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Jan 28, 2020

Hospital staff is seen outside the Special Isolation Ward set up to provide treatment to any suspected case of the coronavirus (CoV) at the Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital, in Chennai.

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People queue for free face masks outside a cosmetics shop at Tsuen Wan in Hong Kong. China has confirmed more than 4,500 cases of a new virus. Most have been in the central city of Wuhan where the outbreak began in December. More than 45 cases have been confirmed in other places with nearly all of them involving Chinese tourists or people who visited Wuhan recently.

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Passengers wear protective face masks arrive at the high speed train station in Hong Kong. Hong Kong's leader has announced that all rail links to mainland China will be cut starting Friday as fears grow about the spread of a new virus.

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Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam adjusts protective face mask during a press conference held in Hong Kong. Lam has announced that all rail links to mainland China will be cut starting Friday as fears grow about the spread of a new virus.

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A central team visits the Special Isolation Ward set up to provide treatment to any suspected case of the coronavirus (CoV) at a hospital, in Hyderabad.

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Workers in protective gear catch a giant salamander that was reported to have escaped from the Huanan Seafood Market in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province. China expanded sweeping efforts to contain a viral disease by extending the Lunar New Year holiday to keep the public at home and avoid spreading infection.

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In this photo provided by South Korea Presidential Blue House via Yonhap News Agency, South Korean President Moon Jae-in, center, wears a mask to inspect the National Medical Center in Seoul, South Korea. Moon visited the medical center in Seoul amid the outbreak of the new coronavirus.

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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, center left talks to shoppers at a supermarket in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. China's No. 2 leader, Premier Li Keqiang, visited Wuhan to "guide epidemic prevention work," the Cabinet website said.

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This provided by Dr. Khamis Hassan Bakari of Tanzania, shows him posing for a photo in Wuhan, China. Bakari is among more than 4,000 African students in the Chinese city of 11 million people, and has been sending updates on social media about the outbreak of a new virus to the more than 400 other Tanzanian students in Wuhan, as China’s astonishing lockdown of more than 30 million people continues.

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A medical worker in protective gear walks in the street near a community health station in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province. China expanded sweeping efforts to contain a viral disease by extending the Lunar New Year holiday to keep the public at home and avoid spreading infection.

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Passengers buy face masks at a pharmacy at Incheon International Airport in Incheon, South Korea.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi presents the trophy to the winner during the Annual PM's National Cadet Corps (NCC) Rally 2020, at Cariappa Parade Ground, Delhi Cantt, in New Delhi. DG NCC Lt Gen Rajeev Chopra is also seen.

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Students of various colleges and universities stage a protest in front of West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar's car on his arrival at the Calcutta University to attend its annual convocation ceremony, in Kolkata.

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Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar and his wife Pratibha Pawar during the inauguration of a painting exhibition on the lives of Konkan women farmers by eminent artist Mamta Chitnis Sen at Jehangir Art Gallery, in Mumbai.

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A local clears the snow off his car, in Kullu.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the Annual PM's National Cadet Corps (NCC) Rally 2020, at Cariappa Parade Ground, Delhi Cantt, in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi inspects a guard of honour during the Annual PM's National Cadet Corps (NCC) Rally 2020, at Cariappa Parade Ground, Delhi Cantt, in New Delhi. DG NCC Lt Gen Rajeev Chopra is also seen.

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French Minister for Culture Franck Riester meets the Union Minister Prakash Javadekar, in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the Annual PM's National Cadet Corps (NCC) Rally 2020, at Cariappa Parade Ground, Delhi Cantt, in New Delhi.

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Nirbhaya's mother Asha Devi at Supreme Court, in New Delhi. The Supreme Court today questioned one of the four death row convicts in the Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case, as to how he can allege 'non application of mind' by the President in rejecting his mercy petition.

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addresses during the 'Yuva Akrosh Rally' at Albert Hall, Ramniwas Bagh, in Jaipur.

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi (C) flanked by Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot (L), Deputy CM Sachin Pilot (R) along with other party leaders during the 'Yuva Akrosh Rally' at Albert Hall, Ramniwas Bagh, in Jaipur.

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi (C) waves at party supporters as Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot (R) and Deputy CM Sachin Pilot (R) look on during the 'Yuva Akrosh Rally' at Albert Hall, Ramniwas Bagh, in Jaipur.

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee paints during a protest against Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC) at an Art Camp in Kolkata.

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee hands over a cup of tea to renowned artists Jogen Chowdhury and Subhaprasanna during a protest against Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC) at an Art Camp in Kolkata.

