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External Affairs Minister Dr. S Jaishankar meets Deputy PM & Minister of Foreign Affairs of Qatar, Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani, in Doha.

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Indian football team during practice session ahead of FIFA 2022 qualifiers match against Bangladesh.

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A 28-member Indian football team squad led by Sunil Chhetri arrives at the Hamad International Airport in Doha for FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, and AFC Asian Cup China 2023 Qualifiers, matches slated to be played from June 3 onwards.

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External Affairs Minister S Jai Shankar during a visit to Ahmed bin Ali Stadium at Al Rayyan in Doha.

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Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker, left, and Qatari Ministry of Foreign Affairs Secretary General Ahmed bin Hassan Al Hammadi greet U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, second from right, and his wife Susan as they arrive at Old Doha International Airport, in Doha, Qatar.

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In this photo released by the Qatar Amiri Diwan, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, left, meets with the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, in Doha, Qatar.

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Kenya's Hellen Obiri crosses the line to win the Women's 3000m at the IAAF Diamond League in Doha, Qatar.

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Kenya's Faith Kipyegon celebrates her new women's 800m world record at the IAAF Diamond League in Doha, Qatar.

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A member of Taliban negotiation delegation, keeps his face mask during the opening session of the peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban in Doha, Qatar.

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External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar virtually attends the intra-Afghan talks in Doha.

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From left, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets with Qatar's Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani before a peace signing ceremony between the U.S. and the Taliban in Doha. The U.S. is poised to sign a peace agreement with Taliban militants on Saturday aimed at bringing an end to 18 years of bloodshed in Afghanistan and allowing U.S. troops to return home from America's longest war.

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U.S. peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad, left, and Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the Taliban group's top political leader shack hands after signing a peace agreement between Taliban and U.S. officials in Doha, Qatar. The United States is poised to sign a peace agreement with Taliban militants on Saturday aimed at bringing an end to 18 years of bloodshed in Afghanistan and allowing U.S. troops to return home from America's longest war.

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Taliban leader Mullah Abdul Salam Zaeef, who served as ambassador to Pakistan during the Taliban's rule speaks to the media in Doha, Qatar. The United States is poised to sign a peace agreement with Taliban militants on Saturday aimed at bringing an end to 18 years of bloodshed in Afghanistan and allowing U.S. troops to return home from America's longest war.

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A general view shows the Al Janoub Stadium, one of the 2022 World Cup stadiums, in Doha, Qatar.

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Workers work on the top of the Al Janoub Stadium, one of the 2022 World Cup stadiums, in Doha, Qatar. The 40,000-seat stadium was been designed by Zaha Hadid, inspired by the hulls of the traditional dhow pearl fishing boats.

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Air conditioning system is seen under the spectators stadium seating of the Al Janoub Stadium, one of the 2022 World Cup stadiums, in Doha, Qatar. The 40,000-seat stadium was been designed by Zaha Hadid, inspired by the hulls of the traditional dhow pearl fishing boats.

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Shericka Jackson of Jamaica races to the finish line to win the women's 4x100 meter relay final at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar.

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Kendra Harrison, (4) of the United States, competes in a heat of the women's 100 meter hurdles at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar.

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Gold medalist triple jump winner Yulimar Rojas, of Venezuela, competes at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar.

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Gold medalist in the 4x100; Jonielle Smith, Natalliah Whyte, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Shericka Jackson, of Jamaica, celebrate at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar.

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Sifan Hassan, of the Netherlands, poses after winning the women's 1500 meter final and setting a new championship record during the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar.

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Katarina Johnson-Thompson, of Great Britain, reacts after winning the gold medal in the women's heptathlon 800 meter race at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar.

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Decathlon winner Niklas Kaul, center, of Germany, sits among competitors after the 1500 meter race at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar.

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Tajinderpal Singh Toor, of India, competes in the men's shot put qualification at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar.

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Gold medallist Grant Holloway, of the United States, second left, crosses the finish line ahead of Pascal Martinot-Lagarde, of France, left, and Orlando Ortega, of Spain, second right, to win the men's 110 meter hurdles final at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar. At right is Jamaica's Omar Mcleod who fell when clearing the last hurdle.

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Kendell Williams, of the United States, second left, Chari Hawkins, of the United States, left, Marthe Koala, of Burkina Faso, second right, and Solene Ndama, of France, right, compete in the women's heptathlon 100 meter hurdles at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar.

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Armand Duplantis, left, of Sweden; Piotr Lisek, center, of Poland; and Sam Kendricks, right, of the United States; do flips after the the men's pole vault final at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar.

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Runners compete in a men's 3000 meter steeplechase heat at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar.

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Kelsey-Lee Barber, of Australia, celebrates after winning the gold medal in the women's javelin throw at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar.

