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Aug 03, 2020

People move past the Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas workshop, ahead of the ground breaking ceremony of the 'Ram Mandir' in Ayodhya.

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Workers cover wooden railing along the road with orange cloth ahead of ground breaking ceremony of a temple in Ayodhya.

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People look at pillars lying at a workshop for the construction of a Rama temple ahead of its groundbreaking ceremony in Ayodhya.

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A model of Ram temple displayed at Kar Sewak Puram in Ayodhya. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to attend the 'Bhoomi Pujan' ceremony of Ram Temple in Ayodhya on August 5.

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A photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, right, along with other leaders are seen on the decorated ghats of the Saryu river ahead of a groundbreaking ceremony of a temple to the Hindu god Ram in Ayodhya.

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Illuminated city of Ayodhya is seen ahead of the groundbreaking ceremony of a temple to the Hindu god Ram in Ayodhya.

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A couple takes a selfie in front of a decorated gate of Ayodhya city ahead of the groundbreaking ceremony of a temple to the Hindu god Ram in Ayodhya.

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People offer prayers to sea god 'Varun' on the occasion of Narali Purnima (Coconut Day) at Worli Koliwada in Mumbai.

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Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) trust organised the Shravan Purnima Garuda Seva at Srivari Temple, Tirumala in Tirupati.

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Bollywood actor Raveena Tandon at her brother’s residence on the occasion of 'Raksha Bandhan' at Juhu in Mumbai.

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A life guard keeps a vigil under a decorated bridge over the river Saryu as the city get ready for ground breaking ceremony of a Hindu temple in Ayodhya.

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Flags bearing pictures of Lord Ram on sale at a shop ahead of the ground breaking ceremony of Ayodhya's Ram Temple, in Thane.

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Army personnel celebrate the festival of Raksha Bandhan by tying 'rakhis' sent to them by various women from across the country, in Ladakh region.

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A doctor displays 'rakhis' tied on his wrist by patients on the occasion of 'Raksha Bandhan', at CWG Village COVID-19 care centre near Akshardham, in New Delhi.

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A young girl ties 'rakhi' on the wrists of her brothers on the occasion of 'Raksha Bandhan' festival, in Bengaluru.

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A nurse ties 'rakhi' on the wrist of a patient on the occasion of 'Raksha Bandhan', at CWG Village COVID-19 care centre near Akshardham, in New Delhi.

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath takes stock of preparations for the ground breaking ceremony of the 'Ram Mandir' in Ayodhya.

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Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust General Secretary Champat Rai (2nd R) along with others addresses a press conference ahead of the ground breaking ceremony of the Ram Temple, in Ayodhya.

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People taking selfies on beach after prayers to the sea god 'Varun' on the occasion of Narali Purnima (Coconut Day) at Worli Koliwada, in Mumbai.

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Kashmiri girls tie 'rakhis' on the wrists of army personnel on Raksha Bandhan festival, at a village in Kupwara district.

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Women tie 'rakhis' on the wrist of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy on the occasion of 'Raksha Bandhan' festival, at Tadepalle in Guntur district.

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Sadhus visit the Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas workshop, ahead of the ground breaking ceremony of the 'Ram Mandir' in Ayodhya.

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Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao's sister ties him 'rakhi' on the occasion of 'Raksha Bandhan', at Pragathi Bhavan in Hyderabad.

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath offers prayers to Lord Ram during his visit to Ram Janmabhoomi premises to take stock of preparedness for the ground breaking ceremony of the Ram Mandir, in Ayodhya.

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People offer prayers to the sea god 'Varun' on the occasion of Narali Purnima (Coconut Day) at Worli Koliwada in Mumbai.

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Flags with pictures of Lord Ram printed on them, ahead of the foundation laying ceremony of Ram Temple in Ayodhya, at Sadar market in Old Delhi.

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Women tie 'rakhis' on the wrists of visually impaired children on the occasion of 'Raksha Bandhan' festival, at Institute For The Blind in Amritsar.

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A hoarding of Lord Ram put up at a crossing near the official residence of UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, ahead of the foundation laying ceremony of Ram temple in Ayodhya, in Lucknow.

