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A group of men ride a tricycle across a muddy road in Beijing on Monday

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A group of men ride a tricycle across a muddy road in Beijing on Monday

Indian Sikh pilgrims wave from a train b...Indian Sikh pilgrims wave from a train bound for Pakistan at the Attari International Railway Station, about 35 kms from Amritsar on November 20, 2015. Thousands of Sikh pilgrims are travelling to Nankana Sahib in Pakistan to celebrate the 546th birth anniversary of Sri Guru Nanak Dev which falls on November 25.   AFP PHOTO/ NARINDER NANUNARINDER NANU/AFP/Getty Images

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Indian Sikh pilgrims on a train from Attari International Railway Station bound for Pakistan. Thousands of Sikh pilgrims are travelling to Pakistan to celebrate the 546th birth anniversary of Sri Guru Nanak Dev 

A woman bathes her child after worshipping the sun god Surya in the polluted waters of Yamuna river during the Hindu religious festival of Chatt Puja in New Delhi...A woman bathes her child after worshipping the sun god Surya in the polluted waters of Yamuna river during the Hindu religious festival of Chatt Puja in New Delhi, India, November 18, 2015. Hindu women fast for the whole day for the betterment of their families and the society during the festival. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee  TEMPLATE OUT

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A woman bathes her child after worshipping the sun god Surya in the polluted waters of Yamuna river during the Hindu religious festival of Chatt Puja in New Delhi, India

Indian Hindu devotees offer prayers during the 'Chhat Puja' on the banks of the Brahmaputra River in Guwahati on November 17, 2015. Devotees pay obeisance to both the rising and the setting sun during the Chhath Festival, expressing thanks and seeking the blessings of the forces of nature, mainly the sun and rivers.

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Indian Hindu devotees offer prayers during the ‘Chhat Puja’ on the banks of the Brahmaputra River in Guwahati on Tuesday. Devotees pay obeisance to both the rising and the setting sun during the Chhath Festival, expressing thanks and seeking the blessings of the forces of nature, mainly the sun and rivers

Indian potter Chelimila Veera Swamy makes earthen pots or 'diyas' ahead of the forthcoming Diwali festival on the outskirts of Hyderabad, India.

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Indian potter Chelimila Veera Swamy makes earthen pots or ‘diyas’ ahead of the forthcoming Diwali festival on the outskirts of Hyderabad, India.

An Indian actor dressed as Rama, the main character of the Hindu epic Ramayana, prepares to perform at a theatre in Bangalore, India, Monday, Nov. 2, 2015. The performance was self-funded by a group of artists who do other jobs for a living. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

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An Indian actor dressed as Rama, the main character of the Hindu epic Ramayana, prepares to perform at a theatre in Bangalore, India 

Indian schoolchildren holds masks with t...Indian schoolchildren holds masks with the face of Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates to mark his 60th birthday, at a school in Chennai on October 28, 2015. AFP PHOTOSTR/AFP/Getty Images

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Indian schoolchildren holds masks with the face of Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates to mark his 60th birthday, at a school in Chennai

An Indian boy throws domestic garbage into the already polluted Yamuna river in New Delhi on October 23, 2015. Considered one of the holiest rivers in India, the Yamuna River has been dying a slow death from pollution for decades despite the investment of millions of dollars to preserve its ecosystem. According to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) which monitors the water quality of the Yamuna in Delhi, seventy percent of the pollution in the river is from untreated sewage while the remaining thirty percent is from industrial sources, agricultural run-off and domestic garbage

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An Indian boy throws domestic garbage into the already polluted Yamuna river in New Delhi on Friday. Considered one of the holiest rivers in India, the Yamuna River has been dying a slow death from pollution for decades despite the investment of millions of dollars to preserve its ecosystem

An Indian priest performs rituals during...An Indian priest performs rituals during the Hindu festival Durga Puja in Allahabad on October 20, 2015. The five-day Durga Puja festival commemorates the slaying of a demon king Mahishasur by goddess Durga, marking the triumph of good over evil. AFP PHOTO/SANJAY KANOJIASanjay Kanojia/AFP/Getty Images

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An Indian priest performs rituals during the Hindu festival Durga Puja in Allahabad, India

An artist peeps out as he waits backstage to take part in the Ramlila performance, a re-enactment of the life of Hindu Lord Rama, ahead of Dussehra in Ahmedabad...An artist peeps out from behind a curtain as he waits backstage to take part in the Ramlila performance, a re-enactment of the life of Hindu Lord Rama, ahead of Dussehra in Ahmedabad, India, October 19, 2015. Effigies of the 10-headed demon king "Ravana" are burnt on Dussehra, the Hindu festival that commemorates the triumph of Lord Rama over the Ravana, marking the victory of good over evil. Dussehra is celebrated on October 22.  Picture taken October 19, 2015. REUTERS/Amit Dave

