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Police use water cannon to disperse activists of the youth wing of India's main opposition Congress party during a protest in New Delhi

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Police use water cannon to disperse activists of the youth wing of India’s main opposition Congress party during a protest against the government’s decision to withdraw 500 and 1000 Indian rupee banknotes from circulation, according to a media release, in New Delhi, India. Picture REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

 An Indian cyclist passes a mural depicting Catholic nun Mother Teresa, in Bangalore, India, 17 November 2016. Mother Teresa was born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu on 26 August 1910 to Albanian parents in Skopje, Macedonia (FYROM) and died on 05 September 1997 in Calcutta, India. She began her missionary work with the poor in Calcutta in 1948, and won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979. Following her death in 1997 she was beatified by Pope John Paul II and given the title Blessed Teresa of Calcutta.  EPA/JAGADEESH NV  EPA/JAGADEESH NV

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An Indian cyclist passes a mural depicting Catholic nun Mother Teresa, in Bangalore, India. Photo Jagadeesh NV/EPA 

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A ground staff member chases a dog in the field. India vs England in the Second Test cricket match at Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium 

 Indian laborers handle banana branches at the largest and busiest wholesale fruit market in Calcutta, eastern India, 16 November 2016. Media reports state major wholesalers are facing troubles selling their stock of fresh fruits and vegetables as cash shortages continues to affect the market.  Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the elimination of the 500 and 1,000 rupee bills (7.37 and 14.73 US dollars, respectively), hours before the measure took effect at midnight 08 November, for the purpose of fighting against 'black money' (hidden assets) and corruption in the country. The decision sparked some protests, while storekeepers complained about dwindling sales because many citizens lack the cash to buy the most basic products, as lines get longer at ATMs and banks.  EPA/PIYAL ADHIKARY

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Indian laborers handle banana branches at the largest and busiest wholesale fruit market in Calcutta, India. Photo Piyal Adhikary/EPA 

Indian villagers wait in a queue outside a bank to deposit and exchange 500 and 1000 rupee notes in Chandrapur Village, some 30 kms from Guwahati on November 15, 2016.  / AFP / Biju BORO        (Photo credit should read BIJU BORO/AFP/Getty Images) *** BEST

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Indian villagers wait in a queue outside a bank to deposit and exchange 500 and 1000 rupee notes in Chandrapur Village. Photo Biju Boro/AFP/Getty

A cow stands beside a queue of people waiting to exchange their old high denomination banknotes outside a bank in Allahabad, India, November 15, 2016. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash

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A cow stands beside a queue of people waiting to exchange their old high denomination banknotes outside a bank in Allahabad, India. Photo Jitendra Prakash/Reuters 

Devotees whirl their head as a ritualistic performance during the annual Jhiri Fair at Kanachack village, outskirts of Jammu, India, Monday, Nov.14, 2016. According to the villagers,  the fair is held in memory of Baba Jitu, an honest farmer who killed himself since he was not prepared to submit to the unjust demands of a landlord who wanted him to part with his crop. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)

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Devotees whirl their head as a ritualistic performance during the annual Jhiri Fair at Kanachack village, outskirts of Jammu, India Photo Channi Anand/AP 

An artist displays a sword on the last day of Pushkar Fair, during which thousands of animals, mainly camels, are brought to the fair to be sold and traded, in the desert state of Rajasthan, India November 14, 2016. REUTERS/Himanshu Sharma     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

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An artist displays a sword on the last day of Pushkar Fair, during which thousands of animals, mainly camels, are brought to the fair to be sold and traded, in the desert state of Rajasthan, India. Photo Himanshu Sharma/Reuters 

A trader displays his camel during a camel decoration competition at Pushkar Fair, where animals mainly camels are brought to be sold and traded in the desert Indian state of Rajasthan, India, November 9, 2016. REUTERS/Himanshu Sharma     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

