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Himachal Pradesh

Supporters of a candidate celebrate with traditional instruments after the results of Panchayat Samiti and zilla Parishad elections were announced in Kullu.

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Villagers cross the Beas river on a improvised cable rope bridge after casting vote during the second phase of Himachal Pradesh Panchayat elections, in Kullu district.

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Residents maintain social distancing as they wait to cast their votes during the second phase of Himachal Pradesh panchayat polls, at Ghannati in Shimla.

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A health worker rubs the arm of her husband, who works in the same hospital, after administering COVID-19 vaccine at the Zonal Hospital in Dharmsala. India started inoculating health workers Saturday in what is likely the world's largest COVID-19 vaccination campaign, joining the ranks of wealthier nations where the effort is already well underway.

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Polling officials check the names of voters at a polling booth as they arrive to cast their votes for the Himachal Pradesh panchayat elections, at Kaza, sub division of Lahaul Spiti district across Rohtang Tunnel.

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Polling officials wait for voters at a polling station during the Himachal Pradesh panchayat elections, at Kaza, sub division of Lahaul Spiti district across Rohtang Tunnel.

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A woman shows her ink marked finger after casting her vote for Himachal Pradesh Panchayat polls at Kaza, sub division of Lahaul Spiti district across Rohtang Tunnel.

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Voters show their fingers marked with indelible ink after casting their votes for Himachal Pradesh Panchayat polls at Kaza, sub division of Lahaul Spiti district across Rohtang Tunnel.

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The 103 yr old, Shyam Saran Negi, independent India's first over, returns after casting his vote in Himachal Pradesh Panchayat polls at Kalpa, Kinnaur. Negi never missed any poll to keep his date with democracy to poll in all panchayat, State Assembly and Lok Sabha polls.

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People wait in queue to cast their votes for panchayat elections, at a village in Shimla district.

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People walk through a snow covered valley at Naraknda near Shimla.

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Wildlife officials collecting carcasses of birds that died due to bird flu at Pong Dam lake in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh.

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Wildlife officials collecting carcasses of birds that died due to bird flu at Pong Dam lake in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh.

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Prashar Lake covered with snow after heavy snowfall in Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh. The lake is located at a height of 2730m above sea level.

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View of the snow-covered Naddi village after a fresh snowfall, near McLeodganj in Himachal Pradesh.

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A view of the valley after fresh snowfall in Manali.

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Tourists arrive in Dalhousie after heavy snowfall in Dhauladhar mountain range, in Himachal Pradesh.

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People walk on a snow covered road after fresh snowfall at Ridge, in Shimla.

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People walk on a snow covered road after fresh snowfall in Shimla.

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Shimla woke up to a fascinating snowfall on Monday morning bringing cheers to tourists who have already arrived at the hill station for New Year celebrations.

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Shimla woke up to a fascinating snowfall on Monday morning bringing cheers to tourists who have already arrived at the hill station for New Year celebrations.

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Shimla woke up to a fascinating snowfall on Monday morning bringing cheers to tourists who have already arrived at the hill station for New Year celebrations.

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A policeman helps to drive through snow and slippery road in Shimla.

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Snow clearence work in progress at Shimla Kufri road which is most visited place after Snowfall. Administration expects huge footfall to Kufri in the day.

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Shimla woke up to a fascinating snowfall on Monday morning bringing cheers to tourists who have already arrived at the hill station for New Year celebrations.

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Shimla woke up to a fascinating snowfall on Monday morning bringing cheers to tourists who have already arrived at the hill station for New Year celebrations.

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Shimla woke up to a fascinating snowfall on Monday morning bringing cheers to tourists who have already arrived at the hill station for New Year celebrations.

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View of the Sissu Lake after the town received fresh snowfall, in Lahaul-Spiti.

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Icicles hang from the bushes on a cold winter morning, in Shimla.

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A dog runs out of a building on a street shut down to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection in Dharamsala.

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A framed notice is put in front of a shop selling confectionary and designer accessories in Dharamsala.

