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Baba Din, an elderly member of India's landless, poor farmers and the tribal community, listens to a speaker during a protest at Jantar Mantar, an area near the Indian parliament where citizens from across the country assemble for protests, in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013. The farmers were protesting against government procuring land for setting up industry and not providing enough subsidy to farmers among several other grievances.

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Baba Din, an elderly member of India’s landless, poor farmers and the tribal community, listens to a speaker during a protest at Jantar Mantar, an area near the Indian parliament where citizens from across the country assemble for protests, in New Delhi on Thursday. The farmers were protesting against government procuring land for setting up industry and not providing enough subsidy to farmers, among several other grievances.

An Indian man covers his nose as a Delhi municipal worker fumigates the area to prevent mosquitos from breeding after the number of dengue fever deaths in the city rose, in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013. Dengue fever is a potentially serious mosquito-borne virus.

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An Indian man covers his nose as a municipal worker fumigates the area to prevent mosquitoes from breeding after the number of dengue fever deaths rose in New Delhi. Dengue fever is a potentially serious mosquito-borne virus.

Religious offerings from devotees and leftover wooden frames of Lord Ganesh idols pile up in the Yamuna river in New Delhi on September 20, 2013.  Considered one of the holiest rivers in India, the Yamuna River has been dying a slow death from pollution for decades despite the investment of millions of dollars to preserve its ecosystem. According to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) which monitors the water quality of the Yamuna in Delhi, seventy percent of the pollution in the river is from untreated sewage while the remaining thirty percent is from industrial sources, agricultural run-off and domestic garbage.

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Religious offerings from devotees and leftover wooden frames of Lord Ganesh idols pile up in the Yamuna river in New Delhi, India, on Friday. Considered one of the holiest rivers in India, the Yamuna River has been dying a slow death from pollution for decades despite the investment of millions of dollars to preserve its ecosystem

An elderly economically backward villager listens to a speaker, unseen, during a rally demanding pension for elderly poor citizens in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013.

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An elderly woman listens to a speaker, unseen, during a rally demanding pensions for elderly poor citizens in New Delhi, India.

An Indian woman adjusts her sari after she got wet in the monsoon rains in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013. India's monsoon season, which runs from June through September, brings rains that are vital to agriculture. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

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An Indian woman adjusts her sari after getting wet in the monsoon rains in New Delhi, India on Wednesday. India’s monsoon season, which runs from June to September, brings rains that are vital to agriculture. 

Indian school children return home in a cycle rickshaw in New Delhi, India , Wednesday, July 24, 2013. India's Right To Education Act promises free, compulsory schooling to all children ages 6 to 14, but millions of children still don't go to school and many who do are getting only the barest of educations. (AP Photo/Tsering Topyal)

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Children return home from school in a cycle rickshaw in New Delhi, India, on Wednesday. The country’s Right to Education Act promises free, compulsory schooling for all children aged six to 14, but millions still do not go to school and many who do are getting only the barest of educations.

Indians huddle together under an umbrella as they cross a road during heavy downpour in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, July 16, 2013.

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People huddle together under a large umbrella as they try to shelter themselves against a heavy downpour in New Delhi, India, on Tuesday

Insects and birds fly in a dump yard as a rag picker collects scraps in New Delh

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Insects and birds fly in a dump yard as a rag picker collects scraps in New Delhi on Thursday.

A child displaced by the rising waters of the river Yamuna sits on a cycle cart parked outside makeshift tents at a roadside camp in New Delhi June 20, 2013. India's monsoon rains could ease soon after hitting 89 percent over averages in the week to June 19, according to weather office sources, in a third straight week of downpours that have caused major flooding in north India. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (INDIA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER)

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A child displaced by the rising waters of the river Yamuna sits on a cycle cart parked outside makeshift tents at a roadside camp in New Delhi, India on Thursday.

