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Artists painted to look like tigers are reflected in a mirror backstage as they wait to perform during a cultural event in Bengaluru, India, December 24, 2017. (Photo by Abhishek N. Chinnappa/Reuters)

Artists painted to look like tigers are reflected in a mirror backstage as they wait to perform during a cultural event in Bengaluru, India, December 24, 2017. (Photo by Abhishek N. Chinnappa/Reuters)



A girl cries as her mother combs her hair outside their home on the outskirts of Srinagar, December 22, 2017. (Photo by Danish Ismail/Reuters)

A girl cries as her mother combs her hair outside their home on the outskirts of Srinagar, December 22, 2017. (Photo by Danish Ismail/Reuters)



An “anti-smog gun”, a machine that sprays atomised water into the air to reduce pollution, is pictured during its trial run organised by the Department of Environment and Delhi Pollution Control Committee at a bus terminal in New Delhi, India, December 20, 2017. (Photo by Saumya Khandelwal/Reuters)

An “anti-smog gun”, a machine that sprays atomised water into the air to reduce pollution, is pictured during its trial run organised by the Department of Environment and Delhi Pollution Control Committee at a bus terminal in New Delhi, India, December 20, 2017. (Photo by Saumya Khandelwal/Reuters)



A man decorates interiors of a church ahead of Christmas celebrations in Ahmedabad, India, December 22, 2017. (Photo by Amit Dave/Reuters)

A man decorates interiors of a church ahead of Christmas celebrations in Ahmedabad, India, December 22, 2017. (Photo by Amit Dave/Reuters)



A man takes bath on a terrace of a wholesale spice market on a cold winter morning in the old quarters of Delhi, India, December 18, 2017. (Photo by Saumya Khandelwal/Reuters)

A man takes bath on a terrace of a wholesale spice market on a cold winter morning in the old quarters of Delhi, India, December 18, 2017. (Photo by Saumya Khandelwal/Reuters)



A high rise residential building is seen next to a slum in Mumbai, India, December 20, 2017. (Photo by Danish Siddiqui/Reuters)

A high rise residential building is seen next to a slum in Mumbai, India, December 20, 2017. (Photo by Danish Siddiqui/Reuters)



People climb on trees to watch the funeral procession of Tanveer Ahmad Bhat, a suspected militant, who according to local media was killed in a gunbattle with Indian security forces, in Batmurran village in south Kashmir's Shopian district December 19, 2017. (Photo by Danish Ismail/Reuters)

People climb on trees to watch the funeral procession of Tanveer Ahmad Bhat, a suspected militant, who according to local media was killed in a gunbattle with Indian security forces, in Batmurran village in south Kashmir's Shopian district December 19, 2017. (Photo by Danish Ismail/Reuters)



A man dresses as Santa Claus waits to perform along a road in Kolkata, India, December 19, 2017. (Photo by Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters)

A man dresses as Santa Claus waits to perform along a road in Kolkata, India, December 19, 2017. (Photo by Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters)



A man paints a Santa Claus model at a workshop ahead of Christmas celebrations in Kolkata, India, December 8, 2017. (Photo by Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters)

A man paints a Santa Claus model at a workshop ahead of Christmas celebrations in Kolkata, India, December 8, 2017. (Photo by Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters)



Participants wearing Santa Claus caps ride a camel cart during a parade as part of Christmas celebrations in Ahmedabad, India, December 23, 2017. (Photo by Amit Dave/Reuters)

Participants wearing Santa Claus caps ride a camel cart during a parade as part of Christmas celebrations in Ahmedabad, India, December 23, 2017. (Photo by Amit Dave/Reuters)



A woman takes a selfie with a man dressed as Santa Claus during a parade as part of Christmas celebrations in Ahmedabad, India, December 23, 2017. (Photo by Amit Dave/Reuters)

A woman takes a selfie with a man dressed as Santa Claus during a parade as part of Christmas celebrations in Ahmedabad, India, December 23, 2017. (Photo by Amit Dave/Reuters)



A man dressed in a Santa Claus costume waves from inside a school bus during a procession as part of Christmas celebrations in Chandigarh, India December 23, 2017. (Photo by Ajay Verma/Reuters)

A man dressed in a Santa Claus costume waves from inside a school bus during a procession as part of Christmas celebrations in Chandigarh, India December 23, 2017. (Photo by Ajay Verma/Reuters)



A vendor wearing a Santa Claus cap waits for customers in a street ahead of Christmas in Kolkata, India, December 19, 2017. (Photo by Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters)

A vendor wearing a Santa Claus cap waits for customers in a street ahead of Christmas in Kolkata, India, December 19, 2017. (Photo by Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters)



Indian brides pose for photograph before a mass wedding in Surat, India, Sunday, December 24, 2017. 251 young couples, including five Muslim couple and one Cristian couple, tied the knot at the mass wedding hosted by Indian diamond trader Mahesh Savani, who has been funding the weddings of fatherless women in the city of Surat for several years. Weddings in India are expensive affairs with the bride's family traditionally expected to pay the groom a large dowry of cash and gifts. Hundreds of people, mostly family members and neighbors of the couple, are hosted at lavish meals over a number of days adding to the costs. (Photo by Ajit Solanki/AP Photo)

Indian brides pose for photograph before a mass wedding in Surat, India, Sunday, December 24, 2017. 251 young couples, including five Muslim couple and one Cristian couple, tied the knot at the mass wedding hosted by Indian diamond trader Mahesh Savani, who has been funding the weddings of fatherless women in the city of Surat for several years. Weddings in India are expensive affairs with the bride's family traditionally expected to pay the groom a large dowry of cash and gifts. Hundreds of people, mostly family members and neighbors of the couple, are hosted at lavish meals over a number of days adding to the costs. (Photo by Ajit Solanki/AP Photo)



A bride and a groom perform rituals during a mass wedding in Surat, India, Sunday, December 24, 2017. (Photo by Ajit Solanki/AP Photo)

A bride and a groom perform rituals during a mass wedding in Surat, India, Sunday, December 24, 2017. (Photo by Ajit Solanki/AP Photo)



An Indian labourer works on a construction site during heavy smog conditions in New Delhi on December 21, 2017. (Photo by Dominique Faget/AFP Photo)

An Indian labourer works on a construction site during heavy smog conditions in New Delhi on December 21, 2017. (Photo by Dominique Faget/AFP Photo)



A student from the union territory of Pondicherry prepares to take part in the inaugural session of the national Balrang Festival 2017 in Bhopal, India, 20 December 2017. More than 500 participants from 26 states across the country take part in the three-day long cultural event to showcase their performances. The festival organised by Madhya Pradesh School Education Department and Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangralaya. (Photo by Sanjeev Gupta/EPA/EFE)

A student from the union territory of Pondicherry prepares to take part in the inaugural session of the national Balrang Festival 2017 in Bhopal, India, 20 December 2017. More than 500 participants from 26 states across the country take part in the three-day long cultural event to showcase their performances. The festival organised by Madhya Pradesh School Education Department and Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangralaya. (Photo by Sanjeev Gupta/EPA/EFE)
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