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Apr 23, 2021

A COVID-19 critical patient waits in an autorickshaw outside the LNJP hospital, as coronavirus cases surge in record numbers across the country, New Delhi.

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Shahnawaz Shaik, a resident of Mumbai who sold his SUV last year to start an oxygen plant, distributes oxygen cylinders for free among the needy, in Mumbai.

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah during his visit to a COVID-19 Care Centre inside Gujarat University Exhibition Centre, in Ahmedabad.

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah addresses the media after his visit to a COVID-19 Care Centre inside Gujarat University Exhibition Centre, in Ahmedabad.

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Thrissur Pooram procession, held without people’s participation amid Covid-19 pandemic, in Thrissur.

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Migrants board buses to leave for their native places amid a surge in COVID-19 cases, at Rajiv Chowk in Gurugram.

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Police personnel check a vehicle ahead of 7th phase of West Bengal Assembly Polls in Kolkata.

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Politburo member Mohammed Salim during an election campaign rally in support of United Secular Front party candidates for the Assembly Poll at Eklakhi in Malda district.

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Bodies of COVID-19 victims wait for cremation at Gulbi Ghat electric crematorium, in Patna.

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A man receiving the vaccination at a Covid -19 care centre at Kaloor in Kochi.

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Oxygen tankers being airlifted on IAF C17 aeroplane for refilling of tankers from Angul Rourkela Steel Plant in Odisha.

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Health workers carry a patient after a fire in Vijay Vallabh COVID-19 hospital at Virar, near Mumbai.

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee addresses the media, in Paschim Bardhaman district.

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Passengers walks past a wall mural, amid a surge in coronavirus cases, in Prayagraj.

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People listen to the virtual address of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the last two phases of election campaigning during the ongoing West Bengal assembly polls, at Bolpur in Birbhum district.

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Farmers sort rice grain after harvesting, on the outskirts of Chennai.

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Facemasks for sale at a roadside stall as the street wears a deserted look amidst surge in coronavirus cases across the country, in Kolkata.

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Family members of COVID-19 patients wait to fill their empty cylinders with medical oxygen outside an oxygen filling centre, as demand for the gas rises due to spike in coronavirus cases, in Lucknow.

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Violators of COVID-19 safety guidelines shifted to a temporary jail by police, amid the rise in Covid-19 cases across the country, in Jabalpur.

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Relatives carry an oxygen cylinder from a private gas manufacturing plant, that is offering free refilling of oxygen for COVID 19 patients, after an initiative by IMT Industrial Association Manesar, near Gurugram.

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Britain's Jessica Gadirova performs on the balance beam during the women's all-around final of the 2021 European Championships in Artistic Gymnastics in the St. Jakobshalle in Basel, Switzerland.

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Health workers and family members, wearing protective suits, carry the body of a person who died of COVID-19, at Cremation Ground in Jammu.

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Virtual meeting of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Shahid Minar Maidan for ongoing State Assembly Polls, in Kolkata.

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BJP activists attend virtual meeting of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Shahid Minar maidan for ongoing State Assembly poll in Kolkata.

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Mahatma Gandhi marg wears a deserted look during lockdown, amid rise in COVID-19 cases across the country, in Ranchi.

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Devotees offer prayers during the ongoing holy fasting month of 'Ramadan', at Leisure Valley ground in Gurugram.

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A medic wearing PPE conducts COVID-19 testing of a woman, as coronavirus cases surge countrywide in record numbers, in Kullu.

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Relative stage a protest after their family members suffering from COVID-19 disease died, allegedly due to lack of oxygen, at Galaxy Hospital in Jabalpur.

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Workers construct a temporary isolation centre and hospital for COVID-19 patients, as coronavirus cases surge across the country, in Varanasi.

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Citizens wait to receive a dose of COVID-19 vaccine, as coronavirus cases surge countrywide, in Nagaon.

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A temporary barricade set up to prevent locals from entering the market after Rajasthan Government imposed lockdown in view of surge in coronavirus cases, in Beawar.

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A commuter sits inside an empty Monorail, after authorities allowed its services open to people involved in essential services only, as coronavirus cases surge, in Mumbai.