A Sadhu or a Hindu holy man walks down a staircase at an ashram in New Delhi...A Sadhu or a Hindu holy man walks down a staircase at an ashram in New Delhi June 19, 2013. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION)

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A Sadhu or a Hindu holy man walks down a staircase at an ashram in New Delhi, India on Wednesday. 

A boy sits on a ladder next to his flooded house with the rising water levels

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A boy sits on a ladder next to his flooded house as the river Yamuna swells after heavy monsoon rains in New Delhi, India.

A young girl carries her family belongings to drier grounds as people evacuate the flooded banks of the river Yamuna in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, June 18, 2013. With heavy rainfall in northern India several cusecs of water have been released from barrages upstream, flooding the banks of the Yamuna along Delhi.

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A young girl carries her family’s belongings to drier ground as people evacuate the flooded banks of the river Yamuna in New Delhi, India. With heavy rainfall in northern India several cubic feet per second of water has been released from barrages upstream, flooding the river’s banks

A young boy reaches to touch a bullock as it is unloaded in a street in New Delhi, India,

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A young boy reaches to touch a bull as it is unloaded on a street in New Delhi, India

Indians wait at a bus stop in front of an advertisement for the city of Delhi in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, June 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)

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Indians wait at a bus stop in front of an advertisement for the city of Delhi in New Delhi, India on Tuesday 

An Indian roadside vendor prepares tea and milk for customers in New Delhi, India, Friday, May 24, 2013.

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A roadside vendor prepares tea and milk for customers in New Delhi, India, on Friday. 

Indian residents fill water containers f...Indian residents fill water containers from a government water supply truck in New Delhi on May 22, 2013.   With summer temperatures hovering around 45 degrees, residents are struggling with water shortages as Delhi has been going through a severe water shortage for the past few days after the upper Ganga Canal was shut for repairs.  AFP PHOTO/ Andrew Caballero-ReynoldsAndrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images

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Residents fill water containers from a government water supply truck in New Delhi on Wednesday. Summer temperatures are hovering near 45 degrees and people are struggling with water shortages as a result of the upper Ganga Canal being shut for repairs. 

A man sleeps on a road divider as lights of the moving traffic are beamed on him in New Delhi...A man sleeps on a road divider as lights of the moving traffic are beamed on him in New Delhi May 9, 2013.

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A man sleeps on a road divider as lights of the moving traffic are beamed on him in New Delhi, India, on Wednesday 

An elderly Indian Sikh listens to a speaker, unseen, during a  protest against the acquittal of ruling Congress party leader Sajjan Kumar in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, May 8, 2013. An Indian court acquitted Kumar on April 30, of charges he incited mobs to kill Sikhs during the country's 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

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An elderly Indian Sikh listens to a speaker, unseen, during a protest against the acquittal of ruling Congress party leader Sajjan Kumar in New Delhi, India, on Wednesday. An Indian court acquitted Kumar on April 30 of charges that he incited mobs to kill Sikhs during the country’s 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

An Indian boy drinks water on a hot summer day, as his family of trinket sellers rest nearby in New Delhi, India,Tuesday, May 7, 2013.

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An Indian boy drinks water on a hot summer day, as his family of trinket sellers rest nearby in New Delhi, India.

Police detain Indian Sikhs protesting outside the residence of ruling Congress party president Sonia Gandhi after an Indian court Tuesday acquitted Congress party leader of charges that he incited mobs to kill Sikhs during the country's 1984 anti-Sikh riots in New Delhi, India, Thursday, May 2, 2013. Former parliamentarian Sajjan Kumar had faced a possible death sentence if he had been convicted of inciting a mob in the capital to kill a family of Sikhs in the violence that followed the assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi by her Sikh bodyguards. More than 3,000 Sikhs were killed during the riots.

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Police detain Indian Sikhs protesting outside the residence of ruling Congress party president Sonia Gandhi after an Indian court on Tuesday acquitted Congress party leader Sajjan Kumar of charges that he incited mobs to kill Sikhs during the country’s 1984 anti-Sikh riots in New Delhi, India