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Aug 12, 2020

Border Security Force (BSF) jawans display preparedness in Pargwal area along the India-Pakistan border, ahead of the Independence Day, in Akhnoor, J & K.

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West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar ploughs a field with bulls on the occasion of Halakarshan festival, at Sriniketan in Birbhum district.

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Children dressed as Lord Krishna at Durgiana Temple on the occasion of the Krishna Janmashtami festival, in Amritsar.

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Children dressed as Lord Krishna on the occasion of Krishna Janmashtami festival, at their residence in Jammu.

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Officials feed elephants with a cake made of ragi and rice, fruits, vegetables and sugarcane on the occasion of World Elephant Day, at Nehru Zoological Park in Hyderabad.

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Carcass of a whale shark has been found at Sassoon Dock, in Mumbai. Reportedly, the investigation is underway as whale sharks are protected under Schedule 1 of Wildlife (Protection) Act 1972 and their killing is a cognisable offense.

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In this file photo, is seen Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH); and Minister of State in the Ministry of Defence Shripad Yesso Naik, at his office in New Delhi. Naik has tested positive for COVID-19 and opted for home isolation, in New Delhi.

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal perform 'Abhishek' on the idols of Krishna and Radha at ISKCON Temple, on the occasion of Krishna Janmashtami, in New Delhi.

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A child dressed as Lord Krishna poses for a photograph in the backdrop of Taj Mahal, on the occasion of Krishna Janmashtami festival, in Agra.

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A girl dressed as Goddess Radha arrives at Birla Mandir on the occasion of Krishna Janmashtami festival, in New Delhi.

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An illuminated view of Birla Mandir on Krishna Janmashtami festival, in New Delhi.

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A firefighter sprays water on India Gate during a cleaning process ahead of the Independence Day celebration, in New Delhi.

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Police and residents walk past charred remains of vehicles vandalised by a mob over a social media post, allegedly by a relative of a Congress MLA, in Bengaluru.

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A boy wearing a face mask breaks an earthen pot (Dahi Handi) on the occasion of Krishna Janmashtami festival, in Mumbai.

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Migrant workers return to the national capital from various parts of the country in search of employment, in New Delhi.

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Congress MLAs arrive at Jaipur Airport from Jaisalmer before boarding a bus to a hotel, as a month-long political crisis in Rajasthan ceases, in Jaipur.

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People wade through a waterlogged street during heavy rain, at Jambli Naka in Thane.

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Tigress Sheela with her three new born cubs at Bengal Safari in Siliguri.

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Relatives and bystanders, some of them wearing protective suits line up to get oxygen cylinders for patients outside a hospital in Srinagar.

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House belonging to a relative of a Congress MLA after being vandalised by a mob over a social media post allegedly by him, in Bengaluru.

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Balloon sellers walk in the rain outside Birla Mandir, in New Delhi.

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A policeman thrashes a motorist for violating prohibitory orders a day after violent protests in Bengaluru.

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Residents walk past charred remains of vehicles vandalised by a mob over a social media post, allegedly by a relative of a Congress MLA, in Bengaluru. Atleast three people were killed after police opened fire to quell a mob.

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Residents gather outside the residence of a Congress MLA, vandalised by a mob over a social media post allegedly by a relative of the leader, in Bengaluru. Atleast three people were killed after police opened fire to quell a mob.

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Congress MLAs board a bus to a hotel after arriving from Jaisalmer, as a month-long political crisis in Rajasthan ceases, in Jaipur.

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A woman and a child walks past the wreckage of vehicles and furniture burnt during violent protests in Bengaluru. At least three people have died in the southern city also known as Bangalore after hundreds of demonstrators clashed with the police overnight against a Facebook post considered offensive to Muslims, attacking a police station and setting fire to vehicles, police said.

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A policeman searches for documents inside a charred police vehicle vandalised by a mob over a social media post, allegedly by a relative of a Congress MLA, in Bengaluru.