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Women tie 'rakhi' on Raksha Bandhan to a doctor, who reportedly helped residents during COVID-19 surge at the Dharavi slum, in Mumbai.

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President Ram Nath Kovind celebrates Raksha Bandhan with nurses of The Trained Nurses’ Association of India, Military Nursing Service and President’s Estate Clinic.

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A health worker wears a PPE at CWG Village COVID-19 care Centre, during Unlock 3, in New Delhi

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President Ram Nath Kovind celebrates Raksha Bandhan with nurses of The Trained Nurses’ Association of India, Military Nursing Service and President’s Estate Clinic.

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A medic collects a sample from a man for COVID-19 test at a slum near Minto Road, in New Delhi.

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Bihar CM Nitish Kumar ties a 'rakhi' on a tree during Raksha Bandhan festival.

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A senior army officer, center, briefs to Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, 1st right, and Moeed Yusuf, the National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister of Pakistan, 2nd left, during their visit to forward area post along a highly militarized frontier in Chiri Kot sector, Pakistan.

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VHP National Working President Aalok Kumar addresses a press conference, in Lucknow.

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A priest continues with tying Janai, or sacred thread, around the wrist of devotees even after the surgical gloves he was wearing got torn off during Janai Purnima festival in Kathmandu, Nepal. The priest was wearing the gloves as a precaution against the coronavirus.

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A young couple with face masks kisses goodbye at the airport in Frankfurt, Germany.

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Saroj, a nurse, ties 'rakhi' to MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan at a COVID-19 isolation ward in Bhopal.

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A girl, puts vermillion on her brother's forehead during Raksha Bandhan festival in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh. Rakhis or sacred threads are tied onto the wrist of brothers by sisters during this festival that celebrates the bond between them.

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A transgender ties a rakhi on the wrist of a boy as a symbolic gesture during Raksha Bandhan festival, in Kolkata.

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Women tie 'rakhis' on the wrist of Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on the occasion of 'Raksha Bandhan', at his residence in Shimla.

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Women tie 'rakhi' to firemen on Raksha Bandhan festival, during Unlock 3, in Pune.

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A medic arranges samples for COVID-19 rapid antigen testing, in Kolkata.

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A transgender ties a rakhi on the wrist of a girl as a symbolic gesture during Raksha Bandhan festival, in Kolkata.

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Women tie 'rakhis' on the wrist of Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on the occasion of 'Raksha Bandhan', in Jaisalmer.

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BJP MLC Bukkal Nawab ties 'rakhi' to a cow on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan festival, in Lucknow.

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Mahant Ravinder Puri and other seers carry water collected from the Ganges as they depart for Ayodhya for the foundation laying ceremony of Ram temple, in Haridwar.

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A medic collects a sample from a child for COVID-19 test at a slum near Minto Road, in New Delhi.

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A medic collects a sample from a woman for COVID-19 test at a slum near Minto Road, in New Delhi.

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Health workers screen residents for COVID-19 symptoms at Dharavi, one of Asia's biggest slums, in Mumbai. India is the third hardest-hit country by the pandemic in the world after the United States and Brazil.

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Police personnel stop commuters at a check-post, during Raksha Bandhan festival, in Ayodhya.

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Daughters perform last rites of former SP leader and Rajya Sabha member Amar Singh, at Chhatarpur in New Delhi. Singh (64) who died in a Singapore hospital is survived by his wife Pankaja Singh and two daughters - Drishti and Disha.

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Shri Ram Teerth Kshetra Trust member Vimlendra Mohan Mishra offers prayers, ahead of the foundation laying ceremony of Ram temple, in Ayodhya. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to attend the 'Bhoomi Pujan' ceremony of Ram Temple in Ayodhya on August 5.

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BJP Mahila Morcha President Agnimitra Paul ties 'rakhi' on the wrist of the party's West Bengal unit chief Dilip Ghosh (R) on the occasion of ‘Raksha Bandhan’ festival, in Kolkata.

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Women tie 'rakhi' at an old age home during Raksha Bandhan festival, in Jammu.

