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INDIA/
RTR3C9T5
January 10, 2013
A Hindu woman gets dressed after taking a holy dip in the waters of the Ganges river ahead of the "Kumbh...
multiple cities, India
A Hindu woman gets dressed after taking a holy dip in the waters of the Ganges river ahead of the "Kumbh...
A Hindu woman gets dressed after taking a holy dip in the waters of the Ganges river ahead of the "Kumbh Mela", or Pitcher Festival, in the northern Indian city of Allahabad January 10, 2013. During the festival, hundreds of thousands of Hindus take part in a religious gathering at the banks of the river Ganges. The festival is held every 12 years in different Indian cities. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
INDIA-ELECTION
RTR3BIMI
December 13, 2012
Women stand in a queue to cast their ballots outside a polling booth during the first phase of state...
multiple cities, India
Women stand in a queue to cast their ballots outside a polling booth during the first phase of state...
Women stand in a queue to cast their ballots outside a polling booth during the first phase of state elections at Sanand town in the western Indian state of Gujarat December 13, 2012. REUTERS/Amit Dave (INDIA - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
NEPAL
RTR3AMUK
November 20, 2012
A woman in traditional attire, framed by a garland in the foreground, participates in the "Chhat" festival...
multiple cities, Nepal
A woman in traditional attire, framed by a garland in the foreground, participates in the "Chhat" festival...
A woman in traditional attire, framed by a garland in the foreground, participates in the "Chhat" festival in Kathmandu November 20, 2012. Hindus in Nepal are celebrating "Chhat", a four-day festival that honors the sun god, by praying at sunrise and sunset and giving offerings to seek blessings for their families. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION)
INDIA-RETAIL/
RTR385FX
September 19, 2012
A worker arranges sarees, a traditional cloth used for women's clothing outside a shop in Mumbai September...
multiple cities, India
A worker arranges sarees, a traditional cloth used for women's clothing outside a shop in Mumbai
A worker arranges sarees, a traditional cloth used for women's clothing outside a shop in Mumbai September 19, 2012. India's organised retail market could attract up to $16 billion in foreign direct investment (FDI) over the next three years, much of that in the farm-to-store supply chain network, according to estimates by Boston Consulting Group. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui (INDIA - Tags: BUSINESS)
INDIA-FESTIVAL/
RTR34ZL0
July 16, 2012
A performer (R) dresses up before taking part in the annual Hindu religious festival of Bonalu in the...
multiple cities, India
A performer dresses up before taking part in the annual Hindu religious festival of Bonalu in the southern...
A performer (R) dresses up before taking part in the annual Hindu religious festival of Bonalu in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad July 16, 2012. The word "Bonalu" is derived from the Telugu language word "Bhojanalu", the food offered to Goddess Kali, the Hindu goddess of power. The main ritual in the month-long festival involves offering cooked rice, jaggery, curd, water and other dishes, which are brought by women in earthen pots, to the Goddess Kali. Devotees believe that the offerings ward off evils and epidemics during the monsoon season. REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
INDIA
RTR34QOS
July 08, 2012
A woman sells drinking water near the Taj Mahal hotel in Mumbai July 8, 2012. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood...
multiple cities, India
A woman sells drinking water near the Taj Mahal hotel in Mumbai
A woman sells drinking water near the Taj Mahal hotel in Mumbai July 8, 2012. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
INDIA/
RTR34O51
July 06, 2012
A woman walks at Juhu Beach as the sun sets in Mumbai July 6, 2012. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (INDIA - Tags:...
multiple cities, India
A woman walks at Juhu Beach as the sun sets in Mumbai
A woman walks at Juhu Beach as the sun sets in Mumbai July 6, 2012. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
GERMANY/
RTR32PD8
May 27, 2012
A woman wearing a traditional Indian saree attends the Karneval der Kulturen (Carnival of Cultures) parade...
multiple cities, Germany
A woman wearing a traditional Indian saree attends the Carnival of Cultures parade in Berlin
A woman wearing a traditional Indian saree attends the Karneval der Kulturen (Carnival of Cultures) parade in Berlin, May 27, 2012. Around 4,700 members from 80 communities in the German capital attended the 16th annual parade on Sunday, celebrating the city's cultural diversity. REUTERS/Thomas Peter (GERMANY - Tags: SOCIETY)
BANGLADESH/
RTR324V0
May 16, 2012
A woman sits among the debris after a fire in a slum at Shyamoli in Dhaka May 16, 2012. At least 10 people...
