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Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with BJP President Amit Shah offers prayers at Kashi Vishwanath Temple, during a visit to his parliamentary constituency Varanasi after winning the Lok Sabha polls.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves as he leaves Trade Facilitation Center along with BJP President Amit Shah, in Varanasi.

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Debris of razed buildings at the under-construction Kashi Vishwanath Corridor in Varanasi.

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A view of the under-construction Kashi Vishwanath Corridor in Varanasi. The corridor is being built to join the Vishwanath Temple — earlier hidden behind a maze of narrow congested lanes — to the Ahilyabai Ghat on the River Ganga.

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A cutout of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is displayed along a road ahead of his visit, in Varanasi.

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BJP supporters carry a cutout of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his arrival, in Varanasi.

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Participants take part in a cleanliness drive on the bank of river Ganga ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit, at Dashashwamedh ghat, in Varanasi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi offer prayers at Kashi Vishwanath Temple, in Varanasi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah offer prayers at Kashi Vishwanath Temple, in Varanasi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi offer prayers at Kashi Vishwanath Temple, in Varanasi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi is welcomed with flowers as he arrives in Varanasi.

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BJP supporters wave as Prime Minister Narendra Modi's carcade arrives at Kashi Vishwanath Temple, in Varanasi.

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BJP workers celebrate party's lead in the Lok Sabha elections 2019, in Varanasi.

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BJP workers celebrate party's lead in the Lok Sabha elections 2019, in Varanasi.

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BJP supporters celebrate their party's lead in the Lok Sabha elections, at Madanpura area of Varanasi.

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UP BJP President Mahendra Nath Pandey addresses the media in Varanasi.

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Senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi shows his inked finger outside a polling booth after casting his vote for the seventh and last phase of Lok Sabha elections, in Varanasi.

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Congress candidate for Varanasi parliamentary seat Ajay Rai shows his inked finger after casting his vote during the seventh and last phase of Lok Sabha elections, in Varanasi.

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Voters wait in queues to cast their votes at a polling station, during the seventh phase of Lok Sabha elections, in Varanasi.

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Voters wait in queues to cast their votes at a polling station, during the seventh phase of Lok Sabha elections, in Varanasi.

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An elderly voter is helped by a police man to sit on a bicycle outside at a polling station in Jayapur village, during the last phase of Lok Sabha elections, in Varanasi.

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An elderly woman displays indelible ink mark on her finger after casting her vote during the seventh and final phase of national elections, on the outskirts of Varanasi.

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People stand in queues to cast their votes in the seventh and final phase of national elections, on the outskirts of Varanasi.

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A polling officer puts indelible ink mark on the index finger of an women voter at a polling station during the seventh and final phase of national elections, on the outskirts of Varanasi.

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People stand in queues to cast their votes in the seventh and final phase of national elections, on the outskirts of Varanasi.

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People wait in a queue to cast their votes at a polling station in Kachanar on the outskirts of in Varanasi.

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A voter displays indelible ink mark on his index finger after casting his vote in the seventh and final phase of national elections, on the outskirts of Varanasi.

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A woman holds her newly born baby while displaying indelible ink mark on her finger after casting her vote during the seventh and final phase of national elections, on the outskirts of Varanasi.

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Congress MLA from Raebareli Aditi Singh, who was attacked three days ago, offers prayer at Dashashwamedh Ghat in Varanasi.

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Bahujan Samaj Party and Samajwadi Party alliance candidate from Varanasi Shalini Yadav presents a memento to RLD chief Ajit Singh, at an election rally for the last phase of the Lok Sabha polls, in Varanasi. Also seen are BSP chief Mayawati and SP chief Akhilesh Yadav.

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Bahujan Samaj Party and Samajwadi Party alliance candidate from Varanasi Shalini Yadav presents a memento to SP chief Akhilesh Yadav as sacked BSF jawan Tej Pratap and others look on, at an election rally for the last phase of the Lok Sabha polls, in Varanasi.

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Bahujan Samajwadi Party chief Mayawati with Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav, Rashtriya Lok Dal chief Ajit Singh and others at an election rally for Lok Sabha polls, in Varanasi.

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Bahujan Samaj Party and Samajwadi Party alliance candidate from Varanasi Shalini Yadav greets supporters at an elecion rally for the last phase of the Lok Sabha polls, in Varanasi.

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath addresses a gathering during an election campaign for the last phase of the Lok Sabha polls, in Varanasi.

