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Devotees gather at the banks of Ganga river on the occasion of 'Vat Purnima', at Har Ki Pauri ghat in Haridwar.

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BJP President Amit Shah along with Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat meets Avdheshanand Giri of Acharya Mahamandaleshwar Juna Akhara as part of the 'Sampark Se Samarthan' campaign, at Shanti Kunj in Haridwar.

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Large number of devotees gather around to take holy dip in the river Ganga on the occasion of Kartik Poornima in Haridwar.

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Large number of devotees gather around to take holy dip on the banks of river Ganga on the occasion of Kartik Poornima in Haridwar.

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Devotees gather on the occasion of 'Somvati Amavasya' at Har Ki Pauri, in Haridwar.

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On The Panchakarma Way Baba Ramdev's ashram in Haridwar got a publicity fillip when visited by Manisha Koirala, who fought off the king of maladies and has leant towards yoga to detoxify. Is yagna a part of that?

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Kanwariyas collecting water from River Ganga to perform 'abhishek' of Lord Shiva in Haridwar.

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Police personnel administer State honors to Uttarakhand disaster victims, during their cremation in Haridwar.

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People gather at the site of a road accident on the Hardiwar-Mana national highway on Monday.

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People wade at a flooded road amidst heavy rains in Haridwar.

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Devotees take bath at Har ki Paudi on the occasion of Budh Purnima in Haridwar.

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Devotees perform Ganga Aarti early due to lunar eclipse in Haridwar.

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Devotees gather at Har ki Paidi to take bath on the occasion of Somvati Amavasya in Haridwar.

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Devotees take holy dip in River Ganga at Har ki Paudi on the occasion of Kartik Purnima festival in Haridwar.

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Devotees take holy dip in River Ganga at 'Har ki Paudi' on the occasion of Visarjani Somvati Amavasya in Haridwar.

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Devotees gather at Har Ki Pauri on the occasion of Ganga Dussehra in Hardwar.

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Kanwadiyas gather at Har ki Paudi during Shivratri Mela in Hardwar.

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Devotees take holy dip at Har Ki Paudi on the occasion of 'Purnima' in Hardwar.

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Holy vote Sadhus flash their ID cards as they wait to cast their vote at a polling station in Haridwar, Uttarakhand.

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Women voters wait to cast their votes at a polling station during assembly polls in Haridwar. Polling commenced in 70 Assembly constituencies in Uttarakhand amidst tight security with over 60 lakh voters expected to exercise their franchise in the single-phased elections.

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Protesters set ablaze a tractor during an agitation against mining in Ganga in Hardwar.

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Senior BJP leader L K Advani receives "Ganga Jal" from Uttrakhand Chief Minister B C Khanduri (unseen) at a public meeting during his "Jan Chetna Yatra" in Hardwar.

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Senior BJP leader L K Advani with Uttrakhand Chief Minister B C Khanduri and other senior party leaders at a public meeting during his "Jan Chetna Yatra" in Hardwar.

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An empty 'pandal' at Gayatri Mahakumbh', a religious ceremony, which was ended up early due to yesterday's stampede in Hardwar.

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An injured is rushed to hospital after a stampede during Gayatri Mahakumbh, a religious ceremony, in Hardwar.

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A man identifying the body of a relative after a stampede during Gayatri Mahakumbh, a religious ceremony, in Hardwar.

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A stampede during Gayatri Mahakumbh, a religious ceremony, in Hardwar.

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Footwears left in a field after a stampede during Gayatri Mahakumbh, a religious ceremony, in Hardwar. At least 16 people, mostly women, were killed and several others injured in the stampede.

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An inconsolable relative of one of the victims after a stampede during Gayatri Mahakumbh in Hardwar. At least 16 people, mostly women, were killed and several others injured in a stampede during a religious ceremony attended by tens of thousands of devotees near Har Ki Pauri.

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Foreigners participate in the Kalash Yatra in Haridwar.

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Baba Ramdev and his aide Balkrishna perform Sankat Mochan yajna at Patanjali Yogapeeth in Hardwar. With the CBI tightening its noose around Balkrishna charging him with cheating and forgery, yoga guru Ramdev defended his closest aide, claiming that he is currently in Hardwar and his documents are not forged.

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Kanwariyas take dip at Hari ki Paudi during the holy month of Shravan in Hardwar.

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BJP leader Maneka Gandhi (R) at Matri Sadan Ashram to pay tributes to Swami Nigamananda Saraswati in Hardwar. Nigamananda died on 13th June 2011 after fasting for four months to save river Ganga.

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Two days after he ended his fast, yoga guru Ramdev (center) was discharged from a city hospital and said he did not commit any "sin" by demanding action against corruption and would continue his campaign for return of black money stashed away abroad. Ramdev began fasting June 4, 2011. He ended his nine-day long fast on June 12.

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Yoga guru Baba Ramdev waves to his followers as he arrives at Patanjali Yogpeeth in Hardwar, after being discharged from the hospital.

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Yoga guru Baba Ramdev is welcomed by his followers as he arrives at Patanjali Yogpeeth in Hardwar, after being discharged from the hospital.

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Yoga guru Baba Ramdev's aide Balkrishna offers juice to Ramdev's followers to break their nine-day long fast at Patanjali Yogpeeth in Hardwar.

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Yoga guru Baba Ramdev is carried on a stretcher to be taken to a hospital on the seventh day of his hunger strike against corruption in Haridwar. Ramdev's condition deteriorated following loss of weight and dehydration, his spokesman said.

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Supporters of Baba Ramdev block the road in protest against the district administration's move to shift the yoga guru to hospital, outside Patanjali Yogpeeth in Haridwar.

