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Boys ride a motorbike on their way back home after taking a bath in a canal at Chachura village, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh April 4, 2012. REUTERS/Parivartan Sharma


A woman pumps mustard oil in the right ear of a two-year old girl, who according to her mother is suffering from Mithua or Protein-Energy Malnutrition (PEM), along a roadside in Kaudihar town in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh April 8, 2012. The woman claims she possesses divine powers, tries to cure PEM by pouring mustard oil in ears and pumps them with an aluminuim rod using her mouth. PEM is due to a deficiency of proteins, carbohydrates and fats in the diet. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash


A villager balances his motorbike in a boat as he crosses the river Bhitarkanika at Gupti village in the eastern Indian state of Orissa March 28, 2012. A plan to form a joint development bank by the BRICS group of the world's most powerful emerging economies will have a hard time getting off the ground and would struggle to match the World Bank's expertise, World Bank President Robert Zoellick said. Picture taken March 28, 2012. To match Interview WORLDBANK-ZOELLICK/BRICS REUTERS/Parivartan Sharma


A monkey rests on a window of a train in Kolkata on March 15, 2012. India's railway minister said he aimed to reduce deaths to zero on the nation's accident-plagued rail lines as he announced the annual budget for the crumbling network.The train system has a notoriously bad accident record, with a recent official report revealing almost 15,000 people are killed every year crossing rail tracks.AFP PHOTO/Dibyangshu SARKAR


Railway workers push a wagon loaded with coal back to its track after it derailed at Sabarmati power house in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad. REUTERS/Amit Dave


Stray bulls fight on a roadside as a man watches at Dadri town in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh March 24, 2012. REUTERS/Parivartan Sharma


A boy performs a stunt with the rim of a bicycle during a religious procession to mark the Hindu Navratri festival in Jammu March 31, 2012. Devotees worship various forms of Hindu goddesses during the festival, whose name literally means nine nights. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta


Firefighters gesture towards the fire at a market in Kolkata March 22, 2012. Hundreds of shops were destroyed in a major fire that broke out at Hatibagan market in the old quarters of Kolkata. No casualties have been reported and the cause of the fire is unknown, local media reported on Thursday. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri


Hippopotamuses cool off in a pond at a zoo on a hot day in New Delhi April 4, 2012. The temperature reached 37 degrees Celsius (98.6 degrees Fahrenheit) in New Delhi, local media reported on Wednesday. REUTERS/B Mathur


An Indian Hindu devotees dressed as Lord Shiva rides on a motorcycle before a Maha Shivaratri procession in Amritsar on February 20, 2012. The festival of Maha Shivaratri is marked with fasting and prayer offerings in a night long vigil. AFP PHOTO / NARINDER NANU


Bhartiya Chaitanya Party candidate for the Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) Sham Lal Gandhi holds a part of Television during his election campaign on bicycle, in Amritsar. AFP PHOTO/NARINDER NANU


Policemen keep watch during a protest rally organised by various trade unions in Mumbai, February 28, 2012. Millions of workers of all political hues will go on strike across the country on Tuesday to express their anger at soaring prices and to back demands for improved rights for employees, trade unions and political activists said. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui


Visitors wait in a queue to view at the annual the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival in Mumbai on February 9, 2012. The nine-day art festival held every year featuring a variety of arts, cultures and culionary delights from its inception in 1999, has grown in stature and popularity, attracting visitors and participants from other parts of the country and the world. AFP PHOTO/Indranil MUKHERJEE


A commando of the National Security Guards (NSG) displays his skills at their new Regional Hub in Mumbai on February 23, 2012. Union Home Minister P Chidambaram formally inaugurated the National Security Guards (NSG) facility during a visit. AFP PHOTO/Punit PARANJPE


An Indian student performs the Haryanvi dance during a sports day closing ceremony at a college for women in Amritsar on February 11, 2012. The function was organised by the college to promote sports and multi-cultural activities among youth. AFP PHOTO/NARINDER NANU


Indian security personnel sit in the empty stands during the womens field hockey match between South Africa and Poland of the FIH London 2012 Olympic Hockey qualifying tournament at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium in in New Delhi on February 18, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Indranil MUKHERJEE


