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Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets the gathering during the inauguration of Chennai Metro Rail Phase-I extension, that will link North Chennai with the Airport and Central Railway Station, in Chennai.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves at the gathering during the inauguration of Chennai Metro Rail Phase-I extension, that will link North Chennai with the Airport and Central Railway Station, in Chennai.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during the inauguration of Chennai Metro Rail Phase-I extension, that will link North Chennai with the Airport and Central Railway Station, in Chennai.

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Injured workers after an explosion ripped through a fireworks factory near Sattur, in Virudhunagar district. At least 11 workers were killed and 36 injured.

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Devotees gather to take holy dip in the Gulf of Mannar on the occasion of 'Thai Amavasai', in front of the Sri Ramanthaswamy Temple in Rameshwaram.

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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palanichamy being welcomed by the AIADMK party workers and the general public in Krishnagiri dristrict.

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Expelled AIADMK leader VK Sasikala being feliciated on her return, after serving a jail term in a disproportionate assets case, in Krishnagiri district.

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Expelled AIADMK leader VK Sasikala pays tribute to former TN CM Jayaram Jayalalithaa on her return, after serving a jail term in a disproportionate assets case, in Krishnagiri district.

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India's Washington Sundar celebrates after scoring half century during the 4th day of first cricket test match between India and England, at MA Chidambaram Stadium, in Chennai.

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India's Washington Sundar and Ravichandran Ashwin run between the wickets during the 4th day of first cricket test match between India and England, at MA Chidambaram Stadium, in Chennai.

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Expelled AIADMK leader VK Sasikala is welcomed by her supporters as she enters Tamil Nadu via Krishnagiri district. Sasikala returned to Tamil Nadu, days after completing her four-year jail term in Bengaluru in a Rs 66.65 crore disproportionate assets case.

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Spinner Ravichandran Ashwin appeal for a successful wicket of England batsman Ollie Pope during the 2nd day of first cricket test match between India and England, at MA Chidambaram Stadium, in Chennai.

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DMK President MK Stalin during ' Stalin in your Constituency' program, ahead of the forthcoming Tamil Nadu assembly polls, at Scott Christian College in Nagercoil.

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England player Joe Root celebrates after scoring 150 runs during the 2nd day of first cricket test match between India and England, at MA Chidambaram Stadium, in Chennai.

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England's Joe Root plays a shot during Day 1 of the first cricket test match between India and England, at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.

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India's Shahbaz Nadeem fields during the first cricket test match between India and England, at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.

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India's Ishant Sharma bowls on Day 1 of the first cricket test match between India and England, at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.

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Indian fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah bowls during the first cricket test match between India and England, at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.

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Officials inspect the house after a gang of robbers carried out a gold heist in it, killing two people, at Sirkazhi in Mayiladuthurai district. Within hours after the robbery, police nabbed the suspects following an encounter in which one of them was shot dead and recovered about 17-kg gold.

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People gather in large numbers during the inauguration of the Jayalalithaa memorial, in Chennai.

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi interacts at a 'Farmers Convention', during his election campaign for the forthcoming Tamil Nadu Assembly polls, at Vangal Marigoundan Palayam in Karur.

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi rides a bullock-cart during his election campaign for the forthcoming Tamil Nadu Assembly polls, in Karur.

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Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) President M K Stalin addresses media at the residence of late DMK chief M Karunanidhi at Gopalapuram, in Chennai.

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi greets a young supporter during an election campaign rally ahead of Tamil Nadu assembly polls, in Karur district.

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi greets a young supporter during an election campaign rally ahead of Tamil Nadu assembly polls, in Karur district.

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi gets a selfie clicked with a young supporter during an election campaign rally ahead of Tamil Nadu assembly polls, in Karur district.

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi during his visit at Chinna Dharapuram in Karur district.

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi meets his supporters during his visit at Chinna Dharapuram in Karur district.

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi arrives at Chinna Dharapuram in Karur district.

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addresses a gathering at Uthiyur during his election campaign ahead of Tamil Nadu Assembly polls, in Tiruppur.

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi interacts with weaver community members during his election campaign ahead of Tamil Nadu assembly polls, in Odanilai.

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi waves supporters at Kangeyam during his election campaign ahead of Tamil Nadu assembly polls, in Tiruppur.

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi during his election campaign ahead of Tamil Nadu assembly polls, at Poondurai in Erode district.

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addresses a gathering of supporters at Poondurai during his election campaign ahead of Tamil Nadu assembly polls, in Erode district.

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addresses a gathering during his election campaign ahead of Tamil Nadu assembly polls, at Pannerselvam Park in Erode district.

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi during his election campaign ahead of Tamil Nadu assembly polls, at Poondurai in Erode district.

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi during his election campaign ahead of Tamil Nadu assembly polls, at Pannerselvam Park in Erode district.

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi being greeted by supporters during his election campaign ahead of Tamil Nadu assembly polls, at Uthukuli in Erode district.

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Folk artists perform during the full dress rehearsal for the upcoming Republic Day parade at Marina Beach, in Chennai.

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi during his election campaign ahead of Tamil Nadu assembly polls, at Uthukuli in Erode district.

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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palanisamy during his election campaign for the upcoming election 2021, in Coimbatore.

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addresses party workers and supporters during an election campaign, in Erode District.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi's brother Prahlad Modi visits Nagercoil Nagaraja Temple, in Kanyakumari district.

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi during his election campaign rally ahead of Tamil Nadu assembly polls, in Coimbatore district.

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi during his election campaign rally ahead of Tamil Nadu assembly polls, in Tiruppur.

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi during his election campaign rally ahead of Tamil Nadu assembly polls, in Tiruppur.

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Indian left-arm pacer T Natarajan gestures during a grand welcome ceremony, organised by his villagers, at Chinnappampatti in Salem district.

Indian left-arm pacer T Natarajan receives a grand welcome by his villagers, at Chinnappampatti in Salem district.

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A man wears cut-outs of U.S.President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and walks on a street in Chennai. The inauguration of Biden and Harris is scheduled be held Wednesday.

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A villager walks past a banner featuring U.S. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris with a message wishing her best, in Thulasendrapuram, the hometown of Harris' maternal grandfather, south of Chennai, Tamil Nadu state.

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Villagers gather outside a local eatery next to a banner featuring U.S. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris with a message wishing her best, in Thulasendrapuram, the hometown of Harris' maternal grandfather, south of Chennai.

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The name of U.S. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris is made from ingredients of a local savory Murukku at a village house, in Thulasendrapuram, the hometown of Harris' maternal grandfather, south of Chennai. A tiny village in a remote part of South India is gearing up for celebrations ahead of Kamala Harris’ inauguration as the first female vice president of the United States.

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BJP National President JP Nadda arrives to participate in Pongal festivities, ahead of State assembly elections in Tamil Nadu, in Chennai.

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BJP National President JP Nadda arrives to participate in Pongal festivities, ahead of State assembly elections in Tamil Nadu, in Chennai.

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Participants try to tame a bull during Avaniyapuram Jallikattu as the part of Pongal festival celebration, in Chennai.

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First consignment of Covishield vaccine, dispatched from Pune's Serum Institute of India, being transported in a temperature-controlled truck to a storage facility in Chennai.

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Actor turn politician Makkal Needhi Maiyam (MNM) President Kamal Haasan during an election campaign, in Coimbatore

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Actor turn politician Makkal Needhi Maiyam (MNM) President Kamal Haasan addresses during an election campaign, in Coimbatore

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Fans of superstar Rajinikanth stage a demonstration demanding from him to join politics as earlier as promised, at Valluvar Kottam in Chennai. The actor, who finally appeared ready to launch his political party with a "now or never" announcement about a month ago, has now decided to opt for the latter course, citing health concerns.

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Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan reviews the dry run for administering COVID-19 vaccine, in Chennai.

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A health worker checks syringes, at a COVID-19 vaccine storage and distribution centre in Chennai.

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Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan helps a child wear a face mask during his visit to review the dry run for administering COVID-19 vaccine at Tamil Nadu Government Multi Super Speciality Hospital, in Chennai.

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People look at the carcass of sheep that were swept away by the heavy rains at Sankarapuram in Kallakurichi district.

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Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu visits an exhibition, at The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, in Chennai.

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People throng the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam's temple on the first day of the New Year, in Chennai.

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Police personnel stand guard at a deserted road near Marina Beach, in Chennai.

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Few vehicles seen on a nearly deserted road amid restrictions near Marina Beach, in Chennai.

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Napier bridge gets dynamic lighting system to mark new yer celebration, in Chennai.

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Indian Railways' PU, ICF, Chennai has rolled out two Vistadome coaches. The first Vistadome LHB coach for BG lines has been cleared for a 180 Kmph oscillation trial.

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Indian Railways' PU, ICF, Chennai has rolled out two Vistadome coaches. The first Vistadome LHB coach for BG lines has been cleared for a 180 Kmph oscillation trial.

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Devotees take part in 'Margazhi' festival at Sthanumalayan Temple, Suchindram in Kanyakumari district.

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People pay tribute to the victims of 2004 Tsunami to mark its 16th anniversary, in Kanyakumari.

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Women pay tributes to the victims of Tsunami 2004 on its 16th anniversary, at Foreshore Estate beach (Pattinapakkam beach), in Chennai.

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Women pay tributes to the victims of Tsunami 2004 on its 16th anniversary, at Foreshore Estate beach (Pattinapakkam beach), in Chennai.

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Women pay tributes to the victims of Tsunami 2004 on its 16th anniversary, at Foreshore Estate beach (Pattinapakkam beach), in Chennai.

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People watch as a car floats in the sea

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Inconsolable women

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A devastated town

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Women wait for succour to arrive

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A mass grave

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A woman wails on a devastated beach

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A woman stares at a wall plastered with the pictures of victims

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In this file photo, RSS volunteers during rescue operations after the 2004 tsunami, in Nagapattinam, Tamil Nadu

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In this file photo, A tsunami survivor being carried away to hospital in Nagapattinam district, Tamil Nadu

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Devotees wearing masks amid concern over the spread of coronavirus attend a mid-night Christmas mass service at Santhome Church, in Chennai.

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An idol of Lord Parthasarathy being carried by devotees on the occasion of Vaikunta Ekadasi, at Sri Parthasarathy temple, in Chennai.

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Devotees seek blessings from baby Jesus during a mid-night Christmas mass at Santhome Church, in Chennai.

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A health worker guides passengers to a quarantine centre on their arrival from the United Kingdom, at the Chennai International Airpor, in Chennai. Indian government has temporarily suspended all passengers' flights from the United Kingdom in the wake the new COVID-19 strain found in the country.

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Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leader TR Baalu (C) along with party leaders during a day-long hunger strike in support of farmers protesting against the three farm laws, in Chennai.

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Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam Women's Wing Secretary Kanimozhi during a day-long hunger strike in support of farmers protesting against the three farm laws, in Chennai.

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A little grebe waterbird warms eggs on a nest in a lake, in Chennai.

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A pelican spotted in a lake, in Chennai.

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Principal of Chettinad Vidyashram Amudha Lakshmi S looks on as police personnel and Income Tax Department officials conduct a raid, at the residential and other premises of the Chettinad Group of Companies, following complaints of massive tax evasion, in Chennai.

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Police personnel and Income Tax Department officials conduct a raid at the residential and other premises of the Chettinad Group of Companies following complaints of massive tax evasion, in Chennai.

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Gandhi Nagar residents collect their belongings amid heavy police deployment following the decision of Greater Chennai Corporation to evict them, in Chennai.

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Gandhi Nagar residents collect their belongings amid heavy police deployment following the decision of Greater Chennai Corporation to evict them, in Chennai.

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DMK leader A Raja addresses a press conference, in Chennai.

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Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leader MK Stalin along with party workers holds a black flag during a protest against the Centre's farm laws and farmers agitation, in Salem.

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Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) President MK Stalin visits flood affected area following Cyclone Burevi at Cuddalore district

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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami, Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam and AIADMK senior leaders pay tribute to former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on her fourth death anniversary, near Marina Beach in Chennai.

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