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IN PHOTOS: 17 shades of India

December 31, 2015 08:23 IST
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These photographs show India in various colours and moods in 2015.

A sadhu takes 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. Hindu monks and pilgrims make their annual trip to Sagar Island for the one-day festival. Photograph: Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters


Indian policemen rehearse for the Republic Day parade on a foggy winter morning in New Delhi. Photograph: Ahmad Masood /Reuters


A man controls a ball during his soccer practice in a public park on a foggy morning in Agartala, Tripura. Photograph: Jayanta Dey/Reuters


A man reacts as coloured water is splashed on him during Holi celebrations in Chennai. Photograph: Reuters


A general view of a residential area is pictured during dusk at Jodhpur in Rajasthan. Jodhpur is also known as the blue city. The colour, residents say, was used to show where the highest caste of priestly Hindus live, who wanted to set themselves apart from the rest of the population. Later, the rest of the population followed suit. Another reason for the city to be blue is to keep the buildings cool during the summers. Photograph: Adnan Abidi/Reuters


A girl cools off herself in the waters of the river Ganges during a hot summer morning in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh. During the peak of summer this year, temperatures in northern India reached as high as 46°C, according to metrological department website. Parts of south and east India also reeled under 47°C for seven straight days. Photograph: Jitendra Prakash/Reuters


Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets the audience after addressing the nation from the Red Fort during Independence Day celebrations in Delhi. In the background is the Jama Masjid. Photograph: Adnan Abidi/Reuters


Traffic moves in front of the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus station in Mumbai as it is illuminated with the colours of the Indian flag on Independence Day. Photograph: Shailesh Andrade/Reuters


An Indian army soldier stands in front of the wreckage of a MiG-21 Bison aircraft of the Indian Air Force after it crashed in Soibugh in Budgam district of Kashmir. The pilot of the aircraft ejected safely. Photograph: Danish Ismail/Reuters


A devotee carries a Ganesh idol to be immersed into the river Yamuna on the last day of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival in New Delhi. Photograph: Adnan Abidi/Reuters


People perform garba during celebrations to mark the Navratri festival at Surat in Gujarat. Photograph: Amit Dave/Reuters


A flood-affected couple sits along a flooded roadside under a poster bearing a photograph of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa in Chennai. Photograph: Anindito Mukherjee/Reuters


A man pulls his camel as he sits in an autorickshaw during a dust storm in Ahmedabad. Photograph: Amit Dave/Reuters


A policewoman tries to stop a member of the All India Mahila Congress, the women’s wing of the Congress, who was trying to cross over a barricade, during a protest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi. Photograph: Adnan Abidi/Reuters


A government employee is hit by dyed water from a water cannon used by police to disperse protesters during a demonstration in Srinagar. Photograph: Danish Ismail/Reuters


Buffalos escape a fire on a patch of land by the Yamuna river on a hot summer day in New Delhi. Photograph: Anindito Mukherjee/Reuters


A devotee takes a selfie while sitting on a boat before offering prayers to the rising sun in the waters of Yamuna river during Chatt Puja in New Delhi. Photograph: Anindito Mukherjee/Reuters


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