Thousands of Indian Hindu devotees gather to perform rituals at the Sangam, the confluence of rivers Ganges, Yamuna, and the mythical Saraswati on Mauni Amavasya or new moon day, the third and the most auspicious date of bathing during the annual month long Hindu religious festival Magh Mela in Allahabad, India
Students and a women police officer dance as they take part in “One Billion Rising” campaign on a street in Chandigarh, India. One Billion Rising is a global coordinated campaign aimed to call for an end to violence against women and girls, according to its organisers
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An Indian police officer baton charges Kashmiri residents who were blocking a road to stop authorities from pulling down illegally built structures around the Nigeen Lake in Srinagar.
Indian youths exercise near the sea front during a hazy morning in Mumbai on Friday
Kashmiri Muslim devotees pray outside the shrine of Sufi Saint Syed Abdul Qadir Jilani in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir. Thousands of devotees thronged to the shrine, where the Kashmiri Muslim head priest displayed the relics of the Sufi Saint
A fishing boat is seen and the city skyline is covered by a smoggy haze in Mumbai
A member of the Indian military band reads a newspaper as he takes a break during a rehearsal for the “Beating the Retreat” ceremony in New Delhi, India
French President Francois Hollande attends a Republic Day reception held for him by Indian President Pranab Mukherjee at the Indian Presidential Palace in New Delhi on Tuesday
All women unit of Central Reserve Police Force participate in the 67th Republic day function in New Delhi, India. French President Francois Hollande was chief guest at India’s Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi with the city being placed under maximum security amid terrorist threats.
A member of the National Students Union of India, the student wing of India’s main opposition Congress party, shouts slogans as he got entangled in police barricade during a protest against the death of Rohith Vemula in New Delhi, India
Supporters of the Jammu and Kashmir Libration Front shout pro-freedom slogans during a protest in Srinagar on January. Parts of the capital of Indian-administered Kashmir remained shut and rallies were held on Thursday to mark the killing of nearly sixty people by Indian security personnel in Srinagar’s Gaw Kadal area on January 21, 1990.
Indian sweepers and labourers take time out to watch different branches of Indian military practice a march past as they rehearse to participate in the Republic Day parade in New Delhi, India, Wednesday
Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama points to his swollen right eye as he talks to journalists before boarding his chartered flight in Dharmsala, India. The Tibetan leader said that he was going to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, N.Y., for a regular medical checkup
An Indian contingent of Assam Rifles rehearses for the upcoming Indian Republic Day parade along Rajpath in New Delhi. French soldiers will march down Rajpath on Republic Day along with Indian troops in the presence of President Francois Hollande, who is the chief guest for India’s upcoming 67th Republic Day, to be celebrated on January 26
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An Indian Hindu devotee arrives early morning at the banks of Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati River, during the Makar Sankranti festival in Allahabad, India, Friday
Indian army dare devils display their skills on motorcycles during the Army Day parade in New Delhi, India, Friday
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Indian villagers take part in a community fishing event during the Bhogali Bihu celebrations at Goroimari Lake in Panbari,
Indian Hindu Devotees arrive to take a holy bath and perform rituals at the Gangasagar Island, some 150 kms south of Kolkata. More than 500,000 Hindu pilgrims and sadhus are expected to gather at the confluence of the River Ganges and the Bay of Bengal during the Gangasagar Mela to take a ‘holy dip’ in the ocean
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Naga Sadhus or Hindu holy men, smeared with ash, pass on a chillum to smoke inside their makeshift camps near the confluence of the river Ganges and the Bay of Bengal, ahead of the “Makar Sankranti” festival at Sagar Island, south of Kolkata, India
An Indian migrant worker stack bricks on his head at a brick factory in Lalitpur, Nepal on Monday