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A Gurukul teacher paints a portrait of Bollywood actor Amitabh Bacchan on the eve of his birthday, at Lalbaug in Mumbai.

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AIADMK party workers celebrate after the announcement of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami's name as the party's chief ministerial candidate for the upcoming 2021 Tamil Nadu Assembly elections, outside AIADMK headquarters, in Chennai.

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Participants display their artwork during the Palm Painting contest part of the wildlife week, at Van Vihar National Park in Bhopal.

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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 cyclist carries a board with Mahatma Gandhi's image on it on the eve of his birth anniversary, in Nadia district.

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Worker preparing ahead of the reopening of the Mysore Palace after the authorities eased restrictions, during unlock 4.0, in Mysore.

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Fans of late Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput take selfie with his wax statue made by artist Sushanta Roy (unseen), in Asansol.

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An artist makes a painting on the eve of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 70th Birthday, in Mumbai.

An artist makes a painting on the eve of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 70th Birthday, in Mumbai.

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Artist Manas Roy paints 'patachitra' on late Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput to pay tribute to him, at a community Durga puja pandal, in Kolkata.

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Artists paint a mural on a wall depicting freedom fighters, at Youth Congress office in New Delhi.

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An artisan gives finishing touch to an idol of Lord Ganesha, ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi festival, on the outskirts of Chennai.

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A portrait of former Prime Minister the late Atal Bihari Vajpayee that was unveiled by President Ram Nath Kovind on the occasion of his second death anniversary. The portrait was prepared by renowned artist Vasudeo Kamath for ICCR.

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Undated handout photo released by the Royal Communications, showing the unveiling in London of a new portrait of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II by artist Miriam Escofet, left, with Simon McDonald, Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and Head of the Diplomatic Service, right. The Queen paid a virtual visit to the FCO via video call, to hear about their response to the COVID-19 outbreak and join the unveiling of the new portrait.

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Houses painted in saffron colour with religious symbols and Hindu deities, in Prayagraj. Two cases have been registered on complaints by two men that their houses in the city’s Bahadurganj locality were painted saffron by some people close to a state minister.

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Gurukul students and teachers create paintings of Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan and his family members, after they tested positive for COVID-19, at Lalbaug, in Mumbai.

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A man walks past a poster depicting Chinese President Xi Jinping with two pointed ears underlined by the words "BAT MAN" on a street in Stockholm. More than a dozen stencil paintings on paper have appeared across the Swedish capital, the work of Swedish artist who goes by the name of "Iron."

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US First Lady Melania Trump being presented paintings by students during her visit to a government school in New Delhi.

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BJP National President Jagat Prakash Nadda being presented with a Madhubani painting by the party workers, during a meeting at the party office, in Patna.

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Children from an art school make paintings of U.S. President Donald Trump ahead of his India visit, in Mumbai. Trump is scheduled to visit India Feb. 24-25.

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An artist paints a wall with pictures of women legends as part of 'Beti Bachao Beti Padhao' campaign, in Bikaner.

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Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray after inaugurating the Balasaheb Thackeray Art Gallery in Thane.

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Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar and his wife Pratibha Pawar during the inauguration of a painting exhibition on the lives of Konkan women farmers by eminent artist Mamta Chitnis Sen at Jehangir Art Gallery, in Mumbai.

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Artists display their work during annual art fair "Chithrasanthe" in Bengaluru.

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Artists display their work during annual art fair "Chithrasanthe" in Bengaluru.

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Artists make painting for protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizenship (NRC) in Mumbai.

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Art students pose for photographs with paintings of important events of the year 2019, at Lalbaug, in Mumbai

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Asian Openbill Stork, Lucknow, c.1780, unknown artist

Interior view of St James’s Church, Delhi, 1836, by Circle of Ghulam Ali Khan

Photograph by Suresh K. Pandey

In this undated photo, Director- General National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) Adwaita Gadanayak views a painting of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi. The exhibition cum e-auctioning of mementos received by PM Modi drew to a close on Friday with the highest bid of Rs 25 lakh for a painting of the PM with Mahatma Gandhi.

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In this undated photo, a view of a painting of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at National Gallery of Modern Art in New Delhi. The exhibition cum e-auctioning of mementos received by PM Modi drew to a close on Friday with the highest bid of Rs 25 lakh for a painting of the PM with Mahatma Gandhi.

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Children from across India participate in a national level painting competition on the theme of 'Under water', in Chennai.

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An artist paints characters performing 'Dandiya dance' on the body of a young woman during the ongoing Navaratri festival, in Agra.

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Jogen Chowdhury at his Calcutta residence

Photograph by Sandipan Chatterjee

Students of various educational institutions and volunteers paint a picture of Mahatma Gandhi on the walls of an airport as part of World Tourism Day organised by Chennai airport, in Chennai.

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is presented a painting by the victims of triple talaq, at Indira Gandhi Pratishthan, in Lucknow. BJP State President Swatantra Dev Singh is also seen.

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A girl gets a tattoo depicting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Donald Trump, done on her back in preparation of forthcoming festival Navratri in Ahmadabad.

