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Monuments & Statues etc

A woman selects a clay idol of Goddess Lakshmi before buying ahead of the Diwali festival, in Kolkata.

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People look at the statues depicting migrant labors displayed at a community puja pandal ahead of the Durga Puja festival, in Kolkata.

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The Queen Elizabeth I monument is covered in an Indigenous "Chola" outfit during a women's protest against Spanish colonization at Isabela Catolica Square in La Paz, Bolivia, as people commemorate Decolonization Day, also known as the Day of the Race.

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Members of the public wearing face masks stand near a statue of The Beatles in Liverpool, England as Prime Minister Boris Johnson prepares to lay out a new three-tier alert system for England. The Liverpool City Region is expected to face the tightest restrictions under the new system, which will classify regions as being on "medium", "high" or "very high" alert.

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Members of All Bengal Amitabh Bachchan Fans' Association worship an idol of Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan on his 78th birthday, in Kolkata.

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Indian Ambassador to China Vikram Misri garlanded the statue of Mahatma Gandhi on his 151st birth anniversary, at a popular park in Beijing. The statue of Gandhi was carved by China's acclaimed sculptor and artist Yuan Xikun and installed at the park in 2005.

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A worker cleans Mahatama Gandhi statue on the eve of his birth anniversary at Marina beach, in Chennai.

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A worker paints the statue of Mahatma Gandhi on the eve of his birth anniversary, in Kolkata.

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A view of the equestrian statue of Veer Kunwar Singh, known for his heroics in 1857 Mutiny, which was shifted to the 104-year-old Hardinge Park from a public roundabout nearby in April 2018, in Patna.

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Workers wash a statue of Maharaja Hari Singh on the eve of his birth anniversary, in Jammu.

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A man hangs a notice on an idol of Lord Vishwakarma, urging people to wear face masks while attending Vishwakarma puja, in Nadia district.

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Director of Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) V Vidyavathi inspects monument site at Mamallapuram, in Chengalpattu district.

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AP State Ministers Botsa Satyanarayana, Vellampalli Sreenivas and other YSR Congress party members pay tribute to former CM YS Rajasekhara Reddy on his death anniversary, in Vijayawada.

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People look at a life-size chainsaw cut statue of Sylvester Stallone as John Rambo in downtown Hope, British Columbia. The statue is a tribute to the film, which was shot in Hope 40 years ago.

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Officers of the Preventive Commissionerate intercepted a vehicle carrying 25 antique idols in South Dinajpur district of West Bengal.

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Officers of the Preventive Commissionerate intercepted a vehicle carrying 25 antique idols in South Dinajpur district of West Bengal. The 25 idols were examined by the experts who prima facie confirmed that the idols are antiques of different eras ranging from 9th Century AD to 16th Century AD and are collectively valued at Rs. 35.3 Crores appx.

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An artisan prepares idols of Lord Ganesh at a workshop for the upcoming Ganesh Chaturthi festival, in Bhubaneswar.

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An artisan gives a finishing touch to an idol of a footballer at his workshop, during Unlock 3.0, at Kumartuli in Kolkata.

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Srinivas Gupta, a Karnataka-based businessman, installed a silicone wax statue of his late wife Madhavi at his newly-constructed home on the occasion of housewarming ceremony, in her memory, in Koppala district.

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Srinivas Gupta, a Karnataka-based businessman, installed a silicone wax statue of his late wife Madhavi at his newly-constructed home on the occasion of housewarming ceremony, in her memory, in Koppala district. Madhavi had died three years ago in a car accident on the way to Tirupati.

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A worker sweeps an area near a statue of Mahatma Gandhi inside the Rashtriya Swachhata Kendra, an interactive experience centre on the Swachh Bharat Mission, at Rajghat in New Delhi.

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Sea waves crash ashore near Thiruvalluvar Statue, following rainfall in Kanyakumari district.

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An artist from Rajasthan gives final touches to Krishna idols ahead of Janmashtami festival, in Bengaluru.

