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Ayodhya verdict

<p>A Hindu priest shouts slogans as he celebrates after hearing the first reports of a court ruling in the northern Indian town of Ayodhya September 30, 2010. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta</p>

A Hindu priest shouts slogans as he celebrates after hearing the first reports of a court ruling in the northern Indian town of Ayodhya September 30, 2010. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

A Hindu priest shouts slogans as he celebrates after hearing the first reports of a court ruling in the northern Indian town of Ayodhya September 30, 2010. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

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<p>Paramilitary soldiers escort Zafaryab Jilani (C), lawyer of the Sunni Central Board of Waqf, the Muslim litigants as he leaves the High Court in the northern Indian city of Lucknow September 30, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

Paramilitary soldiers escort Zafaryab Jilani (C), lawyer of the Sunni Central Board of Waqf, the Muslim litigants as he leaves the High Court in the northern Indian city of Lucknow September 30, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Paramilitary soldiers escort Zafaryab Jilani (C), lawyer of the Sunni Central Board of Waqf, the Muslim litigants as he leaves the High Court in the northern Indian city of Lucknow September 30, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>A Sadhu or Hindu holy man stands outside the High court as security personnel stand guard in the northern Indian city of Lucknow September 30, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

A Sadhu or Hindu holy man stands outside the High court as security personnel stand guard in the northern Indian city of Lucknow September 30, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A Sadhu or Hindu holy man stands outside the High court as security personnel stand guard in the northern Indian city of Lucknow September 30, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>Sadhus or Hindu holymen hug each other to celebrate after hearing the first reports of a court ruling in the northern Indian town of Ayodhya September 30, 2010. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta</p>

Sadhus or Hindu holymen hug each other to celebrate after hearing the first reports of a court ruling in the northern Indian town of Ayodhya September 30, 2010. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

Sadhus or Hindu holymen hug each other to celebrate after hearing the first reports of a court ruling in the northern Indian town of Ayodhya September 30, 2010. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

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<p>Activists from Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), a Hindu hardline group, offer sweets to each other to celebrate after hearing the first reports of a court ruling in the northern Indian city of Allahabad September 30, 2010. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash</p>

Activists from Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), a Hindu hardline group, offer sweets to each other to celebrate after hearing the first reports of a court ruling in the northern Indian city of Allahabad September 30, 2010. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash more

Activists from Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), a Hindu hardline group, offer sweets to each other to celebrate after hearing the first reports of a court ruling in the northern Indian city of Allahabad September 30, 2010. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash

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<p>A family watches a TV news channel in a room in the northern Indian town of Ayodhya September 30, 2010. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta</p>

A family watches a TV news channel in a room in the northern Indian town of Ayodhya September 30, 2010. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

A family watches a TV news channel in a room in the northern Indian town of Ayodhya September 30, 2010. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

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<p>A policeman patrols outside a temple in Ayodhya September 22, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

A policeman patrols outside a temple in Ayodhya September 22, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A policeman patrols outside a temple in Ayodhya September 22, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>A Sadhu, or Hindu holy man, smiles after hearing first reports of a court ruling in the northern Indian town of Ayodhya September 30, 2010. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta</p>

A Sadhu, or Hindu holy man, smiles after hearing first reports of a court ruling in the northern Indian town of Ayodhya September 30, 2010. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

A Sadhu, or Hindu holy man, smiles after hearing first reports of a court ruling in the northern Indian town of Ayodhya September 30, 2010. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

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<p>Hindu priests shout slogans as they celebrate after hearing the first reports of a court ruling in the northern Indian town of Ayodhya September 30, 2010. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta</p>

Hindu priests shout slogans as they celebrate after hearing the first reports of a court ruling in the northern Indian town of Ayodhya September 30, 2010. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

Hindu priests shout slogans as they celebrate after hearing the first reports of a court ruling in the northern Indian town of Ayodhya September 30, 2010. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

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<p>A model of a proposed Ram temple, which Hindus want to build on the site of the demolished Babri Mosque, is pictured in the northern Indian town of Ayodhya September 30, 2010. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta</p>

A model of a proposed Ram temple, which Hindus want to build on the site of the demolished Babri Mosque, is pictured in the northern Indian town of Ayodhya September 30, 2010. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

A model of a proposed Ram temple, which Hindus want to build on the site of the demolished Babri Mosque, is pictured in the northern Indian town of Ayodhya September 30, 2010. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

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<p>A paramilitary trooper wearing a riot gear stands guard on a road in the northern Indian town of Ayodhya September 30, 2010. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta</p>