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Relatives breakdown at the death of a family member due to COVID-19 as coronavirus cases surge, at Swarn Rekha Ghat Crematorium, in Ranchi

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This handout photo taken from a video released by Russian Defense Ministry Press Service shows, Russian military's armored vehicles roll into landing vessels after drills in Crimea.

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This handout photo taken from a video released by Russian Defense Ministry Press Service shows, Russian troops board landing vessels after drills in Crimea. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu ordered troops back to their permanent bases after a massive military buildup that caused Ukrainian and Western concerns.

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A crowd gathers to witness the state funeral for the late Chadian president Idriss Deby in N'Djamena, Chad. Chad's President Idriss Deby died of injuries suffered in clashes with rebels in the country's north, an army spokesperson announced on state television on 20 April 2021.

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Workers unloading oxygen cylinders, to be used for Covid-19 patients at Jawaharlal Nehru Hospital, in Ajmer.

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Devotees gather at Mecca Masjid to offer Friday prayers on second Friday of Ramzan month, in Hyderabad.

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Debris of a building after it collapsed following heavy rain in the region, in Shimla.

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Relatives of COVID-19 patients at LNJP hospital, as coronavirus cases surge across the country, in New Delhi.

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Medics inspect COVID-19 patients at Shehnai Banquet Hall, temporarily converted into an isolation ward, as coronavirus cases surge across the country, in New Delhi.

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Activists stage a protest against Centre's decision to re-open Sterlite Copper Plant in Thoothukudi.

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People waiting for their turn in front of a vaccine centre to receive a dose of COVID-19 vaccine at Government Hospital in Karad.

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Apple orchards under snow. The snow and hail damaged plants, ruined crop and wrecked havoc on anti-hail nets covering the plants.

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Apple orchards under snow. The snow and hail damaged plants, ruined crop and wrecked havoc on anti-hail nets covering the plants.

Photograph by Neha Rukta

Relatives react after the death of a family member due to COVID-19, as coronavirus cases surge in the national capital, at LNJP Hospital in New Delhi.

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Cremation of COVID-19 victims who died due to a fire at Vijay Vallabh Hospital, as coronavirus cases surge across the country in record numbers, at a crematorium in Virar West, on the outskirts of Mumbai.

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Cremation of COVID-19 victims at Nigambodh Ghat Crematorium, as coronavirus cases surge countrywide, in New Delhi.

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Devotees offer prayers at Vashi Ullah Mosque, during the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Prayagraj.

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A message outside the COVID-19 ward of NMCH (Nalanda Medical College & Hospital) announces lack of beds, amid the rise in Covid-19 cases across the country, in Patna.

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Sri Krishna Janmsthan temple closed till May 9th, 2021, due to ongoing coronavirus pandemic, in Mathura.

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People inspect an ICU ward after a fire broke out in Vijay Vallabh COVID-19 hospital at Virar, near Mumbai.

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Shaheed Bhagat Singh Dal volunteers carry a COVID-19 victim from their house for cremation as another COVID-19 patient gest treated inside an ambulance, in New Delhi.

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Police personnel stand outside the Vijay Vallabh COVID care hospital after a fire in Virar West, on the outskirts of Mumbai.

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People stand in a long queue to get COVID-19 test, provided by a Sikh organisation at a Gurdwara in Indirapuram, Ghaziabad.

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COVID-19 patient gets oxygen on the spot, provided by a Sikh organisation at a Gurdwara in Indirapuram, Ghaziabad.

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Workers refill cylinders with medical oxygen for supply to hospitals for COVID-19 patients, amid a surge in coronavirus cases, at Venutai Chavan Government Hospital in Karad.

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Patients get oxygen, provided by a Sikh organisation at Indirapuram Gurdwara, in Ghaziabad.

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People line up at Govt Hospital waiting for their turn for a Covid-19 test, in Jammu.

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Health workers shift patients from Vijay Vallabh COVID care hospital after a fire in Virar West on the outskirts of Mumbai.

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A nurse injecting dose of Covid-19 vaccine to a woman amid surge in coronavirus cases at TRP Indoor stadium,in Guwahati.

