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Police and protester clash as shutdown calls continue

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Members of the Jammu and Kashmir police forces clash with activists from the Jammu All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Coordination Committee during a strike in Jammu, the winter capital of Kashmir, India, on Monday

Indian devotee dressed as Hindu God Lord

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Indian devotee dressed as Hindu God Lord Shiva dances with ‘kanwarias’, carriers of holy water as they walk from the historical temple of Ram Tirath, to the Shiv Temple in Amritsar.

Indian school children light candles in front of a portrait of late Indian former President APJ Abdul Kalam, as they pay their respect at a school in Bhopal, India.

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Indian school children light candles in front of a portrait of late Indian former President APJ Abdul Kalam, as they pay their respects at a school in Bhopal, India.

A worker sorts onions at a wholesale vegetable market in Chandigarh, India, July 24, 2015. The price of Indian onions, a staple that has sparked protests in the past and toppled state governments, has jumped to its highest in nearly two years and could fuel food inflation as scant rain delays plantings

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A worker sorts onions at a wholesale vegetable market in Chandigarh, India on Friday. The price of Indian onions, a staple that has sparked protests in the past and toppled state governments, has jumped to its highest in nearly two years and could fuel food inflation as scant rain delays plantings

Indian police detain a Youth Congress activist after they storm a barricade during a protest against the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) led Government near parliament house in New Delhi, India, 22 July 2015. Members of Indian Youth Congress protested against the Ministers of BJP led Government for their alleged involvement in various scams including the recruitment racket in Vyapam or the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board and helping former cricket official, Lalit Modi

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Indian police detain a Youth Congress activist after they storm a barricade during a protest against the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) led Government near parliament house in New Delhi, India on Wednesday. Members of Indian Youth Congress protested against the Ministers of BJP led Government for their alleged involvement in various scams including the recruitment racket in Vyapam or the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board and helping former cricket official, Lalit Modi

An Indian woman walks holding an umbrella during monsoon rains in Jammu, India, Tuesday, July 21, 2015. India receives the annual monsoon rains from June to September

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An Indian woman walks holding an umbrella during monsoon rains in Jammu, India, on Tuesday. India receives the annual monsoon rains from June to September

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Fishermen tend to their nets near the Kasimedu fish market at the Royapurum fishing harbour in Chennai, India

A Kashmiri villager cries for his missing relative after a cloud burst at Kullan village in Ganderbal district, on Friday. At least four people were killed in a series of cloud bursts that were reported from several parts of Kashmir during heavy rainfall, local media reported on Friday

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A Kashmiri villager cries for his missing relative after a cloud burst at Kullan village in Ganderbal district, on Friday. At least four people were killed in a series of cloud bursts that were reported from several parts of Kashmir during heavy rainfall

Men push their bicycles through the flooded banks of the river Ganges after heavy rains in Allahabad, India, on Thursday

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Men push their bicycles through the flooded banks of the river Ganges after heavy rains in Allahabad, India, on Thursday

A Muslim man rests as he waits to offer evening prayers and to break his fast during the holy month of Ramadan at the ruins of the Feroz Shah Kotla mosque in New Delhi...A Muslim man rests as he waits to offer evening prayers and to break his fast during the holy month of Ramadan at the ruins of the Feroz Shah Kotla mosque in New Delhi July 14, 2015. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee        TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

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A Muslim man rests as he waits to offer evening prayers and to break his fast during the holy month of Ramadan at the ruins of the Feroz Shah Kotla mosque in New Delhi

Indian members of Indian Youth Congress (IYC)  shout slogans

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Indian members of Indian Youth Congress (IYC) shout slogans and hold a mock funeral procession that represents those who died in Professional Examination Board scam in Madhya Pradesh during a protest in New Delhi, India on Tuesday

Indian policemen pay tribute at Mazar-e-Shuhada (Martyr's graveyard) during a ceremony marking Martyrs' Day in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir, on Monday

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Indian policemen pay tribute at Mazar-e-Shuhada (Martyr’s graveyard) during a ceremony marking Martyrs’ Day in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir, on Monday

A farmer cultivating ginger uses a hoe to dig a ditch in his field in Nagarally village in the southern state of Karnataka, India on Tuesday

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A farmer cultivating ginger uses a hoe to dig a ditch in his field in Nagarally village in the southern state of Karnataka, India on Tuesday

Indian women offer early-morning prayers or a 'puja' and bathe at a ghat on the banks of the Betawa River in Orchha in the state of Madhya Pradesh on July 6, 2015.

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Indian women offer early-morning prayers or a ‘puja’ and bathe at a ghat on the banks of the Betawa River in Orchha in the state of Madhya Pradesh on Monday

Supporters of India's All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK)

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Supporters of India’s All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) party celebrate after victory in the R.K. Nagar by-election in Chennai on Tuesday.

A woman walks through an alley as used pairs of jeans are hung to dry before they are sold in a second-hand clothes market in Kolkata, India, June 29, 2015

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A woman walks through an alley as used pairs of jeans are hung to dry before they are sold in a second-hand clothes market in Kolkata, India on Monday

An Indian boy walks by the Arabian Sea coast piled with garbage, mostly plastic waste, in Mumbai, India, Friday, June 26, 2015. Several recent reports have highlighted India s worsening air quality and termed its capital New Delhi the worst polluted city in the country. In the last decade, along with India's economic boom and increasing prosperity, the output of garbage has also increased manifold

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An Indian boy walks by the Arabian Sea coast piled with garbage, mostly plastic waste, in Mumbai, India on Frida

An Indian rag picker carrying goods wades a water logged area after breach in River Jheluml in Srinagar, summer capital of Indian Kashmir, 25 June 2015. A flood alert was sounded in Jammu and Kashmir state on 25 June after the Jhelum and other rivers rose beyond their danger levels.

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An Indian rag picker carrying goods wades a water logged area after breach in River Jheluml in Srinagar, summer capital of Indian Kashmir on Thursday. A flood alert was sounded in Jammu and Kashmir state after the Jhelum and other rivers rose beyond their danger levels

Indian widows celebrate the International Widows Day...epa04815366 Indian widows greet the founder of Indian NGO Sulabh International, Bindeshwar Pathak (C), as they participate in an event to mark the International Widows' Day in Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh, India, 23 June 2015. Widows from shelter homes in Mathura and Vrindavan gathered to celebrate International Widows' Day that was introduced by the United Nations to address injustice faced by widows in many countries. The event was organized by Indian NGO Sulabh International that is trying to improve the condition of widows who are living in shelter homes.  EPA/HARISH TYAGI

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Indian widows greet the founder of Indian NGO Bindeshwar Pathak of Sulabh International. They participate in an event to mark the International Widows’ Day in Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh, India. Widows from shelter homes gathered to celebrate International Widows’ Day which was introduced by the United Nations to address injustice faced by widows in many countries. 

Nuns pray as they surround the body of Sister Nirmala Joshi, who succeeded Mother Theresa as the head of the Missionaries of Charity, in Kolkata, India.

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Nuns pray as they surround the body of Sister Nirmala Joshi, who succeeded Mother Theresa as the head of the Missionaries of Charity, in Kolkata, India.