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Former Australian prime minister Tony Abbott washes utensil, performing 'seva', at Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple) to mark the 550th birth anniversary of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak Dev, in Amritsar.

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Bollywood actors Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone at Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple) on the occasion of their first wedding anniversary in Amritsar.

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Bollywood actors Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone along with their family members pay obeisance at Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple) on the occasion of their first wedding anniversary in Amritsar.

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A display of fireworks at Sri Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple) on the occasion of 550th birth anniversary of Sikh Guru Nanak Dev Ji, in Amritsar.

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A Sikh Sewadar stands at Golden Temple on the occasion of 550th birth anniversary of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak Dev ji, in Amritsar

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Devotees offer prayers at Golden Temple on the occasion of 550th birth anniversary of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak Dev ji, in Amritsar

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A young devotee lights candles on the occasion of 550th birth anniversary of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak Dev ji, in Amritsar

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A Sikh man lights candles at an illuminated Golden temple on the eve of the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak in Amritsar.

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An illuminated Golden Temple on the eve of 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, founder of the Sikh religion, in Amritsar

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Sikh devotees participate in a religious procession at the Golden Temple on the eve of 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, founder of the Sikh religion, in Amritsar

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Sikh devotees participate in a religious procession at the Golden Temple on the eve of 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, founder of the Sikh religion, in Amritsar

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi being received by Punjab Governor VP Singh Bhadnore on his arrival at the airport in Amritsar. The prime minister will inaugurate Kartarpur Corridor at Dera Baba Nanak.

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A lightning bolt is seen in the sky above Harmandir Sahib during rain and thunderstorm, in Amritsar.

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar performs a ritual during his visit to Sri Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple), in Amritsar.

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A man sorts onions at a wholesale vegetable market at Walla, on the outskirts of Amritsar. The retail price of onions has risen by 45 per cent in the last one week to Rs 80/kg despite the central government's measures to boost supply and contain price rise.

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Model walks the ramp during FLO Fashion Fest Season 2 organised by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) Ladies Organization (FLO), in Amritsar

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A farmer burns paddy stubble at a farm on the outskirts of Amritsar. The pollution and smokey haze around the adjoining states of Punjab and Haryana, especially New Delhi has been linked with stubble burning and is said to be a contributing factor for increasing air pollution.

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Sikh devotees leave for Pakistan via Attari-Wagah border to celebrate the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev ji at Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur, at Attari about 35km from Amritsar.

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Sikh devotees leave for Pakistan via Attari-Wagah border to celebrate the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev ji at Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur, at Attari about 35km from Amritsar.

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A farmer burns paddy stubble in a village on the outskirts of Amritsar.

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Woman purchase materials for rituals on the eve of 'Chhath Puja' festival celebrations, in Kolkata.

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A woman purchase materials for rituals on the eve of 'Chhath Puja' festival celebrations, in Amritsar.

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A woman purchases materials for rituals on the eve of 'Chhath Puja' festival celebrations, in Amritsar.

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A religious procession (Nagar Kirtan) of Sikh devotees leave from Harmandir Sahib, Amritsar for Nankana Sahib in Pakistan, the birthplace of the founder of Sikhism Guru Nanak Dev to mark the 550th Parkash Purab. The 'Nagar Kirtan' would be crossing over to Pakistan today through the Wagah border.

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A view of 'Ik Onkar' painted on the tail of Air India's Boeing 787 Dreamliner as part of historic celebrations of the 550th anniversary of Sri Guru Nanak Dev, in Amritsar.

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A religious procession (Nagar Kirtan) of Sikh devotees leave from Gurdwara Nanak Piao in Delhi for Nankana Sahib in Pakistan, the birthplace of the founder of Sikhism Guru Nanak Dev. The 'Nagar Kirtan' via Ludhiana and Amritsar would be crossing over to Pakistan on October 31 through the Wagah border.

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Locals dump garbage into a canal, after Diwali celebrations, in Amritsar.

