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Nov 19, 2020

Devotees offer prayers on the banks of River Ganga during the ongoing 'Chhath Festival', in Prayagraj.

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Bihar State Minister Ashok Choudhary with his wife Neeta Keskar Choudhary prays on the occasion of 'Chhath' festival at their residence in Patna.

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Toxic foam floats in the Yamuna river, during sunset in New Delhi.

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Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla with senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, Anand Sharma and other dignitaries after paying tributes to former Prime Minister, late Indira Gandhi on her birth anniversary, at Parliament House, in New Delhi.

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A police person issues a 'challan' to a commuter for not wearing mask in a public place, in New Delhi. Delhi government increased the 'challan' amount to Rs 2,000 as coronavirus cases surge across the national capital.

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Former union minister Subodh Kant Sahay seeks blessings after offering prayers on the eve of 'Chhath' festival, in Ranchi.

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Smuggled gold seized by DRI, Delhi after intercepting two trucks destined for Punjab.

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A rescued female elephant calf after it fell in an open well at Panchapalli village, in Dharmapuri district.

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Rescue work underway after a female elephant calf fell in an open well at Panchapalli village, in Dharmapuri district.

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A health worker takes a sample to test for COVID-19 test at a market place in New Delhi. India's confirmed coronavirus caseload is expected to surpass 9 million on Friday as authorities in New Delhi battle to slow down the surge of infections in the city by increasing testing. The country's overall tally of confirmed cases is currently the second largest in the world behind the United States.

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Health workers and relatives stand by the funeral pyre of a COVID-19 victim in New Delhi. India’s total number of coronavirus cases since the pandemic began has crossed 9 million. Nevertheless the country’s new daily cases have seen a steady decline for weeks now and the total number of cases represents 0.6% of India’s 1.3 billion population.

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Minto Hall illuminated with blue lights under UNICEF's 'Go Blue' campaign to highlight the issue of child rights, in Bhopal.

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Army soldiers and relatives carry the mortal remains of martyr Sepoy Nikhil Sharma, who attained martyrdom when a severe avalanche hit a forward Indian post in Kupwara, during his funeral ceremony in Udhampur district.

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Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar with BJP leader Jyotiraditya Scindia, party State President VD Sharma and others during a condolence meeting to pay tribute to party leader and former Rajya Sabha member late Kailash Sarang, at BJP State HQ in Bhopal.

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BJP leader and Rajya Sabha MP Jyotiraditya Scindia pays tribute to party leader and former Rajya Sabha member late Kailash Sarang, at BJP State HQ in Bhopal.

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Bihar Education Minister Mewalal Choudhary addresses the media after resigning from his post following corruption allegations against him, in Patna.

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Delhi Police Commissioner SN Shrivastava awards woman head-constable Seema Dhaka with the rank of Assistant Sub-Inspector as an out-of-turn promotion for tracing 76 missing children, in New Delhi.

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Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh speaks during the launch of the book 'The Republican Ethic' (Vol. 3), selected speeches of President Ram Nath Kovind, in New Delhi.

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Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh (L) and Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar (R) during the launch of the book 'The Republican Ethic' (Vol. 3), selected speeches of President Ram Nath Kovind, at South Block in New Delhi.

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Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, right, and Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan stand before a joint news conference at the Presidential Palace in Kabul, Afghanistan. Ghani on Thursday met with Khan in the capital Kabul to discuss Afghan peace talks, to build trust and strengthen relations between both Afghanistan and Pakistan.

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A camel-herder along with his camels returns after authorities cancelled the annual Pushkar Fair due to the coronavirus pandemic, at Pushkar in Ajmer district.

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A worker sifts through a heap of groundnuts for drying in the sun, at Anaj Mandi, in Bikaner.

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Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa and KPCC President D K Sivakumar during the former's eldest daughter's engagement, in Bengaluru.

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Arms and ammunitions along with other items recovered from four militants killed in an encounter at Nagrota Ban toll plaza in Jammu. A gunfight broke out between terrorists and security forces in the Nagrota area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Jammu district early on Thursday.

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Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa attends the engagement ceremony of KPCC President D K Sivakumar's (2nd L) eldest daughter Aishwarya with Amarthya Hegde, in Bengaluru.

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People buy fruits and other items for 'Chhath Puja', at Vijay Nagar market in Kanpur.

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Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa (front), his deputy CN Ashwathnarayan (C), and MLA Rizwan Arshad during the inauguration of Bengaluru Tech Summit 2020, in Bengaluru.

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Visual artist Paramesh Jolad (C), dressed like a labourer, takes part in an awareness programme requesting citizens to wear masks and take other precautions against COVID-19, in Bengaluru.

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J & K Lt Governor Manoj Sinha visits the Government Medical College hospital to meet police jawans injured while neutralizing terrorists in an encounter at Nagrota, in Jammu.

