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Indian villager looks from hole in the wall of a building allegedly damaged by shelling from the Pakistani side of the disputed Kashmir border, at Arnia village, about 45 KM from Jammu, the winter capital of Kashmir, India, 30 January 2015. According to local sources in a major ceasefire violation by Pakistani Rangers three civilians were wounded on the Indian side of the disputed India-Pakistan Kashmir border when Pakistani troops allegedly fired mortar shells at border posts and villages.

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Indian villager looks from hole in the wall of a building allegedly damaged by shelling from the Pakistani side of the disputed Kashmir border, at Arnia village, about 45 KM from Jammu, the winter capital of Kashmir, India. According to local sources in a major ceasefire violation by Pakistani Rangers three civilians were wounded on the Indian side of the disputed India-Pakistan Kashmir border when Pakistani troops allegedly fired mortar shells at border posts and villages.

Indian Border Security Force (BSF) passing out parade

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New recruits of the Indian Border Security Force (BSF) march as they take part in the passing out parade at Humhama on the outskirts of Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir, on Friday. A total of 333 recruits were formally inducted into the BSF, an Indian paramilitary force, after completing 44 weeks of rigorous training in physical fitness, weapon handling, commando operations and counter insurgency.

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Handlers holds onto their horses after a training session ahead of the Indian Derby in Mumbai, India on Thursday. The Indian Derby, which will be held on Sunday, is one of India’s prestigious racing events.

India's BSF soldiers ride camels as they rehearse for "Beating Retreat" ceremony in New Delhi

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India’s Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers ride their camels as they rehearse for the “Beating Retreat” ceremony in New Delhi on Tuesday. The ceremony symbolises retreat after a day on the battlefield, and marks the official end of the Indian Republic Day celebrations.

An Indian boy carries recyclable materials past greater adjutant storks at a garbage dumping site on the outskirts of Gauhati, India, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. The White House is hoping that the surprise deal with China late last year setting ambitious targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions will influence India and others. Heavy reliance on fossil fuels has transformed New Delhi into the planet's most polluted capital and made India the third biggest national emitter of greenhouse gases.

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A boy carries recyclable materials past greater adjutant storks at a garbage dumping site on the outskirts of Gauhati, India

Indian policeman performs a stunt on motorcycle during the Republic Day parade in Jammu...An Indian policeman performs a stunt on his motorcycle during the Republic Day parade in Jammu January 26, 2015. India celebrated its 66th Republic Day on Monday. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

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A policeman performs a stunt on his motorcycle during a Republic Day parade in Jammu, India 

Indian soldiers march during the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi January 23, 2015. India's capital will turn into a virtual fortress for U.S. President Barack Obama's visit this weekend, with heightened security measures, including an extended no-fly zone, to protect the world's most powerful leader. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Obama and other dignitaries from the world's two largest democracies will attend India's Republic Day celebrations on January 26, which include a military parade and display of Indian weaponry. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi (INDIA - Tags: MILITARY ANNIVERSARY POLITICS)

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Indian soldiers march during the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi. India‘s capital will turn into a virtual fortress for U.S. President Barack Obama‘s visit this weekend, with heightened security measures, including an extended no-fly zone, to protect the world’s most powerful leader. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Obama and other dignitaries from the world’s two largest democracies will attend India’s Republic Day celebrations on Monday, which include a military parade and display of Indian weaponry.

Idols installed on a tableau are wrapped in a plastic sheet to protect them from rain during a media preview for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi.

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Idols installed on a tableau are wrapped in a plastic sheet to protect them from rain during a media preview for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi

A worker takes a nap during lunch break, at a Foxconn factory in the township of Longhua in Shenzhen, Guangdong province...A worker takes a nap during lunch break, at a Foxconn factory in the township of Longhua in Shenzhen, Guangdong province January 21, 2015. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu (CHINA - Tags: BUSINESS SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRIAL SOCIETY)

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Workers nap during lunch break, at a Foxconn factory in the township of Longhua in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China

An Indian woman crosses the road in New ...An Indian woman crosses the road in New Delhi on January 20, 2015. India is part of a global trend that is advancing towards an increasing urbanisation, with more than half of the world's population living in towns and cities. AFP PHOTO / CHANDAN KHANNAChandan Khanna/AFP/Getty Images

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A woman crosses the road in New Delhi. India is part of a global trend of increasing urbanisation, with more than half of the world’s population living in towns and cities 

A Hindu woman devotee holds an oil lamp and offers prayers to the Sun god after taking a holy dip at the Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges and Yamuna rivers, on "Mauni Amavasya" or new moon day, the third and most auspicious date of bathing during the annual month long Hindu religious fair "Magh Mela" in Allahabad, India,Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. Hundreds of thousands of Hindu pilgrims take dips in the confluence, hoping to wash away sins during the month long festival.

