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Barbed wire is seen laid on a deserted road during restrictions in Srinagar, August 5, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

Barbed wire is seen laid on a deserted road during restrictions in Srinagar, August 5, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

Barbed wire is seen laid on a deserted road during restrictions in Srinagar, August 5, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Ismail
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India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves towards his supporters during a roadshow in Varanasi, India, April 25, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves towards his supporters during a roadshow in Varanasi, India, April 25, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves towards his supporters during a roadshow in Varanasi, India, April 25, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Indian Air Force (IAF) soldiers march as advanced light helicopters fly during the Indian Air Force Day celebrations at the Hindon Air Force Station on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, October 8, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Indian Air Force (IAF) soldiers march as advanced light helicopters fly during the Indian Air Force Day celebrations at the Hindon Air Force Station on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, October 8, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Indian Air Force (IAF) soldiers march as advanced light helicopters fly during the Indian Air Force Day celebrations at the Hindon Air Force Station on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, October 8, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
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Indian Navy marine commandos demonstrate their skills during Navy Day celebrations in Mumbai, India, December 4, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

Indian Navy marine commandos demonstrate their skills during Navy Day celebrations in Mumbai, India, December 4, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

Indian Navy marine commandos demonstrate their skills during Navy Day celebrations in Mumbai, India, December 4, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas
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A woman participates in a protest against the alleged rape and murder of a 27-year-old woman on the outskirts of Hyderabad, in New Delhi, India, December 2, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A woman participates in a protest against the alleged rape and murder of a 27-year-old woman on the outskirts of Hyderabad, in New Delhi, India, December 2, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A woman participates in a protest against the alleged rape and murder of a 27-year-old woman on the outskirts of Hyderabad, in New Delhi, India, December 2, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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A stray dog stands as smoke billows from a burning garbage dump on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, India, November 18, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A stray dog stands as smoke billows from a burning garbage dump on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, India, November 18, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A stray dog stands as smoke billows from a burning garbage dump on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, India, November 18, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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Britain's Prince Charles gestures during his visit to a Gurudwara (Sikh temple) in New Delhi, India, November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Britain's Prince Charles gestures during his visit to a Gurudwara (Sikh temple) in New Delhi, India, November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Britain's Prince Charles gestures during his visit to a Gurudwara (Sikh temple) in New Delhi, India, November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Hindu women worship the sun god in the polluted waters of the river Yamuna during the Hindu religious festival of Chhath Puja in New Delhi, India, November 3, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Hindu women worship the sun god in the polluted waters of the river Yamuna during the Hindu religious festival of Chhath Puja in New Delhi, India, November 3, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Hindu women worship the sun god in the polluted waters of the river Yamuna during the Hindu religious festival of Chhath Puja in New Delhi, India, November 3, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A policeman stands in front of the secretariat building illuminated by colourful lights during Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, celebrations in Chandigarh, India, October 27, 2019. REUTERS/Ajay Verma

A policeman stands in front of the secretariat building illuminated by colourful lights during Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, celebrations in Chandigarh, India, October 27, 2019. REUTERS/Ajay Verma

A policeman stands in front of the secretariat building illuminated by colourful lights during Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, celebrations in Chandigarh, India, October 27, 2019. REUTERS/Ajay Verma
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Women walk in front of India's Presidential Palace on a smoggy morning in New Delhi, India, October 27, 2019. REUTERS/Altaf Hussain

Women walk in front of India's Presidential Palace on a smoggy morning in New Delhi, India, October 27, 2019. REUTERS/Altaf Hussain

Women walk in front of India's Presidential Palace on a smoggy morning in New Delhi, India, October 27, 2019. REUTERS/Altaf Hussain
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Police officers hold a revolver as they offer prayers to their weapons as part of a ritual at their headquarters on the occasion of Dussehra, or Vijaya Dashami, festival in Ahmedabad, India, October 8, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Police officers hold a revolver as they offer prayers to their weapons as part of a ritual at their headquarters on the occasion of Dussehra, or Vijaya Dashami, festival in Ahmedabad, India, October 8, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Police officers hold a revolver as they offer prayers to their weapons as part of a ritual at their headquarters on the occasion of Dussehra, or Vijaya Dashami, festival in Ahmedabad, India, October 8, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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Students wearing helmets make a formation depicting Mahatma Gandhi as they take part in an event to mark Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary and to create awareness for road safety, at a school in Chennai, India, September 30, 2019. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar

Students wearing helmets make a formation depicting Mahatma Gandhi as they take part in an event to mark Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary and to create awareness for road safety, at a school in Chennai, India, September 30, 2019. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar

Students wearing helmets make a formation depicting Mahatma Gandhi as they take part in an event to mark Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary and to create awareness for road safety, at a school in Chennai, India, September 30, 2019. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar
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A mahout sits between elephants which are participating in festivities marking the annual harvest festival of Onam at a temple on the outskirts of Kochi, India, September 11, 2019. REUTERS/Sivaram V

A mahout sits between elephants which are participating in festivities marking the annual harvest festival of Onam at a temple on the outskirts of Kochi, India, September 11, 2019. REUTERS/Sivaram V

A mahout sits between elephants which are participating in festivities marking the annual harvest festival of Onam at a temple on the outskirts of Kochi, India, September 11, 2019. REUTERS/Sivaram V
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Vegetable vendors assemble at a floating market in the interior of Dal lake during restrictions after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, September 5, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

Vegetable vendors assemble at a floating market in the interior of Dal lake during restrictions after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, September 5, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

Vegetable vendors assemble at a floating market in the interior of Dal lake during restrictions after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, September 5, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Ismail
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A man with pellet injuries is treated inside a house in a neighbourhood where there have been regular clashes with Indian security forces following restrictions after the government scrapped the special constitutional status for Kashmir, in Srinagar August 14, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

A man with pellet injuries is treated inside a house in a neighbourhood where there have been regular clashes with Indian security forces following restrictions after the government scrapped the special constitutional status for Kashmir, in Srinagar...more

A man with pellet injuries is treated inside a house in a neighbourhood where there have been regular clashes with Indian security forces following restrictions after the government scrapped the special constitutional status for Kashmir, in Srinagar August 14, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Ismail
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Kashmiri women shout slogans during a protest after the scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 11, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Kashmiri women shout slogans during a protest after the scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 11, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Kashmiri women shout slogans during a protest after the scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 11, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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A boy plays cricket next to garbage on the Juhu beach in Mumbai, India, July 10, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

A boy plays cricket next to garbage on the Juhu beach in Mumbai, India, July 10, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

A boy plays cricket next to garbage on the Juhu beach in Mumbai, India, July 10, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas
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Hindu pilgrims cross a snow-covered mountain to reach the Amarnath cave shrine where they worship an ice stalagmite that Hindus believe to be the symbol of Lord Shiva, at Waval in the Kashmir region, July 6, 2019. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

Hindu pilgrims cross a snow-covered mountain to reach the Amarnath cave shrine where they worship an ice stalagmite that Hindus believe to be the symbol of Lord Shiva, at Waval in the Kashmir region, July 6, 2019. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

Hindu pilgrims cross a snow-covered mountain to reach the Amarnath cave shrine where they worship an ice stalagmite that Hindus believe to be the symbol of Lord Shiva, at Waval in the Kashmir region, July 6, 2019. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta
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A woman carries her son in a bucket after collecting water from a municipal water tanker on the outskirts of Chennai, India, July 4, 2019. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar

A woman carries her son in a bucket after collecting water from a municipal water tanker on the outskirts of Chennai, India, July 4, 2019. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar

A woman carries her son in a bucket after collecting water from a municipal water tanker on the outskirts of Chennai, India, July 4, 2019. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar
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A woman is drenched by huge waves outside her house along a seafront during high tide in Mumbai, India, July 4, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

A woman is drenched by huge waves outside her house along a seafront during high tide in Mumbai, India, July 4, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

A woman is drenched by huge waves outside her house along a seafront during high tide in Mumbai, India, July 4, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas
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A Darjeeling Himalayan Railway steam train, which runs on a 2 foot gauge railway and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, passes by a market in Ghum, India, June 27, 2019. REUTERS/Ranita Roy

A Darjeeling Himalayan Railway steam train, which runs on a 2 foot gauge railway and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, passes by a market in Ghum, India, June 27, 2019. REUTERS/Ranita Roy

A Darjeeling Himalayan Railway steam train, which runs on a 2 foot gauge railway and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, passes by a market in Ghum, India, June 27, 2019. REUTERS/Ranita Roy
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A woman uses a hand pump to fill up a container with drinking water in Chennai, India, June 25, 2019. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar

