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Ayodhya Ram Janmabhoomi

Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad arrives at the residence of BJP veteran LK Advani, one of the accused in the Babri mosque demolition case, after the CBI court pronounced its judgement in the case, in New Delhi. All the 32 accused in the case were acquitted by the court.

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Champat Rai, one of the accused in the Babri mosque demolition case, arrives to appear in a special CBI court during pronouncement of its judgement in the case, in Lucknow.

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Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, one of the accused in the Babri mosque demolition case, arrives to appear in a special CBI court during pronouncement of its judgement in the case, in Lucknow.

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Acharya Dharmendra Dev, an accused in the 1992 attack and demolition of a 16th century mosque, leaves for a court in Lucknow. An Indian court on Wednesday acquitted all 32 accused, including four senior leaders of the ruling Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party, in the case. The demolition sparked Hindu-Muslim violence that left some 2,000 people dead.

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Hindu hardliner Sadhvi Ritambhara, an accused in the 1992 attack and demolition of a 16th century mosque, leaves for a court in Lucknow. An Indian court on Wednesday acquitted all 32 accused, including four senior leaders of the ruling Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party, in the case. The demolition sparked Hindu-Muslim violence that left some 2,000 people dead.

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BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj arrives at a special CBI court during pronouncement of its judgement in the 1992 Babri mosque demolition accused case, in Lucknow.

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Media personnel wait outside the residence of BJP veteran LK Advani, one of the accused in the Babri mosque demolition case, as the trial court pronounces its judgement in the case, in New Delhi.

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Police stand guard outside a special CBI court during pronouncement of its judgement of those accused in 1992 Babri mosque demolition case, in Lucknow.

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Newspaper front page headlines, a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation for the construction fo Ram Temple in Ayodhya, in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi being presented with a memento by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath during the foundation stone laying ceremony of Ram Temple, in Ayodhya.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, left and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat, right during the groundbreaking ceremony of a temple dedicated to the Hindu god Ram, in Ayodhya.

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Policemen offer prayers at the site of the groundbreaking ceremony of Ram Temple, in Ayodhya.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses at the foundation stone laying ceremony of ‘Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Mandir', in Ayodhya.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi performs Bhoomi Pujan at ‘Shree Ram Janmabhoomi Mandir, in Ayodhya.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveils the plaque to lay the foundation stone of ‘Shree Ram Janmabhoomi Mandir’, in Ayodhya.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi performs Bhoomi Pujan at ‘Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Mandir’, in Ayodhya.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, center, performs the groundbreaking ceremony of a temple dedicated to the god Ram, watched by Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat, right, and others in Ayodhya.

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BJP activists celebrate the ground breaking ceremony of proposed Ram temple in Ayodhya, in New Delhi.

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BJP workers perform Havan on the Bhoomi Pujan day for the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya, in Kolkata.

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BJP workers perform Havan on the Bhoomi Pujan day for the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya, in Kolkata.

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BJP activists celebrate the ground breaking ceremony of proposed Ram temple in Ayodhya, during the complete biweekly lockdown to curb COVID-19 spread, in Kolkata.

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A sadhu celebrates the ground breaking ceremony for proposed Ram Temple, near Ramjanmabhoomi in Ayodhya.

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People distribute sweets at a stall set up along a roadside, to celebrate the groundbreaking ceremony of proposed Ram temple in Ayodhya, in Ranchi.

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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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Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha workers raise slogans of 'Jai Shree Ram' (Victory to Lord Ram) as they celebrate the groundbreaking ceremony of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya, at the Ram Tirath Temple in Amritsar.

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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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Members of Sri Rama Sena celebrate the Bhoomi Pujan of Ayodhya's Ram Mandir, at Ram Temple in Bengaluru.

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Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister Dr Ashwath Narayan offers prayers at Ram Temple on the Bhoomi Pujan day of Ayodhya's Ram Mandir, in Bengaluru.

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People take out a tableau on 'Ayodhya's Shri Ram Mandir' around the US Capitol Hill to celebrate the ground breaking occasion of the temple, in Washington.

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Divya Darshans of Bhagwan Ramlalla Virajman from Ram Janmbhoomi complex.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi performs the groundbreaking ceremony of a temple dedicated to the Hindu god Ram in Ayodhya.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi performs the groundbreaking ceremony of a temple dedicated to the god Ram, in Ayodhya.

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Women dance to celebrate ahead of a groundbreaking ceremony of a temple dedicated to the god Ram in Ayodhya, at the Vishwa Hindu Parishad, or World Hindu Council, headquarters in New Delhi.

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Women dance in the rain to celebrate ahead of a groundbreaking ceremony of a temple dedicated to the god Ram in Ayodhya, at the Vishwa Hindu Parishad, or World Hindu Council, headquarters in New Delhi.

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People perform 'aarti' of Lord Ram as they celebrate the ground breaking ceremony of proposed Ram temple in Ayodhya, in Varanasi.

