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Last updated on: June 15, 2011 09:20 IST

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In this concluding part of a two part series, we present another collection of unusual images telling unique stories about India.

See Part 1: IN PHOTOS: The unique glimpses from India

In this picture, a man with a skeletal design painted on him gestures to show the ill effects of smoking and drinking during a function to mark the founding day of Maharashtra in Mumbai.


Photograph: Arko Datta/Reuters

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A Nihang or Sikh warrior performs the Gatkha, a traditional form of martial arts, during a cultural programme in Chandigarh in this September 18, 2009 file photo.

Photograph: Ajay Verma/Reuters



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A child holds a human skull in his mouth as he begs on a street during the celebrations of 'Chitra Shankranti' in Siliguri in this April 9, 2007 file photo.

Photograph: Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters



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A boy dressed as a tortoise crawls on the floor during a fancy dress competition in Kolkata in this May 12, 2007 file photo.

Photograph: Parth Sanyal/Reuters



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Members of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals imprison themselves in a small cage during a demonstration against what they say is the ill-treatment of chickens by fast food chain Kentucky Fried Chicken in Kolkata in this August 11, 2006 file photo.

Photograph: Parth Sanyal/Reuters



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A six-year-old Hindu devotee, with his mouth pierced with a trident, takes part in an annual religious procession called Shitla Mata in Chandigarh, in this August 13, 2006 file photo.

Photograph: Ajay Verma/Reuters



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A Hindu devotee attends the annual festival of Shiva Gajan on the outskirts of Siliguri on April 13, 2008. Worshippers offer prayers to the Lord Shiva to mark the Bengali year-end.

Photograph: Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters



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A man pushes a bicycle as a bus passes by along a flooded road after heavy rainfall in Mumbai on August 6, 2006.

Photograph: Punit Paranjpe/Reuters



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An 18-year-old who gave his name as 'B-boy Optimum' performs a stunt along the sea face at Marine Drive as monsoon clouds gather over Mumbai on June 5, 2011.

The boy belongs to a small group called "The Illegal Breakers" who travel from the far northern suburbs of Mumbai to the city on weekends to perform breakdancing and other stunts in public places.


Photograph: Vivek Prakash/Reuters



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A man looks out of his auto rickshaw as he drives through foam overflowing from a drain outside a factory, in Ahmedabad on June 5, 2011.

Photograph: Amit Dave/Reuters



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Vendors selling fruits and clothes wait for customers at their stalls under a parked truck, on a roadside in Kolkata on May 28, 2011.

Photograph: Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters



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Ajay Nath, a performer from West Bengal, performs a stunt as he rides a bike on the walls of a 'Maut Ka Kuan' or a Well of Death or at a fair in Srinagar on May 23, 2011.

The performers earn their livelihood by performing daredevil stunts by driving their bikes and cars on the walls of the "Well of Death" and attract a large number of spectators from all walks of life.


Photograph: Fayaz Kabli/Reuters



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A boat security guard takes a nap on the dried banks of river Sabarmati on a hot day in Ahmedabad on May 21, 2011.

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A boy cools off on a hot summer day in the waters of Dal Lake in Srinagar on May 19, 2011.

Photograph: Fayaz Kabli/Reuters



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Devotees lie on a road as they worship Sheetala Mata, the Hindu goddess of smallpox, during the Sheetala Puja in Kolkata on May 7, 2011. During the puja, women fast for the whole day to pray for the betterment of their family and society.

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A vendor arranges vegetables next to a parked road roller on a roadside in Kolkata on March 31, 2011.

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