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A devotee sweeps a terrace by the Pushkar lake in Rajasthan clear of bird droppings. Pushkar has a temple dedicated to Brahma, the Hindu god of creation and part of the holy trinity.

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In the courtyard of the Mecca mosque in Hyderabad, a man feeds pigeons. Visible in the background is the famous monument, the Charminar.

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Visitors at the Dargah of the Sufi Saint Nizamuddn Aulia in Delhi. The fragrance of rose petals and incense sticks flows thick in the air here.

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Buddhist flags near the Rohtang La or pass in Himachal Pradesh. The pass is the gateway to the Lahaul and Spiti district which has a large Buddhist population.

 

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A priest on the banks of the Saryu in Ayodhya.