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New Indian citizens of Masaladanga and n...New Indian citizens of Masaladanga and nearby enclaves arrive to cast their ballots at a polling station in Cooch Behar district on May 5, 2016, during the final phase of state assembly elections in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal.

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New Indian citizens of Masaldanga and nearby enclaves arrive to cast their ballots at a polling station in Cooch Behar district during the final phase of state assembly elections in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal

TOPSHOT - Indian commuters travel throug...TOPSHOT - Indian commuters travel through a traffic jam on their way to New Delhi from Gurgaon on May 3, 2016.  Hundreds of taxi drivers protested in New Delhi on May 2 against a ban on diesel cabs, the latest initiative aimed at improving air quality in the world's most polluted capital. India's top court on April 30 ordered taxis run on the dirty fuel off the city's roads, refusing industry requests for more time to switch to greener compressed natural gas (CNG). Many of Delhi's taxis already run on CNG, but the ban will impact about 30,000 traditional cabs and some working for app-based Uber and Ola services, according to taxi operators. / AFP PHOTO / CHANDAN KHANNACHANDAN KHANNA/AFP/Getty Images

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Indian commuters travel through a traffic jam on their way to New Delhi from Gurgaon 

An indian boy follows a herd of goat on a parched water pond in Kaushambi, nearly 25 kms from Allahabad, India, Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Much of India is reeling under a weeks long heat wave and severe drought conditions that have decimated crops, killed livestock and left at least 330 million Indians without enough water for their daily needs. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

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An indian boy follows a herd of goat on a parched water pond in Kaushambi, India. Much of India is reeling under a weeks long heat wave and severe drought conditions that have decimated crops, killed livestock and left at least 330 million Indians without enough water for their daily needs 

A boy floats in a pond to cool off on a hot summer day on the outskirts of Kolkata

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A boy floats in a pond to cool off on a hot summer day on the outskirts of Kolkata

Water is sprayed on a tiger to keep it cool by at the Nehru Zoological park in Hyderabad, India, Tuesday, April 26, 2016. Weeks of sweltering temperatures have caused scores of deaths across India and the met department has warned that any relief from monsoon rains was still likely weeks away. (AP Photo /Mahesh Kumar A.)

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Water is sprayed on a tiger to keep it cool by at the Nehru Zoological park in Hyderabad, India 

Indian workers cheer during the opening of the Mondelez International facility in Sri City in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh on 25 April, 2016. The facility will produce approximately 60,000 tons of Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate annually.

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Indian workers cheer during the opening of the Mondelez International facility in Sri City in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The facility will produce approximately 60,000 tons of Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate annually.

An Indian man dressed as Hindu Goddess Kali puts fire in his mouth during a procession to celebrate the Ram Navami festival in Allahabad, India

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An Indian man dressed as Hindu Goddess Kali puts fire in his mouth during a procession to celebrate the Ram Navami festival in Allahabad, India

Young girls yet to attain puberty are dressed up as living goddesses before being worshipped as 'kumari' or virgin during the Bengali Hindu festival of Basanti Durga puja performed in the spring in Kolkata, India, Friday, April 15, 2016. Worshipping kumaris or virgins on the ninth day or navami of the festival is an important ritual when they are worshipped as the base power of all creation. The more popular form of Durga festival is performed in autumn when the Hindu mythical figure Rama is said to have called upon goddess Durga to seek her blessings to defeat the evil character Ravana. (AP Photo/ Bikas Das)

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Young girls yet to attain puberty are dressed up as living goddesses before being worshipped as ‘kumari’ or virgin during the Bengali Hindu festival of Basanti Durga puja in Kolkata, India

An Indian artist puts the final touches to statues of the Hindu God Lord Ram ahead of the Sri Rama Navami Festival at a workshop in Hyderabad

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An Indian artist puts the final touches to statues of the Hindu God Lord Ram ahead of the Sri Rama Navami Festival at a workshop in Hyderabad

