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 recyclable materials to sell at the Ghazipur landfill site in the east of New Delhi, India, on Friday
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
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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
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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 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 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 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 the southern Indian city of Hyderabad. Two people were killed when police opened fire to control mobs following communal clashes on Wednesday.