multiple cities, Bangladesh
A woman sits among the debris after a fire in a slum at Shyamoli in Dhaka
A woman sits among the debris after a fire in a slum at Shyamoli in Dhaka May 16, 2012. At least 10 people were injured, including a fire fighter who sustained burn injuries, and more than 150 shanties were burned down as a blaze swept through a slum in the city's Shyamoli area, the fire department said. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj (BANGLADESH - Tags: SOCIETY POVERTY DISASTER)
INDIA/
RTR30RKQ
April 15, 2012
A labourer throws dust on a road tarmac under construction on the outskirts of the western Indian city...
multiple cities, India
A labourer throws dust on a road tarmac under construction on the outskirts of Ahmedabad
A labourer throws dust on a road tarmac under construction on the outskirts of the western Indian city of Ahmedabad April 15, 2012. India's economy grew at just 6.1 percent in the December quarter, the slowest in nearly three years. REUTERS/Amit Dave (INDIA - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT SOCIETY)
INDIA-COAL
RTR304TF
March 31, 2012
A labourer works at the Mahanadi coal fields at Dera, near Talcher town in the eastern Indian state of...
multiple cities, India
To match INDIA-COAL/
A labourer works at the Mahanadi coal fields at Dera, near Talcher town in the eastern Indian state of Orissa March 28, 2012. India sits on the world's fifth-largest coal reserves, and produces the most after China and the United States. Picture taken March 28, 2012. To match INDIA-COAL/ REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri (INDIA - Tags: BUSINESS ENERGY EMPLOYMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
PAKISTAN/
RTR2ZURC
March 25, 2012
Brides pose for a photo while standing side by side during a mass wedding ceremony in Karachi March 25,...
multiple cities, Pakistan
Brides pose for a photo while standing side by side during a mass wedding ceremony in Karachi
Brides pose for a photo while standing side by side during a mass wedding ceremony in Karachi March 25, 2012. A total of 51 couples from the rural coastal area of Karachi took wedding vows during a mass ceremony, funded by non-government organizations. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro (PAKISTAN - Tags: SOCIETY)
INDIA
RTR2ZR6D
March 23, 2012
Hindu devotees touch the wall of a temple as they pray on the first day of the Navratri festival in Jammu...
multiple cities, India
Hindu devotees touch the wall of a temple as they pray on the first day of the Navratri festival in Jammu...
Hindu devotees touch the wall of a temple as they pray on the first day of the Navratri festival in Jammu March 23, 2012. The Hindu festival literally means nine nights. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta (INDIAN ADMINISTERED-KASHMIR - Tags: RELIGION ANNIVERSARY SOCIETY)
INDIA/
RTR2ZH9G
March 17, 2012
Women carry dried grass to feed their cattle on the outskirts of the western Indian city of Ahmedabad...
multiple cities, India
Women carry dried grass to feed their cattle on the outskirts of Ahmedabad
Women carry dried grass to feed their cattle on the outskirts of the western Indian city of Ahmedabad March 17, 2012. REUTERS/Amit Dave (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY)
INDIA-PROSTITUTION
RTR2Z7H6
March 11, 2012
Boys and girls from the Saraniya community wearing garlands pose for pictures after their engagement...
multiple cities, India
Boys and girls from the Saraniya community wearing garlands pose for pictures after their engagement...
Boys and girls from the Saraniya community wearing garlands pose for pictures after their engagement ceremony at Vadia village in the western Indian state of Gujarat March 11, 2012. The Vadia village in western India hosted a mass wedding and engagement ceremony of 21 girls on Sunday aimed at breaking a tradition of prostitution which has for centuries exploited women of a poor, marginalised and once nomadic community in the region. REUTERS/Amit Dave (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY)
INDIA/
RTR2YRSF
March 03, 2012
A woman dries her saree, a traditional cloth used for women's clothing, after washing it on the banks...
multiple cities, India
A woman dries her saree after washing it on the banks of river Tawi in Jammu
A woman dries her saree, a traditional cloth used for women's clothing, after washing it on the banks of river Tawi in Jammu March 3, 2012. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta (INDIAN-ADMINISTERED KASHMIR - Tags: SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
INDIA/
RTR2Y5LU
February 20, 2012
A school girl waits backstage before her performance of Indian classical dance on the occasion of Mahashivratri...
multiple cities, India
A school girl waits backstage before her performance of Indian classical dance on the occasion of Mahashivratri...
