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India celebrates Gandhi Jayanti

A child touches a statue of Mahatma Gandhi during an all-religion prayer meeting to pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his birth anniversary at an Ashram in Ahmedabad,  October 2, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A child touches a statue of Mahatma Gandhi during an all-religion prayer meeting to pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his birth anniversary at an Ashram in Ahmedabad, October 2, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A child touches a statue of Mahatma Gandhi during an all-religion prayer meeting to pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his birth anniversary at an Ashram in Ahmedabad, October 2, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi (R) and U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres talk during the closing function of the Mahatma Gandhi International Sanitation Convention in New Delhi, October 2, 2018. Manish Swarup/Pool via Reuters

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi (R) and U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres talk during the closing function of the Mahatma Gandhi International Sanitation Convention in New Delhi, October 2, 2018. Manish Swarup/Pool via Reuters

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi (R) and U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres talk during the closing function of the Mahatma Gandhi International Sanitation Convention in New Delhi, October 2, 2018. Manish Swarup/Pool via Reuters
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Students spin cotton on the spinning wheels during an all-religion prayer meeting to pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his birth anniversary at an Ashram in Ahmedabad,  October 2, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Students spin cotton on the spinning wheels during an all-religion prayer meeting to pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his birth anniversary at an Ashram in Ahmedabad, October 2, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Students spin cotton on the spinning wheels during an all-religion prayer meeting to pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his birth anniversary at an Ashram in Ahmedabad, October 2, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres scatters rose petals at the Mahatma Gandhi memorial on  birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat in New Delhi, October 2, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres scatters rose petals at the Mahatma Gandhi memorial on birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat in New Delhi, October 2, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres scatters rose petals at the Mahatma Gandhi memorial on birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat in New Delhi, October 2, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres places a wreath at the Mahatma Gandhi memorial on birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat in New Delhi,  October 2, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres places a wreath at the Mahatma Gandhi memorial on birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat in New Delhi, October 2, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres places a wreath at the Mahatma Gandhi memorial on birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat in New Delhi, October 2, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres scatters rose petals at the Mahatma Gandhi memorial on birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat in New Delhi, India, October 2, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres scatters rose petals at the Mahatma Gandhi memorial on birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat in New Delhi, India, October 2, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres scatters rose petals at the Mahatma Gandhi memorial on birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat in New Delhi, India, October 2, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres pays homage at the Mahatma Gandhi memorial on birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat in New Delhi,  October 2, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres pays homage at the Mahatma Gandhi memorial on birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat in New Delhi, October 2, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres pays homage at the Mahatma Gandhi memorial on birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat in New Delhi, October 2, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres walks after paying homage at the Mahatma Gandhi memorial on birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat in New Delhi, India, October 2, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres walks after paying homage at the Mahatma Gandhi memorial on birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat in New Delhi, India, October 2, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres walks after paying homage at the Mahatma Gandhi memorial on birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat in New Delhi, India, October 2, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Students dressed as Mahatma Gandhi take part in an event to mark Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary, at a school in Ahmedabad, October 1, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Students dressed as Mahatma Gandhi take part in an event to mark Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary, at a school in Ahmedabad, October 1, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Students dressed as Mahatma Gandhi take part in an event to mark Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary, at a school in Ahmedabad, October 1, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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Students dressed as Mahatma Gandhi perform yoga in an event to mark Gandhi's birth anniversary, inside a school in Chennai, October 1, 2018. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar

Students dressed as Mahatma Gandhi perform yoga in an event to mark Gandhi's birth anniversary, inside a school in Chennai, October 1, 2018. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar

Students dressed as Mahatma Gandhi perform yoga in an event to mark Gandhi's birth anniversary, inside a school in Chennai, October 1, 2018. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar
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