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Indian paramilitary soldiers stand guard near a barbed wire set up as road blockade during a strike in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir. Shops and businesses shut in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Sunday and authorities imposed a lockdown in some parts of the disputed region's main city after separatists called for a strike to mark the execution anniversary of a Kashmiri man who was convicted for an attack on Indian Parliament.

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Closed shops are seen during a three day-statewide strike called by Bihar Chemists and Druggists Association against the alleged harassment and exploitation by drug inspectors in the name of shop inspection, in Patna.

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Protestors clash with riot police officers during a demonstration in Paris. Rail workers, teachers, doctors, lawyers and others joined a nationwide day of protests and strikes Thursday to denounce French President Emmanuel Macron's plans to overhaul the pension system. Banner reads: Striking until withdrawal.

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Half-open shops in a market near the Jama Masjid in tune with the partial impact of the trade unions' bandh call, in New Delhi.

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A Punjab National Bank branch wear a deserted during trade unions' nationwide strike, in Mumbai.

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Buses parked at depot during their a nationwide strike called by various trade unions, in Kozhikode.

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Sparse traffic on the roads near the Howrah Bridge during the trade unions' nationwide, in Howrah.

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Members of various unions demonstrate outside the LIC Building in Hazratganj during the trade unions' nationwide strike, in Lucknow.

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Left Front activists take part in a rally in support of the trade unions' nationwide strike over various demands, in Kolkata.

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Shop owners sit idle in front of their closed shops during the trade unions' nationwide call in protest against the Union government's alleged anti-people policies, in Kolkata.

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Bank empolyees stage a protest during a nationwide strike called by ten trade unions to protest against the alleged anti-people policies of the Centre, in Ranchi.

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Flight passengers wait for transport vehicles outside the NSCBI Airport as taxies were off the roads due to the nationwide strike called by trade unions, in Kolkata.

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Police detain protesting students of various organisation during a nationwide strike called by trade unions, in Patna.

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A deserted road during the nationwide ‘Bharat Bandh’, in Agartala.

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Railway passengers outside the Guwahati Railway station as train services remained affected during the nationwide strike called by trade unions, in Guwahati.

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Travellers wait for vehicles during Bihar bandh, in protest against NRC and Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), in Patna.

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Saraighat bridge is deserted during a strike called by All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) and the North East Students’ Organisation (NESO) in protest against the Citizenship Amendment Bill, in Guwahati.

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Closed shops and deserted roads are seen during a strike called by All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) and the North East Students’ Organisation (NESO) in protest against the Citizenship Amendment Bill, at Fancy Bazaar in Guwahati.

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Security personnel patrol a street during a strike called by All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) and the North East Students’ Organisation (NESO) in protest against the Citizenship Amendment Bill, at Fancy Bazaar in Guwahati.

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Passengers stranded at a station during a strike called by All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) and the North East Students’ Organisation (NESO) in protest against the Citizenship Amendment Bill, in Guwahati.

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Passengers check the information board at the Orly airport, south of Paris.

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People ride bicycles on the empty Seine river banks lane in Paris. The Eiffel Tower shut down, France's vaunted high-speed trains stood still and teachers walked off the job as unions launched nationwide strikes and protests over the government's plan to overhaul the retirement system.

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A man walks in a commuter train at the Saint-Lazare train station in Paris.

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A man waits on the platform of Louveciennes train station, west of Paris.

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A baggage drop-off desk is pictured empty at the Orly airport, south of Paris.

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A truck is set ablaze during a demonstration in Paris.

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The empty Montparnasse train station is pictured in Paris. Tourists are canceling travel plans and Paris is deploying thousands of police as France girds for massive, nationwide strikes and protests against President Emmanuel Macron's plans to overhaul the retirement system. Transport will be hardest hit by the walkout, with flights, trains and buses canceled and most of the Paris subway system coming to a halt.

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A woman walks her dog on the empty Champs Elysees avenue, with the Arc de Triomphe in background, in Paris.

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A woman walks past the closed Eiffel Tower in Paris. The Eiffel Tower shut down, France's vaunted high-speed trains stood still and teachers walked off the job as unions launched nationwide strikes and protests over the government's plan to overhaul the retirement system.

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A demonstrator attends a demonstration in Paris.

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People march during a demonstration in Paris. The Eiffel Tower shut down, France's high-speed trains stood still and tens of thousands of people marched through Paris and other cities in a massive and sometimes chaotic outpouring of anger at the government's plan to overhaul the retirement system.

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A youth runs during a demonstration in Paris. Small groups of protesters are smashing store windows, setting fires and hurling flares in eastern Paris amid mass strikes over the government's retirement reform.

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Protesters march during a mass stirke in the Old Port of Marseille, southern France. Workers across the public sector fear President Emmanuel Macron's reform will force them to work longer and shrink their pensions.

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People run away from team gas during a demonstration in Paris.

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People march during a demonstration in Paris.

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A man stands on a traffic light during a demonstration in Paris. The Eiffel Tower shut down, France's vaunted high-speed trains stood still and several thousand protesters marched through Paris as unions launched open-ended, nationwide strikes over the government's plan to overhaul the retirement system.