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A Hindu woman offers prayers to the Sun god after taking a dip at the Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges and Yamuna rivers, on ‘Mauni Amavasya’ or new moon day, the third and most auspicious date of bathing during the annual month-long Hindu religious fair ‘Magh Mela’ in Allahabad, India.

Kashmiri Muslim women watch the funeral procession of Ishfaq Ahmed Malik, a suspected local militant, in Arwani, some 55 kilometers (35 miles) south of Srinagar, India, Friday, Jan. 16, 2015. Indian soldiers and police killed five suspected rebels during a fierce gunbattle Thursday in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, officials said.

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Kashmiri Muslim women watch the funeral procession of Ishfaq Ahmed Malik, a suspected local militant, in Arwani, some 55km (35 miles) south of Srinagar, India on Friday

A devotee reacts to smoke as others prepare ritual rice dishes to offer to the Hindu Sun God as they attend Pongal celebrations at a slum in Mumbai...A devotee reacts to smoke as others prepare ritual rice dishes to offer to the Hindu Sun God as they attend Pongal celebrations at a slum in Mumbai January 15, 2015. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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A devotee reacts to smoke as others prepare ritual rice dishes to offer to the Hindu Sun God as they attend Pongal celebrations at a slum in Mumbai 

A Sadhu or a Hindu holy man walks after taking a holy bath at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers, on a foggy winter morning, on the occasion of Makar Sankranti festival in the northern Indian city of Allahabad January 14, 2015. Makar Sankranti is an auspicious festival celebrated by Hindus across the country that marks the start of the harvest season.

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A Sadhu or a Hindu holy man takes a holy bath at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers, on a foggy winter morning during the Makar Sankranti festival in the northern Indian city of Allahabad. Makar Sankranti is celebrated by Hindus across the country and marks the start of the harvest season.

A "Sadhu", or a Hindu holy man, offers prayers after taking a dip at the confluence of the river Ganges and the Bay of Bengal, ahead of the Makar Sankranti festival at Sagar Island, south of Kolkata January 13, 2015. Hindu monks and pilgrims are making their annual trip to Sagar Island for the one-day festival of Makar Sankranti on Wednesday. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)

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A Hindu holy man offers prayers after taking a dip at the confluence of the river Ganges and the Bay of Bengal, ahead of the one-day Makar Sankranti festival at Sagar Island, south of Kolkata, India. Hindu monks and pilgrims are making their annual trip to Sagar Island for the festival on Wednesday.

Kashmiri Muslims raise their hands as they look towards a relic, believed to be a hair from the beard of Islam's Prophet Muhammad, being displayed by a priest at the Hazratbal shrine on the Friday following Eid-e- Milad, marking the birth anniversary of the Prophet, in Srinagar, India, Friday, Jan. 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

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Kashmiri Muslims raise their hands as they look towards a relic, believed to be a hair from the beard of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad, being displayed by a priest at the Hazratbal shrine on the Friday following Eid-e- Milad, marking the birth anniversary of the Prophet, in Srinagar, India

A stray dog chases India's BSF Daredevils motorcycle riders as they perform during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a winter morning in New Delhi...A stray dog chases India's Border Security Force (BSF) "Daredevils" motorcycle riders as they perform during a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a winter morning in New Delhi January 9, 2015. India will celebrate its annual Republic Day on January 26. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee (INDIA - Tags: ANIMALS ANNIVERSARY MILITARY POLITICS TRANSPORT ENVIRONMENT)

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A stray dog chases India’s Border Security Force ‘Daredevil’ motorcycle riders as they rehearse for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi 

A security personnel is silhouetted against the headlights of a car as he stands guard during the rehearsal of Republic Day parade on a foggy winter morning in New Delhi...A security personnel is silhouetted against the headlights of a car as he stands guard during the rehearsal of Republic Day parade on a foggy winter morning in New Delhi January 8, 2015. India will celebrate its annual Republic Day on January 26. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi (INDIA - Tags: MILITARY POLITICS SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT)

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A security personnel is silhouetted against the headlights of a car as he stands guard during the rehearsal of Republic Day parade on a foggy winter morning in New Delhi. India will celebrate its annual Republic Day on January 26. 

Schoolchildren attend a yoga session at a camp in Ahmedabad...Schoolchildren attend a yoga session at a camp in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad January 6, 2015. REUTERS/Amit Dave (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY)

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Schoolchildren attend a yoga session at a camp in the city of Ahmedabad, west India 

Visually impaired students of a school for the blind fight for the ball during a soccer match inside their school in New Delhi

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Visually impaired students at a school for the blind take part in a football match in New Delhi, India, on Monday.