Indian revellers take part in the game of Huranga at The Dauji Temple in Mathura, some 100km south of New Delhi, on Tuesday. Huranga is a game played between men and women a day after Holi, the festival of colours, during which men drench women with liquid colours and women tear off the clothes of the men.
A barber at work in old parts of New Delhi
Brides sit as they wait to take their wedding vows during a mass wedding ceremony at a temple in New Delhi. Eleven couples exchanged wedding vows on Monday during the mass wedding ceremony arranged by a Hindu voluntary organisation, organisers said.
Health workers from different states attend a function in New Delhi, India, to celebrate three years since India was declared polio free
Monkeys swarm around a devout Hindu as he arrives with a packet of biscuits to feed them as part of a charitable act in New Delhi, India. Hindus believe that feeding monkeys brings them the blessings of the Hindu monkey god Lord Hanuman.
Indian Army soldiers march during the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi. India will celebrate its Republic Day on Sunday
A cold winter morning in New Delhi.
A homeless man reaches out for chewing tobacco from his friend after waking up at a place that rents out beds to poor people in New Delhi, India. Beds on a cot with blankets cost approximately 50 US cents while a bed on the ground with blankets cost 15 US cents a day.
Indian soldiers march during a rehearsal for the upcoming Republic day parade in New Delhi. Indian Republic day is celebrated every January 26.
Indian soldiers take part in a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi. India celebrates Republic Day on January 26
An Indian man gets a shave from a roadside barber at a market in New Delhi, India
Indian soldiers rest after their rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a cold winter morning in New Delhi. India will celebrate its annual Republic Day on January 26.
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh greets his cabinet colleagues during the ceremonial reception of Maldives President Yameen Abdul Gayoom, at the Indian presidential palace in New Delhi, India.
Girls look on as they stand next to a fire made by their parents to warm themselves at a vegetable field in New Delhi, India
Nomadic shepherds from Rajasthan herd their sheep at a camp on the outskirts of New Delhi on Monday. They still cling on to pastoral nomadic life, trekking long distances in search of pasture for their sheep.
Tibetan exiles are detained by Indian policewomen during a protest outside the Chinese embassy in New Delhi. They were demonstrating against human rights abuses of Tibetans by the Chinese government, on the eve of World Human Rights Day
Mohammad Amin, a young Indian Muslim daily wage worker, reacts after washing at a public tube well in New Delhi, India on Friday morning.
A motorbike rental vendor relaxes as he waits for customers in Goa, India. Raghuram Rajan, Reserve Bank Of India governor, said in New Delhi yesterday the central bank would address all policy concerns in a review next week, spurring speculation he will continue intruding measures to tackle inflation and the economic slowdown simultaneously.
Police detain a supporter of Chandrababu Naidu, chief of the Telugu Desam party, a regional party, as he tries to stop a vehicle from carrying Mr Naidu to hospital in New Delhi. Mr Naidu was on hunger strike against the creation of Telangana state, according to local media. Two Indian ministers resigned last week over a cabinet decision to create the state out of the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, a growing hub for western IT groups.
Indian Air Force Sarang helicopter display team performs during the Indian Air Force Day celebrations at the Hindon air force station on the outskirts of New Delhi. The IAF celebrated its 81st anniversary on Tuesday.