A woman crosses the road in New Delhi. India is part of a global trend of increasing urbanisation, with more than half of the world’s population living in towns and cities
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A Hindu woman offers prayers to the Sun god after taking a dip at the Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges and Yamuna rivers, on ‘Mauni Amavasya’ or new moon day, the third and most auspicious date of bathing during the annual month-long Hindu religious fair ‘Magh Mela’ in Allahabad, India.
Kashmiri Muslim women watch the funeral procession of Ishfaq Ahmed Malik, a suspected local militant, in Arwani, some 55km (35 miles) south of Srinagar, India on Friday
A devotee reacts to smoke as others prepare ritual rice dishes to offer to the Hindu Sun God as they attend Pongal celebrations at a slum in Mumbai
Kashmiri Muslims raise their hands as they look towards a relic, believed to be a hair from the beard of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad, being displayed by a priest at the Hazratbal shrine on the Friday following Eid-e- Milad, marking the birth anniversary of the Prophet, in Srinagar, India.
A stray dog chases India’s Border Security Force ‘Daredevil’ motorcycle riders as they rehearse for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi
A security personnel is silhouetted against the headlights of a car as he stands guard during the rehearsal of Republic Day parade on a foggy winter morning in New Delhi. India will celebrate its annual Republic Day on January 26.
Schoolchildren attend a yoga session at a camp in the city of Ahmedabad, west India
Bharatiya Janata party supporters celebrate the news of early election result trends outside their party headquarters in Jammu, India
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A cold rickshaw puller waits for customers in Allahabad, India.
Workers warm themselves around a fire at a wholesale grocery market on a winter morning in the old quarters of Delhi on Friday
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The Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV Mark-III) lifts off at Indian space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) center in Srharikota, Andhara Pradesh, India. India successfully tested its heaviest next generation rocket and the crew module on board a 630-ton rocket from the southern island of Sriharikota, before detaching successfully at an altitude of 126 kilometres, and landing by parachute in the Bay of Bengal on Thursday
Students travel via horse and cart surrounded by fog in Jammu, India. As winter sets in, thick fog engulfs most of north India early mornings
Men ride a boat as seagulls fly over the waters of the river Yamuna on a cold, winter morning in New Delhi
Schoolchildren in New Delhi, India, observe a two-minute silence on Wednesday to pray for the victims killed in the attack at an army run school in Peshawar, Pakistan
An elderly man drinks tea to beat the cold early morning in old parts of New Delhi, India
A cinemagoer watches Bollywood movie Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (The Big Hearted Will Take the Bride), inside the Maratha Mandir theatre in Mumbai. The film, released in October 1995, has set a record for 1,000 weeks of continuous screening at a cinema, a feat unmatched by any other Bollywood movies
Labourers work on a bridge being built over the river Yamuna for metro rail in New Delhi on Friday. With growth struggling at 5.3% in the July-September quarter, it is likely to be some time before India recaptures the 8% growth levels needed for an expanding workforce
Kashmiri women stand in a queue to cast their votes during the third-phase polling of the Jammu and Kashmir state elections in Budgham, about 28km (17 miles) southwest of Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir, on Tuesday.
Indian supporters of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party shout slogans as they listen to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (unseen) during an election campaign rally in Vijaypur.