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Oct 08, 2019

Indian Air Force Apache attack helicopters fly by during Air Force Day parade at the Hindon air base on the outskirts of New Delhi.

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An Indian Air Force plane C-17, center, flanked by Su 30MKI fly by during Air Force Day parade at the Hindon air base on the outskirts of New Delhi.

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An Indian Air Force fighter plane Jaguar flies during Air Force Day parade at the Hindon air base on the outskirts of New Delhi.

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Family members of victims, who died in the train tragedy on Dussehra last year, protest against the state government demanding justice and claiming the promised jobs at Joda Phatak, in Amritsar. At least 61 people were killed and over 70 sustained injuries in the tragic incident near Joda Phatak in Amritsar on October 19 last year.

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Security personnel deployed at Joda Phatak during a protest by family members of victims, who died in the train tragedy on Dussehra last year, against the state government demanding justice, in Amritsar.

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Family members of victims, who died in the train tragedy on Dussehra last year, protest against the state government demanding justice and claiming the promised jobs at Joda Phatak, in Amritsar.

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Security personnel deployed at Joda Phatak during a protest by family members of victims, who died in the train tragedy on Dussehra last year, against the state government demanding justice, in Amritsar.

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Security personnel deployed at Joda Phatak during a protest by family members of victims, who died in the train tragedy on Dussehra last year, against the state government demanding justice, in Amritsar.

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Married Bengali women take selfie after smearing vermilion on each other during 'Sindoor Khela' on the last day of Durga Puja festival, at Sahara Sahar in Lucknow.

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Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh shakes hands with French President Emmanuel Macron to discuss stronger India-France defence and strategic ties at a meeting, in Paris. Singh is in France for an official handover ceremony of the first Rafale fighter jet acquired by the Indian Air Force (IAF).

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Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets with Defence Advisor to the French President, Admiral Bernard Rogel, in Paris.

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Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on his way to Merignac, a suburb of the south-western French town of Bordeaux, where he will participate in a tour of the facility of Rafale manufacturer Dassault Aviation before a symbolic ribbon-cutting ceremony for the first Rafale combat jet, in Bordeaux.

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Married Bengali women smear vermilion on each other during 'Sindoor Khela' on Vijayadashmi festival in Prayagraj.

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Aditynath offers his prayers at a temple on the occasion of Vijaya Dashami (Dussehra) in Gorakhpur.

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A farmers burns paddy stubbles in a field in a village in Ambala district.

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A devotee prays as others immerse an idol of Goddess Durga in River Ganga on the occasion of Vijaya Dashami (Dussehra) in Kolkata.

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Married women dance as they celebrate Vijaya Dashami (Dussehra) before the immersion of an idol of Goddess Durga in River Ganga, in Kolkata.

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Home Minister Amit Shah with BJP party leader Pankaja Munde wave at their supporters during a Dussehra rally organised in Maharashtra's Beed district.

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Home Minister Amit Shah addresses a Dussehra rally organised in Maharashtra's Beed district. Shah said PM Narendra Modi addressed the issues of backward classes by setting up an OBC commission, which the previous governments could not do in last 70 years.

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A man dries clothes at a Dhobi Ghat near Jaura Phatak, in Amritsar. Last year during Dussehra, a speeding train mowed down atleast 61 people who were watching the festival from across the nearby railway track at Jaura Phatak.

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Defense Minister Rajnath Singh on his arrival at Mérignac to attend the induction ceremony of Rafale, in Bordeaux, France.

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Police officials perform 'shastra puja' (weapon worship) on the occasion of Vijayadashmi, at a police station in Thane.

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Hindu woman applies vermillion powder on another on the last day of Durga Puja festivities in Calcutta.

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Hindu women react during Sindhur Khela on the occasion of Vijayadashmi, in Calcutta

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Hindu women react during Sindhur Khela on the occasion of Vijayadashmi, in Calcutta

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Hindu woman applies vermillion powder on another on the last day of Durga Puja festivities in Calcutta.

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People prepare to burn effigies of mythological demon king Ravana, center and his brothers marking the end of Dussehra festival in Delhi

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Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu with former PM Manmohan Singh and others releases pigeons during Dussehra celebrations of Shri Dharmik Leela Committee at Red Fort in New Delhi.

