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Nepalese youth perform a play as a part of a protest demanding better COVID-19 management at Patan Durbar Square near Kathmandu, Nepal. Hundreds of Nepalese gathered Tuesday protesting against government's alleged failure to increase testing for coronavirus and overall handling of the pandemic.

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Protestors gather to demand better handling of the COVID-19 pandemic in Kathmandu, Nepal. Hundreds of protesters gathered demanding increased testing and alleging corruption by government officials while purchasing equipment and testing kits.

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Nepalese police disperse youth who gathered for a protest near prime minister's residence demanding better handling of the COVID-19 pandemic in Kathmandu, Nepal. About 1000 protesters had gathered demanding increased testing and alleging corruption by government officials while purchasing equipment and testing kits.

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Nepalese police in riot gear detain youth who were protesting on a road leading to the prime minister's official residence in Kathmandu, Nepal. About 200 protesters had gathered demonstrating against government's failure to increase testing for coronavirus and handling of the pandemic.

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Nepalese doctors hold placards as they protest at the Nepal Medical College in Kathmandu, Nepal. The doctors were protesting after two of their colleagues were beaten up Wednesday by the relative of a patient who died while undergoing treatment here.

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Stranded American tourists arrive at the at the international airport to board a special repatriation flight back to U.S., in Kathmandu, Nepal. Sunday's flight was the second and most likely the last one for Americans for a chance to get home as Nepal is set to extend the lockdown imposed since last month to stop spread of coronavirus.

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A Nepalese volunteer sprays disinfectants as a precautionary measure against COVID-19 in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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A drug store is seen covered with plastic layers during lockdown in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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A Nepalese health official wearing face mask talks on the phone at Tribhuwan International airport in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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An infrared thermal imager is placed to check the temperature of passengers at Tribhuwan International airport in Kathmandu, Nepal. Authorities have started screening passengers after one confirmed case of a new coronavirus infection was detected in the Himalayan country.

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Hospital staff load bodies of Indian tourists into an ambulance for postmortem, at a hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal. Eight Indian tourists were declared dead after being found unconscious in their room at a mountain resort in Nepal, police said. The resort was fully booked so the eight tourists were sharing the same room. The official said the group reportedly turned on a gas heater inside the room while the windows and doors were closed.

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Nepalese Hindu devotees roll prayerfully on the ground as part of a ritual during the Madhav Narayan festival in Bhaktapur, Nepal. During this festival, devotees recite holy scriptures dedicated to Hindu goddess Swasthani and Lord Shiva. Unmarried women pray to get a good husband while those married pray for the longevity of their husbands by observing a month-long fast.

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Detained Chinese people cover their faces as they are taken to a court in Kathmandu, Nepal. Police in Nepal said that they have detained 122 Chinese nationals who are suspected of being involved in financial crimes.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, and Nepalese Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli greet during their bilateral meeting in Kathmandu, Nepal. Xi became the first Chinese president in more than two decades to visit Nepal, where he's expected to sign agreements on some infrastructure projects.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks with Nepalese Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli during a banquet at Soltee Hotel in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping walks with Nepalese President Bidhya Devi Bhandari during a welcome ceremony upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping is welcomed by Nepalese President Bidhya Devi Bhandari upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal. Xi on became the first Chinese president in more than two decades to visit Nepal, where he's expected to sign agreements on some infrastructure projects.

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A Nepalese man looks at a portrait of Chinese president Xi Jinping placed on a road in Kathmandu, Nepal. Officials from both China and Nepal have confirmed that Chinese President Xi Jinping will be arriving in Kathmandu on Saturday. It will the first visit of a Chinese president in 23 years since Jiang Zemin visited in 1996.

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Visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, left, poses with with Nepalese Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli during their meeting at prime minister's residence in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar is greeted by the dignitaries on his arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, in Kathmandu. Jaishankar arrived to participate in the 5th Joint Commission Meeting between India and Nepal and to take stock of the entire gamut of the bilateral relationship.

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India's Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, left, arrives at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal. Jaishankar is on a two-day visit to attend the Nepal-India Joint Commission meeting.

