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A forest official puts a "tilak" on the forehead of a mahout before the start of an elephant safari at Kaziranga National Park in Assam, October 1, 2016. REUTERS/Anuwar Hazarika

A forest official puts a "tilak" on the forehead of a mahout before the start of an elephant safari at Kaziranga National Park in Assam, October 1, 2016. REUTERS/Anuwar Hazarika

A forest official puts a "tilak" on the forehead of a mahout before the start of an elephant safari at Kaziranga National Park in Assam, October 1, 2016. REUTERS/Anuwar Hazarika
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A Hindu man holds his baby seeking blessings for him at the Alopi Devi temple on the first day of the nine-day long Navratri festival in Allahabad, October 1, 2016. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash

A Hindu man holds his baby seeking blessings for him at the Alopi Devi temple on the first day of the nine-day long Navratri festival in Allahabad, October 1, 2016. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash

A Hindu man holds his baby seeking blessings for him at the Alopi Devi temple on the first day of the nine-day long Navratri festival in Allahabad, October 1, 2016. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash
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Cricket - India v New Zealand - Second Test cricket match - Eden Gardens, Kolkata - 01/10/2016. India's Mohammed Shami celebrates with teammates after taking the wicket of New Zealands's Tom Latham. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Cricket - India v New Zealand - Second Test cricket match - Eden Gardens, Kolkata - 01/10/2016. India's Mohammed Shami celebrates with teammates after taking the wicket of New Zealands's Tom Latham. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Cricket - India v New Zealand - Second Test cricket match - Eden Gardens, Kolkata - 01/10/2016. India's Mohammed Shami celebrates with teammates after taking the wicket of New Zealands's Tom Latham. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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Cricket - India v New Zealand - Second Test cricket match - Eden Gardens, Kolkata - 01/10/2016. New Zealand's Luke Ronchi plays a shot. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Cricket - India v New Zealand - Second Test cricket match - Eden Gardens, Kolkata - 01/10/2016. New Zealand's Luke Ronchi plays a shot. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Cricket - India v New Zealand - Second Test cricket match - Eden Gardens, Kolkata - 01/10/2016. New Zealand's Luke Ronchi plays a shot. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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An Indian Border Security Force (BSF) bunker is seen near the fenced border with Pakistan in Suchetgarh, southwest of Jammu, September 30, 2016. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

An Indian Border Security Force (BSF) bunker is seen near the fenced border with Pakistan in Suchetgarh, southwest of Jammu, September 30, 2016. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

An Indian Border Security Force (BSF) bunker is seen near the fenced border with Pakistan in Suchetgarh, southwest of Jammu, September 30, 2016. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta
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An Indian army soldier keeps guard from a bunker near the border with Pakistan in Abdullian, southwest of Jammu, September 30, 2016. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

An Indian army soldier keeps guard from a bunker near the border with Pakistan in Abdullian, southwest of Jammu, September 30, 2016. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

An Indian army soldier keeps guard from a bunker near the border with Pakistan in Abdullian, southwest of Jammu, September 30, 2016. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta
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Villagers sit inside a relief camp after they evacuated their village near the border with Pakistan in Ranbir Singh Pora, southwest of Jammu, September 30, 2016. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

Villagers sit inside a relief camp after they evacuated their village near the border with Pakistan in Ranbir Singh Pora, southwest of Jammu, September 30, 2016. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

Villagers sit inside a relief camp after they evacuated their village near the border with Pakistan in Ranbir Singh Pora, southwest of Jammu, September 30, 2016. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta
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Villagers load their belongings onto a tractor trolley to move to a safer place, in the Pul Kanjari village, near the Wagah border in Punjab, September 30, 2016. REUTERS/Munish Sharma

Villagers load their belongings onto a tractor trolley to move to a safer place, in the Pul Kanjari village, near the Wagah border in Punjab, September 30, 2016. REUTERS/Munish Sharma

