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Hindu political activist Sadhvi Ritambhara addresses the media after SCs judgement in Ram Janmabhoomi case, in Mathura

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A policeman keeps vigil at Sri Krishna Janamsthan temple as security has been tightened in the view of the Ayodhya case verdict, in Mathura.

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People watch the news on Ayodhya case verdict on television sets at a showroom in Mathura.

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Devotees worship a cow on the occasion of 'Gopastami' festival, in Mathura.

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Devotees cover the holy River Yamuna with saress during 'Chunari Manorath' on the occasion Chaath Festival in Mathura

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A motorcyclist rides through thick smog on NH-2, in Mathura

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Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev & other saints during 'Summanjali Samaroh' on 550th birth anniversary celebration of Guru Nanak Dev at Karshni Ramanreti Ashram in Mathura.

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Devotees perform evening prayers on the occasion of 'Bhai Dooj' festival in Mathura.

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Priests perform evening prayers on the occasion of 'Bhai Dooj' festival in Mathura.

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Devotees perform rituals after holy dip in Yamuna River on the occasion of Bhai Dooj in Mathura.

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Women wait in a queue to meet their imprisoned brothers to celebrate Bhai Dooj (Yam Dwitya) festival, at at District Jail in Mathura.

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Priests perform ritual after making Lord Girraj from cow dung on the occasion of Goverdhan Puja, at Dwarkadheesh temple in Mathura.

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Devotees perform 'Dandwati Parikrama' on the occasion of Goverdhan Puja, at Goverdhan town near Mathura

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Vrindavan widows celebrate Diwali infront of Yamuna River at KC Ghat in Vrindavan, Mathura.

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A man armed with a pistol creates ruckus outside the Mathura SSP office as his car which he set on fire burns in the background, in Mathura.

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Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama during a programme at Ramanreti Karshni Ashram near Mathura

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Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama during a visit to Ramanreti Karshni Ashram near Mathura

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Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama offers fruit to an elephant at Ramanreti Karshni Ashram near Mathura

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Bollywood actress and BJP MP Hema Malini during the inauguration of 'Nutrition Rally' of Anganwadi workers, in Mathura

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a gathering during the launch of key initiatives for farmers welfare, in Mathura. Modi launched the National Animal Disease Control Programme (NADCP) for eradicating Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) and Brucellosis in livestock.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits Pashu Vigyan Evam Arogya Mela, in Mathura. Modi hit out at his critics who argue that mention of words 'Om' and 'cow' takes India back to the 16-17th century, saying they are hell-bent on damaging the country.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to 'Pashu Vigyan Evam Arogya Mela', in Mathura.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi assists women segregate plastic waste under 'Swachhta Hi Seva' programme, in Mathura.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi assists women segregate plastic waste under 'Swachhta Hi Seva' programme, in Mathura. Asking people to shun single use plastic, PM Modi said the wanton use of plastic posed a hazard to the environment and had led to livestock and fish being killed.

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath inspect the arrangements made for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Deen Dayal Veterinary University, in Mathura.

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Priests carry an idol of Krishna for 'abhishek' on the occasion of Krishna Janamshtami festival at Krishna Janamsthan temple in Mathura

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Ram Janambhoomi Nayas Samiti President Mahant Nirtya Gopal Das Maharaj and other priests perform 'abhishek' on the occasion of Krishna Janamshtami festival at Krishna Janamsthan temple in Mathura.

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A view of illuminated Krishna Janmasthana temple on the eve of Janmashtami festival in Mathura.

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A view of the flooded Kalideh area in Vrindavan due to overflow of Yamuna river in Mathura district.

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A bullock-cart wades through a flooded street following heavy monsoon rains, in Mathura.

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Actress and BJP MP Hema Malini performs at Radharaman temple at Vrindavan in Mathura.

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RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat feeds cows during a funtion at Sudama Kuti Ashram, in Vrindavan.

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RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat offer prayers at Raman Reti Ashram, in Mathura.

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A tractor and rickshaw at a flooded street after heavy rainfall in Mathura.

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German national Friederike Irina Bruning takes care of cows at a Gaushala at Radhakund near Mathura. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has sought a report after the German Padma Shri awardee threatened to return her award, reportedly over being denied visa extension.

