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Effigies of mythological demon king Ravana, center, his brother and his son are seen against a backdrop of the Dhauladhar mountains before they are burnt, marking the end of Dussehra festival in Dharmsala.

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People wait for effigies of mythological demon king Ravana, center, his brother and his son to burn marking the end of Dussehra festival in Dharamsala. Dussehra commemorates the triumph of Lord Rama over the demon king Ravana, marking the victory of good over evil.

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People take cellphone photos of effigies of mythological demon king Ravana, center, his brother and his son, before they are burnt marking the end of Dussehra festival in Dharmsala.

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Activists hold placards at a street protest in Dharmsala. The protestors gathered in response to a day of worldwide demonstrations calling for action to guard against climate change began ahead a U.N. summit in New York.

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A large display at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association stadium announces that the first Twenty20 cricket match between South Africa and India is abandoned following rains in Dharmsala.

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Stadium ground staff attempt to remove excess water from the HPCA Stadium Dharamsala ahead of the first T20 match against South Africa in Dharamsala.

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Ground personnel wipe water off the covers after a rainfall at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association stadium before the first Twenty20 cricket match between South Africa and India in Dharmsala, India.

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A view of the HPCA Stadium as it rains ahead of India vs South Africa T20 match in Dharamshala.

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Spectators seen at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association stadium as it rains ahead of India's first T-20 cricket match against South Africa in Dharamshala.

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An electronic screen reads, 'toss delayed due to rain' at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association stadium ahead of India's first T-20 cricket match against South Africa in Dharamshala.

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Army Bomb Disposal team searching HPCA Stadium on eve of the first T20 match against South Africa in Dharamshala.

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South African batting coach Lance Klusener during a press conference, in Dharamshala. India and South Africa are scheduled to play their first T20 match of a three-match series on Sunday, Sept. 15.

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South African cricket team player David Miller during a practice session, in Dharamshala. India and South Africa are scheduled to play their first T20 match of a three-match series on Sunday, Sept. 15.

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Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli during a press conference in Dharamshala. India and South Africa are scheduled to play their first T20 match of a three-match series on Sunday, Sept. 15.

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Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli, coach Ravi Shastri and batsman Rohit Sharma during the launch of a new jersey at a press conference in Dharamshala. India and South Africa are scheduled to play their first T20 match of a three-match series on Sunday, Sept. 15.

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A ground staff member arranges rain covers on the ground at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association in Dharmsala. India and South Africa will play the first Twenty20 cricket match of the three-match series on Sunday.

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Ground staff pull covers on the ground to protect it from the rain at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association in Dharmsala. India and South Africa will play the first Twenty20 cricket match of the three-match series on Sunday.

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South African player Kagiso Rabada attends a practice session in Dharmsala. India and South Africa will play the first Twenty20 cricket match of the three-match series on Sunday.

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South African cricket team coach Lance Klusener during a practice session ahead of their T20 match against India, in Dharamshala

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Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli on his arrival at the airport ahead, of the T20 match against South Africa, in Dharamshala

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Indian cricket team player Shikhar Dhawan and Hardik Pandya arrive at the airport ahead of the T20 match against South Africa, in Kangra

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Indian cricket team player Krunal Pandey with teammates arrives at the airport ahead of the T20 match against South Africa, in Dharamshala.

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South African cricket team players seen during a practice session, in Dharamshala.

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South African cricket team arrives at Kangra airport, in Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh. South Africa will play against India in a three-match T20 International series starting on September 15, followed by a contest of three Tests.

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Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, smiles as he arrives to give a religious talk at the Tsuglakhang temple in Dharamsala.

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Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama greets devotees as he arrives to give a religious talk at the Tsuglakhang temple in Dharsmsala. The three-day talk, which is organized at the request of a Southeast Asian Buddhist group, will end Friday.

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Exile Tibetan parliamentarians stand up for the Tibetan and Indian national anthems during an event marking the 59th anniversary of the formation of the first Tibetan parliament-in-exile, at the Tsuglakhang temple in Dharmsala. Tibetans commemorate this day as the Democracy Day.

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Exile Tibetan children perform a traditional dance at an event at the Tsuglakhang temple marking the 59th anniversary of the formation of the first Tibetan parliament-in-exile in Dharmsala, India. Tibetans commemorate this day as the Democracy Day.

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Members of the Tibetan Women's Association, a non-governmental organization, participate in a foot march in solidarity with protestors in Hong Kong, in Dharamsala.

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Members of the Tibetan Women's Association, a non-governmental organization, participate in a foot march in solidarity with protestors in Hong Kong, in Dharmsala. The participants wore eye-patches to highlight the incident where a woman reportedly lost vision in one eye after being hit by a beanbag round shot by police.

