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Clash between Indian Youth Congress activists and police personnel during a protest against the suspension of five MLAs from the budget session of the Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly, in Kullu.

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A medic administers COVID vaccine to a frontline worker at district hospital in Kullu.

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Folk artists perform during the 72nd Republic Day celebrations at Dallpur Maidan in Kullu.

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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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Buddhist monks show their fingers marked with indelible ink after casting their votes for the third phase of Panchayati Raj elections, 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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An elderly voter shows her finger marked with indelible ink after casting her vote for the first phase of Panchayati Raj elections, in Kullu.

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

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

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Himachal Kisan Sabha supporters take part in a protest over new farm bills, in Kullu.

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Workers sort pomegranates for packaging at Bhubthan in Kullu district.

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Army trucks move along the Manali-Leh highway, amid border tension between India and China, in Kullu district.

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A house collapses in a village of Manikaran Valley due to heavy rainfall, in Kullu district.

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Mangled remains of vehicles after being washed away due to cloudbursts, in Kullu district.

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Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur inspects the Guard of Honour during the 74th Independence Day celebrations, Dhalpur Maidan in Kullu.

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Locals stand near the debris that fell on Chandigarh-Manali National Highway after a heavy landslide, in Kullu.

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Army vehicles move towards Leh along the Manali-Leh highway, amid the ongoing India-China border dispute, in Kullu district.

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View of swollen Beas river during monsoon season, in Kullu district.

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People watch a dumper which met with an accident after its lift opened due to a technical snag, in Gadsa valley of Kullu.

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Passengers from Delhi deboard an aeroplane as authorities recommenced air services after a gap of almost four months due to the coronavirus pandemic, at Bhuntar Airport, in Kullu-Manali. As of now, the plane will fly thrice a week.

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Army vehicles move towards Leh, amid border tension between Indian and Chinese troops in eastern Ladakh, in Kullu district.

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Army vehicles move towards Leh, amid border tension between Indian and Chinese troops in eastern Ladakh, in Kullu district.

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Army trucks move towards Ladakh in the wake of India-China border dispute in eastern Ladakh, in Kullu district.

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Army convoy vehicles move towards Ladakh, amid stand off between Indian and Chinese troops, at Manali-Leh highway in Kullu district.

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Indian army trucks depart towards Ladakh amid stand off between Indian and Chinese troops in eastern Ladakh, at Manali-Leh highway in Kullu district.

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Pilots pose for the media before ferrying passengers, following resumption of Pawan Hans heli-taxi service since the nationwide lockdown, at Bhuntar airport in Kullu district.

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Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) workers make arrangements to help maintain the social distancing norms inside a bus, ahead of resuming its service from June 1, during the ongoing nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, in Kullu.

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Himachal Pradesh Road Transport Corporation (HPTC) buses stand parked during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Kullu. HPTC has started preparations to resume bus services in green zones.

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A woman carries a LPG cylinder on her back as another woman walks past her, during the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, in Kullu.

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Farmers pluck green peas at a field maintaining social distancing during a nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Kullu.

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Fire Brigade personnel sanitise a locality in a bid to check the spread of coronavirus, in Kullu.

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A city street wears a deserted look during a 21-day nationwide lockdown imposed in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Kullu.

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Revellers celebrate Holi festival in Kullu.

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Devotees celebrate Holi festival in Kullu.

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A local clears the snow off his car, in Kullu.

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Tourists walk on a snow-covered hill in Kullu.

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A view of a snow-covered locality after fresh snowfall near Palchan in Kullu district, Himachal Pradesh.

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A view of a snow-covered locality after fresh snowfall near Palchan in Kullu district, Himachal Pradesh.

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Fireworks on display during Diwali festival, in Kullu district.

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Devotees play instruments during International Kullu Dushehra, in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh

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Devotees pull the chariots of Lord Raghunath Ji during International Kullu Dushehra, in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh

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Devotees play traditional instruments during a procession on the first day of week-long Dussehra celebrations, in Kullu.

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Vehicles stranded on Rohtang Pass after a fresh snowfall, in Kullu

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Vehicles stranded on Rohtang Pass after a fresh snowfall, in Kullu.

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A worker uses an earth mover to clear debris from a damaged road due to flood caused by the swollen River Beas, in Kullu

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A view of the damaged road due to flood caused by the swollen River Beas, in Kullu district.

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A view of a damaged bridge over the swollen Beas river following heavy monsoon rain in Kullu district

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A view of the swollen Beas river following heavy monsoon rain in Kullu district. The water level of the river has flowing above the danger mark.

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A policeman stands at the entry point of the bypass road bridge that was closed for the vehicular traffic as Beas river was flowing above the danger mark, in Kullu.

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A view of the swollen Beas river following heavy monsoon rain, in Kullu.

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A view of the destruction caused by the swollen Beas river following heavy monsoon rain, in Kullu.

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PWD's earth-movers remove muds from Aut - Sainj road for smooth traffic, following heavy monsoon rains in Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh.