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Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu virtually addresses the Mission Paani-Jal Pratigya Diwas organized by CNN News 18 at Chennai Raj Bhavan.

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Workers prepare a campaign vehicle for the BJP, ahead of the GHMC elections, in Hyderabad.

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Former Union minister S M Krishna at the engagement ceremony of KPCC President D K Sivakumar's (2nd L) DK Shivakumar’s eldest daughter Aishwarya and Amarthya Hegde, in Bengaluru.

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal holds an all-party meeting on COVID-19 situation in Delhi.

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal holds an all-party meeting on COVID-19 situation in Delhi.

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Delhi BJP President Adesh Gupta along with others leave the Delhi Secretariat after an all-party meet, in New Delhi.

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BJP senior leader Vijay Goel with party leaders and supporters hold placards during a protest against the Delhi government over the issue of pollution and rise in Cornavirus cases, in New Delhi.

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Congress leaders come out after attending an all-party meeting on COVID-19 situation, called by Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, at Delhi Secretariat in New Delhi.

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Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia addresses a press conference regarding the registration of construction workers (for govt schemes) to be done through door-step delivery at Delhi Secretariat, in New Delhi.

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A rescue team member makes preparation to lift a female elephant calf after it fell into an open well, in Panchapalli Village of Dharmapuri district.

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Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) workers stage a protest against Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Education Minister Mevalal Chaudhary in Patna.

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Participants during 'Tigress On The Trail', a women bikers' rally organised by Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board to promote tourism in the state, in Bhopal.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurates Land Management System software of MoD, in New Delhi. Also seen are Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, Army Chief General MM Naravane and Defence Secretary Dr. Ajay Kumar.

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A army soldier walks near the site of a gunfight between suspected rebels and Indian security forces at a checkpoint in Nagrota, outskirts of Jammu. Four suspected militants were killed and two Indian police officers were wounded in the gunfight on the main highway linking Jammu and Srinagar police said.

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A man looks at splinter holes once side of a truck after a gunfight between suspected rebels and Indian security forces at a checkpoint in Nagrota, outskirts of Jammu.

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Nasal swab samples collected to test for COVID-19 are seen on a table in Mumbai.

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A health worker takes a nasal swab sample of a woman to test for COVID-19 as others wait their turn in Mumbai.

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A health worker takes a nasal swab sample of a woman to test for COVID-19 as others wait their turn in Mumbai. India’s tally of confirmed cases, currently the second largest in the world behind the United States, nears 9 million.

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Security personnel inspect the site of encounter at Nagrota Ban toll plaza in Jammu. A gunfight broke out between terrorists and security forces in the Nagrota area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Jammu district early on Thursday. Four militants have been killed.

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Security personnel inspect the site of encounter at Nagrota Ban toll plaza in Jammu. A gunfight broke out between terrorists and security forces in the Nagrota area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Jammu district early on Thursday. Four militants have been killed.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses after virtually inaugurating Bengaluru Technological Summit 2020, in New Delhi.

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi pays tribute to former prime minister Indira Gandhi on her birth anniversary at Shakti Sthal in New Delhi.

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Security personnel inspect the site of encounter at Nagrota Ban toll plaza in Jammu. A gunfight broke out between terrorists and security forces in the Nagrota area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Jammu district early on Thursday. Four militants have been killed.

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Devotees perform ritual after taking holy dip in the River Ganga during 'Kharna Puja' on the occassion of 'Chhath' festival in Patna.

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Hindu women apply vermilion (Sindoor) to each other after taking holy dip in the River Ganga during 'Kharna Puja' on the occassion of 'Chhath' festival in Patna.

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People buy puja ingredients for the upcoming Chhath Puja at a market, in Delhi.

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People buy religious items to perform rituals, on the eve of Chhath Puja festival, at a market in West Bengal.

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Items essential for performing rituals are displayed for sale ahead of the Chhat Puja, in West Bengal.

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Items essential for performing rituals are displayed for sale ahead of the Chhath Puja, in Delhi.

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Indian National Trade Union Congress members pay floral tribute to former prime minister Indira Gandhi on her birth anniversary, in Kolkata.

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Items essential for performing rituals are displayed for sale ahead of the Chhath Puja, in Delhi.

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Women buy essential items for performing rituals ahead of the Chhat Puja festival, in West Bengal.

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A farmer transports banana bunches to a wholesale fruits market, during Chhath Puja, in Nadia.

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People buy puja ingredients for the upcoming Chhath Puja at a market, in Delhi.

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People buy puja ingredients at a market ahead of 'Chhath' festival in Delhi.

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Congress President Sonia Gandhi pays tribute to former prime minister Indira Gandhi on her birth anniversary, in New Delhi.

