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Schoolchildren hold balloons as they pose during celebrations to welcome the New Year at their school in Ahmedabad, December 31, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Schoolchildren hold balloons as they pose during celebrations to welcome the New Year at their school in Ahmedabad, December 31, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Schoolchildren hold balloons as they pose during celebrations to welcome the New Year at their school in Ahmedabad, December 31, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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A reveller dressed as Batman performs in the 35th Cochin Carnival, which is held annually to welcome the start of the New Year at Fort Kochi, Kerala, January 1, 2019. REUTERS/Sivaram V

A reveller dressed as Batman performs in the 35th Cochin Carnival, which is held annually to welcome the start of the New Year at Fort Kochi, Kerala, January 1, 2019. REUTERS/Sivaram V

A reveller dressed as Batman performs in the 35th Cochin Carnival, which is held annually to welcome the start of the New Year at Fort Kochi, Kerala, January 1, 2019. REUTERS/Sivaram V
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A man lights candles at a sand sculpture built to mark the New Year on a beach in Mumbai, January 1, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

A man lights candles at a sand sculpture built to mark the New Year on a beach in Mumbai, January 1, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

A man lights candles at a sand sculpture built to mark the New Year on a beach in Mumbai, January 1, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas
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People hold balloons as they celebrate the New Year's countdown event in a road in Ahmedabad, December 31, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave

People hold balloons as they celebrate the New Year's countdown event in a road in Ahmedabad, December 31, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave

People hold balloons as they celebrate the New Year's countdown event in a road in Ahmedabad, December 31, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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A man dances as he celebrates the New Year's countdown event in Mumbai, December 31, 2018. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

A man dances as he celebrates the New Year's countdown event in Mumbai, December 31, 2018. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

A man dances as he celebrates the New Year's countdown event in Mumbai, December 31, 2018. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas
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People wearing masks blow horns as they celebrate the New Year's countdown event in a road in Ahmedabad,  December 31, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave

People wearing masks blow horns as they celebrate the New Year's countdown event in a road in Ahmedabad, December 31, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave

People wearing masks blow horns as they celebrate the New Year's countdown event in a road in Ahmedabad, December 31, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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People dance as they celebrate the New Year's countdown event in Mumbai, January 1, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

People dance as they celebrate the New Year's countdown event in Mumbai, January 1, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

People dance as they celebrate the New Year's countdown event in Mumbai, January 1, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas
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People release balloons as they celebrate the New Year's countdown event in a road in Ahmedabad, January 1, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave

People release balloons as they celebrate the New Year's countdown event in a road in Ahmedabad, January 1, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave

People release balloons as they celebrate the New Year's countdown event in a road in Ahmedabad, January 1, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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A make-up artist decorates the hair of a woman in the shape of Santa Claus during the New Year preparations in Ahmedabad, December 31, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A make-up artist decorates the hair of a woman in the shape of Santa Claus during the New Year preparations in Ahmedabad, December 31, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A make-up artist decorates the hair of a woman in the shape of Santa Claus during the New Year preparations in Ahmedabad, December 31, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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A man gets ready backstage before performing in the 35th Cochin Carnival, which is held annually to welcome the start of the New Year at Fort Kochi, Kerala, January 1, 2019. REUTERS/Sivaram V

A man gets ready backstage before performing in the 35th Cochin Carnival, which is held annually to welcome the start of the New Year at Fort Kochi, Kerala, January 1, 2019. REUTERS/Sivaram V

A man gets ready backstage before performing in the 35th Cochin Carnival, which is held annually to welcome the start of the New Year at Fort Kochi, Kerala, January 1, 2019. REUTERS/Sivaram V
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