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Indian supporters of the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Jayalalithaa Jayaram react outside the hospital where she is being treated after false reports that she had died in Chennai on December 5, 2016.  Scuffles broke out December 5 outside the hospital where one of India's most popular political leaders Jayalalithaa Jayaram is on life support after suffering a cardiac arrest. / AFP PHOTO / ARUN SANKARARUN SANKAR/AFP/Getty Images

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Indian supporters of the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Jayalalithaa Jayaram react outside the hospital where she is being treated after false reports that she had died in Chennai. Photo Arun Sankar/AFP/Getty 

Indian Shia Muslim men flagellate themselves during the mourning procession on the tenth day of Muharram, which marks the day of Ashura, in Chennai on October 12, 2016. Ashura mourns the death of Imam Hussein, a grandson of the Prophet Mohammed, who was killed by armies of the Yazid near Karbala in 680 AD. / AFP PHOTO / ARUN SANKARARUN SANKAR/AFP/Getty Images

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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

TOPSHOT - Indian schoolchildren hold masks bearing the image of former Indian president A.P.J Kalam ahead of the first anniversary of his death during a remembrance event at a school in Chennai

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Indian schoolchildren hold masks bearing the image of former Indian president A.P.J Kalam ahead of the first anniversary of his death during a remembrance event at a school in Chennai 

Indian schoolchildren participate in a yoga session at a school in Chennai on June 20, 2016, on the eve of International Yoga Day. 4001 schoolchildren participated in the demonstration. Yoga, which means union in Sanskrit, is a family of ancient spiritual practices and also a school of spiritual thought from the South East Asian continent, where it remains a vibrant living tradition and is seen as a means of enlightenment. / AFP PHOTO / ARUN SANKARARUN SANKAR/AFP/Getty Images

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Indian schoolchildren participate in a yoga session at a school in Chennai on the eve of International Yoga Day

Indian labourers unload sacks of onion from a truck at a wholesale market in Chennai on June 1, 2016.  India's economy grew 7.6 percent in 2015-16, official figures showed May 31, retaining its place as the world's fastest-growing major economy and providing a boost to the right-wing government as it marks two years in power. Gross domestic product (GDP) expanded at a faster pace in the fourth quarter of the financial year, growing 7.9 percent year-on-year, the Central Statistics Office data showed. / AFP PHOTO / ARUN SANKARARUN SANKAR/AFP/Getty Images

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Indian labourers unload sacks of onions from a truck at a wholesale market in Chennai. India’s economy grew 7.6 percent in 2015-16, official figures showed on May 31, retaining its place as the world’s fastest-growing major economy 

Indian labourer Krishnan, 41, bundles finished coconut leaves used to make broom sticks  at a production unit in Chennai on May 31, 2016. India's economy grew 7.6 percent in 2015-16, official figures showed May 31, retaining its place as the world's fastest-growing major economy and providing a boost to the right-wing government as it marks two years in power. Gross domestic product (GDP) expanded at a faster pace in the fourth quarter of the financial year, growing 7.9 percent year-on-year, the Central Statistics Office data showed.

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Indian labourer Krishnan, 41, bundles finished coconut leaves used to make broom sticks at a production unit in Chennai. India’s economy grew 7.6 percent in 2015-16, official figures showed, retaining its place as the world’s fastest-growing major economy and providing a boost to the right-wing government as it marks two years in power. Gross domestic product (GDP) expanded at a faster pace in the fourth quarter of the financial year, growing 7.9 percent year-on-year, the Central Statistics Office data showed.

Flood affected people receive food packets being distributed by navy personnel in Chennai, in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, Friday, Dec. 4, 2015. The relentless rains that lashed the state for three days eased Friday, but the misery of tens of thousands of people was far from over, with large parts of the main city still underwater along with the region's biggest airport.

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Flood affected people receive food packets being distributed by navy personnel in Chennai, in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, Friday

Students display the painted liquid embroidery blouses inside their college premises in Chennai, India, on Friday. 3,500 students painted 7000 blouses in an hour on Friday in an attempt to enter the Limca Book of Records

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Students display the painted liquid embroidery blouses inside their college premises in Chennai, India, on Friday. 3,500 students painted 7000 blouses in an hour on Friday in an attempt to enter the Limca Book of Records

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Fishermen tend to their nets near the Kasimedu fish market at the Royapurum fishing harbour in Chennai, India

Supporters of India's All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK)

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Supporters of India’s All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) party celebrate after victory in the R.K. Nagar by-election in Chennai on Tuesday.

In this Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013 photo, an Indian Kathakali artist dons a make-up prior to a performance in Chennai, India. Kathakali is a classical dance that was created in the ancient kingdoms that now make up Kerala, a state on India's southwestern coast some 400 years back. The roots are in Sanskrit temple theater, which, like Japan's Kabuki or Hollywood's silent films, had a glossary of hand gestures and exaggerated movements of the facial muscles to express emotion. Dancers are swathed in robes and yards and yards of petticoat, encrusted with ribbons, tassels and embroidery, ropes of brass chain and plastic beads.

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An Indian Kathakali artist waits to go on stage in Chennai, India. Kathakali is a classical dance that was created in the ancient kingdoms that now make up Kerala, on India’s southwest coast, 400 years ago.

Fishermen carry a box filled with fishes at a fishing harbour in the southern Indian city of Chennai August 30, 2013. India's data points for consumer prices are not robust enough to justify shifting from the current focus on wholesale inflation for monetary policy decisions, Reserve Bank of India Governor Duvvuri Subbarao said on Friday.

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Fishermen carry a box filled with fishes at a fishing harbour in the southern Indian city of Chennai. India’s data points for consumer prices are not robust enough to justify shifting from the current focus on wholesale inflation for monetary policy decisions, Reserve Bank of India Governor Duvvuri Subbarao said on Friday.

An Indian policewoman helps her comrade who fainted during the full-dress rehearsal for India's Independence Day celebrations in Chennai

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A policewoman helps a comrade who fainted during the full-dress rehearsal for India’s Independence Day celebrations in Chennai, south India on Tuesday.

Fishermen push their boats transporting baskets full of fishes at a fishing harbour in the southern Indian city of Chennai June 6, 2013. India's central bank will look at other variables, and not just the wholesale price-based inflation, when deciding monetary policy at its review on June 17, Deputy Governor K. C. Chakrabarty said on Wednesday.

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Fishermen push their boats transporting baskets full of fishes at a fishing harbour in the southern Indian city of Chennai. 

Boys play cricket on the Marina beach in the southern Indian city of Chennai

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Boys play cricket on the Marina beach in Chennai, southern India, on Friday