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

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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister EK Palaniswami with Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam and AIADMK members pays tribute to the party's founder and former chief minister M G Ramachandran on his 32nd death anniversary, in Chennai.

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Governor of Himachal Pradesh Bandaru Dattatreya pays floral tribute to late prime minster PV Narshimma Rao in Hyderabad.

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Family members of 17-year-old Sam Stafford, who died in an alleged firing incident in the city two days ago, mourn during his a tribute-paying ceremony at Hatigaon, in Guwahati, Assam

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Youngsters light flares at the end of a march in honor of those killed in the 1989 anti-communist uprising, in Bucharest, Romania. Romania marks the 30th anniversary of the anti-communist uprising which started in the western Romanian town of Timisoara on Dec. 16 and in Bucharest on Dec. 21, 1989, left more than one thousand people dead and ended the rule of dictator Nicolae Ceausescu.

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West Indies and Indian players observe a minute's silence in honor of former West Indies cricketer Basil Butcher before the start of the second one day international cricket match between India and West Indies in Visakhapatnam. Butcher, 86, died on Monday, Dec. 16, 2019 after a prolonged illness.

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North Koreans bows in front of the bronze statues of their late leaders Kim Il Sung, left, and Kim Jong Il at the Mansudae Art Studio in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Koreans mark the eighth death anniversary of Kim Jong Il with usual floral offerings at the foot of the giant statues of the late leader.

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Actors perform during a ceremony to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge at the Mardasson Memorial in Bastogne, Belgium. The Battle of the Bulge, also called Battle of the Ardennes, took place between Dec. 1944 and Jan. 1945 and was the last major German offensive on the Western Front during World War II.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, center, arrives to offers tributes to the victims of the 2001 attack on India's Parliament at the Parliament House, in New Delhi.

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Home Minister Amit Shah, left, with leaders from other political parties wait to offer tributes to the victims of the 2001 attack on India's Parliament at the Parliament House, in New Delhi.

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Congress Party leader Rahul Gandhi, center, stands in a queue to offer tributes to the victims of the 2001 attack on India's Parliament in New Delhi. The 2001 attack on India's Parliament had left 14 people dead.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former PM Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi after paying tribute to the martyrs of 2001 Parliament attack on its 18th anniversary, at Parliament in New Delhi.

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BJP MP Pragya Singh Thakur pays tribute to the martyrs of 2001 Parliament attack on its 18th anniversary, at Parliament in New Delhi.

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Congress President Sonia Gandhi and other dignitaries pays tribute to the martyrs of 2001 Parliament attack on its 18th anniversary, at Parliament in New Delhi.

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Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu looks on as Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former PM Manmohan Singh and other dignitaries pay tribute to the martyrs of 2001 Parliament attack on its 18th anniversary, at Parliament in New Delhi.

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BJP leader Pritam Munde with her mother Pradnya Munde pays homage to late BJP stalwart Gopinath Munde on his birth anniversary, in Parli, Maharashtra.

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Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla pays tribute to India's last Governor General Chakravarti Rajagopalachari on his birth anniversary, at Parliament House, in New Delhi.

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Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, senior BJP leader Lal Krishna Advani, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad and others pose for a photograph after paying tribute to India's last Governor General Chakravarti Rajagopalachari on his birth anniversary, at Parliament House, in New Delhi.

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Flowers are laid on makeshift memorial is seen in front of cruise ship Ovation of the Seas, in Tauranga, New Zealand. A volcanic island in New Zealand erupted Monday Dec. 9 in a tower of ash and steam while dozens of tourists were exploring the moon-like surface, killing multiple people and leaving many more missing.

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Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray visits the chawl where Bhimrao Ambedkar lived during his initial years, on his 63rd death anniversary, in Mumbai.

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People light candles to pay homage to BR Ambedkar on his 63rd death anniversary, in Ahmedabad.

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Former Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis and others pay tribute to BR Ambedkar on his 63rd death anniversary at Chaityabhoomi, in Mumbai. Chaityabhoomi is the site where Ambedkar was cremated after his death in 1956.

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BJP Working President JP Nadda pays tribute to BR Ambedkar on his 63rd death anniversary, at BJP HQ in New Delhi.

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Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) member hold placard as they protest against the Supreme Court's decision of allocation of disputed site of Ayodhya on the 27th anniversary of the Babri Masjid's demolition, in New Delhi.

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Mamata Banerjee pays tribute to Dr BR Ambedkar on his death anniversary, in Kolkata.

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A vendor sells busts of Babasaheb Ambedkar near Chaitya Bhumi on the 63rd death anniversary of the leader at Shivaji Park in Mumbai.

