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A Pakistani woman gestures beneath the damaged roof of her house

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A Pakistani woman gestures beneath the shell-damaged roof of her house, allegedly fired by Indian troops, at the Dhamala border village near the eastern city of Sialkot in Punjab province on Wednesday

Banana Harvest As The Pick Up In Monsoon Rains Ease Price Concerns...A day laborer carries banana stems on his head during a harvest in a field in Bhusawal, Maharashtra, India, on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014. More than 75 percent of India got normal monsoon rain this year, the India Meteorological Department estimates. About 833 million people out of Indiaís 1.2 billion population depend on agriculture for their livelihood and the sector provides 14 percent of the nationís gross domestic product. Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

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A labourer carries banana stems during a harvest in Bhusawal, Maharashtra, India. About 833m people out of India’s 1.2bn population depend on agriculture for their livelihoods and the sector provides 14% of the nation’s GDP 

Indian Muslims offer prayers during Eid al-Adha at the Vasi Ullah mosque in Allahabad, India

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Indian Muslims offer prayers during Eid al-Adha at the Vasi Ullah mosque in Allahabad, India

School children dressed as Mahatma Gandhi take part in a march to mark the 145th birth anniversary of Gandhi in New Delhi

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School children dressed as Mahatma Gandhi take part in a march to mark the 145th anniversary of the birth of Gandhi in New Delhi, India.

A Hindu devotee prays in a holy pond on the auspicious day of "Mahalaya" in Mumbai on Wednesday. Hindus offer prayers with holy water after taking a dip in the river to honour the souls of their departed ancestors during Mahalaya, which is also called 'Shraadh' or Pitra Paksha.

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A Hindu prays in a holy pond on the auspicious day of Mahalaya in Mumbai. Hindus offer prayers with holy water after taking a dip in the river to honour the souls of their departed ancestors during Mahalaya, which is also called Shraadh or Pitra Paksha

Tibetan exiles are detained by police during a protest outside the venue of a meeting between Chinese President Xi and Indian PM Modi in New Delhi...Tibetan exiles are detained by police during a protest outside the venue of a meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi September 18, 2014. Groups of Tibetan activists held noisy protests outside the hotel where Xi was staying in New Delhi, and at the stately Hyderabad House where he sat down for formal talks with Modi.

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Tibetan exiles are detained by police in New Delhi during a protest outside the venue of a meeting between China’s President Xi Jinping and Narendra Modi, prime minister of India

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A Kashmiri shopkeeper stacks flood-damaged shoes on the street outside his flood-affected shop at the Lal Chowk area in Srinagar

Flood victims watch from the windows of a hotel as Kashmiri volunteers try to get relief material across to them in the city center of Srinagar, India, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014.  Flash floods have killed hundreds, washed away crops, damaged tens of thousands of homes and affected over a million people since Sept. 3, when heavy monsoon rains lashed Pakistan's eastern Punjab province and the Kashmir region, claimed by both India and Pakistan.

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Flood victims watch from the windows of a hotel as Kashmiri volunteers try to get relief material across to them in the city centre of Srinagar, India

A dancer has his body painted to look like a tiger before he performs during festivities marking the end of the annual harvest festival of Onam in Trichur...A dancer has his body painted to look like a tiger before he performs during festivities marking the end of the annual harvest festival of Onam in Trichur, in the southern Indian state of Kerala September 10, 2014. The ten-day long festival is celebrated annually in India's southern coastal state of Kerala to symbolise the return of King Mahabali to meet his subjects. REUTERS/Babu (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY)

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A dancer has his body painted to look like a tiger before he performs during festivities marking the end of the annual harvest festival of Onam in Trichur, in the southern Indian state of Kerala. The ten-day long festival is celebrated annually in India’s southern coastal state of Kerala to symbolise the return of King Mahabali to meet his subjects. 

epa04392002 Young ragpickers collect clothes, coins, wooden materials and other usable items cluttered at the bank of the Jawahar Lal Nehru lake after the immersion of Lord Ganesh idols to mark the end of the Ganesh festival, in Bhopal, India, 09 September 2014. Despite of the warning of the district administration not to immerse idols in the lake to protect the environment, hundreds of idols have been immersed by devotees, resulting in a huge pollution of the lakes in India.  EPA/SANHEEV GUPTA

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A young ragpicker searches for usable items cluttered at the bank of the Jawaharlal Nehru lake after the immersion of Lord Ganesh idols to mark the end of the Ganesh festival, in Bhopal, India