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An Indian migrant worker stack bricks on his head at a brick factory in Lalitpur, Nepal January 11, 2016

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An Indian migrant worker stack bricks on his head at a brick factory in Lalitpur, Nepal on Monday

Shia Muslims shout slogans during a protest against the execution of cleric Nimr al-Nimr, who was executed along with others in Saudi Arabia, on the outskirts of Srinagar, India January 8, 2016.

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Shia Muslims shout slogans during a protest against the execution of cleric Nimr al-Nimr, who was executed along with others in Saudi Arabia, on the outskirts of Srinagar, India on Friday

 Indian paramilitary soldiers are seen rehearsing for the Republic Day parade during the early morning hours in New Delhi, India, 07 January 2016

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Indian paramilitary soldiers are seen rehearsing for the Republic Day parade during the early morning hours in New Delhi, India, on Thursday

A Manipuri woman sells smoked and dry fish in Ima market - the world's largest all women market - in Imphal city, Manipur state, 06 January 2016. The 150-year-old Ima Keithel or 'Mothers's market' complex, which is run exclusively by women and was damaged in the 04 January 2016 earthquake, is returning back to normal. Nine deaths have been reported from in and around Imphal due to falling debris. Imphal has a population of some 270,000 and people were jolted from their sleep and ran out of their homes in panic when the earth shook 04 January, reports say.

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A Manipuri woman sells smoked and dry fish in Ima market – the world’s largest all women market – in Imphal city, Manipur state, on Wednesday

Indian soldiers take part in the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a foggy winter morning in New Delhi, India

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Indian sailors take part in the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a foggy winter morning in New Delhi, India

An Indian dancer taking pictures of his partner is silhouetted against the sky and reflected in the water during the last sunset of the year on the Arabian Sea coast in Mumbai, India, Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015. The two dancers who had arrived from the Indian capital for a performance in the city were spending their evening at the beach. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

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An Indian dancer takes pictures of his partner is seen silhouetted against the sky and reflected in the water during the last sunset of the year on the Arabian Sea coast in Mumbai, India 

A Kashmiri Muslim woman peels off the bark of wicker sticks on the outskirts of Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir, 22 December 2015. Wicker sticks are used to make Kangir, the traditional Kashmiri firepot, which is used to keep warm during cold winters. Hundreds of families in Kashmir depend on the trade with Kangir, with Kangir artisans of different regions making distinct and fashionable firepots.

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A Kashmiri Muslim woman peels off the bark of wicker sticks on the outskirts of Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir, on Tuesday. Wicker sticks are used to make Kangir, the traditional Kashmiri firepot, which is used to keep warm during cold winters

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Indian labourers construct a temporary pontoon bridge over the River Ganges for the upcoming Magh Mela festival in Allahabad on Friday

Kashmiri protesters, engulfed in teargas smoke, throw stones at Indian security personnel in Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Friday, Dec. 18, 2015. Police fired teargas and rubber bullets to disperse Kashmiris who gathered after Friday afternoon prayers to protest against Indian rule in the disputed region.

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Kashmiri protesters, engulfed in teargas smoke, throw stones at Indian security personnel in Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Friday

Siberian gulls hover over Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges and Yamuna Rivers, in Allahabad, India, on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015. The gulls travel thousands of miles to India during the Siberian winter in October and return home in March. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

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Siberian gulls hover over Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges and Yamuna Rivers, in Allahabad, India. The gulls travel thousands of miles to India during the Siberian winter in October and return home in March

An Indian roadside traditional ear cleaner cleans the ear of a customer as other customer waits for his turn in New Delhi, India, 15 December 2015. There are hundreds of roadside traditional ear cleaners in India known as 'Kaan- saaf-waalah' who engaged in this profession without any professional qualification.

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An Indian roadside traditional ear cleaner cleans the ear of a customer as other customer waits for his turn in New Delhi, India, on Tuesday

Labourers unload sacks of rice from a handcart at a wholesale market in Kolkata, India, December 14, 2015. India's wholesale prices fell for a 13th straight month in November, but a sharp pickup in food prices and a pending wage hike for millions of government employees are likely to keep policymakers worried about potential inflationary risks.

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Labourers unload sacks of rice from a handcart at a wholesale market in Kolkata, India, on Monday

 New recruits of the Indian Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) during the passing out parade in Humhama, on the outskirts of Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir, 11 December 2015. A total of 648 recruits were formally inducted into the CRPF, an Indian paramilitary force, after completing a 44-weeks training in physical fitness, weapon handling, commando operations and counter insurgency

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New recruits of the Indian Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) during the passing out parade in Humhama, on the outskirts of Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir, on Friday

Activists of the Awami Ittihad party get into a scuffle with Indian policemen as they are stopped during a protest to mark International Human Rights Day in Srinagar, India, Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015.

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Activists of the Awami Ittihad party get into a scuffle with Indian policemen as they are stopped during a protest to mark International Human Rights Day in Srinagar, India on Thursday

An Indian Sikh devotee takes a dip in the holy sarover (water tank) during dense fog at the Golden Temple in Amritsar

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An Indian Sikh devotee takes a dip in the holy sarover (water tank) during dense fog at the Golden Temple in Amritsar

People look at the devastation caused by fire that broke out at slums in Kadivali area of Mumbai, India. Hundreds of homes were reportedly destroyed as fire tenders laboured to reach the source in the heavily congested area.

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People look at the devastation caused by a fire that broke out at slums in Kadivali area of Mumbai, India. Hundreds of homes were reportedly destroyed as fire tenders laboured to reach the source in the heavily congested area.

Flood affected people receive food packets being distributed by navy personnel in Chennai, in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, Friday, Dec. 4, 2015. The relentless rains that lashed the state for three days eased Friday, but the misery of tens of thousands of people was far from over, with large parts of the main city still underwater along with the region's biggest airport.

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Flood affected people receive food packets being distributed by navy personnel in Chennai, in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, Friday

Aeronautical Engineers of the Air Force Technical College (AFTC) of the Indian Air Force take part in a passing out parade in Bangalore on December 4, 2015.   The Parade marks the culmination of 74 weeks of training in Aeronautical Engineering, Military Leadership, Managerial Skills and Ethos of an air warrior. The passing out batch comprised 136 officers, including 37 women and 11 international officers. AFP PHOTO/Manjunath KIRANMANJUNATH KIRAN/AFP/Getty Images

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Aeronautical Engineers of the Air Force Technical College (AFTC) of the Indian Air Force take part in a passing out parade in Bangalore, India

Indian children dressed as the country's founding father Mahatma Gandhi line up for a function in Mumbai on Thursday. Some 1000 children participated in the event promoting the Gandhian ideology to spread the message of simple living, reduce consumption and waste as a mark of respect to Gandhi, famed as the torchbearer of India's fight against British rule

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Indian children dressed as the country’s founding father Mahatma Gandhi line up for a function in Mumbai on Thursday

Navy Day celebration in Mumbai

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An Indian Navy band performs during a rehearsal for Navy Day celebrations in Mumbai, India, on Wednesday. The Indian Navy celebrates Navy Day on December 4, to commemorate the Indian Navy attack on Karachi harbour during the Indo-Pakistan war in 1971.