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A doctor checks the blood pressure of Baba Ramdev at Ramdev's ashram in Hardwar. Baba Ramdev was shifted to a hospital as his condition deteriorated due to fasting. Earlier in the day doctors had suggested immediate hospitalisation of the yoga guru, whose indefinite fast against corruption and black money entered seventh day, as his health parameters continued to remain "worrisome".

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Supporters of Baba Ramdev perform a yagya, for the health of Ramdev at his ashram in Hardwar. Baba Ramdev was shifted to a hospital as his condition deteriorated due to fasting.

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A team of doctors inspects the health of Baba Ramdev at Ramdev's ashram in Hardwar. Baba Ramdev was shifted to a hospital as his condition deteriorated due to fasting. Earlier in the day doctors had suggested immediate hospitalisation of the yoga guru, whose indefinite fast against corruption and black money entered seventh day, as his health parameters continued to remain "worrisome".

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Baba Ramdev, center, drinks a liquid as he sits with religious leaders as supporters chant slogans at his ashram near Hardwar. Doctors have suggested immediate hospitalisation of Ramdev whose indefinite fast against corruption and black money entered seventh day as his health parameters continued to remain "worrisome".

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Yoga guru Baba Ramdev addressing a media conference during which his aide Balkrishna (L) announced the assets of his trusts, at Patanjali Yogpeeth in Haridwar.

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Baba Ramdev, center, addresses followers at his ashram near Hardwar. Under attack for his proposal to raise an armed force, Baba Ramdev he was not trying to train terrorists or Maoists but only wanting to set up a "nationalist" force.

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A worker removes rainwater from a tarp in the back of a truck with a portrait of Baba Ramdev hangs on, at Ramdev's ashram in Hardwar.

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A doctor checks the blood pressure of Baba Ramdev on his sixth day of fast, at his ashram in Hardwar. Ramdev, who began a hunger strike against corruption on Saturday June 4, and thousands of his followers were forced from the Ramlila Ground in New Delhi on Sunday June 5, that injured dozens and sparked even more public outrage. He resumed his protest from his ashram in Hardwar and said he was arming thousands of supporters to block any police action to disrupt the fast.

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Baba Ramdev, center, talks to his associates during a public session at his ashram in Hardwar.

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Supporters watch as Baba Ramdev who is on a hunger strike, sit at his ashram, near Hardwar. Under attack for his proposal to raise an armed force, Ramdev said he was not trying to train terrorists or Maoists but only wanting to set up a "nationalist" force.

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Yoga guru Baba Ramdev (L) and Acharya Balkrishna during a public gathering at Ramdev's ashram in Hardwar in Uttarakhand. There have been allegations in the media that Balkrishna, who was a key negotiator with the government on behalf of Ramdev on the issue of corruption, was a Nepali citizen and involved in tax evasion.

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Supporters of Baba Ramdev sing during a public gathering at his ashram in Hardwar.

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VHP leader Ashok Singhal, left, seeks blessings from yoga guru Baba Ramdev at Baba's ashram in Hardwar.

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Baba Ramdev, center, greets followers at his ashram in Hardwar.

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Baba Ramdev, center, addresses followers at his ashram in Haridwar. Ramdev is entering his fifth day of fasting as he demands that the government seek the return of billions of dollars stashed abroad by companies and rich Indians avoiding taxes.

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Baba Ramdev's close aide Balkrishna addresses a press conference at Patanjali Yogpeeth in Haridwar.

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Baba Ramdev's close aide Balkrishna breaks down while addressing a press conference at Patanjali Yogpeeth in Hardwar.

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Baba Ramdev during the fourth day of his indefinite strike at Patanjali Yogpeeth in Hardwar.

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A doctor examines yoga guru Baba Ramdev's health on the fourth day of his indefinite strike at Patanjali Yogpeeth in Hardwar.

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Baba Ramdev addresses a gathering of followers at his ashram in Hardwar.

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Baba Ramdev displays how much weight he has lost as he performs yoga with his followers at his ashram in Haridwar.

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Baba Ramdev addresses followers at his ashram in Hardwar.

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Followers of Baba Ramdev, allegedly injured during police eviction of Ramdev's hunger strike camp in New Delhi, rest at a hall in Ramdev's ashram in Haridwar.

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Baba Ramdev (C) at his ashram in Hardwar watches one of his followers showing his wound, allegedly inflicted during police eviction of Ramdev's hunger strike camp in New Delhi. Ramdev, along with tens of thousands of supporters, had earlier began fasting on Saturday June 4, in a massive tent camp in New Delhi until police swooped down on the protest camp early Sunday on June 5, using tear gas to break it up and triggering a stampede and clashes with rock-throwing protesters that left dozens injured. With the government toughening its stand against Baba Ramdev, the yoga guru said he forgave the Prime Minister for the crackdown on his agitation but history will not forgive him for the "political sin" he committed.

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A follower of yoga guru Baba Ramdev, allegedly injured during police eviction of Ramdev's hunger strike camp in New Delhi, is brought to Ramdev's ashram in Haridwar.

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Uma Bharti arrives to support Baba Ramdev's Satyagrah at Patanjali Yogpeeth in Haridwar.

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Yoga guru Baba Ramdev speaks to followers at his ashram in Haridwar. Undeterred by his forceful eviction from New Delhi. Ramdev resumed his agitation at his ashram, saying the 'satyagraha' will continue till his demands on curbing corruption and black money are met by the Centre.

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Baba Ramdev being welcomed on his arrival in Haridwar.

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Baba Ramdev on his arrival in Haridwar.

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Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar performs a Yagya at Gurukal Kangdi University in Hardwar.

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Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar performs a Yagya at Gurukal Kangdi University in Hardwar.

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