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India's Blue City - 12 Apr 2015
Jodhpur, also known as the blue city, was originally home to the highest caste of Hindus, setting them apart from the rest of the population.
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A general view of the residential area is pictured during dusk at Jodhpur in Rajasthan, April 5, 2015....
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General view of the residential area is pictured during dusk at Jodhpur in Rajasthan
A general view of the residential area is pictured during dusk at Jodhpur in Rajasthan, April 5, 2015. Jodhpur, also known as the blue city in the desert Indian state of Rajasthan, which residents say originally, was used to show where the highest caste of priestly Hindus live, who wanted to set them 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, local residents said. Picture taken April 5, 2015. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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A worker paints a wall outside a house at Jodhpur in Rajasthan, April 8, 2015. Jodhpur, also known as...
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Worker paints a wall outside a house at Jodhpur in Rajasthan
A worker paints a wall outside a house at Jodhpur in Rajasthan, April 8, 2015. Jodhpur, also known as the blue city in the desert Indian state of Rajasthan, which residents say originally, was used to show where the highest caste of priestly Hindus live, who wanted to set them 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, local residents said. Picture taken April 8, 2015. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A schoolgirl sits on the doorstep of a house as she waits to go to school at Jodhpur in Rajasthan, April...
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Schoolgirl sits on the doorstep of a house as she waits to go to school at Jodhpur in Rajasthan
A schoolgirl sits on the doorstep of a house as she waits to go to school at Jodhpur in Rajasthan, April 6, 2015. Jodhpur, also known as the blue city in the desert Indian state of Rajasthan, which residents say originally, was used to show where the highest caste of priestly Hindus live, who wanted to set them 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, local residents said. Picture taken April 6, 2015. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A man uses a mobile phone while sitting inside a tea shop with posters of Hindu deities pasted on the...
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Man uses a mobile phone while sitting inside a tea shop at Jodhpur in Rajasthan
A man uses a mobile phone while sitting inside a tea shop with posters of Hindu deities pasted on the walls at Jodhpur in Rajasthan, April 8, 2015. Jodhpur, also known as the blue city in the desert Indian state of Rajasthan, which residents say originally, was used to show where the highest caste of priestly Hindus live, who wanted to set them 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, local residents said. Picture taken April 8, 2015. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A local resident reads a newspaper outside his house at Jodhpur in Rajasthan, April 7, 2015. Jodhpur,...
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Local resident reads a newspaper outside his house at Jodhpur in Rajasthan
A local resident reads a newspaper outside his house at Jodhpur in Rajasthan, April 7, 2015. Jodhpur, also known as the blue city in the desert Indian state of Rajasthan, which residents say originally, was used to show where the highest caste of priestly Hindus live, who wanted to set them 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, local residents said. Picture taken April 7, 2015. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A woman stands on the doorstep of her house at Jodhpur in Rajasthan, April 6, 2015. Jodhpur, also known...
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Woman stands on the doorstep of her house at Jodhpur in Rajasthan
A woman stands on the doorstep of her house at Jodhpur in Rajasthan, April 6, 2015. Jodhpur, also known as the blue city in the desert Indian state of Rajasthan, which residents say originally, was used to show where the highest caste of priestly Hindus live, who wanted to set them 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, local residents said. Picture taken April 6, 2015. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Men sit along a shopping arcade at Jodhpur in Rajasthan, April 8, 2015. Jodhpur, also known as the blue...
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Men sit along a shopping arcade at Jodhpur in Rajasthan
Men sit along a shopping arcade at Jodhpur in Rajasthan, April 8, 2015. Jodhpur, also known as the blue city in the desert Indian state of Rajasthan, which residents say originally, was used to show where the highest caste of priestly Hindus live, who wanted to set them 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, local residents said. Picture taken April 8, 2015. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A woman walks past a shop selling sarees, traditional Indian cloth used for women's clothing, along an...
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Woman walks past a shop selling sarees along an alley at Jodhpur in Rajasthan
A woman walks past a shop selling sarees, traditional Indian cloth used for women's clothing, along an alley at Jodhpur in Rajasthan, April 6, 2015. Jodhpur, also known as the blue city in the desert Indian state of Rajasthan, which residents say originally, was used to show where the highest caste of priestly Hindus live, who wanted to set them 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, local residents said. Picture taken April 6, 2015. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A woman stands on the doorstep of her house at Jodhpur in Rajasthan, April 6, 2015. Jodhpur, also known...
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Woman stands on the doorstep of her house at Jodhpur in Rajasthan
A woman stands on the doorstep of her house at Jodhpur in Rajasthan, April 6, 2015. Jodhpur, also known as the blue city in the desert Indian state of Rajasthan, which residents say originally, was used to show where the highest caste of priestly Hindus live, who wanted to set them 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, local residents said. Picture taken April 6, 2015. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A man poses for a picture outside his house at Jodhpur in Rajasthan, April 7, 2015. Jodhpur, also known...
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Man poses for a picture outside his house at Jodhpur in Rajasthan
A man poses for a picture outside his house at Jodhpur in Rajasthan, April 7, 2015. Jodhpur, also known as the blue city in the desert Indian state of Rajasthan, which residents say originally, was used to show where the highest caste of priestly Hindus live, who wanted to set them 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, local residents said. Picture taken April 7, 2015. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A man rides a scooter through an alley as a woman watches at Jodhpur in Rajasthan, April 5, 2015. Jodhpur,...
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Man rides a scooter through an alley as a woman watches at Jodhpur in Rajasthan
A man rides a scooter through an alley as a woman watches at Jodhpur in Rajasthan, April 5, 2015. Jodhpur, also known as the blue city in the desert Indian state of Rajasthan, which residents say originally, was used to show where the highest caste of priestly Hindus live, who wanted to set them 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, local residents said. Picture taken April 5, 2015. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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