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People play in the waters of the Bay of Bengal during their visit to the RK Beach amidst the coronavirus pandemic, in Visakhapatnam.

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People flout social distancing norms as they arrive to buy fish, amid coronavirus pandemic, at Fishing Harbour, in Visakhapatnam.

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Medics collects samples from students for COVID-19 test. at Andhra University Engineering College in Visakhapatnam.

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Activists of SFI and various organizations protest against the privatization of Vizag steel plant, during the nationwide strike, in Visakhapatnam.

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Commuters cross a divider as activists of Progressive Organisation for Women (POW) block the National Highway-16 as part of protest against the privatization of Vizag steel plant, during the nationwide strike, at Maddilapalem Junction in Visakhapatnam.

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Supporters of YSR Congress party leader Vamsi Krishna Srinivas Yadav, who competed for the Mayor post, protest against the decision of electing Golagani Hari Venkata Kumari of YSR Congress party as the new Mayor of Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC), outside the GVMC Main Office, in Visakhapatnam.

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Farmers winnow rice grains at a field on the outskirts of Visakhapatnam.

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Contestants take part in the auditions for the Miss Vizag 2021, in Visakhapatnam.

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People, not adhering to social distancing norms, gather to buy fish during sunrise at Fishing Harbour, in Visakhapatnam.

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Police personnel detain the activists of Left party, Vizag steel plant workers union and various trade unions while trying to block the National Highway 16 during a protest against the privatization of the Vizag steel plant, in Visakhapatnam.

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A health worker administers the COVID vaccine to a policeman, at Dwaraka Nagar Police Station in Visakhapatnam.

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Indian Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh interacts with the former cricketers Syed Kirmani and Roger Binny during the inauguration of the East Point Golf Club Course, in Visakhapatnam.

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YSR Congress MP Venumbaka Vijayasai Reddy lays garland on a statue of Mahatma Gandhi, ahead of the 'Save Vizag Steel Plant' rally against the privatization of the Vizag steel plant, in Visakhapatnam.

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Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy interacts with Swaroopanandendra Saraswati during Sree Sarada Peetham anniversary celebrations in Vishakapatnam.

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Activists of various trade unions protest during the proposed chakka jam by farmers unions, in solidarity with their ongoing agitation against Centres farm reform laws and privatisation of Vizag steel plant, in Visakhapatnam.

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Vizag Steel Plant employees and trade union members stage a protest against the central government's decision of privatization of the Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited (RINL), in Visakhapatnam.

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People visit RK Beach during sunset, in Visakhapatnam

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Communist Party of India (CPI) activists get their heads tonsured during a protest against the Union Budget 2021-22, near a Gandhi statue in Visakhapatnam.

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Children have their mid-day meals after attending classes as authorities reopened schools for 1st to 5th standard students, after a gap of over 10 months owing to the coronavirus pandemic, at GVMC Primary School in Visakhapatnam.

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Fishermen pull out a long net from the sea after fishing, at Jalaripeta in Visakhapatnam.

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A devotee with his body pierced with pots takes part in a procession in connection with the Thaipusam festival, in Visakhapatanam.

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Andhra Pradesh police personnel rehearse ahead of the 72nd Republic Day function, at Police Barracks in Visakhapatnam.

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A medic administers the first dose of Covishield vaccine to a frontline worker, after the virtual launch of Covid-19 vaccination drive by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at a health center in Visakhapatnam.

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A woman attempts to fly a kite during her visit to RK Beach on 'Makar Sankranti' festival, in Visakhapatanam.

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People at RK Beach during sunrise, amid coronavirus pandemic, in Visakhapatnam.

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People gather around a bonfire during the 'Bhogi' festival celebrations, in Visakhapatnam.

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A woman rides a horse during her visit to RK beach amid coronavirus pandemic, in Visakhapatnam.

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People visit RK Beach, amid coronavirus pandemic, in Visakhapatnam.

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People take selfie as children play near the TU 142 Aircraft Museum, on the first day of the new year, in Visakhapatnam.

