From Gurpurab 2017 festivities to Chennai floods: India this week in pictures

From tragic Chennai floods to Gurpurab celebrated across the India and the annual Pushkar Fair in Rajasthan; a roundup of top photos from across the country.

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Members of a Sikh Jatha wave from train windows while departing for Pakistan to celebrate the 548th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, in Amritsar on Thursday. (PTI)

Members of a Sikh Jatha wave from train windows while departing for Pakistan to celebrate the 548th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, in Amritsar on Thursday. (PTI)

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A woman carries a dog as she wades through a waterlogged neighbourhood in Chennai. Incessant rains poured nearly 74% of the northeast monsoon estimate in a span of five days bringing back memories of the 2015 deluge. (P. Ravikumar / REUTERS)

A woman carries a dog as she wades through a waterlogged neighbourhood in Chennai. Incessant rains poured nearly 74% of the northeast monsoon estimate in a span of five days bringing back memories of the 2015 deluge. (P. Ravikumar / REUTERS)

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A trader arrives with his camels at the annual Pushkar Fair where livestock, primarily camels, are brought to be sold and traded in the state of Rajasthan. (Himanshu Sharma / REUTERS)

A trader arrives with his camels at the annual Pushkar Fair where livestock, primarily camels, are brought to be sold and traded in the state of Rajasthan. (Himanshu Sharma / REUTERS)

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A farmer manually threshes a bundle of harvested rice on a drum at Suchetgarh village in R.S Pura, Jammu & Kashmir. (Nitin Kanotra / HT Photo)

A farmer manually threshes a bundle of harvested rice on a drum at Suchetgarh village in R.S Pura, Jammu & Kashmir. (Nitin Kanotra / HT Photo)

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Hindu saints perform rituals to celebrate Akshardham temple's silver jubilee in Gandhinagar on November 02, 2017. (Amit Dave / REUTERS)

Hindu saints perform rituals to celebrate Akshardham temple's silver jubilee in Gandhinagar on November 02, 2017. (Amit Dave / REUTERS)

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Students take part in the Karnataka Rajyotsava celebration at Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru on November 01, 2017. Translated literally into ‘State Festival’, the celebrations mark the date of the erstwhile Mysore state’s expansion in 1956 to include Kannada speaking regions in South India, making what later came to be known as Karnataka. (Arijit Sen / HT Photo)

Students take part in the Karnataka Rajyotsava celebration at Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru on November 01, 2017. Translated literally into ‘State Festival’, the celebrations mark the date of the erstwhile Mysore state’s expansion in 1956 to include Kannada speaking regions in South India, making what later came to be known as Karnataka. (Arijit Sen / HT Photo)

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A photo of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel is raised during the 'Run for Unity', on Patel’s 142nd birth anniversary at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium in New Delhi on October 31, 2017. (Sonu Mehta / HT Photo)

A photo of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel is raised during the 'Run for Unity', on Patel’s 142nd birth anniversary at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium in New Delhi on October 31, 2017. (Sonu Mehta / HT Photo)

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A woman cries after praying beside a columbarium at a cemetery during the observance of All Souls Day in Mumbai on November 2, 2017. (Danish Siddiqui / REUTERS)

A woman cries after praying beside a columbarium at a cemetery during the observance of All Souls Day in Mumbai on November 2, 2017. (Danish Siddiqui / REUTERS)

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A man sifts through rubbish in the Yamuna River in New Delhi. (Cathal McNaughton / REUTERS)

A man sifts through rubbish in the Yamuna River in New Delhi. (Cathal McNaughton / REUTERS)

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Sikh performers showcase their skill during a demonstration of the ‘Gatka’ martial art during a religious procession near the Golden temple on the eve of the 548th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev in Amritsar. (Shiva Sharma / PTI)

Sikh performers showcase their skill during a demonstration of the ‘Gatka’ martial art during a religious procession near the Golden temple on the eve of the 548th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev in Amritsar. (Shiva Sharma / PTI)

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A protestor is detained after civic officials demolished tents and makeshift structures set up by protesters at Jantar Mantar, in New Delhi on October 30, 2017. The NGT on October 5 banned all protests and dharnas around Jantar Mantar on grounds of violation of environmental laws. (Burhaan Kinu / HT Photo)

A protestor is detained after civic officials demolished tents and makeshift structures set up by protesters at Jantar Mantar, in New Delhi on October 30, 2017. The NGT on October 5 banned all protests and dharnas around Jantar Mantar on grounds of violation of environmental laws. (Burhaan Kinu / HT Photo)

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Relatives and neighbours of Gowhar Hussain Bhat, a BJP youth leader, carry his coffin during his funeral in Shopian, Kashmir on Friday. The body of 30-year-old Bhat was recovered from an orchard in Kiloora with his throat slit, and attributed to insurgents by the police. (Dar Yasin / AP)

Relatives and neighbours of Gowhar Hussain Bhat, a BJP youth leader, carry his coffin during his funeral in Shopian, Kashmir on Friday. The body of 30-year-old Bhat was recovered from an orchard in Kiloora with his throat slit, and attributed to insurgents by the police. (Dar Yasin / AP)

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Residents look on at what’s left of their homes after the Delhi Development Authority carried out a demolition drive at Katputli Colony in Shadipur, New Delhi. (Arun Sharma / HT PHOTO)

Residents look on at what’s left of their homes after the Delhi Development Authority carried out a demolition drive at Katputli Colony in Shadipur, New Delhi. (Arun Sharma / HT PHOTO)

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Police baton charged a crowd waiting outside actor Shah Rukh Khan’s house ‘Mannat’, on his 52th birthday at Bandstand in Mumbai, India on November 02, 2017. (Satyabrata Tripathy / HT Photo)

Police baton charged a crowd waiting outside actor Shah Rukh Khan’s house ‘Mannat’, on his 52th birthday at Bandstand in Mumbai, India on November 02, 2017. (Satyabrata Tripathy / HT Photo)

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Bhutanese King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema look on as Prime Minister, Narendra Modi interacts with their son, Prince Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck during a meeting in New Delhi on Wednesday. (PMO)

Bhutanese King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema look on as Prime Minister, Narendra Modi interacts with their son, Prince Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck during a meeting in New Delhi on Wednesday. (PMO)

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Ashish Nehra played his final cricket match at the Feroz Shah Kotla in New Delhi against New Zealand in a Twenty20 International. Nehra made his international debut in 1999 and bowed out of cricket after 18 years of playing. (Altaf Qadri / AP)

Ashish Nehra played his final cricket match at the Feroz Shah Kotla in New Delhi against New Zealand in a Twenty20 International. Nehra made his international debut in 1999 and bowed out of cricket after 18 years of playing. (Altaf Qadri / AP)

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Smoke billows from a coal-fired power plant after a boiler unit exploded in the town of Unchahar, Uttar Pradesh on November 1, 2017. At least 30 people were killed and around 100 injured in the explosion at a government-run coal-fired power plant. (STR / AFP)

Smoke billows from a coal-fired power plant after a boiler unit exploded in the town of Unchahar, Uttar Pradesh on November 1, 2017. At least 30 people were killed and around 100 injured in the explosion at a government-run coal-fired power plant. (STR / AFP)

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Indian traditional wrestlers train at an open air gym in Varanasi. (Noemi Cassanelli / AFP)

Indian traditional wrestlers train at an open air gym in Varanasi. (Noemi Cassanelli / AFP)

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People perform a cremation next to cows on banks of the river Ganges in Varanasi. (Noemi Cassanelli / AFP)

People perform a cremation next to cows on banks of the river Ganges in Varanasi. (Noemi Cassanelli / AFP)

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