A school girl waits backstage before her performance of Indian classical dance on the occasion of Mahashivratri festival in Thiruvananthapuram, capital of the southern Indian state of Kerala February 20, 2012. Hindus across the country celebrate Mahashivratri, better known as the Lord Shiva's wedding anniversary. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
INDIA/
RTR2Y5LI
February 20, 2012
A school girl practices Bharatnatyam, an Indian classical dance, before a performance on the occasion...
multiple cities, India
A school girl practices Bharatnatyam, an Indian classical dance, before a performance on the occasion...
A school girl practices Bharatnatyam, an Indian classical dance, before a performance on the occasion of Mahashivratri festival in Thiruvananthapuram, capital of the southern Indian state of Kerala February 20, 2012. Hindus across the country celebrate Mahashivratri, better known as the Lord Shiva's wedding anniversary. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
INDIA/
RTR2Y5JX
February 20, 2012
School girls watch backstage a performance of Indian classical dance on the occasion of Mahashivratri...
multiple cities, India
School girls watch backstage a performance of Indian classical dance on the occasion of Mahashivratri...
School girls watch backstage a performance of Indian classical dance on the occasion of Mahashivratri festival in Thiruvananthapuram, capital of the southern Indian state of Kerala February 20, 2012. Hindus across the country celebrate Mahashivratri, better known as the Lord Shiva's wedding anniversary. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
INDIA/
RTR2XTS2
February 14, 2012
Activists from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Mahila Morcha burn an effigy representing Valentine's...
multiple cities, India
Activists from the BJP Mahila Morcha burn an effigy representing Valentine's Day during an anti-Valentine's...
Activists from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Mahila Morcha burn an effigy representing Valentine's Day during an anti-Valentine's Day protest in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad February 14, 2012. REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder (INDIA - Tags: POLITICS ANNIVERSARY SOCIETY)
INDIA/
RTR2XL86
February 10, 2012
A worker arranges a saree, a traditional cloth used for women's clothing, as it is hung out to dry after...
multiple cities, India
A worker arranges a saree as it is hung out to dry after dyeing it at a workshop in Shardarpara village,...
A worker arranges a saree, a traditional cloth used for women's clothing, as it is hung out to dry after dyeing it at a workshop in Shardarpara village, south of Kolkata February 10, 2012. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS TEXTILE TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE
INDIA
RTR2W7XN
January 13, 2012
Hindu pilgrims are seen through a saree, a traditional cloth used for women's clothing, as they gather...
multiple cities, India
Hindu pilgrims are seen through a saree, a traditional cloth used for women's clothing, as they gather...
Hindu pilgrims are seen through a saree, a traditional cloth used for women's clothing, as they gather on the banks of the river Ganges and the Bay of Bengal at Sagar Island, south of Kolkata, January 13, 2012. Hindu ascetics and pilgrims are making the annual trip to Sagar island for a holy dip, at the confluence of the Ganges river and the Bay of Bengal, during the one-day festival of "Makar Sankranti" on January 14. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
INDIA
RTR2W7XA
January 13, 2012
Female Hindu pilgrims take a dip at the confluence of the Ganges river and the Bay of Bengal at Sagar...
multiple cities, India
Female Hindu pilgrims take a dip at the confluence of the Ganges river and the Bay of Bengal at Sagar...
Female Hindu pilgrims take a dip at the confluence of the Ganges river and the Bay of Bengal at Sagar Island, south of Kolkata, January 13, 2012. Hindu monks and pilgrims are making an annual trip to Sagar Island for the one-day festival of "Makar Sankranti". REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
NEPAL/
RTR2W0IR
January 08, 2012
A women climbs the stairs to a temple in Bhaktapur January 8, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL -...
multiple cities, Nepal
A women climbs the stairs to a temple in Bhaktapur
A women climbs the stairs to a temple in Bhaktapur January 8, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL - Tags: SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
INDIA/
RTR2VCO7
December 17, 2011
Bejeweled brides attend a mass marriage ceremony at Noida on the outskirts of New Delhi December 17,...
multiple cities, India
Bejeweled brides attend a mass marriage ceremony at Noida
Bejeweled brides attend a mass marriage ceremony at Noida on the outskirts of New Delhi December 17, 2011. A total of 101 couples from across India exchanged wedding vows on Saturday during the mass wedding ceremony arranged by a voluntary organisation, organisers said. REUTERS/Parivartan Sharma (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY)
INDIA/
RTR2UVC0
December 05, 2011
Women agricultural labourers sit in a tractor trailer as they wait to return home at the end of a work...
multiple cities, India
Women agricultural labourers sit in a tractor trailer as they wait to return home at the end of a work...