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NDRF team carries out rescue operation after an overcrowded jeep fell into River Ganga at Pipa Pul, in Patna.

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Vehicles covered with snow after a fresh snowfall, at Narkanda near Shimla.

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Migrants boarding a train to their native places amid surge in coronavirus cases across the country, in Jalandhar.

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A truck carries oxygen cylinders amidst a dust storm in Bikaner.

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A labourer drains water from a plastic sheet used to cover sacks containing wheat, at New Grain Market in Patiala.

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C-17 and IL-76 aircraft airlifted cryogenic oxygen containers from Air Force Station Hindan to Panagarh for recharging, in support of the fight against Covid-19. Similar airlift tasks are underway across the country.

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Family members react after a fire at a Covid-19 hospital where at least 13 people died, in Virar.

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Maharashtra state Minister Eknath Shinde at the site of the fire at a Covid-19 hospital, where at least 13 patients died, in Virar.

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A Covid-19 pateint being taken out of a hospital after a fire in Virar. Thirteen COVID-19 patients died in the fire.

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Labourers drain water from the plastic sheets used to cover wheat sacks after heavy rain at the grain market near Sirhind road in Patiala.

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People mourn deaths of their relatives in a fire at a Covid-19 hospital in Virar, Maharashtra. Thirteen COVID-19 patients die in the hospital fire in Maharashtra.

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Fire at Vijay Vallabha Covid-19 hospital in Virar, Maharashtra. Thirteen COVID-19 patients die in the hospital fire in Maharashtra.

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District Magistrate of Prayagraj IAS Bhanu Chandra Goswami interacts with doctors as they stage a protest following a clash with relatives of COVID-19 patients who died at Swaroop Rani Nehru Hospital, Prayagraj.

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Bodies of victims of a fire lie inside an ambulance in Vijay Vallabh COVID-19 hospital at Virar, near Mumbai.

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A National Search and Rescue Agency rescue ship sails to join the search for submarine KRI Nanggala that went missing while participating in a training exercise on Wednesday, off Banyuwangi, East Java, Indonesia. Rescuers continued an urgent search Friday for an Indonesian submarine that disappeared two days ago and has less than a day's supply of oxygen left for its crew.

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Energy Observer, a former race boat turned into autonomous navigation with hydrogen, sails off the coast of Long Beach, California, after a month sailing from the Galápagos islands. Energy Observer is the first self-sufficient energy vessel with zero greenhouse gas or fine particle emissions powered by hydrogen and renewable energies.

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In this image from video made available by NASA, the Mars Ingenuity helicopter hovers above the surface of the planet during its second flight.

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In this photo released by Saudi Press Agency, Saudi King Salman, speaks on the first day of the two-day US-hosted, Leaders Summit on Climate, being held virtually due to the pandemic, at his office in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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US President Joe Biden speaks to the virtual Leaders Summit on Climate, from the East Room of the White House in Washington.

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Palestinians run away as a stun grenades are fired by Israeli police during clashes at Damascus Gate just outside Jerusalem's Old City. Palestinians clashed with Israeli police over restrictions on Ramadan gatherings ahead of a planned march by Lahava, a Jewish extremist group, to the area later on Thursday amid heightened tensions in the city.

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A boat sits idle on the banks of Villa Victoria Dam, the main water supply for Mexico City residents, on the outskirts of Toluca, Mexico. The mayor of Mexico City said the drought was the worst in 30 years, and that problem can be seen at the series of reservoirs that bring in water from other states to supply the capital.

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Russian communist supporters hold their flags and portraits of Vladimir Lenin as they walk to visit the Mausoleum of the Soviet founder Vladimir Lenin to mark the 151st anniversary of his birth, in Moscow, Russia.

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A person plants a seedling at a Planting Life site, a jobs and reforestation program promoted by Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, in Kopoma, Yucatan state, Mexico. President Lopez Obrador is making a strong push for his oft-questioned tree-planting program, trying to get the United States to help fund expansion of the program into Central America as a way to stem migration.

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Japan's women national Rugby team candidates prepare to play a match in the operational test event of Rugby in preparation for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Tokyo Stadium, in Tokyo.