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Maharaja of Mysuru Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar performs worship as part of Mysuru Dasara celebrations, in Mysuru.

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Devotees pull the chariots of Lord Raghunath Ji during International Kullu Dushehra, in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh

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Delhi Dy C M Manish Sisodia at East Delhi Ramleela

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi applies vermilion on the forehead of an artist dressed as Hindu god Rama at an event marking the end of Dussehra festival in New Delhi. Dussehra commemorates the triumph of Lord Rama over the demon king Ravana, marking the victory of good over evil.

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An effigy of mythological demon king Ravana goes up in flames marking the end of Dussehra festival in Delhi.

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An effigy of mythological demon king Ravana goes up in flames marking the end of Dussehra festival in Delhi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi aims an arrow at an effigy of mythological demon king Ravana before it goes up in flames marking the end of Dussehra festival in New Delhi. Dussehra commemorates the triumph of Lord Rama over the demon king Ravana, marking the victory of good over evil.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi applies vermilion on the forehead of an artist dressed as Hindu money god Hanuman at an event marking the end of Dussehra festival in New Delhi. Dussehra commemorates the triumph of Lord Rama over the demon king Ravana, marking the victory of good over evil.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, wearing turban, is presented with a maze as he attends an event marking the end of Dussehra festival in New Delhi. Dussehra commemorates the triumph of Lord Rama over the demon king Ravana, marking the victory of good over evil.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi prepares to aim an arrow at an effigy of mythological demon king Ravana before it goes up in flames marking the end of Dussehra festival in New Delhi. Dussehra commemorates the triumph of Lord Rama over the demon king Ravana, marking the victory of good over evil.

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is presented with a turban as he attends an event marking the end of Dussehra festival in New Delhi. Dussehra commemorates the triumph of Lord Rama over the demon king Ravana, marking the victory of good over evil.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi is presented with a huge floral garland at an event marking the end of Dussehra festival in New Delhi.

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Defense Minister Rajnath Singh thumbs up as he sits in a Rafale jet fighter during an handover ceremony at the Dassault Aviation plant in Merignac, near Bordeaux, southwestern France. France has delivered to India its first Rafale fighter jet from a series of 36 aircraft purchased in a multi-billion dollar deal in 2016.

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Congress President Sonia Gandhi and former prime minister Manmohan Singh prepare to shoot arrows at the effigies of demon-king Ravana, Kumbhkaran and Meghnad during Dussehra celebrations of Nav Shri Dharmik Leela Committee at Red Fort in New Delhi

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Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu with former PM Manmohan Singh with artists dressed as Lord Ram, Laxman and Hanuman during Dussehra celebrations of Nav Shri Dharmik Leela Committee, at Red Fort in New Delhi.

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Congress President Sonia Gandhi prepares to shoot an arrow at the effigy of demon-king Ravana during Dussehra celebrations of Nav Shri Dharmik Leela Committee at Red Fort in New Delhi.

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An effigy of demon king Ravana being burnt on the occasion of Vijaya Dashami (Dussehra) in Jalandhar

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A burning effigy of demon-king Ravana during Dussehra celebrations of Shri Dharmik Leela Committee at Red Fort in New Delhi

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi releases an arrow at an effigy of mythological demon king Ravana before it goes up in flames marking the end of Dussehra festival in New Delhi

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Defense Minister Rajnath Singh puts some flowers as a ritual gesture on a Rafale jet fighter during an handover cermony at the Dassault Aviation plant in Merignac, near Bordeaux, southwestern France. France has delivered to India its first Rafale fighter jet from a series of 36 aircraft purchased in a multi-billion dollar deal in 2016.

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A burning effigy of demon-king Ravana during Dussehra celebrations of Nav Shri Dharmik Leela Committee at Red Fort in New Delhi

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Congress President Smt. Sonia Gandhi along with Former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh witnessing Dussehra/ Vijayadashami celebrations at Nav Shree Dharmik Leela Committee, Lal Quila Maidan, New Delhi

Congress President Sonia Gandhi applies vermilion on the forehead of an artist dressed as Hindu god Rama, Lakshman and Sita at an event marking the end of Dussehra festival at Nav Shree Dharmik Leela Committee, Lal Quila Maidan, New Delhi

People take cellphone photos of effigies of mythological demon king Ravana, center, his brother and his son, before they are burnt marking the end of Dussehra festival in Dharmsala.

