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Indian village school girls demonstrate the self-defense techniques learnt from Indian Border Security Force (BSF) women personnel in Ballaharwal, near the India-Pakistan border, some 40 km from Amritsar, India, 11 August 2014. In the wake increasing crime against women in the country, the school girls were given a training for 2 weeks by the BSF women personnel.

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Indian village school girls demonstrate the self-defence techniques that they learnt from Indian Border Security Force women personnel in Ballaharwal, near the border with Pakistan, some 40km from Amritsar, India.

 

An umbrella seller walks along a road in the old quarters of Del

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A migrant labourer sits on a handcart along a roadside in the old quarters of Delhi August 8, 2014.

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A migrant labourer sits on a handcart along a roadside in the old quarters of Delhi on Friday

Pigs roam at a dumping area in Calcutta, Eastern India, 31 July 2014. The Calcutta Municipal Corporation and Calcutta Police undertook a joint raid to remove pigs from localities. As the death toll due to Japanese Encephalitis Syndrome increased to 123 in north Bengal. Japanese Encephalitis Syndrome is caused by a mosquito-borne virus. While humans are the dead-end hosts of the virus, pigs act as amplifying hosts that aid in spreading of the disease.

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Pigs roam at a dumping area in Kolkata, India. The municipal corporation and the police undertook a joint raid to remove the pigs

A Indian villager walks near the scene following a landslide at Malin village in Pune district of India's western Indian state of Maharashtra on July 31, 2014. Rescuers battled through heavy rains in a desperate search for victims of a landslide in western India that buried dozens of homes, with fears the death toll could reach 150.

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A villager walks near the scene of a landslide at Malin village in the Pune district of India’s western state of Maharashtra. Rescuers battled through heavy rains in a search for victims after dozens of homes were buried, with a death toll nearing 150

A man brushes his teeth as another reads a newspaper while a Hindu holy man sips tea in the morning in front of a closed shop in Allahabad, India, Wednesday, July 30, 2014. (AP Photo/ Rajesh Kumar Singh)

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A homeless man takes a nap by the roadsi...A homeless man takes a nap by the roadside under a metro station in New Delhi on July 22, 2014. Delhi has a homeless population of more than 100,000 people sleeping on streets, pavements, rickshaws, two wheel handcarts, flyovers, under the bridges and in parks across the city. AFP PHOTO/Prakash SINGHPRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images

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A homeless man takes a nap by the roadside under a metro station in New Delhi, India. Delhi has a homeless population of more than 100,000 people sleeping on streets, pavements, rickshaws, two wheel handcarts, flyovers, under the bridges and in parks across the city Read more

An Indian artist performs during the fin...An Indian artist performs during the final procession of the eleven-day traditional festival of 'Bonalu', a ritual offering to the goddess MahaKali, at Sri Akkanna Madanna Mahankali Temple in Hyderabad on July, 21  2014. The Goddess is honoured mostly by women during Bonalu festival with offerings of food and dancing. AFP PHOTO / Noah SEELAMNOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty Images

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An Indian artist performs during the final procession of the eleven-day traditional festival of ‘Bonalu’, a ritual offering to the goddess MahaKali, at Sri Akkanna Madanna Mahankali Temple in Hyderabad Read more

Hindu devotees bathe in the Bagmati Rive...Hindu devotees bathe in the Bagmati River on their way to the Pashupatinath Temple to offer prayers to Lord Shiva, Hindu god of destruction during Shravan festivities in Sundarijal, on the outskirts of Kathmandu on July 21, 2014. According to the Nepali calendar, Shravan is considered the holiest month of the year with each Monday of the month known as Shravan Somvar when worshippers offer prayers for a happy and prosperous life.   AFP PHOTO/ Prakash MATHEMAPRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP/Getty Images

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Hindu devotees bathe in the Bagmati River on their way to the Pashupatinath Temple to offer prayers to Lord Shiva, Hindu god of destruction during Shravan festivities in Sundarijal. According to the Nepali calendar, Shravan is considered the holiest month of the year with each Monday of the month known as Shravan Somvar when worshipers offer prayers for a happy and prosperous lifees Read more

TOPSHOTS An Indian fisherman waits and w...TOPSHOTS An Indian fisherman waits and watches to cast his net into the River Daya near Basantapur village, some 20 kilometers from Bhubaneswar, on July 15, 2014. Villagers living along the banks of the Daya river seasonally turn to fishing to meet their subsistence needs as monsoon rains bring an increase in water levels. AFP PHOTO/ASIT KUMARASIT KUMAR/AFP/Getty Images

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An Indian fisherman waits and watches to cast his net into the River Daya near Basantapur village, India Read more