A Kashmiri man walks during a foggy morning in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, on Wednesday. Foggy weather in Kashmir valley affected surface and air traffic causing flight cancellations to and from Srinagar International Airport, stranding hundreds of passengers.
Kashmiri villagers mourn at a funeral procession for suspected rebels in the village of Bijbehara, in Anantnag district south of Srinagar, on Tuesday. Three suspected rebels were killed on Sunday, during an encounter with security forces in southern Kashmir
A group of men ride a tricycle across a muddy road in Beijing on Monday
Indian Sikh pilgrims on a train from Attari International Railway Station bound for Pakistan. Thousands of Sikh pilgrims are travelling to Pakistan to celebrate the 546th birth anniversary of Sri Guru Nanak Dev
A woman bathes her child after worshipping the sun god Surya in the polluted waters of Yamuna river during the Hindu religious festival of Chatt Puja in New Delhi, India
Indian Hindu devotees offer prayers during the ‘Chhat Puja’ on the banks of the Brahmaputra River in Guwahati on Tuesday. Devotees pay obeisance to both the rising and the setting sun during the Chhath Festival, expressing thanks and seeking the blessings of the forces of nature, mainly the sun and rivers
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Indian potter Chelimila Veera Swamy makes earthen pots or ‘diyas’ ahead of the forthcoming Diwali festival on the outskirts of Hyderabad, India.
An Indian actor dressed as Rama, the main character of the Hindu epic Ramayana, prepares to perform at a theatre in Bangalore, India
Indian schoolchildren holds masks with the face of Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates to mark his 60th birthday, at a school in Chennai
An Indian boy throws domestic garbage into the already polluted Yamuna river in New Delhi on Friday. Considered one of the holiest rivers in India, the Yamuna River has been dying a slow death from pollution for decades despite the investment of millions of dollars to preserve its ecosystem
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An Indian priest performs rituals during the Hindu festival Durga Puja in Allahabad, India
An artist peeps out from behind a curtain as he waits backstage to take part in the Ramlila performance, a re-enactment of the life of Hindu Lord Rama, ahead of Dussehra in Ahmedabad, India
Kashmiri lawmaker Sheikh Abdul Rashid, commonly known as Engineer Rashid, with his face smeared in black paint and ink thrown by the activists from Hindu Sena, a Hindu hardline group, leaves after his news conference in New Delhi, India. Activists from the Hindu Sena smeared ink and black paint on Rashid’s face on Monday, for serving beef in a government building in Srinagar earlier this month
Indian folk dancers display ornaments during a break while participating in the first night of Navratri in Gandhinagar, some 30 km from Ahmedabad. Navratri festivities, or Dance Festival of Nine Nights, takes place between October 13-21.
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A young Indian child dressed as the Hindu God Shiva walks the banks of the River Ganges looking for alms from devotees on the first day of the nine-day Navratri festival, in Allahabad, India
Girls wearing turbans wave as they take part in celebrations to mark the International Day of the Girl Child at a school premises in Chandigarh, India today. The International Day of the Girl Child is observed on October 11 every year.
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Indian voters queue to cast their ballots at a voting centre in the village of Banbira in Samstipur district, India
Students display the painted liquid embroidery blouses inside their college premises in Chennai, India, on Friday. 3,500 students painted 7000 blouses in an hour on Friday in an attempt to enter the Limca Book of Records
Indian Air Force soldiers march past the IAF C-17 Globemaster during Air Force Day parade at Hindon Air Force base near New Delhi, India, Thursday
An artist takes a break to smoke as he prepares idols of Hindu Gods and Goddesses for the upcoming Durga Puja festival in New Delhi, India, India on Wednesday