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Participants dance during a gay pride parade in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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A participant dances during a gay pride parade in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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Participants take selfies during a gay pride parade in Kathmandu, Nepal. Hundreds of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders paraded through Nepal's capital to demand an end to discrimination against sexual minorities. Nepal is considered a conservative nation, most of its people are Hindu, and many still follow traditional beliefs.

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A man carries a child on his back as he wades across a flooded street following incessant rainfall, in Kathmandu.

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Activists wear masks of various animals during a protest against the animal sacrifice in the upcoming Gadhimai festival in Kathmandu, Nepal. During Gadhimai festival Hindus sacrifice thousands of goats, buffaloes, chickens and ducks to please the goddess as part of a practice that dates back centuries.

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A helicopter carrying dead bodies of two Indian mountaineers arrives at Teaching hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal. Two mountaineers died on Nepal's famous Himalayan peaks, while another two climbers were missing, officials said.

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A holy man poses for a photograph as he smears his face with ash and vermilion powder at the courtyard of the Pashupatinath Temple during Shivaratri festival in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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A holy man warms himself around an open fire in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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Mask dancers perform during Indra Jatra festival in Kathmandu, Nepal..

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Dancers pose for photographs wearing mask of god Bhot Bhairabh in Kathmandu, Nepal. For centuries, Nepal has celebrated the Indra Jatra festival of masked dancers, which officially begins the month-long festivities in the Hindu-dominated Himalyan nation. The dancers, who come from a variety of backgrounds, pull off this performance every year despite minimal financial support from the government and other sources, they say.

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Prime Minister Narendra and Prime Minister of Nepal K.P. Sharma Oli inaugurate the 'Pashupati Nath Dharamshala' at Tilganga in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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Prime Minister Narendra and Prime Minister of Nepal K.P. Sharma Oli at the inauguration of the 'Pashupati Nath Dharamshala' at Tilganga in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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Prime Minister Narendra and Prime Minister of Nepal K.P. Sharma Oli inaugurate the 'Pashupati Nath Dharamshala' at Tilganga in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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Prime Minister Narendra speaks at the inauguration of the 'Pashupati Nath Dharamshala' at Tilganga in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets the Chief Advisor of the Interim Government of Bhutan, Dasho Tshering Wangchuk, on the sidelines of the 4th BIMSTEC Summit, in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other BIMSTEC leaders in a group photograph with the HODs of Ministerial delegations and senior officials, during the 4th BIMSTEC Summit, in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and others BIMSTEC leaders at the signing ceremony of BIMSTEC convention and the adoption of Kathmandu Declaration, in Kathmandu.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the signing ceremony of BIMSTEC convention and the adoption of Kathmandu Declaration, in Kathmandu.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with President of Myanmar Win Myint during a meeting, on the sidelines of the 4th BIMSTEC Summit, in Kathmandu.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina at a meeting, on the sidelines of the 4th BIMSTEC Summit, in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves to the media upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal. Modi is in the country to attend a meeting of members of BIMSTEC, or Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi being received by the Prime Minister of Nepal K.P. Sharma Oli, at the inaugural session of the 4th BIMSTEC Summit, in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina at a meeting, on the sidelines of the 4th BIMSTEC Summit, in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with BIMSTEC leaders calls on Nepali President Bidya Devi Bhandari, in Kathmandu.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives to participate in the 4th BIMSTEC summit, in Kathmandu.

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Nepalese farmers cover themselves with plastic sheets as they work in a paddy field during a drizzle in Kathmandu, Nepal. Agriculture is the main source of income and employment for most people in Nepal, and rice is one of the main crops.

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Prachanda and K.P. Sharma Oli in Kathmandu

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi inspects the Guard of Honour during the ceremonial reception in Kathmandu.

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Nepalese and Indian flags decorate a streer prior to the visit of Indian Prime minister Narendra Modi in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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A Nepalese woman light oil lamp at Boudhanath Stupa during Buddha Jayanti or Buddha purnima in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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Nepalese Buddhist devotees line up in a queue to light butter lamps in a monastery during Buddha Jayanti or Buddha purnima in Boudhanath stupa, Kathmandu, Nepal. The festival marks the triple events of Gautam Buddha's life: his birth, his enlightenment and his attaining a state of Nirvana that frees believers from the circle of death and rebirth.

