Deepika Kumari is helped by her partner archer Atanu Das wear a mask as they pose for the photographer during their marriage ceremony, in Ranchi.

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Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren greets Archer Deepika Kumari and her husband archer Atanu Das during their marriage ceremony, in Ranchi.

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A newlywed couple undergoes thermal screening at the entrance of Kanaka Durga temple, during the fifth phase of ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Vijayawada.

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Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan's daughter Veena marries DYFI national president PA Mohammed Riyas at a function, in Thiruvananthapuram.

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A groom performs rituals at Resaldar Baba Majar Sarif before attending his marriage ceremony, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Ranchi.

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Couple Santanu Mahanta and Tithu Bairagya wearing masks perform rituals during their marriage ceremony, amid ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, at Suripara in Birbhum district.

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A catholic couple wearing face masks leaves with their family members after performing rituals to get married, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Chikamagalur.

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Couple Vijaysinh Jadhav and Shraddha Mane pose for the photographer during their marriage ceremony, amid the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, at Vasant Vihar apartment in Solapur.

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Bride and groom wearing face masks ride a bike after they get married, during the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, in Jammu.

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A newly-wed Christian couple ride on a scooter after their marriage ceremony during the ongoing nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, in Amritsar.

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Couple Rahul Mohite and Suchitra Gamare pose for the photographer during their marriage ceremony, amid the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, at Nala Sopara in Mumbai.

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A Sikh couple wearing face masks in view of COVID-19 outbreak walks to a gurudwara for their marriage ceremony during ongoing nationwide lockdown, in Amritsar.

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A couple wearing masks perform rituals as they get married, during the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, in Jammu.

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A couple wearing face masks performs rituals during their marriage ceremony on Akshaya Tritiya amid nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, in Bhopal.

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A groom wears a mask to mitigate the coronavirus pandemic during Janta curfew, in Mirzapur.

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Ruchit Sane (groom) and Akshita Vaidya (bride) share a light moment during their wedding ceremony in Mumbai. In the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic, the state government has imposed restrictions on large scale public and private gatherings to prevent the spread of the disease.

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Mumbai Guests eat lunch during the marriage ceremony of Ruchit Sane and Akshita Vaidya (unseen) in Mumbai. In the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic, the state government has imposed restrictions on large scale public and private gatherings to prevent the spread of the disease.

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Japan's Kazuki (C top) is accompanied by relatives during his wedding procession, in Jodhpur before he tied the knot with Kuku (unseen) in a traditional Hindu wedding.

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Indian brides sit for a mass wedding in Ahmadabad, India. Hundreds of couples tied the knot during mass wedding.

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Indian volunteers stand at the venue for a mass wedding in Ahmadabad. Hundreds of couples tied the knot during the mass wedding.

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A couple wearing face masks exchanges their rings in a mass wedding ceremony at the Cheong Gapyeong: Shim Peace World Center in Gapyeong, South Korea.

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A bride watches her smartphone in a mass wedding ceremony at the Cheong Shim Peace World Center in Gapyeong, South Korea. South Korean and foreign couples exchanged or reaffirmed marriage vows in the Unification Church's mass wedding arranged by Hak Ja Han Moon, wife of the late Rev. Sun Myung Moon, the controversial founder of the church.

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Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and his wife Rashmi Thackeray pose for photographs at the wedding reception of Armaan Jain and Anissa Malhotra, in Mumbai.

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Bride Josefina Spittank, 2nd of right, smiles besides guests during a symbolic wedding as they celebrate the story of 'Bird's Wedding' (Vogelhochzeit) in Crostwitz, eastern Germany. The children of the Sorbs, a national German minority located near the German-Polish border, thank birds, that according to a legend, give the children sweets in return for being fed during winter. The children's costumes are equivalents to the original costumes of a Sorbs marriage.

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An Arial view of mass marriage in Surat. More than hundred couples tied the knot at the mass wedding.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath attend the marriage function of Madhya Pradesh Governor Lalji Tandan's grand son, in Lucknow.

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party Lohia (PSPL) President Shivpal Yadav attend the marriage function of Madhya Pradesh Governor Lalji Tandan's grand son, in Lucknow.

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BJP senior leader Kalyan Singh attends the marriage function of Madhya Pradesh Governor Lalji Tandan's grand son, in Lucknow.

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Chief Minister K.Chandra Sekhar Rao greets Sania Mirza's sister Anam Mirza who got married to Mohammad Azharuddin's son Aladdin at wedding reception in Hyderabad.

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A combo of two photos shows Bohoto Kiba and his newly married wife posing with assault rifles on their wedding reception, in Dimapur, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. The Dimapur police took suo moto cognizance of the photo of the couple posing with assault rifles and arrested them on Nov 13, 2019, for an unauthorised display of firearms in contravention to the ceasefire ground rules.

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A couple gets married near the memorial of the former chief minister and the late AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa as mark of their respect for the leader, at Marina in Chennai.

