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Apr 12, 2021

File image of Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra who has been appointed to take over as Chief Election Commissioner from Sunil Arora, whose tenure ended on April 12.

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Bulgarian muslims walk in a procession during mass circumcision ceremony in the village of Ribnovo, Bulgaria. Despite the dangers associated with COVID-19 and government calls to avoid large gatherings, Hundreds of people flocked to the tiny village of Ribnovo in southwestern Bulgaria for a four-day festival of feasting, music and the ritual of circumcision which is considered by Muslims a religious duty and essential part of a man's identity.

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Workers disinfect the grounds as Muslim pilgrims circumambulate around the Kaaba, the cubic building at the Grand Mosque, during the minor pilgrimage, known as Umrah, marking the holy month of Ramadan, in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi during an election campaign rally for West Bengal state assembly polls at Barasat, in North 24 Parganas.

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West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee during an election campaign rally for the State Assembly polls, at Ranaghat in Nadia district.

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President Ram Nath Kovind being discharged from All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi.

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BJP National President Shri J.P. Nadda offer prayers at Swami Balaji Temple in Tirumala.

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TMC candidate Debasish Kumar for Rashbehari constituency waves his hand to the people during his election campaign for ongoing State Assembly poll in Kolkata.

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Actor turned BJP candidate Rudranil Ghosh walks TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee's residence along with his supporters during his election campaign for State Assembly polls, in Kolkata.

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Actor turned BJP candidate Rudranil Ghosh waves at voters during his election campaign for State Assembly polls, in Kolkata.

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Citizens buy flowers ahead of Ugadi festival at a wholesale market amid surge in coronavirus cases at Bengaluru city railway station in Bengaluru

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee during an election campaign rally for State Assembly polls, in Nadia.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi at an election campaign rally for West Bengal Assembly polls, in Burdwan.

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Union Home Minister and senior BJP leader Amit Shah during an election campaign rally in support of party candidates, for Assembly polls, in Siliguri.

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Migrant workers catch buses to leave for their native places, amid surge in COVID-19 cases, in Gurugram.

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A View of Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple) on the eve of Baisakhi festival, in Amritsar.

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Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan visits the first woman judge of the Supreme Court Fatima Beevi, in

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Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan and his youngest son Kabir Arif take part in a cleanliness programme at Sabarimala in Pathanamthitta

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An injured is taken to hospital in Jammu during a rescue operation by the IAF following a bus accident in Doda valley.

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Union Home Minister and senior BJP leader Amit Shah poses for photographs with a child during an election campaign rally in support of party candidates, for Assembly polls, in Siliguri.

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Home Minister Amit Shah during an election campaign for West Bengal Assembly polls, in Kalimpong.

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Pilgrims wait to be tested for COVID-19 after arriving in Katra to visit the Mata Vaishno Devi shrine, amid the ongoing surge in coronavirus cases, in Reasi district.

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Youngsters wearing traditional attire dance on the eve of Baisakhi Festival, in Amritsar.

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People with their vehicles out on a road during ongoing nine-day lockdown imposed due to rise in the COVID-19 cases, at Kolar locality in Bhopal.

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Home Minister Amit Shah during an election campaign for West Bengal Assembly polls, in Kalimpong.

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Youngsters in traditional attire dance on the eve of Baisakhi festival in Amritsar.

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Naked Hindu holy men gather to take holy dips in the Ganges River during Kumbh Mela, or pitcher festival, one of the most sacred pilgrimages in Hinduism, in Haridwar, northern state of Uttarakhand. Tens of thousands of Hindu devotees gathered by the Ganges River for special prayers Monday, many of them flouting social distancing practices as the coronavirus spreads in India with record speed.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi during an election campaign rally for West Bengal Assembly polls, in Burdwan.

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Workers prepare beds inside temporarily converted isolation ward for Covid-19 patients in Shehnai Banquet Hall opposite LNJP Hospital in New Delhi.

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Health workers register themselves for COVID-19 testing, amid the ongoing surge in coronavirus cases, at Bengaluru City Railway Station in Bengaluru.

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A health worker collects samples for COVID-19 tests, amid the ongoing surge in coronavirus cases, at Bengaluru City Railway Station in Bengaluru.

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TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee during campaign for the State Assembly polls in Ranaghat, Nadia district.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi during an election campaign rally for West Bengal Assembly polls, in Burdwan.

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Workers, wearing PPE, prepare beds inside the Shehnai Banquet Hall, temporarily converted into isolation wards for COVID-19 patients, amid the ongoing surge in coronavirus cases, at J L Nehru Marg in New Delhi.