Women agricultural labourers sit in a tractor trailer as they wait to return home at the end of a work day outside Sangli, about 380km (236 miles) south of Mumbai, December 5, 2011. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT FOOD TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
INDIA/
RTR2SSLB
October 18, 2011
Labourers stand near the track at the Buddh International Circuit, the venue for the first ever Indian...
multiple cities, India
Labourers stand near the track at the Buddh International Circuit, the venue for the first ever Indian...
Labourers stand near the track at the Buddh International Circuit, the venue for the first ever Indian Formula One race at Greater Noida, on the outskirts of Delhi October 18, 2011. The maiden F1 race will take place from October 28-30. REUTERS/Parivartan Sharma (INDIA - Tags: SPORT MOTORSPORT)
INDIA
RTR2S6TG
October 04, 2011
Hindu devotees pose as they hold oil lamps before performing prayers during a ritual known as Aarti at...
multiple cities, India
Hindu devotees pose as they hold oil lamps before performing prayers during a ritual known as Aarti at...
Hindu devotees pose as they hold oil lamps before performing prayers during a ritual known as Aarti at the Navratri festival in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad October 4, 2011. The festival, which is held in honour of the Hindu goddess Durga, is celebrated over nine days. In Hindu mythology, Durga symbolises power and the triumph of good over evil. REUTERS/Amit Dave (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
NEPAL/
RTR2QKGO
August 31, 2011
Women pose for a picture in front of a poster of Lord Shiva at Pashupatinath Temple during the Teej festival...
multiple cities, Nepal
Women pose for picture during Teej festival in Kathmandu
Women pose for a picture in front of a poster of Lord Shiva at Pashupatinath Temple during the Teej festival in Kathmandu August 31, 2011. The festival is a three-day-long celebration that combines sumptuous feasts as well as rigid fasting. Through this religious fasting, Hindu women pray for marital bliss, the well-being of their spouses and children and purification of their own bodies and souls. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
NEPAL
RTR2QKFY
August 31, 2011
Women rest at the premises of Pashupatinath Temple during the Teej festival in Kathmandu August 31, 2011....
multiple cities, Nepal
Women rest during the Teej festival in Kathmandu
Women rest at the premises of Pashupatinath Temple during the Teej festival in Kathmandu August 31, 2011. The festival is a three-day-long celebration that combines sumptuous feasts as well as rigid fasting. Through this religious fasting, Hindu women pray for marital bliss, the well-being of their spouses and children and purification of their own bodies and souls. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION)
PAKISTAN-BANGLADESH/TEXTILES
RTR2QJ8Y
August 30, 2011
Women work in a garment factory in Faisalabad, located in Pakistan's Punjab province August 23, 2011....
multiple cities, Pakistan
To match Feature PAKISTAN-BANGLADESH/TEXTILES
Women work in a garment factory in Faisalabad, located in Pakistan's Punjab province August 23, 2011. Pakistan's textile industry accounts for 38 percent of workers in the manufacturing sector and over half of its exports, which stood at nearly $25 billion in fiscal 2010/11. But these are tough times for Pakistan's once-thriving textiles industry. The long-running energy crisis along with security concerns in a country plagued by militancy and political violence have taken a heavy toll. Now it faces a new threat: competition from Bangladesh. Picture taken August 23, 2011. To match Feature PAKISTAN-BANGLADESH/TEXTILES REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood (PAKISTAN - Tags: BUSINESS TEXTILE EMPLOYMENT)
INDIA-CORRUPTION/FAST
RTR2QFTD
August 28, 2011
Supporters of veteran Indian social activist Anna Hazare, with their faces smeared in colours shout pro-Hazare...
multiple cities, India
Supporters of Hazare with their faces smeared in colours shout pro-Hazare slogans during the celebrations...
