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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.

Kashmiri Muslim women wail as they watch the funeral procession of suspected rebels, at Barhama, 40 kilometers (25 miles) south of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Monday, Oct. 5, 2015. At least four Indian army soldiers and three suspected rebels were killed in three separated gun battles in Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said on Monday

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Kashmiri Muslim women wail as they watch the funeral procession of suspected rebels, at Barhama, 40 kilometers (25 miles) south of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Monday

A boy studies at a window of his house at Dadri in Uttar Pradesh, India, October 2, 2015.

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A boy studies at a window of his house at Dadri in Uttar Pradesh, India on Friday

A butterfly flutters as an Indian labour

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A butterfly flutters as an Indian labourer showers water onto a statue of Mahatma Gandhi on the eve of Gandhi Jayanti at Gandhi Park in the eastern city Bhuabenswar on Thursday

A homeless Indian man sits at a traffic intersection in the morning in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015. Hundreds of millions of Indians still live on less than $2 a day. The United Nations global goals for sustainable development in the next fifteen years, seeks to end poverty in all its forms everywhere

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A homeless Indian man sits at a traffic intersection in the morning in New Delhi, India, Wednesday. Hundreds of millions of Indians still live on less than $2 a day

A vendor carries garlands of marigold flowers at a wholesale flower market in Peshawar, Pakistan, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)

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A vendor carries garlands of marigold flowers at a wholesale flower market in Peshawar, Pakistan.

A man collects coconuts and other items thrown as offerings by worshippers in the Sabarmati river, a day after the immersion of idols of the Hindu god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, in Ahmedabad, India, September 28, 2015.

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

Indian Muslims offer prayers to mark Eid al-Adha at Bara Imambara in Lucknow, India, Friday, Sept. 25, 2015.  Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Adha, which commemorates the willingness of the prophet Ibrahim, or Abraham as he is known in the Bible, to sacrifice his son in accordance with God's will, though in the end God provides him a sheep to sacrifice instead

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Indian Muslims offer prayers to mark Eid al-Adha at Bara Imambara in Lucknow, India, Friday

Members of an Indian wedding band play brass instruments during a religious procession for the Hindu festival Ganesh Chaturthi in New Delhi

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Members of an Indian wedding band play brass instruments during a religious procession for the Hindu festival Ganesh Chaturthi in New Delhi

A trader sleeps amid his goats at a livestock market on the eve of the Eid al-Adha festival in Kolkata, India, September 24, 2015. Muslims across the world celebrate the annual festival of Eid al-Adha or the Feast of the Sacrifice, which marks the end of the annual haj pilgrimage, by slaughtering goats, sheep, cows and camels in commemoration of the Prophet Abraham's readiness to sacrifice his son to show obedience to Allah. Eid al-Adha in Kolkata falls on Friday

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A trader sleeps amid his goats at a livestock market on the eve of the Eid al-Adha festival in Kolkata, India

Nepalese Hindu women, dressed in red, are led by a priest as they recite prayers during celebrations of the Teej festival at the Pashupatinath temple area in Kathmandu.

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Nepalese Hindu women, dressed in red, are led by a priest as they recite prayers during celebrations of the Teej festival at the Pashupatinath temple area in Kathmandu.

An Indian artist works on eco-friendly figures of Hindu God Lord Ganesh made with mud, jute and bamboo at a blue tarp-covered workshop on the outskirts of Hyderabad on Tuesday.  The statues of eco-friendly clay Ganesh idols made with mud, jute and bamboo will reduce pollution during the Ganesh immersion

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An Indian artist works on eco-friendly figures of Hindu God Lord Ganesh made with mud, jute and bamboo at a blue tarp-covered workshop on the outskirts of Hyderabad on Tuesday. The statues of eco-friendly clay Ganesh idols made with mud, jute and bamboo will reduce pollution during the Ganesh immersion

Indian labourers unload onions for sorting at Mundera wholesale market in Allahabad on September 9, 2015

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Indian labourers unload onions for sorting at Mundera wholesale market in Allahabad on Wednesday. The cost of India’s most staple vegetable has soared in the last month

An Indian paramilitary trooper stands guard near a barricade in Srinagar. Indian Kashmir mostly shut down September 7 to protest government delays in rebuilding the region hit by devastating floods a year ago, as hundreds of police and troops patrolled the streets.

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An Indian paramilitary trooper looks through the grill of his helmet visor as he stands guard near a barricade in Srinagar. Indian Kashmir mostly shut down September 7 to protest government delays in rebuilding the region hit by devastating floods a year ago, as hundreds of police and troops patrolled the streets.

A child goes through his school book at a government-run school on the eve of International Literacy Day in Allahabad, India, Monday, Sept. 7, 2015. According to Indian Census 2011, the literacy rate is 74.04 percent of the total population aged seven and above, though the government has made a law that every child under the age of 14 should get free education, the problem of illiteracy is still at large especially in the rural areas

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A child goes through his school book at a government-run school on the eve of International Literacy Day in Allahabad, India on Monday

A local resident reads a newspaper next to a vendor selling potatoes and onions at a slum area in Kolkata...A local resident reads a newspaper next to a vendor selling potatoes and onions at a slum area in Kolkata, India, September 4, 2015

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A local resident reads a newspaper next to a vendor selling potatoes and onions at a slum area in Kolkata, India on Friday

Schoolchildren dressed as Hindu Lord Krishna wait to perform during celebrations on the eve of the Janmashtami festival in Chandigarh...Schoolchildren dressed as Hindu Lord Krishna wait to perform during celebrations on the eve of the Janmashtami festival in Chandigarh, India, September 4, 2015. The festival, which marks the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna, will be celebrated across India on Saturday. REUTERS/Ajay Verma TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

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School children dressed as Hindu Lord Krishna wait to perform during celebrations on the eve of the Janmashtami festival in Chandigarh, India. The festival, which marks the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna, will be celebrated across India on Saturday. 

Indian men wait for transport on the side of a road in Secunderabad, the twin city of Hyderabad, on Wednesday. Millions of workers across India held a 24-hour strike in protest at right-wing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's economic policies, which they say will put jobs at risk and hurt ordinary people.  Some 150 million workers, including those in the banking, manufacturing, construction and coal mining sectors, were expected to walk off the job

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Indian men wait for transport on the side of a road in Secunderabad, the twin city of Hyderabad, on Wednesday. Millions of workers across India held a 24-hour strike in protest at right-wing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s economic policies

A Naga sadhu, or naked Hindu holy man, smokes hashish inside his tent during Kumbh Mela, or Pitcher festival, at Trimbakeshwar, India.

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A Naga sadhu, or naked Hindu holy man, smokes hashish inside his tent during Kumbh Mela, or Pitcher festival, at Trimbakeshwar, India.