From India’s 71st Independence Day to UP train derailment: India this week in pictures

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation during Independence Day celebrations from the ramparts of Red Fort in New Delhi on August 15. From the tragic U.P train derailment which killed more than 20 people on Saturday to India 71st Independence Day celebrations,; a selection of top photos across the country. (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation during Independence Day celebrations from the ramparts of Red Fort in New Delhi on August 15. From the tragic U.P train derailment which killed more than 20 people on Saturday to India 71st Independence Day celebrations,; a selection of top photos across the country. (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

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Six coaches of the Puri-Haridwar Utkal Express derailed in Khatauli near Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh. Alteast 20 people have been reported dead due to the accident. (HT PHOTO)

Six coaches of the Puri-Haridwar Utkal Express derailed in Khatauli near Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh. Alteast 20 people have been reported dead due to the accident. (HT PHOTO)

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Illuminated Raisina Hill on the occasion of 71st Independence Day celebrations in New Delhi on Tuesday. (Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)

Illuminated Raisina Hill on the occasion of 71st Independence Day celebrations in New Delhi on Tuesday. (Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)

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A boy from the Rohingya community stands outside a shack in a camp in Delhi. (Cathal McNaughton /REUTERS)

A boy from the Rohingya community stands outside a shack in a camp in Delhi. (Cathal McNaughton /REUTERS)

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A scene inside encephalitis ward at BRD medical centre in Gorakhpur, on Tuesday. (Deepak Gupta/HT PHOTO)

A scene inside encephalitis ward at BRD medical centre in Gorakhpur, on Tuesday. (Deepak Gupta/HT PHOTO)

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A villager carries grains on a banana raft as he shifts from a flooded village in Araria district of Bihar on Monday. (PTI)

A villager carries grains on a banana raft as he shifts from a flooded village in Araria district of Bihar on Monday. (PTI)

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Indian army personnel and rescue workers search for survivors amid the rubble after a landslide caused by a cloudburst swept two buses off the road into a gorge, in Mandi district, in the northern state of Himachal Pradesh. (REUTERS)

Indian army personnel and rescue workers search for survivors amid the rubble after a landslide caused by a cloudburst swept two buses off the road into a gorge, in Mandi district, in the northern state of Himachal Pradesh. (REUTERS)

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Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath during a function to distribute loan waiver certificates to farmers under 'Fasli Rin Mochan Yojna' in Lucknow on Thursday. (PTI)

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath during a function to distribute loan waiver certificates to farmers under 'Fasli Rin Mochan Yojna' in Lucknow on Thursday. (PTI)

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(L-R front row) Dinesh Gundurao, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah shares a light moment during a public meeting at National College ground in Bengaluru, India, on Wednesday (Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

(L-R front row) Dinesh Gundurao, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah shares a light moment during a public meeting at National College ground in Bengaluru, India, on Wednesday (Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

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School children dressed as Hindu Lord Krishna, wait to perform during the celebrations ahead of the Janmashtami festival, which marks the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna in Ajmer. (Himanshu Sharma/REUTERS)

School children dressed as Hindu Lord Krishna, wait to perform during the celebrations ahead of the Janmashtami festival, which marks the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna in Ajmer. (Himanshu Sharma/REUTERS)

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Virat Kohli holds the trophy for photographs after they won the match and test cricket series against Sri Lanka. (Dinuka Liyanawatte/REUTERS)

Virat Kohli holds the trophy for photographs after they won the match and test cricket series against Sri Lanka. (Dinuka Liyanawatte/REUTERS)

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A railway worker repairs the tracks next to derailed coaches of a passenger train, at the site of an accident in Khatauli in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh. (Adnan Abidi/REUTERS)

A railway worker repairs the tracks next to derailed coaches of a passenger train, at the site of an accident in Khatauli in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh. (Adnan Abidi/REUTERS)

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People fly kites on the occasion of Independence Day at India Gate in New Delhi on Tuesday. (Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)

People fly kites on the occasion of Independence Day at India Gate in New Delhi on Tuesday. (Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)

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A devotee breaks a clay pot containing curd as others form a human pyramid during celebrations to mark the Hindu festival of Janmashtami in Mumbai. (Danish Siddiqui/REUTERS)

A devotee breaks a clay pot containing curd as others form a human pyramid during celebrations to mark the Hindu festival of Janmashtami in Mumbai. (Danish Siddiqui/REUTERS)

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Photos and news items related India-Pakistan Partition in Partition Museum Amritsar on 17 August. (Ravi Kumar/HT PHOTO )

Photos and news items related India-Pakistan Partition in Partition Museum Amritsar on 17 August. (Ravi Kumar/HT PHOTO )

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Rinki Singh, 31, holds a photo of her daughter Aarushi, 6, who died in the intensive care unit (ICU) of the Baba Raghav Das hospital in the Gorakhpur district on August 14. (Cathal McNaughton/REUTERS)

Rinki Singh, 31, holds a photo of her daughter Aarushi, 6, who died in the intensive care unit (ICU) of the Baba Raghav Das hospital in the Gorakhpur district on August 14. (Cathal McNaughton/REUTERS)

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A soldier adjusts his headgear during the full-dress rehearsal for the 71st Independence Day celebrations at the Red Fort in New Delhi on August 13 (Money Sharma/AFP)

A soldier adjusts his headgear during the full-dress rehearsal for the 71st Independence Day celebrations at the Red Fort in New Delhi on August 13 (Money Sharma/AFP)

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Despite a ban on the killer ‘Chinese’ Manjha kite string in Delhi, birds in flight across the city continue to be the biggest casualty around the kite flying season.Common varieties of sparrows, pigeons, and parrots are often taken in by various charitable and veterinary institutions around the city in New Delhi.  (Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)

Despite a ban on the killer ‘Chinese’ Manjha kite string in Delhi, birds in flight across the city continue to be the biggest casualty around the kite flying season.Common varieties of sparrows, pigeons, and parrots are often taken in by various charitable and veterinary institutions around the city in New Delhi.  (Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)

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School children hold a thousand feet long National flag organized by consumer rights organization at Noida stadium, in Noida on Monday. (Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)

School children hold a thousand feet long National flag organized by consumer rights organization at Noida stadium, in Noida on Monday. (Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)

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Govinda's form a human pyramid to break the Dahi handi at Ghatkopar in Mumbai. (Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)

Govinda's form a human pyramid to break the Dahi handi at Ghatkopar in Mumbai. (Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)

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A boy picks out plastic bottles at a recycling yard in New Delhi on August 18. (Adnan Abidi/REUTERS)

A boy picks out plastic bottles at a recycling yard in New Delhi on August 18. (Adnan Abidi/REUTERS)

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