Supporters of veteran Indian social activist Anna Hazare, with their faces smeared in colours shout pro-Hazare slogans during the celebrations after Hazare ended his fast in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh August 28, 2011. Sipping coconut water and honey, a self-styled Gandhian anti-corruption reformer Hazare ended a hunger strike on its 13th day on Sunday, a protest that had sparked huge rallies across the country, exposed a weak government and ushered in a new middle-class political force. REUTERS/Ajay Verma (INDIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
INDIA-ECONOMY/INFLATION
RTR2QAKD
August 25, 2011
Customers buy vegetables at a market in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad August 25, 2011. India's...
multiple cities, India
Customers buy vegetables at a market in Ahmedabad
Customers buy vegetables at a market in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad August 25, 2011. India's food price index rose 9.80 percent in the year to August 13, government data on Thursday showed. REUTERS/Amit Dave (INDIA - Tags: BUSINESS FOOD)
NEPAL
RTR2Q8K8
August 23, 2011
Devotees sit and have offering at the premises of Krishna Temple during the Bhimsen Jatra or Bhimsen...
multiple cities, Nepal
Devotees sit and have offering at the premises of Krishna Temple during the Bhimsen Jatra or Bhimsen...
Devotees sit and have offering at the premises of Krishna Temple during the Bhimsen Jatra or Bhimsen Festival in Lalitpur August 23, 2011. Bhimsen is the deity for the welfare of business and is specially paid homage by the businessmen of the Newar community. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL - Tags: RELIGION)
INDIA/
RTR2PWEJ
August 13, 2011
Eunuchs get ready at an alley stairwell before taking part in the Raksha Bandhan festival celebrations...
multiple cities, India
Eunuchs get ready at an alley stairwell before taking part in the Raksha Bandhan festival celebrations...
Eunuchs get ready at an alley stairwell before taking part in the Raksha Bandhan festival celebrations in a red light area in Mumbai August 12, 2011. Raksha Bandhan, an annual Hindu festival celebrating the bond between sisters and brothers, will be celebrated across the country today. During the festival, sisters tie a sacred thread "Rakhi" around their brother's wrist for his well-being, in return for their brother's vow to protect them. Picture taken August 12, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION)
INDIA/
RTR2PWE4
August 13, 2011
Bhoomi, an eunuch stands at an alley stairwell as she watches Raksha Bandhan festival celebrations in...
multiple cities, India
Bhoomi, an eunuch stands at an alley stairwell as she watches Raksha Bandhan festival celebrations in...
Bhoomi, an eunuch stands at an alley stairwell as she watches Raksha Bandhan festival celebrations in a red light area in Mumbai August 12, 2011. Raksha Bandhan, an annual Hindu festival celebrating the bond between sisters and brothers, will be celebrated across the country today. During the festival, sisters tie a sacred thread "Rakhi" around their brother's wrist for his well-being, in return for their brother's vow to protect them. Picture taken August 12, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION)
CHILDMARRIAGE/
RTR2PLPL
August 04, 2011
Child bride Krishna (R), 12, laughs with her husband Kishan Gopal, 14, at her house in a village near...
multiple cities, India
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Child bride Krishna (R), 12, laughs with her husband Kishan Gopal, 14, at her house in a village near Baran, located in the northwestern state of Rajasthan, July 30 , 2011. The legal age for marriage in India is 18, but marriages like these are common, especially in poor, rural areas where girls in particular are married off young. Some 47 percent of women aged between 20 and 24 years old were married before the age of 18, according to the government's latest National Family Health Survey. To match feature CHILDMARRIAGE/ REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY POLITICS)
CHILDMARRIAGE/
RTR2PLNW
August 04, 2011
Child bride Krishna,11, sits during a marriage ceremony at her husband's home in a village near Kota,...
multiple cities, India
To match feature CHILDMARRIAGE/
Child bride Krishna,11, sits during a marriage ceremony at her husband's home in a village near Kota, located in the northwestern state of Rajasthan, in this May 16, 2010 file photo. The legal age for marriage in India is 18, but weddings like these are common, especially in poor, rural areas where girls in particular are married off young. Some 47 percent of women aged between 20 and 24 years old are married before the age of 18, according to the government's latest National Family Health Survey. To match feature CHILDMARRIAGE/ REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY POLITICS)
CHILDMARRIAGE/
RTR2PLPK
August 03, 2011
Child bride Krishna, 12, plays on an improvised swing outside her house in a village near Baran, located...
