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People practice 'yoga' on the bank of the Ganga River on the occasion of the international Day of Yoga, in Varanasi.

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Locals pay tribute to 20 soldiers who were martyred in the violent face-off between India and China at LAC in Eastern Ladakh yesterday, at Ganga river in Kashi.

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Police personnel detain Congress party workers during a protest against the arrest of UPCC president Ajay Kumar Lallu, in Varanasi. He is arrested for allegedly forging documents of buses offered by his party to ferry migrant workers.

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Construction underway at Kashi Vishwanath project, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Varanasi. The authorities employed migrants workers in this project as per their skills, who were jobless on returning from other states.

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Devotees line up to visit the Kashi Vishwanath temple that was reopened after ease in restrictions, during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Varanasi.

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Devotees chant religious slogans as they walk to visit the Kashi Vishwanath temple that was reopened after ease in restrictions, during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Varanasi.

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UP CM Yogi Adityanath visits Kashi Viswanath temple, after authorities allowed reopening of religious places in the fifth phase of COVID-19 lockdown, in Varanasi.

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UP CM Yogi Adityanath sanitises his hands before entering Kashi Viswanath temple, after authorities allowed reopening of religious places in the fifth phase of COVID-19 lockdown, in Varanasi.

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A worker sanitises Kashi Vishwanath temple as religious places are set to re-open tomorrow, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Varanasi.

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A view Ganga ghats on the occasion of Ganga Dussehra during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Varanasi.

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Security personnel deployed at Ganga ghats in the anticipation of the rush of devotees on the occasion of Ganga Dussehra, in Varanasi.

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Buses parked at Varanasi Cantt railway station to carrry migrants to their native places, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Varanasi.

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An injured is rushed to the hospital after five teenagers drowned while bathing in River Ganges, at Ramnagar in Varanasi.

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Buses parked outside the Maraudhi railway station to take migrant labourers to their hometowns, amid ongoing COVID-19 lockdown in Varanasi.

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Officials wearing protective suits carry the body of one of the two passengers, found dead in one of the coaches of Shramik special train, at Manduwadih Station, in Varanasi. Two passengers of a Shramik special train from Mumbai were found dead by railway staff when other passengers had got off the train and it was shifted to the yard for cleaning and sanitizing.

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Migrants stand in a queue to board buses, to travel to their native places, during the ongoing nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, at Varanasi Cantt Station.

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An NDRF person carries out sanitisation work outside the Manikarnika Gate, amid ongoing COVID-19 lockdown in Varanasi.

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A view of the Ghats wearing a deserted look during COVID-19 lockdown in Varanasi.

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Medics screen stranded people as they wait to board buses for their homes, amid ongoing COVID-19 lockdown in Varanasi.

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People purchase liquor from a wine shop which was opened in accordance with the newly relaxed guidelines of COVID-19 lockdown, in Varanasi.

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Horse mounted police personnel patrol a hotspot area, during the nationwide lockdown, in wake of the coronavirus pandemic, in Varanasi

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Security personnel patrol a hotspot area, during the nationwide lockdown, in wake of the coronavirus pandemic, in Varanasi.

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People line up to purchase medicines from a chemist shop amid ongoing COVID-19 lockdown in Varanasi.

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People practice social distancing as they queue up to buy milk packets from a vendor, during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown in Varanasi.

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City street wears a deserted look, during a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus pandemic, in Varanasi. Varanasi administration announced a complete lockdown in which all shops, temples and home delivery services will remain closed today.

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Rapid Action Force (RAF) personnel conduct a flag march as they urge residents to remain indoors, during the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, in Varanasi.

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Vegetables shops arranged in specific spaces marked by corporation workers to help maintain social distancing guidelines during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown in Varanasi.

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Boats anchored at deserted Assi Ghat during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown in Varanasi.

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A worker makes vermicelli at a factory ahead of Muslim fasting month of Ramzan, during the nationwide lockdown, in Varanasi.

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CRPF personnel wearing protective outfits sanitize a street near Dasaswamedh Ghat during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown in Varanasi.

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A team of officials wearing protective suits use a drone to sanitize a locality during the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, in Varanasi.

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Women perform 'Aarti' of Lord Rama, as they pray for the country to get rid of coronavirus, during Rama Navami celebration in Varanasi.

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People maintain social distance as they stand outside a chemist shop during day-2 of a nationwide lockdown, imposed in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Varanasi.

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A woman wearing a protective mask sits near an near deserted bank of River Ganga in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Varanasi.

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A view of deserted Rana Mahal Ghat of River Ganga in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Varanasi.

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A priest performs rituals at an almost deserted ghat of River Ganga in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Varanasi.

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A devotee wearing a mask, in wake of the deadly coronavirus pandemic, leaves after taking a dip in the holy water of River Ganga, in Varanasi.

