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Shabir Shah, President of the Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party speaks to the media  as he leaves after a meeting at Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi. Angered by Pakistan's consultations with Kashmiri separatists, India today called off next week's talks between Foreign Secretaries, telling it bluntly to choose between an Indo-Pak dialogue or hobnobbing with the separatists. Youths make a human pyramid to reach and break the “Dahi Handi,” as they celebrate Janamashtami in Mumbai. Youths make a human pyramid to reach and break the “Dahi Handi,” as they celebrate Janamashtami in Mumbai. Emergency personnel work at the site of a head-on collision of two Union Pacific trains outside of Hoxie, Ark. in Lawrence County. Arkansas State Police said two Union Pacific train crew members were killed and two others injured in the early morning accident. It's the second head-on collision involving the company's trains since 2012, when two collided in the Oklahoma Panhandle that June, which killed three crew members and injured a fourth. Passengers face difficulties at Howrah Station in Kolkata during Taxi strike.  Pakistani High Commissioner Abdul Basit and Shabir Shah, President of the Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party after a meeting at Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi. A policeman trying to calm down Hindu Sena activists who were protesting against Kasmiri separatist leaders and Pakistan outside Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi. Combo image: Actors Jitendra (left) and Govinda performs at the Janmashtami celebrations in Mumbai. Finance and Defence Minister Arun Jaitley paying obeisance at Golden temple in Amritsar. West Bengal Textiles Minister Shyamapada Mukherjee comes out after being questioned by Enforcement Directorate officials in connection with Saradha Chit fund scam at Salt Lake in North 24 Pargana, West Bengal. Pope Francis, right, blesses a crying child who is not wanting to separate from his mother, near a Vatican gendarmerie, center, upon the Pope's arrival for the Closing Holy Mass of the 6th Asian Youth Day in Haemi Castle in Haemi, south of Seoul, South Korea. Kareena Kapoor comes face to face with her wax figure from 2011 after donating a new red sari with a gold trim that the actress wore from the film 'Ra.One', at Madame Tussauds in central London, England. Khin Wai Phyo Han, winner of the Miss Myanmar International pageant, poses for photos after she was crowned at the National Theater, in Yangon, Myanmar. The winner will compete in the Miss International pageant which will be held in Japan later in the year. An artisan adds finishing touches to an idol of god Ganesha for the upcoming Ganesh Chaturti Festival at his workshop in Allahabad. Youths fall down as they try to form a human pyramid during celebrations to mark Janmashtami in Mumbai. A Govinda mandal breaking the Dahi handi, during Janmashtami celebrations in Mumbai. In this July 9, 2014 photo, Indian star tortoise huddle together at the Bannerghatta National Park on the outskirts of Bangalore. Wildlife activists have raised an alarm that scores of lesser known animal species are being pushed to the brink of extinction because of rampant poaching and trafficking, while conservation efforts over the past two decades were focused on saving India's iconic tigers and rhinos. Tens of thousands of lesser-known animals, such as pangolins, tortoises and geckos, have been killed or smuggled out of India to supply a growing demand for the skin, parts or flesh of these animals, or sold to people wanting to keep them as exotic pets. A Parsi family prays outside a fire temple on the occasion of Parsi New Year in Mumbai. Devotees throng Sri Krishna Janamsthan temple in Mathura on the occasion of Janamashtami festival on Sunday night. A priest offers prayers before the idols of lord Krishna and Radha, as 108 food items are displayed as offerings during the Janmashtami celebrations at a Krishna temple in Bangalore. People form human pyramids to break the Dahi Handi during Janmashtami celebrations in Mumbai. A man bends down in prayer as police try to disperse a small group of protesters in Ferguson, Mo, USA. The Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown by police has touched off rancorous protests in Ferguson, a St. Louis suburb where police have used riot gear and tear gas. Gov. Jay Nixon ordered the National Guard to help restore order while lifting a midnight-to-5 a.m. curfew that had been in place for two days.
Aug 18, 2014
Shabir Shah, President of the Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party speaks to the media as he leaves after a meeting at Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi. Angered by Pakistan's consultations with Kashmiri separatists, India today called off next week's talks between Foreign Secretaries, telling it bluntly to choose between an Indo-Pak dialogue or hobnobbing with the separatists.

- PTI Photo/ Vijay Verma
Aug 18, 2014
Youths make a human pyramid to reach and break the “Dahi Handi,” as they celebrate Janamashtami in Mumbai.

- AP Photo/ Rafiq Maqbool
Aug 18, 2014
Youths make a human pyramid to reach and break the “Dahi Handi,” as they celebrate Janamashtami in Mumbai.