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Noah Lyles, of the United States, celebrates after winning the men's 200 meters at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar.

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Gold medalist Beatrice Chepkoech, center, of Kenya, stands with bronze medalist Gesa Felicitas Krause, left, of Germany, and silver medalist Emma Coburn, right, of the United States, as they hold flags following the the women's 3000 meter steeplechase final at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar.

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Yaroslava Mahuchikh, of Ukraine, reacts after competing in the women's high jump final at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar.

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Ivet Lalova-Collio, of Bulgaria, Bassant Hemida, of Egypt, Jodie Williams, of Great Britain, Archana Suseentran, of India, Mauricia Prieto, of Trinidad And Tobago, and Mujinga Kambundji, of Switzerland, from left to right, compete in the women's 200 meter heats during the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar.

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Athletes, from left, Aishath Himna Hassan, of Maldives, Justyna Swiety-Ersetic, of Poland, Anjali Devi, of India, Amandine Brossier, of France, Kseniya Aksyonova, who participates as a neutral athlete, Paola Morán, of Mexico, Madeline Price, of Canada and Salwa Eid Naser, of Bahrain, race in the women's 400 meter heats at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar.

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Annu Rani, of India, competes in the women's javelin throw at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar.

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The teams of Poland, Brazil and India, from left, compete in a mixed 4 x 400 meter relay race heat during the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar.

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Silver medalist Dina Asher-Smith, of Great Britain, gold medalist Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, of Jamaica, fourth placed Elaine Thompson, of Jamaica, and bronze medalist Marie-Josée Ta Lou, of The Ivory Coast, from left to right, compete in the women's 100 meter final during the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar.

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The United States team of Allyson Felix, Wilbert London, Michael Cherry and Courtney Okolo after winning the gold medal in the mixed 4x400 meter relay race at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar.

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Jennifer Suhr, of the United States, competes at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar.

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Sandi Morris, of the United States, competes in the women's pole vault final at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar.

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Murali Sreeshankar, of India, competes during the qualifications for the men's long jump event at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar.

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Sandi Morris, of the United States, competes during the women's pole vault qualifying round at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar.

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India next play Bangladesh on October 15 in Kolkata.

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The result (0-0) meant that India registered a point.

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Gurpreet's solid display between the sticks continued in the second half as well.

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The second half saw India opening up a bit and they were seeing more of the opposition goal than the first half but still couldn't get a clear goal-bound shot.

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But India defended brilliantly and didn't give space to the speedy Qatari players.

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Qatar, ranked 62nd in the world, had many shots on Indian goal.

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Gurpreet Singh Sandhu was a busy man as he was called into action several times but he remained unbeaten.

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A Taliban delegation attends the Intra-Afghan dialogue in Doha along with other Afghan stakeholders

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India's Chitra unnikrishnan Palakeezh displays her gold medal for the women's 1500-meters race final the Asian Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar.

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From left, athletes from India, Bahrain and Japan celebrate with their silver, gold and bronze medals respectively for the 4x400 relay at the Asian Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar.

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India's Ajay Kumar Saroj celebrates after winning silver in the men's 1500-meter race at the Asian Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar.

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India's Chitra unnikrishnan Palakeezh runs her way to gold in the women's 1500-meters race final the Asian Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar.

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From left, India's Ajay Kumar Saroj, Bahrain's Abraham Kipchirchir Rotich and Qatar's Musaab Ali celebrate with their silver, gold and bronze medals respectively for the men's 1500-meters race at the Asian Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar.

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Indian athletes celebrate their silver medal for the 4x400 relay at the Asian Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar.

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India's Dutee Chand competes in the women's 200-meters heat race at the Asian Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar.

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India's Purnima Hembram competes in the women's heptathlon javelin throw at the Asian Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar.

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Sanjivani Baburao Jadhav of India crossing finish line as she competes in Women 10000M race at the Asian Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar.

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Japan's Yuki Yamasaki, right, and India's Purina Hembram embrace after a heptathlon event at the Asian Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar.

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India's Swapna Barman celebrates with her national flag after competing in the women's heptathlon at the Asian Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar.

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Indian athletes celebrate after competing in the 4x400 mixed relay final at the Asian Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar.

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India's Swapna Barman competes in the women's heptathlon javelin throw at the Asian Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar.

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Simone Biles of the U.S. shows her gold medal after the women's vault final on the first day of the apparatus finals of the of the Gymnastics World Chamionships at the Aspire Dome in Doha, Qatar.

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Germany's Sarah Voss performs on the balance beam during the women's team final of the Gymnastics World Chamionships at the Aspire Dome in Doha, Qatar.

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New world champions team USA, and their coach, right, hold their gold medals after the women's team final of the Gymnastics World Chamionships at the Aspire Dome in Doha, Qatar.