A woman uses a hand pump to fill up a container with drinking water in Chennai, India, June 25, 2019. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar

A woman uses a hand pump to fill up a container with drinking water in Chennai, India, June 25, 2019. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar
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Muslim students attend a yoga lesson at a school ahead of International Yoga Day in Ahmedabad, India, June 18, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Muslim students attend a yoga lesson at a school ahead of International Yoga Day in Ahmedabad, India, June 18, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Muslim students attend a yoga lesson at a school ahead of International Yoga Day in Ahmedabad, India, June 18, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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Women fetch water from an opening made by residents at a dried-up lake in Chennai, India, June 11, 2019. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar

Women fetch water from an opening made by residents at a dried-up lake in Chennai, India, June 11, 2019. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar

Women fetch water from an opening made by residents at a dried-up lake in Chennai, India, June 11, 2019. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar
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Children play in a puddle of water as it rains at a sea front in Kochi, India June 9, 2019. REUTERS/Sivaram V

Children play in a puddle of water as it rains at a sea front in Kochi, India June 9, 2019. REUTERS/Sivaram V

Children play in a puddle of water as it rains at a sea front in Kochi, India June 9, 2019. REUTERS/Sivaram V
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A Muslim man walks after arranging the Iftar (breaking fast) meals inside a mosque during the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Mumbai, India, May 27, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

A Muslim man walks after arranging the Iftar (breaking fast) meals inside a mosque during the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Mumbai, India, May 27, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

A Muslim man walks after arranging the Iftar (breaking fast) meals inside a mosque during the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Mumbai, India, May 27, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas
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A Muslim boy reads the Koran inside a mosque on the first day of the holy fasting month of Ramadan on the outskirts of Agartala, India May 7, 2019. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey

A Muslim boy reads the Koran inside a mosque on the first day of the holy fasting month of Ramadan on the outskirts of Agartala, India May 7, 2019. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey

A Muslim boy reads the Koran inside a mosque on the first day of the holy fasting month of Ramadan on the outskirts of Agartala, India May 7, 2019. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey
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Women sit on top of a vehicle as they leave after casting their votes outside a polling station at Sirohi district in the desert Indian state of Rajasthan, India April 29, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Women sit on top of a vehicle as they leave after casting their votes outside a polling station at Sirohi district in the desert Indian state of Rajasthan, India April 29, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Women sit on top of a vehicle as they leave after casting their votes outside a polling station at Sirohi district in the desert Indian state of Rajasthan, India April 29, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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A devotee smokes as he waits to perform during the annual Hindu festival of Gajan on the outskirts of Agartala, India, April 13, 2019. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey

A devotee smokes as he waits to perform during the annual Hindu festival of Gajan on the outskirts of Agartala, India, April 13, 2019. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey

A devotee smokes as he waits to perform during the annual Hindu festival of Gajan on the outskirts of Agartala, India, April 13, 2019. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey
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A porter carries a Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machine and an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) through Buxa tiger reserve forest to a remote polling station, in Alipurduar district in the eastern state of West Bengal, India, April 10, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A porter carries a Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machine and an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) through Buxa tiger reserve forest to a remote polling station, in Alipurduar district in the eastern state of West Bengal, India, April 10,...more

A porter carries a Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machine and an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) through Buxa tiger reserve forest to a remote polling station, in Alipurduar district in the eastern state of West Bengal, India, April 10, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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Kashmiri Muslim women react upon seeing a relic believed to be hair from the beard of Prophet Mohammed during Meeraj-un-Nabi, a festival which marks the ascension of Prophet Mohammed to Heaven, at the Hazratbal shrine in Srinagar April 4, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

Kashmiri Muslim women react upon seeing a relic believed to be hair from the beard of Prophet Mohammed during Meeraj-un-Nabi, a festival which marks the ascension of Prophet Mohammed to Heaven, at the Hazratbal shrine in Srinagar April 4, 2019....more

Kashmiri Muslim women react upon seeing a relic believed to be hair from the beard of Prophet Mohammed during Meeraj-un-Nabi, a festival which marks the ascension of Prophet Mohammed to Heaven, at the Hazratbal shrine in Srinagar April 4, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Ismail
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A man daubed in colours looks on as he takes part in "Lathmar Holi" celebrations inside a temple in the town of Barsana, in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 15, 2019. REUTERS/Altaf Hussain

