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Women cry as they look for reusable household materials after fire broke at slums in Kadivali area of Mumbai, India, Monday, Dec. 7, 2015. Hundreds of homes were reportedly destroyed as fire tenders labored to reach the source in the heavily congested area. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)

Women cry as they look for reusable household materials after fire broke at slums in Kadivali area of Mumbai, India, Monday, December 7, 2015. Hundreds of homes were reportedly destroyed as fire tenders labored to reach the source in the heavily congested area. (Photo by Rajanish Kakade/AP Photo)
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09 Dec 2015 08:01:00
Indian underprivileged and specially abled grooms and brides in traditional marriage attire arrives to take part in a mass marriage ceremony in Mumbai, India, 29 May 2016. Around 51 couples got married during the ceremony which was organized by Narayan Seva Sansthan, for the underprivileged and specially abled people. From this 51 couples, both the partners are physically disabled in 22 couples, one partner is physically disabled in seven couples and 22 couples are from underprivileged circumstances. (Photo by Divyakant Solanki/EPA)

Indian underprivileged and specially abled grooms and brides in traditional marriage attire arrives to take part in a mass marriage ceremony in Mumbai, India, 29 May 2016. Around 51 couples got married during the ceremony which was organized by Narayan Seva Sansthan, for the underprivileged and specially abled people. From this 51 couples, both the partners are physically disabled in 22 couples, one partner is physically disabled in seven couples and 22 couples are from underprivileged circumstances. (Photo by Divyakant Solanki/EPA)
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31 May 2016 11:48:00
“I’m not scared of breaking the fourth wall”, Wallace has said of the photos where the subject is clearly aware of him taking the shot. “If they are looking at you in a photograph most photographers will think, oh, that’s not a good image. (But) people like to be involved and in the picture. You can see what they are thinking, see them talking”. (Photo by Dougie Wallace/The Guardian)

In Dougie Wallace’s photos of Mumbai taxis, the chatter, yelling, and constant horns of the city are almost audible. A selection of his images is on show at Gayfield Creative Spaces, Edinburgh, as part of the Retina photography festival until 30 July. For four years, the Glasgow-born Wallace focused his photos on one kind of taxi in particular: the Premier Padmini, a 1960s workhorse painted in black and yellow. Locally known as “Kaali-Peeli”, there were once more than 60,000 of them in the Indian city. But thanks to laws restricting pollution, the cars now are fast disappearing from Mumbai’s streets. (Photo by Dougie Wallace/The Guardian)
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13 Jul 2016 13:50:00
Windows and doors of an old residential building are pictured in central Mumbai October 10, 2014. The cost for buying a residential apartment in Mumbai close to the city centre ranges from 12,000 Indian rupees ($ 200) per square feet to 112,552 Indian rupees ($ 1800) per square feet. (Photo by Danish Siddiqui/Reuters)

In Mumbai, the windows of new high-rise apartment blocks, old low-rise residential buildings and shantytown shacks portray the disparity in living conditions and incomes in the Indian city. Rents for a place to live range from more than $2,000 to less than $5 a month. Here: Windows and doors of an old residential building are pictured in central Mumbai October 10, 2014. The cost for buying a residential apartment in Mumbai close to the city centre ranges from 12,000 Indian rupees ($ 200) per square feet to 112,552 Indian rupees ($ 1800) per square feet. (Photo by Danish Siddiqui/Reuters)
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23 Apr 2015 12:29:00
The designers are encouraged to speak to the driver they are designing for, develop a relationship and work from there: “One can’t tell the story of the other if they don’t know one-another”, they say. (Photo by Sandesh Parulkar/Taxi Fabric/The Guardian)

India’s classic Ambassador taxis and juddery auto rickshaws are iconic sights in the cities of the subcontinent. In Mumbai, one project has been using them as canvases for Indian graphic designers, giving them the opportunity to design new interiors for the vehicles. (Photo by Taxi Fabric/The Guardian)
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06 Feb 2016 12:50:00
A model presents a creation by Indian designer Monisha Jaising during the grand finale of Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Winter/Festive 2018, in Mumbai, India, 26 August 2018. (Photo by Divyakant Solanki/EPA/EFE)

A model presents a creation by Indian designer Monisha Jaising during the grand finale of Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Winter/Festive 2018, in Mumbai, India, 26 August 2018. (Photo by Divyakant Solanki/EPA/EFE)
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31 Aug 2018 00:03:00
A clown checks her phone as she waits outside the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, in Mexico City, Monday, December 14, 2015. (Photo by Rebecca Blackwell/AP Photo)

A clown checks her phone as she waits outside the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, in Mexico City, Monday, December 14, 2015. Hundreds of clowns belonging to various clown associations made their annual pilgrimage to the Basilica on Monday to pay their respects to the Virgin of Guadalupe, Mexico's patron saint. (Photo by Rebecca Blackwell/AP Photo)
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16 Dec 2015 08:05:00
Remarkable discoveries were made, like the decapitated head of a bronze statue of Roman emperor Augustus, sacked from a raid on Roman garrisons further north in Egypt. Here: A group visiting the excavations at Meroë, including (from left) Midwinter Bey, director of Sudan Railways; Lord Kitchener; General Sir Francis Reginald Wingate, Sirdar of the Egyptian Army; Professor Archibald Sayce; John Garstang; and Lady Catherine Wingate, 1911. (Photo by Garstang Museum of Archaeology)

The city of Meroë laid undiscovered for two millennia before British archaeologist John Garstang excavated it in the early 20th century. Garstang took the radical decision to document his discoveries with photography – and immortalised an ancient world. “Meroë: Africa’s Forgotten Empire” is being shown until 14 September at Garstang Museum of Archaeology, Liverpool. Here: A group visiting the excavations at Meroë, including (from left) Midwinter Bey, director of Sudan Railways; Lord Kitchener; General Sir Francis Reginald Wingate, Sirdar of the Egyptian Army; Professor Archibald Sayce; John Garstang; and Lady Catherine Wingate, 1911. (Photo by Garstang Museum of Archaeology)
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15 Jun 2016 14:49:00