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RPF and GRP carries out an eviction drive on illegal settlements on railway land, in Guwahati.

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Workers stitching Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) suits at a workshop in Dharavi, Asia’s largest slum in Mumbai.

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A health worker collects a swab samples to test for COVID-19 in Dharavi, one of Asia's largest slums, in Mumbai. On Friday, India recorded another high of 217,353 new cases in the past 24 hours, pushing its total since the pandemic began past 14.2 million. The Health Ministry also reported 1,185 fatalities in the past 24 hours, raising deaths to 174,308.

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Paramedics carry body of a child killed in a fire at a slum area in Noida, a suburb of New Delhi. Two children were killed and more than 150 huts of a slum inhabited mostly by ragpickers were gutted in a fire that broke out Sunday afternoon.

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A woman cries next to the debris of her shanty at a slum area in Noida, a suburb of New Delhi. Two children were killed and more than 150 huts of a slum inhabited mostly by ragpickers were gutted in a fire that broke out Sunday afternoon.

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A woman walks barefoot towards a burning shanties at a slum area in Noida, a suburb of New Delhi. Two children were killed and more than 150 huts of a slum inhabited mostly by ragpickers were gutted in a fire that broke out Sunday afternoon.

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A health worker asks people to avail the facility to get tested during a door-to-door screening for COVID-19 people at Dharavi, one of Asia's largest slums, in Mumbai.

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Teacher Ulka Shinde (unseen) keeps her phone on a chair as she takes online classes of 9th standard students from BMC school, as coronavirus cases increase across the city, at Dharavi in Mumbai.

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Teacher Sabha Qureshi takes online classes of 10th standard students from BMC school, as coronavirus cases increase across the city, at Dharavi in Mumbai.

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A health worker takes details during door-to-door screening for COVID-19 at Dharavi, one of Asia's largest slums, in Mumbai.

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A health worker collects swab samples during door-to-door screening for COVID-19 at Dharavi, one of Asia's largest slums, in Mumbai.

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A health worker leaves a residential area after conducting swab tests for COVID-19 following rise in Corona cases at Dharavi, in Mumbai.

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People examine the remains of their homes after a fire in a slum in Kolkata. Dozens of shanties were burnt when a fire broke out late Wednesday.

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People examine the remains of their homes after a fire in a slum in Kolkata. Dozens of shanties were burnt when a fire broke out late Wednesday.

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Residents salvage their belongings after a fire in the Baghbazar slum area on Wednesday evening, in Kolkata.

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Smoke billows from a slum area after fire broke out in it, at Bagbazar in Kolkata. At least 40 shanties were gutted in the fire with firefighters struggling for hours to bring the blaze under control.

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A man wearing mask as a precaution against the coronavirus sits inside a bus as it stops in Dharavi, one of Asia's biggest slums, in Mumbai.

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People wearing masks as a precaution against the coronavirus wait at a bus stop in Dharavi, one of Asia's biggest slums, in Mumbai.

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Gandhi Nagar residents collect their belongings amid heavy police deployment following the decision of Greater Chennai Corporation to evict them, in Chennai.

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Gandhi Nagar residents collect their belongings amid heavy police deployment following the decision of Greater Chennai Corporation to evict them, in Chennai.

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A health worker makes a marking on a wall during a door to door survey to screen people for tuberculosis and leprosy in Dharavi, one of Asia's biggest slums, in Mumbai.

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Health workers screen people for tuberculosis and leprosy in Dharavi, one of Asia's biggest slums, in Mumbai.

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A slum colony illuminated with lanterns and lights on the eve of the Diwali festival, in Mumbai.

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Students from a slum area, who do not have access to internet facilities and missed their online lessons, attend an open-air class to celebrate Children's Day/Diwali, at Yamuna Khadar in New Delhi.

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People from various slums wait with their application letters seeking relief from demolition of their houses by Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) outside its office in Ahmedabad. The AMC has issued notices for demolition of 15,000 houses in slums.

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DPCC President Chaudhary Anil Kumar being greeted by slum dwellers resIding along the railway tracks, after Congress party filed a petition for them, New Delhi. The Supreme Court on Aug 31 had ordered for the removal of dwellings along the railway lines.

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Residents of a slum near Sarai Rohilla Railway Station, in New Delhi. Supreme Court has directed the removal of 48,000 slum dwellings along the 140 km length of railway tracks in Delhi within three months.

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Students from a slum area in a group discussion with a woman during the Teachers' Day celebrations at Panchsheel Shikshan Sansthan, Yamuna Khadar Mayur Vihar, New Delhi.

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View of slum near Sarai Rohilla Railway Station, in New Delhi.

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View of slum near Sarai Rohilla Railway Station, in New Delhi.

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DPCC President Anil Choudhary and other leaders interact with residents of a slum near Sarai Rohilla Railway Station, in New Delhi. Supreme Court has directed the removal of 48,000 slum dwellings along the 140 km length of railway tracks in Delhi within three months.