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Farmers from Amaravathi stage 'Jala Deeksha' protest against a three project proposal at Rayapudi village in Guntur district.

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A team of experts from Indian health ministry interact with staff outside of an isolation ward for people who returned from China and under observation at the Government Fever Hospital in Hyderabad. Countries with citizens in the central Chinese city that's the epicenter of a viral outbreak are planning evacuations as the number of illnesses grow and China takes drastic measures to try to stop the spread of the virus.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi inspects a guard of honour during the Annual PM's National Cadet Corps (NCC) Rally 2020, at Cariappa Parade Ground, Delhi Cantt, in New Delhi.

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Delhi CM and AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal along with his deputy Manish Sisodia address a press conference at the party office, in New Delhi.

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Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat offers prayers at Lord Hanuman temple, Vindhyachal in Mirzapur.

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Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) volunteers hold an extended Tricolour during a rally in support of Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), near Modern College in Pune city.

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Security personnel stand guard along a deserted street during a curfew following clashes between supporters and protestors of Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), in Lohardaga district, Jharkhand.

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A pedestrian walks across a zebra crossing in front of the Parliament House during rain, in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the 3rd Global Potato Conclave held in Gandhinagar via video conferencing, in New Delhi.

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Nobel laureate and economist, Abhijit V Banerjee, playing tennis at a south club in Kolkata.

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Tata Sons chairman Natarajan Chandrasekaran , left, and Tata group's former chairman Ratan Tata pose during the launch of electric SUV Nexon EV in Mumbai.

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Tata Sons chairman Natarajan Chandrasekaran, speaks during the launch of electric SUV Nexon EV in Mumbai.

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An Iranian passenger plane sits on a road outside Mahshahr airport after skidding off the runway, in southwestern city of Mahshahr, Iran. An Iranian passenger airliner carrying some 150 passengers skidded off the runway and into a street next to the airport in the southern city of Mahshahr on Monday, after apparently losing its landing gear in a hard landing.

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All Bodo Students' Union (ABSU) President Pramod Boro is garlanded on his arrival, after signing Bodo Peace Accord 2020 between NDFB, Assam government and Central government in Delhi, at Lokopriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, Borjar in Guwahati.

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National Democratic Front of Boroland (NDFB) leader Dhiren Boro displays victory sign on his arrival, after signing Bodo Peace Accord 2020 between NDFB, Assam government and Central government in Delhi, at Lokopriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, Borjar in Guwahati.

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Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, Senior BJP leader L K Advani and TMC MP Derek O'Brien pay tribute on the birth anniversary of Lala Lajpat Rai, at the Central Hall of Parliament House in New Delhi.

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Folk artists from Karnataka perform a traditional drum dance 'Dollu Kunitha' at Lokrang Festival 2020 during 71st Republic Day celebrations, at Ravindra Bhawan in Bhopal.

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Chinese tourists wear masks at Ginza shopping district in Tokyo. China has confirmed more than 4,500 cases of a new virus. Most have been in the central city of Wuhan where the outbreak began in December. More than 45 cases have been confirmed in other places with nearly all of them involving Chinese tourists or people who visited Wuhan recently.

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Buddhist monks wear masks as they walk near Royal Palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. China on Tuesday reported 25 more deaths from a new viral disease, as the U.S. government prepared to fly Americans out of the city at the center of the outbreak.

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Investigators work the scene of a helicopter crash that killed former NBA basketball player Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and seven others in Calabasas, California.

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John Lennon's Rolls-Royce, a Phantom V touring limousine purchased in 1964 and repainted in colorful Romany style, is unloaded for display until mid-March at the Royal BC Museum in Victoria, British Columbia.

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Palestinian burn a poster showing U.S. President Donald Trump as they protest the American peace plan in Bethlehem. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in Washington Sunday night vowing to "make history" at a planned meeting with US President Donald Trump for the unveiling of the U.S. administration's much-anticipated plan to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar (R) shakes hands with Minister of Foreign & European Affairs of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Jean Asselborn during a breakfast meeting in New Delhi.

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Rudy Bermudez with a tattoo of the late Kobe Bryant on his back at a memorial for Kobe Bryant near Staples Center in Los Angeles. Bryant, the 18-time NBA All-Star who won five championships and became one of the greatest basketball players of his generation during a 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, died in a helicopter crash Sunday.

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This photo provided by Tariq Ghazniwal shows an aircraft that crashed in eastern Afghanistan. The U.S. military says it is investigating reports of an airplane crash in Taliban-controlled territory in Afghanistan. U.S. Army Maj. Beth Riordan, a spokeswoman for U.S. Central Command, said that it remained unclear whose aircraft was involved in the crash.