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General MM Naravane, Chief of Army Staff along with Vice Admiral Atul Kumar Jain (2nd L) PVSM AVSM VSM, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief (FOC-in-C), Eastern Naval Command(ENC), Rear Admiral Vipin Kumar Saxena (Retd) (L), CMD, Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Limited, Kolkata (GRSE), Kolkata and Commander Sandeep Singh (R) during the commissioning of INS Kavaratti into the Indian Navy, at Naval Dockyard in Visakhapatnam.

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Indigenously built ASW Corvette ‘Kavaratti’ to be commissioned at Visakhapatnam today by General MM Naravane, Chief of Army Staff.

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'Kavaratti' last of four indigenously built Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) stealth corvettes is all set to join Indian Navy, at Naval Dockyard in Visakhapatnam. Designed by Indian Navy's Directorate of Naval Design, the ship portrays the growing capability of the nation in becoming self-reliant through indigenization.

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A cargo vessel near Tenneti Park after it drifted from its anchorage point, in Visakhapatnam.

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Rescue operations underway after a heavy-duty crane collapsed at the Hindustan Shipyard Limited (HSL), in Visakhapatnam. As many as 11 people have been killed in the accident so far while one person is injured.

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Firefighters douse a blaze after a boiler blast at a pharmaceutical company in JN Pharma City, at Parawada near Vizag.

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Mortal remains of the victims are seen outside LG Polymers industry as villagers stage a protest, demanding immediate closure of the plant after the chemical gas leakage incident, at RR Venkatapuram village in Visakhapatnam.

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Locals stage a protest against LG Polymers industry after the chemical gas leakage incident, demanding immediate closure of the plant, at RR Venkatapuram village in Visakhapatnam.

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Police personnel try to control the villagers as they stage a protest against LG Polymers industry after the chemical gas leakage incident, demanding immediate closure of the plant, at RR Venkatapuram village in Visakhapatnam.

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Police personnel try to control the villagers as they stage a protest against LG Polymers industry after the chemical gas leakage incident, demanding immediate closure of the plant, at RR Venkatapuram village in Visakhapatnam.

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Locals stage a protest against LG Polymers industry after the chemical gas leakage incident, demanding immediate closure of the plant, at RR Venkatapuram village in Visakhapatnam.

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Residents return back to RR Venkatapuram village, a day after the major chemical gas leak incident at LG Polymers plant, in RR Venkatapuram village in Visakhapatnam. A large number of people who rushed out of their houses from the surrounding areas after social media rumors of a second leak in the factory have started returning to their houses early on Friday morning.

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Affected people being treated at a hospital after a major chemical gas leakage at LG Polymers industry, in Visakhapatnam.

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An unconscious police official being taken for treatment to a hospital after a major chemical gas leakage at LG Polymers industry in RR Venkatapuram village, at a railway station in Visakhapatnam.

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Vapour billows out from LG Polymers industry after a major chemical gas leak, in RR Venkatapuram village, Visakhapatnam.

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Firefighters stand outside the LG Polymers industry after a major chemical gas leak, in RR Venkatapuram village, Visakhapatnam.

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Unconscious people affected by styrene vapour leak from a polymer plant, being carried to a hospital for treatment in a tempo, in Visakhapatnam.

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An ambulance carries people affected by styrene vapour leak from a polymer plant to a hospital from LG Polymers chemical plant, in Visakhapatnam.

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An unconscious woman affected by styrene vapour leak from a polymer plant, being carried to a hospital for treatment, in Visakhapatnam. So far 11 have people have died and thousand others exposed to the gas.

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Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy interacts with an elderly victim of the styrene chemical gas leak incident, being treated at KGH Hospital in Visakhapatnam.

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Affected children being treated at King George Hospital after a major chemical gas leakage at LG Polymers industry in RR Venkatapuram village, Visakhapatnam

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A father rushes to take his child for treatment at King George Hospital after a major chemical gas leakage at LG Polymers industry in RR Venkatapuram village, Visakhapatnam.

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NDRF personnel evacuate a pet dog after a major chemical gas leakage at LG Polymers industry in RR Venkatapuram village, Visakhapatnam.

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NDRF personnel evacuate an elderly woman after a major chemical gas leakage at LG Polymers industry in RR Venkatapuram village, Visakhapatnam.

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NDRF personnel evacuate an unconscious man after a major chemical gas leakage at LG Polymers industry in RR Venkatapuram village, Visakhapatnam.

