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Andaman and Nicobar Islands

File photo of the North Sentinel Island in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. India used heat sensors on flights over hundreds of uninhabited Andaman Sea islands and will expand its search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet farther west into the Bay of Bengal, officials said.

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Andamans: Pigeon Island, off the northwest coast of Narcondam

Kalyan Varma

Andamans: A boatman goes out in a small ‘Gemini’ to check for a suitable landing spot

Kalyan Varma

Andamans: A bent-toed gecko

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Andamans: Narcondam is home to many large trees and giant lianas

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A pod of dolphins visible in the clear waters

Kalyan Varma

Andamans: A Chinese pond heron

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Andamans: This was the writer and her group’s first view of Narcondam

Kalyan Varma

Beautiful evenings on Radhanagar beach, Havelock, in the Andamans

Atul Loke

Aka-Bo, a language of the Great Andamanese group, with the death of its last speaker, Boa sr. Linked to a culture of pre-Neolithic vintage, mainland settlers had long dug its grave.