Villagers load their belongings onto a tractor trolley to move to a safer place, in the Pul Kanjari village, near the Wagah border in Punjab, September 30, 2016. REUTERS/Munish Sharma
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Cricket - India v New Zealand - Second Test cricket match - Eden Gardens, Kolkata - 30/09/2016. India's Murali Vijay reacts as he walks off the field after his dismissal. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Cricket - India v New Zealand - Second Test cricket match - Eden Gardens, Kolkata - 30/09/2016. India's Murali Vijay reacts as he walks off the field after his dismissal. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Cricket - India v New Zealand - Second Test cricket match - Eden Gardens, Kolkata - 30/09/2016. India's Murali Vijay reacts as he walks off the field after his dismissal. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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Hindu devotees pray after taking a dip in a holy pond to honour the souls of their departed ancestors on the auspicious day of Mahalaya in Mumbai, September 30, 2016. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade

Hindu devotees pray after taking a dip in a holy pond to honour the souls of their departed ancestors on the auspicious day of Mahalaya in Mumbai, September 30, 2016. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade

Hindu devotees pray after taking a dip in a holy pond to honour the souls of their departed ancestors on the auspicious day of Mahalaya in Mumbai, September 30, 2016. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade
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Hindu devotees pray as they take a dip in a holy pond to honour the souls of their departed ancestors on the auspicious day of Mahalaya, Mumbai, September 30, 2016. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade

Hindu devotees pray as they take a dip in a holy pond to honour the souls of their departed ancestors on the auspicious day of Mahalaya, Mumbai, September 30, 2016. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade

Hindu devotees pray as they take a dip in a holy pond to honour the souls of their departed ancestors on the auspicious day of Mahalaya, Mumbai, September 30, 2016. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade
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Hindu devotees pray after taking a dip in a holy pond to honour the souls of their departed ancestors on the auspicious day of Mahalaya, Mumbai, September 30, 2016. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade

Hindu devotees pray after taking a dip in a holy pond to honour the souls of their departed ancestors on the auspicious day of Mahalaya, Mumbai, September 30, 2016. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade

Hindu devotees pray after taking a dip in a holy pond to honour the souls of their departed ancestors on the auspicious day of Mahalaya, Mumbai, September 30, 2016. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade
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A Hindu devotee prays as he takes a dip in a holy pond to honour the souls of his departed ancestors on the auspicious day of Mahalaya, Mumbai, September 30, 2016. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade

A Hindu devotee prays as he takes a dip in a holy pond to honour the souls of his departed ancestors on the auspicious day of Mahalaya, Mumbai, September 30, 2016. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade

A Hindu devotee prays as he takes a dip in a holy pond to honour the souls of his departed ancestors on the auspicious day of Mahalaya, Mumbai, September 30, 2016. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade
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Kashmiri Muslims offer funeral prayers in absentia in Srinagar September 30, 2016 for two Pakistani soldiers who were killed in cross-border fire with Indian soldiers early on Thursday in the disputed region of Kashmir. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

Kashmiri Muslims offer funeral prayers in absentia in Srinagar September 30, 2016 for two Pakistani soldiers who were killed in cross-border fire with Indian soldiers early on Thursday in the disputed region of Kashmir. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

Kashmiri Muslims offer funeral prayers in absentia in Srinagar September 30, 2016 for two Pakistani soldiers who were killed in cross-border fire with Indian soldiers early on Thursday in the disputed region of Kashmir. REUTERS/Danish Ismail
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A Kashmiri woman pours water on burning debris after a protest in Srinagar against the recent killings in Kashmir, September 30, 2016. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

A Kashmiri woman pours water on burning debris after a protest in Srinagar against the recent killings in Kashmir, September 30, 2016. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

A Kashmiri woman pours water on burning debris after a protest in Srinagar against the recent killings in Kashmir, September 30, 2016. REUTERS/Danish Ismail
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Indian policemen stand guard in a deserted street during a curfew in Srinagar September 30, 2016. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

Indian policemen stand guard in a deserted street during a curfew in Srinagar September 30, 2016. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

Indian policemen stand guard in a deserted street during a curfew in Srinagar September 30, 2016. REUTERS/Danish Ismail
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An Indian policeman checks a document of a Kashmir man at a barricade during a curfew in Srinagar September 30, 2016. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

An Indian policeman checks a document of a Kashmir man at a barricade during a curfew in Srinagar September 30, 2016. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

An Indian policeman checks a document of a Kashmir man at a barricade during a curfew in Srinagar September 30, 2016. REUTERS/Danish Ismail
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A man distributes sweets to commuters to celebrate after India on Thursday said it had conducted targeted strikes across the de facto frontier in Kashmir region, in Chandigarh, September 30, 2016. REUTERS/Ajay Verma