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Vapour billows out from LG Polymers industry after a major chemical gas leak, in RR Venkatapuram village, Visakhapatnam.

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Firefighters walk with oxygen cylinders outside LG Polymers plant, the site of a chemical gas leak, in Vishakhapatnam. Synthetic chemical styrene leaked from the industrial plant in southern India early Thursday, leaving people struggling to breathe and collapsing in the streets as they tried to flee. Administrator Vinay Chand said several people fainted on the road and were rushed to a hospital.

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Affected people being taken to a hospital for treatment after a major chemical gas leakage at LG Polymers industry in RR Venkatapuram village, Visakhapatnam.

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Affected people being treated at King George Hospital after a major chemical gas leakage at LG Polymers industry in RR Venkatapuram village, Visakhapatnam.

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Affected children being treated at King George Hospital after a major chemical gas leakage at LG Polymers industry in RR Venkatapuram village, Visakhapatnam.

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Family members take their unconscious children to a hospital after a major chemical gas leakage at LG Polymers industry in RR Venkatapuram village, Visakhapatnam.

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An affected woman being taken for treatment at King George Hospital after a major chemical gas leakage at LG Polymers industry in RR Venkatapuram village, Visakhapatnam

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An affected child being treated at King George Hospital after a major chemical gas leakage at LG Polymers industry in RR Venkatapuram village, Visakhapatnam.

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A National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) soldier is fitted with gear before he proceeds to the area from where chemical gas leaked in Vishakhapatnam. Chemical gas leaked from an industrial plant in southern India early Thursday, leaving people struggling to breathe and collapsing in the streets as they tried to flee. Administrator Vinay Chand said several people fainted on the road and were rushed to a hospital.

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People pour water on a hatchling affected by a chemical gas leak in Vishakhapatnam. Chemical gas leaked from an industrial plant in southern India early Thursday, leaving people struggling to breathe and collapsing in the streets as they tried to flee. Administrator Vinay Chand said several people fainted on the road and were rushed to a hospital.

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An ambulance drives past the LG Polymers plant from where chemical gas leaked in Vishakhapatnam. Synthetic chemical styrene leaked from the industrial plant in southern India early Thursday, leaving people struggling to breathe and collapsing in the streets as they tried to flee. Administrator Vinay Chand said several people fainted on the road and were rushed to a hospital.

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A crowd gathers outside the LG Polymers plant from where chemical gas leaked in Vishakhapatnam. Synthetic chemical styrene leaked from the industrial plant in southern India early Thursday, leaving people struggling to breathe and collapsing in the streets as they tried to flee. Administrator Vinay Chand said several people fainted on the road and were rushed to a hospital.

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A woman falls to the ground as she attempts to sit down after being affected by a chemical gas leakage from LG Polymers industry in RR Venkatapuram village, Visakhapatnam

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A boy affected by a chemical gas leak is carried to an ambulance in Vishakhapatnam. Chemical gas leaked from an industrial plant in southern India early Thursday, leaving people struggling to breathe and collapsing in the streets as they tried to flee. Administrator Vinay Chand said several people fainted on the road and were rushed to a hospital.

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People affected by a chemical gas leak are carried in a truck for medical treatment in Vishakhapatnam. Chemical gas leaked from an industrial plant in southern India early Thursday, leaving people struggling to breathe and collapsing in the streets as they tried to flee. Administrator Vinay Chand said several people fainted on the road and were rushed to a hospital.

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People carry a woman affected by a chemical gas leak in Vishakhapatnam. Chemical gas leaked from an industrial plant in southern India early Thursday, leaving people struggling to breathe and collapsing in the streets as they tried to flee. Administrator Vinay Chand said several people fainted on the road and were rushed to a hospital.

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A man runs carrying a child affected by a chemical gas leak in Vishakhapatnam. Chemical gas leaked from an industrial plant in southern India early Thursday, leaving people struggling to breathe and collapsing in the streets as they tried to flee. Administrator Vinay Chand said several people fainted on the road and were rushed to a hospital.

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A boy affected by a chemical gas leak is carried for medical treatment in Vishakhapatnam. Chemical gas leaked from an industrial plant in southern India early Thursday, leaving people struggling to breathe and collapsing in the streets as they tried to flee. Administrator Vinay Chand said several people fainted on the road and were rushed to a hospital.