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Defense Minister Rajnath Singh gestures before a test flight in a Rafale jet fighter at the Dassault Aviation plant in Merignac, near Bordeaux, southwestern France. France has delivered to India its first Rafale fighter jet from a series of 36 aircraft purchased in a multi-billion dollar deal in 2016.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi holds up a bow after setting ablaze an effigy of demon king Ravana during Dussehra celebrations, at Dwarka in New Delhi

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A view of the burning effigies of demon king Ravana, Kumbhkaran and Meghnad symbolically ignited by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during Dussehra celebrations, at Dwarka in New Delhi

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh prepares for a sortie in a Rafale Jet in Merignac, near Bordeaux, France. Singh formally accepted the first Rafale fighter jet after India had signed a deal with the French government and Dassault Aviation in September 2016, to acquire 36 Rafale fighter jets.

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President Ram Nath Kovind accompanied by his wife Savita, prepare to apply tilak on the foreheads of actors dressed as Ram, Laxman and Sita during Dussehra celebrations in New Delhi

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Members of royal family of Kolhapur Shrimant Shahu Chhatrapati Maharaj, Yuvraj Sambhajiraje Chhatrapati and Kumar Malojiraje Chhatrapati exchange 'shami leaves' during a procession on the occasion of Vijaya Dashami in Kolhapur, Maharashtra

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People wait for effigies of mythological demon king Ravana, center, his brother and his son to burn marking the end of Dussehra festival in Dharamsala. Dussehra commemorates the triumph of Lord Rama over the demon king Ravana, marking the victory of good over evil.

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Effigies of mythological demon king Ravana, center, his brother and his son are seen against a backdrop of the Dhauladhar mountains before they are burnt, marking the end of Dussehra festival in Dharmsala.

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BJP MP Vijay Goel stands beside an effigy of demon king Ravana made from single use plastic to create an awareness on use of plastic on the occasion of Vijaya Dashami (Dussehra), in New Delhi.

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Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray during a Dussehra rally at Shivaji Park in Mumbai.

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Senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh performs 'aarti' to artists dressed as Lord Rama, Laxman and Hanuman during Dussehra festival celebration in Bhopal.

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An artist dressed as Ram hold a bow and arrow during Dussehra celebrations in Varanasi.

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Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath holds a bow and arrow during Dussehra festival in Bhopal.

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A devotee dressed as ravan takes part in a procession to mark the 'Dussehra' festival celebration in Pushkar, Rajasthan.

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President Ram Nath Kovind attends Dussehra festival of Shree Ramlila Committee at Indraprastha, in New Delhi.

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Congress President Sonia Gandhi and former prime minister Manmohan Singh being presented with a book 'Ramcharitmanas' during Dussehra celebrations of Nav Shri Dharmik Leela Committee at Red Fort in New Delhi.

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An idol of Mahakali being taken in procession from Gokarnanatheshwara temple at Kudroli to join the Dussehra procession in Mangaluru.

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Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu with former PM Manmohan Singh applies 'tilak' on the foreheads of artists depicting themselves as Ram, Laxman and Sita during Dussehra celebrations of Shri Dharmik Leela Committee at Red Fort in New Delhi.

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Devotees watch effigies of Ravana and Kumbhkarana being burnt on the occasion of Vijaya Dashami (Dussehra), in Jaipur.

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and bollywood actress Bhumi Padnekar at Luv Kush Ramleela on the occasion of Vijaya Dashami (Dussehra), in New Delhi.

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal prepares holds a bow and arrow at Luv Kush Ramleela on the occasion of Vijaya Dashami (Dussehra), in New Delhi.

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Devotees carrying a 400 kg silver temple by a committee carrying the idol of Durga for immersion, in Jabalpur.

