India this Week 16, December 2016


Indian Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers take part in the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade during early morning in New Delhi, India, January 15, 2016. (Photo by Anindito Mukherjee/Reuters)



Indian Army soldiers march beside their dogs during the Army Day parade in New Delhi, India, January 15, 2016. (Photo by Anindito Mukherjee/Reuters)



Indian Army soldiers perform a stunt on motorbikes during the Army Day parade in New Delhi, India, January 15, 2016. (Photo by Anindito Mukherjee/Reuters)



Members of the Indian Army band perform during the Army Day parade in New Delhi, India, January 15, 2016. India celebrated the 68th anniversary of the formation of its national army with soldiers from various regiments, and artillery on display on Friday. (Photo by Anindito Mukherjee/Reuters)



A Hindu devotee holds a candle and burning incense sticks as she prays after taking a dip in the waters of river Howrah on the occasion of Makar Sankranti festival on the outskirts of Agartala, India, January 15, 2016. Makar Sankranti is an auspicious festival celebrated by Hindus across the country that marks the start of the harvest season. (Photo by Jayanta Dey/Reuters)



A Hindu pilgrim uses a mobile phone to take pictures of her relative at the confluence of the river Ganges and the Bay of Bengal on the occasion of "Makar Sankranti" festival at Sagar Island, south of Kolkata, India, January 15, 2016. (Photo by Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters)



Devotees prepare ritual rice dishes to offer to the Hindu Sun God as they attend Pongal celebrations at a slum in Mumbai, India, January 15, 2016. (Photo by Danish Siddiqui/Reuters)



Devotees pray as they prepare ritual rice dishes to offer to the Hindu Sun God during Pongal celebrations at a slum in Mumbai, India, January 15, 2016. (Photo by Danish Siddiqui/Reuters)



A devotee reacts to smoke as others prepare ritual rice dishes to offer to the Hindu Sun God as they attend Pongal celebrations at a slum in Mumbai, India, January 15, 2016. (Photo by Danish Siddiqui/Reuters)



Girls react to smoke as their mother prepares ritual rice dish to offer to the Hindu Sun God as they attend Pongal celebrations at a slum in Mumbai, India, January 15, 2016. (Photo by Danish Siddiqui/Reuters)



Devotees prepare ritual rice dishes to offer to the Hindu Sun God as they attend Pongal celebrations at a slum in Mumbai, India, January 15, 2016. (Photo by Danish Siddiqui/Reuters)



Devotees stand in line to collect utensils and ingredients for preparing ritual rice dishes to offer to the Hindu Sun God as they attend Pongal celebrations at a slum in Mumbai, India, January 15, 2016. (Photo by Danish Siddiqui/Reuters)



A devotees lights fire as she prepares ritual rice dish to offer to the Hindu Sun God as they attend Pongal celebrations at a slum in Mumbai, India, January 15, 2016. (Photo by Danish Siddiqui/Reuters)



Hindu pilgrims gather to offer prayers at the confluence of the river Ganges and the Bay of Bengal on the occasion of "Makar Sankranti" festival at Sagar Island, south of Kolkata, India, January 15, 2016. (Photo by Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters)



Hindu pilgrims rest in blankets before taking a dip at the confluence of the river Ganges and the Bay of Bengal on the occasion of "Makar Sankranti" festival at Sagar Island, south of Kolkata, India, January 15, 2016. Makar Sankranti is an auspicious festival celebrated by Hindus across the country that marks the start of the harvest season. (Photo by Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters)



A Tamil devotee prays during the Thai Pongal harvest festival at a temple in Colombo January 15, 2016.The Tamil festival of Thai Pongal is a thanksgiving ceremony in which the farmers thank the spirits of nature, the sun and the farm animals for their assistance in providing a successful harvest. (Photo by Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters)



Hindu pilgrims seek blessings from a cow after taking a dip at the confluence of the river Ganges and the Bay of Bengal, ahead of the "Makar Sankranti" festival at Sagar Island, south of Kolkata, India, January 14, 2016. (Photo by Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters)



A Hindu pilgrim walks back after taking a dip at the confluence of the river Ganges and the Bay of Bengal, ahead of the "Makar Sankranti" festival at Sagar Island, south of Kolkata, India, January 14, 2016. (Photo by Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters)



Hindu pilgrims walk back after taking a dip at the confluence of the river Ganges and the Bay of Bengal, ahead of the "Makar Sankranti" festival at Sagar Island, south of Kolkata, India, January 14, 2016. Hindu monks and pilgrims are making their annual trip to Sagar Island for the one-day festival of "Makar Sankranti" on Friday. (Photo by Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters)



An Indian man carries a calf over a bonfire as part of the Makara Sankranthi or Pongal festival celebrations in Bangalore, India, Friday, January 15, 2016. Cows and bulls are decorated with bright colors during the Hindu festival of thanksgiving that is celebrated after the harvesting season. (Photo by Jagadeesh N.V./EPA)





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