Models display creations by designer Pia Pauro on the second day of Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) summer resort 2012 in Mumbai on March 3, 2012. AFP PHOTO / STR


Indian policeman walks across the roof of a vehicle following clashes between lawyers and media representatives outside The City Civil Court in Bangalore on March 2, 2012. Journalists and lawyers clashed outside the court in the southern Indian city during proceedings against former Karnataka tourism minister. G. Janardhana Reddy, who was appearing at the CBI Fasttrack Court in connection with an alleged mining scandal. AFP PHOTO/STR


Children run as fireworks explode during a procession to mark Eid-e-Milad-ul-Nabi, or birthday celebrations of Prophet Mohammad, in Mumbai February 5, 2012. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui


A macaque, carrying a baby monkey over its back, balances between two power lines above a parking lot in an office building in downtown New Delhi on January 31, 2012. Thousands of monkeys live on the rooftops of downtown Delhi. Despite considered a nuisance they cannot be killed because many Indians see them as sacred. AFP PHOTO/Roberto SCHMIDT


A traditional cock fight takes place during the Joonbeel festival in Morigaon district of Assam some 60 km from Guwahati city, northeast India on January 20, 2012. Hundreds of tribal communities like Tiwa, Karbi, Khasi, and Jaintia from nearby hills come in large numbers to take part in the festival exchange goods through barter rather than money. Community fishing is also held during this festival. The significant point of this festival is its theme of harmony and brotherhood amongst various tribes and communities. During the three day long Jonbeel festival these tribes and communities perform traditional dances and play music. AFP PHOTO/STR


Visitors sit behind a sculpture titled \"Small Things\" by Australian artist Sam Jinks at the India Art Fair in New Delhi January 29, 2012. The fourth edition of the India Art Fair, which is held from January 26 to January 29, showcases artworks by hundreds of artists from India and around the world. REUTERS/Parivartan Sharma


Children dressed as Mahatma Gandhi arrive on a bus to take part in a peace march in Kolkata January 29, 2012. Four hundred and eighty-five children from the Training Resource and Care for Kids (T.R.A.C.K.S), a charity for single mothers and children living without support at railway stations, took part in a peace march on Sunday in an attempt to create a Guinness World Record for being the largest gathering of people dressed as Mahatma Gandhi. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri


A rescue worker jumps out of a derailed coach of a passenger train in Bangapara village near the northeastern city of Guwahati February 3, 2012. At least three people were killed and dozens injured in a train accident on Friday after seven coaches of a passenger train derailed after colliding with an excavator at an unmanned crossing in the Kamrup district of India's northeastern state of Assam, local media reported. REUTERS/Utpal Baruah


A rickshaw puller is reflected on the installed mirrors of his rickshaw as he waits for passengers on a street in the eastern Indian city of Patna, in Bihar state January 21, 2012. When India launched reforms to open up its state-stifled economy 20 years ago, many states surged ahead, leaving behind the 3.5 percent \"Hindu rate of growth\" that had plagued the decades after the country's independence from Britain in 1947, and with it Bihar. Picture taken January 21, 2012. To match Insight INDIA-BIHAR/ REUTERS/Adnan Abidi


A Sufi Kalandar (wandering ascetic) performs an act of self torture during devotion at the annual Urs (death anniversary) of Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti in Ajmer on June 2, 2011. Also known as Gharib Nawaz or 'Benefactor of the Poor', he established the Chisti order on the Indian subcontinent and is the most famous Sufi saint of the Chishti Order in the region. AFP PHOTO/ STR


Ramu, a 7-months-old mokey scratches as he rests with his dog friend Kalu in Sonahat, 29 May 2003 an Indian village on the border with Bangladesh. Indian troops on the border with Bangladesh are getting some unusual help in their patrols as Ramu, sitting on his canine friend's back accompanies troops each day on patrol. AFP PHOTO