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Tourists play with snow at Kufri following a fresh spell of snowfall, in Shimla.

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Cars covered in snow after the town received fresh snowfall, at Keylong in Lahaul Spiti.

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People remove snow from a bridge after the town received fresh snowfall, at Keylong in Lahaul Spiti.

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People walk on a snow-covered road after fresh snowfal near Atal Tunnel at Rohtang in Lahaul-Spiti district.

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View of snow covered Sissu lake after the town received fresh snowfall, in Lahaul-Spiti.

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Petroleum vehicles on their way to Lahaul via Atal Tunnel, in Manali.

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View of snow covered Teling and Koksar village after snowfall, in Lahaul-Spiti district.

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Deserted view of a market after the state government ordered all shops to remain close every Sunday till 31st December, to prevent the spread of Coronavirus, at Palampur in Kangra district.

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Snowfall at Kaza, a sub divisional headquarter of Spiti turns the cold deserts of Himachal Pradesh into a paradise. Tourists entry to the district however is banned due to Covid-19.

Photograph by Ajay Banyal

Snowfall at Kaza, a sub divisional headquarter of Spiti turns the cold deserts of Himachal Pradesh into a paradise. Tourists entry to the district however is banned due to Covid-19.

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Snowfall at Kaza, a sub divisional headquarter of Spiti turns the cold deserts of Himachal Pradesh into a paradise. Tourists entry to the district however is banned due to Covid. So enjoy the snow charm in pictures

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A blanket of snow covers a valley after fresh snowfall in Lahaul-Spiti district.

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BJP National President JP Nadda offers prayers at Naina Devi Temple in Bilaspur district.

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Members of the Tibetan Youth Congress take part in a 5-days bike rally, in Shimla.

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BJP National President JP Nadda interacts with citizens at Vijaypur, in Bilaspur district.

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BJP National President J.P. Nadda waves at the crowd as Chief Minister Jai Ram looks on, during the 'Swagat Rally' in Bilaspur.

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BJP National President J.P Nadda holds a mace as Chief Minister Jai Ram and other BJP leaders look on, during the 'Swagat Rally' in Bilaspur.

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Vehicles lined-up as they move slowly on a snow-covered road near Atal Tunnel at Rohtang in Lahaul-Spiti district.

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Exile Tibetans wearing masks as protection against the coronavirus wait for a bike rally to begin in Dharamsala. Members of the Tibetan Youth Congress started a bike rally to the India-China border in Himachal Pradesh to highlight Chinese atrocities in Tibet.

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A member of the Tibetan Youth Congress wearing a face mask as a precautionary measure against the coronavirus rides a bike as a rally is flagged off in Dharamsala. About 50 exiles started a bike rally to the India-China border in Himachal Pradesh to highlight Chinese atrocities in Tibet.

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Tourists visit Solang Valley, after a spell of snowfall on Monday, in Manali.

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Fresh snowfall in the South Portal of Atal Tunnel in Rohtang.

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View of Kufri after seasons first snowfall.

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Cameraperson Babli Thakur captures the mood of tourist enjoying at Kufri after seasons first snowfall.

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View of Dhauladhar Range after fresh snowfall, as seen from Palampur.

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Tourists playing with snow at a Manali hotel.

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A parnormic view of Manali

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A parnormic view of Manali.

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A parnormic view of Manali.

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Snowfall at Manali

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Early first snowfall of the season rolls out a perfect picture in the hills of Shimla and world famous tourists destination Manali .

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First snowfall at Kufri ,famous tourists spot near Shimla.

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Manali under first snowfall .

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Shimla hills under first snowfall

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Shoppers visit a market during 'Dhanteras' on the eve of Diwali festival, in Shimla.

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Locals walk along a snow-laden street in Keylong during snowfall, in Lahual-Spiti district.

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Keylong under snow via Atal Rohtang Tunnel. The weekend had visited a heavy tourist arrivals.

