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The Kankaria Lake is lit up during the inauguration of the seven-day-long Kankaria Carnival in Ahmedabad, December 25, 2015. REUTERS/Amit Dave

The Kankaria Lake is lit up during the inauguration of the seven-day-long Kankaria Carnival in Ahmedabad, December 25, 2015. REUTERS/Amit Dave

The Kankaria Lake is lit up during the inauguration of the seven-day-long Kankaria Carnival in Ahmedabad, December 25, 2015. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (L) walks with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi after Modi's arrival in Lahore, Pakistan, December 25, 2015.  REUTERS/Press Information Department (PID)/Handout via Reuters

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (L) walks with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi after Modi's arrival in Lahore, Pakistan, December 25, 2015. REUTERS/Press Information Department (PID)/Handout via Reuters

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (L) walks with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi after Modi's arrival in Lahore, Pakistan, December 25, 2015. REUTERS/Press Information Department (PID)/Handout via Reuters
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Novice Buddhist monks react to the camera during the Jangchup Lamrim teachings conducted by the Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama (not pictured) at the Tashi Lhunpo Monastery in Bylakuppe in Karnataka,December 25, 2015. REUTERS/Abhishek N. Chinnappa

Novice Buddhist monks react to the camera during the Jangchup Lamrim teachings conducted by the Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama (not pictured) at the Tashi Lhunpo Monastery in Bylakuppe in Karnataka,December 25, 2015. REUTERS/Abhishek N....more

Novice Buddhist monks react to the camera during the Jangchup Lamrim teachings conducted by the Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama (not pictured) at the Tashi Lhunpo Monastery in Bylakuppe in Karnataka,December 25, 2015. REUTERS/Abhishek N. Chinnappa
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A Buddhist monk peeps from behind a curtain as he listens to the Jangchup Lamrim teachings conducted by the Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama (not pictured) at the Tashi Lhunpo Monastery in Bylakuppe in Karnataka,  December 25, 2015. REUTERS/Abhishek N. Chinnappa

A Buddhist monk peeps from behind a curtain as he listens to the Jangchup Lamrim teachings conducted by the Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama (not pictured) at the Tashi Lhunpo Monastery in Bylakuppe in Karnataka, December 25, 2015....more

A Buddhist monk peeps from behind a curtain as he listens to the Jangchup Lamrim teachings conducted by the Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama (not pictured) at the Tashi Lhunpo Monastery in Bylakuppe in Karnataka, December 25, 2015. REUTERS/Abhishek N. Chinnappa
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People pose next to a 251-feet-long (76-metres) cake during Christmas celebrations at a consumer fair in Chandigarh,  December 25, 2015. REUTERS/Ajay Verma

People pose next to a 251-feet-long (76-metres) cake during Christmas celebrations at a consumer fair in Chandigarh, December 25, 2015. REUTERS/Ajay Verma

People pose next to a 251-feet-long (76-metres) cake during Christmas celebrations at a consumer fair in Chandigarh, December 25, 2015. REUTERS/Ajay Verma
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A man takes a bath along the roadside on a winter morning in Chandigarh, December 25, 2015. REUTERS/Ajay Verma

A man takes a bath along the roadside on a winter morning in Chandigarh, December 25, 2015. REUTERS/Ajay Verma

A man takes a bath along the roadside on a winter morning in Chandigarh, December 25, 2015. REUTERS/Ajay Verma
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People pray at a church during Christmas celebrations in Chandigarh,  December 25, 2015. REUTERS/Ajay Verma

People pray at a church during Christmas celebrations in Chandigarh, December 25, 2015. REUTERS/Ajay Verma

People pray at a church during Christmas celebrations in Chandigarh, December 25, 2015. REUTERS/Ajay Verma
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A man kisses a figure of the baby Jesus at a church on Christmas Day in Ahmedabad, December 25, 2015. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A man kisses a figure of the baby Jesus at a church on Christmas Day in Ahmedabad, December 25, 2015. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A man kisses a figure of the baby Jesus at a church on Christmas Day in Ahmedabad, December 25, 2015. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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People attend a Christmas Eve mass at St. Paul's Cathedral in Kolkata,  December 24, 2015. Picture taken December 24, 2015. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

People attend a Christmas Eve mass at St. Paul's Cathedral in Kolkata, December 24, 2015. Picture taken December 24, 2015. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

