Autumn in Himalayas and Dutch royals visit Mumbai: India this week

From lakes covered in yellow pollen and needles from cedar trees in Dharmsala to Netherlands King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máximas' visit to India ; a roundup of top photos from across the country.

Updated On Oct 20, 2019 06:54 PM IST
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Fish swim in a lake covered in yellow pollen and needles from cedar trees in Dharmsala, Himachal Pradesh. During every autumn Himalayan cedars release copious amounts of pollen. (Ashwini Bhatia / AP)
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Fish swim in a lake covered in yellow pollen and needles from cedar trees in Dharmsala, Himachal Pradesh. During every autumn Himalayan cedars release copious amounts of pollen. (Ashwini Bhatia / AP)

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Netherlands King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima pose in front of Gateway of India themed on India-Netherlands friendship, in Mumbai, Maharashtra. (PTI)
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Netherlands King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima pose in front of Gateway of India themed on India-Netherlands friendship, in Mumbai, Maharashtra. (PTI)

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National Security Guard (NSG) Commandos perform a drill during the 35th NSG Raising Day at NSG Manesar campus, in Gurugram, Haryana. The NSG popularly known as the Black Cats, was raised in 1984 for combating terrorist activities and internal disturbances. It also handles VIP security. (Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
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National Security Guard (NSG) Commandos perform a drill during the 35th NSG Raising Day at NSG Manesar campus, in Gurugram, Haryana. The NSG popularly known as the Black Cats, was raised in 1984 for combating terrorist activities and internal disturbances. It also handles VIP security. (Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)

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Sikh devotees fold their hands in respect as they look towards Darbar Sahib in Pakistan, from the Indian side of the under-construction Kartarpur Sahib Corridor for Sikh pilgrims in Dera Baba Nanak, Punjab. The corridor, a joint project by India and Pakistan, will create a visa free pilgrimage link between the Dera Baba Nanak shrine in India’s Gurdaspur district and the Darbar Sahib in Pakistan, the final resting place of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak. (Prabhjot Gill / AP)
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Sikh devotees fold their hands in respect as they look towards Darbar Sahib in Pakistan, from the Indian side of the under-construction Kartarpur Sahib Corridor for Sikh pilgrims in Dera Baba Nanak, Punjab. The corridor, a joint project by India and Pakistan, will create a visa free pilgrimage link between the Dera Baba Nanak shrine in India’s Gurdaspur district and the Darbar Sahib in Pakistan, the final resting place of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak. (Prabhjot Gill / AP)

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A man sprays water, mixed with an ecologically safe reagent, on a road to help precipitation of Suspended Particulate Matter (SPM) near the venue of Delhi half marathon in New Delhi. (Anushree Fadnavis / REUTERS)
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A man sprays water, mixed with an ecologically safe reagent, on a road to help precipitation of Suspended Particulate Matter (SPM) near the venue of Delhi half marathon in New Delhi. (Anushree Fadnavis / REUTERS)

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Indian cricketer Rohit Sharma celebrates after scoring a double century on the 2nd day of the 3rd test match against South Africa, at JSCA Stadium, in Ranchi, Jharkhand. (Ashok Bhaumik / PTI)
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Indian cricketer Rohit Sharma celebrates after scoring a double century on the 2nd day of the 3rd test match against South Africa, at JSCA Stadium, in Ranchi, Jharkhand. (Ashok Bhaumik / PTI)

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A worker prepares gunpowder to make firecrackers at a factory ahead of Diwali, at the outskirts of Ahmedabad, Gujarat. (Amit Dave / REUTERS)
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A worker prepares gunpowder to make firecrackers at a factory ahead of Diwali, at the outskirts of Ahmedabad, Gujarat. (Amit Dave / REUTERS)

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Indian men deported from Mexico for illegally entering the country, walk away to catch local transport to get back to their homes after landing in New Delhi. (Anushree Fadnavis / REUTERS)
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Indian men deported from Mexico for illegally entering the country, walk away to catch local transport to get back to their homes after landing in New Delhi. (Anushree Fadnavis / REUTERS)

