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<p>A boy sits in a bucket as he plays while waiting for his mother to fetch water from a nearby hand pump to bathe him, outside a makeshift hut in Chennai December 30, 2013. REUTERS/Babu/Files</p>

A boy sits in a bucket as he plays while waiting for his mother to fetch water from a nearby hand pump to bathe him, outside a makeshift hut in Chennai December 30, 2013. REUTERS/Babu/Files

A boy sits in a bucket as he plays while waiting for his mother to fetch water from a nearby hand pump to bathe him, outside a makeshift hut in Chennai December 30, 2013. REUTERS/Babu/Files

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<p>A villager tries to control a bull during a bull-taming festival on the outskirts of Madurai, about 500 km (310 miles) from Chennai January 16, 2014. REUTERS/Babu</p>

A villager tries to control a bull during a bull-taming festival on the outskirts of Madurai, about 500 km (310 miles) from Chennai January 16, 2014. REUTERS/Babu

A villager tries to control a bull during a bull-taming festival on the outskirts of Madurai, about 500 km (310 miles) from Chennai January 16, 2014. REUTERS/Babu

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<p>A Muslim devotee, who is on a pilgrimage to the shrine of Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti for Urs, performs a stunt during a procession at Ajmer in Rajasthan May 11, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer/Files</p>

A Muslim devotee, who is on a pilgrimage to the shrine of Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti for Urs, performs a stunt during a procession at Ajmer in Rajasthan May 11, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer/Files

A Muslim devotee, who is on a pilgrimage to the shrine of Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti for Urs, performs a stunt during a procession at Ajmer in Rajasthan May 11, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer/Files

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<p>An performer walks along a road while wearing a vest with a picture of Narendra Modi, prime ministerial candidate for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Gujarat's chief minister, during a campaign rally in Kolkata January 28, 2014. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri</p>

An performer walks along a road while wearing a vest with a picture of Narendra Modi, prime ministerial candidate for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Gujarat's chief minister, during a campaign rally in Kolkata January 28, 2014. REUTERS/Rupak De...more

An performer walks along a road while wearing a vest with a picture of Narendra Modi, prime ministerial candidate for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Gujarat's chief minister, during a campaign rally in Kolkata January 28, 2014. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

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<p>A Kashmiri man covers himself in Chinar tree leaves as he poses for a friend (not pictured) at Mughal Gardens in Srinagar November 20, 2013. REUTERS/Danish Ismail/Files</p>

A Kashmiri man covers himself in Chinar tree leaves as he poses for a friend (not pictured) at Mughal Gardens in Srinagar November 20, 2013. REUTERS/Danish Ismail/Files

A Kashmiri man covers himself in Chinar tree leaves as he poses for a friend (not pictured) at Mughal Gardens in Srinagar November 20, 2013. REUTERS/Danish Ismail/Files

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<p>Children sitting inside cement water pipes play on the Marina beach in Chennai October 10, 2013. REUTERS/Babu?Files</p>

Children sitting inside cement water pipes play on the Marina beach in Chennai October 10, 2013. REUTERS/Babu?Files

Children sitting inside cement water pipes play on the Marina beach in Chennai October 10, 2013. REUTERS/Babu?Files

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<p>A woman takes blessings from a Naga Sadhu or a Hindu holy man after taking a holy dip at the confluence of the Ganges River and the Bay of Bengal, on the occasion of the Makar Sankranti festival at Sagar Island, south of Kolkata January 14, 2014. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri</p>

A woman takes blessings from a Naga Sadhu or a Hindu holy man after taking a holy dip at the confluence of the Ganges River and the Bay of Bengal, on the occasion of the Makar Sankranti festival at Sagar Island, south of Kolkata January 14, 2014....more

A woman takes blessings from a Naga Sadhu or a Hindu holy man after taking a holy dip at the confluence of the Ganges River and the Bay of Bengal, on the occasion of the Makar Sankranti festival at Sagar Island, south of Kolkata January 14, 2014. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

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<p>A student dressed as a bear waits backstage while participating in a cultural event at a school in Mumbai January 30, 2014. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui</p>

A student dressed as a bear waits backstage while participating in a cultural event at a school in Mumbai January 30, 2014. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A student dressed as a bear waits backstage while participating in a cultural event at a school in Mumbai January 30, 2014. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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<p>Students pour water on each other as they take a holy bath on the occasion of Magh Purnima in Ahmedabad January 16, 2014. REUTERS/Amit Dave</p>

Students pour water on each other as they take a holy bath on the occasion of Magh Purnima in Ahmedabad January 16, 2014. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Students pour water on each other as they take a holy bath on the occasion of Magh Purnima in Ahmedabad January 16, 2014. REUTERS/Amit Dave

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<p>Shi'ite Muslims walk over burning coal during a Muharram procession in Ahmedabad December 1, 2013.   REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files</p>

Shi'ite Muslims walk over burning coal during a Muharram procession in Ahmedabad December 1, 2013. REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files

Shi'ite Muslims walk over burning coal during a Muharram procession in Ahmedabad December 1, 2013. REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files

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<p>Muslims ride on a scooter on their way to participate in a procession to mark Eid-e-Milad-ul-Nabi, or birthday celebrations of Prophet Mohammad in Mumbai January 14, 2014. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui</p>

Muslims ride on a scooter on their way to participate in a procession to mark Eid-e-Milad-ul-Nabi, or birthday celebrations of Prophet Mohammad in Mumbai January 14, 2014. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Muslims ride on a scooter on their way to participate in a procession to mark Eid-e-Milad-ul-Nabi, or birthday celebrations of Prophet Mohammad in Mumbai January 14, 2014. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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<p>A volunteer feeds glucose water to a Cattle Egret chick at an animal hospital at Hathijan village, on the outskirts of Ahmedabad September 4, 2013. REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files</p>

A volunteer feeds glucose water to a Cattle Egret chick at an animal hospital at Hathijan village, on the outskirts of Ahmedabad September 4, 2013. REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files

A volunteer feeds glucose water to a Cattle Egret chick at an animal hospital at Hathijan village, on the outskirts of Ahmedabad September 4, 2013. REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files

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<p>Village boys jump from a tyre tube into floodwaters at Danapur, on the outskirts of Patna August 25, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer/Files</p>

Village boys jump from a tyre tube into floodwaters at Danapur, on the outskirts of Patna August 25, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer/Files

Village boys jump from a tyre tube into floodwaters at Danapur, on the outskirts of Patna August 25, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer/Files

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<p>Devotees lift an idol of lord Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, with the help of a crane before immersing it in the Sabarmati river on the last day of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Ahmedabad September 18, 2013. REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files</p>

Devotees lift an idol of lord Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, with the help of a crane before immersing it in the Sabarmati river on the last day of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Ahmedabad September 18, 2013. REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files

Devotees lift an idol of lord Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, with the help of a crane before immersing it in the Sabarmati river on the last day of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Ahmedabad September 18, 2013. REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files

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<p>A man rows a boat in the flooded waters of river Ganges under a bridge in Allahabad August 26, 2013. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash/Files</p>

A man rows a boat in the flooded waters of river Ganges under a bridge in Allahabad August 26, 2013. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash/Files

A man rows a boat in the flooded waters of river Ganges under a bridge in Allahabad August 26, 2013. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash/Files

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