A man daubed in colours looks on as he takes part in "Lathmar Holi" celebrations inside a temple in the town of Barsana, in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 15, 2019. REUTERS/Altaf Hussain

A man daubed in colours looks on as he takes part in "Lathmar Holi" celebrations inside a temple in the town of Barsana, in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India, March 15, 2019. REUTERS/Altaf Hussain
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A woman reacts as devotees apply coloured powder on her face during celebrations for Holi outside a temple on the outskirts of Kolkata, India, March 21, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A woman reacts as devotees apply coloured powder on her face during celebrations for Holi outside a temple on the outskirts of Kolkata, India, March 21, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A woman reacts as devotees apply coloured powder on her face during celebrations for Holi outside a temple on the outskirts of Kolkata, India, March 21, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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A Tibetan nun cries as she attends a protest held to mark the 60th anniversary of the Tibetan uprising against Chinese rule, in New Delhi, India, March 10, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A Tibetan nun cries as she attends a protest held to mark the 60th anniversary of the Tibetan uprising against Chinese rule, in New Delhi, India, March 10, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A Tibetan nun cries as she attends a protest held to mark the 60th anniversary of the Tibetan uprising against Chinese rule, in New Delhi, India, March 10, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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School children react as they celebrate the release of Indian Air Force pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman by Pakistan on Friday, during a ceremony inside a school in Ahmedabad, India, March 2, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave

School children react as they celebrate the release of Indian Air Force pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman by Pakistan on Friday, during a ceremony inside a school in Ahmedabad, India, March 2, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave

School children react as they celebrate the release of Indian Air Force pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman by Pakistan on Friday, during a ceremony inside a school in Ahmedabad, India, March 2, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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A construction worker comes through a Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) breakthrough point after successfully building a tunnel for the metro train in Ahmedabad, India, February 25, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A construction worker comes through a Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) breakthrough point after successfully building a tunnel for the metro train in Ahmedabad, India, February 25, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A construction worker comes through a Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) breakthrough point after successfully building a tunnel for the metro train in Ahmedabad, India, February 25, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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Indian soldiers examine the debris after an explosion in Lethpora in south Kashmir's Pulwama district February 14, 2019. REUTERS/Younis Khaliq

Indian soldiers examine the debris after an explosion in Lethpora in south Kashmir's Pulwama district February 14, 2019. REUTERS/Younis Khaliq

Indian soldiers examine the debris after an explosion in Lethpora in south Kashmir's Pulwama district February 14, 2019. REUTERS/Younis Khaliq
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An aerial view of the camps during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 4, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

An aerial view of the camps during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 4, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

An aerial view of the camps during "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, February 4, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Indian soldiers march during the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi, India, January 23, 2019. REUTERS/Altaf Hussain

Indian soldiers march during the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi, India, January 23, 2019. REUTERS/Altaf Hussain

Indian soldiers march during the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi, India, January 23, 2019. REUTERS/Altaf Hussain
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Devotees prepare rice dishes to offer to the Hindu sun god as they attend Pongal celebrations early morning on a roadside in Mumbai, India, January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

Devotees prepare rice dishes to offer to the Hindu sun god as they attend Pongal celebrations early morning on a roadside in Mumbai, India, January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

Devotees prepare rice dishes to offer to the Hindu sun god as they attend Pongal celebrations early morning on a roadside in Mumbai, India, January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas
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A Sadhu or a Hindu holy man gets his eyes tested at a free eye-care camp at a makeshift shelter before heading for an annual trip to Sagar Island for the one-day festival of "Makar Sankranti", in Kolkata, India, January 10, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A Sadhu or a Hindu holy man gets his eyes tested at a free eye-care camp at a makeshift shelter before heading for an annual trip to Sagar Island for the one-day festival of "Makar Sankranti", in Kolkata, India, January 10, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De...more

A Sadhu or a Hindu holy man gets his eyes tested at a free eye-care camp at a makeshift shelter before heading for an annual trip to Sagar Island for the one-day festival of "Makar Sankranti", in Kolkata, India, January 10, 2019. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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Devotees pray after taking a holy dip at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers, ahead of the "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 13, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Devotees pray after taking a holy dip at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers, ahead of the "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 13, 2019. REUTERS/Danish...more

Devotees pray after taking a holy dip at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers, ahead of the "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 13, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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Indian soldiers stand next to the wreckage of an Indian Air Force helicopter after it crashed in Budgam district in Kashmir February 27, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