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An exile Tibetan holds two paper cups with the message 'Free Hong Kong' as he participates in a candle-lit vigil in solidarity with Hong Kong protestors in Dharmsala, India

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A man carrying a broom walks enveloped by a blanket of fog at the Tibetan Children's Village School in Dharmsala.

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Rain clouds circle above a small village on a hill slope in Dharamsala. India's annual monsoon season runs from June to September.

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A vendor uses an umbrella to protect himself from rain as he roasts maize on the cobs on his roadside cart in Dharamsala.

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A settlement on a mountainside is covered in mist in Dharmsala. India's monsoon season runs from from June to September.

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A dog sleeps as exile Tibetan students of the Tibetan Children's Village School participate in a yoga session to commemorate the International Yoga Day in Dharmsala.

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Fresh snow is seen on the Dhauladhar range of the Himalaya after rain and hail lashed the lower reaches in Dharmsala.

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Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama prays during his religious talk to Tibetan students at the Tsuglakhang temple in Dharmsala.

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Smoke rises from a pine forest on the foothils of the Himalaya near Palampur, about 48 kilometers (30 miles) south of Dharmsala.

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An exile Tibetan Buddhist monk with voting rights shows the voting mark on his finger after casting his vote in the seventh and final phase of Indian national elections in Dharamsala.

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Exile Tibetan Buddhist monks with voting rights vote in the seventh and final phase of Indian national elections in Dharmsala.

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Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama greets devotees as he arrives at the Tsuglakhang temple in Dharmsala.

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The Tibetan state oracle Nechung, in traditional costume, goes into a trance in Dharmsala. Four oracles went into a trance and spoke to the the Dalai Lama during an event at the Tsuglakhang temple where exile Tibetans gathered to pray for the longevity of their spiritual leader.

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People gather to show support for Congress party candidate Pawan Kajal at an election rally in Dharmsala.

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A helicopter carrying the former chief minister of Himachal Pradesh, Virbhadra Singh, lands as he arrives to join Congress party's candidate in filing nomination papers in Dharmsala.

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Exile Tibetans wait to welcome their spiritual leader the Dalai Lama by the side of street decorated with Tibetan and Buddhist flags in Dharmsala. The Tibetan leader returned from New Delhi where he had undergone medical treatment for a chest infection.

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A woman poses for photographs through a window cutout in a banner put up by the Tibetan Women's Association, to mark the International Women's Day in Dharmsala.

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Congress President Rahul Gandhi being presented a portrait of his grandmother and former prime minister Indira Gandhi, at a public meeting in Dharamshala.

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Congress President Rahul Gandhi at a public meeting in Dharamshala.

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A tourist walks in the snow in Dharmsala.

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Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama touches to his forehead a book of Buddhist text offered to him at Tsuglakhang temple in Dharmsala. Hundreds of Tibetans and other devotees gathered to mark the auspicious 15th day of the Tibetan new year with prayers.

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People walk on a road covered with fresh snow in Dharmsala.

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An exile Tibetan walks past parked cars covered with fresh snow in Dharmsala.

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Exile Tibetan boys build a snowman in Dharmsala. This Himalayan region received snowfall on Thursday night.

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Exile Tibetan Buddhist monks blow horns during a special prayer ceremony to usher in the Tibetan New Year or Losar, in Dharamsala.

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A man walks on a snow-covered rooftop in Dharmsala.

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A woman walks on a mountain path covered with fresh snow in Dharmsala. This Himalayan region received fresh snowfall on Thursday night.

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An auto-rickshaw driver walks past the parked vehicles as it snows in Dharamsala.

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A young boy plays in snow in Dharamsala.

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A girl walks past pedal boats covered with fresh snow in Dharamsala. The Himalayan region received season's first snowfall.

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Tibetan refugees enjoy fresh snowfall in Dharamshala.

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Winter haze covers the valleys between the hill ranges of the Kangra valley in Dharmsala. Even though the temperatures have come down, this mountain region is still waiting for the first snowfall of the season.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur and other leaders wave at the crowd during the 'Jan Abhar' rally organised to celebrate one year of the Jai Ram Thakur-led BJP government, at Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur visits an exhibition at Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a gathering organized to mark the completion of one year of the Bharatiya Janata Party government in Himachal Pradesh, in Dharmsala.

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Exile Tibetan monks prepare the funeral pyre of Palden Gyatso in Dharmsala. Gyatso, a Tibetan Buddhist monk who spent more than 30 years in Chinese jails, died in Dharmsala on Nov. 30.

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An exile Tibetan pays her respects to the burning funeral pyre of Palden Gyatso in Dharmsala. Gyatso, a Tibetan Buddhist monk who spent more than 30 years in Chinese jails, died in Dharmsala on Nov. 30.

