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Kerala Transport Minister NK Sasheendran pays last respects to MP Veerendra Kumar in Kozhikode. Veerendra Kumar, a former Union minister and member of PTI's Board of Directors, died on Thursday following a cardiac arrest.

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Guns fire a salute in honour of the 317th anniversary of St. Petersburg amid the ongoing pandemic of the COVID-19 in St.Petersburg, Russia

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Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa pays floral tribute to India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru on his 56th death anniversary, in Bengaluru.

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Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy pays floral tributes along with other ministers at the portrait of former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru on his 56th death anniversary, at the PCC office in Puducherry.

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Congress party workers pay floral tributes to India's first Prime Minister Pt Jawaharlal Nehru on his 56th death anniversary, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Prayagraj.

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Senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh along with party workers pays tributes to India's first Prime Minister Pt Jawaharlal Nehru on his 56th death anniversary, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Bhopal.

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Staff of Visva-Bharati University lit candles to illuminate ‘Chhatimtala’ for World peace and to celebrate the 121st birth anniversary of National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam, at Santiniketan in Birbhum district.

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In this combo file photos, three-time Olympic gold medalist hockey veteran Balbir Singh Sr. during an interview in Chandigarh. Singh, died on Monday after battling multiple health issues for over two weeks.

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In this file photo, three-time Olympic gold medalist hockey veteran Balbir Singh Sr. at the launch of the Inspire Institute of Sport, in Vijayanagara, Bellary. Singh, died on Monday after battling multiple health issues for over two weeks.

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Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Singh Baghel pays tribute to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his death anniversary, at his office in Raipur.

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Youth Congress workers donate blood on the death anniversary of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi at IYC headquarters, New Delhi.

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Youth Congress workers donate blood on the death anniversary of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi at IYC headquarters, New Delhi.

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Youth Congress workers donate blood on the death anniversary of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi at IYC headquarters, New Delhi.

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Madhya Pradesh Congress President Kamal Nath with senior party leaders pays tribute to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, on his death anniversary in Bhopal.

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Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy pays tribute to former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi on his death anniversary, in Pondicherry.

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Congress Party workers pay floral tribute to former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi on his death anniversary at Anand Bhawan, during the ongoing nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, in Prayagraj.

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Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu (2R), Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla (R), MoS Parliamentary Affairs Arjun Ram Meghwal (L) and others at Central Hall of the Parliament House during the 68th anniversary of the first sitting of Rajya Sabha, in New Delhi.

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President Ram Nath Kovind pays tributes to former president of India Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed on his birth anniversary, at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.

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People who cannot go outside to celebrate Victory Day due to the coronavirus hold portraits of their ancestors, participants in World War II, while standing on the balcony of their apartment in St. Petersburg, Russia. Victory Day, the anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II, is Russia's most important secular holiday and this year's observance had been expected to be especially large because it is the 75th anniversary, but military parades in Russian cities and a mass procession called The Immortal Regiment were postponed as part of measures to stifle the spread of the virus.

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The Red Arrows, officially known as the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team flies over the London Eye in London on the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe. The 75th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe should be all about parades, remembrances, and one last great hurrah for veteran soldiers who are mostly in their nineties. Instead, it is a time of coronavirus lockdown and loneliness spent in search of memories both bitter and sweet.

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The residents of Cambrian Road in Chester dress up in 1945 clothing and have a social distancing tea party to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day. Although large-scale public events are unable to go ahead because of coronavirus restrictions, tributes will be paid by politicians and members of the royal family, as well as through a host of other events as the nation remembers those who fought and died in World War II.

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Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb pays tribute to Rabindra Nath Tagore on his birth anniversary, at Rabindra Kanan in Agartala.

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Jorasako Thakur Bari, the ancestral house of Rabindra Nath Tagore, looks deserted on his birth anniversary during the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, in Kolkata.

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People pay tribute to Rabindra Nath Tagore on his birth anniversary, amid COVID-19 lockdown in Kolkata.

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Devotees light earthen lamps in the premises of the illuminated Golden Temple on the birth anniversary of Guru Amar Das (third of the Ten Gurus of Sikhism), during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Amritsar.

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Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister Laxman Savadi (L) showers flower petals as a tribute to the contribution of frontline workers in India's fight against COVID-19, in Bengaluru.

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An Indian army officer pays tributes in front of a statue of freedom fighter Subhash Chandra Bose before participating in a during a show of gratitude for those involved in the frontlines in the fight against the coronavirus in Prayagraj.

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Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Ghelot (C), Lieutenant General Alok Singh Kler and others pay their last respects to the mortal remains of Col. Ashutosh Sharma, who was among five security personnel martyred during an encounter with militants in Handwara, in Jaipur.

