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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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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa left, next to a sculpture of former President Nelson Mandela waves to supporters from the balcony at the city hall in Cape Town South Africa. February 11 marks the 30th anniversary of Mandela's release from jail and his first address to African National Congress supporters after his release from jail after serving 27-years behind bars.

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Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi at Ravi Das temple on the occasion of his birth anniversary at Govardhanpur in Varanasi. A 14th century saint, Ravidas is revered in Buddhism, Sikhism and Hinduism. He was born in Varanasi and was a leading figure of the Bhakti Movement.

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Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi at an event on the occasion of Guru Ravidas' birth anniversary at Govardhanpur in Varanasi, Sunday. A 14th century saint, Ravidas is revered in Buddhism, Sikhism and Hinduism. He was born in Varanasi and was a leading figure of the Bhakti Movement.

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Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi at Ravi Das temple on the occasion of his birth anniversary at Govardhanpur in Varanasi. A 14th century saint, Ravidas is revered in Buddhism, Sikhism and Hinduism. He was born in Varanasi and was a leading figure of the Bhakti Movement.

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Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi at Ravi Das temple on the occasion of his birth anniversary at Govardhanpur in Varanasi. A 14th century saint, Ravidas is revered in Buddhism, Sikhism and Hinduism. He was born in Varanasi and was a leading figure of the Bhakti Movement.

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BJP National President JP Nadda pays tribute to Sant Ravidas on the occasion of his birth anniversary, in New Delhi.

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Devotees take part in a procession on the occasion of 643th birth anniversary of Guru Ravidass ji Maharaj, in Jalandhar.

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Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa lays a wreath at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial, Rajghat, in New Delhi.

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Members of the Honourable Artillery Company (HAC) fire a 62-round gun salute from the wharf at the Tower of London to mark the 68th anniversary of the succession of Queen Elizabeth II to the throne in 1952.

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Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla and other dignitaries pay tribute to the former Lok Sabha speaker MA Ayyangar on his birth anniversary, in New Delhi.

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The image of Kobe Bryant and and his daughter Gigi who were killed last week in a helicopter crash, appears on the Burj Khalifa as the UAE tribute to their memories, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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Singer Usher performs during a memorial prior to an NBA game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Portland Trail Blazers in Los Angeles. Bryant, the 18-time NBA All-Star who won five championships and became one of the greatest basketball players of his generation during a 20-year career with the Lakers, died in a helicopter crash Sunday.

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Students, parents and friends gather for a candlelight vigil for Alyssa Altobelli in Newport Beach, California. Alyssa and her parents, John and Keri Altobelli, were among the nine who were killed in the helicopter crash in Calabasas, Calif. Los Angeles Lakers great Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna, 13, died.

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Enzo Maugars places a bouquet of purple and gold flowers at the base of a new tribute mural honoring Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna in Austin, Texas. The mural, located behind the Sushi Hi restaurant along Guadalupe Street, was created by Texas-based artist Laced and Found with help from Snuk One and Riki Loring.

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President Ram Nath Kovind is greeted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a tribute paying ceremony on the 72nd death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, also observed as Martyrs' Day, at Rajghat in New Delhi.

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Buddhist monks pay homage to Mahatma Gandhi on his 72nd death anniversary, also observed as Martyrs' Day, at Rajghat in New Delhi.

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Former Union finance minister Yashwant Sinha (C) flanked by Loktantrik Janata Dal (LJD) chief Sharad Yadav (L) on right former JDU leaders Pawan Verma and others as they pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his 72nd death anniversary, after concluding their Gandhi Shanti Yatra (Gandhi Peace March), at Rajghat in New Delhi.

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Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat pays homage to Mahatma Gandhi on his 72nd death anniversary, also observed as Martyrs' Day, at Rajghat in New Delhi.

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Tri-Service bands pay homage to Mahatma Gandhi on his 72nd death anniversary, also observed as Martyrs' Day, at Rajghat in New Delhi.

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President Ram Nath Kovind pays homage to Mahatma Gandhi on his 72nd death anniversary, also observed as Martyrs' Day, at Rajghat in New Delhi. Tri-services Chiefs Air Marshal RKS Bhadauria, Navy Admiral Karambir Singh, Army General MM Naravane are also seen.

