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Indian Railways team after winning the 68th Men Senior National Kabaddi Championship 2021, in Ayodhya

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Funeral procession of CRPF jawan Rajkumar Yadav, who died in a gun battle with Maoist rebels in Chhattisgarh, in Ayodhya.

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Devotees smear dry colors on each other on the occasion of 'Rangbhari Ekadashi 2021', ahead of Holi festival, at Hanuman Garhi Temple in Ayodhya.

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Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar with Raja Vimlendra Mohan Pratap Mishra and his son Yatindra Mishra during a meeting, before starting the shooting of their film' Ram Setu', in Ayodhya.

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Aditynath visits Hanuman Garhi Mandir in Ayodhya.

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A flag hoisting ceremony on the occasion of the Republic Day before the symbolic foundation stone laying for the construction of a mosque in the 5 acre land, which has been alloted after the Supreme Court verdict on Ram Janmabhoomi-Babari Masjid case, at Dhannipur.

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Singer Sonu Nigam visits Hanumangarhi temple in Ayodhya.

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Works in progress at Ram Janmabhumi Nyas-run workshop at Karsewak Puram in Ayodhya. Tight security arrangements have been made in Ayodhya on the 28th anniversary of the Babri mosque demolition.

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Locals outside Jama Masjid Malik Shah as seen on Babri Masjid demolition day, in Ayodhya.

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The passage of faith: A sadhu in Ayodhya

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Hindu devotees take part in 'Chaudah Kosi Parikrama' in Ayodhya.

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath puts 'tilak' on an artiste enacting Bharat at Ramkatha Park, during Deepotsav celebrations in Ayodhya.

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Devotees light earthen lamps on the bank of Saryu River during Deepotsav celebrations in Ayodhya.

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Devotees light earthen lamps on the bank of Saryu River during Deepotsav celebrations in Ayodhya.

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Devotees light earthen lamps on the bank of Saryu River during Deepotsav celebrations in Ayodhya.

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Devotees light earthen lamps on the bank of Saryu River during Deepotsav celebrations in Ayodhya.

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Devotees light earthen lamps on the bank of Saryu River during Deepotsav celebrations in Ayodhya.

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Devotees light earthen lamps on the bank of Saryu River during Deepotsav celebrations in Ayodhya.

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Illuminated Ram Ki Paudi ahead of the Diwali festival, in Ayodhya.

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Artists paint a wall mural near Har Ki Pauri ahead of the upcoming festival of 'Diwali', in Ayodhya.

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Ram Ki Pauri illuminated for the upcoming festival of 'Diwali', in Ayodhya.

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Visitors at Ram Ki Pauri ahead of the upcoming festival of 'Diwali', in Ayodhya.

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Bollywood actor Bindu Dara Singh plays the role of Hanuman during Ramlila, a dramatic re-enactment of the life of Lord Ram, at Laxman Qila in Ayodhya.

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Bollywood actor Shahbaz Khan, plays the role of Ravan and BJP MP Manoj Tiwari as Angad (Ram's emissary) perform Ramlila, a dramatic re-enactment of the life of Lord Ram, at Laxman Qila in Ayodhya.

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Artists perform Ramlila, a dramatic re-enactment of the life of Lord Ram, at Laxman Qila in Ayodhya.

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Bollywood actor Bindu Dara Singh plays the role of Hanuman during Ramlila, a dramatic re-enactment of the life of Lord Ram, at Laxman Qila in Ayodhya.

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Bollywood actor Bindu Dara Singh plays the role of Hanuman during Ramlila, a dramatic re-enactment of the life of Lord Ram, at Laxman Qila in Ayodhya.

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Bollywood actor Shahbaz Khan plays the role of Ravan during Ramlila, a dramatic re-enactment of the life of Lord Ram, at Laxman Qila in Ayodhya.

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Bollywood actor Shahbaz Khan plays the role of Ravan during Ramlila, a dramatic re-enactment of the life of Lord Ram, at Laxman Qila in Ayodhya.

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Artists perform Ramlila, a dramatic re-enactment of the life of Lord Ram, at Laxman Qila in Ayodhya

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BJP MP Ravi Kishan plays the role of Bharat during Ramlila, a dramatic re-enactment of the life of Lord Ram, at Laxman Qila in Ayodhya.

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BJP MP Ravi Kishan, plays the role of Bharat, along with other artists during Ramlila, a dramatic re-enactment of the life of Lord Ram, at Laxman Qila in Ayodhya.