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DPCC President Anil Choudhary and other leaders interact with residents of a slum near Sarai Rohilla Railway Station, in New Delhi. Supreme Court has directed the removal of 48,000 slum dwellings along the 140 km length of railway tracks in Delhi within three months.

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Residents of a slum near Sarai Rohilla Railway Station, in New Delhi.

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Residents of a slum near Sarai Rohilla Railway Station, in New Delhi.

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Residents of a slum near Sarai Rohilla Railway Station, in New Delhi.

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Residents of a slum near Sarai Rohilla Railway Station, in New Delhi.

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Residents of a slum near Sarai Rohilla Railway Station, in New Delhi. Supreme Court has directed the removal of 48,000 slum dwellings along the 140 km length of railway tracks in Delhi within three months.

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A health worker screens people for symptoms of COVID-19 in Dharavi, one of Asia's biggest slums, in Mumbai.

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Residents of a slum area near railway tracks, at Shadipur in New Delhi.

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A view of a slum area beside railway tracks, at Shadipur in New Delhi. Supreme Court has directed the removal of 48,000 slum dwellings along the 140 km length of railway tracks in Delhi within three months.

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Residents of a slum area sit on a railway track, in New Delhi. Supreme Court has directed the removal of 48,000 slum dwellings along the 140 km length of railway tracks in Delhi within three months.

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Community health workers screen people for COVID-19 and malaria symptoms in a school in Dharavi, one of Asia's biggest slums, in Mumbai. India has the third-highest coronavirus caseload in the world after the United States and Brazil.

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Women tie 'rakhi' on Raksha Bandhan to a doctor, who reportedly helped residents during COVID-19 surge at the Dharavi slum, in Mumbai.

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A medic collects a sample from a child for COVID-19 test at a slum near Minto Road, in New Delhi.

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A medic collects a sample from a woman for COVID-19 test at a slum near Minto Road, in New Delhi.

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Health workers screen residents for COVID-19 symptoms at Dharavi, one of Asia's biggest slums, in Mumbai. India is the third hardest-hit country by the pandemic in the world after the United States and Brazil.

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People living in shanties walk along a deserted railway track beside a train station during West Bengal state lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus in Kolkata.

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People standing in a queue for Covid test at Gobindapur slum, in Kolkata.

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A doctor takes swab from the mouth of a women for COVID-19 test at Gobindapur slum, in Kolkata.

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Health workers wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) suits conducts COVID-19 screening of the Gobindapur slum area residents in Kolkata.

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A house collapses in the slum area of Anna Nagar following rains, in New Delhi.

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Students of class 9th from a slum area, who do not have access to internet facilities and missed their online lessons, attend an open-air class taken by Satyendra Pal, a college student, after authorities closed all schools in March following the outbreak of the coronavirus, in New Delhi.

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Health workers wearing protective clothing arrive to screen people for COVID-19 symptoms at a slum in Mumbai. India has overtaken Russia to become the third worst-affected nation by the coronavirus pandemic.

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An aerial view of slums in Ambujwadi area, a COVID-19 hotspot, at Malad in Mumbai.

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Health workers wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) suits conduct door-to-door thermal screening of the Tanji Nagar area residents in wake of the coronavirus pandemic, at Malad in Mumbai.

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Health workers wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) suits conduct door-to-door thermal screening of the Tanji Nagar area residents in wake of the coronavirus pandemic, at Malad in Mumbai.

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An aerial view of Tanji Nagar slum area during Unlock-2, in Mumbai.

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Health workers wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) conduct a door-to-door check-up of residents of Shivaji Nagar Slum for the detection of COVID-19 cases, at Malad in Mumbai.

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An aerial view of Appa Pada and Kranti Nagar slum areas, both COVID-19 hotspot, at Malad in Mumbai.

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An aerial view of Appa Pada and Kranti Nagar slum areas, both COVID-19 hotspot, at Malad in Mumbai.

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Health workers wearing protective gear arrive for a free medical check-up to analyse the spread of COVID-19, at Appa Pada slum area, in Mumbai.

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An aerial view of Anand Nagar slum area, a COVID-19 hotspot, at Malad in Mumbai.

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A medic checks the temperature of a woman, during door-to-door COVID-19 testing, at a slum in Mumbai.

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An aerial view of Appa Pada and Kranti Nagar slum, COVID-19 hotspots during the ongoing nationwide lockdown, at Malad, in Mumbai.

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An aerial view of Appa Pada slum, a COVID-19 hotspot, at Malad in Mumbai.

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Volunteers carry out thermal testing for the residents of Ramabai Ambedkar Nagar slums at Ghatkopar, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Mumbai.

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Delhi BJP President Adesh Gupta gives away kadha (decoction) to a man during the launch of a public awareness campaign, at Tughlak Lane Camp in New Delhi. Gupta distributed sanitizer, masks and kadha (decoction) among people to help them fight against COVID-19.

