Firefly forest and Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations: India this week

From fireflies creating a cinematic landscape in Bhandardara to Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations observed in India; a roundup of top photos from across the country.

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Fireflies light up the frame with bioluminescence, swarming around trees in Bhandardara, Maharashtra. (Pratik Chorge / HT Photo)

Fireflies light up the frame with bioluminescence, swarming around trees in Bhandardara, Maharashtra. (Pratik Chorge / HT Photo)

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A devotee prays during Eid-ul-Fitr, at Red Road, in Kolkata, West Bengal. (Samir Jana / HT Photo)

A devotee prays during Eid-ul-Fitr, at Red Road, in Kolkata, West Bengal. (Samir Jana / HT Photo)

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Residents wait with their empty containers to fill drinking water from a municipal tanker, at Chanakyapuri, in New Delhi. (Amal KS / HT Photo)

Residents wait with their empty containers to fill drinking water from a municipal tanker, at Chanakyapuri, in New Delhi. (Amal KS / HT Photo)

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A Gulmohar tree in bloom by the roadside at Aarey colony, in Mumbai, Maharashtra. (Satyabrata Tripathy / HT Photo)

A Gulmohar tree in bloom by the roadside at Aarey colony, in Mumbai, Maharashtra. (Satyabrata Tripathy / HT Photo)

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Devotees look on during the inauguration of a life sized statue of JP Vaswani in Pune, Maharashtra. (Shankar Narayan / HT Photo)

Devotees look on during the inauguration of a life sized statue of JP Vaswani in Pune, Maharashtra. (Shankar Narayan / HT Photo)

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Thousands of devotees offered prayers on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, at Jama Masjid, in New Delhi. (Amal KS / HT Photo)

Thousands of devotees offered prayers on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, at Jama Masjid, in New Delhi. (Amal KS / HT Photo)

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Lightning seen in the night sky, at Kharadi, in Pune, Maharashtra. (Shankar Narayan / HT Photo)

Lightning seen in the night sky, at Kharadi, in Pune, Maharashtra. (Shankar Narayan / HT Photo)

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Plumes of smoke rise from garbage burnt at Indirapuram, in Ghaziabad. A massive fire broke out at Shakti Khand dumping site and the fire brigade was roped in to douse the blaze. (Sakib Ali / HT Photo)

Plumes of smoke rise from garbage burnt at Indirapuram, in Ghaziabad. A massive fire broke out at Shakti Khand dumping site and the fire brigade was roped in to douse the blaze. (Sakib Ali / HT Photo)

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Firefighters try to douse a fire that broke out at a chemical godown near Howrah Bridge, adjacent to Jagannath Ghat, in Kolkata, West Bengal. (Samir Jana / HT Photo)

Firefighters try to douse a fire that broke out at a chemical godown near Howrah Bridge, adjacent to Jagannath Ghat, in Kolkata, West Bengal. (Samir Jana / HT Photo)

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Iqbal Kaskar, a brother of Dawood Ibrahim was brought to St George hospital by the police for tests , in Mumbai, Maharashtra. (Bhushan Koyande / HT Photo)

Iqbal Kaskar, a brother of Dawood Ibrahim was brought to St George hospital by the police for tests , in Mumbai, Maharashtra. (Bhushan Koyande / HT Photo)

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Shipping containers sit stacked at a freight depot near the Jawaharlal Nehru Port, operated by Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), in Mumbai, Maharashtra. President Donald Trump opened another potential front in his trade war on May 31, terminating India's designation as a developing nation and thereby eliminating an exception that allowed the country to export nearly 2,000 products to the US duty-free. (Dhiraj Singh / Bloomberg)

Shipping containers sit stacked at a freight depot near the Jawaharlal Nehru Port, operated by Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), in Mumbai, Maharashtra. President Donald Trump opened another potential front in his trade war on May 31, terminating India's designation as a developing nation and thereby eliminating an exception that allowed the country to export nearly 2,000 products to the US duty-free. (Dhiraj Singh / Bloomberg)

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