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Travellers look at information screens detailing service disruptions at the Gare St-Charles station in Marseille, southern France, as services begin to wind-down. France is getting ready for massive, nationwide strikes from Thursday against government plans to overhaul the state pension system that will disrupt trains, buses and flights and force many schools to close.

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Left party activists supporting Telangana State Road Transport Corporation employees during a protest at their ongoing strike, in Hyderabad.

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Buses parked at a depot during TSRTC employees' strike over completion of their various demands, at Secundrabad in Hyderabad

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A worker cleans an empty bus depot during a bandh called by Telangana RTC employees, in Hyderabad.

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A view of a deserted road during a bandh called by Telangana RTC employees, in Hyderabad.

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A motorcyclist rides past parked ambulances during a two-day statewide strike by a group of contractual staff running ambulance service, in Prayagraj.

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Train passengers face difficulties outside New Delhi Railway Station as most of the taxies and auto-rickshaws were off the roads due to transport strike, in New Delhi.

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A view of a deserted market during a complete shutdown being observed in protest against the abrogation of Article 370, in Drass.

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Junior doctors hold placards during a demonstration after an intern doctor was attacked and seriously injured over the death of a 75-year-old patient, at Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College and Hospital, in Kolkata.

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Junior doctors hold placards during a demonstration after an intern doctor was attacked and seriously injured over the death of a 75-year-old patient, at Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College and Hospital, in Kolkata. Emergency wards, outdoor facilities, pathological units of many government medical colleges and hospitals, and a number of private medical facilities in the state have remained closed over the past two days in the wake of the protest.

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A view of the deserted Calcutta Medical College & Hospital during junior doctors' statewide strike after a doctor was assaulted over alleged negligence, in Kolkata.

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Pilgrims on their way to the Vaishno Devi shrine rest under under the shade of trees and wait for transport outside a railway station on a hot day in Jammu. Intense heat wave continues to plague northern India, with several areas across the region, hitting temperatures above 46 degrees Celsius (115 degrees Fahrenheit).

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Passengers stranded at Jammu railway station during a strike called by the All J&K Transport Welfare Association to protest against non-issuance of fitness certificates to commercial vehicles by State Transport Department, in Jammu.

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Indian paramilitary soldiers stand guard on a deserted street during a strike in Srinagar, Kashmir. Kashmiri separatists called for strike against allegedly ill-treatment to the ailing Jammu Kashmir Libration Front chairman Yasin Malik by by India's National Investigation Agency, or NIA and also urged people to boycott polls in Indian portion of Kashmir during the third phase of election.

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A security personnel stands guard at Lal Chowk during a strike call given by separatist leaders to protest against the alleged custodial death of a youth, in Srinagar.

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Police personnel inspect a charred bus set ablaze during a student protest against the administration of Magadh University, in Bodh Gaya.

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Stranded passengers waiting for their flights out of JKIA airport in Nairobi, Kenya. Some hundreds of air passengers were stranded in Kenya because of a strike at Nairobi's international airport by the Kenya Aviation Workers Union.

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Members of various organisations block the traffic on a road during the 'Bharat Bandh' protest, called against the “13-point roster system”, in Patna.

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Members of various organisations block a road during the 'Bharat Bandh' protest called against the “13-point roster system”, in Patna.

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RJD activist burn tyres to block a road during the 'Bharat Bandh' protest, called against the “13-point roster system”, in Patna. The roaster system allegedly affects the chances of SC, ST, and OBC candidates to take up faculty posts in universities.

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Security personnel guard in a street during a strike call given by traders in protest against the extension of Central laws to Jammu and Kashmir and ban on Jamat-e-Islami, in Srinagar.

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Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation (GSRTC) buses parked at a depot during an indefinite strike by GSRTC employees to press for their various demands, including implementation of the 7th Pay Commission, in Ahmedabad.

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A view of the closed shops at a market during a bandh called to condemn the Pulwama terror attack, in Beawar.

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Shopkeepers sit in front of their closed shops during a bandh called by Confederation of All India Traders against Pulwama terror attack, in Dimapur, Nagaland.

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Paramilitary soldiers patrol a closed market during a strike in Srinagar.

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People walk past barbwire set up as road blockade by police during a strike in Srinagar. Restriction on the movement of vehicles were imposed protectively in parts of Srinagar as separatist groups called for a strike on the anniversary of execution of Afzal Guru, who was convicted and given death sentence for his role in the 2001 attack on Indian Parliament.

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Securitystand guard during high alert near SKICC, the main venue of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's function, on the banks of Dal Lake, in Srinagar. Security has been beefed up following the strike call given by Joint Hurriyat Leadership as Prime Minister arrives in Jammu and Kashmir on a day-long visit to inaugurate various projects.

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The shadow of Los Angeles City Hall is cast on a building while striking Los Angeles Unified teachers gather in Grand Park in Los Angeles. A tentative deal was reached between Los Angeles school officials and the teachers union that will allow educators to return to classrooms after a six-day strike against the nation's second-largest district, officials said.