People attend a Christmas Eve mass at St. Paul's Cathedral in Kolkata, December 24, 2015. Picture taken December 24, 2015. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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Muslims wave religious flags during a procession to mark Eid-e-Milad-ul-Nabi, or birthday celebrations of Prophet Mohammad, in Ahmedabad,  December 24, 2015. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Muslims wave religious flags during a procession to mark Eid-e-Milad-ul-Nabi, or birthday celebrations of Prophet Mohammad, in Ahmedabad, December 24, 2015. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Muslims wave religious flags during a procession to mark Eid-e-Milad-ul-Nabi, or birthday celebrations of Prophet Mohammad, in Ahmedabad, December 24, 2015. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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A Muslim man performs a stunt with fire during a procession to mark Eid-e-Milad-ul-Nabi, or birthday celebrations of Prophet Mohammad, in Ahmedabad, December 24, 2015. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A Muslim man performs a stunt with fire during a procession to mark Eid-e-Milad-ul-Nabi, or birthday celebrations of Prophet Mohammad, in Ahmedabad, December 24, 2015. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A Muslim man performs a stunt with fire during a procession to mark Eid-e-Milad-ul-Nabi, or birthday celebrations of Prophet Mohammad, in Ahmedabad, December 24, 2015. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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Hindu ascetic women sit as they watch boys (unseen) worship Surya, the Sun god before the start of the second day of the five-day long mass prayer meetings for world peace at a temple on the outskirts of Ahmedabad,  December 24, 2015. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Hindu ascetic women sit as they watch boys (unseen) worship Surya, the Sun god before the start of the second day of the five-day long mass prayer meetings for world peace at a temple on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, December 24, 2015. REUTERS/Amit...more

Hindu ascetic women sit as they watch boys (unseen) worship Surya, the Sun god before the start of the second day of the five-day long mass prayer meetings for world peace at a temple on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, December 24, 2015. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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Hindu boys worship Surya, the Sun god before the start of the second day of the five-day long mass prayer meetings for world peace at a temple on the outskirts of Ahmedabad,  December 24, 2015. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Hindu boys worship Surya, the Sun god before the start of the second day of the five-day long mass prayer meetings for world peace at a temple on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, December 24, 2015. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Hindu boys worship Surya, the Sun god before the start of the second day of the five-day long mass prayer meetings for world peace at a temple on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, December 24, 2015. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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Hindu priests and devotees sit around decorated "havan kunds" or sacred pits in which fire is lit and offerings are made, as they pray on the second day of the five-day long mass prayer meetings for world peace at a temple on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, December 24, 2015. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Hindu priests and devotees sit around decorated "havan kunds" or sacred pits in which fire is lit and offerings are made, as they pray on the second day of the five-day long mass prayer meetings for world peace at a temple on the outskirts of...more

Hindu priests and devotees sit around decorated "havan kunds" or sacred pits in which fire is lit and offerings are made, as they pray on the second day of the five-day long mass prayer meetings for world peace at a temple on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, December 24, 2015. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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Kashmiri Muslims pray upon seeing a relic of Prophet Mohammad being displayed during the festival of Eid-e-Milad-ul-Nabi at Hazratbal shrine on a cold winter morning in Srinagar December 24, 2015. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

Kashmiri Muslims pray upon seeing a relic of Prophet Mohammad being displayed during the festival of Eid-e-Milad-ul-Nabi at Hazratbal shrine on a cold winter morning in Srinagar December 24, 2015. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

Kashmiri Muslims pray upon seeing a relic of Prophet Mohammad being displayed during the festival of Eid-e-Milad-ul-Nabi at Hazratbal shrine on a cold winter morning in Srinagar December 24, 2015. REUTERS/Danish Ismail
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A Kashmiri Muslim cleric displays a relic (inside of the glass tube) believed to be hair from the beard of Prophet Mohammed, to devotees during the festival of Eid-e-Milad-ul-Nabi at Hazratbal shrine on a cold winter morning in Srinagar December 24, 2015.  REUTERS/Danish Ismail

A Kashmiri Muslim cleric displays a relic (inside of the glass tube) believed to be hair from the beard of Prophet Mohammed, to devotees during the festival of Eid-e-Milad-ul-Nabi at Hazratbal shrine on a cold winter morning in Srinagar December 24,...more

A Kashmiri Muslim cleric displays a relic (inside of the glass tube) believed to be hair from the beard of Prophet Mohammed, to devotees during the festival of Eid-e-Milad-ul-Nabi at Hazratbal shrine on a cold winter morning in Srinagar December 24, 2015. REUTERS/Danish Ismail
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Kashmiri Muslim women pray during the festival of Eid-e-Milad-ul-Nabi at Hazratbal shrine on a cold winter morning in Srinagar December 24, 2015.  REUTERS/Danish Ismail

Kashmiri Muslim women pray during the festival of Eid-e-Milad-ul-Nabi at Hazratbal shrine on a cold winter morning in Srinagar December 24, 2015. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