A paramilitary trooper wearing a riot gear stands guard on a road in the northern Indian town of Ayodhya September 30, 2010. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

A paramilitary trooper wearing a riot gear stands guard on a road in the northern Indian town of Ayodhya September 30, 2010. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

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<p>A Rapid Action Force personnel keeps guard atop his armoured vehicle outside the High Court in the northern Indian city of Lucknow September 30, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

A Rapid Action Force personnel keeps guard atop his armoured vehicle outside the High Court in the northern Indian city of Lucknow September 30, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A Rapid Action Force personnel keeps guard atop his armoured vehicle outside the High Court in the northern Indian city of Lucknow September 30, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>Police stop a motorbike at a checkpoint along a road in Ayodhya September 29, 2010. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta</p>

Police stop a motorbike at a checkpoint along a road in Ayodhya September 29, 2010. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

Police stop a motorbike at a checkpoint along a road in Ayodhya September 29, 2010. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

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<p>A view of an empty street during the High Court ruling on a demolished mosque, in the northern Indian city of Lucknow September 30, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

A view of an empty street during the High Court ruling on a demolished mosque, in the northern Indian city of Lucknow September 30, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A view of an empty street during the High Court ruling on a demolished mosque, in the northern Indian city of Lucknow September 30, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>India's paramilitary troopers stand guard on a street in Ayodhya September 29, 2010. bREUTERS/Mukesh Gupta</p>

India's paramilitary troopers stand guard on a street in Ayodhya September 29, 2010. bREUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

India's paramilitary troopers stand guard on a street in Ayodhya September 29, 2010. bREUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

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<p>A woman stands in front of closed shops in the northern Indian city of Lucknow September 30, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

A woman stands in front of closed shops in the northern Indian city of Lucknow September 30, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A woman stands in front of closed shops in the northern Indian city of Lucknow September 30, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>A boy walks past paramilitary troopers guarding a road in Ayodhya September 30, 2010.  REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta</p>

A boy walks past paramilitary troopers guarding a road in Ayodhya September 30, 2010. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

A boy walks past paramilitary troopers guarding a road in Ayodhya September 30, 2010. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

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<p>A Hindu priest cycles past paramilitary troopers guarding a road in Ayodhya September 30, 2010. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta</p>

A Hindu priest cycles past paramilitary troopers guarding a road in Ayodhya September 30, 2010. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

A Hindu priest cycles past paramilitary troopers guarding a road in Ayodhya September 30, 2010. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

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<p>A man waits for customers as he sells photos of Hindu Gods in Ayodhya September 22, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

A man waits for customers as he sells photos of Hindu Gods in Ayodhya September 22, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A man waits for customers as he sells photos of Hindu Gods in Ayodhya September 22, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>A paramilitary trooper walks past pillars to be used in constructing a Hindu temple in Ayodhya September 30, 2010.  REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta</p>

A paramilitary trooper walks past pillars to be used in constructing a Hindu temple in Ayodhya September 30, 2010. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

A paramilitary trooper walks past pillars to be used in constructing a Hindu temple in Ayodhya September 30, 2010. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

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<p>Rapid Action Forces personnel patrol a road in Ayodhya September 18, 2010.  REUTERS/Stringer</p>

Rapid Action Forces personnel patrol a road in Ayodhya September 18, 2010. REUTERS/Stringer

Rapid Action Forces personnel patrol a road in Ayodhya September 18, 2010. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>A policeman wearing riot gear stands guard on a street in Ayodhya September 23, 2010.  REUTERS/Adnan Abidi </p>

A policeman wearing riot gear stands guard on a street in Ayodhya September 23, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A policeman wearing riot gear stands guard on a street in Ayodhya September 23, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>Schoolgirls take part in a rally organised by a non-governmental organisation to appeal for peace and calm in Mumbai September 29, 2010 ahead of a court verdict that will pronounce whether Hindus or Muslims own land around a demolished mosque in Ayodhya. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui</p>

Schoolgirls take part in a rally organised by a non-governmental organisation to appeal for peace and calm in Mumbai September 29, 2010 ahead of a court verdict that will pronounce whether Hindus or Muslims own land around a demolished mosque in...more

Schoolgirls take part in a rally organised by a non-governmental organisation to appeal for peace and calm in Mumbai September 29, 2010 ahead of a court verdict that will pronounce whether Hindus or Muslims own land around a demolished mosque in Ayodhya. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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<p>Rapid Action Force personnel patrol a road in Allahabad September 28, 2010. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash</p>

Rapid Action Force personnel patrol a road in Allahabad September 28, 2010. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash

