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Feb 26, 2021

Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora (C) with Election Commissioners Sushil Chandra (L) and Rajiv Kumar addresses a press conference in New Delhi.

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A health worker takes a nasal swab sample of a passenger for coronavirus tests at the CSMT railway station, owing to surge in COVID-19 cases in Mumbai.

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Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh during a public meeting ahead of the state assembly elections, at Balurghat in South Dinajpur district of West Bengal.

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A snacks vendor waits for customers as shops remain closed in view of 'Bharat Bandh' called by traders body Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) in protest against several alleged draconian and arbitrary amendments in GST by flouting the fundamental rights of the traders, at Chawri Bazar, in New Delhi.

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Police personnel guard outside industrialist Mukesh Ambai's residence Antilla, a day after explosives were found in an abandoned car in its vicinity, in Mumbai.

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Oval Maidan, the Grade-I recreational ground, which has been shut from today owing to surge in COVID-19 cases, in Mumbai.

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Health workers arrive to screen passengers at the CSMT railway station, owing to surge in COVID-19 cases in Mumbai.

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Passengers being screened for coronavirus tests at the CSMT railway station, owing to surge in COVID-19 cases in Mumbai.

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Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa along with Transport Minister Laxman Savadi and others distributes a cheque of Rs 30 lakh to a family member of an employee of the Transport Department who died due to COVID-19 during the 'Namma Cargo' inauguration programme, at Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru.

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Protesters shout slogans as they block a busy intersection to protest the death in prison of a writer who was arrested on charges of violating the sweeping digital security, in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Mushtaq Ahmed, 53, was arrested in Dhaka in May last year for making comments on social media that criticized the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina government's handling of the coronavirus pandemic. He had been denied bail at least six times.

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Bollywood actors John Abraham (L) and Emraan Hashmi pose for photographs during the trailer launch of their upcoming film 'Mumbai Saga', in Mumbai.

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Fire personnel along with locals try to douse a fire that broke out in a residential building at Safakadal Chowk in Srinagar.

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All India Kisan Sabha General Secretary Hannan Mollah along with others addresses a press conference on the issue of a national policy for women farmers, in New Delhi.

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Fire personnel try to douse a fire that broke out in a residential building at Safakadal Chowk in Srinagar.

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Participants from Himachal Pradesh march past at the inaugural function of 2nd Khelo India National Winter Games, at the ski resort of Gulmarg.

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Participants wave the Tricolour during the march-past ceremony at the inaugural function of 2nd Khelo India National Winter Games, at the ski resort of Gulmarg.

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Congress MLAs try to stop the car of HP Governor Bandaru Dattatraya after he gave his speech on the opening day of Budget Session in the state assembly, in Shimla.

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Congress MLAs try to stop the car of HP Governor Bandaru Dattatraya after he gave his speech on the opening day of Budget Session in the state assembly, in Shimla.

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Lt Governor Manoj Sinha (C) and Union Sports Minister Kiren Rejiju (L) applaud during the march-past of participants at the inaugural function of 2nd Khelo India National Winter Games, at the ski resort of Gulmarg.

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Artists perform "Rouf" dance at the inaugural function of 2nd Khelo India National Winter Games, at the ski resort of Gulmarg.

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Participants from Rajasthan march past at the inaugural function of 2nd Khelo India National Winter Games, at the ski resort of Gulmarg.

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Participants from Ladakh march past at the inaugural function of 2nd Khelo India National Winter Games, at the ski resort of Gulmarg.

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Kannada actress Ragini Dwivedi speaks during a press conference in Bengaluru. Ragini, who was one of the accused in the sandalwood drug case, announced her first film after getting out of jail on bail.

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Bollywood actors Amrita Singh and Sara Ali Khan visit the shrine of Sufi Moinuddin Chishti, in Ajmer.

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Kisan Congress activists clang utensils during a protest to mark the completion of three months of farmers's protest against the new farm laws, in New Delhi.