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Russian actress Ekaterina Klimova arrives at the opening ceremony of the 43rd Moscow International Film Festival in Moscow, Russia.

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Russian actress Marina Zudina arrives at the opening ceremony of the 43rd Moscow International Film Festival in Moscow, Russia.

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A family cooks breakfast over a campfire at a squatters settlement on a hilltop in the Villa El Salvador neighborhood, occupied by people who can no longer pay their rent because of restrictions on economic activity aimed at limiting the spread of COVID-19, in Lima, Peru.

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Later lilies known as "Yacare Yrupe," or Victoria Cruziana, float in the Cerro Lagoon in Limpio, Paraguay, on Earth Day. Yrupe means "water plate," and Yacare is the Guarani Indigenous name for the local caiman animal.

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi shots and scores the opening goal during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Getafe at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain.

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi, left, scores his second goal during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Getafe at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain.

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Russia's Kirill Prokopev performs on the pommel horse during the men's qualification competition of the 2021 European Championships in Artistic Gymnastics in the St. Jakobshalle in Basel, Switzerland.

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A woman stays inside a new 'Infinity Mirror Room' by Yayoi Kusama, during the press preview of a retrospective exhibition of the Japanese artist at the Martin Gropius Bau museum in Berlin, Germany. The exhibition will run from April 23 to August 15, 2021.

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People walk through the art work 'THE SPIRITS OF THE PUMPKINS DESCENDED INTO THE HEAVENS' by Yayoi Kusama, during the press preview of a retrospective exhibition of the Japanese artist at the Martin Gropius Bau museum in Berlin, Germany.

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Two women walk through the art work 'A Bouquet of Love I Saw in the Universe' by Yayoi Kusama during the press preview of a retrospective exhibition of the Japanese artist at the Martin Gropius Bau museum in Berlin, Germany.

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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the Crew Dragon space capsule sits before a launch at the Kennedy Space Center, in Cape Canaveral, Florida. SpaceX is aiming for its third crew launch an hour before sunrise Friday.

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Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry speaks during a press briefing at the White House, in Washington.

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Mass cremation of COVID-19 victims at Old Seemapuri Crematorium as coronavirus cases surge, in New Delhi.

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Chris Gayle of Punjab Kings plays a shot during match 17 of the Vivo Indian Premier League 2021 between the Punjab Kings and the Mumbai Indians held at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.

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K L Rahul of Punjab Kings plays a shot during match 17 of the Vivo Indian Premier League 2021 between the Punjab Kings and the Mumbai Indians held at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.

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Trent Boult of Mumbai Indians bowls during during match 17 of the Vivo Indian Premier League 2021 between the Punjab Kings and the Mumbai Indians held at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.

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KL Rahul captain of Punjab Kings plays a shot during during match 17 of the Vivo Indian Premier League 2021 between the Punjab Kings and the Mumbai Indians held at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.

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Mayank Agarwal of Punjab Kings plays a shot during match 17 of the Vivo Indian Premier League 2021 between the Punjab Kings and the Mumbai Indians held at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.

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Ravi Bishnoi of Punjab Kings bowls during match 17 of the Vivo Indian Premier League 2021 between the Punjab Kings and the Mumbai Indians held at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.

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Surya Kumar Yadav of Mumbai Indians congratulates Rohit Sharma captain of Mumbai Indians for scoring a fifty during match 17 of the Vivo Indian Premier League 2021 between the Punjab Kings and the Mumbai Indians held at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.

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Suryakumar Yadav of Mumbai Indians plays a shot during match 17 of the Vivo Indian Premier League 2021 between the Punjab Kings and the Mumbai Indians held at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.

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Rohit Sharma captain of Mumbai Indians plays a shot during match 17 of the Vivo Indian Premier League 2021 between the Punjab Kings and the Mumbai Indians held at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.

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Mass cremation of COVID-19 victims at Old Seemapuri Crematorium as coronavirus cases surge, in New Delhi.

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Mass cremation of COVID-19 victims at Old Seemapuri Crematorium as coronavirus cases surge in New Delhi.

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