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Gandhi ­arrested; a 1932 painting

Image—Gandhi: An Illustrated Biography, Courtesy: Roli Books

A giant banner showing Saudi King Salman, right, and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, hangs at a shopping mall, marking National Day to commemorate the unification of the country as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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President Ram Nath Kovind is present a painting by Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat at the inaugural session of Water Week 2019, in New Delhi.

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Daulat Rao

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Mahadji Scindia

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Lord Cornwallis receiving the sons of Tipu Sultan

By kind permission of the Trustees of Victoria Memorial Hall, Kolkata

Tipu Sultan on his elephant, detail of the Battle of Pollilur

Mary Evans/ © Otto Money (Photography by AIC Photographic Services)

Shah Alam Conveying the Gift of the Diwani to Lord Clive

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Lord Robert Clive, c. 1764 by Thomas Gainsborough

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Aliverdi Khan awards a turban jewel, or sarpeche, the Mughal badge of office to his nephew, while his grandson Siraj ud-Daula looks on.

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Aliverdi Khan goes hawking

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Fort William, Calcutta, seen from across the Hooghly in 1731

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Headquarters of the Dutch East India Company at Hughli

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A mythical queen of the netherworld would gladly don a crown like that, while its tassellated ends and those nail ext­ensions would delight an entire coven of witches. Hideous, staring eyes, and a curvy swathe of purplish blue lines of lightning embroider faces sunk in deathly pallor. All this on a model at the Interenational Bodypainting Festival in Daegu, South Korea. May only the doughty enter the slippery darkness.

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An artist paints a mural of former external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj, who passed away yesterday, in Howrah.

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Spreading awareness through wall painting, reaching out to male members of the community too, Udaipur.

Photo Credit: Rajpusht, IPE Global – Supported by CIFF

Wall painting in Gogunda disseminating messages on care during pregnancy, Udaipur, Rajasthan

Photo Credit: Rajpusht, IPE Global – Supported by CIFF

The giant fresco Fluidity of Swiss street artist Antoine Guignard (lying on the ground) aka LPVDA (les pinceaux verts d'Antoine) is pictured during the AILYOS art nature festival, in Leysin, Switzerland. The 20 meters high fresco by LPVDA realized over three weeks, is solely based on a fine wood sanding technique and depicts the portrait of the 100-year-old Swiss painter Ernest Blatter who lives in the Swiss Alps resort of Leysin.

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Visitors look at painting by Paul Gauguin and Vincent van Gogh of the collections of Sergei Shchukin, one of the most prominent collections of European Modernist art, encompassing the most important artistic trends of the late 19th and early 20th centuries at The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow, Russia. The exhibition will include masterpieces by Claude Monet, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Paul Cezanne, Paul Gaugin, Vincent van Gogh, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, and other masters.

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Murals seen on a residential building at Dharavi in Mumbai.

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A boy rides a bicycle past a wall mural on a residential building at Dharavi in Mumbai.

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Murals seen on a residential building at Dharavi in Mumbai.

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An artist adds details to a portrait of Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of his swearing-in ceremony for the second term as Prime Minister of India, in Amritsar.

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A Palestinian young looks to a mural painted by Palestinian artist Ali Al-Jabali on the remains of a building was partially destroyed during the 2014 war between Israel and Hamas, in Gaza City.

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An artist paints a mural as advertising for the exhibition 'Lo Stupore della Materia' (The Wonder of the Matter) in Milan, Italy. Held at the Gucci Hub in Milan, the exhibition 'Lo Stupore della Materia' celebrates the pioneering work of Leo de Berardinis and Perla Peragallo the famed duo of contemporary theatre whose movie 'A Charlie Parker' introduced the Gucci Spring Summer 2019 show at Théâtre Le Palace. Curated by Gianni Manzella and Enrico Pitozzi, the show is open until April 12.

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A visitor takes a photo of an artwork created by Barbados-born American artist Ashley Bickteron at Art Basel in Hong Kong.

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A visitor looks at an artwork "Untitled" created by American artist Richard Prince at Art Basel in Hong Kong.

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A visitor watches the picture 'The King Of Pop' from US artist Mark Ryden at a preview of the exhibition 'Michael Jackson: On The Wall' at the Bundeskunsthalle museum in Bonn, Germany.

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A visitor watches the picture 'Archangel Michael: And no message could have been any clearer' from US artist David LaChapelle at a preview of the exhibition 'Michael Jackson: On The Wall' at the Bundeskunsthalle museum in Bonn.

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A visitor takes a smartphone picture of the painting 'Equestrian portrait of King Philipp II (Michael Jackson)' from US artist Kehinde Wiley at a preview of the exhibition 'Michael Jackson: On The Wall' at the Bundeskunsthalle museum in Bonn, Germany. This work is the final commissioned portrait of Michael Jackson. The exhibition around the controversial iconic pop idol is open until July 14.

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Visitors talk about the picture 'American Jesus: Hold me, carry me boldly' from US artist David LaChapelle at a preview of the exhibition 'Michael Jackson: On The Wall' at the Bundeskunsthalle museum in Bonn, Germany. The exhibition around the controversial iconic pop idol is open until July 14.

