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n Indian Naval soldier pays respect at the India Gate war memorial during a ceremony to commemorate 50th anniversary of a war between India and Pakistan, in New Delhi, India

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An Indian Naval soldier pays respect at the India Gate war memorial during a ceremony to commemorate 50th anniversary of a war between India and Pakistan, in New Delhi, India. In New Delhi, leaders marked the anniversary of the 1965 war fought over Kashmir that ended in a ceasefire and a return to front lines that predated the conflict. India and Pakistan have fought three wars since independence and partition in 1947. 

A boy cries as he is dipped by his relatives in the Godavari river during "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival in Nashik

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A boy cries as he is dipped by his relatives in the Godavari river during “Kumbh Mela” or the Pitcher Festival in Nashik, India, on Friday. Hundreds of thousands of Hindus took part in the religious gathering at the banks of the Godavari river in Nashik city at the festival, which is held every 12 years in different Indian cities.

Indian women perform rituals on the banks of the Godavari River at Kumbh Mela, or Pitcher Festival, in Nasik, India, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. Thousands of devout Hindus began splashing into the west Indian river at one of the country's largest festivals. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)

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Indian women perform rituals on the banks of the Godavari River at Kumbh Mela in Nasik, India, Thursday Thousands of devout Hindus began splashing into the west Indian river at one of the country’s largest festivals 

Hindu devotees take holy dip in the River Godavari on the first official day of bathing as part of Kumbh Mela celebrations in Nasik, India, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. Hindus believe that sins accumulated in past and current lives require them to continue the cycle of death and rebirth until they are cleansed. Bathing in sacred waters on the most auspicious day of the Kumbh festival, or Pitcher Festival, believers say rids them of their sins. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

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Hindu devotees take holy dip in the River Godavari on the first official day of bathing as part of Kumbh Mela celebrations in Nasik, India 

Indian pedestrians are reflected in a puddle after a rainfall in the northern hill town of Shimla on August 20, 2105. AFP PHOTO / STRSTRDEL/AFP/Getty Images

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Pedestrians are reflected in a puddle after a rainfall in the northern hill town of Shimla, Indian 

An Indian Parsi girl prays near relief figures of knights at a fire temple on the Parsi New Year 'Navroze' in Mumbai. Parsis, followers of Zoroastrianism, a small religious community which exists largely in Mumbai, were exiled from Iran in the 7th century AD during religious persecution by the Muslims. The Indian followers of Zoroastrianism are called Parsis because the religion arrived in India from Persia.

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An Indian Parsi girl prays near relief figures of knights at a fire temple on the Parsi New Year ‘Navroze’ in Mumbai. Parsis, followers of Zoroastrianism, a small religious community which exists largely in Mumbai, were exiled from Iran in the 7th century AD during religious persecution by the Muslims. The Indian followers of Zoroastrianism are called Parsis because the religion arrived in India from Persia.

Members of India's Tripura State Rifles (TSR) take part in the full-dress rehearsal for India's Independence Day celebrations in Agartala, India, August 13, 2015. India commemorates its Independence Day on August 15.

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Members of India’s Tripura State Rifles (TSR) take part in the full-dress rehearsal for India’s Independence Day celebrations in Agartala, India, on Thursday. India commemorates its Independence Day on Saturday.

Indian government employees are sprayed with dyed water by police, during a demonstration in Srinagar. The employees are demanding their long pending payment arrears and a regularisation of temporary jobs.

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Indian government employees are sprayed with dyed water by police, during a demonstration in Srinagar. The employees are demanding their long pending payment arrears and a regularisation of temporary jobs.

Indian school children light candles in front of a portrait of late Indian former President APJ Abdul Kalam, as they pay their respect at a school in Bhopal, India.

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Indian school children light candles in front of a portrait of late Indian former President APJ Abdul Kalam, as they pay their respects at a school in Bhopal, India.

A worker sorts onions at a wholesale vegetable market in Chandigarh, India, July 24, 2015. The price of Indian onions, a staple that has sparked protests in the past and toppled state governments, has jumped to its highest in nearly two years and could fuel food inflation as scant rain delays plantings

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A worker sorts onions at a wholesale vegetable market in Chandigarh, India on Friday. The price of Indian onions, a staple that has sparked protests in the past and toppled state governments, has jumped to its highest in nearly two years and could fuel food inflation as scant rain delays plantings

Indian police detain a Youth Congress activist after they storm a barricade during a protest against the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) led Government near parliament house in New Delhi, India, 22 July 2015. Members of Indian Youth Congress protested against the Ministers of BJP led Government for their alleged involvement in various scams including the recruitment racket in Vyapam or the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board and helping former cricket official, Lalit Modi

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Indian police detain a Youth Congress activist after they storm a barricade during a protest against the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) led Government near parliament house in New Delhi, India on Wednesday. Members of Indian Youth Congress protested against the Ministers of BJP led Government for their alleged involvement in various scams including the recruitment racket in Vyapam or the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board and helping former cricket official, Lalit Modi

An Indian woman walks holding an umbrella during monsoon rains in Jammu, India, Tuesday, July 21, 2015. India receives the annual monsoon rains from June to September

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An Indian woman walks holding an umbrella during monsoon rains in Jammu, India, on Tuesday. India receives the annual monsoon rains from June to September

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

A Kashmiri villager cries for his missing relative after a cloud burst at Kullan village in Ganderbal district, on Friday. At least four people were killed in a series of cloud bursts that were reported from several parts of Kashmir during heavy rainfall, local media reported on Friday

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A Kashmiri villager cries for his missing relative after a cloud burst at Kullan village in Ganderbal district, on Friday. At least four people were killed in a series of cloud bursts that were reported from several parts of Kashmir during heavy rainfall

Men push their bicycles through the flooded banks of the river Ganges after heavy rains in Allahabad, India, on Thursday

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Men push their bicycles through the flooded banks of the river Ganges after heavy rains in Allahabad, India, on Thursday

A Muslim man rests as he waits to offer evening prayers and to break his fast during the holy month of Ramadan at the ruins of the Feroz Shah Kotla mosque in New Delhi...A Muslim man rests as he waits to offer evening prayers and to break his fast during the holy month of Ramadan at the ruins of the Feroz Shah Kotla mosque in New Delhi July 14, 2015. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee        TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

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A Muslim man rests as he waits to offer evening prayers and to break his fast during the holy month of Ramadan at the ruins of the Feroz Shah Kotla mosque in New Delhi

Indian policemen pay tribute at Mazar-e-Shuhada (Martyr's graveyard) during a ceremony marking Martyrs' Day in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir, on Monday

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Indian policemen pay tribute at Mazar-e-Shuhada (Martyr’s graveyard) during a ceremony marking Martyrs’ Day in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir, on Monday

A farmer cultivating ginger uses a hoe to dig a ditch in his field in Nagarally village in the southern state of Karnataka, India on Tuesday

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A farmer cultivating ginger uses a hoe to dig a ditch in his field in Nagarally village in the southern state of Karnataka, India on Tuesday

Indian women offer early-morning prayers or a 'puja' and bathe at a ghat on the banks of the Betawa River in Orchha in the state of Madhya Pradesh on July 6, 2015.

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Indian women offer early-morning prayers or a ‘puja’ and bathe at a ghat on the banks of the Betawa River in Orchha in the state of Madhya Pradesh on Monday

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.