- AP Photo/ Rafiq Maqbool
Aug 18, 2014
Emergency personnel work at the site of a head-on collision of two Union Pacific trains outside of Hoxie, Ark. in Lawrence County. Arkansas State Police said two Union Pacific train crew members were killed and two others injured in the early morning accident. It's the second head-on collision involving the company's trains since 2012, when two collided in the Oklahoma Panhandle that June, which killed three crew members and injured a fourth.

- AP Photo/ Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Melissa Sue Gerrits
Aug 18, 2014
Passengers face difficulties at Howrah Station in Kolkata during Taxi strike.

- PTI Photo/ Swapan Mahapatra
Aug 18, 2014
Pakistani High Commissioner Abdul Basit and Shabir Shah, President of the Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party after a meeting at Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo/ Atul Yadav
Aug 18, 2014
A policeman trying to calm down Hindu Sena activists who were protesting against Kasmiri separatist leaders and Pakistan outside Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi.

- PTI Photo
Aug 18, 2014
Combo image: Actors Jitendra (left) and Govinda performs at the Janmashtami celebrations in Mumbai.

- PTI Photo
Aug 18, 2014
Finance and Defence Minister Arun Jaitley paying obeisance at Golden temple in Amritsar.

- PTI Photo
Aug 18, 2014
West Bengal Textiles Minister Shyamapada Mukherjee comes out after being questioned by Enforcement Directorate officials in connection with Saradha Chit fund scam at Salt Lake in North 24 Pargana, West Bengal.

- PTI Photo
Aug 18, 2014
Pope Francis, right, blesses a crying child who is not wanting to separate from his mother, near a Vatican gendarmerie, center, upon the Pope's arrival for the Closing Holy Mass of the 6th Asian Youth Day in Haemi Castle in Haemi, south of Seoul, South Korea.

- AP Photo/ Lee Jin-man, Pool
Aug 18, 2014
Kareena Kapoor comes face to face with her wax figure from 2011 after donating a new red sari with a gold trim that the actress wore from the film 'Ra.One', at Madame Tussauds in central London, England.

- Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/ AP
Aug 18, 2014
Khin Wai Phyo Han, winner of the Miss Myanmar International pageant, poses for photos after she was crowned at the National Theater, in Yangon, Myanmar. The winner will compete in the Miss International pageant which will be held in Japan later in the year.

- AP Photo/ Khin Maung Win
Aug 18, 2014
An artisan adds finishing touches to an idol of god Ganesha for the upcoming Ganesh Chaturti Festival at his workshop in Allahabad.

- AP Photo/ Rajesh Kumar Singh
Aug 18, 2014
Youths fall down as they try to form a human pyramid during celebrations to mark "Janmashtami" in Mumbai.

- AP Photo/ Rafiq Maqbool
Aug 18, 2014
A Govinda mandal breaking the "Dahi handi," during Janmashtami celebrations in Mumbai.

- PTI Photo/ Mitesh Bhuvad
Aug 18, 2014
In this July 9, 2014 photo, Indian star tortoise huddle together at the Bannerghatta National Park on the outskirts of Bangalore. Wildlife activists have raised an alarm that scores of lesser known animal species are being pushed to the brink of extinction because of rampant poaching and trafficking, while conservation efforts over the past two decades were focused on saving India's iconic tigers and rhinos. Tens of thousands of lesser-known animals, such as pangolins, tortoises and geckos, have been killed or smuggled out of India to supply a growing demand for the skin, parts or flesh of these animals, or sold to people wanting to keep them as exotic pets.

- AP Photo/ Aijaz Rahi
Aug 18, 2014
A Parsi family prays outside a fire temple on the occasion of Parsi New Year in Mumbai.

- PTI Photo/ Santosh Hirlekar
Aug 18, 2014
Devotees throng Sri Krishna Janamsthan temple in Mathura on the occasion of Janamashtami festival on Sunday night.

- PTI Photo
Aug 18, 2014
A priest offers prayers before the idols of lord Krishna and Radha, as 108 food items are displayed as offerings during the Janmashtami celebrations at a Krishna temple in Bangalore.

- AP Photo/ Aijaz Rahi
Aug 18, 2014
People form human pyramids to break the Dahi Handi during Janmashtami celebrations in Mumbai.

- AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade
Aug 18, 2014
A man bends down in prayer as police try to disperse a small group of protesters in Ferguson, Mo, USA. The Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown by police has touched off rancorous protests in Ferguson, a St. Louis suburb where police have used riot gear and tear gas. Gov. Jay Nixon ordered the National Guard to help restore order while lifting a midnight-to-5 a.m. curfew that had been in place for two days.

- AP Photo/Jeff Roberson
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Khin Wai Phyo Han, winner of the Miss Myanmar International pageant, poses for photos after she was crowned at the National Theater, in Yangon, Myanmar. The winner will compete in the Miss International pageant which will be held in Japan later in the year.

- AP Photo/ Khin Maung Win
 
 
 

 
 
 
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