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A man, is seen setting the timing for prayer in different watches for upcoming Ramzan festival in Hyderabad.

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Relatives and family members wearing PPE perform prayers before cremating the body of a person who died of COVID-19, amid the ongoing surge in coronavirus cases, at Nagercoil in Kanyakumari district.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi during an election campaign rally for West Bengal Assembly polls, in Burdwan.

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A vendor waits for customers as he sells Navratri festival puja items at Ghaziabad.

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Sadhus during the second Shahi Snan (Royal Bath) at Har Ki Pouri, during Kumbh Mela 2021, in Haridwar.

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Sadhus during the second Shahi Snan (Royal Bath) at Har Ki Pouri, during Kumbh Mela 2021, in Haridwar.

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Hindu devotees gather to take holy dips in the Ganges River during Kumbh Mela, or pitcher festival, one of the most sacred pilgrimages in Hinduism, in Haridwar, northern state of Uttarakhand. Tens of thousands of Hindu devotees gathered by the Ganges River for special prayers Monday, many of them flouting social distancing practices as the coronavirus spreads in India with record speed.

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People shopping and preparing for Navratri festival at Ghaziabad.

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People wait to receive COVID-19 vaccines at Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh.

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People wait to receive COVID-19 vaccines at Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh.

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People shopping and preparing for the Holy month of Ramadan, buying new clothes, sewai, Kurta and other things at Batla House market, in Delhi.

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People shopping and preparing for the Holy month of Ramadan, buying new clothes, sewai, Kurta and other things at Batla House market, in Delhi.

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West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee during an election campaign for State Assembly polls at Ranaghat in Nadia district.

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Passengers gather at the Lokmanya Tilak Terminus to board outstation trains, amid the ongoing spike in COVID-19 cases, in Mumbai.

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Medic takes swab sample of a resident for Covid-19 testing at NMMC Meenatai Thackeray Hospital,Nerul in Navi Mumbai.

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Devotees at Bankey Bihari Temple, amid a surge in coronavirus cases countrywide, at Vrindavan in Mathura district.

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Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh gets his 2nd dose of COVID-19 vaccine, in Chandigarh.

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Sikh devotees chant religious slogans as they leave for Pakistan to take part in Baisakhi festival, in Amritsar.

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Roma's Gianluca Mancini, left, and Bologna's Musa Barrow challenge for the ball during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Roma and Bologna at Rome's Olympic stadium, Italy.

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Passengers gather at the Lokmanya Tilak Terminus to board outstation trains, amid the ongoing spike in COVID-19 cases, in Mumbai.

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Ambulances, carrying the mortal remains of those who died of COVID-19, stand parked outside a crematorium, in Ranchi.

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A devotee pours milk as they gather to take holy dips in the Ganges River during Kumbh Mela, or pitcher festival, one of the most sacred pilgrimages in Hinduism, in Haridwar, northern state of Uttarakhand. Tens of thousands of Hindu devotees gathered by the Ganges River for special prayers Monday, many of them flouting social distancing practices as the coronavirus spreads in India with record speed.

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People, not adhering to social distancing norms, buy vegetables amid the ongoing surge in coronavirus cases, at a wholesale market in Jammu.

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Devotees take holy dips in the Ganges River during Kumbh Mela, in Haridwar.

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People, flouting social distancing norms, gather at a market area amid the ongoing surge in coronavirus cases, in Thane.

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Naga Sadhu or Naked Hindu holy men wait for the start of a procession towards the river Ganges for Shahi snan or a Royal bath during Kumbh mela, in Haridwar.

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Martin Truex Jr. (19) celebrates with the winners' trophy after winning the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Va.

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A woman talks to a Hindu holy man before the start of a procession for Shahi snan or a Royal bath during Kumbh mela, in Haridwar.

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Hideki Matsuyama, of Japan, holds the trophy after winning the Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Ga..

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Arsenal's Alexandre Lacazette, center, celebrates after scoring his sides opening goal during an English Premier League soccer match between Sheffield United and Arsenal at the Bramall Lane stadium in Sheffield, England.

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Actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas, left, is kissed by her husband singer Nick Jonas upon arrival at the Bafta Film Awards, in central London.

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Devotees take holy dips in the Ganges River during Kumbh Mela, or pitcher festival, one of the most sacred pilgrimages in Hinduism, in Haridwar.

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Ashley Twichell competes in the women's 1500-meter freestyle final at the TYR Pro Swim Series swim meet in Mission Viejo, Calif. Twichell finished second.