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People watch a Malindo Air passenger plane after it skidded to the grassy area at the end of runway in Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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A Malindo Air passenger plane sits after skidding to the grassy area at the end of runway in Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal. The Nepal's only international airport remained closed after the passenger plane attempting to take off skidded off the runway. No one was injured.

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Remains of Bangladesh's US-Bangla Flight BS211 lies on the ground as a plane takes off from Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal. The plane, which was coming from Bangladesh, was flying low and erratically before striking the ground and erupting in flames on Monday. US-Bangla Airlines Flight BS211 from Dhaka to Kathmandu was carrying 67 passengers and four crew members.

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Nepalese rescuers work amid the debris after a passenger plane from Bangladesh crashed at the airport in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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A Nepalese rescuer searches amid the debris after a passenger plane from Bangladesh crashed at the airport in Kathmandu, Nepal. The passenger plane carrying 71 people from Bangladesh crashed and burst into flames as it landed in Kathmandu, Nepal's capital, killing dozens of people, officials said.

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Nepalese rescuers stand near a passenger plane from Bangladesh that crashed at the airport in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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Smoke rises after a passenger plane from Bangladesh crashed at the airport in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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Nepalese rescuers stand near a passenger plane from Bangladesh that crashed at the airport in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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Nepalese rescuers stand near a passenger plane from Bangladesh that crashed at the airport in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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Nepalese rescuers stand near a passenger plane from Bangladesh that crashed at the airport in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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Nepalese rescuers stand near a passenger plane from Bangladesh that crashed at the airport in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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Nepalese rescuers stand near a passenger plane from Bangladesh that crashed at the airport in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, front, walks with Nepalese Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli as he inspects a joint military guard of honour in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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Holy men smoke marijuana at the courtyard of the Pashupatinath temple on the eve of Shivaratri festival in Kathmandu, Nepal. Shivaratri, or the night of Shiva, is dedicated to the worship of Lord Shiva, the Hindu god of death and destruction.

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Sushma Swaraj and K.P. Oli shake hands in Kathmandu

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj shakes hands with Nepal former Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal during her visit to Kathmandu.

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External Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj talks to journalists after she arrives at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, Nepal.

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External Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj, center, arrives at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, Nepal. Foreign minister arrived in Nepal, days before an alliance of Communist parties with strong connections to China takes power in the Himalayan nation.

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Nepalese Hindu women take holy dip in the Bagmati River during Madhav Narayan festival in Kathmandu, Nepal. During this month-long festival, devotees recite Holy Scriptures dedicated to Hindu goddess Swasthani and Hindu God Lord Shiva. Unmarried women pray to get a good husband while those married pray for the longevity of their husbands by observing month long fast.

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A Nepalese woman scatters seven types of grains during Bala Chaturdashi festival in the courtyard of Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu, Nepal. Bala Chaturdashi is celebrated in memory of departed family members by lighting oil lamps and scattering seven types of grains along a prescribed route.

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Pigeons fly past Nepalese workers splashing color on the Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal. Devotees offer color on auspicious days at this stupa which is an important pilgrimage site for Buddhists.

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Nepalese women hold coconuts and offer prayers to the setting sun on the banks of the Bagmati River during the Chhath Puja festival in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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A Nepalese girl dressed as living goddess Kumari waits for Kumari Puja at Hanuman Dhoka, Basantapur Durbar Square in Kathmandu, Nepal. Girls under the age of nine gathered for the Kumari puja, a tradition of worshiping young prepubescent girls as manifestations of the divine female energy. The ritual holds a strong religious significance in the Newar community that seeks divine blessings to save small girls from diseases and bad luck in the years to come.

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External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj meets her Bhutanese counterpart Damcho Dorji on sidelines of BIMSTEC Foreign Ministers' meet in Kathmandu.