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Bollywood actress Rani Mukherjee applies vermillion powder during the traditional ritual of 'Sindoor Khela' on the last day of the 'North Bombay Sarbojanin Durga Puja' festival in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actress Rani Mukherjee with ditrector Karan Johar during the traditional ritual of 'Sindoor Khela' on the last day of the 'North Bombay Sarbojanin Durga Puja' festival in Mumbai.

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Bollywood director Karan Johar applying vermillion powder by Kajol Devgan during the traditional ritual of 'Sindoor Khela' on the last day of the 'North Bombay Sarbojanin Durga Puja' festival in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actress Rani Mukherjee with director Karan Johar and Kajol Devgan during the traditional ritual of 'Sindoor Khela' on the last day of the 'North Bombay Sarbojanin Durga Puja' festival in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actress Rani Mukherjee with director Karan Johar and Kajol Devgan during the traditional ritual of 'Sindoor Khela' on the last day of the 'North Bombay Sarbojanin Durga Puja' festival in Mumbai.

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Bollywood director Karan Johar with Kajol Devgan and Tanisha Mukerji during the traditional ritual of 'Sindoor Khela' on the last day of the 'North Bombay Sarbojanin Durga Puja' festival in Mumbai.

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Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray offers tribute to Bal Thackeray as Yuva Sena chief Aditya Thackeray looks on during Dussehra at Shivaji Park, in Mumbai.

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Newly appointed Rajasthan Bharatiya Janata Party State President Satish Punia being greeted as he assumes charge, in Jaipur.

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An effigy of demon king Ravana in flames during Dussehra celebration at Dusshera Maidan in Jaipur.

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A young ragpicker looks for reusable items from discarded items used in rituals next to a makeshift pond made to immerse idols of goddess Durga in New Delhi. Authorities have banned immersion of idols into river Ganges, its tributaries and on their banks to minimize damage to the river and its tributaries due to the immersion of idols. The immersion of idols marks the end of the festival that commemorates the slaying of a demon king by lion-riding, 10-armed goddess Durga, marking the triumph of good over evil.

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Devotees prepare to immerse an idol of goddess Durga in a makeshift pond as fresh water is pumped into it in New Delhi.

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An idol of goddess Durga lies in a pond after immersion by devotees in Prayagraj. The immersion of idols marks the end of the festival that commemorates the slaying of a demon king by lion-riding, 10-armed goddess Durga, marking the triumph of good over evil.

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An idol of goddess Durga floats in a pond after its immersion in Prayagraj.

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Devotees immerse God Durga idol on the bank of river Ganga, in Kolkata.

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Devotees immerse idols of Goddess Durga after the end of Durga Puja festival in Kolkata, West Bengal.

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The immersion of an idol of the goddess Durga during Durga Puja festival in Kolkata, West Bengal.

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Devotees immerse idols of Goddess Durga after the end of Durga Puja festival in Kolkata, West Bengal.

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Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray during the Dussehera rally in Mumbai.

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Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray during the Dussehera rally in Mumbai.

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Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray during the Dussehera rally in Mumbai.

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Soldiers work to remove a boulder place there by protesters to block the Simon Bolivar highway in Quito, Ecuador. President Lenin Moreno, who earlier declared a state of emergency over a transportation strike, vowed that he wouldn't back down on the decision to end costly fuel subsidies, which doubled the price of diesel overnight and sharply raised gasoline prices.

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An anti-government protester shouts that Haitian President Jovenel Moise must step down in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The country enters its fourth week of protests that have paralyzed the economy and shuttered schools.

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Environmental protestors gather around the head of a statue confiscated by police on Lambeth bridge in central London. Environmental activists were set to block roads leading to Britain's Parliament in an attempt to disrupt the heart of government.

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Climate change protestors from the Extinction Rebellion movement gather to demonstrate at Town Hall in Sydney. In a series of protests also including Australian cities of Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth, protestors are demanding much more urgent action against climate change.

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Protesters use paving stones and rocks to barricade a road that runs along the periphery of a park next to the presidential palace in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

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Anti-government protesters block a street where they set tires on fire in Quito, Ecuador. Ecuador has endured days of popular upheaval since President Lenín Moreno scrapped fuel price subsidies, a step that set off protests and clashes across the small South American country.