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Artists perform Ramlila, a dramatic re-enactment of the life of Lord Ram, at Laxman Qila in Ayodhya.

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Guinness World Record title holder Rajlakshmi Manda rings a bell weighing 613 kg, meant for Ram Temple, after it arrived from Rameswaram by road, in Ayodhya.

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Iqbal Ansari, son of Hashim Ansari who was the main petitioner of Babri mosque demolition case, gestures as he speaks after the verdict by the special CBI court, in Ayodhya.

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Residents walk past Hanuman Garhi temple, after a special CBI delivered its verdict in the 1992 Babri mosque demolition accused case, in Ayodhya.

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Police personnel stand guard outside the residence of Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust Chairman Nritya Gopal Das, after a special CBI delivered its verdict in the 1992 Babri mosque demolition accused case, in Ayodhya.

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In this file photo, is seen Babri mosque in Ayodhya. All 32 accused in Babri mosque demolition case have been acquitted by the special CBI court after the pronouncement of its judgment in the case.

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Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra General Secretary Champat Rai addresses the press in Ayodhya.

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People bathe in Sarayu river, in Ayodhya. PM Modi laid the foundation for the construction of Ram Temple, yesterday.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi being presented with a memento by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath during the foundation stone laying ceremony of Ram Temple, in Ayodhya.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, left and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat, right during the groundbreaking ceremony of a temple dedicated to the Hindu god Ram, in Ayodhya.

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Policemen offer prayers at the site of the groundbreaking ceremony of Ram Temple, in Ayodhya.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses at the foundation stone laying ceremony of ‘Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Mandir', in Ayodhya.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi performs Bhoomi Pujan at ‘Shree Ram Janmabhoomi Mandir, in Ayodhya.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi's mother Hiraba watches the live telecast of the foundation laying ceremony of Ayodhya's Ram Mandir.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveils the plaque to lay the foundation stone of ‘Shree Ram Janmabhoomi Mandir’, in Ayodhya.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi performs Bhoomi Pujan at ‘Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Mandir’, in Ayodhya.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, center, performs the groundbreaking ceremony of a temple dedicated to the god Ram, watched by Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat, right, and others in Ayodhya.

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Market area near Hanuman Garhi temple, a day after PM Modi laid foundation for the construction of Ram temple, in Ayodhya.

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People burn crackers to celebrate the groundbreaking ceremony of the Ram Temple, in Ayodhya

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A sadhu celebrates the ground breaking ceremony for proposed Ram Temple, near Ramjanmabhoomi in Ayodhya.

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Divya Darshans of Bhagwan Ramlalla Virajman from Ram Janmbhoomi complex.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi performs the groundbreaking ceremony of a temple dedicated to the Hindu god Ram in Ayodhya.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi performs the groundbreaking ceremony of a temple dedicated to the god Ram, in Ayodhya.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi offers prayers while attending the foundation stone laying ceremony for the construction of the Ram Mandir, in Ayodhya.

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RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat during the foundation stone laying ceremony of Ram Temple, at Ram Janambhoomi site in Ayodhya.

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RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat interacts with various religious leaders attending the foundation stone laying ceremony for the construction of the Ram Mandir, in Ayodhya.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi performs Bhoomi Pujan rituals for the construction of the Ram Mandir, in Ram Janmabhoomi premises in Ayodhya.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with UP Governor Anandiben Patel performs Bhoomi Pujan rituals for the construction of the Ram Mandir, in Ram Janmabhoomi premises in Ayodhya.

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Devotees gather to attend the Bhoomi Pujan for the construction of Ram Temple, at Ram Janambhoomi site in Ayodhya.

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People gather on the rooftops and around to try and have a view of the foundation-stone laying ceremony of the Ram temple, in Ayodhya.

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath being greeted by BJP leader Uma Bharti during the function ahead of the inception of Bhoomi Pujan for the construction of Ram Temple, in Ayodhya.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat, Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and others during the Bhoomi Pujan for the construction of Ram Temple, at Ram Janambhoomi site in Ayodhya.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi offers prayers in front of the idol of Lord Ram ahead of the inception of Bhoomi Pujan for the construction of Ram Temple, in Ayodhya.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi being welcomed by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath ahead of the inception of Bhoomi Pujan for the construction of Ram Temple, in Ayodhya.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath waters Parijaat sapling ahead of the inception of Bhoomi Pujan for the construction of Ram Temple, in Ayodhya.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the Bhoomi Pujan for the construction of Ram Temple, at Ram Janambhoomi site in Ayodhya

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat during the Bhoomi Pujan for the construction of Ram Temple, at Ram Janambhoomi site in Ayodhya.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat during the Bhoomi Pujan for the construction of Ram Temple, at Ram Janambhoomi site in Ayodhya

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives to attend the foundation-stone laying ceremony of the Ram temple, in Ayodhya.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat, Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and others during the Bhoomi Pujan for the construction of Ram Temple, at Ram Janambhoomi site in Ayodhya

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Devotees gather to attend the Bhoomi Pujan for the construction of Ram Temple, at Ram Janambhoomi site in Ayodhya.