A man covers his face as he pushes a bicycle through a dust storm on the banks of the Ganga river in Allahabad...A man covers his face as he pushes a bicycle through a dust storm on the banks of the Ganga river in Allahabad, India, April 12, 2016 REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

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A man covers his face as he pushes a bicycle through a dust storm on the banks of the Ganga river in Allahabad, India

A devotee with his body painted poses as he waits to perform during a ritual as part of the annual Shiva Gajan religious festival at Sona Palasi village, in West Bengal, India, April 11, 2016. Devotees offer sacrifices and perform acts of devotion during the festival in the hopes of winning the favour of Hindu god Shiva and ensuring the fulfillment of their wishes, and also to mark the end of the Bengali calendar year. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

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A devotee with his body painted poses as he waits to perform during a ritual as part of the annual Shiva Gajan religious festival at Sona Palasi village, in West Bengal, India

A man sleeps on a girder between the two pillars of a bridge on the Sabarmati river during a hot day in Ahmedabad...A man sleeps on a girder between the two pillars of a bridge on the Sabarmati river during a hot day in Ahmedabad, India, April 11, 2016. REUTERS/Amit Dave      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

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A man sleeps on a girder between the two pillars of a bridge on the Sabarmati river during a hot day in Ahmedabad, India

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Security personnel stand guard near the venue of a Congress party election rally in Guwahati, Assam, India 

Indian voters pose for a photograph with...Indian voters pose for a photograph with their identity cards as they queue to cast their ballots in the state assembly elections at a polling station in Diphu in the Karbi Anglong district some 215 kms from Guwahati

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Indian voters pose for a photograph with their identity cards as they queue to cast their ballots in the state assembly elections at a polling station in Diphu, India 

Indian rescue workers work on a partially collapsed overpass in Kolkata, India. A long section of a road overpass currently under construction collapsed, with tons of concrete and steel falling midday traffic, killing several and injuring many.

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Indian rescue workers work on a partially collapsed overpass in Kolkata, India. A long section collapsed, with tons of concrete and steel falling midday traffic, killing several and injuring many.

An Indian Christian girl watches another praying during Easter mass at a church in Gauhati, India

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An Indian Christian girl watches another praying during Easter mass at a church in Gauhati, India

The Wider Image: Street life in Kolkata...Local band members wait to board a passenger bus to reach a wedding procession venue in Kolkata, India, March 10, 2016. Some people in Kolkata earn a living by selling second-hand clothes, driving rickshaws or in the city’s food markets. Those too poor to afford a home of their own sleep where they work, helping people who moved to the city to find work to send money back home. Outside working hours residents of the city formerly called Calcutta might enjoy a game of chess or carrom, while children play soccer with friends. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri SEARCH "STREET KOLKATA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES

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Local band members wait to board a passenger bus to reach a wedding procession venue in Kolkata, India 

Hindu devotees daubed in colours sing religious songs inside a temple during Holi celebrations in Ahmedabad...Hindu devotees daubed in colours sing religious songs inside a temple during Holi celebrations in Ahmedabad, India, March 23, 2016.

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Hindu devotees daubed in colours sing religious songs inside a temple during Holi celebrations in Ahmedabad, India

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Hindu widows apply colour powder to each other during Holi celebrations at the Gopinath temple near New Delhi.

Indian villagers are covered in coloured...Indian villagers are covered in coloured powders during the Lathmar Holi festival at the Radha Rani temple in Barsana, some 130kms from New Delhi on March 16, 2016.  During the Lathmar Holi festival, the women of Barsana, the legendary hometown of Radha, consort of Hindu God Krishna, attack the men from Nandgaon, the hometown of Hindu God Krishna, with wooden sticks in response to their efforts to put color on them. / AFP PHOTO / FranÁois Xavier MARITFRANCOIS XAVIER MARIT/AFP/Getty Images

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Indian villagers are covered in coloured powder during the Lathmar Holi festival at the Radha Rani temple in Barsana, India