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Police stand guard next to charred remains of vehicles vandalised by a mob over a social media post, allegedly by a relative of a Congress MLA, in Bengaluru.

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Police stand guard next to charred remains of vehicles vandalised by a mob over a social media post, allegedly by a relative of a Congress MLA, in Bengaluru. .

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Tri-coloured kites displayed for sale at a shop, ahead of the 74th Independence Day, at a wholesale kite market at Lal Kuan in old Delhi.

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Security men patrols in the premises of Red Fort ahead of the upcoming Independence Day celebrations, in New Delhi.

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Preparations underway at the Red Fort ahead of Independence Day function, in New Delhi.

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Preparations underway at the Red Fort ahead of Independence Day function, in New Delhi.

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Devotees perform on the occasion of Krishna Janmashtami, at Gaudiya Mission in Kolkata.

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Members of All India Students Association during a demonstration against the National Education Policy 2020, in Kolkata.

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Members of Youth Congress being detained by police during a protest against the implementation of Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) draft, outside Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar's residence in New Delhi.

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Members of Youth Congress stage a protest against the implementation of Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) draft, outside Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar's residence in New Delhi.

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A boy dressed as Krishna wears a mask as a precaution against the coronavirus during Janmashtami festival celebrations in Mumbai.

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Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot pays tribute to the Pakistani Hindu refugees, after 11 members of a family were found dead in their house on Sunday, in Jodhpur.

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Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy launches the YSR Cheyutha scheme, meant to benefit 23 lakh women belonging to SC, ST, BC and minority communities in the age group of 45-60 years, at Tadepalli in Guntur district.

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Children dressed as Lord Krishna and Radha break an earthen pot on the occasion of Janmashtami (Dahi Handi), at Dadar in Mumbai.

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A child wearing a face mask and dressed as Lord Krishna breaks an earthen pot on the occasion of Janmashtami (Dahi Handi), at Dadar in Mumbai. Owing to COVID-19 crisis, Dahi Handi festivities in Maharashtra were subdued as mandals opted for a low-key celebration.

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Priests shower flower petals on idols of Lord Krishna and Radha during Janmashtami celebrations at the Hare Krishna Temple, in Ahmedabad.

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Workers remove debris from destroyed buildings near the site of last week's explosion that hit the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon.

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Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu releases the book "Netaji—India’s Independence and British Archives" along with its Hindi version, at Upa-Rashtrapati Bhavan in new Delhi.

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Preparations underway at the Red Fort ahead of Independence Day function, in New Delhi.

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A Delhi Police jawan keeps vigil near the Red Fort ahead of Independence Day function, in New Delhi.

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Preparations underway at the Red Fort ahead of Independence Day function, in New Delhi.

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In this file photo, then-Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., listens during a visit with civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton during lunch at Sylvia's Restaurant in the Harlem neighborhood of New York. Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden named Harris as his running mate, making history by selecting the first Black woman to compete on a major party's presidential ticket.

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Children dressed as Lord Krishna break an earthen pot on the occasion of Janmashtami (Dahi Handi), in Mumbai.

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A fire fighter douses a fire in a vehicle, set ablaze by a mob over a social media post by a relative of a MLA, in Bengaluru.

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Commuters wade through a flooded street following heavy rainfall, in Mathura.

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A boy gets into playful mood in the middle of getting dressed as Krishna as he along-with a girl dressed as Krishna's consort Radha get ready for Janmashtami festival celebrations at a residential apartment in Hyderabad.

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UP CM Yogi Adityanath offers prayers on Janmashtami at Gorakhnath Temple.

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Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and other Sikh welfare association members during a sit-in protest over the laxity in recovery of the stolen ‘Saroops’ of Guru Granth Sahib, in Patiala.

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A special police force team 'Garudu' deployed at the site of violence after a mob vandalised a police station and burnt vehicles over a social media post by a relative of a MLA, in Bengaluru.

