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The second squadron of the indigenous Tejas Mk-1 FOC (Final Operations Clearance) fighter aircraft accorded water salute during its induction ceremony into the Indian Air Force in Sulur of Coimbatore district.

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Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal R K S Bhadauria prepares to fly Tejas single-seater Light Combat Aircraft (LCA), during its induction ceremony into the Indian Air Force in Sulur of Coimbatore district.

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Indian Air Force (IAF) Chief Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria flies the LCA Tejas fighter with 45 Squadron at Air Force Station in Sulur of Tamil Nadu. He is on a visit to the Station for operationalisation of 18 Squadron.

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Workers in protective suits cremate a COVID-19 victim at a gas-cremation centre in Nagercoil in Kanyakumari district.

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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami (L) visits his deputy and AIADMK Coordinator O Panneerselvam, who is admitted to a private hospital for a master health check-up, in Chennai.

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An Indigo plane takes-off from Chennai airport for domestic travel, after flights resumed during the ongoing nationwide lockdown, in Chennai. All scheduled commercial passenger flights were suspended since March 25 when the government imposed a nationwide lockdown to curb the coronavirus pandemic.

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A woman and her child are thermally screened as they arrive at Chennai airport for domestic travel, after flights resumed during the ongoing nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, in Chennai.

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A passenger wearing PPE suit arrives at Chennai airport for domestic travel, after flights resumed during the ongoing nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, in Chennai.

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A Muslim family offers Eid-ul-Fitr prayers at their home, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Chennai.

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Medics wearing protective suits wait for the arrival of Indian nationals from Myanmar at Anna International Airport, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Chennai.

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Cleaning staff members mop the floor at Chennai airport, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Chennai.

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Workers shift trolleys at the Chennai airport, a day before the resumption of domestic flights services, during the 4th phase of COVID-19 lockdown, in Chennai.

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Aeroplanes parked at Chennai airport, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Chennai. Domestic civil aviation operations will recommence in a calibrated manner from May 25.

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Cleaning staff members clean the floor at Chennai airport, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Chennai. Domestic civil aviation operations will recommence in a calibrated manner from May 25.

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Turbulent waves crash into the coast Kasimedu Fishing Harbour, ahead of landfall by Cyclone Amphan, in Chennai.

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Employees work at the Secretariat after authorities eased restrictions, during the fourth phase of the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Chennai.

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Tasmac shop owner uses a calculator for billing while selling liquor to people, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, at Maduranthakam in Chengalpattu district.

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A police constable baton charge on people for flouting social distancing norms while waiting for their turn to bye liquor following Tasmac shops reopened after a week, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, at Maduranthakam in Chengalpattu district. Tasmac liquor shops were closed when Madras High Court passed its order to shut them after observing people not adhering to the social distancing norms at several outlets.

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Workers wearing protective suits wait to screen and verify documents of migrant labourers from Bihar, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Chennai.

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A sculptor gives a final touch to a deity's statue, during the nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Mamallapuram. An array of stunning statues of Gods and Goddesses are waiting to be sent to customers both domestic and foreign after the train and air services will be restored. Seated amid a lineup of wooden crates of neatly packed statues in the premises of sculptors' workshops specifies the cravings inside the boxes and destination point of each of the packages.

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World heritage monument site wears a deserted look, during the nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Mamallapuram. The transition from euphoria to gloom, in a matter of a few months led to empty beachfronts and deserted world heritage monument site sans tourists which offer a peek into the harrowing times being endured by them.

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Nurses at Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital light candles to pay tribute to Florence Nightingale, founder of modern nursing, as they celebrate the International Nurses Day, amid COVID-19 lockdown, in Chennai.

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Migrant workers take food served at a camp during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against the coronavirus, in Chennai.

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Residents wade through a flooded locality after heavy rains at Nagercoil in Kanyakumari district.

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Medics wearing protective suits conduct a health check-up of Indian nationals who have arrived from Dubai by Air India flight at Anna International Airport during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Chennai.

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Officials wearing protective suits wait for the arrival of stranded Indian nationals from Dubai by Air India flight at Anna International Airport during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Chennai.

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Officials wearing protective suits check documents of Indian nationals who have arrived from Dubai by Air India flight at Anna International Airport during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Chennai.

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Medics collect a swab sample of an Indian national who was evacuated from Dubai by Air India flight after arriving at Anna International Airport, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Chennai. 359 people arrived early from Dubai in two Air India flights as part of the government's Vande Bharat Mission to bring home Indian nationals stranded in various countries.

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People line up to buy alcohol from a liquor shop, during the third phase of COVID-19 lockdown, on the outskirts of Chennai.

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Rohingya refugees at their camp in Kelambakkam during COVID-19 lockdown, in Chennai.

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Corporation workers seal the Kesavathiruppapuram area after detection of COVID-19 cases, in Nagercoil, Kanyakumari district.

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A commuter is seen stuck in a flooded street following heavy rainfall, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, at Naperville in Kanyakumari district.

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A shopkeeper interacts with a customer at his store, which was opened in accordance with the newly relaxed guidelines of COVID-19 lockdown, in Chennai.

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Migrants gather at the Chennai Central Railway Station for information regarding travel arrangements, during the ongoing government-imposed nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against the COVID-19, in Chennai.

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A labourer wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) suit unloads sacks filled with vegetables from a truck at a wholesale market during the nationwide lockdown, imposed in wake of the coronavirus pandemic, in Chennai.

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A health worker sprays disinfectant at Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital, during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against the coronavirus, in Chennai.

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Medical professionals at the Tamil Nadu Government Multi Super Speciality Hospital react while being honoured by an IAF chopper with showering of flowers for their contribution in fight against COVID-19, in Chennai.

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An IAF chopper flies over Tamil Nadu Government Multi Super Speciality Hospital to express gratitude towards medical professionals for their contribution in fight against COVID-19, in Chennai.

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An artist gives a final touch to a model based on coronavirus placed alongside a road to raise awareness, during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown, in Chennai.

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Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Traffic, Ravichandran distributes vitamin tablets to his colleagues in a bid to improve immunity against COVID-19 outbreak during the nationwide lockdown, in Chennai.

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A view of a closed street during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown in the heritage city of Mamallapuram.

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Labourers are seen working at a building construction site, during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against the coronavirus, on the outskirts of Chennai.

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Huge crowd is seen to buy vegetables and groceries at a market, during a nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Chennai. Panic buying has been observed after Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami announced the total lockdown in Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Salem and Tirupur from Sunday onwards for a few days.

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People flout social distancing norms as they visit a market to buy vegetables, during the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, in Coimbatore.

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Kanyakumari Medical College Hospital deen Suganthi Rajakumari gifts fruits to a patient who recovered from COVID-19, during the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, in Kanyakumari district.

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Medics wearing protective suits collect swab samples for COVID-19 test of vegetable vendors, who had shops in Vadasery bus stand, during the nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Kanyakumari District.

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A woman feeds stray dogs during the nationwide lockdown, imposed in wake of the coronavirus pandemic, in Chennai.

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A man feeds stray cats at Kapaleeshwarar Temple, during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against the coronavirus, in Chennai.

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Workers unload sacks of rice from a train, which has arrived from Andra Pradesh during a nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Kanyakumari.

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Medics arrange samples of a new fast test (Rapid test) for coronavirus at Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital during a nationwide lockdown, in Chennai. Tamil Nadu received 24,000 rapid test kits from China to screen for coronavirus on April 17.

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Medics take samples for rapid test at Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital during the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, in Chennai.

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Workers wearing protective suits demonstrate the cremation process at Nagercoil Corporation's gas cremation centre in wake of the coronavirus pandemic, in Kanyakumari district.

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Greater Chennai Corporation workers spray disinfectants inside a temporary set-up of 500 beds for quarantine during a nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, at Chennai Trade Centre in Nandambakkam, Chennai.

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Christian devotees maintaining social distancing offer prayers at a church on the occasion of Easter amid the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, Mamallapuram, Tamil Nadu

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Two men on a motorcycle try to cover themselves with an umbrella as its rains, during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Chennai.

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Relatives get their hands sanitized after performing burial of a woman who died due to the COVID-19, at a graveyard in Chennai.

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Relatives wearing protective gear carry the body of a woman for burial after she died due to the COVID-19, at a graveyard in Chennai.

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SIPCOT IT Park Information Technology located wears a deserted look during the nationwide lockdown imposed as a preventive measure to contain the spread of coronavirus, at Siruseri in Chennai.

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A vendor sells home-stitched masks during the nationwide lockdown imposed to curb the coronavirus pandemic, in Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu.

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Nagercoil Corporation provided special suits to those working in the areas where COVID-19 patients are treated, in Kanyakumari.

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Stranded migrant workers maintain social distance as they wait for packaged food, distributed by Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), during the nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Chennai.

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People gather to buy fishes at Kasimedu Fish Market, during a nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Chennai.

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A police officer, wearing a helmet depicting coronavirus, requests a commuter to stay at home during a nationwide lockdown to limit the spread of coronavirus, in Chennai.

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Few vehicles are seen on a deserted road during nationwide lockdown amid coronavirus pandemic, in Chennai.

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Volunteers distribute free food packets to stranded migrant workers at MGR Central railway station, during nation-wide lockdown amid coronavirus pandemic, in Chintadripet, Chennai.

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Sparse crowd at Kasimedu fish market during Janta curfew in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Chennai.

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Passengers wearing masks in the wake of coronavirus pandemic at MGR Central Railway Station, in Chennai.

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Priests perform pooja to mitigate coronavirus pandemic at Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD), in Chennai.

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Passengers from Dubai being taken to a quarantine facility in the wake of coronavirus pandemic upon their arrival at Madurai airport.

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Sparse crowd at Ranganathan street due to the coronavirus outbreak, in Chennai.

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A worker sprays disinfectant to mitigate the coronavirus pandemic, at Mahabalipuram in Chengalpattu district.

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Medic staff wash their hands in the wake of deadly coronavirus, at Kanyakumari Government Medical College.

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School students create a message 'Wash Hand Live Long' with the help of over 25,000 soaps to create awareness among people about precautionary measures that can be taken to fight coronavirus, in Chennai.

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A security person wears mask as preventive measure against the novel coronavirus at Chennai International Airport.

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Superstar Rajnikanth addresses a press conference in Chennai. This was his first official press conference since December 31, 2017, when he announced to take the political plunge.

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Protesters during a sit-in protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), at Collectorate in Salem district.

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DMK Chief MK Stalin speaks to media after walking out from Tamil Nadu Assembly session, in Chennai.

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Tamil Nadu Deputy CM Panneerselvam during a ceremony to pay last respects to DMK party general secretary K Anbazhagan in Chennai. Anbazhagan (97), the senior most DMK leader passed away on Saturday following a brief illness.

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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami transplants paddy nurseries with farmers at a field, in Nagapattinam.

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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami transplants paddy nurseries with farmers at a field, in Nagapattinam.

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Actor Kamal Haasan addresses the media as he arrives to appear before the Central Crime Branch police in connection with an accident on the sets of his upcoming film, ‘Indian 2’, which left three people dead last month, in Chennai.

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Students undergo last minute preparations outside an examination centre, before appearing in the Class XII board examinations, in Chennai.

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Vice President M.Venkaiah Naidu interacts with chairpersons of all Major Port Trusts of India during ‘Chintan Baithak’, at Mamallapuram in Chengalpattu.

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Vice President M.Venkaiah Naidu interacts with chairpersons of all Major Port Trusts of India during ‘Chintan Baithak’, at Mamallapuram in Chengalpattu.

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Actor-politician and Makkal Needhi Maiam founder Kamal Haasan comes out of a mortuary after paying homage to three of the victims, who died after a crane crashed on the sets of upcoming film ‘Indian 2’, in Chennai.

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Film Director S. Shankar interacts with the daughters of cartoonist Mathan, whose son-in-law was one of the three persons who lost their lives after a crane crashed on the sets of upcoming film ‘Indian 2’, in Chennai. Actor-politican Kamal Haasan announced a total sum of rupees one crore as relief to the bereaved families as well as the survivors. Three people were killed and nine injured in the mishap.

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CPI (M) leader Brinda Karat addresses protestors demonstrating against CAA, at Old Washermanpet in Chennai.

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An ambulance arrives at a private studio where a crane crashed on the set of actor Kamal Haasan's upcoming film 'Indian 2', in Chennai. Three people were killed while nine others were injured.

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Passersby and policemen stand near the mangled remains of Kerala State Road Transport Corporation bus which collided head-on with a container lorry near Tamil Nadu's Avinashi town, in Tirupur district, 40 kms from Coimbatore.

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Passersby stand near the mangled remains of Kerala State Road Transport Corporation bus which collided head-on with a container lorry near Tamil Nadu's Avinashi town, in Tirupur district, 40 kms from Coimbatore. Of the 48 passengers in the bus, 19 died on the spot and remaining sustained injuries.

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Ace badminaton player P V Sindhu at an event in Chennai.

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An injured passenger is rescued from a Kerala state-run bus after it collided head-on with a truck near Avanashi, Tamil Nadu state.

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The remains of a Kerala state-run bus that collided head-on with a truck near Avanashi, Tamil Nadu state. At least 19 people were killed and more than 20 were injured in the accident.

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Members of various Muslim outfits and political parties take part in the anti-CAA rally, in Chennai.

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Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs Nirmala Sitharaman speaks at an interactive session on the Union Budget 2020-2021 with industrialists, in Chennai.

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Devotees throng the historic Sri Brahadeeswara temple for 'Kumbabishekam', in Thanjavur. The shrine, popularly known as 'big temple', is a world heritage monument and it was constructed by emperor Raja Raja of the mighty Chola dynasty 1010 years ago. The temple is devoted to Lord Shiva.

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Priests perform rituals during the Kumbabishekam, a consecration ceremony, at the historic Sri Brahadeeswara temple in Thanjavur.

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Members of All India Insurance Employees Association stage a demonstration against govt’s decision to sell the partial stake in LIC through an initial public offer, outside southern regional headquarters of the Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC), in Chennai.

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Members of bank employees’ unions stage a protest during a two-day nationwide strike to press for wage revision, in Chennai.

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Hospital staff is seen outside the Special Isolation Ward set up to provide treatment to any suspected case of the coronavirus (CoV) at the Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital, in Chennai.

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