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<p>Vendors covered in blankets sit in the back of a supply truck after buying vegetables from a market on a cold winter morning in Kolkata December 28, 2012. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri</p>

Vendors covered in blankets sit in the back of a supply truck after buying vegetables from a market on a cold winter morning in Kolkata December 28, 2012. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Vendors covered in blankets sit in the back of a supply truck after buying vegetables from a market on a cold winter morning in Kolkata December 28, 2012. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

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<p>A man exercises as the sun rises amid dense fog on a cold winter morning in Kolkata December 28, 2012. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri</p>

A man exercises as the sun rises amid dense fog on a cold winter morning in Kolkata December 28, 2012. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A man exercises as the sun rises amid dense fog on a cold winter morning in Kolkata December 28, 2012. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

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<p>A demonstrator holds a placard as she takes part in a protest rally in New Delhi December 27, 2012. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal</p>

A demonstrator holds a placard as she takes part in a protest rally in New Delhi December 27, 2012. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal

A demonstrator holds a placard as she takes part in a protest rally in New Delhi December 27, 2012. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal

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<p>Narendra Modi, Chief Minister of Gujarat, attends the meeting of the 57th National Development Council (NDC) in New Delhi December 27, 2012. REUTERS/B Mathur</p>

Narendra Modi, Chief Minister of Gujarat, attends the meeting of the 57th National Development Council (NDC) in New Delhi December 27, 2012. REUTERS/B Mathur

Narendra Modi, Chief Minister of Gujarat, attends the meeting of the 57th National Development Council (NDC) in New Delhi December 27, 2012. REUTERS/B Mathur

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<p>Women pour milk into the Bay of Bengal as a gesture of respect to the victims of the 2004 tsunami during the eighth anniversary of the disaster, at Marina beach in Chennai December 26, 2012. REUTERS/Babu</p>

Women pour milk into the Bay of Bengal as a gesture of respect to the victims of the 2004 tsunami during the eighth anniversary of the disaster, at Marina beach in Chennai December 26, 2012. REUTERS/Babu

Women pour milk into the Bay of Bengal as a gesture of respect to the victims of the 2004 tsunami during the eighth anniversary of the disaster, at Marina beach in Chennai December 26, 2012. REUTERS/Babu

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<p>A worshipper prays at a Catholic church during Christmas celebrations in Srinagar December 25, 2012. REUTERS/Danish Ismail</p>

A worshipper prays at a Catholic church during Christmas celebrations in Srinagar December 25, 2012. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

A worshipper prays at a Catholic church during Christmas celebrations in Srinagar December 25, 2012. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

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<p>A student of the sand artist Sudarshan Pattnaik spreads coloured powder in between sand sculptures of Santa Clauses on a beach in Puri, located in Odisha, December 25, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer</p>

A student of the sand artist Sudarshan Pattnaik spreads coloured powder in between sand sculptures of Santa Clauses on a beach in Puri, located in Odisha, December 25, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer

A student of the sand artist Sudarshan Pattnaik spreads coloured powder in between sand sculptures of Santa Clauses on a beach in Puri, located in Odisha, December 25, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>Police officers reverse their rifles as a sign of respect as they pay tributes to their fallen colleague Subhash Tomar during his funeral in New Delhi December 25, 2012. Tomar on Tuesday died in a hospital after he was injured during a protest over a gang rape in New Delhi, local media reported. Indian authorities throttled movement in the heart of the capital on Monday, shutting roads and railway stations in a bid to restore law and order after police fought pitched battles with protesters enraged by the gang rape of a young woman. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi (INDIA - Tags: CRIME LAW POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)</p>

Police officers reverse their rifles as a sign of respect as they pay tributes to their fallen colleague Subhash Tomar during his funeral in New Delhi December 25, 2012. Tomar on Tuesday died in a hospital after he was injured during a protest over a...more

Police officers reverse their rifles as a sign of respect as they pay tributes to their fallen colleague Subhash Tomar during his funeral in New Delhi December 25, 2012. Tomar on Tuesday died in a hospital after he was injured during a protest over a gang rape in New Delhi, local media reported. Indian authorities throttled movement in the heart of the capital on Monday, shutting roads and railway stations in a bid to restore law and order after police fought pitched battles with protesters enraged by the gang rape of a young woman. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi (INDIA - Tags: CRIME LAW POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)

