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Renovation and construction work underway at Jallianwala Bagh Memorial, which will remain closed for public for two months, in Amritsar

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Students discuss the question paper after appearing in the first exam of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), outside an examination centre in Amritsar.

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SAD(B) patron Parkash Singh Badal with party President Sukhbir Singh Badal and others addresses their 'Rosh' rally at Rajasansi, near Amritsar.

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District Congress Committee (urban) members lead by President Jatinder Soni hold LPG cylinders and raise slogans against the LPG cylinder price hike, in Amritsar.

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Activists of Jamhoori Front Punjab stage a protest march against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Register of Citizens (NRC) and National Population Register (NPR), in Amritsar.

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Artists from Mexico perform during 9th Amritsar International Folk Festival, in Amritsar.

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Banks employees shout slogans during a rally organised as part of the nationwide bank strike, in Amritsar.

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A man walks past a closed bank, during a two-day nationwide bank strike to press for wage revision, in Amritsar.

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BSF soldiers offer sweets to each other during 71st Republic Day celebrations, at Indo-Pak border at Attari, near Amritsar

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Muslims men along with members and supporters of radical Sikh organisations Dal Khalsa and Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) hold placards and shout slogans during a strike against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), in Amritsar

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Children pose for photographs in front of the 'Bhangra Giddha Dance' statues in Amritsar. The statues were allegedly partially destroyed by some Sikh radicals who had said earlier that these statues are against Punjab's culture alleging their portrayal in a wrong way.

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Participant take part in a 'Mini Marathon' organised by army to commemorate the Army Day 2020, in Amritsar.

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Young women wearing traditional Punjabi attire celebrate Lohri festival, in Amritsar.

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Young girls wearing traditional Punjabi attire pose with kites during an event ahead of Lohri festival, in Amritsar.

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People purchase kites ahead of Lohri festival at a market in Amritsar. Lohri marks the culmination of winter and is celebrated in the month of January every year.

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Members of various trade unions block the railway traffic during a nationwide strike called by ten trade unions, in Amritsar.

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Minister of State for Finance Anurag Thakur visits the Golden Temple in Amritsar.

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A devotee lights earthen lamps at Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple) on the occasion of  of the birth anniversary of the tenth Sikh leader Guru Gobind Singh, in Amritsar.

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Bollywood actress Sonali Bendre along with her family members poses for photographs after offering prayers at Golden temple in Amritsar

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Sikh devotees perform martial arts 'Gatka' during 'Nagar Kirtan' procession near Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple) ahead of the birth anniversary of the tenth Sikh leader Guru Gobind Singh, in Amritsar

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People pose for photographs as they welcome the New Year 2020, in Amritsar

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Kitemaker Jagmohan Kanojia displays his kites made specially for new year at his workshop in Amritsar.

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A girl poses as she take part in New Year celebrations in Amritsar

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Boys dressed as Santa Claus celebrate Christmas in Amritsar.

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Foreign national light candles during Christmas celebrations at St. Paul's church, in Amritsar.

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Youth Congress workers protest against against the amended Citizenship Act, in front of the residence BJP's Rajya Sabha MP Shwait Malik, in Amritsar.

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An illuminated view of St Mary's Catholic Church on Christmas eve, in Amritsar.

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Members of Muslim community hold placards during a protest in front of the University entrance against Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC), in Amritsar.

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Sikh refugees from Pakistan and Afghanistan offer sweets to each other as they celebrate the passing of Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) in Amritsar.

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Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) workers and supporters hold garlands of onions during a protest over hike in the prices of the vegetable, in Amritsar. Onion prices continue to soar across the country.

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Bollywood actor Aamir Khan during a visit to the Golden Temple in Amritsar.

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Bollywood actor Aamir Khan (L) with Chief Sec of SGPC Roop Sigh during a visit to the Golden Temple in Amritsar

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Bollywood actress Karisma Kapoor walks the ramp during a fashion show, in Amritsar.

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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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