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A newly-wedded couple take selfies during a mass marriage ceremony under 'Mukhyamantri Kanyadan Yojna', in Bhopal

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The past year will be marked in the ann­als of Bollywood as the year of the big-ticket wedding. The biggest of them arr­ived just now—filmy not in genesis, but in spirit. As TV channels bre­a­thlessly shopped for celebrities at Akash Ambani’s wedding with Shloka (her dad’s a diamantaire), we take note of the grand event with a soberly happy snap: the newlyweds at a ritual, encouraged by Akash’s (rec­ently married) sister Isha.

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Cricketer Krunal Pankya with wife Pankhuri Sharma and brother Hardik Pandya pose for photos as they arrive for the wedding ceremony of industrialist Mukesh Ambani's son Akash Ambani with Shloka Mehta, in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan and his wife Gauri Khan pose for photos as they arrive for the wedding ceremony of industrialist Mukesh Ambani's son Akash Ambani with Shloka Mehta, in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor poses for photos as he arrives for the wedding ceremony of industrialist Mukesh Ambani's son Akash Ambani with Shloka Mehta, in Mumbai.

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Fashion designer Manish Malhotra poses for photos as he arrives for the wedding ceremony of industrialist Mukesh Ambani's son Akash Ambani with Shloka Mehta, in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actor Aamir Khan with wife-director Kiran Rao pose for photos as they arrive for the wedding ceremony of industrialist Mukesh Ambani's son Akash Ambani with Shloka Mehta, in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra poses for photos as she arrives for the wedding ceremony of industrialist Mukesh Ambani's son Akash Ambani with Shloka Mehta, in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actors Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan with husband Abhishek Bachchan and daughter Aradhya pose for photos as they arrive for the wedding ceremony of industrialist Mukesh Ambani's son Akash Ambani with Shloka Mehta, in Mumbai.

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Former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and his wife Anjali Tendulkar pose for photos as they arrive for the wedding ceremony of industrialist Mukesh Ambani's son Akash Ambani with Shloka Mehta, in Mumbai.

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Industrialist Ratan Tata arrives for the wedding ceremony of Akash Ambani at Jio World Centre in Mumbai.

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Actor Rajnikant with daughter Soundarya and her husband arrives for the wedding ceremony of Akash Ambani at Jio World Centre in Mumbai.

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ArcelorMittal CEO Lakshmi Mittal with his wife Usha Mittal pose for photos as they arrive for the wedding ceremony of industrialist Mukesh Ambani's son Akash Ambani with Shloka Mehta, in Mumbai.

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Former British prime minister Tony Blair with wife Cherie Blair arrives for the wedding ceremony of industrialist Mukesh Ambani's son Akash Ambani with Shloka Mehta at Jio World Centre, in Mumbai.

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Former secretary-general of UN Ban-Ki-Moon with his wife Yoo Soon-taek pose for photos with industrialist Mukesh Ambani and wife Neeta Ambani as they arrive for the wedding ceremony of Akash Ambani with Shloka Mehta, in Mumbai.

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ADAG Chairman Anil Ambani, wife Tina Ambani, sons Jai Anshul Ambani and Jai Anmol Ambani pose for photos as they arrive for the wedding ceremony of Akash Ambani with Shloka Mehta, in Mumbai.

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Google CEO Sundar Pichai and his wife Anjali Pichai stand for photographs as they arrive for the wedding of Akash Ambani, son of Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani, in Mumbai.

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Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani welcomes former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the wedding of his son Akash Ambani in Mumbai.

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Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani, right, and his wife Nita Ambani stand with Brian Moynihan, Chairman and CEO of Bank of America, for a photograph during the wedding of their son Akash Ambani in Mumbai.

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Industrialist Mukesh Ambani with wife Nita Ambani and children Akash Ambani, Anant Ambani, Isha Ambani and son-in-law Anand Piramal at the wedding ceremony of Akash with Shloka Mehta, in Mumbai.

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Industrialist Mukesh Ambani with wife Nita Ambani and children Akash Ambani and Isha Ambani at the wedding ceremony of Akash with Shloka Mehta, in Mumbai.

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Industrialist Mukesh Ambani with wife Neeta Ambani and daughter Isha Ambani at the wedding ceremony of Akash Ambani with Shloka Mehta at Jio World Centre, in Mumbai.

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Akash Ambani with wife Shloka poses during their wedding reception in Mumbai.

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Akash Ambani, second right, son of Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani and his wife Shloka Mehta smile as they perform a ritual at their wedding ceremony in Mumbai.

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Members of the Gur Hassidic sect attend a traditional ultra-Orthodox Jewish wedding in Jerusalem.

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A newlywed couple kisses as they pose for photos at one of several free sets for newlyweds to take cell phone photos of themselves following a mass wedding ceremony in Mexico City on Valentine's Day.

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Couples kiss during a mass wedding ceremony in Mexico City on Valentine's Day. Hundreds of couples of all ages, many accompanied by their children, gathered to legally tie the knot in a mass ceremony in the capital's Venustiano Carranza borough.

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There are times when Pheras take precedence over Pradarshans. And when your tribe prefixes the Pati, you need to be one. Well, congra­tulations to childhood bumchum Kinjal Parikh for making an honest man out of Hardik Patel, the young and fiery Patidar cause celebre. Would we overstep the brief if we conjecture a happy house arrest now? Nah, in good jest!

