India

Residents and visitors to a ghat swim an...Residents and visitors to a ghat swim and sit by the banks of the Ganges river after sunrise in Varanasi in May 18, 2014. The Ganges river is considered sacred in the Hindu religion and is revered as a goddess.  AFP PHOTO/ROBERTO SCHMIDTROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images

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Residents and visitors swim and sit by the banks of the Ganges river after sunrise in Varanasi, India. The Ganges river is considered sacred in the Hindu religion and is revered as a goddess Read more

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporters celebrate the party’s winning preliminary result outside their office in Gauhati, India, Friday, May 16, 2014. India's opposition leader Narendra Modi and his party won national elections in a landslide Friday, preliminary results showed, driving the long-dominant Congress party out of power in the most commanding victory India has seen in more than a quarter century. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)

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Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporters hold a shivling, a symbolic representation of Hindu God Shiva, and celebrate preliminary results that showed the BJP winning by a landslide in Varanasi, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. India‘s opposition leader Narendra Modi and his party won national elections in a landslide Friday, preliminary results showed, driving the long-dominant Congress party out of power in the most commanding victory India has seen in more than a quarter century Read more

A Kashmiri man reads a newspaper in front of closed shops during shutdown in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir. Chairman of the hardline faction of separatist group Syed Ali Geelani had called for a shutdown to protest against the arrests of Kashmiri youths during the Indian general elections in Indian Kashmir.

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A Kashmiri man reads a newspaper during a shutdown in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir. Syed Ali Geelani, a separatist leader, had called for a shutdown to protest against the arrests of Kashmiri youths during the Indian general elections in Indian Kashmir.

A motorcycle set on fire by a mob burns during clashes between two communities on the outskirts of Hyderabad

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A motorcycle set on fire by a mob burns during clashes between two communities on the outskirts of the southern Indian city of Hyderabad. Two people were killed when police opened fire to control mobs following communal clashes on Wednesday.

An Indian man stands at the doorway of a train at a railway station in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, May 14, 2014.  Indian railway network is one of the world's largest, with some 14 million passengers daily and some 64,000 kilometers (40,000 miles) of railway track cut through some of the most densely populated cities. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)

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An Indian man stands at the doorway of a train at a railway station in New Delhi, India. Indian railway network is one of the world’s largest, with some 14 million passengers daily and some 64,000 kilometers (40,000 miles) of railway track cut through some of the most densely populated cities Read more

Varanasi Votes In Final Round Of Indian Elections...VARANASI, INDIA - MAY 12:  A Border Police officer stands guard as Indians wait in line to vote at a polling station on May 12, 2014 in Varanasi, India. Indians voted in the ninth and final phase of elections Monday. Counting will be on May 16

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A Border Police officer stands guard as Indians wait in line to vote at a polling station in Varanasi, India. Indians voted in the ninth and final phase of elections Monday. Counting will be on May 16 Read more

Young students of Hindu religion wear Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), or the common man party, caps and wait for the arrival of AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal during an election rally in Varanasi, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, Friday, May 9, 2014. Varanasi will go to the polls on May 12, the final day of voting, with Kejriwal running from the constituency against Narendra Modi, the prime ministerial candidate of Indiaís main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). (AP Photo/ Rajesh Kumar Singh)

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Young Hindu students wear Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), or the common man party, caps and wait for the arrival of AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal during an election rally in Varanasi, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The final day of voting is May 12. Read more

A donkey carrying sacks of coal walks through the narrow tunnels of a coal mine, in Choa Saidan Shah in Punjab province April 29, 2014. Coal miners in Chao Saidan Shah use donkeys to transport coal from the depths of the mines to the surface. The donkeys make around 20 trips per day carrying sacks weighing about 20 kg (44 lbs) each. The work is dangerous with the constant risk of cave-ins. The miners say they do what they can to care for the animals, with their limited resources, but the difficult conditions mean the donkeys' life expectancy is 12-13 years. May 8 is International Donkey Day, which The Donkey Sanctuary NGO says "aims to highlight the worthy contribution donkeys make throughout the world." Picture taken April 29, 2014. REUTERS/Sara Farid

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A donkey hauls coal through a mine in Punjab province, Pakistan. The donkeys make about 20 trips a day to the surface, carrying sacks weighing about 20kg each. The difficult conditions mean their life expectancy is 12-13 years, whereas those in prosperous countries live between 30 and 50 years.

India Daily Life...THIKSEY, LADAKH, INDIA - MAY 7:  A young novice Buddhist monk puts on his robe as he walks down stairs after eating dinner at the Thiksey Monastery on May 7, 2014 in Thiksey, Ladakh, India.  (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

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A young novice Buddhist monk at the Thiksey monastery in India Read more

Indian women show their voting slips as they wait to cast their votes at a polling station during the 8th phase of Parliamentary election at Palampur, Himachal Pradesh, India, 07 May 2014. Parliamentary elections in India are being held in nine phases between 07 April and 12 May 2014. A total of 814.6 million people are eligible to vote, around 100 million more than in the elections in 2009.

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Indian women show their voting slips as they wait to cast their votes at a polling station during the 8th phase of parliamentary elections at Palampur, Himachal Pradesh, India