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President Ram Nath Kovind pays homage to Mahatma Gandhi on his 72nd death anniversary, also observed as Martyrs' Day, at Rajghat in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays homage to Mahatma Gandhi on his 72nd death anniversary, also observed as Martyrs' Day, at Rajghat in New Delhi.

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Congress President Sonia Gandhi pays homage to Mahatma Gandhi on his 72nd death anniversary, also observed as Martyrs' Day, at Rajghat in New Delhi.

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Former prime minister Manmohan Singh pays homage to Mahatma Gandhi on his 72nd death anniversary, also observed as Martyrs' Day, at Rajghat in New Delhi.

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Fans pay respect at a memorial for Kobe Bryant near Staples Center in Los Angeles. Bryant, the 18-time NBA All-Star who won five championships and became one of the greatest basketball players of his generation during a 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, died in a helicopter crash Sunday.

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Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, Senior BJP leader L K Advani and TMC MP Derek O'Brien pay tribute on the birth anniversary of Lala Lajpat Rai, at the Central Hall of Parliament House in New Delhi.

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Actors perform at a fire show during celebrations marking the 76th anniversary of the full liberation of Leningrad from the Nazi German blockade in World War II in St. Petersburg, Russia. The Nazi German and Finnish siege and blockade of Leningrad, now known as St. Petersburg, was broken on Jan. 18, 1943 but finally lifted Jan. 27, 1944. More than 1 million people died mainly from starvation during the 900-day siege.

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Germany's President Frank-Walter Steinmeier lays a wreath at the Death Wall at the Auschwitz I Nazi death camp in Oswiecim, Poland. Heads of State and survivors of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp gathered for commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the Soviet army's liberation of the camp, using the testimony of survivors to warn about the signs of rising anti-Semitism and hatred in the world today.

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Rudy Bermudez with a tattoo of the late Kobe Bryant on his back at a memorial for Kobe Bryant near Staples Center in Los Angeles. Bryant, the 18-time NBA All-Star who won five championships and became one of the greatest basketball players of his generation during a 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, died in a helicopter crash Sunday.

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Flowers and memorabilia adorn a sidewalk shrine as fans of Kobe Bryant mourn in front of his image at at the LALive area across from Staples Center, home of the Los Angeles Lakers, after word of the Lakers star's death in a helicopter crash, in downtiown Los Angeles.

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Supporters gather to pay tribute to Argentinian soccer player Emiliano Sala prior the French League One soccer match between Nantes against Bordeaux at La Beaujoire stadium in Nantes, western France. Nantes paid an emotional tribute to Emiliano Sala by wearing a special blue and white shirt representing the Argentina team's colors during its home game against Bordeaux. Sala died after the single-engine aircraft carrying him from Nantes to his new club Cardiff crashed near the Channel Island of Guernsey on Jan. 21 last year.

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Fans stand for a moment of silence honoring Kobe Bryant before an NBA basketball game between the Orlando Magic and the LA Clippers in Orlando, Florida.

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People gather at a memorial for Kobe Bryant near Staples Center in Los Angeles. Bryant, the 18-time NBA All-Star who won five championships and became one of the greatest basketball players of his generation during a 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, died in a helicopter crash Sunday.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays homage to the martyrs at the National War Memorial, on the occasion of the 71st Republic Day Parade 2020, in New Delhi

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Members of historical military clubs wearing Soviet armies period uniform participate in the World War II battle reconstruction marking the 77th anniversary of the battle that broke the Siege of Leningrad outside St.Petersburg, Russia.

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Brazil's President Jair Messias Bolsonaro along with his daughter pays homage at Mahatma Gandhi's memorial Rajghat, in New Delhi

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Left Front Chairman Biman Bose and others take part in a rally on the occasion of 123rd birth anniversary of freedom fighter Netaji Subash Chandra Bose, in Kolkata.

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Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad members hold a Tricolour rally to commemorate Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's birth anniversary, at Vashi in Navi Mumbai.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla (2L) look on as senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad and others pay floral tribute to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his 123rd birth anniversary, at Parliament in New Delhi.

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President Ram Nath Kovind pays floral tribute to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his 123rd birth anniversary, at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.

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Members of Bengali Kalyan Samiti pay floral tribute to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his birth anniversary, at JC Mallik in Dhanbad.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays floral tribute to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his 123rd birth anniversary, at Parliament in New Delhi.

