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A eunuch dances during a rally to mark the congregation of thousands of eunuchs from different parts of India, in Jammu, India,

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A eunuch dances during a rally to mark the congregation of thousands of eunuchs from different parts of India, in Jammu, India. The term eunuchs is used in India to describe transvestites, transsexuals and others who identify themselves as neither male nor female but as a member of a third gender. They traditionally survive by begging, dancing at weddings or blessing newborn babies and are frequently subjected to discrimination. 

Indian commuters walk in an underpass connecting their neighborhood with a main thoroughfare past a train station in the early hours of the morning in New Delhi on March 10, 2015.  According to a report from the United Nations India's urban population numbers some 410 million people and this will grow to 814 million by 2050. The report from 2014 also states that India is projected to add the highest number of people to its urban population by 2050, ahead of China

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Indian commuters walk in an underpass connecting their neighbourhood with a main thoroughfare past a train station in the early hours of the morning in New Delhi on Tuesday. According to a report from the UN, India’s urban population numbers some 410m people and this will grow to 814m by 2050

Fishermen from India stand behind bars in a cell, after being detained in Pakistani waters, at a police station in Karachi

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Fishermen from India stand behind bars in a cell, after being detained in Pakistani waters, at a police station in Karachi on Friday.

Widows daubed in colours dance as they take part in the Holi, or Festival of Colours, at a widows' ashram at Vrindavan in the northern Indian state of Uttar. Traditionally in Hindu culture, widows are expected to renounce earthly pleasure so they do not celebrate Holi. But women at the shelter for widows, who have been abandoned by their families, celebrate the festival by throwing flowers and coloured powder.

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Widows daubed in colours dance as they take part in the Holi, or Festival of Colours, at a widows’ ashram at Vrindavan in the northern Indian state of Uttar. Traditionally in Hindu culture, widows are expected to renounce earthly pleasure so they do not celebrate Holi. But women at the shelter for widows, who have been abandoned by their families, celebrate the festival by throwing flowers and coloured powder.

An Indian Sikh performs fire-breathing

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An Indian Sikh performs fire-breathing during a religious procession to mark Hola Mohalla at the Gurudwara Shri Keshgarh Sahib temple at Sri Anandpur Sahib, on Friday.

An Indian married couple stand with their luggage in a gap between moving trains as they wait to cross the railway tracks during a visit to their hometown for festival holidays in Allahabad

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An Indian couple stand with their luggage in a gap between moving trains as they wait to cross the railway tracks during a visit to their hometown for festival holidays in Allahabad, India

An Indian homeless woman covers herself with a woolen cloth as it rains in Jammu, India, Monday, March 2, 2015. The Jammu-Srinagar highway was closed for all vehicular traffic because of heavy snowfall in the Kashmir valley.

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An Indian homeless woman covers herself with a woolen cloth as it rains in Jammu, India on Monday

Female police recruits throw their caps in the air, as they celebrate after their passing-out parade, in the northeastern Indian city of Agar...Female police recruits throw their caps in the air, as they celebrate after their passing-out parade, in the northeastern Indian city of Agartala, March 2, 2015. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey (INDIA - Tags: MILITARY)

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Female police recruits throw their caps in the air as they celebrate after their passing-out parade, in the northeastern Indian city of Agartala.

An Indian newspaper vendor ties newspapers on his bicycle early in the morning at the old city area of New Delhi, India, Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. Old Delhi despite of being extremely crowded and dilapidated still serves as the symbolic heart of the city.

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A vendor ties newspapers on his bicycle early in the morning in New Delhi, India on Friday

A Kashmiri Muslim villager shouts pro freedom slogans during the funeral procession of Shabir Ahmed Gania, a suspected local militant of Hizbul Mujahideen outfit, in Drubgham, some 55 kilometers (33 miles) south of Srinagar, India, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. Thousands attended the funeral of two suspected militants killed in a fierce gunbattle Wednesday in a southern village of the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, according to local reports.

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A Muslim villager shouts pro freedom slogans during the funeral procession of Shabir Ahmed Gania, a suspected militant with Kashmiri separatist group Hizbul Mujahideen, in Drubgham, 55km south of Srinagar, India

Passengers travel on an overcrowded train on the outskirts of New Delhi...Passengers travel on an overcrowded train on the outskirts of New Delhi February 26, 2015. India will increase investment in its overloaded railway network to 8.5 trillion rupees ($137 billion) over the next five years, the government said on Thursday, promising to modernise existing tracks and introduce faster trains. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (INDIA - Tags: BUSINESS TRANSPORT POLITICS)

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Passengers on a train on the outskirts of New Delhi. India will increase investment in its overloaded railway network to Rs8.5tn ($137bn) over the next five years, the government said on Thursday. 

An Indian Hindu devotee bathes at Sangam...An Indian Hindu devotee bathes at Sangam, the confluence of the Rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati in Allahabad on February 20, 2015. AFP PHOTO/SANJAY KANOJIASanjay Kanojia/AFP/Getty Images

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A Hindu devotee bathes at Sangam, the confluence of the rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati in Allahabad, India 

The Yakovlevs, a UK based aerobatic team flying Russian designed Yakovlev aircrafts, make a formation in the shape of a heart from a trail of smoke during the third day of Aero India 2015 at Yelahanka air base in Bangalore, India, Friday, Feb. 20, 2015. Aviation companies from around the world are participating in the five-day event which runs through Feb. 22. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

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The Yakovlevs, a UK based aerobatic team flying Russian designed Yakovlev aircrafts, make a formation in the shape of a heart from a trail of smoke during the third day of Aero India 2015 at Yelahanka air base in Bangalore, India. 

An Indian homeless man sleeps covered in a blanket early morning in the old quarters of Delhi, India, Friday, Feb. 20, 2015. There are over hundred thousand homeless people in New Delhi who live on the streets, braving extreme weather and economic hardship, according to local reports. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

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An Indian homeless man sleeps covered in a blanket early morning in the old quarters of Delhi, India. There are over hundred thousand homeless people in New Delhi who live on the streets, braving extreme weather and economic hardship, according to local reports. 

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

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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, India, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015. Aviation companies from around the world are participating in the five-day event which runs through Feb. 22. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

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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 during early morning in the old quarters of Delhi...Boys bathe at roadside municipal taps during early morning in the old quarters of Delhi February 17, 2015. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY)

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Boys bathe at roadside municipal taps in the early hours of the morning in the old quarters of Delhi, India

A Nepalese Hindu Sadhu (holy man) paints...A Nepalese Hindu Sadhu (holy man) paints coloured paste onto his face during the Maha Shivaratri festival in Kathmandu on February 17, 2015. Hindus mark the Maha Shivratri festival by offering prayers and fasting. Hundreds of sadhus have arrived in Pashupatinath to take part in the event. AFP PHOTO / PRAKASH MATHEMAPRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP/Getty Images

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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 February 11, 2015.

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A Hindu holy man asks for alms as he walks amongst birds flying at a beach along the Arabian Sea in Mumbai on Wednesday

Funeral of killed protester in Kashmir

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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.