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<p>A Hindu devotee stands in the waters of river Ganges to offer prayers to Sun god at dawn in Varanasi, in Uttar Pradesh January 12, 2013. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui </p>

A Hindu devotee stands in the waters of river Ganges to offer prayers to Sun god at dawn in Varanasi, in Uttar Pradesh January 12, 2013. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A Hindu devotee stands in the waters of river Ganges to offer prayers to Sun god at dawn in Varanasi, in Uttar Pradesh January 12, 2013. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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<p>A Border Security Force (BSF) soldier looks through a pair of binoculars outside a bunker near the fenced border with Pakistan in Suchetgarh, southwest of Jammu January 11, 2013. A flare-up in fighting on the Line of Control dividing India and Pakistan in Kashmir this week has cast a rare light on the low-level manoeuvring by both armies, highlighting the extent to which the nuclear-armed old enemies remain on a knife edge. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta </p>

A Border Security Force (BSF) soldier looks through a pair of binoculars outside a bunker near the fenced border with Pakistan in Suchetgarh, southwest of Jammu January 11, 2013. A flare-up in fighting on the Line of Control dividing India and...more

A Border Security Force (BSF) soldier looks through a pair of binoculars outside a bunker near the fenced border with Pakistan in Suchetgarh, southwest of Jammu January 11, 2013. A flare-up in fighting on the Line of Control dividing India and Pakistan in Kashmir this week has cast a rare light on the low-level manoeuvring by both armies, highlighting the extent to which the nuclear-armed old enemies remain on a knife edge. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

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<p>Mukesh Ambani (R), chairman of Reliance Industries, and his brother Anil Ambani, chairman of Reliance Group, attend the inauguration ceremony of the Vibrant Gujarat global investor summit at Gandhinagar in Gujarat January 11, 2013. REUTERS/Amit Dave</p>

Mukesh Ambani (R), chairman of Reliance Industries, and his brother Anil Ambani, chairman of Reliance Group, attend the inauguration ceremony of the Vibrant Gujarat global investor summit at Gandhinagar in Gujarat January 11, 2013. REUTERS/Amit Dave more

Mukesh Ambani (R), chairman of Reliance Industries, and his brother Anil Ambani, chairman of Reliance Group, attend the inauguration ceremony of the Vibrant Gujarat global investor summit at Gandhinagar in Gujarat January 11, 2013. REUTERS/Amit Dave

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<p>An Indian Border Security Force (BSF) soldier patrols near the fenced border with Pakistan in Suchetgarh, southwest of Jammu January 11, 2013. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta </p>

An Indian Border Security Force (BSF) soldier patrols near the fenced border with Pakistan in Suchetgarh, southwest of Jammu January 11, 2013. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

An Indian Border Security Force (BSF) soldier patrols near the fenced border with Pakistan in Suchetgarh, southwest of Jammu January 11, 2013. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

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<p>A Hindu devotee is helped by her relatives as she takes a dip in the waters of river Ganges in Varanasi, in Uttar Pradesh January 12, 2013. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui </p>

A Hindu devotee is helped by her relatives as she takes a dip in the waters of river Ganges in Varanasi, in Uttar Pradesh January 12, 2013. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A Hindu devotee is helped by her relatives as she takes a dip in the waters of river Ganges in Varanasi, in Uttar Pradesh January 12, 2013. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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<p>People warm themselves by a fire on a cold winter morning in Jammu January 11, 2013. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta</p>

People warm themselves by a fire on a cold winter morning in Jammu January 11, 2013. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

People warm themselves by a fire on a cold winter morning in Jammu January 11, 2013. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

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<p>A Hindu devotee prays before taking a dip in the waters of the holy Ganges river ahead of the "Kumbh Mela" in Allahabad January 11, 2013. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood </p>

A Hindu devotee prays before taking a dip in the waters of the holy Ganges river ahead of the "Kumbh Mela" in Allahabad January 11, 2013. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

A Hindu devotee prays before taking a dip in the waters of the holy Ganges river ahead of the "Kumbh Mela" in Allahabad January 11, 2013. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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<p>A vendor carries garlands of marigold flowers to sell along the banks of the Ganges river ahead of the "Kumbh Mela" in Allahabad January 11, 2013. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood </p>

A vendor carries garlands of marigold flowers to sell along the banks of the Ganges river ahead of the "Kumbh Mela" in Allahabad January 11, 2013. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

A vendor carries garlands of marigold flowers to sell along the banks of the Ganges river ahead of the "Kumbh Mela" in Allahabad January 11, 2013. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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<p>Sadhus, or Hindu holy men, take part in a religious procession near the banks of the river Ganges ahead of the "Kumbh Mela" (Pitcher Festival) in Allahabad January 11, 2013. . REUTERS/Ahmad Masood </p>

