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 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
Pedestrians are reflected in a puddle after a rainfall in the northern hill town of Shimla, Indian
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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, 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.
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 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 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, on Tuesday. India receives the annual monsoon rains from June to September
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
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
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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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 Monday
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.
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A woman walks through an alley as used pairs of jeans are hung to dry before they are sold in a second-hand clothes market in Kolkata, India on Monday