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Supporters of BJP are stopped by police from moving towards office of Yadav, chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, during a protest against recent rape and hanging of two girls, in Lucknow...Supporters of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are stopped by police from moving towards the office of Akhilesh Yadav, the chief minister of the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, during a protest against recent rape and hanging of two girls, in Lucknow June 2, 2014. Three men were arrested for the crime in Uttar Pradesh that underscored the enduring culture of sexual assault in India and the capacity for appalling violence between Hindu castes. Two policemen were held on suspicion of attempting to cover up the killings. On Monday, Modi's BJP sought to make political capital. Workers from the party accused the Uttar Pradesh state government, headed by Samajwadi Party, of negligence over the crimes and of being unfit to govern. Police fired water cannon at the protesters, who were demanding the state government be dismissed and the imposition of direct, presidential rule. REUTERS/Pawan Kumar (INDIA - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW CIVIL UNREST)

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Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporters are stopped from moving towards the office of Akhilesh Yadav, the chief minister of the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, during a protest against the recent rape and hanging of two girls in Lucknow

A rag picker sorts through garbage, picking out recycable materials to sell, as birds hover and a dog sleeps at the Ghazipur landfill site in the east of New Delhi, India, on Friday, May 30, 2014. New Delhi, whose population will reach almost 21 million by 2015, generates 8,000 tons of garbage a day. Trash is not separated between organic and inorganic materials -- everything from leftover food to batteries and beverage cans goes into Indian bins -- hurting efficiency and raising toxic emissions.

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A rag picker sorts through garbage, picking out recyclable materials to sell at the Ghazipur landfill site in the east of New Delhi, India, on Friday

Kashmiri Muslim women offer prayers on the Friday following celebrations for "Meeraj-un-Nabi" at the Hazratbal shrine in Srinagar May 30, 2014. Thousands of Kashmiri Muslims on Friday thronged to Hazratbal shrine, which houses a relic believed to be a hair from the beard of Prophet Mohammed, to celebrate concluding ceremonies of Meeraj-un-Nabi or ascension of Prophet Mohammed to Heaven.

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Kashmiri Muslim women offer prayers following Meeraj-un-Nabi celebrations at the Hazratbal shrine in Srinagar. Thousands on Friday thronged to the shrine, which houses a relic believed to be a hair from the beard of Prophet Mohammed, to celebrate the prophet’s ascension to heaven

A man sleeps on the doorway of a closed shop at a market in Kolkata May 28, 2014.

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Kashmiri Muslims pray as a head priest, unseen, displays a holy relic believed to be the hair from the beard of Prophet Mohammed, on Mehraj-u-Alam at the Hazratbal Shrine on the outskirts of Srinagar, India, Tuesday, May 27, 2014. Thousands of devotees thronged the Hazratbal shrine during Mehraj-u-Alam, believed to mark the ascension of Prophet Mohammed to Heaven.

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Kashmiri Muslims pray as a head priest, unseen, displays a relic believed to be the hair from the beard of Prophet Mohammed, at the Hazratbal Shrine on the outskirts of Srinagar, India. Thousands of devotees thronged the shrine during Mehraj-u-Alam celebrations that mark the ascension of Mohammed to heaven Read more

Indian villagers cross the Daya River

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Indian villagers cross the Daya River as they return home after finishing a day at the market, on the outskirts of eastern Bhubaneswar on Monday

Residents and visitors to a ghat swim an...Residents and visitors to a ghat swim and sit by the banks of the Ganges river after sunrise in Varanasi in May 18, 2014. The Ganges river is considered sacred in the Hindu religion and is revered as a goddess.  AFP PHOTO/ROBERTO SCHMIDTROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images

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Residents and visitors swim and sit by the banks of the Ganges river after sunrise in Varanasi, India. The Ganges river is considered sacred in the Hindu religion and is revered as a goddess Read more

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporters celebrate the party’s winning preliminary result outside their office in Gauhati, India, Friday, May 16, 2014. India's opposition leader Narendra Modi and his party won national elections in a landslide Friday, preliminary results showed, driving the long-dominant Congress party out of power in the most commanding victory India has seen in more than a quarter century. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)

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Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporters hold a shivling, a symbolic representation of Hindu God Shiva, and celebrate preliminary results that showed the BJP winning by a landslide in Varanasi, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. India‘s opposition leader Narendra Modi and his party won national elections in a landslide Friday, preliminary results showed, driving the long-dominant Congress party out of power in the most commanding victory India has seen in more than a quarter century Read more

A Kashmiri man reads a newspaper in front of closed shops during shutdown in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir. Chairman of the hardline faction of separatist group Syed Ali Geelani had called for a shutdown to protest against the arrests of Kashmiri youths during the Indian general elections in Indian Kashmir.

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A Kashmiri man reads a newspaper during a shutdown in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir. Syed Ali Geelani, a separatist leader, had called for a shutdown to protest against the arrests of Kashmiri youths during the Indian general elections in Indian Kashmir.

A motorcycle set on fire by a mob burns during clashes between two communities on the outskirts of Hyderabad

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A motorcycle set on fire by a mob burns during clashes between two communities on the outskirts of the southern Indian city of Hyderabad. Two people were killed when police opened fire to control mobs following communal clashes on Wednesday.