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External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj with Nepal's Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba at a meeting in Kathmandu.

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From left- Nepal's Foreign Secretary Shanker Das Bairagi, Myanmar's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs U Kyaw Tin, Thai Deputy Foreign Minister Virasakdi Futrakul, Nepal's Foreign Minister Krishna Bahadur Mahara, Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj, Nepal's Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, Bangladeshi Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali, Bhutanese Foreign Minister Damcho Dorji and BIMSTEC Secretary General Sumith Nakandala pose for a group photo during the inauguration of the BIMSTEC ministerial meeting in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj waves upon arrival at Tribuwan International airport for the BIMSTEC ministerial meeting in Kathmandu, Nepal. BIMSTEC (Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Thailand Economic Cooperation) was setup in 1997 to foster economic cooperation between the nations.

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Women perform Yoga during International Yoga Day in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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M Nepal's newly elected prime minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, center, waves to the media at the Parliament House in Kathmandu, Nepal. Nepal's parliament has elected the veteran politician as the country's 10th prime minister in 11 years. It is the fourth time that Deuba has been prime minister of the Himalayan nation.

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Nepalese students hold lighted candles as they mark the second anniversary of a devastating earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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Shadows of Nepalese people are cast on the Boudhanath stupa as they light candles to mark the second anniversary of a devastating earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal. Two years ago, Nepal was ravaged by a massive 7.8-magnitude earthquake that killed nearly 9,000 people and left another 4 million homeless as their humble homes built from brick and stone were toppled within seconds.

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Nepalese army soldiers demonstrate their horse riding skills during the Ghode Jatra festival, an annual horse festival in Kathmandu, Nepal. According to legend, the festival is held to celebrate the victory over a demon named Tundi and people believe that the clamor of horses' hooves during the festival keeps the demon's spirit away.

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A Nepalese woman walks in a quake victims' shelter after it was torn down by Nepalese police in Kathmandu, Nepal. Authorities tore down hundreds of makeshift huts in Nepal's capital, using bulldozers to level the largest temporary camp housing people who were made homeless when a devastating earthquake rocked the country two years ago.

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A Nepalese man plays a traditional instrument as people gather for Holi festivities at the Basantapur Durbar Square in Kathmandu, Nepal. The Holi festival marks the advent of spring.

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A homeless woman sits wrapped in a shawl at the Pashupatinath Temple premise in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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Buddhist monks circle around the Boudhanath Stupa during the last day of its purification ceremony in Kathmandu, Nepal. A three-day purification ceremony was organized to purify the Boudhanath Stupa, which was damaged in the 2015 earthquake, after the completion of its reconstruction. The Stupa will officially open to the public on Nov 22.

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President Pranab Mukherjee visits Pashupati Nath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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Modi, Sharif and others at the 18th SAARC Summit in Kathmandu

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Masked dancers prepare to perform a traditional dance during Indra Jatra Festival in Basantapur Durbar Square, Kathmandu, Nepal. Indra is considered the Hindu god of rain and the festival marks the end of the rainy season.

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Supporters of a Nepalese minority ethnic group clash with police during a protest against the government outside the prime minister's residence in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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Hundreds of minority ethnic group supporters scuffled with police in Nepal's capital on Monday restarting protests against the government and the Himalayan nation's new constitution.

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Britain's Prince Harry tries wood carving in heritage sites in Patan Durbar Square in the outskirts of Kathmandu.

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Nepalese women take holy dips at the Salinadi River on the first day of month long Swasthani Bratakatha festival, in Sankhu, outskirts of Katmandu, Nepal.

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Presidential candidate and vice-chairperson of the Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist) Bidhya Bhandari waves her hand after casting vote as lawmakers vote for a new president in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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Nepalese people watch the remains of a burned out bus in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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Nepalese policemen stand guard as activists of Nepal's Madhesi group protest against the new constitution outside the Constituent Assembly hall in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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Nepal’s lawmaker holds a copy of the new constitution after signing the constitution document in the Constituent Assembly hall in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist–Leninist), leader K.P. Oli, center, signs the constitution document in the Constituent Assembly hall in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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