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Indian Shia Muslim men flagellate themselves during the mourning procession on the tenth day of Muharram, which marks the day of Ashura, in Chennai on October 12, 2016. Ashura mourns the death of Imam Hussein, a grandson of the Prophet Mohammed, who was killed by armies of the Yazid near Karbala in 680 AD. / AFP PHOTO / ARUN SANKARARUN SANKAR/AFP/Getty Images

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Indian Shia Muslim men flagellate themselves during the mourning procession on the tenth day of Muharram, which marks the day of Ashura, in Chennai. Photo Arun Sankar/AFP/Getty

Hindu women apply "sindhur", or vermillion powder, on the face of a woman after worshipping the idol of the Hindu goddess Durga on the last day of the Durga Puja festival in Chandigarh, India October 11, 2016.

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Hindu women apply “sindhur”, or vermillion powder, on the face of a woman after worshipping the idol of the Hindu goddess Durga on the last day of the Durga Puja festival in Chandigarh 

An Indian Air Force soldier tosses his rifle as he performs during the full-dress rehearsal for Indian Air Force Day at the Hindon air force station on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, October 6, 2016.

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An Indian Air Force soldier tosses his rifle as he performs during the full-dress rehearsal for Indian Air Force Day at the Hindon air force station on the outskirts of New Delhi. Photo Adnan Abidi/Reuters 

Workers pull an idol of the Hindu goddess Durga from a workshop to load it onto a truck towards a pandal, or a temporary platform, ahead of the Durga Puja festival in Kolkata, India, October 5, 2016. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

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Workers pull an idol of the Hindu goddess Durga from a workshop to load it onto a truck towards a pandal, or a temporary platform, ahead of the Durga Puja festival in Kolkata, India. Photo Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters 

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Indian folk dancers from the Panghat Group of Performing Arts during a dress rehearsal for an event to mark the forthcoming Hindu festival ‘Navaratri’.

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Indian residents photograph the launch of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C35), on Monday.

 Indian children of local boatmen play on the banks of the river Ganges in the Sangam area of Allahabad

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Indian children of local boatmen play on the banks of the river Ganges in the Sangam area of Allahabad

An artisan works on an idol of Hindu goddess Durga at a workshop ahead of the Durga Puja festival in Kolkata, India

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An artisan works on an idol of Hindu goddess Durga at a workshop ahead of the Durga Puja festival in Kolkata, India 

A man collects coconuts thrown as offerings by worshippers into the Sabarmati river, a day after the immersion of idols of the Hindu god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, in Ahmedabad, India

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A man collects coconuts thrown as offerings by worshippers into the Sabarmati river, a day after the immersion of idols of the Hindu god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, in Ahmedabad, India

Devotees immerse an idol of the Hindu god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, into the Sabarmati river on the last day of the ten-day-long Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Ahmedabad, India

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Devotees immerse an idol of the Hindu god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, into the Sabarmati river on the last day of the ten-day-long Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Ahmedabad, India

A police personnel canes a motorcyclist during a curfew following violence in the city due to the Cauvery water sharing dispute with neighbouring state Tamil Nadu, in Bangalore

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A police personnel canes a motorcyclist during a curfew following violence in the city due to the Cauvery water sharing dispute with neighbouring state Tamil Nadu, in Bangalore

Indian children look on as activists burn tyres and material to blockade traffic on a major connecting road during a statewide strike in Bangalore on September 9, 2016.   Agitation in the southern Indian state of Karnataka has been increasing since the recent Supreme Court order to the state to release of 15,000 cusecs of water from the River Cauvery each day to the neighbouring state of Tamil Nadu. Karnataka is facing an acute shortage of water in its reservoirs, and rivers as the state has only received subpar rainfall in the catchment areas leading to protests by farmers and pro-Kannada organisations refusing to share water with its neighbouring state. / AFP PHOTO / MANJUNATH KIRANMANJUNATH KIRAN/AFP/Getty Images

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Indian children look on as activists burn tyres and material to blockade traffic on a major connecting road during a statewide strike in Bangalore, India

A goat tries to escape from the boot of a taxi after being purchased at a livestock market ahead of the Eid al-Adha festival in Kolkata, India, September 8, 2016. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

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A goat tries to escape from the boot of a taxi after being purchased at a livestock market ahead of the Eid al-Adha festival in Kolkata, India

An Indian Hindu devotee transports an idol of the elephant-headed Hindu god, Lord Ganesha in his car, for Ganesh Chaturthi in Mumbai on September 5, 2015.  The Ganesh Chaturthi festival, a popular 11-day religious festival which is annually celebrated across India, runs this year from September 5-15, and culminates with the im

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An Indian Hindu devotee transports an idol of the elephant-headed Hindu god, Lord Ganesha in his car, for Ganesh Chaturthi in Mumbai. The Ganesh Chaturthi festival, a popular 11-day religious festival which is annually celebrated across India 

Members of bank employees union shout slogans during an anti-government protest rally, organised as part of a nationwide strike, in Mumbai, India September 2, 2016. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui - RTX2NUZN

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Members of bank employees union shout slogans during an anti-government protest rally, organised as part of a nationwide strike, in Mumbai, India 

An Indian girl holds an umbrella and looks skywards as it rains in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016. Monsoon season in India begins in June and ends in October.  (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)

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An Indian girl holds an umbrella and looks skywards as it rains in New Delhi, India 

A man pedals his cycle rickshaw during monsoon rains in New Delhi

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A man pedals his cycle rickshaw during monsoon rains in New Delhi, India on Wednesday

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An Indian policeman takes cover behind an armored vehicle as Kashmiri protesters throw stones at him during a protest in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir on Tuesday

A nun belonging to the global Missionaries of Charity reacts as she interacts with children at the Nirmala Shishu Bhavan, a children's home founded by Mother Teresa, ahead of Mother Teresa's canonization ceremony in Kolkata

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A nun belonging to the global Missionaries of Charity reacts as she interacts with children at the Nirmala Shishu Bhavan, a children’s home founded by Mother Teresa, ahead of Mother Teresa’s canonization ceremony in Kolkata

Kashmiri Muslims shout anti-India slogans during a protest in Srinaga

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Kashmiri Muslims shout anti-India slogans during a protest in Srinagar today