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Delhi BJP President Adesh Gupta gives away sanitizer to a woman during the launch of a public awareness campaign, at Tughlak Lane Camp in New Delhi. Gupta distributed sanitizer, masks and kadha (decoction) among people to help them fight against COVID-19.

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Delhi BJP President Adesh Gupta gives away sanitizer to a woman during the launch of a public awareness campaign, at Tughlak Lane Camp in New Delhi. Gupta distributed sanitizer, masks and kadha (decoction) among people to help them fight against COVID-19.

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Volunteers carry out thermal tests of residents at Dharavi during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Mumbai.

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A doctor checks the temperature of a man during a free medical camp in Dharavi, one of Asia's largest slums in Mumbai.

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Doctors request roadside vendors to wear masks during a free medical camp in Dharavi, one of Asia's largest slums in Mumbai.

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Residents of Geeta Nagar slum take shelter at a safer place during Cyclone Nisarga, in Mumbai.

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CISF personnel urge Kumbharwada residents to stay home during the ongoing nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, at Dharavi in Mumbai.

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Migrants gather outside Dharavi slum to board buses for a railway station for their onward journey by special train to reach their native places, during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Mumbai.

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Residents try to collect their belongings after a fire gutted several shanties at a slum in Tughlakabad area in New Delhi.

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A resident sits near his burnt house after an early morning fire in New Delhi.

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A resident sits by his burnt home after an early morning fire, in New Delhi. More than 1000 shanties were destroyed after a major fire in the area which houses mostly daily wage laborers from other states.

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A BMC worker cleans a drain at Dharavi ahead of the Monsoons, during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Mumbai.

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Security personnel sit outside the Dharavi slum, during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Mumbai.

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A deserted view of migrants shanties as they left for their native place during the nationwide lockdown, imposed in wake of the coronavirus pandemic, in Vaishali, Ghaziabad.

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A view of locked shanties as the migrants left for their native places, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, at Raj nagar, Ghaziabad

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A view of locked shanties as the migrants left for their native places, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, at Vashundra Sector-6, Ghaziabad.

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Clothes are left to dry on a window at a slum in Mumbai. India's train network, closed in late March, will gradually restart operations on Tuesday as the country eases its coronavirus lockdown amid a steep rise in the cases of infections.

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Newly-appointed Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal visit Dharavi slums during the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, in Mumbai.

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Health workers wearing protective suits screen the residents of Naik Nagar during a house-to-house health survey, after detection of some COVID-19 positive cases, during the nationwide lockdown, at Dharavi in Mumbai.

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Health workers wearing protective gear during a door-to-door thermal screening at a slum area to detect COVID-19 positive cases, amid the ongoing nationwide lockdown, in Kolkata.

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Migrants gather to fill forms that require their personal details at a slum in Wadala, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Mumbai.

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Migrants stand in a queue to fill forms that require their personal details at a slum in Wadala, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Mumbai. These forms will be submitted to local police officials to maintain a list of migrant labourers in the city and to arrange a mode of transport for their return.

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Slum dwellers during a nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against the coronavirus pandemic, at Krishan Kunj in Laxmi Nagar, East Delhi.

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Residents desperate for a planned distribution of food for those suffering under Kenya's coronavirus-related movement restrictions push through a gate and create a stampede, causing police to fire tear gas and leaving several injured, at a district office in the Kibera slum, or informal settlement, of Nairobi, Kenya.

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A doctor takes swab from the mouth of a child for COVID-19 test at Kalyanwadi in Dharavi slums, in Mumbai.

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A member of a cultural center wears a mask to protect himself against the spread of the new coronavirus, as he donates food for poor families in Turano favela, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The governors of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, the states hardest hit by the virus, have banned public gatherings, closed schools and businesses and called for strict social distancing.

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Health workers checks the temperature of a girl in Dharavi, one of Asia's largest slums, during lockdown to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus in Mumbai.

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Health workers call people to come out for checking body temperature in Dharavi, one of Asia's largest slums, during lockdown to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus in Mumbai.

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A man wearing mask takes selfie as health workers collect details of residents in Dharavi, one of Asia's largest slums, during lockdown to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus in Mumbai.

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People wearing masks look on as a group of health workers take details of people in Dharavi, one of Asia's largest slums, during lockdown to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus in Mumbai.

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A woman holds a child and walks out from a narrow entry of a slum during lockdown to control the coronavirus pandemic in Mumbai.

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Firefighters spray disinfectants during the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, at Sec-8 in Noida. 200 people have been taken to quarantine units from Noida's sector 8.

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A boy sits on the staircase of his house, during a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, at a slum in Noida Sec-8. 200 people residing in the slum were taken to a quarantine facility on Tuesday night after they were traced to being in contact with positive COVID-19 patients.

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