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Northeastern girls getting commando training at the Delhi Police Training Centre, Jharoda Kalan on September 4, 2017 in New Delhi, India. (Photo by Manoj Verma/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Northeastern girls getting commando training at the Delhi Police Training Centre, Jharoda Kalan on September 4, 2017 in New Delhi, India. For the first time ever, Delhi Police are providing commando training to 40 young women from the Northeast. Once the commando training is over, these girls will be a part of the «Parakram Vans», an initiative taken by Delhi Police against terrorism. (Photo by Manoj Verma/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
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22 Sep 2017 07:27:00
Family members of a taxi driver offer prayer in front of their taxi during the Vishwakarma Puja or the festival of the Hindu deity of architecture and machinery in Kolkata, India, September 17, 2017. (Photo by Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters)

Family members of a taxi driver offer prayer in front of their taxi during the Vishwakarma Puja or the festival of the Hindu deity of architecture and machinery in Kolkata, India, September 17, 2017. (Photo by Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters)
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22 Sep 2017 07:09:00
A child plays beside an idol of the Hindu god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, the day after it was immersed in the Yamuna river for the Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Delhi, India September 6, 2017. (Photo by Cathal McNaughton/Reuters)

A child plays beside an idol of the Hindu god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, the day after it was immersed in the Yamuna river for the Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Delhi, India September 6, 2017. (Photo by Cathal McNaughton/Reuters)
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11 Sep 2017 07:42:00
Indian Hindu devotees carry an idol of the elephant-headed Hindu deity Ganesha for immersion in a temporary pond near Sangam in Allahabad on September 4, 2017. The Ganesh Chaturthi festival is a popular 11-day religious festival which is annually celebrated across India. (Photo by Sanjay Kanojia/AFP Photo)

Indian Hindu devotees carry an idol of the elephant-headed Hindu deity Ganesha for immersion in a temporary pond near Sangam in Allahabad on September 4, 2017. The Ganesh Chaturthi festival is a popular 11-day religious festival which is annually celebrated across India. (Photo by Sanjay Kanojia/AFP Photo)
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06 Sep 2017 09:17:00
A woman wades through a flooded village in the eastern state of Bihar, India August 22, 2017. (Photo by Cathal McNaughton/Reuters)

A woman wades through a flooded village in the eastern state of Bihar, India August 22, 2017. (Photo by Cathal McNaughton/Reuters)
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30 Aug 2017 07:22:00
This August 28, 2017 photo shows eight-year-old Indian girl Bharti performing a balancing act on a rope during a street show in Batala, India. Travelling Indian performers, who earn a meagre income from putting on shows on the streets, often scout areas to gather a large street audience who then give money on a collection plate at the end of the show. (Photo by Narinder Nanu/AFP Photo)

This August 28, 2017 photo shows eight-year-old Indian girl Bharti performing a balancing act on a rope during a street show in Batala, India. Travelling Indian performers, who earn a meagre income from putting on shows on the streets, often scout areas to gather a large street audience who then give money on a collection plate at the end of the show. (Photo by Narinder Nanu/AFP Photo)
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30 Aug 2017 07:09:00
Forest guards chase away a rhino that strayed into a residential area after floods forced animals to escape the Kaziranga National park in Nagaon district, in the northeastern state of Assam, August 15, 2017. (Photo by Anuwar Hazarika/Reuters)

Forest guards chase away a rhino that strayed into a residential area after floods forced animals to escape the Kaziranga National park in Nagaon district, in the northeastern state of Assam, August 15, 2017. (Photo by Anuwar Hazarika/Reuters)
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22 Aug 2017 08:00:00
Once applied, the designs are washed using warm water and cow dung. Herbs are applied to promote faster healing. (Photo by Ronny Sen/WaterAid/The Guardian)

For more than 2,000 years, women from the Baiga tribe in the highland district of Dindori, in central India’s Madhya Pradesh state, have been tattooed. Sumintra, 25, from Bona village, has the markings across her forehead, legs and arms. The women who work as tattoo artists are knowledgable about the different types of designs and pigments preferred by various tribes, and their meanings are passed to them by their mothers. The tattooing ‘season’ begins with the approach of winter. (Photo by Ronny Sen/WaterAid/The Guardian)
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19 Aug 2017 08:48:00