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The newly appointed Naval Chief Admiral R Hari Kumar (R) being welcomed by the outgoing Naval Chief Admiral Karambir Singh at South Block, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/Kamal Kishore
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PSG player Lionel Messi reacts after winning the 2021 Ballon d'Or trophy during the 65th Ballon d'Or ceremony at Theatre du Chatelet, in Paris. Messi won the Ballon d'Or for seventh time.AP Photo/Christophe Ena
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