multiple cities, India
To match feature CHILDMARRIAGE/
Child bride Krishna, 12, plays on an improvised swing outside her house in a village near Baran, located in the northwestern state of Rajasthan, July 30 , 2011. The legal age for marriage in India is 18, but marriages like these are common, especially in poor, rural areas where girls in particular are married off young. Some 47 percent of women aged between 20 and 24 years old were married before the age of 18, according to the government's latest National Family Health Survey. To match feature CHILDMARRIAGE/ REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY POLITICS)
IVORYCOAST-COCOA/ARRIVALS
RTR2ORKM
July 11, 2011
A farmer walks between rows of cocoa plants in a farm in Bonoua in the east of Ivory Coast July 11, 2011....
multiple cities, Cote D'Ivoire
A farmer walks between rows of cocoa plants in a farm in Bonoua
A farmer walks between rows of cocoa plants in a farm in Bonoua in the east of Ivory Coast July 11, 2011. Ivorian cocoa production is expected to breach an all-time record and hit 1.5 million tonnes in the current season after exporters said arrivals at ports reached over 1.3 million tonnes on Monday. REUTERS/Luc Gnago (IVORY COAST - Tags: AGRICULTURE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT)
INDIA-ACTIVISM/
RTR2O5EB
June 27, 2011
A woman carries a bag on her head as she walks past a temple lives in the Ralegan Siddhi village, located...
multiple cities, India
To match feature INDIA-ACTIVISM/
A woman carries a bag on her head as she walks past a temple lives in the Ralegan Siddhi village, located in the Ahmednagar district about 250km (155 miles) south east of Mumbai June 17, 2011. Clad in white home-spun garments and living in a spartan room of his village's Hindu temple, Hazare is an unlikely thorn in the side of the government hundreds of miles away in New Delhi. And yet for millions of Indians, he is a 21st-century Mahatma Gandhi, inspiring a rare wave of protests against the spiralling corruption that has tarnished the up-and-coming image of Asia's third-largest economy. Picture taken June 17, 2011. To match feature INDIA-ACTIVISM/ REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui (INDIA - Tags: POLITICS)
INDIA-POSCO/
RTR2O118
June 24, 2011
A woman empties a bucket while standing next to a cow after washing cooking utensils at a transit camp...
multiple cities, India
To match Feature INDIA-POSCO/
A woman empties a bucket while standing next to a cow after washing cooking utensils at a transit camp for villagers who have been displaced in Jagatsinghpur district, about 75 km (46 miles) east of Orissa's state capital Bhubaneswar, June 22, 2011. Local protests have forced the poor eastern state of Orissa to halt acquiring land for a proposed $12 billion steel plant to be built by South Korea's POSCO, further delaying the biggest foreign direct investment in Asia's third largest economy. Farmers accuse the Orissa state government of being in cahoots with big business to trick them out of land their families have held for generations. Picture taken June 22, 2011. To match Feature INDIA-POSCO/ REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (INDIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST BUSINESS SOCIETY)
PAKISTAN/
RTR2O073
June 23, 2011
A woman has her child beside her as she sells nuts and dried fruit along the roadside in Karachi June...
multiple cities, Pakistan
A woman has her child beside her as she sells nuts and dried fruit along the roadside in Karachi
A woman has her child beside her as she sells nuts and dried fruit along the roadside in Karachi June 23, 2011. REUTERS/Athar Hussain (PAKISTAN - Tags: SOCIETY)
NEPAL
RTR2NVHD
June 20, 2011
Lesbian couple Courtney Mitchell (L) and Sarah Welton (R) from the U.S. shares a banana during their...
multiple cities, Nepal
A lesbian couple from the U.S. shares a banana during their wedding ceremony in Kathmandu
Lesbian couple Courtney Mitchell (L) and Sarah Welton (R) from the U.S. shares a banana during their wedding ceremony in Kathmandu June 20, 2011. College professor Mitchell, 41, and lawyer Welton, 48, from Denver, Colorado, became the first same-sex couple to hold a public wedding in Nepal, according to news reports. The couple arrived in Nepal on June 17 for a Hindu-inspired wedding and honeymoon. In 2007, the Supreme Court in Nepal ordered the government to amend laws to end discrimination against homosexuals, and give them the same rights as other citizens. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL - Tags: SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY)
INDIA-FOOD/
RTR2NV92
June 20, 2011
Labourers sort through a batch of potatoes laid out for grading at the Gultekadi wholesale market in...
