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 Indian children of local boatmen play on the banks of the river Ganges in the Sangam area of Allahabad

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Indian children of local boatmen play on the banks of the river Ganges in the Sangam area of Allahabad

An artisan works on an idol of Hindu goddess Durga at a workshop ahead of the Durga Puja festival in Kolkata, India

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An artisan works on an idol of Hindu goddess Durga at a workshop ahead of the Durga Puja festival in Kolkata, India 

A man collects coconuts thrown as offerings by worshippers into the Sabarmati river, a day after the immersion of idols of the Hindu god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, in Ahmedabad, India

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A man collects coconuts thrown as offerings by worshippers into the Sabarmati river, a day after the immersion of idols of the Hindu god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, in Ahmedabad, India

Devotees immerse an idol of the Hindu god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, into the Sabarmati river on the last day of the ten-day-long Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Ahmedabad, India

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Devotees immerse an idol of the Hindu god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, into the Sabarmati river on the last day of the ten-day-long Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Ahmedabad, India

A police personnel canes a motorcyclist during a curfew following violence in the city due to the Cauvery water sharing dispute with neighbouring state Tamil Nadu, in Bangalore

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A police personnel canes a motorcyclist during a curfew following violence in the city due to the Cauvery water sharing dispute with neighbouring state Tamil Nadu, in Bangalore

Indian children look on as activists burn tyres and material to blockade traffic on a major connecting road during a statewide strike in Bangalore on September 9, 2016.   Agitation in the southern Indian state of Karnataka has been increasing since the recent Supreme Court order to the state to release of 15,000 cusecs of water from the River Cauvery each day to the neighbouring state of Tamil Nadu. Karnataka is facing an acute shortage of water in its reservoirs, and rivers as the state has only received subpar rainfall in the catchment areas leading to protests by farmers and pro-Kannada organisations refusing to share water with its neighbouring state. / AFP PHOTO / MANJUNATH KIRANMANJUNATH KIRAN/AFP/Getty Images

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Indian children look on as activists burn tyres and material to blockade traffic on a major connecting road during a statewide strike in Bangalore, India

An Indian Hindu devotee transports an idol of the elephant-headed Hindu god, Lord Ganesha in his car, for Ganesh Chaturthi in Mumbai on September 5, 2015.  The Ganesh Chaturthi festival, a popular 11-day religious festival which is annually celebrated across India, runs this year from September 5-15, and culminates with the im

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An Indian Hindu devotee transports an idol of the elephant-headed Hindu god, Lord Ganesha in his car, for Ganesh Chaturthi in Mumbai. The Ganesh Chaturthi festival, a popular 11-day religious festival which is annually celebrated across India 

Members of bank employees union shout slogans during an anti-government protest rally, organised as part of a nationwide strike, in Mumbai, India September 2, 2016. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui - RTX2NUZN

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Members of bank employees union shout slogans during an anti-government protest rally, organised as part of a nationwide strike, in Mumbai, India 

An Indian girl holds an umbrella and looks skywards as it rains in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016. Monsoon season in India begins in June and ends in October.  (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)

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An Indian girl holds an umbrella and looks skywards as it rains in New Delhi, India 

A man pedals his cycle rickshaw during monsoon rains in New Delhi

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A man pedals his cycle rickshaw during monsoon rains in New Delhi, India on Wednesday

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An Indian policeman takes cover behind an armored vehicle as Kashmiri protesters throw stones at him during a protest in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir on Tuesday

A nun belonging to the global Missionaries of Charity reacts as she interacts with children at the Nirmala Shishu Bhavan, a children's home founded by Mother Teresa, ahead of Mother Teresa's canonization ceremony in Kolkata

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A nun belonging to the global Missionaries of Charity reacts as she interacts with children at the Nirmala Shishu Bhavan, a children’s home founded by Mother Teresa, ahead of Mother Teresa’s canonization ceremony in Kolkata

Kashmiri Muslims shout anti-India slogans during a protest in Srinaga

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Kashmiri Muslims shout anti-India slogans during a protest in Srinagar today

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A man carries his son who is dressed up as Hindu Lord Krishna in Ahmedabad 

Indian Hindus devotees are showered with water while taking a pledge before forming a 'human pyramid' during the dahi handi (curd pot) celebrations of Janmashtami, which mark the birth of Hindu god Lord Krishna, in Mumbai, India

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Indian Hindu devotees are showered with water while taking a pledge before forming a ‘human pyramid’ during the dahi handi (curd pot) celebrations of Janmashtami, which mark the birth of Hindu god Lord Krishna, in Mumbai, India

Children cheer as they celebrate Janmashtami festival, marking the birth anniversary of Hindu Lord Krishna, at a school in Ahmedabad, India August 24, 2016. REUTERS/Amit Dave

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Children cheer as they celebrate Janmashtami festival, marking the birth anniversary of Hindu Lord Krishna, at a school in Ahmedabad, India

A boy dives off from a boat under maintenance in a dry dock in Mumbai, India

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A boy dives off from a boat under maintenance in a dry dock in Mumbai, India

Workers carry sacks of tea leaves at a tea estate in Nagaon district in the northeastern state of Assam, India

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Workers carry sacks of tea leaves at a tea estate in Nagaon district in the northeastern state of Assam, India 

Indian people hold cremations along a roadside following heavy flooding at Daraganj ghat near Sangam in Allahabad

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Indian people hold cremations along a roadside following heavy flooding at Daraganj ghat near Sangam in Allahabad

An Indian priest dances as he carries a sacrificial goat during the Deodhani Festival at the Kamakhya Temple in Guwahati

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An Indian priest dances as he carries a sacrificial goat during the Deodhani Festival at the Kamakhya Temple in Guwahati