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Supporters sing as they gather outside GraceLife Church near Edmonton, Alberta. The church has been fenced off by police and Alberta Health Services in violation of COVID-19 rules.

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In this photo released by the official website of the office of the Iranian Senior Vice- President, South Korea's Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun, left, and Iran's Senior Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri touch fists during their joint press briefing, in Tehran, Iran.

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A model wears a creation by Montenegro during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Madrid, Spain.

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Actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw poses for photographers upon arrival at the Bafta Film Awards, in central London.

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Olympic fan Kyoko Ishikawa shows her cheering at her home in Tokyo. Ishikawa, president of an IT company, has attended every Summer Olympics since Barcelona in 1992, becoming famous as an unofficial "International Olympic Cheerleader." She relishes joining in with fans from everywhere to cheer for their athletes. Her headband reads: "Confident victory."

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Devotees take holy dips in the Ganges River during Kumbh Mela, one of the most sacred pilgrimages in Hinduism, in Haridwar.

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A man carries a tank filled with oxygen in the Villa El Salvador neighborhood of Lima, Peru during the general elections amid the new coronavirus pandemic.

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A family get their son head tonsured during Kumbh mela, in Haridwa.

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People take part in an anti-curfew protest in Montreal. Hundreds of people gathered in Old Montreal tonight in defiance of a new 8 p.m. curfew amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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A Naga Sadhu or Naked Hindu holy man smokes before taking a holy dips in the river Ganges during Shahi snan or a Royal bath during Kumbh mela, in Haridwar.

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In this photo released by the official website of the office of the Iranian Senior Vice- President, Senior Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri, right, and South Korea's Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun meet in Tehran, Iran,

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A Naga Sadhu or Naked Hindu holy man rubes ash as he prepares to take holy dips in the river Ganges during Shahi snan or a Royal bath during Kumbh mela, in Haridwar.

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Actress Sophie Cookson poses for photographers upon arrival at the Bafta Film Awards, in central London.

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Avanza Pais party presidential candidate Hernando De Soto and his wife Carla Olivieri, wave to supporters upon their arrival to vote during general elections in Lima, Peru.

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Actor Hugh Grant, right, and Anna Eberstein pose for photographers upon arrival at the Bafta Film Awards, in central London.

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Workers clean the steps as thousands of devotees arrive to take holy dips in the Ganges River during Kumbh Mela, in Haridwar.

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Keiko Fujimori, daughter of imprisoned ex-President Alberto Fujimori and presidential candidate for the Popular Force party, waves as she arrives to vote during general elections in Lima, Peru. Peruvians went to the polls amid a surge in new COVID-19 infections.

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Naked holy men take holy dips in the Ganges River during Kumbh Mela, or pitcher festival, one of the most sacred pilgrimages in Hinduism, in Haridwar.

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Kathleen Baker competes in the women's 200-meter IM final at the TYR Pro Swim Series swim meet in Mission Viejo, Calif. Baker came in third.

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Devotees stand behind barricades as they wait for Naga Sadhu or Naked Hindu holy men to arrive for Shahi snan or a Royal bath during Kumbh mela, in Haridwar.

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Devotees take holy dips in the river Ganges during Shahi snan or a Royal bath at Kumbh mela, in Haridwar.

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Actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas poses for photographers upon arrival at the Bafta Film Awards, in central London.

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Actor Pedro Pascal poses for photographers upon arrival at the Bafta Film Awards, in central London.

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A man blows a Conch shell as devotees take holy dips in the Ganges River during Kumbh Mela, in Haridwar.

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Sanju Samson celebrates his century during the Indian Premier League 2021 match between Rajasthan Royals and the Punjab Kings at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

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Shahrukh Khan of Punjab Kings drops a catch during the Indian Premier League 2021 match between Rajasthan Royals and the Punjab Kings at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

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Sanju Samson of Rajasthan Royals plays a shot during the Indian Premier League 2021 match between Rajasthan Royals and the Punjab Kings at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

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Sanju Samson of Rajasthan Royals plays a shot during the Indian Premier League 2021 match between Rajasthan Royals and the Punjab Kings at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

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Deepak Hooda of Punjab Kings plays a shot during the Indian Premier League 2021 match between Rajasthan Royals and the Punjab Kings at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

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Mustafizur Rahman of Rajasthan Royals appeals unsuccessfully during the Indian Premier League 2021 match between Rajasthan Royals and the Punjab Kings at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

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Chris Gayle of Punjab Kings bats during the Indian Premier League 2021 match between Rajasthan Royals and the Punjab Kings at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

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