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Gujarat Patidar leader Hardik Patel during a function where he ties knot with Kinjal Parikh, at Digsar village of Muli taluka in Surendranagar district of Gujarat.

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Veteran cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and wife Anjali Tendulkar arrive to attend the wedding ceremony of MNS Chief Raj Thackeray's son Amit Thackeray who tied the knot with Mitali Borude, in Mumbai.

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Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray with wife Rashmi and son Aditya arrive to attend the wedding ceremony of MNS Chief Raj Thackeray's son Amit Thackeray who tied the knot with Mitali Borude, in Mumbai.

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Family Members along with newly wed Amit Thackeray and Mitali Borude pose for a picture during their reception in Mumbai.

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Newlyweds Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal during their wedding ceremoy held at Ambani's house Antilia, in Mumbai, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018.

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Bollywood actor-comedian Kapil Sharma and his wife Ginni Chatrath at their wedding reception in Mumbai.

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Brides sit together for a group photograph during a mass wedding in Surat. Two hundred and sixty one young couples, including six Muslim and three Christian couples tied the knot at the mass wedding hosted by Indian businessman Mahesh Savani, who has been funding the weddings of fatherless girls in the city of Surat for several years.

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Couples from a Dalit community perform rituals at a mass marriage ceremony, in Ajmer.

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Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra and musician Nick Jonas stand for photographs at their wedding reception in Mumbai.

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There we go again...this curious wedding phenomenon whereby comely people look stunningly gorgeous on their special night. Would you put it down to Saina’s elegant lehenga and exquisite jewellery and Parupalli Kash­yap’s colour-matched sherwani? Nope, it’s just the sense of occasion, something they excel at.

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Indian badminton players Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap pose for photos during their wedding reception in Hyderabad.

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Mukesh Ambani, Neeta Ambani along with Ajay Piramal and Anil Ambani during the wedding reception of Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal in Mumbai.

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Ace India shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap stand for photographs at their wedding in Hyderabad.

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Ace India shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap stand for photographs at their wedding in Hyderabad.

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Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal pose for a photo during the wedding reception, in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actor Salman Khan arrives to attend the wedding of Isha Ambani, the daughter of Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani, and Anand Piramal in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor and his daughter Sonam Kapoor arrive to attend the wedding of Isha Ambani, the daughter of Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani, and Anand Piramal in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actors Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan arrive to attend the wedding of Isha Ambani, the daughter of Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani, and Anand Piramal in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actors Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh arrive to attend the wedding of Isha Ambani, the daughter of Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani, and Anand Piramal in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actor Aamir Khan and his wife Kiran Rao arrive to attend the wedding of Isha Ambani, the daughter of Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani, and Anand Piramal in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra and her musician husband Nick Jonas arrive to attend the wedding of Isha Ambani, the daughter of Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani, and Anand Piramal in Mumbai.

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Bollywood star Abhishek Bachchan, right, his wife Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and daughter Aaradhya arrive to attend the wedding of Isha Ambani, the daughter of Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani, and Anand Piramal in Mumbai.

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The car carrying the groom Anand Piramal arrives at the house of Mukesh Ambani in Mumbai.

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Cricketer Harbhajan Singh with wife Geeta Basra arrives to attend the wedding ceremony of industrialist Mukesh Ambani's daughter Isha with Anand Piramal at Ambani's residence, Antilia, in Mumbai.

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Formet Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, left, his wife Anjali and son Arjun arrive to attend the wedding of Isha Ambani, the daughter of Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani, and Anand Piramal in Mumbai.

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Superstar Rajinikanth and his wife Latha Rajinikanth arrive to attend the wedding of Isha Ambani, the daughter of Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani, and Anand Piramal in Mumbai.

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Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrives to attend the wedding of Isha Ambani, the daughter of Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani, and Anand Piramal in Mumbai.

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BJP leader Rajnath Singh and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis being received by industrialist Mukesh Ambani's son Anant, as they arrive to attend the wedding ceremony of daughter Isha with Anand Piramal at Ambani's residence, Antilia, in Mumbai.

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Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani, left, speaks with his son Anant, sitting on a horse, during the wedding of his daughter Isha in Mumbai.

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Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani, center left, walks with his brother Anil Ambani during the wedding of his daughter Isha in Mumbai.

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Industrialist Mukesh Ambani waits for the arrival of the groom Anand Piramal at their residence Antilla, on the wedding day, in Mumbai.

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Industrialist Mukesh Ambani with sons Anant and Akash wait for the arrival of the groom, Anand Piramal, at their residence, Antilla, on the wedding day, in Mumbai.

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Newlyweds Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal pose for a photograph, in Mumbai.

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Newlyweds comedian-actor Kapil Sharma and Ginni Chatrath during their wedding ceremony, in Jalandhar.

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Mumbai police personnel stand guard outside the house of Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani ahead of the wedding of his daughter Isha in Mumbai. Isha Ambani, the daughter of India’s richest mogul, is to wed Anand Piramal, the son of one of India’s biggest industrialists, at the Ambani estate in Mumbai capping off an extravagant days-long event.

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