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 Indian school children attend morning prayers at a school

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Indian school children attend morning prayers at a school on the outskirts of Jammu, the winter capital of Kashmir, India

Pakistani children play near the Ravi river in Lahore

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Pakistani children play near the Ravi river in Lahore.

TOPSHOTS An young Indian Jain devotee dr...TOPSHOTS An young Indian Jain devotee dressed on a horse participates in a religious rally organised on the occasion of Mahavir Jayanti in Kolkata on April 2, 2015. The most important religious holiday in Jainism, Mahavir Jayanti celebrates the birth of Mahavira, the last Tirthankara, which is generally accepted as 599 BCE. AFP PHOTO/ Dibyangshu SARKARDIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP/Getty Images

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An Indian Jain devotee on a horse participates in a religious rally organised on the occasion of Mahavir Jayanti in Kolkata 

A boy from the slum jumps from one concrete drainage pipe to another along the bank of Bagmati River, in Kathmundu

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A boy from the slum jumps from one concrete drainage pipe to another along the bank of Bagmati River as he plays with his friends in Kathmandu on Tuesday

Kashmiri villagers carry the bodies of victims, who died after a hillside collapsed onto a house, for burial at Ledhan

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Kashmiri villagers carry the bodies of victims who died after a hillside collapsed onto a house, for burial at Ledhan village west of Srinagar on Tuesday.

Cleaning up Shipbreaking

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Workers carry a rope line to fasten a decommissioned ship at the Alang shipyard in the western Indian state of Gujarat.

A labourer takes a nap in a wholesale fruit market area in Kolkata...A labourer takes a nap in a wholesale fruit market area in Kolkata March 24, 2015. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

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A labourer takes a nap in a wholesale fruit market area in Kolkata, India

An Indian farmer herds his sheep on the dry bed of a river at Bibi Nagar in Nalgonda District, some 40 kilometers from Hyderabad on March 23, 2015.

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An Indian farmer herds his sheep on the dry bed of a river at Bibi Nagar in Nalgonda District, some 40 kilometers from Hyderabad on Monday

Indians climb the wall of a building to help students appearing in an examination in Hajipur, in the eastern Indian state of Bihar. Even with police presence, parents and relatives are reported to scale building walls in order to pass notes to help students cheat in their exams.

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Indians climb the wall of a building to help students appearing in an examination in Hajipur, in the eastern Indian state of Bihar. Even with police presence, parents and relatives are reported to scale building walls in order to pass notes to help students cheat in their exams. 

Solar Impulse on round-the-world tour

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The Swiss solar-powered plane Solar Impulse 2, HB-SIB, taking off with Swiss explorer Andre Borshberg on board for the third leg Ahmedabad to Varanasi, of the Round-The-World, in Ahmedabad, on Wednesday.

Artist has his face painted to resemble Hindu god Shasthappan before performing during the Theyyam ritual in Somwarpet...An artist has his face painted to resemble Hindu god Shasthappan before performing during the Theyyam ritual in Somwarpet town in the southern Indian state of Karnataka March 16, 2015. Theyyam is a form of worship and is celebrated mostly in southern parts of the country. Picture taken March 16, 2015. REUTERS/Abhishek N. Chinnappa (INDIA - Tags: ANNIVERSARY RELIGION SOCIETY)

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An artist has his face painted to resemble the Hindu god Shasthappan, before performing during the Theyyam ritual in Somwarpet town in the southern Indian state of Karnataka

Boys play as cows graze through garbage at the Deonar landfill site in Mumbai, India. Mumbai is running out of space for its waste, and Deonar, Asia's oldest and largest dumpsite, is bursting. Each day, more than 500 trucks line up along a two-lane dirt road in an eastern suburb, waiting to add to a mountain of refuse tall enough to submerge the White House twice over

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Boys play as cows graze through garbage at the Deonar landfill site in Mumbai, India. Mumbai is running out of space for its waste, and Deonar, Asia’s oldest and largest dumpsite, is bursting

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.