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Members of Vishwa Hindu Parishad celebrate the ground breaking ceremony of proposed Ram temple in Ayodhya, during Unlock 3.0, in Vijayawada.

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Members of the Bajrang Dal celebrate the ground breaking ceremony of proposed Ram temple in Ayodhya, in Bikaner.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi offers prayers while attending the foundation stone laying ceremony for the construction of the Ram Mandir, in Ayodhya.

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BJP workers celebrate the Ram Temple Bhoomi Pujan, at Preet Vihar in New Delhi.

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An artist dressed as Lord Hanuman along with the members of Vishwa Hindu Parishad celebrates the Bhoomi Pujan day for the construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya, at Hanuman Mandir in Connaught Place, New Delhi.

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Members of Vishwa Hindu Parishad celebrate the ground breaking ceremony of proposed Ram temple in Ayodhya, during Unlock 3.0, in Vijayawada.

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RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat during the foundation stone laying ceremony of Ram Temple, at Ram Janambhoomi site in Ayodhya.

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Members of Vishwa Hindu Parishad celebrate the Bhoomi Pujan of Ayodhya's Ram Mandir, at Hanuman Mandir, Connaught Palace in New Delhi.

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RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat interacts with various religious leaders attending the foundation stone laying ceremony for the construction of the Ram Mandir, in Ayodhya.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi performs Bhoomi Pujan rituals for the construction of the Ram Mandir, in Ram Janmabhoomi premises in Ayodhya.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with UP Governor Anandiben Patel performs Bhoomi Pujan rituals for the construction of the Ram Mandir, in Ram Janmabhoomi premises in Ayodhya.

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Devotees gather to attend the Bhoomi Pujan for the construction of Ram Temple, at Ram Janambhoomi site in Ayodhya.

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People gather on the rooftops and around to try and have a view of the foundation-stone laying ceremony of the Ram temple, in Ayodhya.

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath being greeted by BJP leader Uma Bharti during the function ahead of the inception of Bhoomi Pujan for the construction of Ram Temple, in Ayodhya.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat, Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and others during the Bhoomi Pujan for the construction of Ram Temple, at Ram Janambhoomi site in Ayodhya.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi offers prayers in front of the idol of Lord Ram ahead of the inception of Bhoomi Pujan for the construction of Ram Temple, in Ayodhya.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi being welcomed by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath ahead of the inception of Bhoomi Pujan for the construction of Ram Temple, in Ayodhya.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath waters Parijaat sapling ahead of the inception of Bhoomi Pujan for the construction of Ram Temple, in Ayodhya.

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Proposed model of Ram Janmbhoomi Mandir in Ayodhya.

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Proposed model of Ram Janmbhoomi Mandir in Ayodhya.

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Proposed model of Ram Janmbhoomi Mandir in Ayodhya.

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Proposed model of Ram Janmbhoomi Mandir in Ayodhya.

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Proposed model of Ram Janmbhoomi Mandir in Ayodhya.

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Proposed model of Ram Janmbhoomi Mandir in Ayodhya.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi's mock cavalcade during a survey ahead of the ground breaking ceremony of Ram temple, in Ayodhya. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone for the temple.

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Sadhus jump from a wall, ahead of a groundbreaking ceremony of a temple dedicated to the god Ram in Ayodhya.

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Sadhus walk by a road ahead of a groundbreaking ceremony of a temple dedicated to the Hindu god Ram in Ayodhya.

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Policemen stand guard ahead of a groundbreaking ceremony of a temple dedicated to the god Ram in Ayodhya.

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Pilgrims walk down a flight of stairs after offering prayers at Hanuman Garhi temple, as the town prepares for a groundbreaking ceremony of a temple dedicated to the god Ram in Ayodhya.

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Security personnel patrol a street ahead of the ground breaking ceremony of Ram temple, in Ayodhya. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone for the temple.

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People look at pillars lying at a workshop for the construction of a Rama temple ahead of its groundbreaking ceremony in Ayodhya.

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Workers cover wooden railing along the road with orange cloth ahead of ground breaking ceremony of a temple in Ayodhya.

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Illuminated city of Ayodhya is seen ahead of the groundbreaking ceremony of a temple to the Hindu god Ram in Ayodhya.

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A life guard keeps a vigil under a decorated bridge over the river Saryu as the city get ready for ground breaking ceremony of a Hindu temple in Ayodhya.

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A couple takes a selfie in front of a decorated gate of Ayodhya city ahead of the groundbreaking ceremony of a temple to the Hindu god Ram in Ayodhya.

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People move past the Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas workshop, ahead of the ground breaking ceremony of the 'Ram Mandir' in Ayodhya.

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath takes stock of preparations for the ground breaking ceremony of the 'Ram Mandir' in Ayodhya.