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Priests gather for a groundbreaking ceremony of a temple dedicated to the Hindu god Ram in Ayodhya. The coronavirus is restricting a large crowd, but Hindus were joyful before Prime Minister Narendra Modi breaks ground Wednesday on a long-awaited temple of their most revered god Ram at the site of a demolished 16th century mosque in northern India.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the Bhoomi Pujan for the construction of Ram Temple, at Ram Janambhoomi site in Ayodhya.

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NSG bomb disposal squad with a sniffer dog at Hanuman Garhi during the function ahead of the inception of Bhoomi Pujan for the construction of Ram Temple, in Ayodhya.

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Police personnel stop commuters at the entrance of Hanuman Garhi area as the security has been enhanced for the foundation laying ceremony of Ram Temple, in Ayodhya.

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath along with Sadhus during the function ahead of the inception of Bhoomi Pujan for the construction of Ram Temple, in Ayodhya.

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Sadhus celebrate the Bhoomi Pujan day for the construction of Ram Temple, at Hanuman Garhi in Ayodhya.

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Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh state Yogi Adityanath inspects the site for a groundbreaking ceremony of a temple dedicated to the Hindu god Ram in Ayodhya.

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Hindus offer prayers for a groundbreaking ceremony of a temple dedicated to the Hindu god Ram in Ayodhya, at the Vishwa Hindu Parishad headquarters in New Delhi.

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Priests prepare the site for a groundbreaking ceremony of a temple dedicated to the Hindu god Ram in Ayodhya.

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Silver bricks donated by BJP workers at 'Kavi Sammelan', on the eve of foundation laying ceremony of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, during Unlock 3.0, at Delhi BJP office, in New Delhi.

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Artist Sudarshan Pattanaik makes a replica of Ram temple out of sand, on the eve of its ground-breaking ceremony in Ayodhya, on Puri beach

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BJP workers hold their party flag outside the Hanumangarhi temple, on the eve of the groundbreaking ceremony of the Ram Mandir, in Ayodhya.

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Hindu devotees light lamps on 'Deepotsav' at Ramghat on the eve of 'Bhoomi Pujan' of the Ram Temple, in Ayodhya. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to attend the ceremony, to be held in Ayodhya on Aug 5.

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Hindu devotees celebrate 'Deepotsav' at Ramghat on the eve of 'Bhoomi Pujan' of the Ram Temple, in Ayodhya. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to attend the ceremony, to be held in Ayodhya on Aug 5.

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BJP MLA Rameshwar Sharma with party activists lights lamps on the eve of groundbreaking ceremony of Ayodhya's Ram temple, in Bhopal

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Children and youngsters make ‘rangoli’ on pavement along a road, on the eve of the groundbreaking ceremony of the Ram Mandir, in Ayodhya.

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People make ‘rangoli’ at Naya Ghat on the eve of the groundbreaking ceremony of the Ram Mandir, in Ayodhya

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Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) and Bajrang Dal members make a replica of Ram temple using gulal and earthen lamp, on the eve of the groundbreaking ceremony of the Ayodhya's Ram Mandir, in Jodhpur.

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The bridge over Sarayu river is illuminated on the eve of the groundbreaking ceremony of Ram Mandir, in Ayodhya

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A large 'Khadau' (wooden slippers), bow and arrow, and palanquin put on display at Naya Ghat, on the eve of the groundbreaking ceremony of the Ram Mandir, in Ayodhya.

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Proposed model of Ram Janmbhoomi Mandir in Ayodhya.

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Proposed model of Ram Janmbhoomi Mandir in Ayodhya.

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Proposed model of Ram Janmbhoomi Mandir in Ayodhya.

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Proposed model of Ram Janmbhoomi Mandir in Ayodhya.

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Proposed model of Ram Janmbhoomi Mandir in Ayodhya.

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Proposed model of Ram Janmbhoomi Mandir in Ayodhya.

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Proposed model of Ram Janmbhoomi Mandir in Ayodhya.

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