Sadhus, or Hindu holy men, take part in a religious procession near the banks of the river Ganges ahead of the "Kumbh Mela" (Pitcher Festival) in Allahabad January 11, 2013. . REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Sadhus, or Hindu holy men, take part in a religious procession near the banks of the river Ganges ahead of the "Kumbh Mela" (Pitcher Festival) in Allahabad January 11, 2013. . REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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<p>Men walk amid the smoke of an anti-mosquito gas near the banks of river Ganges ahead of the "Kumbh Mela" (Pitcher Festival) in Allahabad January 11, 2013. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood </p>

Men walk amid the smoke of an anti-mosquito gas near the banks of river Ganges ahead of the "Kumbh Mela" (Pitcher Festival) in Allahabad January 11, 2013. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

Men walk amid the smoke of an anti-mosquito gas near the banks of river Ganges ahead of the "Kumbh Mela" (Pitcher Festival) in Allahabad January 11, 2013. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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<p>V.K. Anand (C), lawyer of alleged gang leader Ram Singh, speaks with the media outside a district court in New Delhi January 10, 2013. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi </p>

V.K. Anand (C), lawyer of alleged gang leader Ram Singh, speaks with the media outside a district court in New Delhi January 10, 2013. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

V.K. Anand (C), lawyer of alleged gang leader Ram Singh, speaks with the media outside a district court in New Delhi January 10, 2013. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>Workers walk past a poster of Gujarat's Chief Minister Narendra Modi installed at the construction site of Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT) building at Gandhinagar, in Gujarat January 9, 2013. REUTERS/Amit Dave </p>

Workers walk past a poster of Gujarat's Chief Minister Narendra Modi installed at the construction site of Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT) building at Gandhinagar, in Gujarat January 9, 2013. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Workers walk past a poster of Gujarat's Chief Minister Narendra Modi installed at the construction site of Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT) building at Gandhinagar, in Gujarat January 9, 2013. REUTERS/Amit Dave

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<p>Indian Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel move the body of their comrade who was killed in a Maoist attack, at a hospital in Ranchi January 10, 2013. A bomb was recovered from the body of a CRPF personnel who was brought in for post mortem at a hospital after a Maoist attack, local media reported on Thursday. REUTERS/Stringer </p>

Indian Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel move the body of their comrade who was killed in a Maoist attack, at a hospital in Ranchi January 10, 2013. A bomb was recovered from the body of a CRPF personnel who was brought in for post mortem...more

Indian Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel move the body of their comrade who was killed in a Maoist attack, at a hospital in Ranchi January 10, 2013. A bomb was recovered from the body of a CRPF personnel who was brought in for post mortem at a hospital after a Maoist attack, local media reported on Thursday. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>Supporters of Shiv Sena, a Hindu hardline group, shout slogans as they hold toy guns and an effigy depicting a Pakistani soldier during a protest in Jammu January 11, 2013. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta</p>

Supporters of Shiv Sena, a Hindu hardline group, shout slogans as they hold toy guns and an effigy depicting a Pakistani soldier during a protest in Jammu January 11, 2013. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

Supporters of Shiv Sena, a Hindu hardline group, shout slogans as they hold toy guns and an effigy depicting a Pakistani soldier during a protest in Jammu January 11, 2013. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

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<p>A labourer pushes a handcart past a train as he crosses railway tracks on a foggy and cold winter morning in New Delhi January 7, 2013. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal </p>

A labourer pushes a handcart past a train as he crosses railway tracks on a foggy and cold winter morning in New Delhi January 7, 2013. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal

A labourer pushes a handcart past a train as he crosses railway tracks on a foggy and cold winter morning in New Delhi January 7, 2013. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal

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<p>Supporters of Shiv Sena, a Hindu hardline group, burn Pakistan's national flag during a protest in New Delhi January 12, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer </p>

Supporters of Shiv Sena, a Hindu hardline group, burn Pakistan's national flag during a protest in New Delhi January 12, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer

Supporters of Shiv Sena, a Hindu hardline group, burn Pakistan's national flag during a protest in New Delhi January 12, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>Hindu pilgrims pray after taking a holy dip at the confluence of the river Ganges and the Bay of Bengal at Sagar Island, south of Kolkata January 12, 2013. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri </p>

Hindu pilgrims pray after taking a holy dip at the confluence of the river Ganges and the Bay of Bengal at Sagar Island, south of Kolkata January 12, 2013. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Hindu pilgrims pray after taking a holy dip at the confluence of the river Ganges and the Bay of Bengal at Sagar Island, south of Kolkata January 12, 2013. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

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<p>A student plays on a swing suspended from a tree inside a college complex during ongoing celebrations ahead of the south India's harvest festival of Pongal in Chennai January 12, 2013. REUTERS/Babu</p>

A student plays on a swing suspended from a tree inside a college complex during ongoing celebrations ahead of the south India's harvest festival of Pongal in Chennai January 12, 2013. REUTERS/Babu

A student plays on a swing suspended from a tree inside a college complex during ongoing celebrations ahead of the south India's harvest festival of Pongal in Chennai January 12, 2013. REUTERS/Babu

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