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A man speaks on his mobile phone around the Dal Lake in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir. The government in Kashmir restored postpaid mobile services on October 14 after almost two and a half months. (Waseem Andrabi / HT Photo)
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A man speaks on his mobile phone around the Dal Lake in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir. The government in Kashmir restored postpaid mobile services on October 14 after almost two and a half months. (Waseem Andrabi / HT Photo)

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Fumes of smoke are seen as farmers burn straw stubble after harvesting the paddy crops in a field on the outskirts of Haryana. (Biplov Bhuyan / HT Photo)
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Fumes of smoke are seen as farmers burn straw stubble after harvesting the paddy crops in a field on the outskirts of Haryana. (Biplov Bhuyan / HT Photo)

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Kishore Kunal, retired IAS officer and writer of ‘Ayodhya Revisited’ speaks to the media during proceedings in the Ramjanmabhumi-Babri Masjid title dispute case, at Supreme Court, in New Delhi. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)
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Kishore Kunal, retired IAS officer and writer of ‘Ayodhya Revisited’ speaks to the media during proceedings in the Ramjanmabhumi-Babri Masjid title dispute case, at Supreme Court, in New Delhi. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

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Local fishermen row their boat at the Yamuna river that is covered by froth from discharge of untreated industrial and domestic waste, in Noida, Uttar Pradesh. (Virendra Singh Gosain / HT Photo)
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Local fishermen row their boat at the Yamuna river that is covered by froth from discharge of untreated industrial and domestic waste, in Noida, Uttar Pradesh. (Virendra Singh Gosain / HT Photo)

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Prof. Abhijit Banerjee, joint recipient of the Nobel Prize for Economics, 2019, at a private residence in New Delhi after launching his second book “Good Economics for Hard times” (Paroma Mukherjee / HT Photo)
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Prof. Abhijit Banerjee, joint recipient of the Nobel Prize for Economics, 2019, at a private residence in New Delhi after launching his second book “Good Economics for Hard times” (Paroma Mukherjee / HT Photo)

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A replica of the Anopheles Mosquito in various stages is displayed during a Health Fair, themed Fit Delhi Fit India, at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, in New Delhi. The Anopheles Mosquito is known universally as the Malaria Mosquito species because it is considered the primary vector of the disease. (Burhaan Kinu / HT Photo)
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A replica of the Anopheles Mosquito in various stages is displayed during a Health Fair, themed Fit Delhi Fit India, at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, in New Delhi. The Anopheles Mosquito is known universally as the Malaria Mosquito species because it is considered the primary vector of the disease. (Burhaan Kinu / HT Photo)

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NCP candidate Jitendra Ahwad campaings with JNU leader Kanhaiya Kumar, at Mumbai, Maharashtra. (Praful Gangurde / HT Photo)
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NCP candidate Jitendra Ahwad campaings with JNU leader Kanhaiya Kumar, at Mumbai, Maharashtra. (Praful Gangurde / HT Photo)

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Smoke rises from a pile of burning garbage at Raj Nagar Extension in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh. (Sakib Ali / HT Photo)
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Smoke rises from a pile of burning garbage at Raj Nagar Extension in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh. (Sakib Ali / HT Photo)

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Activists, artists, and students during a protest in solidarity with the Kashmiri people and to mark 75 days of restrictions in Jammu and Kashmir, on October 19, at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi. (Amal KS / HT Photo)
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Activists, artists, and students during a protest in solidarity with the Kashmiri people and to mark 75 days of restrictions in Jammu and Kashmir, on October 19, at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi. (Amal KS / HT Photo)

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal gets his blood pressure cheked at a newly inaugurated Mohalla clinic at Gujjar Chowk, Sangam Vihar in New Delhi. The Delhi Government has inaugurated 100 new Aam Aadmi Mohalla Clinics in Delhi. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)
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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal gets his blood pressure cheked at a newly inaugurated Mohalla clinic at Gujjar Chowk, Sangam Vihar in New Delhi. The Delhi Government has inaugurated 100 new Aam Aadmi Mohalla Clinics in Delhi. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