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A UP roadways official conducts thermal screening of passengers travelling on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan festival, in Mathura.

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Security personnel urge devotees to return to their homes as they take a dip in the Ganga river on the occasion of 'Sawan Somwar', during Unlock 3, in Patna.

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Family members mourn near the mortal remains of former SP leader and Rajya Sabha member Amar Singh, at his farmhouse in New Delhi. Singh (64) who died in a Singapore hospital is survived by his wife Pankaja Singh and two daughters - Drishti and Disha.

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BJP leader Jyotiraditya Scindia pays tribute to the mortal remains of former SP leader and Rajya Sabha member Amar Singh, at his farmhouse in New Delhi. Singh (64) died in a Singapore hospital, where he was undergoing treatment for kidney-related ailments, on Saturday.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh pays tribute to the mortal remains of Rajya Sabha member Amar Singh, at his farmhouse in New Delhi. The mortal remains of former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh, who passed away on Saturday in Singapore due to kidney-related ailments, was on Sunday brought to India on a special flight.

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Bollywood actress Jaya Prada pays tributes to the mortal remains of former SP leader and Rajya Sabha member Amar Singh, at his farmhouse in New Delhi. Singh (64) who died in a Singapore hospital is survived by his wife Pankaja Singh and two daughters - Drishti and Disha.

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Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party leader Shivpal Singh Yadav pays tribute to the mortal remains of Rajya Sabha member Amar Singh, at his farmhouse in New Delhi. The mortal remains of former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh, who passed away on Saturday in Singapore due to kidney-related ailments, was on Sunday brought to India on a special flight.

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Devotees perform rituals on the occasion of Shravani Mahotsava on Raksha Bandhan festival, during the ongoing ten-day complete lockdown in wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Bhopal.

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Bollywood actress Jaya Prada arrives to pay her last respects to the mortal remains of former SP leader and Rajya Sabha member Amar Singh, at his farmhouse in New Delhi.

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Indonesian students and their teacher wear face masks as a precaution against the new coronavirus as they study at a class in Bekasi on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia.

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar gestures as he arrives to attend the monsoon session of the Assembly, at Gyan Bhawan in Patna.

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RJD and Congress legislators stage a protest on Bihar flood situation during the monsoon session of the Assembly, at Gyan Bhawan in Patna.

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Women fill containers with water from a leaking water pipeline, during Unlock 3, in Jammu.

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In this frame grab from NASA TV, the SpaceX capsule is lifted onto a ship in the Gulf of Mexico. Astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken spent a little over two months on the International Space Station. It will mark the first splashdown in 45 years for NASA astronauts and the first time a private company has ferried people from orbit.

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Genoa players celebrate at the end of the match with coach Davide Nicola after a serie A soccer match between Lecce and Parma, at the Via Del Mare stadium in Lecce, Italy.

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Waves driven by Tropical Storm Isaias crash over the jetty on the north side of the Palm Beach Inlet in Palm Beach Shores.

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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain, center, celebrates his victory on the podium with second placed Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of the Netherlands, left and third placed Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc of Monaco the British Formula One Grand Prix at the Silverstone racetrack, Silverstone, England.

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Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of the Netherlands celebrates on the podium after placing second at the British Formula One Grand Prix at the Silverstone racetrack, Silverstone, England.

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Third placed Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc of Monaco celebrate on the podium after the British Formula One Grand Prix at the Silverstone racetrack, Silverstone, England.

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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain steers his car during the British Formula One Grand Prix at the Silverstone racetrack, Silverstone, England.

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Haas driver Kevin Magnussen of Denmark crashes during the British Formula One Grand Prix at the Silverstone racetrack, Silverstone, England.

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Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany steers his car during the British Formula One Grand Prix at the Silverstone racetrack, Silverstone, England.

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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain steers his car Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas of Finland and Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of the Netherlands during the British Formula One Grand Prix at the Silverstone racetrack, Silverstone, England.

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Drivers kneel during the anti-racism demonstration ahead of the British Formula One Grand Prix at the Silverstone racetrack, Silverstone, England.

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