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Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporters dance to celebrate the news of early election result trends outside their party headquarters in Jammu, India, Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014. India's ruling Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janta Party is poised to emerge as an important political player in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, as votes in local elections are being counted.

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Bharatiya Janata party supporters celebrate the news of early election result trends outside their party headquarters in Jammu, India

A rickshaw puller wrapped up in a blanket waits for customers on a cold morning at Allahabad, India Monday, Dec. 22, 2014. Cold wave conditions intensified across northern India as temperatures dipped along with thick blankets of fog cutting out sunlight.

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A cold rickshaw puller waits for customers in Allahabad, India.

Workers warm themselves around a fire at a wholesale grocery market on a winter morning in the old quarters of Delhi December 19, 2014.

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Workers warm themselves around a fire at a wholesale grocery market on a winter morning in the old quarters of Delhi on Friday

The Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV Mark-III) lifts off at Indian space Research Organisation's (ISRO) center in Srharikota, Andhara Pradesh, India. India successfully tested its heaviest next generation rocket and the crew module on board a 630-ton rocket from the southern island of Sriharikota, before detaching successfully at an altitude of 126 kilometres, and landing by parachute in the Bay of Bengal, the Indian Space Research Organisation said 18 December 2014.

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The Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV Mark-III) lifts off at Indian space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) center in Srharikota, Andhara Pradesh, India. India successfully tested its heaviest next generation rocket and the crew module on board a 630-ton rocket from the southern island of Sriharikota, before detaching successfully at an altitude of 126 kilometres, and landing by parachute in the Bay of Bengal on Thursday

Indian students travel on a horse cart surrounded by fog in Jammu, India, Thursday, Dec.18, 2014. As winter sets in, thick fog engulfs most of north India early mornings.

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Students travel via horse and cart surrounded by fog in Jammu, India. As winter sets in, thick fog engulfs most of north India early mornings

Men ride a boat as seagulls fly over the waters of the river Yamuna in New Delhi...Men ride a boat as seagulls fly over the waters of the river Yamuna on a cold, winter morning in New Delhi December 18, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (INDIA - Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT)

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Men ride a boat as seagulls fly over the waters of the river Yamuna on a cold, winter morning in New Delhi 

Indian school children observe two-minutes of silence to pray for the victims who were killed in an attack at the Army run school in Peshawar, Pakistan, during their prayer meeting, in New Delhi, India, 17 December 2014. Nearly 140 people, the vast majority children, were killed at a military-run school in north-western Pakistan Tuesday in an attack by Islamist militants. At least 139 people including more than 125 children died before army commandos killed all six attackers and regained control of the building. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi condemned the terror attack and called two minutes silence in school's across the nation

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Schoolchildren in New Delhi, India, observe a two-minute silence on Wednesday to pray for the victims killed in the attack at an army run school in Peshawar, Pakistan

An Indian elderly man drinks tea to beat the cold early morning in old parts of New Delhi, India, Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. Cold wave conditions have intensified in the capital after scattered rains occurred in some parts of the city on Sunday, according to local reports. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

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An elderly man drinks tea to beat the cold early morning in old parts of New Delhi, India 

A cinema goer watches Bollywood movie "Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge" (The Big Hearted Will Take the Bride), starring actor Shah Rukh Khan, inside Maratha Mandir theatre in Mumbai December 11, 2014. The movie, released in October 1995, has set a record of completing 1000 weeks of continuous screening at a cinema, a feat unmatched by any other Bollywood movies. According to Manoj Desai, owner of the theatre, the movie, which is still being screened, enjoys at least 50 to 60 percent occupancy on weekdays and full house on weekends at his theatre. The movie is screened only in the morning and the ticket price ranges from 15 to 20 Indian rupees ($0.24-$0.32). Picture taken December 11, 2014.