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Greta Thunberg looks on during the Climate Change Rally and March in Rapid City, South Dakota.

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Demonstrators clear the road as police prepare to fire tear gas during an anti-government march in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Stones flew and barricades burned in parts of Haiti's capital as the country entered its fourth week of anti-government protests that have paralyzed the economy and shuttered schools.

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Anti-government protesters carry the gates intended to block their path toward the presidential palace, before they were repelled by tear gas fired by police in Quito, Ecuador. Ecuador has endured days of popular upheaval since President Lenín Moreno scrapped fuel price subsidies, a step that set off protests and clashes across the small South American country.

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Climate protestors block the Mall leading to Buckingham Palace, rear, central London. Activists with the Extinction Rebellion movement blocked major roads in London, Berlin and Amsterdam at the beginning of what was billed as a wide-ranging series of protests demanding new climate policies.

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Climate protestors block a road leading to Britain's Parliament in central London in an attempt to disrupt the heart of government.

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US President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump, joined by Defense Secretary Mark Esper, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley, and others, pose for media during a social dinner with senior military leaders and spouses at the White House in Washington.

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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks to mental health professionals during his visit to Watford General Hospital, in Watford. Britain and the European Union appeared to be poles apart on a potential Brexit deal, with the Dutch government urging the British government to offer "more realism and clarity," and U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson insisting the bloc has to soften its stance.

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Wounded men receive treatment at a hospital after a bomb blast in Nangarhar, province east of Kabul, Afghanistan. An afghan official says a bomb blast in eastern Nangarhar province has killed at least 10 people, including a child. Ataullah Khogyani, the governor's spokesman, said over 20 other people were wounded in the attack targeting a minibus carrying new army recruits in Jalalabad city.

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Pakistani security personnel guard the Gaddafi Stadium during the second Twenty20 match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka in Lahore, Pakistan.

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Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi speaks to reporters in Multan, Pakistan. Qureshi again asked the international community to pressure India to lift the curfew in Kashmir. He also criticized Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government for not allowing U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen to visit Kashmir.

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Cast member Aaron Paul, right, and Lauren Parsekian arrive at the Los Angeles premiere of "El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie," at the Regency Village Theatre, in Westwood, California.

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Actresses Angelina Jolie, left, and Michelle Pfeiffer pose during a photo call for the European premiere of the film 'Maleficent: mistress of evil', in Rome.

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Actors Felicity Jones, left, and Eddie Redmayne pose for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'The Aeronauts' which is screened as part of the London Film Festival, in central London.

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Newly inducted Indian Air Force's (IAF) CH-47 Chinook during the 87th Indian Air Force Day celebrations at Hindon Airbase, in Ghaziabad.

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Indian Air Force's (IAF) Akash Ganga team demonstrate their skills during the 87th Indian Air Force Day celebrations at Hindon Airbase, in Ghaziabad.

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Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat along with HCL founder and chairman Shiv Nadar during Vijayadashami Utsav 2019, at RSS, headquarter, in Nagpur of Maharashtra.

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Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) workers take part in Vijayadashami Utsav 2019, at RSS, headquarter, in Nagpur of Maharashtra.

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Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat (C) along with HCL founder and chairman Shiv Nadar (second L) during Vijayadashami Utsav 2019, at RSS, headquarter, in Nagpur of Maharashtra.

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A patient gets treated for dengue at Patna Medical College and Hospital, in Patna. After severe floods, Bihar has been hit by a dengue outbreak with over 250 dengue cases registered in Patna since September 27.

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Women smear vermilion on each other during 'Sindoor Khela'on the Vijayadashmi festival in Patna.

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An effigy of demon king Ravana being carried ahead of installation on the occasion of Dussehra festival, in Ajmer.

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A devotee performs rituals on the occasion of Dussehra festival at a Ravana temple, in Indore.

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Participants dressed in traditional attire take part in a procession on the occasion of Vijayadashmi festival, in Karad.

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Married Bengali women smear vermilion on each other during 'Sindoor Khela' on the last day of Durga Puja festival to celebrate 'Bijaya Dashami', in Kolkata.