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Emergency workers embrace each other as they gather to pay respect for the victims of Friday's earthquake before the search-and-rescue mission was formally called off, in Elazig, eastern Turkey. Turkish emergency teams on Monday recovered the bodies of the last two missing quake victims from the rubble of a collapsed building, raising the death toll from the powerful tremor that hit eastern Turkey to 41. The magnitude 6.8 earthquake that struck Friday night also injured more than 1,600 others, authorities said.

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Germany's President Frank-Walter Steinmeier lays a wreath at the Death Wall at the Auschwitz I Nazi death camp in Oswiecim, Poland. Heads of State and survivors of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp gathered for commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the Soviet army's liberation of the camp, using the testimony of survivors to warn about the signs of rising anti-Semitism and hatred in the world today.

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In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, center, speaks with medical workers at Wuhan Jinyintan Hospital in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province.

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Passengers wear masks in a departure lobby at Incheon International Airport in Incheon, South Korea.

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US President Donald Trump, left, looks to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as he waves as he arrives at the White House in Washington.

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Actors perform at a fire show during celebrations marking the 76th anniversary of the full liberation of Leningrad from the Nazi German blockade in World War II in St. Petersburg, Russia. The Nazi German and Finnish siege and blockade of Leningrad, now known as St. Petersburg, was broken on Jan. 18, 1943 but finally lifted Jan. 27, 1944. More than 1 million people died mainly from starvation during the 900-day siege.

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Flags with the stripes of the prison uniforms of Nazi death camps fly at the fence of Birkenau at the Auschwitz Nazi death camp in Oswiecim, Poland. Survivors of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp gathered for commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the Soviet army's liberation of the camp, using the testimony of survivors to warn about the signs of rising anti-Semitism and hatred in the world today.

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Security forces prepare to burn motorcycles belonging to a protester during clashes with anti-government demonstrations in Baghdad, Iraq.

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An anti-government protester protects his head during the clashes with security forces in Baghdad, Iraq.

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Anti-government protesters throw stones at the riot police during a protest in downtown Beirut, Lebanon. Lebanese security forces scuffled with protesters near the parliament building in downtown Beirut where lawmakers are scheduled to begin a two-day discussion and later approval of the budget amid a crippling financial crisis.

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Furniture and other belongings are left on a street after heavy flooding caused by rains in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Over 30,000 people have been displaced by heavy rains in southeast Brazil that also killed more than 50 people.

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A residents carries a disassembled bed after recovering it from a landslide damaged home, after heavy rains in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

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This photo provided by Mandy Durham shows a fire burning on a dock where at least 35 vessels, many of them houseboats, were destroyed by fire in Scottsboro, Ala. Scottsboro Fire Chief Gene Necklaus is confirming fatalities in a massive fire at a boat dock.

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Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates after defeating Australia's Nick Kyrgios in their fourth round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia.

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Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic serves to Australia's Ashleigh Barty during their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia.

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Switzerland's Roger Federer makes a forehand return to Tennys Sandgren of the U.S. during their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia.

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Switzerland's Roger Federer reacts after defeating Tennys Sandgren of the U.S. in their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia.

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Sofia Kenin, right, of the U.S. is congratulated by Tunisia's Ons Jabeur after winning their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia.

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England players pose for photographers after receiving their trophy at the end of day four of the fourth cricket test match between South Africa and England at the Wanderers stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa. England beat South Africa by 191 runs to win 3-1 series.

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England's bowler Mark Wood, right, with teammate Chris Woakes celebrates with after taking the winning wicket on day four of the fourth cricket test match between South Africa and England at the Wanderers stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa. England beat South Africa by 191 runs to win 3-1 series.

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From left, actors Benedict Wong, Bill Skarsgard, Tony Hale, Arianna Ortiz, Zazie Beetz, David Rysdahl, and Winston Duke attend the premiere of "Nine Days" at the Eccles Theatre during the 2020 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.

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Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee shows her book Himmat and book No NRC, No CAA, No NPR which is published during the inauguration of 44th kolkata book fair in Kolkata.

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Russian Ambassador to India Nikolay Kudashev and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee with publisher and book sellers guild members during the inauguration of 44th Kolkata International Book fair in Kolkata.

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee (L) felicitates eminent author Nrisingha Prasad Bhadhuri (R) during the inauguration of 44th International Book Fair, at Salt Lake near Kolkata.