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Workers clean their tools with milk to worship them during Vishwakarma Puja, in Amritsar

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illuminated Golden Temple on the eve of 'Bandi Chhor Divas' and 'Diwali' celebrations at Sri Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple), in Amritsar

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illuminated Golden Temple on the eve of 'Bandi Chhor Divas' and 'Diwali' celebrations at Sri Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple), in Amritsar

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This frame from video shows shows paddy stubble burning in a field in Amritsar. The state-run Central Pollution Control Board's air quality index for New Delhi stood at 299 on Wednesday, about six times the recommended level.

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This frame from video shows a farmer burning paddy stubble in a field in Amritsar. The Indian capital's air quality levels have plunged to "poor," a day after the government initiated stricter measures to fight chronic air pollution.

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A farmer burns paddy stubble in a field, on the outskirts of Amritsar. Many areas in the Delhi-National Capital Region recorded air quality in the "very poor" category on Wednesday morning, with particulate matter less than 10 micrometres in diameter being the primary pollutant.

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Devotees pay obeisance at the sanctum sanctorum of the Golden Temple on the occasion of the 485th birth anniversary of the fourth Sikh Guru, Guru Ramdas Ji in Amritsar.

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Sikh devotees take a holy dip in the sacred pond of the Golden Temple on the occasion of the 485th birth anniversary of the fourth Sikh Guru, Guru Ramdas Ji in Amritsar.

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A worker transports ornamental flowers in a boat to decorate the curbs of the sanctum sanctorum of the Golden Temple, as part of celebrations of the 485th birth annversary of the fourth Sikh Guru, Guru Ramdas, in Amritsar.

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A man dries clothes at a Dhobi Ghat near Jaura Phatak, in Amritsar. Last year during Dussehra, a speeding train mowed down atleast 61 people who were watching the festival from across the nearby railway track at Jaura Phatak.

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Security personnel deployed at Joda Phatak during a protest by family members of victims, who died in the train tragedy on Dussehra last year, against the state government demanding justice, in Amritsar.

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Security personnel deployed at Joda Phatak during a protest by family members of victims, who died in the train tragedy on Dussehra last year, against the state government demanding justice, in Amritsar.

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Family members of victims, who died in the train tragedy on Dussehra last year, protest against the state government demanding justice and claiming the promised jobs at Joda Phatak, in Amritsar.

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Security personnel deployed at Joda Phatak during a protest by family members of victims, who died in the train tragedy on Dussehra last year, against the state government demanding justice, in Amritsar.

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Family members of victims, who died in the train tragedy on Dussehra last year, protest against the state government demanding justice and claiming the promised jobs at Joda Phatak, in Amritsar. At least 61 people were killed and over 70 sustained injuries in the tragic incident near Joda Phatak in Amritsar on October 19 last year.

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An elderly farmer inspects his damaged paddy crop following monsoon showers, on the outskirts of Amritsar.

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Police produce alleged Khalistan Zindabad Force (KZF) militants in a local court in Amritsar.

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Police take Sajanpreet Singh, arrested by a state special operation cell of Punjab Police in connection with the recent incidents of Pakistani drones dropping weapons in Indian territory, to the court in Amritsar.

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Man Sham Lal, a follower of Mahatma Gandhi's philosophy, along with his wife and son spin cotton thread on a traditional 'charkha', to commemorate Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary, in Amritsar.

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Rag pickers sort plastics at a garbage dumping site in Amritsar. The government has aimed to sensitise public against the use of plastic and has decided to ban one-time use plastic items from Oct. 2, 2019, in the wake of environmental concerns. Single-use plastics, also referred to as disposable plastics, are commonly used for packaging and include items intended to be used only once before they are thrown away or recycled.

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5 AK-47 rifles and other ammunition, which were recovered from three persons during a joint search operation of police and BSF, in Amritsar. The rifles were wrapped in Pakistani newspapers.

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Police personnel investigate the site of explosion at paint manufacturing unit located on Tarn Taran road, in Amritsar. There was no casualty in the incident but adjoining buildings developed cracks due to the blast.

