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Indian policemen sit in the shade outside a polling station in Amroha, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, Thursday, April 17, 2014. Indians cast ballots Thursday on the biggest day of voting in the country's weekslong general election, streaming into polling stations even in areas where rebels threatened violence over the plight of India's marginalized and poor. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

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Indian policemen sit in the shade outside a polling station in Amroha, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Indians cast ballots Thursday on the biggest day of voting in the country’s weekslong general election, streaming into polling stations even in areas where rebels threatened violence over the plight of India‘s marginalized and poor Read more

Indian women stand in a queue to cast their votes in Rajnandgaon, in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh, now the center of India's four-decade Maoist insurgency, Thursday, April 17, 2014. Indians cast ballots Thursday on the biggest day of voting in the country's weekslong general election, streaming into polling stations even in areas where rebels threatened violence over the plight of India's marginalized and poor. The state of Chhattisgarh itself was formed only in 2000, carved from its western neighbor Madhya Pradesh based on its large tribal population.

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Indian women stand in a queue to cast their votes in Rajnandgaon, in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh, now the centre of India’s four-decade Maoist insurgency on Thursday

A labourer sits at a window under a railway bridge in the old quarters of Delhi...A labourer sits at a window under a railway bridge in the old quarters of Delhi April 16, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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A labourer sits at a window under a railway bridge in the old quarters of Delhi Read more

Train derailment in India leaves 45 passengers injured

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The derailed engine and carriages of the BG Express Train at Ajuri station near Morigaon district in Assam state, India, on Wednesday

Two homeless children sleep on a pavement in front of a closed shop in Kolkata, India, Tuesday, April 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

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Two homeless children sleep on a pavement in front of a closed shop in Kolkata, India, on Tuesday Read more

Indian security personnel look on as a voter leaves a polling station after casting her ballot in Kahnmun, some 190 kms from Aizwal, the capital of the northeastern Indian state of Mizoram on April 11, 2014. Indians began voting April 7 in the world's biggest election, which is set to sweep the Hindu nationalist opposition to power at a time of low growth, anger over corruption and warnings about religious unrest. Elections are being held in nine phases from April 7 until May 12.

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Indian security personnel stand guard as a voter leaves a polling station after casting her ballot in Kahnmun, some 190km from Aizawl, the capital of Mizoram in northeast India, on Friday.

Muslim women leave a polling station after casting their votes for the general election at Shahpur, in Muzaffarnagar district...Muslim women leave a polling station after casting their votes for the general election at Shahpur, in Muzaffarnagar district in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh April 10, 2014. The election is spread out over five weeks, with voting ending on May 12. It was the turn of voters in Delhi, the capital, on Thursday and many parts of Uttar Pradesh, including Muzaffarnagar, where Narendra Modi's popularity is running high and Muslims are worried about their future. For many of the 815 million registered to vote, Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) represent a promise of better governance, industrial growth and job creation.   REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee (INDIA - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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Muslim women leave a polling station after casting their votes for the general election at Shahpur, in Muzaffarnagar district in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The election is spread out over five weeks, with voting ending on May 12. It was the turn of voters in Delhi, the capital, on Thursday and many parts of Uttar Pradesh, including Muzaffarnagar, where Narendra Modi’s popularity is running high and Muslims are worried about their future. Read more

Hindu girls dressed up as Kumari wait for rituals to start during Ramnavmi festival on outskirts of Kolkata

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Hindu girls dressed up as Kumari (an unmarried girl) wait for rituals to start during Ramnavmi festival at the Adyapeath Ashram on the outskirts of Kolkata on Tuesday

Indian voters wait in line outside a polling station in Dibrugarh

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Indian voters wait outside a polling station in Dibrugarh on Monday. Indians have begun voting in the world’s biggest election, which is set to sweep the Hindu nationalist opposition Bharatiya Janata party to power at a time of low growth, anger over corruption and warnings about religious unrest.

A woman smokes bidi, a local cigarette hand-rolled with tobacco leaf, as she arrives to cast her vote, outside a polling station in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, Jorhat district, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam April 7, 2014. The first electors cast their votes in the world's biggest election on Monday with Hindu nationalist opposition candidate Narendra Modi seen holding a strong lead on promises of economic revival and jobs but likely to fall short of a majority.

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A woman smokes as she arrives to cast her vote, outside a polling station in Majuli, a large river island in the Brahmaputra river, Jorhat district, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam.