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Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) founder and actor Kamal Haasan addresses a press conference, in Chennai.

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Villagers stand after making a Kolam, a traditional art work using colored powder, wishing success for U.S. democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris in Thulasendrapuram village, south of Chennai, Tamil Nadu state. The lush green village is the hometown of Harris' maternal grandfather who migrated from there decades ago.

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A statue of god Ayyappa rests in the middle of a pond beside a temple in Thulasendrapuram village, south of Chennai, Tamil Nadu state. Villagers on Tuesday held special prayers for U.S. democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris at the temple in this lush green village, the hometown of Harris' maternal grandfather who migrated from there decades ago.

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A villager points out the name of U.S. democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris written in Tamil language and the amount she donated for the renovation of temple through her relative, in Thulasendrapuram village, south of Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

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People take pictures of a billboard featuring U.S. democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris at a crossing in Thulasendrapuram village, south of Chennai, Tamil Nadu state. The lush green village is the hometown of Harris’ maternal grandfather who migrated from there decades ago.

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Breakfast is served to devotees who participated in a special prayer performed for the success of U.S. democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, at a temple in Thulasendrapuram village, south of Chennai, Tamil Nadu state. The lush green village is the hometown of Harris’ maternal grandfather who migrated from there decades ago.

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People wade through a waterlogged road after heavy rains, in Chennai.

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A child runs on a waterlogged road after heavy rain, near Marina Beach in Chennai.

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A motorist rides through a waterlogged road after heavy rain, in Chennai.

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People throng a flower market during the ongoing Durga Puja festival, in Chennai.

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Fishing boats being shifted away due to rough sea in Mamallapuram.

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A health worker collects swab sample from a migrant worker for COVID-19 test, in Chennai.

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DMK President and Tamil Nadu Opposition leader MK Stalin with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami at the latter's residence to console him on his mother's demise, in Chennai.

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All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) co-ordinator and Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam along with party's senior leaders pays tribute during the celebration of party's foundation day, in Chennai

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Actor-turned politician Khushbu Sundar pays tribute to a portrait of Deendayal Upadhyaya and Syama Prasad Mukherjee, before addressing a press conference, in Chennai. Khushbu joined BJP after quitting the Congress party on Monday.

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Actor-turned politician Khushbu Sundar addresses a press conference a day after joing BJP, in Chennai. Khushbu joined BJP after quitting the Congress party.

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Actor-turned politician Khushbu Sundar being welcomed by BJP workers on her arrival at the airport in Chennai. Khushbu yesterday joined BJP after resigning as Congress party spokesperson.

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AIADMK party workers celebrate after the announcement of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami's name as the party's chief ministerial candidate for the upcoming 2021 Tamil Nadu Assembly elections, outside AIADMK headquarters, in Chennai.

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AIADMK coordinator O Panneerselvam (C) and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami (R) during the announcement of party's chief ministerial candidate name for the upcoming 2021 Tamil Nadu Assembly elections, at the party office in Chennai.

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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami being congratulated by AIADMK coordinator and Deputy CM O. Panneerselvam after the former was announced as party's chief ministerial candidate for the upcoming 2021 Tamil Nadu Assembly elections, at party office in Chennai.

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Seventh offshore patrol vessel of the Indian Coast Guard (ICG), 'Vigraha' during its launching ceremony, at L&T Shipyard Ltd in Kattupalli.

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Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman addresses a press conference, in Chennai.

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Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit along with Chief Minister K. Palaniswami and Deputy CM O. Panneerselvam pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his 151st birth anniversary, at Marina Beach, in Chennai.

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Members of the 'India Thowheed Jamaath' (INTJ) raise slogans as they protest against Babri Masjid case verdict, during a demonstration, in Chennai. A special court in Lucknow delivered the much-awaited judgment on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, in the 1992 Babri Masjid demolition case. All the 32 accused, including BJP veterans L.K. Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi, have been acquitted.

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A worker cleans Mahatama Gandhi statue on the eve of his birth anniversary at Marina beach, in Chennai.

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AIADMK Joint-Coordinator and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Karuppa Palaniswami and Deputy CM O. Panneerselvam arrives for party's Executive Committee meeting, at party HQ in Chennai.

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AIADMK Joint-Coordinator and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Karuppa Palaniswami pays tribute to former CM late J. Jayalalithaa before party's Executive Committee meeting, at party HQ in Chennai.

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Deputy Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Ottakarathevar Panneerselvam arrive for party's Executive Committee meeting, at party HQ, in Chennai.

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MK Stalin’s son and DMK youth wing secretary Udhayanidhi Stalin along with leaders of allied parties during a protest against the agricultural reform bills, in Chennai.

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DMK President MK Stalin during a demonstration launched by the party against the agricultural reform bills, in Keezhambi village of Kanchipuram district.

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Supporters of AIADMK Coordinator and Tamal Nadu Dy CM O. Panneerselvam, wearing his face mask, gather outside the party headquarters during the party's Executive Committee meeting, in Chennai.

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Visitors take a selfie near vintage cars displayed during a heritage car show, in Chennai.

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Wife Savitri Balasubrahmanyam performs rituals of legendary playback singer SP Balasubrahmanyam during his funeral ceremony, at his farmhouse in Thamaraipakkam village of Thiruvallur district.

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Daughter Pallavi Balasubrahmanyam and son SP Charan mourn near the mortal remains of legendary playback singer SP Balasubrahmanyam during his funeral ceremony, at his farmhouse in Thamaraipakkam village of Thiruvallur district.

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Wife Savitri Balasubrahmanyam performs rituals as her son SP Charan mourns near the mortal remains of legendary playback singer SP Balasubrahmanyam during his funeral ceremony, at his farmhouse in Thamaraipakkam village of Thiruvallur district.

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Wife Savitri Balasubrahmanyam along with her son SP Charan mourns near the mortal remains of legendary playback singer SP Balasubrahmanyam during his funeral ceremony, at his farmhouse in Thamaraipakkam village of Thiruvallur district.

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Veteran Director Bharathiraja arrives at a private hospital, where legendary playback singer SP Balasubrahmanyam passed away the age of 74 due to COVID-19, in Chennai.

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SP Charan, son of legendary playback singer SP Balasubrahmanyam, at a private hospital, after his father passed away at the age of 74 due to COVID-19, in Chennai.

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SP Charan, son of legendary playback singer SP Balasubrahmanyam along with family members arrives at a private hospital, after his father passed away at the age of 74 due to COVID-19, in Chennai.

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Activists of Tamil Nadu Farmers Association along with members of AIKS during a protest against the farm bills passed in both the Houses of Parliament recently, in Coimbatore.

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Members of Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) raise slogans and tear copies of recently passed farm bills during a protest, in Chennai.

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Members of Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) raise slogans during a protest over the recently passed farm bills, in Chennai.

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Members of various Tamil outfits burn copies of the farm bills that have been passed in both the Houses of Parliament recently, during their protest, in Chennai.

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Members of various organizations stage a protest against the farm bills that have been passed in both the Houses of Parliament recently, in Chennai.

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Members of various Tamil outfits hold placards and raise slogans during a protest over farm bills passed in the Parliament, in Chennai.

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Communist Party of India (Marxist) workers protest against farm bills, in Chennai.

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DMK President M K Stalin during an all party meeting with the main opposition to discuss the three farmer bills passed in the Parliament, at party headquarters in Chennai.

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Workers unload sacks of garlic at a wholesale food grain market complex after it reopened during Unlock 4, at Koyambedu in Chennai.

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BJP supporters celebrate Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 70th birthday, during unlock 4.0, in Chennai.

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A security person checks the enrollment cards of candidates outside an examination centre before appearing for the National Eligibility-Cum-Entrance Test (NEET), during unlock 4.0, in Chennai.

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DMK President MK Stalin (C) being greeted by newly elected party General Secretary Duraimurugan (2nd L) during party's General Council meeting, at Anna Arivalayam in Chennai. Newly elected party Treasurer TR Baalu (2nd R) is also seen.

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DMK leaders during party's General Council meeting, at Anna Arivalayam in Chennai.

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People flout social distancing norms as they buy fish at Kasimedu fish market, after the Sunday lockdown was relaxed by the Tamilnadu government, in Chennai.

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Locals play cricket at a ground after the Sunday lockdown was relaxed by the Tamilnadu government, in Chennai.

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Director of Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) V Vidyavathi inspects monument site at Mamallapuram, in Chengalpattu district.

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Tamil Nadu Fire and Rescue Services Department officials take part in a flood evacuation drill demonstration, at Paruthipattu lake and Eco-park, in Chennai. The drill showcased response to any disaster in the wake of heavy rainfall during the North-East monsoon.

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Devotees wearing face masks visit the Kapaleeshwarar temple that was reopened after authorities eased restrictions during Unlock 4.0, in Chennai.

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Devotees wearing face masks visit the Kapaleeshwarar temple that was reopened after authorities eased restrictions during Unlock 4.0, in Chennai.

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A young woman prepares 'Pookalam' on the occasion of Onam festival, amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, in Chennai.

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Keralite women make 'Pookolam' (flower decoration) on the occasion of Onam festival in Coimbatore.

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Tamil Nadu Congress Committee (TNCC) President K S Alagiri pays his respect to Congress MP H Vasanthakumar, who died of COVID-19 at a hospital on Friday, at his residence, in Chennai.

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Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy pays his respect to Congress MP H Vasanthakumar, who died of COVID-19 at a hospital on Friday, at his residence, in Chennai.

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A devotee offers prayers before the immersion of Lord Ganesh idol, during Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations, at Marina beach in Chennai.

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Chennai Super Kings player Shardul Thakur, Kedhar Jadhav and others at Chennai Airport before leaving to UAE to participate in IPL-2020, in Chennai.

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Chennai Super Kings bowling coach L Balaji along with players Deepak Chahar and Shardul Thakur at Chennai Airport before leaving for UAE to participate in IPL-2020, in Chennai.

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Priests and devotees offer prayers at state BJP office, on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi festival, in Chennai. The state government decided not to allow the installation of Lord Ganesh idols in public places and processions or their immersion in water bodies following the coronavirus outbreak.

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Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni at Chennai Airport before leaving to UAE to participate in IPL-2020, in Chennai.

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An artisan gives finishing touch to an idol of Lord Ganesha, ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi festival, on the outskirts of Chennai.

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A glass bar installed on an open vehicle to help the Collector and Police commissioner maintain social distancing during 74th Independence Day celebrations in Coimbatore.

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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami inspects the Guard of Honour during the 74th Independence Day celebrations, in Chennai.

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Chennai Super King's Skipper MS Dhoni arrives at Chennai Airport to participate in a week training session ahead of the IPL T20, in Chennai.

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Chennai Super King players Deepak Chahar and Piyush Chawla arrive at Chennai Airport to participate in a week training session ahead of the IPL T20, in Chennai.

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Tamil Nadu Disaster Response Force (TNDRF) contingent march-past during the full-dress rehearsals for the 74th Independence Day celebrations, amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, at state headquarters in Chennai.

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Tamil Nadu Police contingent during full dress rehearsals for the 74th Independence Day celebrations, amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, at State HQ in Chennai.

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Tamil Nadu Disaster Response Force (TNDRF) contingent prepare for the full dress rehearsals ahead of the 74th Independence Day celebrations, amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, at State HQ in Chennai.

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Members of the Tamil Nadu BJP stage a protest against YouTube channel ‘Karuppar Koottam’ for allegedly denigrating Lord Muruga and insulting religious sentiments, in Chennai.

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Sea waves crash ashore near Thiruvalluvar Statue, following rainfall in Kanyakumari district.

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DMK leader MK Stalin pays tribute to the late M Karunanidhi on his second death anniversary, at his memorial in Chennai.

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Sea waves crash ashore near Thiruvalluvar Statue, following rainfall in Kanyakumari district.

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BJP workers celebrate the ground breaking ceremony for proposed Ram Temple in Ayodhya, at party office in Chennai.

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Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) members celebrate the groundbreaking ceremony of proposed Ram temple in Ayodhya, during Unlock 3.0, in Chennai.

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Traffic police personnel block a road during an intensified lockdown imposed as a preventive measure against the spread of coronavirus disease, in Chennai.

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Police deployed at Thazhanguda fishing village after clashes broke out between two groups around midnight, in Cuddalore. Reportedly, many boats, huts, cars and two-wheelers were set ablaze during the violent clash.

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Charred remains of boats at Thazhanguda fishing village after clashes broke out between two groups around midnight, in Cuddalore. Reportedly, many boats, huts, cars and two-wheelers were set ablaze during the violent clash.

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A worker arranges BCG vaccine in a box as the newly established Current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) facility rolled out the first batch of 4.5 lakh doses of the vaccines for the Universal Immunisation Programme, at Kings Institute, in Chennai.

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A staff nurse uses a thermal screening device on an employee at State Secretariat, in Chennai. Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi K. Palaniswami chaired a meeting on COVID-19 with medical and public health experts in the office.

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World Health Organization (WHO) Chief Scientist, Dr Soumya Swaminathan, leaves after a meeting on COVID-19 with Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi K Palaniswami (unseen) and panel members comprising an expert committee on infectious disease control, in Chennai.

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Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi K. Palaniswami leaves after a meeting with medical and public health experts on COVID-19, at the Secretariat in Chennai.

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Tamil Nadu Deputy CM O Panneerselvam leaves after attending a meeting with medical and public health experts on COVID-19, at State Secretariat, in Chennai.

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People hold umbrellas as they shop for flowers at a market, in Chennai. Umbrellas were presented by traders association to customers to maintain social distancing and prevent crowding in the market place amid COVID-19 pandemic.

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Volunteers from Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) wearing PPE kits perform prayers before burial of the body of a COVID-19 victim, in Chennai.

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Teachers from Everwin Matriculation Higher Secondary School conduct online classes from their school premises, in Chennai.

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Members of the transgender community take part in an awareness rally on coronavirus pandemic after authorities eased restrictions, in Chennai.

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Farmers directly sell raw bananas at a market, during the lockdown in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Coimbatore.

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Forest officials carry a cage with a pair of Squirrel monkey and Toucan birds seized during transit from Howrah by train, hidden along with a consignment of lovebirds, in Chennai.

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People perform rituals for salvation of their ancestors on the occasion of 'Aadi Amavasya' at Marina Beach, in Chennai.

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A suspected COVID-19 patient being brought to Government Kilpauk Medical College Hospital (KMCH), in Chennai.

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A worker pulls a cart to dispose of the medical waste at Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital, during the ongoing nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, in Chennai.

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A man takes rest in front of a closed shop during an intensified lockdown imposed to curb the spread of coronavirus disease, in Chennai. The state government had earlier announced that on all the four Sundays in July, intense lockdown will be in force across Tamil Nadu and only health care services, including pharmacies and hospitals, will be functional.

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A student uses a laptop on which the school staff uploaded the entire syllabus of their respective subjects with recorded lectures, in Chennai. Schools remain closed due to coronavirus pandemic in Chennai.

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