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A devotee takes bath in the 'holy sarovar' as dark clouds are seen over the Golden Temple, in Amritsar.

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A man buys onions at a wholesale vegetable market at Walla, on the outskirts of Amritsar. The Centre will consider imposing the stock limit on onion traders if retail prices continue to remain high even after exhausting the buffer stock, Food and Consumer Affairs Ram Vilas Paswan said.

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Farmers raise slogans during a protest against Center's decision to join Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) deal, at Amritsar-Delhi Highway. India is preparing a final list of products on which it may retain import tariffs for China in the proposed RCEP agreement.

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Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby pays tributes at the Jallianwala Bagh memorial in Amritsar

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Artist Baljinder Singh Maan shows his creation which was specially-made using about 2500 match sticks on the eve of 'International Literacy Day', in Amritsar.

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A victim of a blast in a fireworks factory at Batala, being brought to Guru Nanak Hospital for treatment, in Amritsar. At least 18 people have died, 15 others injured and many feared trapped under the debris in Gurdaspur district.

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A devotee whispers a wish in the ear of an idol of Hindu God Ganesha as part of a ritual on the occasion of Ganesha Chaturthi, in Amritsar. Ganesh Chaturthi, also called Vinayaka Chaturthi, is celebrated to mark the birth of Lord Ganesh.

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Fireworks at the Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple) on the occasion of the 415th installation anniversary of Sri Guru Granth Sahib, in Amritsar

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Special floral decoration is seen at the Golden Temple on the occasion of the 415th installation anniversary of Sri Guru Granth Sahib, in Amritsar.

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Sikh devotees carry Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, the holy book of the Sikhs, in a golden palanquin at the Golden Temple during a religious procession on the occasion of the 415th installation anniversary of Sri Guru Granth Sahib, in Amritsar.

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An artist gives final touch to an idol of Lord Ganesha ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi festival, at a workshop in Amritsar.

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Students form a human pyramid as they try to break 'dahi-handi' on the occasion of Janmashtami festival at a school, in Amritsar.

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Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh interacts with children during an event in Amritsar.

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In this file photo, is seen Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman as he is released by Pakistan authorities at Wagah border on the Pakistani side. Varthaman, who spent some days in Pakistani custody when his MiG-21 was shot down in a dogfight with PAF jets a day after the February 26 Balakot airstrike, will likely be conferred the Vir Chakra on Independence Day.

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Students take part in a full dress rehearsal for the 73rd Independence Day parade, in Amritsar.

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People offer Eid al-Adha prayers at Khairuddin Mosque, in Amritsar.

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Samjhauta Express train arrives at Atari Shyam Singh railway station, in Amritsar district.

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Passengers deboard from Samjhauta Express train as it arrives at Atari Shyam Singh railway station, in Amritsar district.

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Former Punjab cabinet minister Navjot Singh Sidhu interacts with his supporters after inaugurating street lights under smart city project, at Verka in his constituency Amritsar.

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Shiv Sena Punjab workers celebrate government's decision to abolish Article 370 that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir and a separate bill to bifurcate the state into two separate union territories of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh, in Amritsar.

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A Sikh youth performs martial arts 'Gatka' near the Sri Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple) during the 'Nagar Kirtan' procession to mark the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, at the Golden Temple in Amritsar.

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Devotees seek blessings as Sri Guru Granth Sahib, the Sikh holy book, is taken in a vehicle during a religious procession commemorating 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak, at the Golden Temple in Amritsar. The procession which arrived from Pakistan yesterday, moved ahead on its course where its expected to go through 17 states before culminating at Sultanpur Lodhi in Punjab.

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Sikh devotees raise religious slogans as they leave in a bus for Pakistan to celebrate the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji (first Sikh guru) at Gurdwara Nankana Sahib, in Amritsar.

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Relatives of Indian Army soldiers, who were martyred during the Kargil Way, pay homage at Punjab State War Heroes' Memorial and Museum on the occasion of 'Kargil Vijay Divas', in Amritsar.

