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The king of fruits

<p>A Hindu priest carries a basket of mangoes to distribute among devotees after it was offered to Hindu God Lord Krishna inside a temple during a mango festival in Ahmedabad June 17, 2012. REUTERS/Amit Dave</p>

A Hindu priest carries a basket of mangoes to distribute among devotees after it was offered to Hindu God Lord Krishna inside a temple during a mango festival in Ahmedabad June 17, 2012. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A Hindu priest carries a basket of mangoes to distribute among devotees after it was offered to Hindu God Lord Krishna inside a temple during a mango festival in Ahmedabad June 17, 2012. REUTERS/Amit Dave

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<p>A woman participates in a mango eating competition during the 18th mango festival in New Delhi July 8, 2006. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

A woman participates in a mango eating competition during the 18th mango festival in New Delhi July 8, 2006. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A woman participates in a mango eating competition during the 18th mango festival in New Delhi July 8, 2006. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>A labourer unloads mangoes from a basket at a wholesale vegetable and fruit market in Chandigarh June 14, 2012. REUTERS/Ajay Verma</p>

A labourer unloads mangoes from a basket at a wholesale vegetable and fruit market in Chandigarh June 14, 2012. REUTERS/Ajay Verma

A labourer unloads mangoes from a basket at a wholesale vegetable and fruit market in Chandigarh June 14, 2012. REUTERS/Ajay Verma

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<p>A girl eats a mango while sitting in a hammock inside her house in the Ralegan Siddhi village, located in the Ahmednagar district about 250km (155 miles) south east of Mumbai June 17, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui</p>

A girl eats a mango while sitting in a hammock inside her house in the Ralegan Siddhi village, located in the Ahmednagar district about 250km (155 miles) south east of Mumbai June 17, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A girl eats a mango while sitting in a hammock inside her house in the Ralegan Siddhi village, located in the Ahmednagar district about 250km (155 miles) south east of Mumbai June 17, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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<p>A labourer pulls a basket to fill it with mangoes from a supply truck at a wholesale fruit market on the outskirts of Ahmedabad June 20, 2011. REUTERS/Amit Dave</p>

A labourer pulls a basket to fill it with mangoes from a supply truck at a wholesale fruit market on the outskirts of Ahmedabad June 20, 2011. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A labourer pulls a basket to fill it with mangoes from a supply truck at a wholesale fruit market on the outskirts of Ahmedabad June 20, 2011. REUTERS/Amit Dave

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<p>A Kashmiri vendor selling mangos waits for customers on a deserted road during a strike in Srinagar June 20, 2009. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli</p>

A Kashmiri vendor selling mangos waits for customers on a deserted road during a strike in Srinagar June 20, 2009. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli

A Kashmiri vendor selling mangos waits for customers on a deserted road during a strike in Srinagar June 20, 2009. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli

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<p>A homeless Indian child holds a mango in Chennai May 22, 2006. REUTER/Babu</p>

A homeless Indian child holds a mango in Chennai May 22, 2006. REUTER/Babu

A homeless Indian child holds a mango in Chennai May 22, 2006. REUTER/Babu

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<p>A boy climbs on a mango tree in Malihabad, about 28 km (17 miles) west from Lucknow, June 19, 2008. REUTERS/Pawan Kumar</p>

A boy climbs on a mango tree in Malihabad, about 28 km (17 miles) west from Lucknow, June 19, 2008. REUTERS/Pawan Kumar

A boy climbs on a mango tree in Malihabad, about 28 km (17 miles) west from Lucknow, June 19, 2008. REUTERS/Pawan Kumar

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<p>A woman's face is covered with mango flesh after participating in a mango eating competition during the 18th mango festival in New Delhi July 8, 2006. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

A woman's face is covered with mango flesh after participating in a mango eating competition during the 18th mango festival in New Delhi July 8, 2006. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A woman's face is covered with mango flesh after participating in a mango eating competition during the 18th mango festival in New Delhi July 8, 2006. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>A representative at a horticulture garden displays the mangoes called 'Mallika' in Calcutta on June 13, 2003. REUTERS/Jayanta Shaw</p>

A representative at a horticulture garden displays the mangoes called 'Mallika' in Calcutta on June 13, 2003. REUTERS/Jayanta Shaw

A representative at a horticulture garden displays the mangoes called 'Mallika' in Calcutta on June 13, 2003. REUTERS/Jayanta Shaw

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<p>Sachin Tendulkar eats a mango during a break in a practice in Mohali, March 6, 2005. REUTERS/Kamal Kishore</p>

Sachin Tendulkar eats a mango during a break in a practice in Mohali, March 6, 2005. REUTERS/Kamal Kishore

Sachin Tendulkar eats a mango during a break in a practice in Mohali, March 6, 2005. REUTERS/Kamal Kishore

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<p>Workers unload mangoes at a main fruit market in Hyderabad on May 13. REUTERS</p>

Workers unload mangoes at a main fruit market in Hyderabad on May 13. REUTERS

Workers unload mangoes at a main fruit market in Hyderabad on May 13. REUTERS

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