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Sadhus visit the Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas workshop, ahead of the ground breaking ceremony of the 'Ram Mandir' in Ayodhya.

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Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust General Secretary Champat Rai (2nd R) along with others addresses a press conference ahead of the ground breaking ceremony of the Ram Temple, in Ayodhya.

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A model of Ram temple displayed at Kar Sewak Puram in Ayodhya. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to attend the 'Bhoomi Pujan' ceremony of Ram Temple in Ayodhya on August 5.

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Flags with pictures of Lord Ram printed on them, ahead of the foundation laying ceremony of Ram Temple in Ayodhya, at Sadar market in Old Delhi.

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A hoarding of Lord Ram put up at a crossing near the official residence of UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, ahead of the foundation laying ceremony of Ram temple in Ayodhya, in Lucknow.

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Mahant Ravinder Puri and other seers carry water collected from the Ganges as they depart for Ayodhya for the foundation laying ceremony of Ram temple, in Haridwar.

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Police personnel stop commuters at a check-post, during Raksha Bandhan festival, in Ayodhya.

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Shri Ram Teerth Kshetra Trust member Vimlendra Mohan Mishra offers prayers, ahead of the foundation laying ceremony of Ram temple, in Ayodhya. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to attend the 'Bhoomi Pujan' ceremony of Ram Temple in Ayodhya on August 5.

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Workers clean Ram Ki Paidi, in Ayodhya. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to attend the 'Bhoomi Pujan' ceremony of Ram Temple in Ayodhya on August 5.

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Devotees perform 'aarti' on the banks of Saryu river, in Ayodhya. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to attend the 'Bhoomi Pujan' ceremony of Ram Temple in Ayodhya on August 5.

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Police personnel check IDs of commuters as the security has been enhanced ahead of the foundation laying ceremony of Ram Temple, at the entry point of Ayodhya.

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Police personnel sanitize a locality near Hanuman Garhi, in Ayodhya. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to attend the 'Bhoomi Pujan' ceremony of Ram Temple in Ayodhya on August 5.

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Workers prepare sweets for the foundation laying ceremony of Ram Temple on Aug 5, in Ayodhya.

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Workers prepare sweets for the foundation laying ceremony of Ram Temple on Aug 5, in Ayodhya.

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Shops that fall in the way to the Ramjanmabhoomi site being given a fresh coat of paint as part of preparations ahead of the ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of the Ram Temple, in Ayodhya. Preparations for the foundation stone laying ceremony for the Ram Temple are being done on war footing despite rise in COVID-19 cases.

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Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) and Bajrang Dal workers after collecting sacred water and clay from the River Ganga, for the 'Bhoomi Pujan' to be performed at the site of the Ram temple in Ayodhya, at Vindhyachal Dham in Mirzapur.

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A hoarding of PM Narendra Modi and other leaders put up beside a statue of Lord Hanuman, ahead of the foundation laying ceremony of Ram Temple, in Ayodhya.

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Members of Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) present an appointment letter to newly elected Jharkhand In-Charge Ganeswar Munda (C) who will take part in the foundation laying ceremony of Ram Temple in Ayodhya on August 5, in Ranchi.

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Soil of Aishbagh Ramlila ground is collected and sealed in a copper pot, to be sent for ground breaking ceremony of Ayodhya's Ram Temple, in Lucknow.

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VHP workers and sadhus pose for photographs as they collect water and clay from the banks of the Ganges, to be used in the foundation laying ceremony of Ram Temple in Ayodhya, at Sangam in Prayagraj.

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Sant Baba Pritam Singh and others hand over the sacred soil of five Gurudwaras to Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) worker for the 'Bhoomi Pujan' to be performed at the site of the Ram temple in Ayodhya, in Agra. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be attending the 'bhoomi pujan' ceremony of Ram Temple in Ayodhya on August 5.

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UP Dy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya visits Hanuman Garhi temple in Ayodhya.

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Workers install loudspeakers in the city, ahead of the foundation laying ceremony of Ram temple, in Ayodhya.

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Workers clean Ram Ki Pauri ahead of the foundation laying ceremony of Ram temple, in Ayodhya.

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Workers place earthern lamps on the banks of Saryu river for 'aarti', ahead of the foundation laying ceremony of Ram temple, in Ayodhya.

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Members of Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and head priest of Jagannath temple Dilipda Ji Maharaj perform rituals before sending soil and water from different rivers of Gujarat for ground-breaking ceremony of Ayodhya's Ram Mandir, in Ahmedabad.

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Uttarakhand Governor Baby Rani Mourya presents 'Ganga-jal kalash' (holy water and sand of Ganga River) to VHP leaders for the construction of Ayodhya's Ram Temple, in Haridwar.

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath performs 'aarti' while placing the idols of Lakshman, Bharat and Shatrughan on the new 'asanas' (seats) in the Ram Janmabhoomi premises in Ayodhya.

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