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Workers preparing stall for for the 44th International Book Fair, at Salt Lake near Kolkata.

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People orgainses books in a stall for for the 44th International Book Fair, at Salt Lake near Kolkata.

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(L-R) Mumbai Cricket Association president Dr Vijay Patil, former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and former England captain Mike Gatting at the launch of Tendulkar Middlesex Global Academy at DY Patil Sports Complex, in Navi Mumbai.

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Former JNU student and CAA activist Sharjeel Imam, accused of allegedly making inflammatory statements, arrested by Delhi Police from Jehanabad district of Bihar.

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Congress MLA Badal Patralekh seeks blessings from JMM president Shibu Soren during an oath-taking ceremony at Raj Bhawan, in Ranchi.

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Protesters raise slogans during a demonstration against the amended Citizenship Act and National Register of Citizens at Shaheen Bagh, in New Delhi.

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(R-L) West Bengal Chief Minister meets Nobel laureate and economist Abhijit Banerjee and his mother Nirmala Banerjee at State Secretariat (Nabanna) in Kolkata.

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DPCC President Subash Chopra and Congress leader Ajay Maken leave after meeting with the Election Commissioner, at Nirvachan Sadan in New Delhi.

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Yoga guru Baba Ramdev and spiritual guru Kamlesh Patel (also known as Daaji) during the inauguration event of a meditation center at Kanha Santi Vanam, in Hyderabad.

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah addressing a Karyakarta Sammelan at State BJP office, Raipur in Chhattisgarh.

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Union External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar (2L) with Chairman, GMR Group G. M. Rao (2R) during foundation laying ceremony of “Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel centre for Empowerment and Livlihoods" at Kevadia in Gujarat.

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RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat seek blessing from Guru Devraha Baba in Mirzapur.

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Indian IT industrialist and co-founder of Infosys, N R Narayan Murthy (L) seek blessing from Indian industrialist Ratan Tata in Mumbai.

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Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani with BJP Uttam Nagar candidate Krishan Gahlot during a election camping at Uttam Nagar in New Delhi.

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Members of Bodo community gathering during a welcome ceremony of tribal leaders, a day after the signing of Bodo Peace Accord 2020 between NDFB, Assam government and Central government in Delhi, in Chirang district of Assam.

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar addresses the media after party meeting at his official residence in Patna.

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Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur addresses a BJP election camping at Tri Nagar in New Delhi.

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Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh during a public meeting for the upcoming Delhi Assembly elections in East Delhi.

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BJP supporters during Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh's public meeting for the upcoming Delhi Assembly elections in East Delhi.

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Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari along with other ministers flag off a Nagpur Metro Train during the inauguration of Nagpur Metro Aqua Line from Lokmanya Nagar to Sitabuldi Interchange station, in Nagpur of Maharashtra.

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All Bodo Students' Union (ABSU) President Pramod Boro addresses a gathering during a welcome ceremony, a day after the signing of Bodo Peace Accord 2020 between NDFB, Assam government and Central government in Delhi, in Chirang district of Assam.

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Women of Bodo community dance during a welcome ceremony for tribal leaders, a day after the signing of Bodo Peace Accord 2020 between NDFB, Assam government and Central government in Delhi, in Chirang district of Assam.

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Army tanks to be displayed in the upcoming Defence Expo 2020, in Lucknow. Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Defence Expo 2020 to be held from 5-9 February in Lucknow.

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An elderly man walks on a snow-covered road during light snowfall at Faqir Gujri on the outskirts of Srinagar. Higher reaches of the Valley has witnessed moderate snowfall and plains were lashed with the rains.

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Locals walk on a snow-covered road amid fog at Faqir Gujri on the outskirts of Srinagar.

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Villagers stand on a railway track to watch a herd of wild elephant grazing in a forested area nearby at Panbari village, on the outskirts of Guwahati. More then 30 wild elephants and their calves came out from nearby Amchang wildlife sanctuary and crossed a railway track in search of food in Panbari village Monday night. Wildlife activists say human encroachment in the forests of northeast India have forced elephants out of their natural habitats, triggering conflicts with locals.

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Villagers climb a railway pole to watch a herd of wild elephants grazing nearby at Panbari village, on the outskirts of Guwahati.

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A forest guard signals for a train to slow down as wild elephants graze nearby at Panbari village, on the outskirts of Guwahati.

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A herd of wild elephants look for food in a forested area near a railway track at Panbari village, on the outskirts of Guwahati.

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A herd of wild elephants walk in a forested area near a railway track at Panbari village, on the outskirts of Guwahati.

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