multiple cities, India
To match Special Report INDIA-FOOD
Labourers sort through a batch of potatoes laid out for grading at the Gultekadi wholesale market in Pune, about 190 km (117 miles) south of Mumbai, May 9, 2011. While the farm sector is slowly diversifying, it is a declining contributor to growth, despite providing a living to more than half the population. About 600 million Indians are dependent on farming, even though agriculture makes up only 14.6 percent of the economy -- down from 30 percent a decade ago. Picture taken May 9, 2011. To match Special Report INDIA-FOOD REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (INDIA - Tags: FOOD AGRICULTURE SOCIETY BUSINESS)
INDIA/
RTR2NCT3
June 06, 2011
Residents queue up to fill containers with drinking water from a local government supply truck in the...
multiple cities, India
Residents queue up to fill containers with drinking water from a local government supply truck in Ahmedabad...
Residents queue up to fill containers with drinking water from a local government supply truck in the western
Indian city of Ahmedabad June 6, 2011. REUTERS/Amit Dave (INDIA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)
INDIA/
RTR2NCT2
June 06, 2011
A woman carries a bucket filled with drinking water after collecting it from a local government supply...
multiple cities, India
A woman carries a bucket filled with drinking water after collecting it from local government supply...
A woman carries a bucket filled with drinking water after collecting it from a local government supply truck in the western
Indian city of Ahmedabad June 6, 2011. REUTERS/Amit Dave (INDIA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)
INDIA/
RTR2M3L2
May 07, 2011
Devotees lie on a road as they worship Sheetala Mata, the Hindu goddess of smallpox, during the Sheetala...
multiple cities, India
Devotees lie on a road as they worship Sheetala Mata during the Sheetala Puja in Kolkata
Devotees lie on a road as they worship Sheetala Mata, the Hindu goddess of smallpox, during the Sheetala Puja in Kolkata May 7, 2011. During the Puja, women fast for the whole day to pray for the betterment of their family and society. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION IMAGES OF THE DAY)
PAKISTAN/
RTR2LCE5
April 17, 2011
Pakistani Hindu devotees wait outside the Shri Swaminarayan Mandi Temple in Karachi while awaiting transport...
multiple cities, Pakistan
Hindu devotees wait outside a temple in Karachi while awaiting transport to pay homage to the Hinglaj...
Pakistani Hindu devotees wait outside the Shri Swaminarayan Mandi Temple in Karachi while awaiting transport to pay homage to the Hinglaj Mata Temple in Balochistan April 17, 2011. Every year Hindus from Pakistan and India gather to attend a three-day ritual at the Hinglaj Mata Temple in Balochistan. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro (PAKISTAN - Tags: SOCIETY)
INDIA-ECONOMY/INFLATION
RTR2K0FV
March 17, 2011
People buy grocery at an open air vegetable and fruit market in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad...
multiple cities, India
People buy grocery at an open air vegetable and fruit market in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad
People buy grocery at an open air vegetable and fruit market in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad March 17, 2011. India's headline inflation may ease to 7-7.5 percent in March and the central bank's latest rate increase will have an impact on inflationary pressures, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said on Thursday. REUTERS/Amit Dave (INDIA - Tags: BUSINESS FOOD EMPLOYMENT)
INDIA
RTXXKGC
February 07, 2011
Schoolgirls wearing colourful dresses cheer as they fly a kite during an event to mark the Basant or...
multiple cities, India
School girls wearing colourful dresses cheer as they fly a kite during an event to mark the Basant or...
Schoolgirls wearing colourful dresses cheer as they fly a kite during an event to mark the Basant or spring festival in the northern Indian city of Amritsar February 7, 2011. Basant is celebrated mainly in the Indian states of Haryana and Punjab marking the start of the spring season. REUTERS/Munish Sharma (INDIA - Tags: ANNIVERSARY SOCIETY)
INDIA/
RTXXJ4L
February 06, 2011
A bride shows her hands, which are decorated with henna, before taking her wedding vows during a mass...
multiple cities, India
A bride shows her henna decorated hands before taking her wedding vows during a mass marriage ceremony...