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A cinemagoer watches Bollywood movie Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (The Big Hearted Will Take the Bride), inside the Maratha Mandir theatre in Mumbai. The film, released in October 1995, has set a record for 1,000 weeks of continuous screening at a cinema, a feat unmatched by any other Bollywood movies

Kashmiri women stand in a queue to cast their votes during the third phase polling of the Jammu and Kashmir state elections in Budgham, about 28 kilometers (17 miles) south west of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014. The elections are being held in five stages to allow government forces to better guard against any violence or anti-India protests. Results are due Dec. 23.

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Kashmiri women stand in a queue to cast their votes during the third-phase polling of the Jammu and Kashmir state elections in Budgham, about 28km (17 miles) southwest of Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir, on Tuesday.

Men play cricket in a public park on a foggy morning in Kolkata

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Men play cricket in a public park on a foggy morning in Kolkata, India on Friday

Kashmiri Muslims watch the funeral procession of Indian paramilitary soldier Muhammad Shafi Bhat in Buran, some 35 kilometers (22 miles) north of Srinagar, India, Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014. Thousands took part in the funeral procession of Shafi who was killed in an attack by Maoist rebels in central India on Monday

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Kashmiri Muslims watch the funeral procession of Indian paramilitary soldier Muhammad Shafi Bhat in Buran, some 35 kilometers (22 miles) north of Srinagar, India, on Wednesday

People drink tea at a roadside tea shop on a winter morning in the old quarters in Delhi, December 3, 2014.

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People drink tea at a roadside tea shop on a winter morning in the old quarters in Delhi on Wednesday

Cyclists perform a stunt as they practice ahead of the Hip-Hop Carnival in Kolkata

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Cyclists perform a stunt as they practise ahead of the Hip-Hop Carnival in Kolkata, India, on Tuesday.

Kashmiris walk towards a polling station to cast their votes on a cold and foggy morning in Kulangham, some 68 kilometers north of Srinagar, India on Tuesday. The second phase of the five-phased state elections is being held Tuesday.

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Kashmiris walk towards a polling station to cast their votes on a cold and foggy morning in Kulangham, some 68km north of Srinagar, India, on Tuesday.

A volunteer pins a red ribbon on a sex worker during an AIDS awareness event in the red light area on World AIDS Day in Mumbai, India, Monday, Dec. 1, 2014. World AIDS Day is marked on Dec. 1 every year to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS.

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A volunteer pins a red ribbon on a sex worker during an Aids awareness event in the red light area on World Aids Day in Mumbai, India on Monday. World Aids Day is marked on December 1 every year.

An Indian Air Force graduate is tossed in the air by his colleagues after their passing out parade ceremony in Bangalore, India, Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. A total of 121 officers including 45 women completed Friday after 74 weeks of training.

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An Indian Air Force graduate is tossed in the air by his colleagues after their passing out parade ceremony in Bangalore, India. A total of 121 officers including 45 women completed training on Friday after 74 weeks of training

An Indian jockey leads his horse off the track after attending a practice session

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An Indian jockey leads his horse off the track after attending a practice session at The Royal Calcutta Turf Club on a foggy morning in Kolkata on Friday

An Indian Army soldier takes position during an encounter with armed suspected militants at Pindi Khattar village in Arnia border sector, 43 kilometers (27 miles) south of Jammu, India, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014. An army officer says some of the militants occupied an abandoned bunker in Jammu region early Thursday and fired at the soldiers in Arnia sector in the Indian portion of Kashmir.

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An Indian Army soldier takes position during an encounter with armed suspected militants at Pindi Khattar village in Arnia border sector, 43 kilometers (27 miles) south of Jammu, India on Thursday

Indian police personnel pay tribute at the memorial built in memory of victims killed in Mumbai terror attacks, on the sixth anniversay, in Mumbai, India, 26 November 2014. More than 160 people, including 26 foreign nationals, died in the three-day attack on Mumbai on 26 November 2008 by 10 gunmen, nine of whom were killed by security forces.

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Indian police pay tribute to the victims of the Mumbai terror attacks at a Mumbai memorial on Wednesday. More than 160 people, including 26 foreign nationals, died in the three-day attack six years ago