A labourer carries banana stems during a harvest in Bhusawal, Maharashtra, India. About 833m people out of India’s 1.2bn population depend on agriculture for their livelihoods and the sector provides 14% of the nation’s GDP
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Indian Muslims offer prayers during Eid al-Adha at the Vasi Ullah mosque in Allahabad, India
School children dressed as Mahatma Gandhi take part in a march to mark the 145th anniversary of the birth of Gandhi in New Delhi, India.
A Hindu prays in a holy pond on the auspicious day of Mahalaya in Mumbai. Hindus offer prayers with holy water after taking a dip in the river to honour the souls of their departed ancestors during Mahalaya, which is also called Shraadh or Pitra Paksha
Tibetan exiles are detained by police in New Delhi during a protest outside the venue of a meeting between China’s President Xi Jinping and Narendra Modi, prime minister of India
A Kashmiri shopkeeper stacks flood-damaged shoes on the street outside his flood-affected shop at the Lal Chowk area in Srinagar
Flood victims watch from the windows of a hotel as Kashmiri volunteers try to get relief material across to them in the city centre of Srinagar, India
A dancer has his body painted to look like a tiger before he performs during festivities marking the end of the annual harvest festival of Onam in Trichur, in the southern Indian state of Kerala. The ten-day long festival is celebrated annually in India’s southern coastal state of Kerala to symbolise the return of King Mahabali to meet his subjects.
A young ragpicker searches for usable items cluttered at the bank of the Jawaharlal Nehru lake after the immersion of Lord Ganesh idols to mark the end of the Ganesh festival, in Bhopal, India
A woman walks near her house that was damaged in floods on the banks of the Tawi River in Jammu, India on Monday
Devotees carry an idol of Hindu elephant god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, during a procession through the streets before immersing it in the waters of the Arabian Sea on the last day of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Mumbai.
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A nomadic woman carries a milk container while shifting her belongings to a safer place from the flooded banks of river Tawi after heavy rains in Jammu on Friday
A goat is tied to one of the roadside tobacco shops, as owners wait for customers, in New Delhi, India.
Taxis park on the side of a road in Kolkata, India on Wednesday after drivers strike in protest against recent changes to transport laws and allegations of poor treatment by police in the city
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An Indian boy walks through an old gate decorated with horseshoes in Allahabad, India.
Dancers participate in festivities marking the start of the annual harvest festival of “Onam” in the southern Indian city of Kochi. The ten-day-long Hindu festival is celebrated annually in India’s southern coastal state of Kerala to commemorate the return of King Mahabali to his beloved subjects
A child of a ragpicker drinks water from a plastic bag at a garbage dump in Gauhati, India. Some 800 million people in the country live in poverty, many of them migrating to big cities in search of a livelihood and often ending up on the streets
Kashmiri women paddle boats loaded with lotus roots for cattle feed on Dal Lake in Srinagar on Wednesday. Kashmir is divided between India and Pakistan, which both claim the region in full but administer separate partial areas
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A man sleeps in front of a closed shop in Hyderabad, India. The city and most parts of the newly created state of Telangana remained shut down on Tuesday for a household survey undertaken by the new government.
Dozens of people were killed and more than a million affected as floods driven by monsoon rains ravaged the northern and eastern states of India over the weekend.