An Indian Sikh devotee takes a dip in the holy sarovar (water tank) at the Golden Temple in Amritsar. Devotees are visiting Sikhism’s holiest shrine to mark the 545th birthday of Sri Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of the religion of Sikhism and the first of ten Sikh Gurus.
Indian Hindu devotees offer prayers on the banks of the Yamuna river as the landmark Taj Mahal monument is seen in the background during daybreak in Agra.Devotees pay obeisance to both the rising and the setting sun in the Chhath festival when people express their thanks and seek the blessings of the forces of nature, mainly the sun and river.
A Kashmiri boatman rows his boat on the Dal Lake surrounded by dense fog on a cold morning in Srinagar, India. Fog disrupts normal life in most parts of northern India during the winter months. hoto/Dar Yasin)
An Indian laborer carries bundles of Marigold flowers on his head before they are distributed to different parts of the city in the morning at a whole sale market in New Delhi, India
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A woman offers prayers by a road as a rickshaw puller transports passengers in Kolkata on Tuesday
Volunteers of the sect, Dera Saccha Sauda, participate in a cleanliness drive at a public ground in Mumbai, India. The sects initiative launched in 2011 is different from the Clean India Campaign that was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 2.
A masked Kashmiri protester stands with a placard during a protest in Srinagar, India. Separatist groups in Kashmir called a general strike to mark the anniversary of the day Indian troops took control of the region in 1947.
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An Indian girl rests as others try to salvage their belongings from the debris of shanties destroyed in a fire at a slum in New Delhi, India on Friday
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An Indian woman carries cow dung to prepare cow dung cake on the outskirts of Allahabad, India on Wednesday. Cow dung cakes are popularly used as fuel for cooking in rural areas
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Indian schoolchildren perform yoga at Delhi Public School in Hyderabad, India on Monday. Around 5,000 people including students, teachers and parents performed seven yogic postures, following a religious prayer for world peace
Potters colour earthen lamps at a workshop ahead of the Hindu festival of Diwali, in the northern Indian city of Amritsar. Lamps are sold in large numbers during the festival of lights, as people use them to decorate their homes. Diwali will be observed this year on October 23.
A man fixes tarpaulin on his stall during a dust storm on the banks of the river Ganges in the northern Indian city of Allahabad.
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A Pakistani woman gestures beneath the shell-damaged roof of her house, allegedly fired by Indian troops, at the Dhamala border village near the eastern city of Sialkot in Punjab province on Wednesday
A man bathes in the old quarters of Delhi, India
A labourer carries banana stems during a harvest in Bhusawal, Maharashtra, India. About 833m people out of India’s 1.2bn population depend on agriculture for their livelihoods and the sector provides 14% of the nation’s GDP
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Indian Muslims offer prayers during Eid al-Adha at the Vasi Ullah mosque in Allahabad, India
School children dressed as Mahatma Gandhi take part in a march to mark the 145th anniversary of the birth of Gandhi in New Delhi, India.
A Hindu prays in a holy pond on the auspicious day of Mahalaya in Mumbai. Hindus offer prayers with holy water after taking a dip in the river to honour the souls of their departed ancestors during Mahalaya, which is also called Shraadh or Pitra Paksha
Tibetan exiles are detained by police in New Delhi during a protest outside the venue of a meeting between China’s President Xi Jinping and Narendra Modi, prime minister of India
A Kashmiri shopkeeper stacks flood-damaged shoes on the street outside his flood-affected shop at the Lal Chowk area in Srinagar