Indian soldiers stand next to the wreckage of an Indian Air Force helicopter after it crashed in Budgam district in Kashmir February 27, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

Indian soldiers stand next to the wreckage of an Indian Air Force helicopter after it crashed in Budgam district in Kashmir February 27, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Ismail
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Indian Border Security Force (BSF) bunkers are pictured near the fenced border with Pakistan in Ranbir Singh Pura sector near Jammu March 1, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Indian Border Security Force (BSF) bunkers are pictured near the fenced border with Pakistan in Ranbir Singh Pura sector near Jammu March 1, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Indian Border Security Force (BSF) bunkers are pictured near the fenced border with Pakistan in Ranbir Singh Pura sector near Jammu March 1, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A boy plays with his toy pistol next to an Indian policeman standing guard in front of closed shops during a strike called by Kashmiri separatists against the arrest of Yasin Malik, Chairman of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), a separatist party, in Srinagar March 8, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

A boy plays with his toy pistol next to an Indian policeman standing guard in front of closed shops during a strike called by Kashmiri separatists against the arrest of Yasin Malik, Chairman of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), a separatist...more

A boy plays with his toy pistol next to an Indian policeman standing guard in front of closed shops during a strike called by Kashmiri separatists against the arrest of Yasin Malik, Chairman of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), a separatist party, in Srinagar March 8, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Ismail
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Children fly kites from rooftops as they celebrate Independence Day in the old quarters of Delhi, India, August 15, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Children fly kites from rooftops as they celebrate Independence Day in the old quarters of Delhi, India, August 15, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Children fly kites from rooftops as they celebrate Independence Day in the old quarters of Delhi, India, August 15, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
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Jameela, mother of Irfan Ahmad Hurra, who according to relatives was arrested during a clampdown after the scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the government, is consoled by a relative as she remembers her son, inside her house in Pulwama, south of Srinagar, August 13, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Jameela, mother of Irfan Ahmad Hurra, who according to relatives was arrested during a clampdown after the scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the government, is consoled by a relative as she remembers her son, inside her...more

Jameela, mother of Irfan Ahmad Hurra, who according to relatives was arrested during a clampdown after the scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the government, is consoled by a relative as she remembers her son, inside her house in Pulwama, south of Srinagar, August 13, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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Hindu devotees worship the Sun god in the waters of the Arabian Sea during Chhath Puja in Mumbai, India November 2, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

Hindu devotees worship the Sun god in the waters of the Arabian Sea during Chhath Puja in Mumbai, India November 2, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

Hindu devotees worship the Sun god in the waters of the Arabian Sea during Chhath Puja in Mumbai, India November 2, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas
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Rubina, mother of Irshad, a 15-year-old Kashmiri boy who was injured by pellets fired by Indian security forces during protests in Anchar neighbourhood, shows his x-ray, during restrictions following the scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, September 20, 2019. "If he has to go out for a change of bandage to the nearby government hospital, he will be accompanied by six or seven women, so they don't snatch him away," Rubina said. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Rubina, mother of Irshad, a 15-year-old Kashmiri boy who was injured by pellets fired by Indian security forces during protests in Anchar neighbourhood, shows his x-ray, during restrictions following the scrapping of the special constitutional status...more

Rubina, mother of Irshad, a 15-year-old Kashmiri boy who was injured by pellets fired by Indian security forces during protests in Anchar neighbourhood, shows his x-ray, during restrictions following the scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, September 20, 2019. "If he has to go out for a change of bandage to the nearby government hospital, he will be accompanied by six or seven women, so they don't snatch him away," Rubina said. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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Devotees throw turmeric powder as an offering to the shepherd god Khandoba as others carry a palanquin during 'Somvati Amavasya' at a temple in Jejuri, India, February 4, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Devotees throw turmeric powder as an offering to the shepherd god Khandoba as others carry a palanquin during 'Somvati Amavasya' at a temple in Jejuri, India, February 4, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Devotees throw turmeric powder as an offering to the shepherd god Khandoba as others carry a palanquin during 'Somvati Amavasya' at a temple in Jejuri, India, February 4, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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Myanmar monk offers temple sanctuary for threatened snakes

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Buddhist monk Wilatha, 69, has created a refuge for scores of snakes that might otherwise be killed or destined for the black market at the Seikta Thukha TetOo monastery in Yangon.

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