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A trader displays his camel during a camel decoration competition at Pushkar Fair, where animals mainly camels are brought to be sold and traded in the desert Indian state of Rajasthan, India. Himanshu Sharma/Reuters 

British Prime Minister Theresa May is welcomed to the Sri Someshwara Temple on November 8, 2016 in Bangalore, India. Mrs May is in India on a two day trade mission to reconnect the UK with the Commonwealth during her first trip since taking office. Yesterday the Prime Minister met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

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British Prime Minister Theresa May is welcomed to the Sri Someshwara Temple in Bangalore, India. Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

ndian devotees perform a prayer with a photograph of US Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at a temple in Varanasi on November 7, 2016, ahead of voting in the US Presidential elections.              Top musicians from Bruce Springsteen to Beyonce to Madonna are rallying behind Hillary Clinton in the countdown to the November 8 election, adding A-list star power to a massive get-out-the-vote operation. / AFP PHOTO / STRSTR/AFP/Getty Images

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Indian devotees perform a prayer with a photograph of US Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at a temple in Varanasi ahead of voting in the US Presidential elections.
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A Hindu woman lights a firecrackers with her daughter to celebrate Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, in Mumbai, India

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A Hindu woman lights a firecrackers with her daughter to celebrate Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, in Mumbai, India. Photo Rafiq Maqbool/AP

Wrestlers fight during an amateur wrestling match inside a makeshift ring installed on a road organised by local residents as part of the celebrations for the annual Hindu festival of Diwali in Kolkata, India, October 27, 2016. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

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Wrestlers fight during an amateur wrestling match inside a makeshift ring installed on a road organised by local residents as part of the celebrations for the annual Hindu festival of Diwali in Kolkata, India. Photo Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters 

An Indian sadhu - holy man - performs yoga at sunrise at the Dashashwamedh Ghat in Varanasi on October 27, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / SANJAY KANOJIASANJAY KANOJIA/AFP/Getty Images

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An Indian sadhu performs yoga at sunrise at the Dashashwamedh Ghat in Varanasi. Photo Sanjay Janojia/AFP/Getty 

Indian Police officials guard the spot after an explosion in a market in Chandni Chowk area in New Delhi, India, 25 October 2016. Reports state one person was killed and five others injured in the explosion. Initial investigation revealed the explosion could be due to materials used in crackers that were possibly in a bag with the man who died in the incident.  EPA/RAJAT GUPTARajat Gupta/EPA

Indian Police officials guard the spot after an explosion in a market in Chandni Chowk area in New Delhi, India. Reports state one person was killed and five others injured in the explosion. Photo Rajat Gupta/EPA 

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 October 24, 2016. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

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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

Married women pose for pictures as they perform rituals for the well being of their husbands during the Hindu festival of Karva Chauth in Ahmedabad, India, October 19, 2016. REUTERS/Amit Dave

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Married women pose for pictures as they perform rituals for the well being of their husbands during the Hindu festival of Karva Chauth in Ahmedabad, India. Photo Amit Dave/Reuters 

Labourers lift a sack of potatoes to load onto a supply truck at a wholesale market in Kolkata, India, October 14, 2016. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

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Labourers lift a sack of potatoes to load onto a supply truck at a wholesale market in Kolkata, India. Photo Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters

A model displays creation by Indian designer Akaaro, during the India Fashion Week in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

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A model displays creation by Indian designer Akaaro, during the India Fashion Week in New Delhi, India. Photo Altaf Qadri/AP 

Indian scavengers look for coins and re-usable items amongst the religious offerings and wooden frames of idols of goddess Durga which are piled up in the Yamuna river in New Delhi on October 12, 2016, following the Durga Puja festival.  / AFP PHOTO / PRAKASH SINGHPRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images

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Indian scavengers look for coins and re-usable items amongst the religious offerings and wooden frames of idols of goddess Durga which are piled up in the Yamuna river in New Delhi. Photo Prakash Singh/AFP/Getty