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Women smear vermilion on each other during 'Sindoor Khela' on Vijayadashmi festival in Ajmer.

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IAF aircraft 'Tejas' performs during the 87th Indian Air Force Day celebrations at Hindon Airbase, in Ghaziabad.

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IAF helicopters 'Sarang' perform during the 87th Indian Air Force Day celebrations at Hindon Airbase, in Ghaziabad.

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Devotees play traditional instruments during a procession on the first day of week-long Dussehra celebrations, in Kullu.

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India's Manju Rani (48kg) advances to quarterfinals after winning a bout against Venezuela's Rojas Tayonis Cedeno during World Women's Boxing Championships, in Ulan-Ude, Russia. Rani defeated Cedeno 5-0.

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Indian Air Force soldiers march during Air Force Day parade at the Hindon air base on the outskirts of New Delhi. Air Force Day is celebrated to mark the day the Indian air force, the fourth largest air force in the world, was officially established in 1932. Apart from defending Indian air space, the air force also delivers humanitarian aid and disaster relief material during natural calamities.

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Air Warrior Drill team of Indian Air Force display their skills during Air Force Day parade at the Hindon air base on the outskirts of New Delhi.

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Air Warrior Drill team of Indian Air Force display their skills during Air Force Day parade at the Hindon air base on the outskirts of New Delhi.

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An Indian Air Force officer leads a marching contingent during Air Force Day parade at the Hindon air base on the outskirts of New Delhi.

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Former Indian cricketer and honorary Indian Air Force (IAF) officer Sachin Tendulkar, center right, speaks with Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat during Air Force Day parade at the Hindon air base on the outskirts of New Delhi.

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Former Indian cricketer and honorary Indian Air Force (IAF) officer Sachin Tendulkar, cente right, shakes hand with Indian Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Bhadauria during Air Force Day parade at the Hindon air base on the outskirts of New Delhi.

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Indian Air Force soldiers march during Air Force Day parade at the Hindon air base on the outskirts of New Delhi.

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Indian Air Force Chief Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Bhadauria, center, inspects a guard of honor during Air Force Day parade at the Hindon air base on the outskirts of New Delhi.

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IAF aircragt 'Tejas' performs as an 'Apache' helicopter is seen parked in the foreground, during the 87th Indian Air Force Day celebrations at Hindon Airbase, in Ghaziabad.

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IAF aircraft 'Tejas' performs during the 87th Indian Air Force Day celebrations at Hindon Airbase, in Ghaziabad.

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Viewers watch the newly-inducted IAF helicopters 'Chinook' as they perform during the 87th Indian Air Force Day celebrations at Hindon Airbase, in Ghaziabad.

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Married women smear vermilion on each other during 'Sindoor Khela' on Vijayadashmi festival in Ajmer.

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Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis (L) during the 'Vijayadashami Utsav 2019', at Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) headquarter in Nagpur.

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Indian Air Force officers, who participated in Balakot airstrike, fly 3 Mirage 2000 aircrafts and 2 Su-30 MKI fighter planes in ‘Avenger formation’, during the 87th Indian Air Force Day Parade, at Hindon airbase, in Ghaziabad.

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A C-17 Globemaster III and two Sukhoi Su-30MKI planes flypast in a formation, during the 87th Indian Air Force Day Parade, at Hindon airbase, in Ghaziabad.

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Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman leads a MiG formation while flying an MiG Bison aircraft, during the 87th Indian Air Force Day Parade, at Hindon airbase, in Ghaziabad.

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Indian Air Force Surya Kiran fly in a formation during Air Force Day parade at the Hindon air base on the outskirts of New Delhi.

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An Indian Air Force MIG 21 flies during Air Force Day parade at the Hindon air base on the outskirts of New Delhi.

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Indian Air Force Sarang helicopters fly during Air Force Day parade at the Hindon air base on the outskirts of New Delhi.

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An Indian Air Force fighter plane Su- 30MKI releases flares as it flies past during Air Force Day parade at the Hindon air base on the outskirts of New Delhi.

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An Indian Air Force vintage plane Dakota flies flanked by two vayudoot aircrafts during Air Force Day parade at the Hindon air base on the outskirts of New Delhi.

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