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An Indian married couple stand with their luggage in a gap between moving trains as they wait to cross the railway tracks during a visit to their hometown for festival holidays in Allahabad

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An Indian couple stand with their luggage in a gap between moving trains as they wait to cross the railway tracks during a visit to their hometown for festival holidays in Allahabad, India

An Indian army recruit wearing ceremonial uniform looks during passing out parade at garrison in Rangreth on outskirts of Srinagar...An Indian army recruit wearing his ceremonial uniform looks on as he marches during their passing out parade at a garrison in Rangreth on the outskirts of Srinagar March 4, 2015. A total of 179 youths from various religious backgrounds were formally inducted into the Indian army's Jammu and Kashmiri Light Infantry Regiment (JKLIR) after their 49 week training, an army official said.  REUTERS/Danish Ismail (INDIAN-ADMINISTERED KASHMIR - Tags: MILITARY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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An Indian army recruit in ceremonial uniform looks on during a passing out parade at a garrison in Rangreth on the outskirts of Srinagar. A total of 179 youths were formally inducted into the Indian army’s Jammu and Kashmiri Light Infantry Regiment (JKLIR) 

An Indian homeless woman covers herself with a woolen cloth as it rains in Jammu, India, Monday, March 2, 2015. The Jammu-Srinagar highway was closed for all vehicular traffic because of heavy snowfall in the Kashmir valley.

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An Indian homeless woman covers herself with a woolen cloth as it rains in Jammu, India on Monday

Female police recruits throw their caps in the air, as they celebrate after their passing-out parade, in the northeastern Indian city of Agar...Female police recruits throw their caps in the air, as they celebrate after their passing-out parade, in the northeastern Indian city of Agartala, March 2, 2015. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey (INDIA - Tags: MILITARY)

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Female police recruits throw their caps in the air as they celebrate after their passing-out parade, in the northeastern Indian city of Agartala.

An Indian newspaper vendor ties newspapers on his bicycle early in the morning at the old city area of New Delhi, India, Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. Old Delhi despite of being extremely crowded and dilapidated still serves as the symbolic heart of the city.

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A vendor ties newspapers on his bicycle early in the morning in New Delhi, India on Friday

A Kashmiri Muslim villager shouts pro freedom slogans during the funeral procession of Shabir Ahmed Gania, a suspected local militant of Hizbul Mujahideen outfit, in Drubgham, some 55 kilometers (33 miles) south of Srinagar, India, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. Thousands attended the funeral of two suspected militants killed in a fierce gunbattle Wednesday in a southern village of the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, according to local reports.

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A Muslim villager shouts pro freedom slogans during the funeral procession of Shabir Ahmed Gania, a suspected militant with Kashmiri separatist group Hizbul Mujahideen, in Drubgham, 55km south of Srinagar, India

Passengers travel on an overcrowded train on the outskirts of New Delhi...Passengers travel on an overcrowded train on the outskirts of New Delhi February 26, 2015. India will increase investment in its overloaded railway network to 8.5 trillion rupees ($137 billion) over the next five years, the government said on Thursday, promising to modernise existing tracks and introduce faster trains. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (INDIA - Tags: BUSINESS TRANSPORT POLITICS)

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Passengers on a train on the outskirts of New Delhi. India will increase investment in its overloaded railway network to Rs8.5tn ($137bn) over the next five years, the government said on Thursday. 

An Indian Hindu devotee bathes at Sangam...An Indian Hindu devotee bathes at Sangam, the confluence of the Rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati in Allahabad on February 20, 2015. AFP PHOTO/SANJAY KANOJIASanjay Kanojia/AFP/Getty Images

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A Hindu devotee bathes at Sangam, the confluence of the rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati in Allahabad, India 

The Yakovlevs, a UK based aerobatic team flying Russian designed Yakovlev aircrafts, make a formation in the shape of a heart from a trail of smoke during the third day of Aero India 2015 at Yelahanka air base in Bangalore, India, Friday, Feb. 20, 2015. Aviation companies from around the world are participating in the five-day event which runs through Feb. 22. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

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The Yakovlevs, a UK based aerobatic team flying Russian designed Yakovlev aircrafts, make a formation in the shape of a heart from a trail of smoke during the third day of Aero India 2015 at Yelahanka air base in Bangalore, India. 

An Indian homeless man sleeps covered in a blanket early morning in the old quarters of Delhi, India, Friday, Feb. 20, 2015. There are over hundred thousand homeless people in New Delhi who live on the streets, braving extreme weather and economic hardship, according to local reports. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

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An Indian homeless man sleeps covered in a blanket early morning in the old quarters of Delhi, India. There are over hundred thousand homeless people in New Delhi who live on the streets, braving extreme weather and economic hardship, according to local reports. 

An Indian labourer loads unbaked clay bricks on a horse-drawn cart to deliver them to a brick kiln in Sahibabad on the outskirts of New Delhi on Friday

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An Indian labourer loads unbaked clay bricks on a horse-drawn cart to deliver them to a brick kiln in Sahibabad on the outskirts of New Delhi on Friday

A cameraman films as Russian aerobatic team Yakovlev performs at the inaugural function of Aero India 2015 at Yelahanka air base in Bangalore, India, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015. Aviation companies from around the world are participating in the five-day event which runs through Feb. 22. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

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A cameraman films as Russian aerobatic team Yakovlev performs at the inaugural function of Aero India 2015 at Yelahanka air base in Bangalore. Aviation companies from around the world are participating in the five-day event that runs through Feb 22 

Boys bathe at roadside municipal taps during early morning in the old quarters of Delhi...Boys bathe at roadside municipal taps during early morning in the old quarters of Delhi February 17, 2015. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY)

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Boys bathe at roadside municipal taps in the early hours of the morning in the old quarters of Delhi, India

A Hindu holy man asks for alms as he walks amongst birds flying at a beach along the Arabian Sea in Mumbai February 11, 2015.

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A Hindu holy man asks for alms as he walks amongst birds flying at a beach along the Arabian Sea in Mumbai on Wednesday

An Indian paramilitary soldier patrols the streets of Srinagar, on the second anniversary of the death of Muhammad Afzal Guru, who was executed for his part in a terrorist attack on the Indian parliament building in 2001.

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An Indian paramilitary soldier patrols the streets of Srinagar, on the second death anniversary of Muhammad Afzal Guru, who was executed for his part in a terrorist attack on the Indian parliament building in 2001

An Indian passer-by feeds an elephant, which is hired for weddings and parties, on the banks of the river Yamuna in New Delhi on February 6, 2015.

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An Indian passerby feeds an elephant, hired out for weddings and parties, on the banks of the river Yamuna in New Delhi on Friday

A rescued Indian child labourer

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A rescued Indian child labourer on board a Patna-bound express train at a railway station in Secunderabad on Thursday. Children have been rescued from bangle-making factories and other workshops in Secunderabad’s twin city Hyderabad in the past 10 days and are being sent back home.

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.

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