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar pays floral tribute to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his birth anniversary, in Patna.

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US President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence visit the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, in Washington.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a wreath laying commemoration ceremony for the 77th anniversary since the Leningrad siege was lifted during the World War Two at the Boundary Stone monument, around 50 kilometers east of St.Petersburg, Russia.

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Candles are lit to form the date when a powerful earthquake that struck this western port city of Kobe on Jan. 17, 1995, at a park in Kobe, Japan as people pray for the victims of the quake. Japan marks the 25th anniversary of Kobe earthquake which killed more than six thousand people and destroyed much of their city.

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Army officers lay wreath at Vijay Smarak on the occasion of 'Army Day', at Fort William, Eastern Command headquarters, in Kolkata.

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Tunisians protest against their purchasing power during a demonstration to mark the ninth anniversary of the democratic uprising in Tunis. Tunisia is marking nine years since its democratic uprising amid deepening economic troubles and simmering anger at the revolution's unfulfilled promises.

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Actor Abhishek Bachchan arrives to pay his last respects to Ritu Nanda, mother-in-law of Shweta Bachchan, at her residence in New Delhi. Nanda, the eldest daughter of legendary actor Raj Kapoor, died in the wee hours of Tuesday at the age of 71 after battling with cancer for about seven years.

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Cricket legends Sachin Tendulkar and Steve Waugh with the oldest living first class cricketer and historian Vasant Raiji at his residence, in Mumbai.

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Lithuanians gather at the Independence Square outside the parliament building and warm themselves at a bonfire on the eve of the 29th anniversary of the Day of the Defenders of Freedom "Battle for the Freedom of Nations" in Vilnius, Lithuania. 29-years ago Soviet special forces lay siege to the Vilnius TV tower and fourteen people died and hundreds were wounded in the siege.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi meditates as he pays tribute to Swami Vivekananda on his birth anniversary at Belur Math in Howrah district.

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Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren pays tribute to Swami Vivekananda on the occasion of his birth anniversary, in Ranchi.

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Members of Indian Youth Congress during a march to commemorate the 158th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda and National Youth Day from Mandi House to IYC office, in New Delhi.

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BJP MP from Bhopal Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur along with party workers pays tributes to Swami Vivekananda on his birth anniversary in Bhopal.

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People perform yoga during mass 'Surya Namaskar' programme to commemorate the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, in Jabalpur.

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Flowers and candles are placed in front of portraits of the flight crew members of the Ukrainian 737-800 plane that crashed on the outskirts of Tehran, at a memorial inside Borispil international airport outside Kyiv, Ukraine. Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy says that Iran must take further steps following its admission that one of its missiles shot down Ukrainian civilian airliner. He also expressed hope for the continuation of the crash investigation without delay. A team of Ukrainian investigators is in Iran.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh pays his last respects to the mortal remains of NCP leader DP Tripathi, who passed away today after a prolonged illness.

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Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar along with party leader Praful Patel pays his last respects to the senior party leader DP Tripathi at the party office in New Delhi. Tripathi passed away in Delhi, Thursday after a prolonged illness.

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar offers prayers at Patna Sahib gurudwara, on the birth anniversary of tenth Sikh guru Gobind Singh ji, in Patna

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Army officials pay tribute to slain soldier Naik Sawant Sandip Raghunath and Rifleman Arjun Thapa Magar who were killed after Pakistani troops opened fire along the Line of Control (LOC) in Naushera sector yesterday, during a wreath-laying ceremony at Air Force Station, in Jammu

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Sikh devotees perform martial arts 'Gatka' during 'Nagar Kirtan' procession ahead of the birth anniversary of the tenth Sikh leader Guru Gobind Singh, in Patna

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Sikh devotees perform martial arts 'Gatka' during 'Nagar Kirtan' procession near Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple) ahead of the birth anniversary of the tenth Sikh leader Guru Gobind Singh, in Amritsar

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Sikh children participate in a procession ahead of the birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth guru of Sikh religion, in Patna

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India's first Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Gen Bipin Rawat places a wreath at the National War Memorial in New Delhi

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India's first Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Gen Bipin Rawat pays homage at the National War Memorial, in New Delhi

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays tribute to the martyred CRPF jawans, who lost their lives in Thursday's Pulwama terror attack, after their mortal remains were brought at AFS Palam in New Delhi.