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In this handout photo provided by Russian Direct Investment Fund, an employee works with a coronavirus vaccine at the Nikolai Gamaleya National Center of Epidemiology and Microbiology in Moscow, Russia. Russia on Tuesday, Aug. 11 became the first country to approve a coronavirus vaccine for use in tens of thousands of its citizens despite international skepticism about injections that have not completed clinical trials and were studied in only dozens of people for less than two months.

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A boy dressed as Krishna and a girl dressed as Krishna's consort Radha play as they get ready for Janmashtami festival celebrations at a residential apartment in Hyderabad.

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A priest performs 'abhishek' on the occasion of Janmashtami festival, at a temple in Mathura.

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Police stand guard after a mob vandalised a police station following a social media post by a relative of a MLA, in Bengaluru.

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Charred remains of a vehicle vandalised by a mob, in Bengaluru. A mob rampaged through Bengaluru's Pulakeshi Nagar Tuesday night and vandalised a police station and a Congress legislator's residence after an alleged relative of the MLA shared a social media post purportedly on a communal issue.

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Police stand next to the charred remains of a vehicle vandalised by a mob over a social media post by a relative of a MLA, in Bengaluru.

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Charred remains of a vehicle vandalised by a mob over a social media post by a relative of a MLA, in Bengaluru.

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Police and Revenue Minister R Ashoka inspect as they stand near the charred remains of vehicles, vandalised by a mob over a social media post by a relative of a MLA, in Bengaluru.

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Police walk past damaged vehicles vandalised by a mob over a social media post by a relative of a MLA, in Bengaluru.

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This photo provided by the French Army shows oil leaking from the MV Wakashio, a bulk carrier ship that ran aground off the southeast coast of Mauritius. Thousands of students, environmental activists and residents of Mauritius were working around the clock trying to reduce the damage to the Indian Ocean island from an oil spill after a tanker ran aground on a coral reef. An estimated 1 ton of oil from the Japanese ship's cargo of 4 tons has already escaped into the sea, officials said.

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Hong Kong media tycoon and newspaper founder Jimmy Lai, center, walks out from a police station after being bailed out in Hong Kong. Last year, hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets of Hong Kong to demand full democracy, many egged on by a tabloid newspaper critical of China's ruling Communist Party. On Tuesday, they lined up at newsstands across the city to buy that same paper, handing over 10 Hong Kong dollars ($1.25) a copy in a bid to help the Apple Daily, and press freedom, survive.

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US President Donald Trump calls on a reporter as he speaks at a news conference in the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington.

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Ivanka Trump, the daughter and advisor to President Donald Trump, speaks during a briefing on the Women's Global Development and Prosperity initiative at the U.S. State Department in Washington. National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien is at left.

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A couple climbs the stairs to the Soumaya Museum that opened today after almost five months of being closed to the public as a measure to control the spread of new coronavirus, in Mexico City. The city preparing planning for the gradual reopening of the museums at 30% capacity scheduled for Wednesday.

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This photo provided by Capt. Dave's Whale Watching Safari shows some of 300 dolphins caught on camera stampeding across the ocean near Dana Point, California. A minutes-long video captured by Capt. Dave's Whale Watching Safari shows dolphins leaping several feet into the air above the glistening waters. The Orange County Register reported that dolphins move fastest while porpoising out of the water since there is less resistance in air than in water. It is unknown why pods of dolphins stampede.

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Police personnel stand near a vehicle set ablaze by a mob over a social media post by a relative of a MLA, in Bengaluru.

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Shakhtar's head coach Luis Castro, second right, congratulates his players during the Europa League quarter-final soccer match between Shakhtar Donetsk and FC Basel at the Veltins-Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Germany.

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Wolverhampton Wanderers' players reacts after the Europa League quarterfinal soccer match between Wolves and Sevilla at the MSV Arena in Duisburg, Germany. Seville won 1-0.

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Sevilla's Lucas Ocampos, second from left, scores his side's opening goal during the Europa League quarterfinal soccer match between Wolves and Sevilla at the MSV Arena in Duisburg, Germany.

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