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<p>Policemen and relatives carry the body of Subhash Tomar, a policeman, during his funeral in New Delhi December 25, 2012. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

Policemen and relatives carry the body of Subhash Tomar, a policeman, during his funeral in New Delhi December 25, 2012. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Policemen and relatives carry the body of Subhash Tomar, a policeman, during his funeral in New Delhi December 25, 2012. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>A woman walks with a girl as they arrive to attend a Christmas mass at Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica church in Kochi December 25, 2012. REUTERS/Sivaram V</p>

A woman walks with a girl as they arrive to attend a Christmas mass at Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica church in Kochi December 25, 2012. REUTERS/Sivaram V

A woman walks with a girl as they arrive to attend a Christmas mass at Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica church in Kochi December 25, 2012. REUTERS/Sivaram V

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<p>A worshipper attends a midnight Christmas mass at Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica church in Kochi December 25, 2012. REUTERS/Sivaram V</p>

A worshipper attends a midnight Christmas mass at Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica church in Kochi December 25, 2012. REUTERS/Sivaram V

A worshipper attends a midnight Christmas mass at Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica church in Kochi December 25, 2012. REUTERS/Sivaram V

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<p>Worshippers attend a Christmas mass at Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica church in Kochi December 25, 2012. REUTERS/Sivaram V</p>

Worshippers attend a Christmas mass at Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica church in Kochi December 25, 2012. REUTERS/Sivaram V

Worshippers attend a Christmas mass at Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica church in Kochi December 25, 2012. REUTERS/Sivaram V

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<p>A policeman stands guard on a road to stop demonstrators from moving towards the India Gate in New Delhi December 24, 2012. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal</p>

A policeman stands guard on a road to stop demonstrators from moving towards the India Gate in New Delhi December 24, 2012. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal

A policeman stands guard on a road to stop demonstrators from moving towards the India Gate in New Delhi December 24, 2012. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal

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<p>Russia's President Vladimir Putin (L) walks with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during their meeting in New Delhi December 24, 2012. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor</p>

Russia's President Vladimir Putin (L) walks with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during their meeting in New Delhi December 24, 2012. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor

Russia's President Vladimir Putin (L) walks with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during their meeting in New Delhi December 24, 2012. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor

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<p>An engineer explains functions at a 3D design lab at Tata Motors plant in Pimpri, 160 km (99 miles) southeast of Mumbai, December 14, 2012. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui</p>

An engineer explains functions at a 3D design lab at Tata Motors plant in Pimpri, 160 km (99 miles) southeast of Mumbai, December 14, 2012. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

An engineer explains functions at a 3D design lab at Tata Motors plant in Pimpri, 160 km (99 miles) southeast of Mumbai, December 14, 2012. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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<p>Police use a water cannon on demonstrators during a protest in front of India Gate in New Delhi December 23, 2012. The government moved on Sunday to stamp out protests that have swelled in New Delhi since the gang-rape of a young woman, banning gatherings of more than five people, but still thousands poured into the heart of the capital to vent their anger. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi </p>

Police use a water cannon on demonstrators during a protest in front of India Gate in New Delhi December 23, 2012. The government moved on Sunday to stamp out protests that have swelled in New Delhi since the gang-rape of a young woman, banning...more

Police use a water cannon on demonstrators during a protest in front of India Gate in New Delhi December 23, 2012. The government moved on Sunday to stamp out protests that have swelled in New Delhi since the gang-rape of a young woman, banning gatherings of more than five people, but still thousands poured into the heart of the capital to vent their anger. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>Demonstrators shout slogans and wave their national flag atop a bus in front of the India Gate during a protest in New Delhi December 23, 2012. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

Demonstrators shout slogans and wave their national flag atop a bus in front of the India Gate during a protest in New Delhi December 23, 2012. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Demonstrators shout slogans and wave their national flag atop a bus in front of the India Gate during a protest in New Delhi December 23, 2012. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>Police try to stop demonstrators near the presidential palace during a protest rally in New Delhi December 22, 2012. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

Police try to stop demonstrators near the presidential palace during a protest rally in New Delhi December 22, 2012. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Police try to stop demonstrators near the presidential palace during a protest rally in New Delhi December 22, 2012. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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