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Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra along with the party candidate Ajay Rai and Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Singh Baghel during a roadshow for the Lok Sabha polls, in Varanasi.

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Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra leaves after visit the Kashi Vishwanath temple in Varanasi.

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Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra along with the party candidate Ajay Rai and Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Singh Baghel during a roadshow for the Lok Sabha polls, in Varanasi. Varanasi, PM Narendra Modi's constituency, is one of the 13 Lok Sabha seats in eastern Uttar Pradesh which will go to polls in the seventh and last phase of the general elections on Sunday.

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Union Minister and senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj addresses a gathering, in Varanasi.

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Temple priests perform 'Ganga Aarti' during dawn at Assi ghat, in Varanasi.

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People perform yoga at Assi Ghat, on the bank of River Ganga, in Varanasi.

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A priest performs 'Ganga Aarti' during dawn at Assi ghat, in Varanasi.

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath pays condolence to the family members of Padma Shri awardee Bhojpuri vocal artist Hiralal Yadav, who passed away on May 12, 2019, after being unwell for few months, in Varanasi.

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Officials work for the allotment of the EVMs and VVPAT machines at a distribution centre, ahead of the seventh and last phase of Lok Sabha polls, in Varanasi.

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Women take part in a voting awareness rally, ahead of the seventh and last phase of Lok Sabha polls, in Varanasi.

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BJP's candidate from Fatehpur seat Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti during an election campaign for Lok Sabha polls, in Varanasi.

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Devotees offer prayers on the occasion of 'Ganga Utpatti Diwas' on the bank of Ganga river, in Varanasi.

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BJP National President Amit Shah being felicitated on his arrival at Garhwa Ghat Ashram, in Varanasi.

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Dismissed BSF constable Tej Bahadur Yadav with supporters after he was fielded as Samajwadi Party-Bahujan Samajwadi Party alliance's Varanasi seat candidate for Lok Sabha polls, in Varanasi. Yadav was dismissed in 2017 after he posted a video online complaining about the food served to the troops.

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Rajan Yadav, alias 'Arthi Baba', on his way to file his nomination papers for the Lok Sabha polls, in Varanasi

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Congress candidate Ajay Rai, accompanied by the party's UP chief Raj Babbar and other leaders, waves at supporters during his nomination filing procession for the Lok Sabha polls, in Varanasi

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the media persons after filing his nomination paper from Varanasi Lok Sabha parliamentary constituency, ahead of the 2019 general elections, in Varanasi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi leaves after filing his nomination papers for the general elections in Varanasi,. He prayed at a temple before arriving at the election office, flanked by Amit Shah, president of Bharatiya Janta Party, and several state chief ministers. Invoking Hindu symbolism, Modi told party workers before filing his nomination papers: "Mother Ganga will take care of me."

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi touches the feet of Shiromani Akali Dal President Parkash Singh Badal as BJP National President Amit Shah, JDU President Nitish Kumar and other leaders look on, before PM's nomination filing ahead of the 2019 general elections, at collector's office in Varanasi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray as BJP leaders Amit Shah, Nitin Gadkari, Rajnath Singh, Sushma Swaraj and Lok Janshakti Party President Ram Vilas Paswan look on, before PM's nomination filing ahead of the 2019 general elections, at collector's office in Varanasi.

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Prime Minister Modi, UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and others during a special public meeting in Varanasi.

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BJP National President Amit Shah is greeted by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar during NDA meeting , ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, in Varanasi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi files his nomination papers from Varanasi Lok Sabha parliamentary constituency at collector's office, ahead of the 2019 general elections in Varanasi.

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BJP National President Amit Shah, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, BJP leader Nitin Gadkari and Shiromani Akali Dal President Parkash Singh Badal during NDA meeting, ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, in Varanasi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a group photograph with BJP National President Amit Shah, Shiromani Akali Dal President Parkash Singh Badal, Bihar CM and JDU President Nitish Kumar, Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray, BJP leaders Nitin Gadkari, Rajnath Singh and other NDA leaders, after filing his nomination papers from Varanasi Lok Sabha parliamentary constituency at collector's office, ahead of the 2019 general elections in Varanasi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with BJP President Amit Shah takes part in 'Ganga Arti' at Dashashwamedh Ghat after his mega roadshow, a day before he files the nomination papers for the Lok Sabha seat, in Varanasi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi performs 'Ganga Arti' at Dashashwamedh Ghat after his mega roadshow, a day before he files the nomination papers for the Lok Sabha seat, in Varanasi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with BJP President Amit Shah performs 'Ganga Arti' at Dashashwamedh Ghat after his mega roadshow, a day before he files the nomination papers for the Lok Sabha seat, 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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Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets his supporters during his mega roadshow, a day before he files his nomination papers for the Lok Sabha polls, 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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Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his roadshow, a day ahead of filing his nomination papers for the Lok Sabha polls, 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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Prime Minister Narendra Modi garlands the statue of Pt Madan Mohan Malviya at Lanka prior to the start of his roadshow, a day ahead of filing his nomination for the Lok Sabha polls, in Varanasi.