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A devotee plays Holi with ash and colors next to burning pyres at a cremation ground on the banks of river Ganges at the Manikarnika Ghat in Varanasi. Thousands of Hindus celebrate their major festival Holi with ash collected from pyres in a cremation ground, following an age-old tradition. Hindu mythology says deity Shiva, known as "The Destroyer," visited cremation grounds to play Holi with ghosts who couldn't celebrate the festival of colors. As per their tradition, Hindus burn the bodies of their dead in pyres of dry woods.

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Hindu holy men return after playing Holi with ash and colors at a cremation ground on the banks of river Ganges at the Manikarnika Ghat in Varanasi. Thousands of Hindus celebrate their major festival Holi with ash collected from pyres in a cremation ground, following an age-old tradition. Hindu mythology says deity Shiva, known as "The Destroyer," visited cremation grounds to play Holi with ghosts who couldn't celebrate the festival of colors. As per their tradition, Hindus burn the bodies of their dead in pyres of dry woods.

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Hindu holy men offer prayers after playing Holi with ash and colors at a cremation ground on the banks of river Ganges at the Manikarnika Ghat in Varanasi, India. Thousands of Hindus celebrate their major festival Holi with ash collected from pyres in a cremation ground, following an age-old tradition. Hindu mythology says deity Shiva, known as "The Destroyer," visited cremation grounds to play Holi with ghosts who couldn't celebrate the festival of colors. As per their tradition, Hindus burn the bodies of their dead in pyres of dry woods.

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Devotees play with colours during a procession of Lord Shiva and Parvati on the occasion of Rangbhari Ekadashi, in Varanasi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a stall during an exhibition on various products made by the weavers and handicraftsmen, in Varanasi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with UP Governor Anandiben Patel and CM Yogi Adityanath interacts with an artisan at an exhibition in Varanasi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with UP Governor Anandiben Patel, CM Yogi Adityanath and other leaders dedicates to the nation the Deendayal Upadhyay Memorial site in Varanasi

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with UP Governor Anandiben Patel, CM Yogi Adityanath and other leaders flags off Mahakaal Express, during unveiling of various projects in Varanasi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the closing ceremony of the Centenary Celebrations of Shri Jagadguru Vishwaradhya Gurukul at Jangamwadi Math in Varanasi. PM Modi also released the translated version of the Shri Siddhant Shikhamani Granth in 19 languages and a mobile app of the Granth.

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Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Memorial site and statue which was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets people at the closing ceremony of the Centenary Celebrations of Shri Jagadguru Vishwaradhya Gurukul at Jangamwadi Math in Varanasi

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with UP CM Yogi Adityanath, Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa and others releases the translated version of the Shri Siddhant Shikhamani Granth in 19 languages and a mobile app of the Granth at the closing ceremony of the Centenary Celebrations of Shri Jagadguru Vishwaradhya Gurukul at Jangamwadi Math in Varanasi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi after offering prayers at the Jangamwadi Math in Varanasi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi after offering prayers at the Jangamwadi Math in Varanasi

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the closing ceremony of the Centenary Celebrations of Shri Jagadguru Vishwaradhya Gurukul at Jangamwadi Math in Varanasi. PM Modi also released the translated version of the Shri Siddhant Shikhamani Granth in 19 languages and a mobile app of the Granth.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi being received by Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and others on his arrival, in Varanasi

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Subha-e-banaras club members raise slogans during a protest against the LPG cylinder price hike, in Varanasi.

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UP Minister of state Neelkanth Tiwari presents a memento to Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa on his arrival at Assi Ghat, in Varanasi.

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Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa offer prayers at Assi Ghat, in Varanasi.

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Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa during his visit to Kashi Vishwanath temple, in Varanasi.

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Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi at Ravi Das temple on the occasion of his birth anniversary at Govardhanpur in Varanasi. A 14th century saint, Ravidas is revered in Buddhism, Sikhism and Hinduism. He was born in Varanasi and was a leading figure of the Bhakti Movement.

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Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi at an event on the occasion of Guru Ravidas' birth anniversary at Govardhanpur in Varanasi, Sunday. A 14th century saint, Ravidas is revered in Buddhism, Sikhism and Hinduism. He was born in Varanasi and was a leading figure of the Bhakti Movement.

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Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi at Ravi Das temple on the occasion of his birth anniversary at Govardhanpur in Varanasi. A 14th century saint, Ravidas is revered in Buddhism, Sikhism and Hinduism. He was born in Varanasi and was a leading figure of the Bhakti Movement.

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Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi at Ravi Das temple on the occasion of his birth anniversary at Govardhanpur in Varanasi. A 14th century saint, Ravidas is revered in Buddhism, Sikhism and Hinduism. He was born in Varanasi and was a leading figure of the Bhakti Movement.

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Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa during his visit to Kal Bhairav temple, in Varanasi.

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Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa during his visit to Kashi Vishwanath temple, in Varanasi.

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Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leader Indresh Kumar during inauguration of a statue of freedom fighter Subhas Chandra Bose, on his 123rd birth anniversary, in Varanasi.