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An artist peeps out from behind a curtain as he waits backstage to take part in the Ramlila performance, a re-enactment of the life of Hindu Lord Rama, ahead of Dussehra in Ahmedabad, India

Kashmiri lawmaker Rashid with his face smeared in black paint and ink thrown by the activists from Hindu Sena, leaves after his news conference in New Delhi...Kashmiri lawmaker Sheikh Abdul Rashid, commonly known as Engineer Rashid, with his face smeared in black paint and ink thrown by the activists from Hindu Sena, a Hindu hardline group, leaves after his news conference in New Delhi, India, October 19, 2015. Activists from the Hindu Sena smeared ink and black paint on Rashid's face on Monday, for serving beef in a government building in Srinagar earlier this month, according to local media reports.

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Kashmiri lawmaker Sheikh Abdul Rashid, commonly known as Engineer Rashid, with his face smeared in black paint and ink thrown by the activists from Hindu Sena, a Hindu hardline group, leaves after his news conference in New Delhi, India. Activists from the Hindu Sena smeared ink and black paint on Rashid’s face on Monday, for serving beef in a government building in Srinagar earlier this month

ndian folk dancers display ornaments during a break while participating in the first night of Navratri

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Indian folk dancers display ornaments during a break while participating in the first night of Navratri in Gandhinagar, some 30 km from Ahmedabad. Navratri festivities, or Dance Festival of Nine Nights, takes place between October 13-21. 

 young Indian boy dressed as Hindu God Shiva walks the banks of the River Ganges looking for alms from devotees on the first day of the nine-day Navratri festival, in Allahabad, India,Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015.  Navaratri lasts for nine days, with three days each devoted to the worship of  the goddess of valor Durga, the goddess of wealth Lakshmi, and the goddess of knowledge Saraswati. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

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A young Indian child dressed as the Hindu God Shiva walks the banks of the River Ganges looking for alms from devotees on the first day of the nine-day Navratri festival, in Allahabad, India

Girls wearing turbans wave as they take part in celebrations to mark the International Day of the Girl Child at a school premises in Chandigarh, India October 12, 2015. The International Day of the Girl Child is observed on October 11 every year.

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Girls wearing turbans wave as they take part in celebrations to mark the International Day of the Girl Child at a school premises in Chandigarh, India today. The International Day of the Girl Child is observed on October 11 every year. 

ndian voters queue to cast their ballots at a voting centre in the village of Banbira in Samstipur district on October 12, 2015. The first of five phases of voting in the state assembly elections in Bihar, one of India's largest and poorest states, begins on October 12.  AFP PHOTO / MONEY SHARMAMONEY SHARMA/AFP/Getty Images

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Indian voters queue to cast their ballots at a voting centre in the village of Banbira in Samstipur district, India

Students display the painted liquid embroidery blouses inside their college premises in Chennai, India, on Friday. 3,500 students painted 7000 blouses in an hour on Friday in an attempt to enter the Limca Book of Records

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Students display the painted liquid embroidery blouses inside their college premises in Chennai, India, on Friday. 3,500 students painted 7000 blouses in an hour on Friday in an attempt to enter the Limca Book of Records

Indian Air Force soldiers march past the IAF C-17 Globemaster during Air Force Day parade at Hindon Air Force base near New Delhi, India, Thursday. Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha announced Thursday that the IAF would soon have women fighter pilots

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Indian Air Force soldiers march past the IAF C-17 Globemaster during Air Force Day parade at Hindon Air Force base near New Delhi, India, Thursday

An artist takes a break to smoke as he prepares idols of Hindu Gods and Goddesses for the upcoming Durga Puja festival in New Delhi, India, India, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015. The festival, to be celebrated from Oct. 19 to 22, commemorates the slaying of a demon king by lion-riding, ten armed goddess Durga, marking the triumph of good over evil.

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An artist takes a break to smoke as he prepares idols of Hindu Gods and Goddesses for the upcoming Durga Puja festival in New Delhi, India, India on Wednesday

Window washers use cables to lower themselves from a skyscraper while working on a polluted day in Beijing, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015. Air quality readings in the city on Tuesday were at levels considered hazardous by international measuring standards

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Window washers use cables to lower themselves from a skyscraper while working on a polluted day in Beijing on Tuesday

A member of staff cleans the red carpet at the Hyderabad House of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a group picture after the third Indian-German intergovernmental consultations in New Dehli, India.

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A member of staff cleans the red carpet at the Hyderabad House of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a group picture after the third Indian-German intergovernmental consultations in New Delhi, India.