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BJP candidate from Mathura seat Hema Malini flashes the victory sign at a counting center for Lok Sabha elections 2019, in Mathura.

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Elderly widows show their finger marked with indelible ink after casting vote for the second phase of the general elections, at a polling station, in Mathura.

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Voters show their identity cards as they stand in a queue at a polling station to cast vote during the second phase of the general elections, in Mathura.

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Polling officials leave after collecting EVMs and other election material for the second phase of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, at a distribution centre, in Mathura.

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Public display of marital harmony surfaces on the biggest fie­sta of all—the LS polls, where Dharmendra defied ill health to campaign for wife Hema Malini, sitting MP of Mathura. Drawing on his farmer credentials as well as his character in Sholay, Dharam urged ‘gaonwalon’ to vote for Hema. Did he stumble into the stern “Basanti tum....”. Possibly not.

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BJP candidate Hema Malini offers prayers during river Yamuna Pujan on the last day of election campaigning for second phase of Lok Sabha polls, in Mathura.

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BJP Candidate from Mathura Lok Sabha seat Hema Malini with her husband Dharmendra, during an election rally in Mathura.

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BJP Candidate from Mathura Lok Sabha seat Hema Malini with her husband Dharmendra, during an election rally in Mathura.

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BJP candidate from Mathura Lok Sabha seat Hema Malini with her husband Dharmendra, in Mathura.

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BJP candidate from Mathura Lok Sabha seat Hema Malini during an election campaign rally, in Mathura

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BJP candidate Hema Malini campaigns for the Lok Sabha polls, in Mathura.

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Bengali widows in Vrindavan, Mathura district, Thursday, March 28, 2019. According to an estimate, there are around 5,000-6,000 widows living in Vrindavan, Govardhan, and Radha Kund areas of the Mathura Lok Sabha constituency, which goes to polls on April 18. The total electorate in the constituency is around 17,99,321.

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External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj during a election rally in support of BJP candidate & sitting MP Hema Malini, in Mathura

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BJP candidate and sitting Member of Parliament Hema Malini sits on a tractor during election campaigning ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, in Mathura.

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Bharatiya Janata Party candidate and sitting MP Hema Malini greets her party supporters during an election campaign ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, in Mathura.

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Bharatiya Janata Party candidate and sitting MP Hema Malini during her election campaign, ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, in Mathura.

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Bharatiya Janata Party candidate and sitting MP Hema Malini during an interview with PTI at her Vrindavan residence, in Mathura.

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath during an election campaign for Bharatiya Janata Party candidate and sitting MP Hema Malini, for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, in Mathura.

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Bharatiya Janata Party candidate and sitting MP Hema Malini files her nomination papers from Mathura constituency for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, in Mathura.

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Revellers participate in Huranga, celebrated one day after the Holi festival, at Dauji Temple in Mathura. Villagers gather in the courtyard of the temple, where men pour buckets of saffron-tinged water on women, who retaliate by tearing their shirts off and thrashing them with it.

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BJP MP and Bollywood actress Hema Malini celebrating Holi festival at her house in Vrindavan near Mathura.

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Devotees celebrate Latthamaar Holi, in Gokul, near Mathura.

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Artists dressed as Lord Krishna and Radha during 'Phoolo ki Holi' celebrations at Sri Krishna Janamsthan temple in Mathura.

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A police personnle in a lighter mood as women play lathmar holi at Sri Krishna Janamsthan temple in Mathura.

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A woman poses during lathmar holi celebration, at Sri Krishna Janamsthan temple in Mathura.

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People play Holi with 'Gulal' during 'Laddu Holi' at Radha Rani Temple in Barsana of Mathura district.

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People play Holi with 'Gulal' during 'Laddu Holi' at Radha Rani Temple in Barsana of Mathura.

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People play Holi with 'Gulal' during 'Laddu Holi' at Radha Rani Temple in Barsana of Mathura district.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi serves food to underprivileged children during a programme organised to mark the serving of the 3rd billionth meal by the Akshaya Patra Foundation, in Vrindavan near Mathura.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi receives a memento from a girl as UP Governor Ram Naik and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath look on, during a programme to mark the serving of the 3rd billionth meal by the Akshaya Patra Foundation, in Vrindavan near Mathura.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Governor Ram Naik, BJP MP Hema Malini and others during the unveiling of a ceremonial plaque to mark the serving of '3rd billionth meal' at Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir campus, at Vrindavan in Mathura district.

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A keeper putting food inside the elephant's enclosure.

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Veterinary officer Dr Yaduraj showing the digital radiography machine.

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Asha and Suzy. They stay in the same enclosure.

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Gajraj, at the hospital. The enclosure is used to keep the elephants stationery while treatment.

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Gajraj at the ­entrance of the ­elephant hospital

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Turmeric is ­applied on Gajraj’s hindquarter wounds

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The vet checks Gajraj’s foot for ­injuries

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Light Behind Asha (50) trails Suzy, 70 and blind. Suzy depends on Asha for support and guidance.

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Sanjay’s foot pads are deformed after having suffered years of abuse in captivity

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20-year-old Laxmi being treated by the vet at the elephant hospital in Mathura

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People play Huranga Holi at Dauji Temple, during Holi celebrations near Mathura, Saturday, March 3, 2018.

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A security personnel stands guard near Shahi Idgah and Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple on the 26th anniversary of Babri mosque demolition, in Mathura.

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Security personnel stand guard near Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple, which is adjacent to Shahi Idgah, on the 26th anniversary of Babri mosque demolition, in Mathura. The Ramjanmbhoomi-Babri Masjid title suit is pending in the Supreme Court, which will decide the schedule of hearing in January.

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Devotees celebrate Kartik Purnima in Mathura by lighting lamps (diyas) on the banks of Yamuna River.

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Devotees carry offerings on their head while trekking to the Govardhan Hill to celebrate the Hindu festival of 'Goverdhan Puja' at Goverdhan town near Mathura.

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Devotees perform "Govardhan Puja" at the ISKCON Temple in Vrindavan near Mathura.

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Devotees carry offerings on their head while trekking to the Govardhan Hill to celebrate the festival of 'Goverdhan Puja' at Goverdhan town near Mathura.

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Firewood is stacked up at a closed brick kiln near Mathura. The Indian capital and large parts of north India gasp for breath for most of the year due to air pollution caused by dust, burning of crops, emissions from factories and the burning of coal and piles of garbage.

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Devotees stand in a queue at Shri Krishna Janmashtan Temple to celebrate Janmashtmi festival, in Mathura.

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Children ride a cart as they move through a flooded colony, inundadted by the Yamuna river, in Mathura.

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A view of a colony flooded by the Yamuna river, in Mathura.

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Villagers wade across a flooded street after monsoon rainfall, in Mathura.

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Pedestrians wade across a waterlogged road after monsoon rainfall, in Mathura.

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Commuters ride through a waterlogged street during heavy rainfall, in Mathura.

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Bollywood actress and BJP MP Hema Malini during distribution of LPG connections under Prime Minister Ujjwala Yojana in Mathura.

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BJP MP Hemamalini along with Uttar Pradesh Power Minister Srikant sitting on fast in protest against the recent stalling of parliament proceedings by the opposition, in Mathura.

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The wreckage of an Innova car that collided with a container killing three doctors from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on the Yamuna Expressway near Mathura.

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People play Huranga Holi at Dauji Temple, during Holi celebrations near Mathura.

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People play Huranga Holi at Dauji Temple, during Holi celebrations near Mathura.

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Passengers travel in an overcrowded train ahead of Holi festival in Mathura.

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Even the dauntingly ageless Hema Malini has to back down on her home turf. The Mathura MP was dressing up as Radha for the Holi extr­avaganza, Rangotsav, when the National Green Tribunal wagged its fingers and forced a shift of venue from the Yamuna’s banks to a veterinary university to clean up after the celebration. The Lord and his consorts played Holi without mucking up. Mere mortals, we can’t aspire to that.

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People play with 'gulal' during Holi celebrations at Nandgaon village, near Mathura, in Uttar Pradesh.

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People celebrating Holi in the village of Nandgaon, near Mathura, during Holi in Uttra Pradesh.

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Portraits of people from Barsana and Nandgaon with their faces covered by 'gulal' colors after playing Holi at the main temple of Nandgaon near Mathura

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