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President Ram Nath Kovind pays tributes to Giani Zail Singh, former President of India, on his birth anniversary at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.

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J & K police personnel pay tribute to their slain colleague Qazi SA Pathan, who was killed in an encounter with terrorists at a village in Handwara area of Kupwara district of north Kashmir. Four Army personnel including a Colonel and a Major were also killed in the encounter.

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Fans decorate a banner of film director Satyajit Ray's photograph to observe his birth centenary celebrations, during a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, in Kolkata.

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Israeli soldiers wearing protective face masks amid concerns over the country's coronavirus outbreak, wait for two minute siren marking the annual Memorial Day for fallen soldiers at a military cemetery in Givataim, Israel. This year the government banned public memorial services at military cemeteries as part of its measures to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.

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Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddiyurappa (R) along with KPCC President D K Shivakumar (2nd R) and others wearing mask amid COVID-19 outbreak pays tributes to Basavanna to mark 'Basava Jayanthi' celebrations in Bengaluru.

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People wave and chant from their windows with the Italian flags draped on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of Italy's Liberation Day, in Rome. Italy's annual commemoration of its liberation from Nazi occupation is celebrated on April 25 but lockdown measures in the coronavirus-afflicted country mean no marches can be held this year and the National Association of Italian Partisans has invited all to sing “Bella Ciao", the anthem of Italy’s communist resistance, from their windows.

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Fans shower flower petals on a framed portrait of Kannada film actor Rajkumar on his 92nd birth anniversary, during the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, in Chikmagalur.

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Russian communists and supporters, some of them wearing face masks to protect against coronavirus, observe social distancing guidelines as they walk under a snowfall to visit the Mausoleum of the Soviet founder Vladimir Lenin to mark the 150th anniversary of his birth, at Moscow's Red Square during a snowfall in Moscow, Russia

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Left party activists maintaining social distance observe the birth anniversary of communist leader Vladimir Lenin during a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, in Kolkata

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Left Front Chairman Biman Bose (L) wearing a face mask sits in a park maintaining social distance with his other party colleagues to observe the birth anniversary of communist leader Vladimir Lenin during a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, in Kolkata.

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Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat pays last respect to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's father Anand Singh Bisht, at Phoolchatti in Pauri Garhwal district. Bisht (89) died at AIIMS Hospital on Monday as he was undergoing treatment at the gastroenterology department.

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A Sri Lankan Catholic prays outside St. Anthony's church, one of the sites of the 2019 Easter Sunday attacks, on the first anniversary of the deadly bombings in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Sri Lankans commemorated the anniversary of last year's Islamic State group-inspired Easter Sunday bomb attacks from their homes on Tuesday amid the coronavirus pandemic. More than 260 people were killed when three churches, two Catholic and one Protestant, came under simultaneous suicide bomb attacks during Easter celebrations on April 21, 2019. Three tourist hotels were also targeted, killing some 42 foreign nationals.

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Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan pays tributes to BR Ambedkar on his birth anniversary, at his residence in Bhopal.

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Portraits of Baba Ambedkar raised in front of Vidhana Soudha during Ambedkar Jayanti celebrations, during the nationwide lockdown imposed in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Bengaluru.

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A man pays tribute to Babasaheb Dr BR Ambedkar on his birth anniversary, amid the nationwide coronavirus lockdown, in Amritsar.

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People pay homage to Babasaheb Dr B R Ambedkar on his birth anniversary inside a 'chawl' at Worli, amid COVID-19 lockdown in Mumbai.

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A security person wearing a face mask stands beside a portrait of Bhimrao Rao Ambedkar displayed to mark the birth anniversary of the key architect of the Indian Constitution, during lockdown to prevent the spread of new coronavirus in Hyderabad.

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Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa and senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge wearing masks amidst COVID-19 outbreak pay tribute to Dr BR Ambedkar on his birth anniversary, in Bengaluru

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Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur along with other maintaining social distancing pays tribute to Babasaheb Dr BR Ambedkar on his birth anniversary amid the nationwide coronavirus lockdown, in Shimla.

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Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb pays tribute to Dr BR Ambedkar on his birth anniversary in Agartala

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President Ram Nath Kovind wearing face mask pays tribute to Babasaheb Dr B R Ambedkar on his birth anniversary, at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.

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Union Home Minister and senior BJP leader Amit Shah pays tributes to the party founders Syama Prasad Mukherjee and Deen Dayal Upadhyay on the occasion of the party's 40th foundation day, at his residence in New Delhi. No function was organised at the BJP headquarters as BJP President JP Nadda had directed all party workers to adhere to lockdown norms and help enable the nation to defeat COVID-19 pandemic.

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A woman bows before flowers placed near the Heroes Memorial Monument after a national moment of mourning for victims of coronavirus in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province.