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An artist at work during an “ International Art Camp” organized by Ayodhya Shodh Sansthan, Cultural and Tourism department where artists from Thailand, Indonesia, Shrilanka and India are preparing artwork for an exhibition at Ayodhya on Diwali, in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. (Dheeraj Dhawan / HT Photo)
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An artist at work during an “ International Art Camp” organized by Ayodhya Shodh Sansthan, Cultural and Tourism department where artists from Thailand, Indonesia, Shrilanka and India are preparing artwork for an exhibition at Ayodhya on Diwali, in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. (Dheeraj Dhawan / HT Photo)

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A woman makes earthen lamps for the upcoming Diwali festival in Jammu city, Jammu and Kashmir. (Nitin Kanotra / HT Photo)
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A woman makes earthen lamps for the upcoming Diwali festival in Jammu city, Jammu and Kashmir. (Nitin Kanotra / HT Photo)

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Sikh devotees pay respect on the occasion of the birth anniversary of the fourth Sikh Guru Ramdas at the illuminated Golden Temple in Amritsar on October 15. (Narinder Nanu / AFP)
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Sikh devotees pay respect on the occasion of the birth anniversary of the fourth Sikh Guru Ramdas at the illuminated Golden Temple in Amritsar on October 15. (Narinder Nanu / AFP)

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An Indian Air Force (IAF) Sukhoi Su-30 fighter jet is pictured behind a bus and a car as it takes part in exercises at Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata. The Indian Air Force’s Eastern Air Command is holding fighter jet training flights on six airfields including Dimapur, Imphal, Guwahati, Kolkata, Pasighat and Andal, to familiarize IAF crews with flying on busy commercial airfields in the event of emergency requirements. (Dibyangshu Sarkar / AFP)
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An Indian Air Force (IAF) Sukhoi Su-30 fighter jet is pictured behind a bus and a car as it takes part in exercises at Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata. The Indian Air Force’s Eastern Air Command is holding fighter jet training flights on six airfields including Dimapur, Imphal, Guwahati, Kolkata, Pasighat and Andal, to familiarize IAF crews with flying on busy commercial airfields in the event of emergency requirements. (Dibyangshu Sarkar / AFP)

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A chef displays a dog-shaped chocolate dessert at a pastry stall at ‘Bengaluru Aaharotsava’, a 3-day vegetarian food festival, in Bengaluru , Karnataka. With over 100 stalls and over 1000 dishes, the city’s biggest food festival gives foodies an opportunity to sample Indian, regional, street, continental and local food varieties all in one venue. (Manjunath Kiran / AFP)
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A chef displays a dog-shaped chocolate dessert at a pastry stall at ‘Bengaluru Aaharotsava’, a 3-day vegetarian food festival, in Bengaluru , Karnataka. With over 100 stalls and over 1000 dishes, the city’s biggest food festival gives foodies an opportunity to sample Indian, regional, street, continental and local food varieties all in one venue. (Manjunath Kiran / AFP)

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A semi-finished clay idol of the Hindu goddess Kali is kept in sunlight to dry in Siliguri, West Bengal. The worship of Hindu deity Kali takes place in the eastern Indian states along with ‘Diwali’, the Festival of Lights, marking the victory of good over evil and commemorating the time when the Hindu god Lord Rama achieved victory over Ravana. (Diptendu Dutta / AFP)
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A semi-finished clay idol of the Hindu goddess Kali is kept in sunlight to dry in Siliguri, West Bengal. The worship of Hindu deity Kali takes place in the eastern Indian states along with ‘Diwali’, the Festival of Lights, marking the victory of good over evil and commemorating the time when the Hindu god Lord Rama achieved victory over Ravana. (Diptendu Dutta / AFP)

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Kashmiri farmer Rayees Ahmad shows a pile of rotten apples inside his orchard in Wuyan, south of Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir. (Dar Yasin / AP)
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Kashmiri farmer Rayees Ahmad shows a pile of rotten apples inside his orchard in Wuyan, south of Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir. (Dar Yasin / AP)

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