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National Students Union of India (NSUI) workers carrying empty LPG cylinders display placards and shout slogans during a protest against the price hike of petroleum products, in Ranchi.

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Members of Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) shout slogans during a protest against several alleged draconian and arbitrary amendments in GST by flouting the fundamental rights of the traders, at Chawri Bazar, in New Delhi.

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A health worker collects a sample from a woman for COVID-19 test, at a government hospital in Amravati.

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Employees at a petrol pump after the authorities imposed restrictions in the city in view of coronavirus pandemic, in Amravati.

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Delhi BJP President Adesh Kumar Gupta (2R) during a roadshow ahead of MCD by-polls, at Kalyanpuri in New Delhi.

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Congress candidate Dharampal Maurya during an election campaign ahead of MCD by-polls, at Kalyanpuri in New Delhi.

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Members of Amritsar Distributors Association stage a protest against rising fuel prices and Goods and Services Tax (GST) rules, outside the Deputy Commissioner (DC) office in Amritsar.

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Opposition leader Ghulam Nabi Azad being welcomed by Congress party workers on his arrival at Jammu airport, in Jammu.

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Boats anchored at Mora Jetty Uran during fishermen's protest against the central government and JNPT in midst of Arabian Sea by blocking its water channel way over rehabilitation of fishing community from nearby fishing area, in Navi Mumbai.

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BJP leader Manoj Tiwari along with party General Secretary Bhupender Yadav and BJP MCD candidate Om Prakash Agarwal during a roadshow, at Trilokpuri in New Delhi.

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Volunteers visit the Jharkhand Tourism pavilion during the Travel and Tourism fair, in Kolkata.

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BJP workers and supporters hold party flag during a roadshow, at Trilokpuri in New Delhi.

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Experts demonstrate the working of EVM and VVPAT during a training programme ahead of the West Bengal Assembly elections 2021, at Suri in Birbhum district of West Bengal.

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Mid-Day Meal cooks protest against the state government, demanding an increase in honorarium and equal pay for equal work, in Patna.

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People line up to receive China's Sinovac COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine at a community vaccination center in Hong Kong. Hong Kong began administering its first COVID-19 vaccines to the public Friday, kicking off its program offering free vaccinations to all 7.5 million residents.

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Buddhist nuns display images of deposed Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi during a street march in Mandalay, Myanmar. In the country's second-largest city, anti-coup protesters took to the streets Friday.

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Police personnel detain the activists of Left party, Vizag steel plant workers union and various trade unions while trying to block the National Highway 16 during a protest against the privatization of the Vizag steel plant, in Visakhapatnam.

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Kisan Congress activists shout slogans during a protest to mark the completion of three months of farmers' protest against the new farm laws, in New Delhi.

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A man sits outside a closed shop at Begum Bazar Market during a nationwide strike, called by The Confederation of All India Traders against the rise in fuel prices, new e-way bill and GST, in Hyderabad.

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Members of Confederation of All India Traders Association stage a protest against rising fuel prices and Goods and Services Tax (GST) rules, in Jabalpur.

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RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav rides a bicycle on his way to reach Bihar Assembly to attend the budget session during a protest against the hike in fuel price, in Patna.

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Trucks are parked at a terminal during a nationwide strike to protest against rising fuel prices and Goods and Service Tax (GST) rules, in Mumbai.

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Trucks are parked at a terminal during a nationwide strike to protest against rising fuel prices and Goods and Service Tax (GST) rules, in Mumbai.

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Traders hold banners and participate in a day-long traders strike in New Delhi. The strike call was given in protest against the Goods and Services Tax and rise in fuel prices, among others.

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Shops remain closed during 'Bharat Bandh', called by the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) against rising fuel prices, new e-way bill and Goods and Services Tax (GST), in Bhopal.

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A daily wage laborer sits in front of a closed wholesale market during a day-long traders strike in New Delhi. The strike call was given in protest against the Goods and Services Tax and rise in fuel prices, among others.

