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Indian yoga practitioners participate in a full dress rehearsal for International Yoga Day in New Delhi on Friday

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Indian yoga practitioners participate in a full dress rehearsal for International Yoga Day in New Delhi on Friday

Indian school students attend a yoga workshop conducted by teachers from The Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Institute at The FD Higher Secondary School in Ahmedabad on Tuesday.  Some 1300 students situated in the Muslim dominated Juhapura area of the western Indian city participated on the first day of a five day workshop. Events will be held across the nation on June 21, to mark World Yoga Day.

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School students attend a yoga workshop conducted by teachers from the Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Institute at the FD Higher Secondary School in Ahmedabad, India.

An Indian rickshaw driver takes bath using water from a leaking pipe as it flows through a drain beneath on a hot summer morning in Allahabad, India, Thursday, June 11, 2015. India s northern state of Uttar Pradesh continued to reel under intense condition as heat waves prevailed in several parts of the state with temperatures recording 45 degrees Celsius (113 degrees Fahrenheit)

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An Indian rickshaw driver takes a bath using water from a leaking pipe as it flows through a drain beneath on a hot summer morning in Allahabad, India on Thursday

An Indian rag-picker looks for recyclable material in what is reportedly the largest rubbish tip in the state of Assam on the eve of World Environment Day in the Boragoan area of Guwahati on June 4, 2015.  World Environment Day is marked anually on June 5.

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An Indian rag-picker looks for recyclable material in what is reportedly the largest rubbish tip in the state of Assam on the eve of World Environment Day in the Boragoan area of Guwahati on Thursday

TO GO WITH India-education-school-health...TO GO WITH India-education-school-health-food,FEATURE by Abhaya SRIVASTAVA In this photo taken on May 19, 2015, Indian schoolgirls eat lunch organised by the non-profit Akshaya Patra Foundation, at the Chaumuha Primary School on the outskirts of Vrindavan.  Churning out 1.2 tonnes of curry in under an hour, women stirring vats in the spotlessly clean, high-tech kitchen are hoping to erase the shocking reputation of India's free school lunch scheme.    AFP PHOTO / Chandan KHANNAChandan Khanna/AFP/Getty Images

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Indian schoolgirls eat lunch organised by the non-profit Akshaya Patra Foundation, at the Chaumuha Primary School on the outskirts of Vrindavan

Indian performers dance during the state...Indian performers dance during the state's formation day celebrations, marking one year since the formation of the new state in Secunderabad, the twin city of Hyderabad, on June 2, 2015.The 10 districts of the southern Indian state of Telangana was formed as India's 29th state on June 2, 2014 after it was carved out of Andhra Pradesh. AFP PHOTO/ Noah SEELAMNOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty Images

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Indian performers dance during the state’s formation day celebrations, marking one year since the formation of the new state in Secunderabad, the twin city of Hyderabad on Tuesday

An Indian Sadhu (holy man) prays on the ...An Indian Sadhu (holy man) prays on the roadside in New Delhi on June 1, 2015.

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An Indian Sadhu (holy man) prays on the roadside in New Delhi on Monday

A passenger sleeps along with her children at a railway station on a hot summer day in Allahabad...A passenger sleeps along with her children at a railway station on a hot summer day in Allahabad, India, May 26, 2015. Temperature in Allahabad on Tuesday is expected to reach 46.4 degree Celsius (115.5 degree Fahrenheit), according to India's metrological department website. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

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A passenger sleeps along with her children at a railway station on a hot summer’s day in Allahabad, India

Indian Hindu devotees help bathe an elderly woman as they perform rituals in the the river Ganges on Somvati Amavasya, or no moon day, in Allahabad, India, Monday, May 18, 2015. Somvati Amavasya is the no moon day that falls on a Monday in a traditional Hindu lunar calendar. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

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Indian Hindu devotees help bathe an elderly woman as they perform rituals in the the river Ganges on Somvati Amavasya, or no moon day, in Allahabad, India on Monday. Somvati Amavasya is the no moon day that falls on a Monday in a traditional Hindu lunar calendar

In this handout photograph taken and rel...In this handout photograph taken and released by The Indian Press Information Bureau (PIB) on May 14, 2015, India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi looks on as he visits The Terracota Warriors Museum in Xian.  India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi is taking his global investment push to China this week, as Asia's rival superpowers look to put aside a festering border dispute and identify areas of economic cooperation. Modi has arrived for his first visit as premier to China before heading to South Korea where he will also seek help to upgrade India's creaking infrastructure.    AFP PHOTO/PIB  ----EDITORS NOTE---- RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT  - "AFP PHOTO /PIB " - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS-/AFP/Getty Images