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A car stuck in sludge at a road after heavy rains at Bhuntar in Kullu district

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Debris lie on a road due to a landslide caused by heavy monsoon rain, in Kullu district.

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Workers pack pears at a wholesale market, in Kullu.

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Voters use a ropeway to reach their polling station for casting votes, during the seventh and last phase of Lok Sabha polls, in Kullu.

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Shamsher Singh, a 106-year-old voter shows his finger marked with indelible ink during the seventh and last phase of Lok Sabha elections, in Kullu.

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BJP workers during an election rally of Union Minister and BJP leader Rajnath Singh(unseen), ahead of the last phase of the Lok Sabha polls, in Kullu district.

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Union Minister and BJP leader Rajnath Singh is garlanded by party workers during an election rally ahead of the last phase of the Lok Sabha polls, in Kullu district.

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Passengers wave before boarding a helicopter, in Kullu.

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Students take part in a voting awareness campaign in the view of ongoing Lok Sabha elections, in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh.

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Devotees assemble at the Beas and Gumti river confluence on the occasion of Baisakhi Festival in Kullu

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Smoke billows from houses after a fire broke out in Jindi village of Kullu district in Himachal Pradesh.

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People carry out rescue works after a massive landslide buried some vehicles near Kladha Stream in Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh.

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People look at a vehicle crushed under the debris after a massive landslide near Khalarnala in Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh.

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People clear debris as a vehicle gets trapped following heavy monsoon rainfall, at Bhunter in Kullu, Monday, Aug 13, 2018.

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A swollen Beas river flows after heavy rains in the region, in Kullu district, Monday, Sept 24, 2018.

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Devotees take part in the procession of Lord Raghnath Ji during week-long International Dussehra celebrations in Kullu.

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A washed off road after heavy rains in Kullu.

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Rescued tourists being brought at Dhalpur Ground after they were rescued by Indian Air Force (IAF), in Kullu.

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Rescued tourists being brought at Dhalpur Ground after they were rescued by Indian Air Force (IAF), in Kullu.

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Stranded tourists being brought to Kullu after they were rescued by the Indian Air Force from snow-bound Lahaul & Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh.

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An Indian Air Force helicopter flies towards Lahaul from Kullu to rescue stranded people in the region.

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A view of the damage after collapse of a tree due to incessant rains, in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh.

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A view of the Beas River after incessant rains, in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh.

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A damaged vehicle lies amidst a swollen Beas river flows after heavy rains in the region, in Kullu district.

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A damaged car stands buried under a tree after it was uprooted due to incessant rains, in Kullu district.

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A swollen Beas river flows after heavy rains in the region, in Kullu district.

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A swollen Beas river flows after heavy rains in the region, in Kullu district.

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A swollen Beas river flows after heavy rains in the region, in Kullu district.

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A swollen Beas river flows after heavy rains in the region, in Kullu district.

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A swollen Beas river flows after heavy rains in the region, in Kullu district.

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People clear debris as a vehicle gets trapped following heavy monsoon rainfall, at Bhunter in Kullu.

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Vehicles get trapped under debris following heavy monsoon rainfall, in Kullu.

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A crane clears off debris and mud at a market area following heavy monsoon rainfall leading to flood situation, at Bhunter in Kullu.

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People clear off mud from a bridge following heavy monsoon rainfall leading to flood situation, at Bhunter in Kullu.

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Members of ‘Himalayan Dragons’ Sarsawa based Helicopter Unit carry one of the injured Israeli national on a stretcher after their vehicle rolled down a gorge near Rohtang Pass, at Bhuntar, in Kullu district. All three were evacuated and shifted from Kullu to Chandigarh, along with Israeli embassy official and Medical Officer.

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View of Himalayan mountain ranges covered by fresh snowfall in Kullu area. q

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Congress supporters dance and blow traditional instruments during an election rally in Kullu.

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Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh addressing an election campaign rally in Bhuntar, Kullu.

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Devotees take part in the International Dussehra festival in Kullu.

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Devotees particplate in the Rath Yatra of Lord Ram on Dussera in Kulu.

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Family members and relatives with the mortal remains of Himachal Pradesh cooperation and ayurveda minister Karan Singh at his native place in Sultanpur locality, in Kullu town. The Minister dies at AIIMS Delhi Thursday night.

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Women wait to cast their votes for Panchayat elections in Kullu, Himachal.

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People watch fire in their houses at village Kotla near Banjara in Kullu district. Around 80 houses are feared to have destroyed in the incident.

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Kullu Dussehra
This celebration starts after the whole country has ended celebration. The festival commences on the tenth day of the rising moon, i.e. on Vijayadashmi day itself and continues for seven days. State government has pronounced this as an international festival as it has hundred of tourists visiting every year.

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More than ten thousand people, in their traditional attire, participate to enter the event in Limca Book of World Record on the occasion of International Kullu Dusshera festival 2014.

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