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Shiv Sena workers burn a scooter during a protest against the hike in fuel and LPG prices, in Jammu.

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Parents hold placards during a protest against full tuition fees and annual charges charged by schools, in Gurugram.

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Businessman Robert Vadra offers prayers at Moti Doongri Ganesh Temple, in Jaipur.

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Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrates after scoring his sides third goal during the Europa League round of 32, second leg, soccer match between Arsenal and Benfica at Georgios Karaiskakis stadium, in Piraeus port, near Athens

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Denmark's Jonas Vingegaard celebrates on podium after winning the fifth stage of the UAE tour cycling race, from Fujairah Intl Marine Club to Jebel Jais, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

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Young Boys players celebrate at the end of the Europa League round of 32, 2nd leg soccer match between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and Young Boys Bern in Leverkusen, Germany.

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Napoli's Piotr Zielinski, left, celebrates after scoring his side's first goal during the Europa League, round of 32, return match between Napoli and Granada, at the Diego Armando Maradona stadium in Naples

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Granada's Angel Montoro celebrates after scoring his side's first goal during the Europa League, round of 32, return match between Napoli and Granada, at the Diego Armando Maradona stadium in Naples

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Recaptured inmates are escorted by police back to the Croix-des-Bouquets Civil Prison after an attempted breakout, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. At least seven people were killed and one injured on Thursday after eyewitnesses told The Associated Press that several inmates tried to escape from a prison in Haiti’s capital.

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New US Ambassador to the United Nations, Linda Thomas-Greenfield speaks after meeting with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres at the United Nations in New York City.

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Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., watches as President Joe Biden holds up a microchip during a meeting with lawmakers to discuss U.S. supply chains, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington.

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In this handout photo released by Russian Foreign Ministry Press Service, Russian Foreign Ministry Sergey Lavrov, left, speaks with Israeli Foreign Ministry Director-General Alon Ushpiz, right, during their meeting in Moscow, Russia.

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French President Emmanuel Macron gestures as he speaks during a media conference after an EU Summit, via videoconference link, at the Elysee Palace in Paris. European Union leaders gathered Thursday, via videoconference link, to try to inject new energy into the 27-nation bloc's lagging coronavirus vaccination effort as concern mounts that new variants might spread faster than authorities can adapt.

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Pedestrians walk past a body of a prison inmate lying on a street near the Croix-des-Bouquets Civil Prison after an attempted breakout, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. At least seven people were killed and one injured on Thursday after eyewitnesses told The Associated Press that several inmates tried to escape from a prison in Haiti’s capital.

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A motorist works to clear more than a foot of snow left by a late winter storm that swept over the region, in Denver. The storm moved away from Colorado's Front Range communities and on to the eastern plains overnight.

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A sedan is buried after more than a foot of snow left by a late winter storm that swept over the region, in Denver.

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Sgt. Chase Toussaint, left, and Sgt. Reggie Farve fill containers with non-potable water for a Jackson resident at Callaway High School in Jackson, Mississippi. Non-potable is being distributed to Jackson residents due to a water outage after last week's winter storms. Gov. Tate Reeves enlisted the Mississippi National Guard to help with water distribution efforts as a result of the ongoing water issue.

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People take in the sunny weather with their shirts off at Woodbine Beach during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto.

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A scientist works on the development of Abdala, an experimental vaccine for COVID-19, at the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (CIGB) in Havana, Cuba.

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A fish is caught in a net after boats after return from a fishing trip on the Mediterranean Sea, in the Israeli Arab village of Jisr al-Zarqa, Israel. After weathering a year of the coronavirus pandemic, an oil spill in the Mediterranean whose culprits remain at large delivered another blow for the fishermen of Jisr al-Zarqa.

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A policeman walks with a chain attached to his feet during a protest in Bucharest, Romania. Hundreds of Romanian policemen gathered outside the Cotroceni Presidential Palace in protest of planned austerity measures that envisage freezing of salaries in the public sector.