An Indian child carries the head of Mahisasura, who is killed by the goddess Durga in Hindu mythology, after the immersion of idols in the river Mahananda during the Dusshera or Vijaya Dashami Festival, the final day of the Durga Puja festival, in Siliguri on October 17, 2010. Durga Puja, the annual Hindu festival that involves worship of the goddess Durga who symbolizes power and the triumph of good over evil in Hindu mythology, culminates in the immersion of idols in bodies of water. AFP PHOTO/Diptendu DUTTA


An Indian man participates in a bicycle balancing competition during 71st Rural Olympics Games 2006 in the village of Kila Raipur in the northern Indian state of Punjab, on 18 February 2006. The games are a composite of sports and cultural events, including bullock cart race, kabaddi, loading and unloading of tractor trailer and wrestling, as well as musical and dramatic presentaions.


An unidentified nomadic indian woman jolts her performing monkey into action in a performance for passersby on a street in Mumbai, 11 December 2006. Street performers are a common sight in Indian cities.


An Indian Sadhu (Hindu holy man) performs a routine exercise in Kolkata, 10 January 2006. Thousands of Hindu pilgrims have started to converge for the Gangasagar Mela which will be held 14 January, on the occasion of Makar Sankranti, a holy day of the Hindu calendar, at the confluence of the River Ganges and the Bay of Bengal, some 150 kms south of Kolkata.


An Indian riot policeman helps a fellow policeman as he climbs a wall adorned with movie posters while taking positions during a violent demonstration in Gurgaon, a New Delhi suburb, 26 July 2005. Indian riot police and workers of the Indian unit of Japan's Honda Motor clashed for a second day on New Delhi's outskirts after nearly 130 people were injured in pitched battles on 25 July, officials said. AFP PHOTO/Manan VATSYAYANA


Assam state Zoo veterinarian Bijoy Gogoi carries a tranquilised leopard from a well in Guwahati on March 28, 2009, after the animal fell into the well in a village on the outskirts of the north-eastern Indian city. The fully grown female leopard was later taken to the Guwahati Zoo, becoming the second leopard to have been rescued from this particular area of the city in a month. Earlier another leopard was rescued on March 15. AFP PHOTO/STR


An Indian youth jumps into the Arabian sea during high tide while the landmark Gateway of India monument is seen in the background in Mumbai on June 16, 2010. India's monsoon, the annual downpour crucial to farmers and national economic growth, hit the western Indian city of Mumbai this week with hopes high for better rains than last year. The Indian government is hoping for a good monsoon to tame soaring food prices after last year's drought, the worst in 37 years, brought poor harvests and despair to farmers. AFP PHOTO/ Sajjad HUSSAIN


An elephant crosses a railway track which runs through the Mahananda Wildlife sanctuary on the outskirts of Siliguri in west Bengal on September 16, 2010. Shrinking forests and encroachment on elephant territory causes multiple deaths per year in the elephant-human conflict, due to poaching, crop protection and other accidents, including vehicle-elephant collisions. AFP PHOTO/Diptendu DUTTA


An Indian langur monkey takes a nap on a PVC pipe in Ahmedabad on October 18, 2010. AFP PHOTO/ Sam PANTHAKY


A man takes a nap on a bed being transported by cycle rickshaw driver in Amritsar on March 7, 2010. These labourers earn approximately 100 rupees (USD 2.48) per day. Eighty-six percent of working Indians earn less than 20 rupees or half a dollar a day, untouched by the country's blistering economic growth, a government-backed study said recently. Out of 457 million workers, 395 million are employed in the so-called unorganised sector, in areas such as agriculture, construction, weaving and fishing, the study found. TOPSHOTS/AFP PHOTO/NARINDER NANU


Indian commuters ride through a downpour of heavy rain in Hyderabad on August 19, 2011. Monsoon rains are a key factor for global commodities markets, strengthening the output of various crops in India, which could help bring relief to Asia's third-largest economy in its battle with high food prices. AFP PHOTO/Noah SEELAM


A troop of monkeys relax on an airconditioning outlet on a building at The Ministry of Health Complex in New Delhi on November 29, 2008. Monkeys are an intergral part of life in the Indian capital, where they live in thousands of numbers. AFP PHOTO/RAVEENDRAN