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Shops remain closed during a 12-hr Assam bandh called by Adavishi Mahasabha, in Baska district of Assam.

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Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) buses parked at the Wadala depot during the 8th consecutive day of the strike in Mumbai.

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Samsung mobile factory workers protest to their demands in Noida.

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Samsung mobile factory workers stand out side of the factory during their strike in Noida.

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Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) activists demonstrate against the BJP government at Shivaji Maharaj Chowk, in Solapur.

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Activists under the banner of Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) raise slogans during the 48-hours-long nationwide general strike called by central trade unions protesting against "anti-people" policies of the Center, in Nagpur.

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A deserted look of street and closed shops during the 48-hour-long nationwide general strike called by central trade unions protesting against the "anti-people" policies of the Centre, in Kozhikode.

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Activists under the banner of Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) raise slogans during the 48-hour-long nationwide general strike called by central trade unions protesting against the "anti-people" policies of the Centre, in Shimla.

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Roads being blocked during the 48-hour-long nationwide general strike called by central trade unions protesting against the "anti-people" policies of the Centre, in Agartala.

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Police personnel control a fire blocking the road set by protestors under various student union outfits protesting against Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, in Khumulwng.

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Police personnel look on as tyres are seen ablaze during a strike called by All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) and the North East Students’ Organisation (NESO) in protest against Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, in Dibrugarh.

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Unidentified activists damage a vehicle during a strike called by All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) and the North East Students’ Organisation (NESO) in protest against Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, in Guwahati.

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A view of Inter-State Bus Terminal (ISBT) during a strike called by All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) and the North East Students’ Organisation (NESO) in protest against Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, in Guwahati.

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A view of Dharavi depot after over 33,000 employees of Mumbai's civic transport undertaking BEST went on an indefinite strike since midnight over their demands, including higher wages, in Mumbai.

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A view of a deserted market during a strike called by All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) and the North East Students’ Organisation (NESO) in protest against Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, in Guwahati.

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People carry their luggages during a strike called by All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) and the North East Students’ Organisation (NESO) in protest against Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, in Guwahati.

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Activists of All Assam Students’ Union burn tyres and effigies of CM Sarbananda Sonowal, in Guwahati

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Activists of All Assam Students’ Union burn effigies of Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, in Guwahati

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A view of an empty street during the 11-hour Northeast Bandh.

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Several shops and markets h­­­­ave kept their shutters down due to the bandh

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A view of the closed shops during the 11-hour bandh called by North East Students’ Organization to protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016.

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Airport trollies lined in the almost empty arrival hall of the Rafik Hariri International Airport during a strike in Beirut, Lebanon. Parts of Lebanon's public and private sectors have gone into a strike called for by the country's labor unions to protest worsening economic conditions and months of delays in the formation of a new government.

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Shop owners stage a protest demanding protection during the statewide hartal called by pro-Hindutva outfits against the entry of two women into the Lord Ayyappa Temple (Sabarimala), in Kozhikode.

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Deserted roads during Congress party's statewide 'black day' strike on the issue of the entry of two women of menstruating age into the Sabarimala temple of Lord Ayyappa, in Kozhikode.

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Police personnel patrol at a closed market during Congress party's statewide 'black day' strike on the issue of the entry of two women of menstruating age into the Sabarimala temple of Lord Ayyappa, in Kozhikode.

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A road stands deserted during a strike call by Sabarimala Karma Samithi, an umbrella organization of Hindu groups, in Thiruvananthapuram.

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A view of a deserted road outside the main bus terminus during a general strike in state capital Thiruvanathapuram, Kerala.

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A view of the main bus terminus after the bus schedules were cancelled during a general strike in state capital Thiruvanathapuram, Kerala.

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Stranded passengers wait at the main train station during a general strike in state capital Thiruvanathapuram, Kerala.

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Policemen stand guard during a march by Bharatiya Janata Party activists as part of a strike call by Sabarimala Karma Samithi, an umbrella organization of Hindu groups, in Thiruvananthapuram, capital of the southern Indian state of Kerala. Hindu hard-liners shut shops and businesses and clashed with police in the state to protest the entry of two women in one of India's largest Hindu pilgrimage sites.

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Red lights are seen in the main train station in Frankfurt, Germany, during a nationwide warning strike of the railway workers union.

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Relatives and members of Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) take part in a silent sit-in protest on Human Rights Day, in Srinagar. APDP is seeking the whereabouts of their dear ones who they claim went missing in the custody of Security forces since the eruption of militacy in Jammu and Kashmir over two decades back.

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An elderly man rides a bicycle along a street during a strike call given by joint Hurriyat leadership on Human Rights Day, in Srinagar.

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A heavy rush of passengers seen at a bus stand near Azadpur during Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) contractual workers strike, in New Delhi.

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Stranded commuters wait for a bus near Azadpur during Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) contractual workers go on a strike, in New Delhi.

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A view of deserted Ganeshguri flyover during 12-hour Assam Bandh, in Guwahati.

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