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India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi looks on as he visits The Terracota Warriors Museum in Xian. India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi is taking his global investment push to China this week 

A man walks his sheep in a water-logged paddy field after recent rains in Srinagar on Thursday

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A man walks his sheep in a water-logged paddy field after recent rains in Srinagar on Thursday

A woman paddles her boat in her water-logged courtyard after recent rains in the interiors of Dal Lake in Srinagar on Tuesday

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A woman paddles her boat in her water-logged courtyard after recent rains in the interiors of Dal Lake in Srinagar on Tuesday

A passenger bathes an child using a pipe that supplies water to trains at a railway station on a hot summer day in the northern Indian city of Allahabad April 23, 2015. Temperatures in Allahabad on Thursday reached to 42 degree Celsius (107.6 degree Fahrenheit), according to India's metrological department website

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A passenger bathes a child using a pipe that supplies water to trains at a railway station on a hot summer day in the northern Indian city of Allahabad. Temperatures in Allahabad on Thursday reached to 42 degree Celsius

Wider Image: Renting in Mumbai Per Square Foot...Residents look out of windows of an apartment in Mumbai March 15, 2015. The cost for buying a 200 square feet (18 square meters) one-bedroom apartment in this building is around 25,000 Indian rupees per square feet ($ 400) or 5,000,000 Indian rupees ($ 80,000). The rent for an apartment in the same building is around 12,000 Indian rupees ($ 190) per month. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui  TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY PICTURE 05 OF 22 FOR WIDER IMAGE STORY "RENTING IN MUMBAI PER SQUARE FOOT" SEARCH "RENTING SIDDIQUI" FOR ALL IMAGES

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Residents look out of windows of an apartment in Mumbai, India. The cost of buying a 200 sq ft one-bedroom apartment in this building is around Rs5m ($80,000). The rent for an apartment in the same building is around Rs12,000 ($190) per month 

Local people and members of National Disaster Response Force clear the debris of a residential building to look for the survivors, in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, April 22, 2015.  One man and a child were killed and at least nine others were injured when a three-storey residential building collapsed following an explosion in a cooking gas cylinder, according to local news agency Press Trust of India. (AP Photo / Manish Swarup)

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Local people and members of National Disaster Response Force clear the debris of a residential building to look for the survivors, in New Delhi, India. One man and a child were killed and at least nine others were injured when a three-storey residential building collapsed following an explosion in a cooking gas cylinder, according to local news agency Press Trust of India

Bakarwal nomad children are seen through a veil that covers their tent as they react to a Kashmiri man photographing them on the outskirts of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Tuesday, April 21, 2015. Bakarwals are nomadic herders of Jammu Kashmir state who wander in search of good pastures for their cattle.

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Bakarwal nomad children are seen through a veil that covers their tent on the outskirts of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir on Tuesday

An Indian man sleeps on the roof of his house at a shanty area in New Delhi, India, Monday, April 20, 2015. While hundreds of millions of Indians remained mired in poverty, the International Monetary Fund recently said it expects India s economy to grow by 7.5 percent in 2015, its strongest growth in five years.

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An Indian man sleeps on the roof of his house at a shanty area in New Delhi, India, on Monday

 Indian school children attend morning prayers at a school

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Indian school children attend morning prayers at a school on the outskirts of Jammu, the winter capital of Kashmir, India

TOPSHOTS An young Indian Jain devotee dr...TOPSHOTS An young Indian Jain devotee dressed on a horse participates in a religious rally organised on the occasion of Mahavir Jayanti in Kolkata on April 2, 2015. The most important religious holiday in Jainism, Mahavir Jayanti celebrates the birth of Mahavira, the last Tirthankara, which is generally accepted as 599 BCE. AFP PHOTO/ Dibyangshu SARKARDIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP/Getty Images

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An Indian Jain devotee on a horse participates in a religious rally organised on the occasion of Mahavir Jayanti in Kolkata 

Cleaning up Shipbreaking

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Workers carry a rope line to fasten a decommissioned ship at the Alang shipyard in the western Indian state of Gujarat.