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Follower of Babasaheb Ambedkar gets an eye check-up during a visit to Chaitya Bhumi on the 63rd death anniversary of the leader, at Shivaji Park in Mumbai.

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Followers of Babasaheb Ambedkar at Chaitya Bhumi on the 63rd death anniversary of the leader, at Shivaji Park in Mumbai.

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AIADMK workers led by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and his deputy O Panneerselvam participate in a silent rally to pay their respects to state's former chief minister Jayalalithaa on her third death anniversary, in Chennai.

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Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari during an event to pay tribute to Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar on his 64th Mahaparinirvan Diwas, at Chaityabhoomi, Dadar in Mumbai.

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A cyclist rides past Jama Masjid Malik Shah, in Ayodhya.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays homage to Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar on his 64th Mahaparinirvan Diwas, at Parliament House in New Delhi.

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President Ram Nath Kovind pays homage to Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar on his 64th Mahaparinirvan Diwas, at Parliament House in New Delhi. Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi are also seen.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets senior Congress leader Manmohan Singh as they arrive to pay tribute to Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar on his 64th Mahaparinirvan Diwas, at Parliament House in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, right, with Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, third left, and President Ram Nath Kovind at the death anniversary of B.R. Ambedkar at the parliament house, in New Delhi.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets his former counterpart Manmohan Singh at a function to mark the death anniversary of B.R. Ambedkar at the parliament house, in New Delhi.

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People offer their tributes at a function to mark the death anniversary of B.R. Ambedkar at the parliament house, in New Delhi. Ambedkar, who was known as the father of the Indian Constitution, was also a freedom fighter, social reformer and a politician.

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Former prime minister Manmohan Singh and foreign minister Jaishankar interact during the former prime minister I K Gujral's 100th birth anniversary function in New Delhi.

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Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh with Vice Chiefs of Indian Army and Indian Air Force pays homage at National War Memorial on the occasion of Navy Day, in New Delhi.

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President Ram Nath Kovind pays his tributes to former president R Venkataraman on his birth anniversary, at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.

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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, centre, takes her seat with Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel, behind, before a formal group photo during a formal reception for the heads of the NATO countries, at Buckingham palace in London. Leaders from across the 29-member trans-Atlantic alliance are gathered in London to mark the 70th anniversary of NATO.

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President Ram Nath Kovind pays floral tribute to India's first president Rajendra Prasad on his 135th birth anniversary, in New Delhi.

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Members of Sambhavana Trust Clinic, which provides medical assistance to survivors of the Bhopal gas tragedy, known as the world's worst industrial disaster, light candles to pay tribute on the 35th anniversary of the tragedy, in Bhopal.

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Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chairperson Swati Maliwal pays tribute at Mahatma Gandhi 's memorial, Rajghat, before starting her indefinite hunger strike against growing incidents of crime against women at Jantar Mantar, in New Delhi.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, BJP veteran leader LK Advani, Union Minister Piyush Goyal, senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad and others during a function to pay tribute to the first President of India Rajendra Prasad on the occasion of his birth anniversary, at Parliament House, in New Delhi.

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Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) veteran leader Murli Manohar Joshi receives a memento as BJP MP Subhramaniam Swamy looks on, during a program to pay tribute Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader late Ashok Singhal on his 5th death anniversary at Moti Lal Nehru Medical College, in Prayagraj.

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King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden pay tribute at Mahatma Gandhi 's memorial, Rajghat, in New Delhi. Union Minister Babul Supriyo is also seen.

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Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray pays tribute to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in the state Assembly premises, ahead of the floor test, in Mumbai.

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Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa pays homage at Mahatma Gandhi's Samadhi, at Rajghat, in New Delhi. Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways, General (Retd.) V.K. Singh is also seen.

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Shiv Sena leader Aditya Thackeray pays tribute at Hutatma Chowk (Martyrs' Square), in South Mumbai.

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Communist Party of India (Marxist) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury (L) and Professor Emeritus Prabhat Patnaik during the 200th birth anniversary celebration of Friedrich Engels, in Kolkata.

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President Ram Nath Kovind pays tribute to Swami Vivekananda during the inauguration of a new hospital block of Ramakrishna Mission Sevashrama Charitable Hospital, in Vrindavan, in Uttar Pradesh.

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BJP veteran leader LK Advani pays tribute to former Lok Sabha speaker GV Mavalankar on his birth anniversary, at the Central Hall of Parliament in New Delhi.

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Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan performs during a function to pay homage to 26/11 victims at Gateway of India in Mumbai.

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People pay homage to the victims of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks on the 11th anniversary of the gruesome incident, at Thane Railway Station.

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