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Chhattisgarh Police personnal pay tribute to martyrs who died in a fierce gun-battle with naxals in forests of Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Sukma district on March 21, 2020, at Sukma Police Line

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Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel pays tribute to martyrs who died in a fierce gun-battle with naxals in forests of Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Sukma district on March 21, 2020, at Sukma Police Line.

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Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla pays floral tributes to Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj on his birth anniversary at parliament, during the ongoing Budget Session, in New Delhi.

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Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar gestures after paying floral tributes to Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj on his birth anniversary at parliament, during the ongoing Budget Session, in New Delhi.

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Madhya Pradesh Congress MLAs pay homage to late Madhavrao Sindhia at a resort in outskirts of Bengaluru.

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People gather to mourn for the victims of the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami during a special memorial event in Tokyo. Japan marked the ninth anniversary of the 2011 tsunami left a devastated coastline along the country's northeast that has still not been fully rebuilt.

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, center, observes a moment of silence at 2:46 p.m. when a magnitude 9.0 earthquake struck off Japan's northeastern coast nine years ago, at the prime minister's office in Tokyo.

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah speaks during 'Vande Parameshwaram' event to pay tribute to veteran Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) 'Pracharak ' P Parameswaran at NDMC Convention Centre in New Delhi.

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Tamil Nadu Deputy CM Panneerselvam during a ceremony to pay last respects to DMK party general secretary K Anbazhagan in Chennai. Anbazhagan (97), the senior most DMK leader passed away on Saturday following a brief illness.

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DMK President MK Stalin along with senior party leaders pays tribute to veteran DMK leader K Anbazhagan who passed away at 97 following a brief illness, in Chennai.

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Tata Sons Chairman Natarajan Chandrasekaran pays floral tributes on the statue of Tata Steel founder JN Tata on his 181st birth anniversary, in Jamshedpur.

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Tata Sons Chairman Natarajan Chandrasekaran interacts with retired & old-aged people of the Tata Group of Industries on 181st birth anniversary of Tata Steel founder JN Tata, in Jamshedpur.

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AIMIM president and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi pays tribute to party founder Bahadur Jung on his death anniversary, in Hyderabad

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Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman pays tribute to a statue of BR Ambedkar during the 44th Civil Accounts Day, in New Delhi.

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Pilgrims from Pakistan arrive to take part in celebration of the 808th Urs festival of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti, in Ajmer.

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Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot and Deputy CM Sachin Pilot carry a 'chadar' on behalf of Congress President Sonia Gandhi at the Ajmer Dargah on the occasion of the 808th Urs of the Sufi saint Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti, in Ajmer,

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Myanmar President U Win Myint and First Lady Daw Cho Cho lay wreath at Rajghat, the memorial for Mahatma Gandhi, in New Delhi.

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US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump lay wreath at Rajghat, the memorial for Mahatma Gandhi, in New Delhi. Minister of State (Independent Charge) Hardeep Singh Puri (L) is also seen.

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Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat (L) and Chief of Integrated Defence Staff to the Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee Vice Admiral R Hari Kumar (C) at the National War Memorial on its first anniversary, in New Delhi.

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U.S. President Donald Trump offers floral respects at Raj Ghat, the memorial for Mahatma Gandhi, in New Delhi.

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U.S. President Donald Trump offers floral respects, with first lady Melania Trump standing beside him, at Raj Ghat, the memorial for Mahatma Gandhi, in New Delhi.

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U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump offer their respects at Raj Ghat, the memorial for Mahatma Gandhi, in New Delhi.

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee with Krishna Bose’s sons, Sugata Bose and Sumantra Bose (R), during an event to pay their last respects to the academic-turned-politician Krishna Bose, at Netaji Bhawan in Kolkata. Krishna who passed away today following a cardiac arrest was married to Sisir Kumar Bose, nephew of freedom fighter Subhas Chandra Bose.

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People pay tributes to 'Bhasa Shahids' (language martyrs) at their memorial on International Mother Language Day, in Kolkata.

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A local train decorated to commemmorate the 124th anniversary of Swami Vivekananda's return from Chicago, at Sealdah Station in Kolkata.

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Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray (L) pays obeisance to Shivaji Maharaj at a temple inside Sindhudurg fort at Malvan of Sindhudurg district.

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Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari, Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar and others pay floral tribute to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj on his birth anniversary, at Shivaji Park, Dadar in Mumbai.

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata consoles the family members of veteran Bengali actor and former Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Paul after paying him the last respects, in Kolkata. Paul, died after suffering a cardiac arrest in Mumbai on February 18. He was 61.