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Security personnel inspect the site of encounter at Nagrota Ban toll plaza in Jammu. A gunfight broke out between terrorists and security forces in the Nagrota area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Jammu district early on Thursday. Four militants have been killed.

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Diego Schwartzman of Argentina plays a return to Alexander Zverev of Germany during their tennis match at the ATP World Finals tennis tournament at the O2 arena in London.

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A demonstrator is detained by police during a protest against President Sebastián Piñera demanding his resignation, in Santiago, Chile.

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Demonstrators run past a burning barricade during a protest to demand the resignation of Haiti's president Jovenel Moise, on the 217th anniversary of the Battle of Vertieres in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. At least four people were shot and wounded during a small protest in Haiti's capital after a speech by embattled President Moise.

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An Armenian self-propelled artillery unit rolls on a road during the withdrawal of Armenian troops from the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh. A Russia-brokered cease-fire to halt six weeks of fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh stipulated that Armenia turn over control of some areas it holds outside the separatist territory's borders to Azerbaijan. Armenians are forced to leave their homes before the region is handed over to control by Azerbaijani forces.

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Diego Schwartzman of Argentina tries to teach the ballgestures after a winning point as he plays against Alexander Zverev of Germany during their tennis match at the ATP World Finals tennis tournament at the O2 arena in London.

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Congress Party leader Pramod Tiwari pays floral tribute to former prime minister Indira Gandhi on her birth anniversary at Anand Bhawan, in Prayagraj.

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Bihar Governor Phagu Chauhan administers the oath to Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) President Jitan Ram Manjhi as the Protem Speaker in the Bihar Legislative Assembly, at Raj Bhawan in Patna.

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Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) President and former Bihar chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi arrives at the assembly to take oath as the Protem Speaker in the new Legislative Assembly, in Patna.

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Inspector-General of Police Mukesh Singh addresses a press conference after an encounter, at Police Control Room (PCR) in Jammu. Four suspected JeM terrorists killed in a gunbattle with security forces on outskirts of Jammu.

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Men wade through a street flooded after the passing of Hurricane Iota in La Lima, Honduras. Iota flooded stretches of Honduras still underwater from Hurricane Eta, after it hit Nicaragua Monday evening as a Category 4 hurricane and weakened as it moved across Central America, dissipating over El Salvador early Wednesday.

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Demonstrators ride their motorcycles past a burning police vehicle during a protest to demand the resignation of Haiti's president Jovenel Moise, on the 217th anniversary of the Battle of Vertieres in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. At least four people were shot and wounded during a small protest in Haiti's capital after a speech by embattled President Moise.

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Medical workers and patients are seen in the treatment hall of a temporary hospital for coronavirus patients in the Krylatskoye Ice Palace in Moscow, Russia. The resurgence of the outbreak has swept the Russia since September, with the number of daily new cases spiking from roughly 5,000 in early September to over 22,000 this week.

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A family drives a truck loaded with a small house along a highway as they leave their home village in the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh. A Russia-brokered cease-fire to halt six weeks of fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh stipulated that Armenia turn over control of some areas it holds outside the separatist territory's borders to Azerbaijan. Armenians are forced to leave their homes before the region is handed over to control by Azerbaijani forces.

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In this photo taken by a drone, homes destroyed by the Mountain View Fire are seen in the Walker community in Mono County, California.

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A demonstrator is detained by police during a protest against President Sebastian Piñera demanding his resignation, in Santiago, Chile.

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Women buy essential items for performing rituals ahead of the Chhat Puja festival, in Kolkata.

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A roadside vendor sells fruits to customers at his stall ahead of the Chhat festival, in Kolkata.

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Items essential for performing rituals are displayed for sale ahead of the Chhat Puja, in Kolkata.

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Vendor selling Puja Items wait for the customers on the eve of Chhath Puja festival, at a market in West Bengal.

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People buy religious items to perform rituals, on the eve of Chhath Puja festival, at a market in West Bengal.

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A woman carries a bunch of bananas on the eve of 'Chhath Puja' in Kolkata.

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People buy bamboo baskets and other items on the eve of 'Chhath Puja' in Kolkata.

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People buy religious items to perform rituals, on the eve of Chhath Puja festival, at a market in Amritsar.

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Kolkata Municipal Corporation(KMC) workers wear PPE suit sanitize and fill water in an artificial pond made for 'Chhath Puja, to avoid gathering at Ganga ghat to prevent the spread of coronavirus, in Kolkata.

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Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) workers fill water in an artificial pond at a park on the eve of 'Chhath Puja, to avoid gatherings at Ganga ghat to prevent the spread of coronavirus, in Kolkata.

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A roadside vendor sells fruits to customers at his stall ahead of the Chhat Puja, in Kolkata.

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