A bride shows her hands, which are decorated with henna, before taking her wedding vows during a mass marriage ceremony at Bahirkhand village, north of Kolkata February 6, 2011. A total of 85 tribal Muslim and Hindu couples from various villages across the state took their wedding vows on Sunday during the day-long mass marriage ceremony organised by a non-governmental organisation. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY)
INDIA
RTXXJ0F
February 06, 2011
A boy sleeps on his mother's lap after wearing a "janeyu" or sacred thread during a ritual in the western...
multiple cities, India
A boy sleeps on his mother's lap after wearing a "janeyu" or sacred thread during a ritual in Ahmedabad...
A boy sleeps on his mother's lap after wearing a "janeyu" or sacred thread during a ritual in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad February 6, 2011. The janeyu, which is a thin, consecrated cord composed of distinct cotton strands, is worn to symbolize the coming of age among adolescent Brahmin, or high caste Hindu, males. REUTERS/Amit Dave (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
INDIA/
RTXXIWL
February 06, 2011
A woman comes out from a mobile cancer detection unit after her mammography examination during a free...
multiple cities, India
A woman comes out from a mobile cancer detection unit after her mammography examination during a free...
A woman comes out from a mobile cancer detection unit after her mammography examination during a free medical check-up camp in a slum area in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh February 6, 2011. Since 2005 -2010, a total of 15,467 people have undergone breast cancer screening in India and 691 cases reported positive and are taking treatments for the disease at various hospitals, an official at the camp said. REUTERS/Ajay Verma (INDIA - Tags: HEALTH)
INDIA-INFRASTRUCTURE/OUTPUT
RTXXBF0
January 31, 2011
Labourers eat food at the site of a residential estate under construction in Kolkata January 31, 2011....
multiple cities, India
Labourers eat food at the site of a residential estate under construction in Kolkata
Labourers eat food at the site of a residential estate under construction in Kolkata January 31, 2011. India's infrastructure sector output grew 6.6 percent in December from a year earlier, faster than an upwardly revised annual growth of 3 percent in November, government data showed on Monday. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri (INDIA - Tags: BUSINESS CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT)
SUDAN/
RTXX7X1
January 29, 2011
An actress takes part in the production of "Stolen the Sun" in Omdurman January 28, 2011. The film is...
multiple cities, Sudan
An actress takes part in the production of Stolen the Sun in Omdurman
An actress takes part in the production of "Stolen the Sun" in Omdurman January 28, 2011. The film is based on French organization Zoe's Ark efforts in 2007 to fly 103 children to France to offer a better life to orphans from Sudan's war-torn Darfur region, many of whose people have fled over the border to camps in Chad. Its members were arrested as Chad said they had no authorisation to take the infants out of the country. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah (SUDAN - Tags: CIVIL UNREST ENTERTAINMENT CRIME LAW)
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INDIA
RTXWJJJ
January 14, 2011
Hindu pilgrims worship the sun god Surya after taking a holy dip at the confluence of the Ganges river...
multiple cities, India
Hindu pilgrims worship the sun god Surya after taking a holy dip at the confluence of the Ganges river...
Hindu pilgrims worship the sun god Surya after taking a holy dip at the confluence of the Ganges river and the Bay of Bengal at Sagar Island, south of Kolkata, January 14, 2011. Hindu monks and pilgrims are making an annual trip to Sagar Island for the one-day festival of "Makar Sankranti". REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION)
INDIA/
RTXW4SU
January 01, 2011
Hindu pilgrims dry their saree, a traditional cloth used for women's clothing, after taking a holy dip...
multiple cities, India
Hindu pilgrims dry their saree after taking a holy dip at Sangam in Allahabad
Hindu pilgrims dry their saree, a traditional cloth used for women's clothing, after taking a holy dip at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers, in the northern Indian city of Allahabad January 1, 2011. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY)
INDIA-ECONOMY/INFLATION
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November 25, 2010
A woman labourer sweeps in front of sacks filled with wheat and rice inside the market yard of the Agriculture...
multiple cities, India
A woman labourer sweeps in front of sacks filled with wheat and rice inside the market yard on the outskirts...
A woman labourer sweeps in front of sacks filled with wheat and rice inside the market yard of the Agriculture Product Marketing Committee (APMC) on the outskirts of the western Indian city of Ahmedabad November 25, 2010. India's food price index rose 10.15 percent, government data on Thursday showed. REUTERS/Amit Dave (INDIA - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT)
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