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Army personnel carry the mortal remains of Rifleman Laxman BC who died due to an avalanche in Tangdhar Sector of J&K, at a tribute ceremony in Varanasi

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Union minister Smriti Irani (C) and UP CM Yogi Adityanath (L) and UP BJP President Swatantra Dev Singh (R) during a rally in support of the amended Citizenship Act, in Varanasi.

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UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath (at centre in the background) with other sadhus during a visit to the Jangamwari Math, in Varanasi.

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UP CM Yogi Adityanath (C-L) Dy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya (C-R) and UP BJP President Swatantra Dev Singh (2nd R) during a rally in support of the amended Citizenship Act, in Varanasi.

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Devotees gather to take a holy dip at the banks of River Ganga on the occasion of Makar Sankranti festival, in Varanasi.

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Devotees arrives at the banks of River Ganga for a holy bath ahead of Makar Sankranti festival, in Varanasi.

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Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra during her visit to meet anti-CAA protests, social activists and those held "illegally and lodged in jail by the Yogi Adityanath government," at Rajghat in Varanasi.

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Union Petroleum and Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan during a camapign 'Jan Jagran Abhiyaan' in support of CAA, in Varanasi.

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Jain devotees visit Assi Ghat during their Atma Shanti Yatra, in Varanasi

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves at supporters during his roadshow, a day ahead of filing his nomination papers for the Lok Sabha polls, in Varanasi.

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Veda students perform special prayers on the bank of the Ganges River, during solar eclipse in Varanasi.

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Police personnel baton charge protestors demonstrating against the Citizenship Amendment Act, in Varanasi.

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Police personnel baton charge protestors demonstrating against the Citizenship Amendment Act, in Varanasi.

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Police personnel baton charge protestors demonstrating against the Citizenship Amendment Act, in Varanasi.

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Security personnel patrol a street during restrictions in view of protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act after Friday prayers, in Varanasi.

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Actress Janvi Kapoor performs 'aarti' at the banks of River Ganga in Varanasi.

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Benaras Hindu University (BHU) students protest against CAB, in Varanasi.

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People perform rituals on the bank of River Ganga in Varanasi

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A man with a child, wearing rain-coats, walks along a road during rains in Varanasi.

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Bollywood actor Aamir Khan poses for a selfie with policemen during the shoot of his upcoming film 'Laal Singh Chaddha' in Varanasi.

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Devotees perform rituals on the occasion of moksha-ekadashi at the bank of River Ganga, in Varanasi.

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Migratory birds flock around a boat in river Ganga, in Varanasi.

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Devotees feed gulls flying over the Ganga River, in Varanasi.

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Swami Avimukteshwaranand Saraswati addresses the students who have been staging a protest dharna at the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) against the appointment of a Muslim teacher of Sanskrit at the universirty, in Varanasi.

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Students stage a protest dharna at the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) against the appointment of a Muslim teacher of Sanskrit at the universirty, in Varanasi.

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A scene at the Lal Bahadur Shastri Hostel after two student groups clashed in the campus of the Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi.

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Devotees perform Ganga aarti on the occasion of Devdiwali festival, at Dashashwamedh Ghat in Varanasi.

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Devotees light lamps at Panch Ganga Ghat, a stairway leading down to a body of water, during during Dev Deepawali festival in Varanasi. All the river fronts, or ghats, of the Ganges come alive with thousands of brightly lit earthen lamps during this festival. The ancient city of Varanasi is one of the top pilgrimage sites and millions of pilgrims gather annually here for ritual bathing and prayers on the banks of the Ganges.

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Hindus make fire on the banks as part of rituals, as tourists ride on boats in the River Ganges, holy to Hindus, during Karthik Purnima festival in Varanasi. The festival which falls on the full moon day of the Indian calendar month of Karthik, is considered auspicious.

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A Hindu devotee puts vermillion powder on the forehead of another on the bank of the River Ganges, holy to Hindus, during Karthik Purnima festival in Varanasi. The festival which falls on the full moon day of the Indian calendar month of Karthik, is considered auspicious.

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A Hindu devotee offers prayers in the River Ganges, holy to Hindus, during Karthik Purnima festival in Varanasi. The festival which falls on the full moon day of the Indian calendar month of Karthik, is considered auspicious.

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People take part in a procession during Eid Milad-un-Nabi celebrations, in Varanasi.

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Rapid Action Force (RAF) personnel stand guard as Muslim devotees take part in a procession during Eid Milad-un-Nabi celebrations, in Varanasi.

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Security personnel patrol a street as security has been beefed up in the view of the Ayodhya case verdict, in Varanasi.

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Devotees offer 'Arghya' to the rising sun at Assi Ghat during 'Chhath Puja' celebrations, in Varanasi

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Foreign tourists light candles and burn crackers during Diwali celebrations, in Varanasi.

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