Indian women offer early-morning prayers or a ‘puja’ and bathe at a ghat on the banks of the Betawa River in Orchha in the state of Madhya Pradesh on Monday
Supporters of India’s All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) party celebrate after victory in the R.K. Nagar by-election in Chennai on Tuesday.
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A woman walks through an alley as used pairs of jeans are hung to dry before they are sold in a second-hand clothes market in Kolkata, India on Monday
An Indian boy walks by the Arabian Sea coast piled with garbage, mostly plastic waste, in Mumbai, India on Frida
An Indian rag picker carrying goods wades a water logged area after breach in River Jheluml in Srinagar, summer capital of Indian Kashmir on Thursday. A flood alert was sounded in Jammu and Kashmir state after the Jhelum and other rivers rose beyond their danger levels
Indian widows greet the founder of Indian NGO Bindeshwar Pathak of Sulabh International. They participate in an event to mark the International Widows’ Day in Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh, India. Widows from shelter homes gathered to celebrate International Widows’ Day which was introduced by the United Nations to address injustice faced by widows in many countries.
Nuns pray as they surround the body of Sister Nirmala Joshi, who succeeded Mother Theresa as the head of the Missionaries of Charity, in Kolkata, India.
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Indian Hindu Kanwarias, worshippers of the Hindu God Shiva, carry metal canisters filled with holy water from the Ganges River as they walk towards Padilla Mahadev temple, on the outskirts of Allahabad, India
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Indian Muslim devotees offer Friday prayers at the Vasi Ullah mosque on the first Friday of Ramadan in Allahabad.
Indian yoga practitioners participate in a full dress rehearsal for International Yoga Day in New Delhi on Friday
School students attend a yoga workshop conducted by teachers from the Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Institute at the FD Higher Secondary School in Ahmedabad, India.
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An Indian rickshaw driver takes a bath using water from a leaking pipe as it flows through a drain beneath on a hot summer morning in Allahabad, India on Thursday
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Pakistani rag-pickers search for recycleable items at a garbage dump on the outskirts of Lahore on Friday. World Environment Day is celebrated every year on June 5 with the objective to raise global awareness among the common people for global environmental concerns.
Fishermen rest on a boat after fishing in the waters of river Yamuna during early morning in Allahabad, India, on Friday
Shivarti, the second wife of Namdeo, holds her grandson while carrying metal pitchers filled with water from a well in Maharashtra, India. In Denganmal, a village in Maharashtra state, some men take a second or third wife just to make sure their households have enough drinking water. Becoming what are known as “water wives” allows the women, often widows or single mothers, to regain respect in conservative rural India by carrying water from the well quite some distance from the remote village.
An Indian rag-picker looks for recyclable material in what is reportedly the largest rubbish tip in the state of Assam on the eve of World Environment Day in the Boragoan area of Guwahati on Thursday
Indian schoolgirls eat lunch organised by the non-profit Akshaya Patra Foundation, at the Chaumuha Primary School on the outskirts of Vrindavan
Indian performers dance during the state’s formation day celebrations, marking one year since the formation of the new state in Secunderabad, the twin city of Hyderabad on Tuesday
An Indian Sadhu (holy man) prays on the roadside in New Delhi on Monday
A passenger sleeps along with her children at a railway station on a hot summer’s day in Allahabad, India