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Imam Hassen Chalghoumi, right, and a group of Imams from Europe pray in front of the Bataclan concert hall during a tribute for victims of the November 2015 Paris attacks in which 130 people were killed, in Paris. Chalghoumi launches the first European Conference of Imams Against Radicalization until Thursday Feb 20.

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Kashmiri Muslim devotees pray as a head priest displays a relic, believed to be a hair from the beard of the Prophet Mohammad, during special prayers on the death anniversary of Abu Bakr Siddiq, the first Caliph of Islam, at Hazratbal Shrine on the outskirts of Srinagar, Kashmir.

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Kashmiri Muslim devotees pray as a head priest displays a relic, believed to be a hair from the beard of the Prophet Mohammad, during special prayers on the death anniversary of Abu Bakr Siddiq, the first Caliph of Islam, at Hazratbal Shrine on the outskirts of Srinagar, Kashmir.

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Police escort three Kashmiri students facing sedition charges as leave after being produced at a Hubli court. The trio, students of a private engineering college, were arrested on Saturday for raising pro-Pakistan slogans and posting it on social media on the first anniversary of the terrorist attack that left scores of CRPF soldiers dead at Pulwama in Kashmir.

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Jennifer Hudson sings a tribute to former NBA All-Star Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna, who were killed in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26, 2020, before the NBA All-Star basketball game in Chicago.

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Hezbollah supporters hold pictures of slain Iranian Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani during a ceremony marking the anniversary of the assassination of Hezbollah leaders, Abbas al-Moussawi, Ragheb Harb and Imad Mughniyeh and the end of a 40-day Muslim mourning period for Soleimani, in the southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon. Nasrallah said U.S. President Donald Trump declared war on the Middle East when the U.S. assassinated Soleimani and when the White House announced its plan to end the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. He called on all to resist U.S. influence and its troops presence.

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People bow in front of statues of their late leaders Kim Il Sung, left, and Kim Jong Il on Mansu Hill in Pyongyang, North Korea to commemorate the 78th birthday of Kim Jong Il.

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Women protesting against the new citizenship law (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC) at 'Mumbai Bagh', a take-off on Delhi's Shaheen Bagh, pay tributes to the martyrs of last year’s Pulwama attack, in Mumbai.

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Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) students participate in 'Tiranga march' to pay tribute to martyrs of last year's Pulwama attack, in Shimla.

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Youngsters pay tributes to the martyrs of last year’s Pulwama attack, at Albert Ekka Chowk in Ranchi.

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People pay tributes to the martyred CRPF jawans, who lost their lives during Pulwama attack last year, near Kargil crossing in Patna.

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Indian Youth Congress during participate in a candle light march to pay tributes to Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans, who lost their lives during Pulwama attack last year, at India Gate in New Delhi.

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CRPF personnel stand guard at the spot where deadly 2019 Pulwama terror attack took place, at Lethipora of Pulwama District, South Kashmir.

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CRPF personnel stand guard at the spot where deadly 2019 Pulwama terror attack took place, at Lethipora of Pulwama District. A memorial to the 40 CRPF personnel killed in the attack, was inaugurated at the Lethpora camp today. The names of all the 40 personnel along with their pictures are a part of the memorial along with the motto of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) -- 'Seva and Nishtha' (Service and Loyalty).

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CRPF personnel pay tribute at a memorial to the 40 CRPF jawans, who were killed in the Pulwama terror attack in February last year, at Letapora of Pulwama District of South Kashmir.

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CRPF personnel pay tribute at a memorial to the 40 CRPF jawans, who were killed in the Pulwama terror attack in February last year, at Letapora of Pulwama District of South Kashmir. The names of all the 40 personnel along with their pictures will be part of the memorial along with the motto of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) -- ''Seva and Nishtha'' (Service and Loyalty).

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An activist of the Bajrang Dal applies vermillion paste on portraits of soldiers who were killed in an attack last year in Pulwama in Kashmir, in Hyderabad.

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Members of the general public pay tribute to the martyred CPPF jawans, who lost their lives in a suicide bomber attack in Pulwama last year, in Chennai.

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Students pay tribute to the martyred CPPF jawans, who lost their lives in a suicide bomber attack in Pulwama last year, in Jammu.

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks during a ceremony celebrating the 41st anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, at the Azadi, Freedom, Square in Tehran, Iran. Iranians took to the streets of Tehran and other cities and towns across the country for rallies and nationwide celebrations marking the anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution when followers of Ayatollah Khomeini ousted U.S.-backed Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.

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A protester pulls a rope around the neck of a man impersonating U.S president Donald Trump during a rally at Azadi (Freedom) Square in celebration of the 41st anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, in Tehran, Iran. Hundreds of thousands across Iran marked the anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution amid some of the highest tensions with Washington in decades while Iran's president denounces America and urges the crowds to vote in parliamentary elections this month.

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