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The Christ the Redeemer statue is lit up with an image depicting the Lebanon national flag in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in solidarity for the victims of Tuesday's explosion in Beirut.

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Sea waves crash ashore near Thiruvalluvar Statue, following rainfall in Kanyakumari district.

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An idol of Lord Shiva is taken on a trolly at NH 12, in Nadia district.

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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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All Bengal Amitabh Bachchan Fans' Association member donates blood at Amitabh Bachchan temple as a tribute to the Bollywood actor, in Kolkata. On this day in 1982, the veteran actor came out of COMA after an accident in the sets of film 'Collie'.

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An image of the late Georgia Congressman and civil rights pioneer U.S. Rep. John Lewis is projected on to the pedestal of the statue of confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee on Monument Avenue in Richmond, Va. The statue has become a focal point for the Black Lives Matter protests in the area.

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Vice President Venkaiah Naidu and Comptroller with Auditor General of India (CAG) Rajiv Mehrishi during inauguration of a statue of Dr. B R Ambedkar at the CAG office, in New Delhi.

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Some among the idols depicting events in the life of Lord Ram, that are planned to be used as part of the construction of the Ram Temple, at a workshop in Ayodhya.

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Crews attach straps to the statue Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart on Monument Avenue in Richmond, Va. The statue is one of several that will be removed by the city as part of the Black Lives Matter reaction.

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Workers secure the statue of Confederate Naval officer Matthew Fontaine Maury to a truck on Monument Avenue in Richmond, Va. Maury was better known for his work in oceanography and other sciences before the Civil War. His statue is the second removed since a new state law was enacted on July first.

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Workers remove the Christopher Columbus statue from the Broad Street side of Columbus City Hall in Columbus, Ohio. The city says it will be replaced with a different statue or artwork that reflects diversity.

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The Christ the Redeemer statue is lit up with a message that reads in Portuguese; "More than 500 thousand lives world" in reference to the people who have died from COVID-19 worldwide, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Workers paint a 108 ft statue of Lord Hanuman at Jakhoo Temple, in Shimla.

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Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa and former prime minister H D Deve Gowda during the foundation laying ceremony of 108-feet tall Kempegowda statue, at Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru.

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An artist prepares a sculpture of social reformer Late Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, at Kumartuli in Kolkata.

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The statue of Voltaire, a leading thinker and writer of the French Enlightenment, who owed part of his fortune to colonial-era trade, is covered with red painting. Two statues related to France's colonial era were covered in graffiti amid a global movement to take down monuments to figures tied to slavery or colonialism.

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Heritage street near the Golden Temple wears a deserted look after the implementation of complete lockdown on weekends and public holidays by the state government due to rising COVID-19 cases, in Amritsar.

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25-foot-tall Lord Hanuman statue, carved from a solid block of black granite, during Prana Pratishta Mahotsavam, in Delaware, USA.

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Workers put up a protective screen around the statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Parliament Square ahead of expected rival demonstrations by anti-racism and far-right protesters in London. Monuments have become major focuses of contention in demonstrations against racism and police violence following the death of George Floyd in the United States.

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An artist arranges clay idols of Lord Jagannath at a workshop ahead of the Rath Yatra festival, in Krishnagar, Nadia.

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A passer-by walks near a damaged Christopher Columbus statue in a waterfront park near the city's traditionally Italian North End neighborhood, in Boston. The statue was found beheaded Wednesday morning, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said.

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Devotees arrive at Hanuman Mandir after it reopened for the public with certain restrictions, during the fifth phase of COVID-19 lockdown, at Dundahera village in Gurugram.

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A man performs 'Abhishek' on the statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj on his 346 years of the coronation, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Karad.

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A giant statue of the Thai spiritual Nagkwank is dressed with a face mask at the Siam museum in Bangkok, Thailand. Nagkwank is a benevolent spirit who is deemed to bring luck and prosperity. Thai authorities allowed museum and other businesses to reopen, selectively easing restrictions against the coronavirus.

