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A woman walks past semi-finished clay idols of the Hindu mythological characters ‘Dakinis’ and ‘Yoginis’, who will be worshipped along with the Hindu goddess Kali, at a roadside workshop ahead of the Kali Puja festival in Kolkata, India. Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters
Labourers lift a sack of potatoes to load onto a supply truck at a wholesale market in Kolkata, India. Photo Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters
Indian Shia Muslim men flagellate themselves during the mourning procession on the tenth day of Muharram, which marks the day of Ashura, in Chennai. Photo Arun Sankar/AFP/Getty
Indian folk dancers from the Panghat Group of Performing Arts during a dress rehearsal for an event to mark the forthcoming Hindu festival ‘Navaratri’.
Indian residents photograph the launch of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C35), on Monday.
Indian children of local boatmen play on the banks of the river Ganges in the Sangam area of Allahabad
An artisan works on an idol of Hindu goddess Durga at a workshop ahead of the Durga Puja festival in Kolkata, India
A man collects coconuts thrown as offerings by worshippers into the Sabarmati river, a day after the immersion of idols of the Hindu god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, in Ahmedabad, India
Devotees immerse an idol of the Hindu god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, into the Sabarmati river on the last day of the ten-day-long Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Ahmedabad, India
A police personnel canes a motorcyclist during a curfew following violence in the city due to the Cauvery water sharing dispute with neighbouring state Tamil Nadu, in Bangalore
Indian children look on as activists burn tyres and material to blockade traffic on a major connecting road during a statewide strike in Bangalore, India
A goat tries to escape from the boot of a taxi after being purchased at a livestock market ahead of the Eid al-Adha festival in Kolkata, India