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Looking through Atal Rohtang Tunnel and charm of seasons first heavy snowfall at North Portal, Keylong.

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Devotees during Lord Raghunath's Rath Yatra, days after the culmination of Dussehra festival, in Kullu district

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Police personnel take part in a parade during National Unity Day celebration to mark the birth anniversary of India's first Home Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, at Ridge in Shimla.

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Seasons first snow fall in its charm shines at bright sun.

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Seasons first snow fall on High mountains of Baracha La.

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Panoramic view of mountains and first winter snow fall.

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Deepak Tal lake overlooked by high altitude mountains in Lahaul-spiti.

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Fresh snow at Keylong in Lahaul Spiti district across Rohtang pass.

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People take part in the Kullu Dusshera procession, in Kullu.

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Bollywood actress Kangna Ranaut addresses media as veteran BJP leader Shanta Kumar (R) looks on, at Palampur in Kangra district.

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Devotees maintaining social distancing visits the Kalibari temple on the first day of the Navratri festival in Shimla.

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A man wearing a mask as a precautionary measure against the coronavirus cleans his roadside stall in Dharamsala.

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In this handout photo, Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel take part in a cleanliness drive on a ski slope, ahead of the onset of winter season, in Uttarakhand's Auli.

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A vendor carries inflated plastic toys as he walks on a pavement in search of customers during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, in Kullu.

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Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty arrives at Bhuntar Airport, in Kullu.

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Tourists and locals visit The Ridge after the authorities eased some restrictions during Unlock 5, in Shimla.

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Tourists during river rafting on Beas river after the authorities eased some restrictions during Unlock 5, in Kullu.

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Vehicles plying on roads near the north portal (NP) of the Atal Tunnel at Sissu in Lahaul Spiti district. The strategically important all-weather Atal Tunnel was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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First batch of people who travelled through the newly inaugurated Atal Tunnel pose for photographs on their arrival at the north portal (NP) at Sissu in Lahaul Spiti district. The strategically important all-weather Atal Tunnel was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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In this undated photo, late Tshidawa alias Arjun Gopal’s sons Amar Singh and Ram Dev at their native village in Tholang of Himachal Pradesh’s Lahaul-Spiti district. Amar Singh and Ram Dev, sons of Arjun Gopal alias Tshidawa, said their father, a friend of late Atal Bihari Vajpayee, had suggested the construction of the tunnel to the former prime minister.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses during the inauguration of Atal tunnel, world's longest highway tunnel, in Manali.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses during the inauguration of Atal tunnel, world's longest highway tunnel, in Manali.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the inauguration of Atal tunnel, world's longest highway tunnel, in Manali.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi (C) with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Himachal Pradesh CM Jai Ram Thakur (R) and Director General of BRO Harpal Singh (L) during the inauguration of Atal tunnel, in Manali.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi (C) with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh (R), Himachal Pradesh CM Jai Ram Thakur and others during the inauguration of Atal tunnel, in Manali.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh poses for a photograph with Himachal Pradesh CM Jai Ram Thakur, MoS for Finance Anurag Thakur and Army personnel after inspecting Atal Tunnel on Manali-Leh road. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the tunnel on Oct 3.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh along with Himachal Pradesh CM Jai Ram Thakur inspects Atal Tunnel on Manali-Leh road. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the tunnel on Oct 3.

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Tibetans in exile stage a protest against China on the 71st founding anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), in Dharamshala.

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Local residents stage a protest at Kalka-Shimla Heritage rail track at Jathog demanding a separate Ambulance Road, in Shimla.

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Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur arrives to take stock of the Atal Tunnel on Manali-Leh road. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the tunnel on Oct 3.

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View of world's longest high-altitude tunnel on Manali-Leh national highway, ahead of its inauguration by PM Narendra Modi on Oct. 3, in Manali. The 9-km tunnel built at an altitude of about 10,000 feet above sea level will shorten the distance between Manali and Leh.

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An army convoy moves towards Ladakh amid border tension with China, at Manali-Leh highway.

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