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Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits St Anthony’s Church, in Colombo.

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Sri Lankan soldiers stand guard at the entrance to Good Shepherd convent and the St. Benedict's college in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Catholic officials and parents in Sri Lanka are hopeful that church-run schools will begin to reopen soon for the first time since April's devastating Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels.

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Sri Lankans inspect vandalized shops owned by Muslims in Minuwangoda, a suburb of Colombo, Sri Lanka. Mob attacks on Muslim communities in Sri Lanka's northwest have left one person dead and dozens of shops and mosques destroyed, a government minister said Tuesday, as communal violence worsened in the wake of Easter bombings that killed more than 250 people.

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A salesman covers the face of a mannequin with a niqab cafe veil at a women's clothing shop in Kattankudy, Sri Lanka. After being targeted by Islamic State suicide bombings on Easter, Sri Lanka has banned the niqab face veil, which increasingly has been seen in Muslim areas of the island nation's east.

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A roof top swimming pool of a hotel gives a deserted look as rain and thunder clouds gather over Colombo's sky line in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka is limping back to normalcy after the devastating bomb attacks on Easter Sunday that killed more than 250 people and wounded hundreds more. People and vehicles are slowly coming back on the road and shops are open but traders say that their business remain drastically low.

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People light candles to pay tribute to the victims of Sri Lanka terror attacks, in Ahmedabad.

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Sri Lankan police officers secure the area of exploded St. Anthony's Church on Easter Sunday attacks in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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A police officer displays ball-bearings that increase the lethality of explosions in Ampara, Sri Lanka. Police in Ampara showed The Associated Press the explosives, chemicals and Islamic State flag they recovered from the site of one security force raid in the region as Sri Lanka's Catholics celebrated at televised Mass in the safety of their homes.

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Sri Lankan Catholics pray on a road during a brief holly Mass held outside the exploded St. Anthony's Church marking the seventh day of the Easter Sunday attacks in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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Police officers collect evidence from a site of a gun battle between troops and suspected Islamist militants in Kalmunai, Sri Lanka. Police in Ampara showed The Associated Press the explosives, chemicals and Islamic State flag they recovered from the site of one security force raid in the region as Sri Lanka's Catholics celebrated at televised Mass in the safety of their homes.

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Sri Lankan light candles during a function to express solidarity with all the victims of Easter Sunday attacks, in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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Shoes and other belongings left by panicked worshippers are seen stacked up inside St. Anthony's Church in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Priests have allowed journalists inside St. Anthony's Church in Sri Lanka for the first time since it was targeted in a series of Islamic State-claimed suicide bombings that killed over 250 people. Broken glass littered the sanctuary's damaged pews and blood stained the floor. Shoes left by panicked worshippers remained in the darkened church, and broken bottles of holy water lay on the floor.

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Relatives throw flower petals on the coffin of Dhami Brandy, 13, a victim of Easter Sunday's bomb blast at St. Sebastian Church, in Negombo, Sri Lanka. The U.S. Embassy in Sri Lanka warned that places of worship could be targeted for militant attacks over the coming weekend, as police searched for more suspects in the Islamic State-claimed Easter suicide bombings that killed over 350 people.

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Sri Lankan Roman Catholic priests Father Anthony Nishan participates in a funeral service of a victim of Easter Sunday's church explosion of Katuwapitiya in Colombo, Sri Lanka. There are 41 dirt mounds piled with flowers and candles, with wooden crosses marked mostly with numbers that correspond to names in a book that the priests keep. There's fear of more violence and deep grief in this majority Christian enclave outside Colombo. "The whole village is a funeral. The houses here are filled with coffins," Nishan said of a place where about 120 Christians died in the bombing.

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Some of the victims of the Easter Sunday attacks are laid to rest in Colombo

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St Sebastian’s Church near Colombo, after it was targeted by one of the suicide bombers

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JDS President HD Deve Gowda offers condolences to family members of victims of Sri Lankan bomb blast, KM Lakshminarayan and H Shivakumar, in Bengaluru. Seven suicide bombers carried out a series of devastating blasts that tore through churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday.

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Pakistani Christians attend a special prayers service in Lahore, Pakistan during a vigil for the victims of the bomb explosions in churches and hotels in Sri Lanka. The Easter Sunday suicide bombings at churches and hotels killed over 350 people and injured 500.

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Anusha Kumari, center, weeps during a mass burial for her husband, two children and three siblings, all victims of Easter Sunday's bomb attacks, in Negombo, Sri Lanka. In an instant on Easter Sunday, Kumari, 43, was left childless and a widow when suicide bombers launched a coordinated attack on churches and luxury hotels in and just outside Sri Lanka’s capital, Colombo.

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People participate in a vigil outside Sacred Heart Cathedral in remembrance of victims of Sunday's bombings in Sri Lanka, in New Delhi.

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This undated image posted by the Islamic State group's Aamaq news agency, purports to show Mohammed Zahran, a.k.a. Zahran Hashmi, center, the man Sri Lanka says led the Easter attack that killed over 300 people, as well as other attackers. Sri Lankan authorities have blamed the militant Muslim group National Thowfeek Jamaath for the attack. The Islamic State group released the photo to assert its claim on the assault.

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Students of an art school light candles around an art work made as a tribute to victims of bombings in Sri Lanka, in Mumbai.

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People place flowers and candles as they attend a vigil outside Sacred Heart Cathedral to honour victims of Sunday's bombings in Sri Lanka, in New Delhi. More than 300 people were killed in bombings of churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. Sri Lankan authorities say at least 31 foreigners died in the attacks.

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