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Chawri Bazaar market wears a deserted look during 'Bharat Bandh', called by the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) against rising fuel prices, new e-way bill and Goods and Services Tax (GST), in Old Delhi.

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Shops remain closed during 'Bharat Bandh', called by the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) against rising fuel prices, new e-way bill and Goods and Services Tax (GST), in Old Delhi.

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Members of Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) during 'Bharat Bandh', against rising fuel prices, new e-way bill and Goods and Services Tax (GST), in Old Delhi.

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Traders hold banners and shout slogans during a day-long traders strike in New Delhi.

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Model Coco Rocha participates in the Christian Siriano Fall/Winter 2021 presentation at Gotham Hall during New York Fashion Week, in New York.

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Models walk the runway at the Christian Siriano Fall/Winter 2021 at Gotham Hall during New York Fashion Week, in New York.

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A model walks the runway at the Christian Siriano Fall/Winter 2021 at Gotham Hall during New York Fashion Week, in New York.

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Models walk the runway at the Christian Siriano Fall/Winter 2021 at Gotham Hall during New York Fashion Week, in New York.

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A model walks the runway at the Christian Siriano Fall/Winter 2021 at Gotham Hall during New York Fashion Week in New York.

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Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora at a press conference in New Delhi.

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Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora (C) with Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra at a press conference in New Delhi.

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Bollywood actress Janhvi Kapoor, with a placard supporting farmers pasted on a vehicle behind her, during shooting of her upcoming film ‘Good Luck Jerry’, in Patiala.

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Bollywood actor Tiger Shroff spotted at Bandra in Mumbai.

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NorthEast United FC players celebrate after Indian Super League match between NorthEast United FC and Kerala Blasters FC at the Tilak Maidan Stadium, Goa.

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Suhair Vadakkepeedika of NorthEast United FC takes a kick to score a goal during Indian Super League math between NorthEast United FC and Kerala Blasters FC at the Tilak Maidan Stadium, Goa.

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Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh addresses a public meeting ahead of the Assembly elections, at Balurghat in South Dinajpur district of West Bengal.

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Police arrest three persons for setting ablaze a college student after a failed rape attempt, in Shahjahanpur district.

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AAP leader and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal during his roadshow for Corporation elections, in Surat.

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Participants in an all women mountaineering sprint during the 2nd Khelo India Winter games at the ski resort of Gulmarg. Meenakshi from Uttarakhand got the first position in the event that was introduced for the first time.

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AAP leader and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal holds a model of a plough during his roadshow for Corporation elections, in Surat.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivers the inaugural address at the 2nd Khelo India National Winter Games, through video conferencing, in New Delhi.

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee addresses a press conference at Kalighat, in Kolkata.

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Novice Buddhist monks light candles for world peace, on the occasion of 'Magh Purnima' at Mahabodhi temple, in Bodh Gaya.

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Devotees at Siddhivinayak temple in Mumbai. Shri Siddhivinayak Ganapati Temple Trust has laid down restrictions on 'Darshan' of Lord Ganapati from March 1, owing to surge in COVID cases.

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AISA, SFI and other student activists take part in a candlelight vigil demanding for the release of jailed anti-CAA activists, at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi.

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A medical worker wearing a protective suit against coronavirus stands by as morgue workers load a coffin with the body of a victim who died from the coronavirus into a bus at a morgue of the regional hospital in Ivano-Frankivsk, 430 kilometers (270 miles) southwest of the capital, Kyiv, Ukraine. Ukraine on Thursday recorded a 50% increase in daily new COVID-19 infection even as the country has launched a vaccination campaign Wednesday. The number of deaths from coronavirus in the regional hospital has doubled over the past two weeks.

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Multan Sultans' Shahnawaz Dhani, third right, celebrates with teammates after taking the wicket of Lahore Qalandars' David Wiese during a Pakistan Super League T20 cricket match between Lahore Qalandars and Multan Sultans at the National Stadium, in Karachi, Pakistan.

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