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A rock outcropping painted by a local tattoo artist to resemble a frog greets visitors who follow the old Route 66 into Waynesville, Missouri.

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In this undated photo people look at some of the art which is going up for auction at Swann Auction Galleries in New York that were once part of a 6,000-piece collection amassed by a Jewish attorney in Germany before pieces were scattered and lost as the Nazis took over. The works collected by Ismar Littmann being offered at Swann are mostly drawings, etchings and lithographs. They were among pieces brought out of Germany before World War II by Littmann's son, who eventually settled in Texas.

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Girls leave their hand impressions on a canvas as Kumbh Mela 2019 administration attempts to create a painting with palm impressions of approximately 80000 people for a world record, at a camp in Prayagraj.

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Brazil's former soccer star Ronaldinho Gaucho, right, and Emerson Carvalho de Souza, center, look at the paintings by Carvalho de Souza, during the inauguration of an exposition about Ronaldinho at Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Ronaldinho was twice named FIFA World Player of the Year.

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The Caravaggio' Judith and Holfernes, painting is unveiled at the Colnaghi Gallery in London. The Caravaggio' Judith and Holfernes, lost in Amsterdam in 1617 has since been rediscovered in an attic in a Toulouse farmhouse in 2014.

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Artist: Armaan Ratra

Artist: Armaan Ratra

Artist: Armaan Ratra

Artist: Armaan Ratra

President Ram Nath Kovind being presented with a memento at the 18th anniversary celebrations of Swarna Bharat Trust at Swarna Bharat Trust, in Venkatachalam. Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu is also seen.

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Artist Tank works on a giant reproduction of the Mona Lisa on a house wall in Berlin, Germany. Together with the artist group 'Dixons', he created with 170 square meters the largest reproduction of Leonardo Da Vinci's masterpiece.

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A visitor stands besides the looted art painting 'Stillleben mit einem Hasen' (still-live with Hare, c. 1650) by Pietro Francesco Cittadini during the official hanging of the painting in the Old Masters Picture Gallery in Dresden, eastern Germany. After 70 years the painting is back in Dresden. It was in the lost art database and at last privately owned in Georgia. The database registers cultural objects which as a result of persecution under the Nazi dictatorship and the Second World War were relocated, moved or seized.

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Madhubani paintings of Bihar at the 33rd Surajkund International Arts and Crafts Mela 2019, in Faridabad.

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An artist paints a boat as part of beautification ahead of Kumbh Mela festival in Allahabad.

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An artist mixes colors as he paints boats as part of beautification ahead of Kumbh Mela festival in Allahabad. Millions of pilgrims are expected to take part in the large religious congregation that begins this month on the banks of the rivers Ganges and the Yamuna.

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Indian artists from Promocare Group work on a sadhu portrait on the pillar of Rambagh flyover being created as part of the 'Paint My City' project ahead of Kumbh Mela festival in Allahabad.

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Artists from Promocare Group work on a sadhu portrait on the pillar of Rambagh flyover being created as part of the 'Paint My City' project ahead of Kumbh Mela festival in Allahabad.

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An artwork of freedom fighter Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose in Allahabad as part of the 'Paint My City' project ahead of Kumbh Mela. (art agency: Ram Suttar)

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People pass by a wall mural in Allahabad as part of the 'Paint My City' project ahead of Kumbh Mela. (art agency: Promicare)

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A wall mural in Allahabad as part of the 'Paint My City' project ahead of Kumbh Mela. (art agency: Promicare)

Photograph by Tribhuvan Tiwari

Making Sangam city beautiful ahead of Kumbh Mela as part of the 'Paint My City' project in Allahabad. (art agency: Ram Suttar)

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A mural on the wall being created as part of the 'Paint My City' project ahead of Kumbh Mela festival in Allahabad. (art agency: Ram Suttar)

Photograph by Tribhuvan Tiwari

A wall mural in Allahabad as part of the 'Paint My City' project ahead of Kumbh Mela. (art agency: Delhi Street Art)

Photograph by Tribhuvan Tiwari

Making Sangam city beautiful ahead of Kumbh Mela as part of the 'Paint My City' project in Allahabad. (art agency: Delhi Street Art)

Photograph by Tribhuvan Tiwari

A woman walks past a graffiti artwork depicting, from left, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, Soviet leader Josef Stalin, German Nazi Party leader Adolf Hitler, Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump, on the walls of a bar in the old town in Vilnius, Lithuania.

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A coloured sadhu appears on a tree near Sangam ghat

Photograph by Tribhuvan Tiwari

A selfie with the deer woman (art agency: Ram Suttar)

Photograph by Tribhuvan Tiwari

Spot the real window on this railway colony wall (art agency: Ram Suttar)

Photograph by Tribhuvan Tiwari

A dancer heads for the truck near Shivkuti Ghat (art agency: Promicare)

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Buffaloes with their fluorescent painted horns on the walls of railway colony (art agency: Ram Suttar)

Photograph by Tribhuvan Tiwari

A sadhu at the door of the newly painted Kumbh Mela office (art agency: Promicare)

Photograph by Tribhuvan Tiwari