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Former cabinet minister Navjot Singh Sidhu holds a maiden meeting with municipal councilors and workers of his Amritsar East assembly constituency after resigning from Punjab's cabinet, in Amritsar.

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A worker pluck pears at an orchid, near village Manawala in Amritsar.

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Students dressed in traditional attire perform 'Gidda' during Teej Festival celebrations, in Amritsar.

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The Indian delegation headed by SCL Das, Joint Secretary (Internal Security) in Ministry of Home Affairs, along with other delegation members returns after the second round of talks with Pakistan to finalise modalities of the Kartarpur corridor for Sikh pilgrims, at Attari near Amritsar.

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SCL Das, Joint Secretary (Internal Security) in Ministry of Home Affairs, and other officials on their return after the second round of talks with Pakistan to finalise modalities of the Kartarpur corridor for Sikh pilgrims, at Attari near Amritsar.

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Artist Gurpreet Singh shows his new creation, a replica of the famous Golden Temple, as it looked some 400 years ago prior to the overlay of the sanctum with gold foil, in Amritsar.

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A statue of Maharaja Ranjit Singh in the backdrop of dense rain clouds in Amritsar.

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Labourers carry bags of heroin, which were seized by from the trucks coming from Pakistan, at a court in Amritsar. The Custom Officials seized 532Kg of suspected heroin and 52Kg suspected narcotics material, hidden iside a consignment of salt brought in trucks from Pakistan at Integrated Check Post (ICP) at Attari - Wagha border.

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Onlookers gather as a slum area catches fire, in Amritsar.

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A young girl carries her sibling out of a fire in a slum area, in Amritsar.

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Sikh pilgrims wave as they leave in a bus for Pakistan, to observe the death anniversary of Maharaja Ranjit Singh at Gurdwara Dera Sahib, in Amritsar.

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Tourists visit Jallianwala Bagh that has been partially closed for renovation work, in Amritsar.

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Workers plant paddy saplings in a field near Amritsar. Punjab government permitted paddy growers to transplant their crop from June 13 instead of the earlier date of June 20, following requests by various farmers' organisations.

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People participate in a candle light march to pay tribute to the two-year-old child Fatehveer, who died after falling into a borewell in Sangrur, in Amritsar. The child was pulled out of a 150-foot-deep unused borewell on June 11 after being stuck in it for almost 110 hours, but did not survive, officials and doctors said.

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Sikh volunteers prepare 'Chabeel', a flavoured cooling drink, at Golden Temple on the occasion of martyrdom day of the fifth Sikh Guru Arjun Dev, in Amritsar.

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A view of a deserted road during a shutdown call given by radical Sikh organization to mark the 35th anniversary of the Operation Blue Star,1984, in Amritsar.

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Members of various radical Sikh organizations shout pro-Khalistan slogans and brandish swords at a demonstration marking the 35th anniversary of the Operation Blue Star, 1984, at Golden Temple in Amritsar.

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A young girl takes pictures of Muslim devotees offering 'namaz' on the occasion of Eid-ul- Fitr festival, at Jama Masjid Khairuddin in Amritsar.

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A man stands near a garbage-dumping site on the outskirts of Amritsar.

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Rag-pickers pick usable material from a garbage-dumping site near Amritsar.

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Devotees being offered 'sharbet' at the Golden Temple on a hot summer day, in Amritsar.

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BJP MP from North West Delhi Hans Raj Hans offer prayer at Harmandar Sahib (Golden Temple), in Amritsar.

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Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs in the newly-elected PM Modi's cabinet, Hardeep Singh Puri being presented a memento, at Golden Temple, Amritsar.

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A BJP party workers flash the victory sign after Prime Minister Narendra Modi took oath of office and secrecy for the second consecutive term, in Amritsar.

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Bollywood actor Govinda pays obeisance at Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple), in Amritsar.

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An artist adds details to a portrait of Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of his swearing-in ceremony for the second term as Prime Minister of India, in Amritsar.

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Fireworks at Golden Temple on the occasion of 'Gurta Gaddi Diwas' of Guru Hargobind Ji, the sixth Sikh Guru, in Amritsar

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