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From Beijing to US, the world twists and bends on Yoga Day

Last updated on: June 21, 2016 14:23 IST
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People across the world woke up to an early-morning call to celebrate the second International Yoga Day on Tuesday with much enthusiasm.

From China to Uruguay, people from all walks of life performed postures of the ancient discipline.

The United Nations General Assembly declared June 21 as the International Day of Yoga in December 2014. Over 190 countries, including 40 Islamic nations, supported the move to have a special day for yoga.

People participate in a yoga class at a Times Square event in New York, US. Photograph: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

People practise yoga on a glass bridge on the outskirts of Beijing, China. Photograph: China Daily/Reuters

People do yoga during an open air yoga event organised by the city government at Reforma Avenue in front of the Angel of Independence monument in Mexico City. Photograph: Henry Romero/Reuters

Hundreds participate in a mass yoga event in front of the Sydney Opera House on World Yoga Day in Sydney, Australia. Photograph: Jason Reed/Reuters

Nepal's Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli, also known as KP Oli, takes part during World Yoga Day in Kathmandu, Nepal. Photograph: Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters

Washington, DC celebrates the Second International Day of Yoga. Photograph: MEAIndia/Flickr

Celebrations of Second International Day of Yoga takes place in Beijing. Photograph: MEAIndia/Flickr

Second International Day of Yoga celebrated in Montevideo, Uruguay. Photograph: MEAIndia/Flickr

Rain or shine is no hindrance for the people in Osaka, Japan to perform yoga asanas. Photograph: MEAIndia/Flickr

Yoga followers congregate near the Tower Bridge in London on the second International Yoga Day. Photograph: MEAIndia/Flickr

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