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

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves at party supporters as he leaves to file his nomination paper from Varanasi Lok Sabha parliamentary constituency, after offering prayers at the Baba Kaal Bhairav temple, in Varanasi.

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A cutout of Prime Minister Narendra Modi seen at Dashashwamedh Ghat on the eve of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's election rally for Lok Sabha polls, in Varanasi.

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Former BSF jawan Tej Bahadur along with supporters arrives to file his nomination papers for Varanasi Lok Sabha seat, in Varanasi.

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Muslim Mahila Foundation members offer prayers to Lord Rama on the occasion of Ram Navami festival in Varanasi.

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Police inspect the spot where suspended BHU student Gaurav Singh was shot at by unidentified assailants outside a hostel on the University campus, in Varanasi.

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Students stage a protest against the killing of Gaurav Singh, a Banaras Hindu University student who was shot at by unidentified assailants outside a hostel, in Varanasi.

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Police personnel deployed at the main gate of BHU where a student Gaurav Singh was killed Tuesday night by unidentified assailants outside a hostel, in Varanasi.

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Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is being garlanded by party workers on his arrival at the young voters' convention, in Varanasi.

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Sri Sri Ravishankar visits the Vishwanath Corridor of Darshan at Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Varanasi.

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Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad and his party supporters during a roadshow, ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, in Varanasi.

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is being garlanded by his party supporters during BJP's Vijay Sankalp Rally, ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, in Varanasi.

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Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi dressed as Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the shooting of his upcoming film 'PM Narendra Modi', in Varanasi.

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Congress General Secretary UP-East Priyanka Gandhi Vadra seeks blessings from a sadhu at Dashashwamedh Ghat, in Varanasi.

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Congress General Secretary UP-East Priyanka Gandhi Vadra arrives at Assi Ghat, in Varanasi.

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Congress General Secretary UP-East Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is greeted by her party supporters during a roadshow, in Varanasi.

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Congress General Secretary UP-East Priyanka Gandhi Vadra waves to party supporters during her visit at Assi Ghat, in Varanasi.

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Congress General Secretary UP-East Priyanka Gandhi Vadra waves to her party supporters as she arrives at Assi Ghat, in Varanasi.

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Congress General Secretary UP-East Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is greeted by party supporters during her visit at former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri's memorial, at Ramnagar, in Varanasi.

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Congress General Secretary UP-East Priyanka Gandhi Vadra waves to her party supporters at Assi Ghat, in Varanasi.

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Devotees of Lord Shiva play Holi with 'Chita Bhasma' (ashes) at the crematorium of Manikarnika Ghat, in Varanasi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacts with the members of Self Help Groups at tthe National Women Livelihood Meet 2019, a programme organised on the occasion of International Women's Day, at Deendayal Hastkala Sankul in Varanasi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Varanasi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Varanasi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi being received by Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on his arrival in Varanasi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi lays the foundation stone for the Kashi Vishwanath Temple corridor in Varanasi. Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath are also seen.

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Devotees queue up outside Kashi Vishwanath temple to offer prayers on the occasion of Maha Shivratri festival, in Varanasi.

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Devotees offer prayers at a temple on the occasion of Maha Shivratri festival, in Varanasi.

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Naga sadhus participate in a procession to offer prayers at Kashi Vishwanath temple on the occasion of Maha Shivratri festival, in Varanasi.

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NDRF personnel and other rescue officials at work after two sanitation workers reportedly died while cleaning a sewage line at Pandeypur locality in Varanasi.

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A fleet of buses line a road in an attempt to create a record of largest parade of buses in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh. With a fleet of more than 500 buses, the Uttar Pradesh government is aiming to break the record currently held by Abu Dhabi with a fleet of 390 buses.

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Juna Akhara Sadhus take part in a Peshwai procession, in Varansi.

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