An Indian labourer loads unbaked clay bricks on a horse-drawn cart to deliver them to a brick kiln in Sahibabad on the outskirts of New Delhi on Friday
A cameraman films as Russian aerobatic team Yakovlev performs at the inaugural function of Aero India 2015 at Yelahanka air base in Bangalore. Aviation companies from around the world are participating in the five-day event that runs through Feb 22
Boys bathe at roadside municipal taps in the early hours of the morning in the old quarters of Delhi, India
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A Nepalese Hindu sadhu (holy man) paints coloured paste on to his face during the Maha Shivaratri festival in Kathmandu, Nepal. Hindus mark the festival by offering prayers and fasting. Hundreds of sadhus have arrived in Pashupatinath to take part in the event
A Hindu holy man asks for alms as he walks amongst birds flying at a beach along the Arabian Sea in Mumbai on Wednesday
Kashmiri Muslims watch the funeral procession of Farooq Ahmad Bhat at Palhallan in Pattan, about 30 km northwest of Srinagar, Kashmir, India, on Tuesday. Thousands of people participated in the funeral prayers of Bhat killed at Palhallan on 09 February 2015. The 20-year-old was killed and two others wounded critically after forces fired on protesters in the area who were protesting against the hanging of Afzal Guru two years back and demanding the return of his mortal remains.
An Indian hand rickshaw puller transports children to school in Kolkata, India. Kolkata is the only city in India where hand-pulled rickshaws are still in operation.
An Indian paramilitary soldier patrols the streets of Srinagar, on the second death anniversary of Muhammad Afzal Guru, who was executed for his part in a terrorist attack on the Indian parliament building in 2001
An Indian passerby feeds an elephant, hired out for weddings and parties, on the banks of the river Yamuna in New Delhi on Friday
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A rescued Indian child labourer on board a Patna-bound express train at a railway station in Secunderabad on Thursday. Children have been rescued from bangle-making factories and other workshops in Secunderabad’s twin city Hyderabad in the past 10 days and are being sent back home.
Indian villager looks from hole in the wall of a building allegedly damaged by shelling from the Pakistani side of the disputed Kashmir border, at Arnia village, about 45 KM from Jammu, the winter capital of Kashmir, India. According to local sources in a major ceasefire violation by Pakistani Rangers three civilians were wounded on the Indian side of the disputed India-Pakistan Kashmir border when Pakistani troops allegedly fired mortar shells at border posts and villages.
New recruits of the Indian Border Security Force (BSF) march as they take part in the passing out parade at Humhama on the outskirts of Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir, on Friday. A total of 333 recruits were formally inducted into the BSF, an Indian paramilitary force, after completing 44 weeks of rigorous training in physical fitness, weapon handling, commando operations and counter insurgency.
Handlers holds onto their horses after a training session ahead of the Indian Derby in Mumbai, India on Thursday. The Indian Derby, which will be held on Sunday, is one of India’s prestigious racing events.
India’s Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers ride their camels as they rehearse for the “Beating Retreat” ceremony in New Delhi on Tuesday. The ceremony symbolises retreat after a day on the battlefield, and marks the official end of the Indian Republic Day celebrations.
A boy carries recyclable materials past greater adjutant storks at a garbage dumping site on the outskirts of Gauhati, India
A policeman performs a stunt on his motorcycle during a Republic Day parade in Jammu, India
Indian soldiers march during the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi. India‘s capital will turn into a virtual fortress for U.S. President Barack Obama‘s visit this weekend, with heightened security measures, including an extended no-fly zone, to protect the world’s most powerful leader. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Obama and other dignitaries from the world’s two largest democracies will attend India’s Republic Day celebrations on Monday, which include a military parade and display of Indian weaponry.
Idols installed on a tableau are wrapped in a plastic sheet to protect them from rain during a media preview for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi
Workers nap during lunch break, at a Foxconn factory in the township of Longhua in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China
A woman crosses the road in New Delhi. India is part of a global trend of increasing urbanisation, with more than half of the world’s population living in towns and cities