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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, left, centre, walks with the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, left, as they review an honour guard during the welcome ceremony prior to the meeting in Doha, Qatar. Erdogan is in a two day tour in the Middle East, that also took him to Kuwait.

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In this photo released by Qatar News Agency, QNA, the Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, centre front, poses for a photo with Emiri Air Force at al-Udeid Air Base in Doha, Qatar. Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani's visit to al-Udeid Air Base throws into sharp relief the delicate balancing act the U.S. faces in addressing the Qatar crisis.

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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson meets with the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani at the Sea Palace, in Doha, Qatar. Tillerson arrived in Qatar as he tries to mediate a dispute between the energy-rich country and its Gulf neighbors. The visit is Tillerson's second stop on a shuttle-diplomacy tour that is also expected to take him to Saudi Arabia, which shares Qatar's only land border and is the most powerful of the four countries lined up against it.

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Passengers of cancelled flights wait in Hamad International Airport (HIA) in Doha, Qatar. Saudi Arabia and other Arab powers severed diplomatic ties Monday with Qatar and moved to isolate the energy-rich nation that is home to a major U.S. military base, accusing it of supporting terrorist groups and backing Iran.

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A parked Qatari plane in Hamad International Airport (HIA) in Doha, Qatar. Qatar's foreign minister says Kuwait is trying to mediate a diplomatic crisis in which Arab countries have cut diplomatic ties and moved to isolate his energy-rich, travel-hub nation from the outside world.

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Parked Qatari planes in Hamad International Airport (HIA) in Doha, Qatar. Qatar's foreign minister says Kuwait is trying to mediate a diplomatic crisis in which Arab countries have cut diplomatic ties and moved to isolate his energy-rich, travel-hub nation from the outside world.

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Passengers of cancelled flights wait in Hamad International Airport (HIA) in Doha, Qatar. Saudi Arabia and other Arab powers severed diplomatic ties with Qatar and moved to isolate the energy-rich nation that is home to a major U.S. military base, accusing it of supporting terrorist groups and backing Iran.

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Lionel Messi poses with Murtaza Ahmady, wearing a Barcelona jersey, from Afghanistan in Doha, Qatar. In a meeting arranged by the organizing committee of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, Messi held hands with Murtaza at the team hotel before picking up the boy and posing for photographs.

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U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama arrives at the Hamad Airport in Doha, Qatar.

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Grandmaster B Adhiban scored his fifth victory on the trot, beating Ukraine’s Yuriy Kuzubov, to grab the joint fifth spot after the seventh round of the Qatar Masters International Open Chess tournament in Doha.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, right, is greeted by Qatari Emir Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani at Wajbah Palace in Doha, Qatar.

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Diners at an outdoor restaurant at Souq Waqif

The souq by night

The Barzan Towers

Dinodia Photo Library (From Outlook Traveller March Issue, 2013)

Offroading at Khor Al Adaid

The Al-Jazeera newsroom

The Aspire Tower

The restored Souq Waqif

Enticements at the Souq Waqif market

The museum’s atrium

A display at the Museum of Islamic Art

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Education City

The Doha Corniche and skyline

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Cool interiors and smart façade

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Doha’s sprawling City Center mall

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Pigeon House at the Katara cultural village

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The father of a child killed after a fire took hold of the Villaggio Mall, in Doha's west end is comforted in the Qatari capital of Doha.

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Smoke rises above the Villaggio Mall, in Doha's west end, as a fire took hold of the upscale mall in the Qatari capital of Doha. Qatar's Interior Ministry said 13 children were among 19 people killed in a fire that broke out at one of the Gulf state's fanciest shopping mall. The Villaggio opened in 2006 and is one of Qatar's most popular shopping and amusement destinations. It includes an ice skating rink and indoor Venice-style gondola rides.

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Palestinian prisoners arrive in Doha airport in Doha, Qatar, as a part of a deal to release Palestinian prisoners in exchange for Israeli soldier Gilad Schalit.

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Fans cheer the Indian team before the AFC Asian Cup group B soccer match between South Korea and India at Gharafa Stadium, in Doha, Qatar.

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India's goalkeeper Subrata Paul (right) tries to save the ball against South Korea's player Son Heung Min during their AFC Asian Cup group C soccer match at Al-Gharafa Stadium, in Gharafa, Qatar.

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India's Gouramangi Singh, left, celebrates his goal against Bahrain with his teammate Anwar, right, during their AFC Asian Cup group C soccer match at Al-Sadd Stadium, in Doha, Qatar.

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Baichung Bhutia stretches during a training session for the AFC Asian Cup in Doha, Qatar.

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World number two tennis player Roger Federer, from Switzerland celebrates as he defeats Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France during their semifinal match at Qatar ATP Open Tennis tournament in Doha, Qatar.

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