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Statues wearing masks installed by South Western Railway after Mysuru Railway Station remodeling, to spread awareness about coronavirus and on importance of mask, in Mysuru.

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A sculptor gives a final touch to a deity's statue, during the nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Mamallapuram. An array of stunning statues of Gods and Goddesses are waiting to be sent to customers both domestic and foreign after the train and air services will be restored. Seated amid a lineup of wooden crates of neatly packed statues in the premises of sculptors' workshops specifies the cravings inside the boxes and destination point of each of the packages.

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A city worker puts face masks on the "Monumento as Bandeiras," a monument in honor of Brazil's colonizers by Italian-Brazilian sculptor Victor Brecheret, to promote mask wearing amid the new coronavirus pandemic in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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The Portuguese word "Hunger" is projected over the Rio's Christ the Redeemer statue amid the new coronavirus outbreak in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Ahoka Stambh situated at NH24 near Nizamuddin Flyover during the nationwide lockdown in wake of the coronavirus pandemic in New Delhi

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Buddhist devotees clean a statue of Lord Buddha on the eve of 'Vesak', during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Agartala. Vesak or Buddha Jayanti commemorates the birth, enlightenment, and death of Gautama Buddha.

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A view of Karol Bagh's 108-feet Hanuman statue during the nationwide lockdown in wake of the coronavirus pandemic, in New Delhi.

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Statues of different religion wear masks to symbolize unity during the nationwide lockdown, in wake of the coronavirus pandemic,in Kolkata.

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A face mask is placed over the face of the statute of the mermaid, the symbol of Warsaw, as many residents are wearing masks against the spread of the coronavirus, in Warsaw, Poland.

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Rio's Christ the Redeemer statue is lit up with an image of a doctor during an Easter service, amidst the new coronavirus pandemic, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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A private security guard walks past the gate of Safdarjung's Tomb, a sandstone and marble mausoleum built in 1754, closed as a precaution against the spreading of new coronavirus in New Delhi.

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Security personnel stand guard at the main gate of Adhai-Din Ka Jhonpra after it was closed for general public as a measure to prevent the coronavirus pandemic, in Ajmer.

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Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma along with his family members and other dignitaries poses for a photograph in front of former Lok Sabha Speaker late PA Sangma’s statue during his 4th death anniversary, at Tura in West Garo Hills district.

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Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot during an event to unveil the statue of former prime minister Indira Gandhi, in Ajmer, Rajasthan.

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Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Memorial site and statue which was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi.

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A view of the damaged statue of Mahatma Gandhi at Kumhartoli area in Hazaribagh, Jharkhand.

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Oscar statues stand outside Hollywood Boulevard in preparation for Sunday's 92nd Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath (center in saffron robes) with Union minister NS Tomar, Apna Dal's Anupriya Patel and others at the unveiling of a statue of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in Vindhyachal, Mirzapur.

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A statue of Dravidar Kazhagam founder Periyar vandalised by miscreants, in Kancheepuram. The face and hand of the statue have been damaged.

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Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leader Indresh Kumar during inauguration of a statue of freedom fighter Subhas Chandra Bose, on his 123rd birth anniversary, in Varanasi.

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An artisan paints idols of Goddess Saraswati ahead of Saraswati Puja festival, at a workshop, in Sonitpur district of Assam.

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A worker installs scaffolding on the Statue of Liberty replica as a barge carrying the Olympic Rings floats in the water in the Odaiba district of Tokyo.

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Reneging on royal duties...moving out of the UK...seeking independent financial sources (though their cachet, bet on it, will be royal)...the duke and duchess of Sussex has saddened their family and jolted England’s cannibalistic tabloids. One surprising reprisal comes from the benign Madame Tussauds—Harry and Meghan’s waxen likenesses don’t keep company to Queen-prince Philip and William-Kate anymore. Are they removed to the chamber of horrors? Did the queen direct it? This is efficiency of the highest order.

