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Painted storks fly in a sequence. Photo: PTI


A white tiger refreshes after a siesta at Delhi Zoo. Photo: V. V. Krishnan
 

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Crowned Crane at the Delhi Zoological Park. Photo: V. V. Krishnan
 

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Royal Bengal tigress Swati with its 5-day-old cub at Assam State Zoo in Guwahati. Photo: PTI



A Khasi girl stores the first harvest of the season in a cabbage field in East Khasi hills, Meghalaya. Photo: Ritu Raj Konwar


A worker dries copra at a small scale farm near Kochi, Kerala. Photo: K. K. Mustafah.
 

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College girls participate in a lamp arrangement competition organized as part of Deepavali celebrations in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh. Photo: V. Raju



Soldiers of the Central Reserve Police Force salute during a passing out parade on the outskirts of Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir. Photo: AP


Siberian migratory birds at Sangam in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh. Photo: PTI



a honey bee sits on a beautiful flower at a roadside flower shop in Dindigul, Tamil Nadu. Photo: G. Karthikeyan
 

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Traditional sweets on sale in Coimbatore for Deepavali. Photo: M. Periasamy.




People across the country decorate their homes with colourful items like these lamps on sale in Nagpur. Photo: PTI




Even people from the insurgency-hit areas of Jammu& Kashmir adorn their homes with artificial flowers and pray for prosperity on this festival. Photo: AP



Fire crackers illuminate the sky as part of Deepavali celebrations in Khammam, Andhra Pradesh. Photo: G. N. Rao
 

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A beautiful lamp arrangement done in Hyderabad for the festival of lights. Photo: P. V. Sivakumar



The festival, traditionally seen a big spending occasion, witnesses spectacular light illumination in commercial areas such as the one on this street in Bangalore. Photo: K. Murali Kumar.
 

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Muslim girls light lamps to wish Happy Deepavali on the eve of the festival in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Photo: PTI
 

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The exclusive dining table of the Nizam, which now serves 101 guests.


The Falakhnuma Palace was the royal residence of Nizam Mehboob Ali Khan, the sixth Nizam of Hyderabad. Now, The Taj Hotels have restored and renovated the palace which was once the sole preserve of visiting royalty like King Edward VIII and the Russian Tsar -Nicholas II.



U.S. President Barack Obama addresses a joint sitting of Parliament in New Delhi. Photo: AP
 

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The U.S. President's tribute in the visitor's book at Rajghat. Photo: PTI


Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and U.S. President Barack Obama at the delegation-level talks at Hyderabad House. Photo: PTI



U.S. President Barack Obama turns to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as he addresses a joint press conference at Hyderabad House in New Delhi. Photo: PTI


The U.S. President and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh greet each other after the joint press conference. Photo: PTI
 

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U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama with President Pratibha Patil, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his wife Gursharan Kaur during a ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Photo: V.V.Krishnan




The U.S. President inspects the guard of honour during his ceremonial welcome at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. Photo: PTI



The Obamas pay floral tributes at the Mahatma Gandhi Samadhi at Rajghat. Photo: S. Subramanium
 

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People crowd a wholesale market selling flowers in Kolkata on Deepavali day. Photo: AP




The Bombay Stock Exchange building stands lit up on Deepavali in Mumbai. Photo: AP
 

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BSF DIG Sanjeev Bhanot presents sweets to Pakistani rangers wing commander Shanawaz on the occasion of Deepavali at the Wagha-Attari border in Amritsar. Photo: PTI



The Chatrapathi Shivaji Railway Terminus is all decked up for Deepavali and on the eve of U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to Mumbai. Photo: AP



A billboard depicting U.S. President Barack Obama stands on Marine Drive in Mumbai on Deepavali day. Photo: AP
 

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Children celebrating Deepavali in Srinagar. Photo: PTI



Central Reserve Police Force personnel celebrate Deepavali in Srinagar. Photo: Nissar Ahmad



BSF soldiers celebrate Deepavali at their camp in Bikaner. Photo: PTI
 

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Huge waves lash the Puducherry shoreline as a result of the formation of a cyclonic storm. Photo: T. Singaravelou


People celebrate Deepavali in Gurgaon. Photo: PTI



People play with sparklers to celebrate Deepavali in Allahabad. Photo: AP
 

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Artist Sudarsan Pattnaik creates a sand art to welcome US President Obama at Puri beach, Orissa. Photo: PTI




Young girls sort saffron flowers at a field at Pampore on the outskirts of Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir. Photo: PTI




An illuminated Golden Temple in connection with Deepavali celebrations. Photo: PTI
 

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A man holds his baby during prayers at Swaminarayan temple during 'Annakut' festival in Kolkata, West Bengal. Photo: PTI







The Akshardham temple stands illuminated with lamps and light in due to Deepavali celebrations at Gandhinagar, Gujarat. Photo: AP




Asiatic Lions greet visitors in Nehru Zoological Park in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. Photo: Mohammed Yousuf
 

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The Metropolitan Transport Corporation (MTC) started operating special buses for school students on select routes from November 1.



Over 5.5 lakh school students in the city hit the road every day. Of that, over two lakh depend on the Metropolitan Transport Corporation buses. The already crowded buses do not stop at certain stops, making it difficult for students to reach their school on time. Photo: M. Karunakaran
 

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US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh greet each other after addressing a joint press conference at Hyderabad House in New Delhi. Photo: PTI




A fisherman looks towards the Bay of Bengal, as he walks on boats on the shore at Mypadu beach in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh. The Meteorological Department said the Cyclone weakened into a deep depression. Photo: AP




Fishermen return home after a day's work at Sangam, the confluence of three rivers, in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh. Photo: PTI

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Women contingent of Chandigarh Police take part in the raising day parade in Chandigarh. Photo: Akhilesh Kumar




A family look out to the sea shortly after sunset in Kovalam, Kerala. Photo:

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BSF jawans patrol a street ahead of the fifth phase of Bihar Assembly polls, at Janipur in Patna. Photo: PTI
 

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Indian shooter Gagan Narang poses for photographers after winning silver in the men's 10m air rifle event. Photo: PTI



From top to bottom- Shooters Gagan Narang, Abhinav Bindra and Sanjeev Rajput aim at the targets in men's 10m air rifle team event at the Aoti Shooting Range. India won silver in the team event. Photo: PTI
 

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Indian shooter Vijay Kumar shows his Bronze Medal after he won the men's 10m air Pistol event. Photo: PTI



India's Pankaj Advani plays a shot during the finals of Men's English Billiards singles event. Advani went on to win gold. Photo: PTI
 

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