Rapid Action Force personnel patrol a road in Allahabad September 28, 2010. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash

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<p>Policemen patrol a road in Ayodhya September 23, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi </p>

Policemen patrol a road in Ayodhya September 23, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Policemen patrol a road in Ayodhya September 23, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>Boys fly a kite as paramilitary soldiers patrol a road in Ayodhya September 22, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

Boys fly a kite as paramilitary soldiers patrol a road in Ayodhya September 22, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Boys fly a kite as paramilitary soldiers patrol a road in Ayodhya September 22, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>Rapid Action Force personnel patrol a road in Allahabad September 28, 2010. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash</p>

Rapid Action Force personnel patrol a road in Allahabad September 28, 2010. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash

Rapid Action Force personnel patrol a road in Allahabad September 28, 2010. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash

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<p>A Rapid Action Force personnel keeps guard atop his armoured vehicle in Allahabad September 28, 2010. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash </p>

A Rapid Action Force personnel keeps guard atop his armoured vehicle in Allahabad September 28, 2010. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash

A Rapid Action Force personnel keeps guard atop his armoured vehicle in Allahabad September 28, 2010. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash

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<p>A woman spins cotton thread on a charkha (spinning wheel) in the courtyard of a temple in Ayodhya September 22, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

A woman spins cotton thread on a charkha (spinning wheel) in the courtyard of a temple in Ayodhya September 22, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A woman spins cotton thread on a charkha (spinning wheel) in the courtyard of a temple in Ayodhya September 22, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>Rapid Action Forces personnel patrol a road as a man on a horse cart passes by in Ayodhya September 22, 2010.  REUTERS/Adnan Abidi </p>

Rapid Action Forces personnel patrol a road as a man on a horse cart passes by in Ayodhya September 22, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Rapid Action Forces personnel patrol a road as a man on a horse cart passes by in Ayodhya September 22, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>A man gets a shave at a streetside barber shop in the Ayodhya September 22, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

A man gets a shave at a streetside barber shop in the Ayodhya September 22, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A man gets a shave at a streetside barber shop in the Ayodhya September 22, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>A Rapid Action Force personnel patrols a road in the northern Indian town of Ayodhya September 22, 2010.REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

A Rapid Action Force personnel patrols a road in the northern Indian town of Ayodhya September 22, 2010.REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A Rapid Action Force personnel patrols a road in the northern Indian town of Ayodhya September 22, 2010.REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>Rapid Action Forces personnel patrol a road as a man cycles past in Ayodhya September 22, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

Rapid Action Forces personnel patrol a road as a man cycles past in Ayodhya September 22, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Rapid Action Forces personnel patrol a road as a man cycles past in Ayodhya September 22, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>A Rapid Action Force personnel patrols a road in Ayodhya September 22, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

A Rapid Action Force personnel patrols a road in Ayodhya September 22, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A Rapid Action Force personnel patrols a road in Ayodhya September 22, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>A woman uses a coal iron to press clothes at a roadside in Ayodhya September 29, 2010. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta</p>

A woman uses a coal iron to press clothes at a roadside in Ayodhya September 29, 2010. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

A woman uses a coal iron to press clothes at a roadside in Ayodhya September 29, 2010. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

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<p>Paramilitary troopers sit in a vehicle as they patrol a road in the northern Indian town of Ayodhya September 29, 2010. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta</p>

Paramilitary troopers sit in a vehicle as they patrol a road in the northern Indian town of Ayodhya September 29, 2010. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

Paramilitary troopers sit in a vehicle as they patrol a road in the northern Indian town of Ayodhya September 29, 2010. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

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<p>Rapid Action Force personnel stand guard on a road in the northern Indian town of Ayodhya September 29, 2010. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta</p>

Rapid Action Force personnel stand guard on a road in the northern Indian town of Ayodhya September 29, 2010. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

Rapid Action Force personnel stand guard on a road in the northern Indian town of Ayodhya September 29, 2010. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

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<p>Paramilitary soldiers escort the lawyers of Sunni Central Waqf Board and All Babri Masjid Action Committee as they leave the High Court in the northern Indian city of Lucknow September 30, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi</p>

Paramilitary soldiers escort the lawyers of Sunni Central Waqf Board and All Babri Masjid Action Committee as they leave the High Court in the northern Indian city of Lucknow September 30, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Paramilitary soldiers escort the lawyers of Sunni Central Waqf Board and All Babri Masjid Action Committee as they leave the High Court in the northern Indian city of Lucknow September 30, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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