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Family members take their unconscious children to a hospital after a major chemical gas leakage at LG Polymers industry in RR Venkatapuram village, Visakhapatnam.

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A woman lies unconcious on the ground after being affected by a chemical gas leakage from LG Polymers industry in RR Venkatapuram village, Visakhapatnam.

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INS Jalashwa of Eastern Naval Command on a surveillance mission in the Bay of Bengal salute the 'Corona Warriors' including doctors, nurses, other health workers, sanitation staff and police personnel who have been relentlessly fighting against the COVID pandemic, in Visakhapatnam.

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Indian Navy Dockyard to hand over Portable Multi-feed Oxygen Manifold (MOM) to District administration, in Visakhapatnam. The MOM is designed and manufactured by India Navy Dockyard enabling the supply of Oxygen to six patients at a time.

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Communist Party of India (Marxist) CPI (M) activists stage a protest against the LPG cylinder price hike, in Visakhapatnam.

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Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu onboard the submarine INS Sindhurashtra at INS Dega during his visit to Eastern Naval Command, in Vishakhapatnam.

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India's Mohammed Shami holds a stump broken by him after winning over South Africa during the first cricket test match at Dr YS Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam in October. Photo: PTI

India's Mayank Agarwal celebrates after scoring his maiden double century on the 2nd day of the 1st cricket test match against South Africa at Dr YS Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, in Visakhapatnam.

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India's Mohammed Shami holds a stump broken by him after winning over South Africa during the first cricket test match at Dr YS Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, in Visakhapatnam.

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India's Rohit Sharma celebrates his century on the 1st day of the first cricket test match against South Africa at Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, in Visakhapatnam.

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West Indies batsman Nicholas Pooran plays a shot during the 2nd ODI cricket match against India at ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam.

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West Indies batsman Roston Chase is dismissed by a delivery off India's Ravindra Jadeja during the 2nd ODI cricket match at ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam.

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Indian captain Virat Kohli celebrates with Ravindra Jadeja the dismissal of West Indies batsman Roston Chase during the 2nd ODI cricket match at ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam.

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Indian players celebrate the dismissal of West Indies batsman Shimron Hetmyer during the 2nd ODI cricket match at ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam.

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Indian players celebrate the dismissal Evin Lewis during the 2nd ODI cricket match against West Indies at ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam.

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India's Kuldeep Yadav leaps in the air to celebrate a hat-trick during the second one day international cricket match between India and West Indies in Visakhapatnam.

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Indian pacers Md Shami and Shardul Thakur celebrate after their win in the 2nd ODI cricket match against West Indies at ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam.

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Indian captain Virat Kohli with pacer Md Shami after their win in the 2nd ODI cricket match against West Indies at ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam.

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India bowler Kuldeep Yadav celebrates with skipper Virat Kohli and teammate Kedar Jadhav after completing his hat-trick during the 2nd ODI cricket match against West Indies at ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam.

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West Indies cricketer Evin Lewis dives to complete a run during the 2nd ODI cricket match against Idia at ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam.

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India's Rohit Sharma plays a shot during the 2nd One Day International cricket match against West Indies at ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam.

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West Indies' Sheldon Cottrell, center, celebrates with teammates the dismissal of India's Rohit Sharma during the second one day international cricket match between India and West Indies in Visakhapatnam.

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India's captain Virat Kohli, right, reacts as he leaves the field after being dismissed by West Indies' captain Kieron Pollard, second left, during the second one day international cricket match between India and West Indies in Visakhapatnam.

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West Indies' captain Kieron Pollard, left, celebrates the dismissal of India's captain Virat Kohli during the second one day international cricket match between India and West Indies in Visakhapatnam.

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India's Rohit Sharma raises his bat to celebrate scoring a century during the second one day international cricket match between India and West Indies in Visakhapatnam.

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India's Rohit Sharma looks skywards to celebrate scoring a century during the second one day international cricket match between India and West Indies in Visakhapatnam.

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West Indies' Shimron Hetmyer drops the catch of India's Rohit Sharma during the second one day international cricket match between India and West Indies in Visakhapatnam.

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India's KL Rahul raises his bat to celebrate scoring fifty runs during the second one day international cricket match between India and West Indies in Visakhapatnam.

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