Kashmiri Muslim women pray during the festival of Eid-e-Milad-ul-Nabi at Hazratbal shrine on a cold winter morning in Srinagar December 24, 2015. REUTERS/Danish Ismail
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A traffic policeman wears a mask to protect himself from dust and air pollution as he signals to drivers in New Delhi,  December 23, 2015.  REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A traffic policeman wears a mask to protect himself from dust and air pollution as he signals to drivers in New Delhi, December 23, 2015. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A traffic policeman wears a mask to protect himself from dust and air pollution as he signals to drivers in New Delhi, December 23, 2015. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Indian Navy personnel attend the decommissioning ceremony of India's first indigenously designed and built warship, the INS Godavari, at a naval base in Mumbai,  December 23, 2015. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Indian Navy personnel attend the decommissioning ceremony of India's first indigenously designed and built warship, the INS Godavari, at a naval base in Mumbai, December 23, 2015. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Indian Navy personnel attend the decommissioning ceremony of India's first indigenously designed and built warship, the INS Godavari, at a naval base in Mumbai, December 23, 2015. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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Hindu priests release balloons before the start of the prayers on the first day of the five-day long mass prayer meetings for world peace at a temple on the outskirts of Ahmedabad,  December 23, 2015. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Hindu priests release balloons before the start of the prayers on the first day of the five-day long mass prayer meetings for world peace at a temple on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, December 23, 2015. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Hindu priests release balloons before the start of the prayers on the first day of the five-day long mass prayer meetings for world peace at a temple on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, December 23, 2015. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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Hindu priests and devotees sit around a decorated "havan kund" or a sacred pit in which fire is lit and offerings are made, as they wait for the start of the prayers on the first day of the five-day long mass prayer meetings for the world peace at a temple on the outskirts of Ahmedabad,  December 23, 2015. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Hindu priests and devotees sit around a decorated "havan kund" or a sacred pit in which fire is lit and offerings are made, as they wait for the start of the prayers on the first day of the five-day long mass prayer meetings for the world peace at a...more

Hindu priests and devotees sit around a decorated "havan kund" or a sacred pit in which fire is lit and offerings are made, as they wait for the start of the prayers on the first day of the five-day long mass prayer meetings for the world peace at a temple on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, December 23, 2015. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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A Hindu priest decorates a "havan kund" or a sacred pit in which fire is lit and offerings are made, ahead of the five-day long mass prayer meetings for world peace at a temple on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, December 22, 2015. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A Hindu priest decorates a "havan kund" or a sacred pit in which fire is lit and offerings are made, ahead of the five-day long mass prayer meetings for world peace at a temple on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, December 22, 2015. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A Hindu priest decorates a "havan kund" or a sacred pit in which fire is lit and offerings are made, ahead of the five-day long mass prayer meetings for world peace at a temple on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, December 22, 2015. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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A policeman takes photos of the wreckage of a crashed aircraft on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, December 22, 2015. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A policeman takes photos of the wreckage of a crashed aircraft on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, December 22, 2015. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A policeman takes photos of the wreckage of a crashed aircraft on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, December 22, 2015. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A woman performs yoga on the banks of the Kankaria Lake on a sunny winter morning in Ahmedabad, December 22, 2015. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A woman performs yoga on the banks of the Kankaria Lake on a sunny winter morning in Ahmedabad, December 22, 2015. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A woman performs yoga on the banks of the Kankaria Lake on a sunny winter morning in Ahmedabad, December 22, 2015. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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Buddhist monks carrying kettles run towards the monastery to serve tea to attendees of the Jangchup Lamrim teachings conducted by the Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama (unseen) at the Tashi Lhunpo Monastery in Bylakuppe in the southern state of Karnataka,  December 21, 2015.   REUTERS/Abhishek N. Chinnappa

Buddhist monks carrying kettles run towards the monastery to serve tea to attendees of the Jangchup Lamrim teachings conducted by the Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama (unseen) at the Tashi Lhunpo Monastery in Bylakuppe in the southern state of...more

Buddhist monks carrying kettles run towards the monastery to serve tea to attendees of the Jangchup Lamrim teachings conducted by the Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama (unseen) at the Tashi Lhunpo Monastery in Bylakuppe in the southern state of Karnataka, December 21, 2015. REUTERS/Abhishek N. Chinnappa
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Men cross a footbridge over a weed-covered canal on a cold winter morning in Srinagar December 21, 2015. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

Men cross a footbridge over a weed-covered canal on a cold winter morning in Srinagar December 21, 2015. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

Men cross a footbridge over a weed-covered canal on a cold winter morning in Srinagar December 21, 2015. REUTERS/Danish Ismail
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves from the plane after meeting with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif in Lahore, Pakistan December 25, 2015. REUTERS/Press Information Department (PID)/Handout via Reuters

Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves from the plane after meeting with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif in Lahore, Pakistan December 25, 2015. REUTERS/Press Information Department (PID)/Handout via Reuters

Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves from the plane after meeting with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif in Lahore, Pakistan December 25, 2015. REUTERS/Press Information Department (PID)/Handout via Reuters
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