A man distributes sweets to commuters to celebrate after India on Thursday said it had conducted targeted strikes across the de facto frontier in Kashmir region, in Chandigarh, September 30, 2016. REUTERS/Ajay Verma

A man distributes sweets to commuters to celebrate after India on Thursday said it had conducted targeted strikes across the de facto frontier in Kashmir region, in Chandigarh, September 30, 2016. REUTERS/Ajay Verma
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Artisans work on a giant model of Hindu god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, during preparations for the upcoming Durga Puja festival in Nagaon district, Assam, September 30, 2016. REUTERS/Anuwar Hazarika

Artisans work on a giant model of Hindu god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, during preparations for the upcoming Durga Puja festival in Nagaon district, Assam, September 30, 2016. REUTERS/Anuwar Hazarika

Artisans work on a giant model of Hindu god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, during preparations for the upcoming Durga Puja festival in Nagaon district, Assam, September 30, 2016. REUTERS/Anuwar Hazarika
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An artisan paints an effigy of demon king Ravana during preparation for the upcoming Hindu festival of Dussehra in India, September 30, 2016. REUTERS/Himanshu Sharma

An artisan paints an effigy of demon king Ravana during preparation for the upcoming Hindu festival of Dussehra in India, September 30, 2016. REUTERS/Himanshu Sharma

An artisan paints an effigy of demon king Ravana during preparation for the upcoming Hindu festival of Dussehra in India, September 30, 2016. REUTERS/Himanshu Sharma
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Indian army's director general of military operations Lt General Ranbir Singh speaks during a media briefing in New Delhi, September 29, 2016. REUTERS/Stringer

Indian army's director general of military operations Lt General Ranbir Singh speaks during a media briefing in New Delhi, September 29, 2016. REUTERS/Stringer

Indian army's director general of military operations Lt General Ranbir Singh speaks during a media briefing in New Delhi, September 29, 2016. REUTERS/Stringer
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An idol of Hindu goddess Durga is being loaded onto a boat to transport it through the waters of river Ganga to a pandal, or a temporary platform, ahead of the Durga Puja festival in Kolkata, September 29, 2016. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

An idol of Hindu goddess Durga is being loaded onto a boat to transport it through the waters of river Ganga to a pandal, or a temporary platform, ahead of the Durga Puja festival in Kolkata, September 29, 2016. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

An idol of Hindu goddess Durga is being loaded onto a boat to transport it through the waters of river Ganga to a pandal, or a temporary platform, ahead of the Durga Puja festival in Kolkata, September 29, 2016. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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People wave national flags to celebrate after India said it had conducted targeted strikes across the de facto frontier, in Ahmedabad, September 29, 2016. (L-R) banners read: �Many congratulations to Indian army�, �The country is with Indian army� and �Good wishes to BJP-lead government�. REUTERS/Amit Dave

People wave national flags to celebrate after India said it had conducted targeted strikes across the de facto frontier, in Ahmedabad, September 29, 2016. (L-R) banners read: �Many congratulations to Indian army�, �The country is with Indian army�...more

People wave national flags to celebrate after India said it had conducted targeted strikes across the de facto frontier, in Ahmedabad, September 29, 2016. (L-R) banners read: �Many congratulations to Indian army�, �The country is with Indian army� and �Good wishes to BJP-lead government�. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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A man walks pasts an income tax billboard in New Delhi, September 26, 2016. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A man walks pasts an income tax billboard in New Delhi, September 26, 2016. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A man walks pasts an income tax billboard in New Delhi, September 26, 2016. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Artisans work on a giant model of mythological demon Mahishasura on a pandal, or a temporary platform, during preparations for the upcoming Durga Puja festival in Kolkata, September 28, 2016. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Artisans work on a giant model of mythological demon Mahishasura on a pandal, or a temporary platform, during preparations for the upcoming Durga Puja festival in Kolkata, September 28, 2016. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Artisans work on a giant model of mythological demon Mahishasura on a pandal, or a temporary platform, during preparations for the upcoming Durga Puja festival in Kolkata, September 28, 2016. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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A Hindu devotee offers prayers to a cow after taking a holy dip in the waters of Sangam in Allahabad, September 28, 2016. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash

A Hindu devotee offers prayers to a cow after taking a holy dip in the waters of Sangam in Allahabad, September 28, 2016. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash

A Hindu devotee offers prayers to a cow after taking a holy dip in the waters of Sangam in Allahabad, September 28, 2016. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash
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An artisan carries a grille to fix on the frame of an Ambassador taxi to build a pandal, or a temporary platform, in preparation for the upcoming Hindu festival of Durga Puja, in Kolkata, September 27, 2016. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

An artisan carries a grille to fix on the frame of an Ambassador taxi to build a pandal, or a temporary platform, in preparation for the upcoming Hindu festival of Durga Puja, in Kolkata, September 27, 2016. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

An artisan carries a grille to fix on the frame of an Ambassador taxi to build a pandal, or a temporary platform, in preparation for the upcoming Hindu festival of Durga Puja, in Kolkata, September 27, 2016. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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A man stands in front of a screen during a Google event in New Delhi, September 27, 2016. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A man stands in front of a screen during a Google event in New Delhi, September 27, 2016. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A man stands in front of a screen during a Google event in New Delhi, September 27, 2016. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A supporter of Awami Ittihad Party (AIP), a pro-India party, is detained by Indian police during a protest demanding to hold a plebiscite, in Srinagar, September 26, 2016. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

A supporter of Awami Ittihad Party (AIP), a pro-India party, is detained by Indian police during a protest demanding to hold a plebiscite, in Srinagar, September 26, 2016. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

A supporter of Awami Ittihad Party (AIP), a pro-India party, is detained by Indian police during a protest demanding to hold a plebiscite, in Srinagar, September 26, 2016. REUTERS/Danish Ismail
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Cricket - India v New Zealand - First Test cricket match - Green Park Stadium, Kanpur - 26/09/2016. India's cricket players celebrate after winning the match. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Cricket - India v New Zealand - First Test cricket match - Green Park Stadium, Kanpur - 26/09/2016. India's cricket players celebrate after winning the match. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Cricket - India v New Zealand - First Test cricket match - Green Park Stadium, Kanpur - 26/09/2016. India's cricket players celebrate after winning the match. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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An artist applies final touches to a tattoo sketched on the back of a woman in preparations for the upcoming Navratri festival in Ahmedabad, September 26, 2016. REUTERS/Amit Dave

An artist applies final touches to a tattoo sketched on the back of a woman in preparations for the upcoming Navratri festival in Ahmedabad, September 26, 2016. REUTERS/Amit Dave

An artist applies final touches to a tattoo sketched on the back of a woman in preparations for the upcoming Navratri festival in Ahmedabad, September 26, 2016. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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An artist applies final touches to a tattoo sketched on the back of a woman depicting India and Pakistan flags in preparations for the upcoming Navratri festival, Ahmedabad, September 26, 2016. REUTERS/Amit Dave

An artist applies final touches to a tattoo sketched on the back of a woman depicting India and Pakistan flags in preparations for the upcoming Navratri festival, Ahmedabad, September 26, 2016. REUTERS/Amit Dave

An artist applies final touches to a tattoo sketched on the back of a woman depicting India and Pakistan flags in preparations for the upcoming Navratri festival, Ahmedabad, September 26, 2016. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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College students hold placards during a rally to condemn terrorism at a railway platform in Mumbai, September 26, 2016. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade

College students hold placards during a rally to condemn terrorism at a railway platform in Mumbai, September 26, 2016. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade

College students hold placards during a rally to condemn terrorism at a railway platform in Mumbai, September 26, 2016. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade
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Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj addresses the United Nations General Assembly in the Manhattan borough of New York, U.S., September 26, 2016. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj addresses the United Nations General Assembly in the Manhattan borough of New York, U.S., September 26, 2016. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj addresses the United Nations General Assembly in the Manhattan borough of New York, U.S., September 26, 2016. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
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Kashmiri boatmen extract sand from the Jhelum river in Srinagar, September 26, 2016. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

Kashmiri boatmen extract sand from the Jhelum river in Srinagar, September 26, 2016. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

Kashmiri boatmen extract sand from the Jhelum river in Srinagar, September 26, 2016. REUTERS/Danish Ismail
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