Indian soldiers march during the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi. India‘s capital will turn into a virtual fortress for U.S. President Barack Obama‘s visit this weekend, with heightened security measures, including an extended no-fly zone, to protect the world’s most powerful leader. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Obama and other dignitaries from the world’s two largest democracies will attend India’s Republic Day celebrations on Monday, which include a military parade and display of Indian weaponry.
Soldiers practice ahead of the Republic Day parade in New Delhi, India, on Wednesday. US President Barack Obama will be the chief guest at the annual event.
A woman crosses the road in New Delhi. India is part of a global trend of increasing urbanisation, with more than half of the world’s population living in towns and cities
A security personnel is silhouetted against the headlights of a car as he stands guard during the rehearsal of Republic Day parade on a foggy winter morning in New Delhi. India will celebrate its annual Republic Day on January 26.
Visually impaired students at a school for the blind take part in a football match in New Delhi, India, on Monday.
Schoolchildren in New Delhi, India, observe a two-minute silence on Wednesday to pray for the victims killed in the attack at an army run school in Peshawar, Pakistan
An elderly man drinks tea to beat the cold early morning in old parts of New Delhi, India
Labourers work on a bridge being built over the river Yamuna for metro rail in New Delhi on Friday. With growth struggling at 5.3% in the July-September quarter, it is likely to be some time before India recaptures the 8% growth levels needed for an expanding workforce
People drink tea at a roadside tea shop on a winter morning in the old quarters in Delhi on Wednesday
Rag pickers collect recyclable material at a garbage dump in New Delhi, India on Wednesday
Workers display their coal-covered hands at a wholesaler in New Delhi, India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is seeking to end a four-decade-old government monopoly on mining and selling coal
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
AP Photo/Altaf Qadri
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
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.
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 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
An Indian man stands at the doorway of a train at a railway station in New Delhi, India. Indian railway network is one of the world’s largest, with some 14 million passengers daily and some 64,000 kilometers (40,000 miles) of railway track cut through some of the most densely populated cities
A young ballerina watches the stage after her dance recital in New Delhi
Bystanders watch a cloth warehouse fire in New Delhi, India on Tuesday.
A labourer sits at a window under a railway bridge in the old quarters of Delhi