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Kites fly in the sky during Uttarayan celebrations at the ‘Statue of Unity' in Gujarat's Narmada district.

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Kites fly in the sky during Uttarayan celebrations at the ‘Statue of Unity' in Gujarat's Narmada district.

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Children pose for photographs in front of the 'Bhangra Giddha Dance' statues in Amritsar. The statues were allegedly partially destroyed by some Sikh radicals who had said earlier that these statues are against Punjab's culture alleging their portrayal in a wrong way.

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath inaugurates the statue of Swami Vivekananda on his 158th birth anniversary during 23rd National Youth Festival in Lucknow. Minister of State (Independent Charge) Kiren Rijiju is also seen.

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The empty space after the figures of Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, were removed next to Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip and Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, at Madame Tussauds in London. Madame Tussauds moved its figures of Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex from its Royal Family set to elsewhere in the attraction.

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Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and Dy CM Nitin Patel at the inauguration of a 50ft-high statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, in Ahmedabad.

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Workers clean the fountain at Taj Mahal in Agra.

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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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Police personnel discuss about the security arrangements at Lok Bhawan ahead of the inauguration of a bronze statue of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee to mark his birth anniversary, in Lucknow. The statue will be unveiled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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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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A bronze bust of Alfred Nobel on display at the Nobel award ceremony at Stockholm Concert Hall, in Stockholm, Sweden.

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Antique idols of gods and goddesses recovered by police from the River Brahmaputra, in Guwahati.

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A new statue of Mahatma Gandhi, described as a gift to the UK city of Manchester, was unveiled amid fanfare, in Manchester.

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Workers create a floating boundary to make it safe for sea bathers, in Kanyakumari.

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Sea waves break against the 133-ft tall Thiruvalluvar statue in Kanyakumari district of Tamil Nadu.

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Porters carry a clay idol of Goddess Kali towards worship place on the occasion of Kali Puja in Kolkata.

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Preparations underway at Ram ki Paidi ahead of 'Deepotsav' celebrations on the banks of river Saryu, in Ayodhya.

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A monkey sits on a scaffolding used in an under-construction statue of Lord Hanuman with Lord Ram and Lord Laxman sitting on his shoulder, at the bank of river Saryu ahead of 'Deepotsav' festival, in Ayodhya.

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A view of Humayun’s Tomb lit up by LED lighting, in New Delhi.

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A gallery at the National Gandhi Museum displays rare photographs connected with Mahatma Gandhi, Kastur Ba and Indian Freedom Struggle, in New Delhi.

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People walk past a statue of India's independence leader Mahatma Gandhi erected inside a tent displaying photographs of Gandhi's life during an event to celebrate his 150th birth anniversary in New Delhi.

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Workers clean a statue of Mahatma Gandhi on the eve of his 150 birth anniversary, in Mumbai.

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The famous Mahatma Gandhi statue depicting the 'Dandi March', which was unveiled by the late Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru in 1959, at the Marina beach, in Chennai. The statue is getting new look for the commemoration of the 150th birth anniversary of Gandhi on October 2.

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A statue of the young lawyer Mohandas Gandhi stands tall at Gandhi Square, outside the offices where he once had his legal practice, in Central Johannesburg.

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Late veteran activist and Pravasi Bharatiya Samman awardee Amina Cachalia joins local community leaders and Indian mission heads at the launch of the Gandhi statue at the Trade Route Mall in Lenasia, near Johannesburg in South Africa.

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BJP Working President JP Nadda washes the statue of Rani Lakshmibai during a cleanliness drive to mark the 103rd birth anniversary of Bharatiya Jana Sangh co-founder Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay at Jhandewalan, in New Delhi.

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An artist gives his finishing touches to a statue of Swami Brahmananda made from oil seeds at Fatehpur district.

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India's Minister of External Affairs Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, right, and Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto unveil a statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Helsinki, Finland.

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