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Seen from a mountain, fires from burning stubble in the fields are seen next to the cricket stadium in Dharmsala. The Indian capital and large parts of north India suffer from air pollution for most of the year, caused by dust, burning of crops, emissions from factories and the burning of coal and piles of garbage.

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Streaks of rain are seen above Kangra valley, part of western Himalaya in Dharamsala.

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A sprinkling of early winter snow on the Dhauladhar range of the Himalaya is seen in Dharmsala.

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Artisans prepare an effigy for the upcoming Hindu festival Dussehra in Dharmsala. The effigies of Ravana, Meghnatha and Kumbhakarna, characters from the epic Ramayana will be burnt during the festival, which celebrates victory of good over evil.

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Young men play cricket next to the torso of an effigy being prepared for the upcoming festival Dussehra in Dharmsala. The effigies of Ravana, Meghnatha and Kumbhakarna, characters from the Indian Hindu epic Ramayana, will be burnt during the festival, which celebrates victory of good over evil.

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Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama speaks during the first day of a 4-day teaching session on Chandrakirti’s Entering the Middle Way, at McLeodganj near Dharamshala.

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A man pays his respects in front of a bust of Lal Bahadur Shashtri, the former prime minister of India who shares his birth anniversary with Mahatma Gandhi, in Dharamsala.

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Local residents participate in an early morning prayer session to mark the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi in Dharamsala.

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Rain water floods a waterbed near Palampur, about 50km (30 miles) south of Dharamsala.

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Rain water floods a waterbed near Palampur, about 50km (30 miles) south of Dharamsala.

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A car is seen smashed against a tree on a waterbed after a flooding caused by heavy monsoon rains, near Palampur, about 50km (30 miles) south of Dharamsala.

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Locals inspect a damaged car washed ashore due to incessant rains, at Palampur approximately 45km from Dharamshala.

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A Thai Buddhist monk carries a statue of Buddha as he waits with others to welcome Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama at the Tsuglagkhang temple in Dharamsala, India

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Tibetan artists plays flute during an event to mark the 58th Tibetan Democracy Day at main Tibetan temple, in McLeodganj near Dharmshala.

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School student in traditional costumes wait to perform on the occasion of 58th Tibetan Democracy Day at main Tibetan temple, in McLeodganj near Dharmshala.

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Exile Tibetans carry offerings as they welcome their spiritual leader the Dalai Lama at the Tsuglagkhang Temple in Dharmsala. Tibetans made ceremonial offerings and prayed for the longevity of their spiritual leader.

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Lobsang Sangay, president of Tibetan-government-in-exile, during the three-day training on Umeylam (middle-path approach) in Khanyara near Dharamshala.

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Temporary water channels appear in the Kangra valley after a heavy rainfall in Dharmsala, Himachal Pradesh.

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Rain clouds are seen over the Kangra valley in Dharmsala, Himachal Pradesh.

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Prime Minister of exiled Tibetans, Lobsang Sangay, hoists the Indian flag on the 72nd Independence Day at Tibetan Secretariat, in Dharamshala.

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Students of the Tibetan Children Village School perform a song during a school function to celebrate the Indian Independence Day in Dharamsala.

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Children of the Tibetan Children Village School wait for their turn to perform a song during a school function to celebrate the Indian Independence Day in Dharmsala.

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Rain clouds hang over the Kangra valley in Dharmsala.

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People walk among a stand of cedars in thick fog in Dharmsala. The mountain region is currently getting monsoon rains.

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Monsoon clouds are seen above a township in Dharmsala.

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Exile Tibetan artist Tenzin Yeshi, 29, paints a traditional painting called 'thangka' in Dharmsala.

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Exile Tibetan artists Tenzin Tsepak, 36, left and Tsewang Yamphel, 33, right, make traditional paintings called 'thangkas' in Dharmsala. Keeping the centuries-old traditions, artists use colours obtained from minerals and plants to depict various Buddhist deities on prescribed themes.

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Exile Tibetan school children participate in a joint yoga session at the Tsuglakhang temple to mark the International Yoga Day in Dharmsala.

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Forest officers work to contain a forest fire in a pine forest in Dharmsala. With the increasing temperatures and very little moisture in the air, pine needles covering forest floors are igniting and spreading.

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Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama gives a short religious discourse to mark the beginning of the Tibetan sacred month Sa-Ka-Dawa in Dharmsala.

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Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama greets devotees as he leaves after giving a short religious discourse to mark the beginning of the Tibetan sacred month Sa-Ka-Dawa in Dharmsala. Tibetans abstain from eating meat during the month and believe that prayers and good deeds are multiplied manifold.

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A local gaddi shepherd carries a rifle to protect the flock of goats and sheep from wild animals as he walks with others up a steep mountain pass in search of better grazing grounds in Dharmsala.

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Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar meets Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama in Dharamshala.

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