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Bansuri Swaraj, daughter, and Swaraj Kaushal, husband, of former external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj, pay tribute to the mortal remains of the latter before being taken for her last rites, in New Delhi. Swaraj, 67, passed away Tuesday night, Aug 6, 2019, after a massive cardiac arrest.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays tribute to former finance minister Arun Jaitley during a prayer ceremony, in New Delhi.

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar presents a miniature statue of former finance minister Arun Jaitley to his widow Sangeeta Jaitley on Jailtey's birth anniversary, in Patna

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Women pay tributes to the victims of Tsunami 2004 on the 15th anniversary of the calamity, at Foreshore Estate beach (Pattinapakkam beach) in Chennai.

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Women pay tributes to the victims of Tsunami 2004 on the 15th anniversary of the calamity, at a makeshift memorial at Foreshore Estate beach (Pattinapakkam beach) in Chennai.

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Women pay tributes to the victims of Tsunami 2004 on the 15th anniversary of the calamity, at Foreshore Estate beach (Pattinapakkam beach) in Chennai.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi performs parikarma while paying tribute to former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee at Sadaiv Atal, in Delhi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi being greeted by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath as Governor Anandiben Patel, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and others look on, during the unveiling of a bronze statue of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at Lok Bhawan in Lucknow.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and others after unveiling a bronze statue of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at Lok Bhawan in Lucknow.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath after unveiling a bronze statue of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at Lok Bhawan in Lucknow.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays tribute to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at his newly unveiled statue at Lok Bhawan in Lucknow.

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Jharkhand Chief Minister-designate Hemant Soren garlands the statue of activist Nirmal Mahto on the occasion of his birth anniversary, in Ranchi.

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A contingent of the Pakistan armed forces carries bouquets during the ceremony to mark the anniversary of the birth of Mohammed Ali Jinnah, founder of Pakistan, at the Jinnah mausoleum in Karachi, Pakistan.

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Bihar Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi presents a statue of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee to Chief Minister Nitish Kumar during a function to celebrate former prime minister's birth anniversay, in Patna.

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar pays floral tribute to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his 95th birth anniversary, in Patna.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Speaker OM Birla and others leaves after paying tribute to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his 95th birth anniversary in the Central Hall of Parliament House, in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacts with senior BJP leader L K Advani after paying floral tributes to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his 95th birth anniversary in the Central Hall of Parliament House, in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, senior BJP leader L K Advani and others after paying floral tributes to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his 95th birth anniversary in the Central Hall of Parliament House, in New Delhi.

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Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy pays tributes to his father the late YS Rajasekhar Reddy at his memorial at Idupulapaya in Kadapa district.

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People pay tributes to former prime minister A B Vajpayee on his 95th birth anniversary, in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, right, with Home Minister Amit Shah at a function to pay tributes on the birth anniversary of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, in New Delhi.

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President Ram Nath Kovind (R) and Prime Minister Narendra Modi exchange greetings with veteran BJP leader L K Advani after paying tributes to former prime minister A B Vajpayee on his 95th birth anniversary at his memorial, Sadaiv Atal, in New Delhi.

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MoS Finance Anurag Thakur (C) with others attend prayer meeting at Sadaiv Atal, the memorial of former prime minister A B Vajpayee on his 95th birth anniversary, in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, BJP leader L.K. Advani and other MPs after paying floral tributes to Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya on his birth anniversary in the Central Hall of Parliament House, in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays tributes to former prime minister AB Vajpayee on his 95th birth anniversary, in New Delhi.

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President Ram Nath Kovind (C), Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Ministers Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh and Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla attend prayer meeting at Sadaiv Atal, the memorial of former prime minister A B Vajpayee on his 95th birth anniversary, in New Delhi.

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Namita Kaul, daughter of Atal Bihari Vajpayee with her family members and others pays tributes to former prime minister AB Vajpayee on his 95th birth anniversary at his memorial, Sadaiv Atal, in New Delhi.

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Union Minister Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla and others pay tributes to former prime minister AB Vajpayee on his 95th birth anniversary, in New Delhi.

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President Ram Nath Kovind pays tributes to former prime minister A B Vajpayee on his 95th birth anniversary, in New Delhi.

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