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Devotees gather to take holy dip in the Gulf of Mannar on the occasion of 'Thai Amavasai', in front of the Sri Ramanthaswamy Temple in Rameshwaram.

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Damaged fishermen boats are seen following thunderstorm and rainfall due to Cyclone Amphan, at Rameshwaram town in Ramanathapuram district. As per IMD, Amphan intensified into extremely severe cyclonic storm and is likely to become super cyclone.

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Police officials direct people not to venture close to the shoreline of Bay of Bengal after high tides measuring several feets hit the coast near Dhanushkodi, in Rameswaram.

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Police personnel inspect the Pamban Bridge railway tracks as coastal security has been stepped up ahead of the Independence Day, in Rameswaram.

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Devotees gather to take holy dip on the occasion of Aadi Amavasai, in front of the Sri Ramanthaswamy Temple, in Rameswaram.

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Indian Coast Guard Deputy Commandants Anuradha Shukla and Shirin Chandran inside the hovercraft, in which they set on a 500-km surveillance mission from Rameswaram.

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Devotees perform rituals near the Ramanathaswamy temple on the occasion of 'Thai Amavasai', in Rameswaram.

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RIL Chairperson Mukesh Ambani with son Anand, offers prayers at Sri Ramanathaswamy Temple ahead of his daughter Isha's wedding scheduled next month, in Rameswaram.

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A wave hits the sea walkway after cyclonic storm 'Gaja' made landfall at Rameswaram, in Ramanathapuram district.

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Former President APJ Abdul Kalam's elder brother Mohammed Muthu Meera Lebbai Maraikayar and others pay homage to the former on his third death anniversary at Pei Karumbu in Rameswaram.

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Police display the huge consignment of ammunition and explosives recovered near Thangachimadam, in Rameswaram.

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Veteran actor Kamal Hassan arrives to pay tribute to former president A PJ Abdul Kalam at his memorial at Peikarumbu in Rameswaram. The actor is all set to launch his political party in Madurai.

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Veteran actor Kamal Hassan addresses the fishermen community at Rameswaram.

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Veteran actor Kamal Hassan addresses the fishermen community at Rameswaram. The actor is all set to launch his political party in Madurai.

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Veteran actor Kamal Hassan, meets Mohammed Muthu Meera Lebbai Maraicker elder brother of former President APJ Abdul Kalam at the residence of Kalam at Rameswaram. The actor is all set to launch his political party in Madurai.

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Police personnel and locals having a look of a dotted whale shark that was washed ashore at the Pamban sea coast near Rameswaran.

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In this Combo image, The copies of Bible and Quran placed along side a wooden piece engraved with the words 'Bhagavad Gita', near the wooden statue of former president A P J Abdul Kalam, at his memorial in Rameswaram by one of his family members. The copies of Bible and Quran were placed after a row over the 'Bhagavad Gita'.

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People walk to offer prayers to their ancestors at the famous Dhanushkodi beach at Arichal Munai in Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu recently. Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off a weekly train, Shraddha Sethu Express, that will link the pilgrimage centres of Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh and Rameswaram.

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People paying tributes to former President A PJ Abdul Kalam after the inauguration of his memorial at Peikarumbu in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurating former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam's memorial at Peikarumbu in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu. Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao, Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami, Minister of State for Commerce & Industry (Independent Charge), Nirmala Sitharaman and other dignitaries are also seen.

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Memorial of the former President A PJ Abdul Kalam which was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Peikarumbu in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu.

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A replica of Agni Missile being installed near the APJ Abdul Kalam Memorial ahead of its inauguration in Rameswaram. Kalam is also known as "Missile Man".

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Police take away a Pakistani national (green trousers) who along with two Indians was arrested in Rameswaram for travelling without valid documents.

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