India celebrates Rakhi

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A girl ties a rakhi to her prisoner brother at the Patiala Central Jail on Raksha Bandhan. (PTI Photo)

A girl ties a rakhi to her prisoner brother at the Patiala Central Jail on Raksha Bandhan. (PTI Photo)

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Schoolgirls tie rakhis onto the wrists of Indian police personnel inside a police station on Raksha Bandhan in Ahmedabad. (Reuters Photo)

Schoolgirls tie rakhis onto the wrists of Indian police personnel inside a police station on Raksha Bandhan in Ahmedabad. (Reuters Photo)

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Around a thousand widows living in Vrindavan celebrate rakhi for the first time, defying age old traditions of Indian society. (Virendra Singh Gosain/HT Photo)

Around a thousand widows living in Vrindavan celebrate rakhi for the first time, defying age old traditions of Indian society. (Virendra Singh Gosain/HT Photo)

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West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee ties rakhi on the wrist of Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan to celebrate Raksha Bandhan during a Kolkata Police programme in Kolkata. (PTI Photo)

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee ties rakhi on the wrist of Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan to celebrate Raksha Bandhan during a Kolkata Police programme in Kolkata. (PTI Photo)

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Pakistani women look at rakhis at a roadside shop ahead of Raksha Bandhan in Karachi. (AFP Photo)

Pakistani women look at rakhis at a roadside shop ahead of Raksha Bandhan in Karachi. (AFP Photo)

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RSS members tie rakhis on each others' wrists on Raksha Bandhan at Gokul Garden in Hubli. (PTI Photo)

RSS members tie rakhis on each others' wrists on Raksha Bandhan at Gokul Garden in Hubli. (PTI Photo)

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Bihar chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi tries rakhi on a tree at an eco park on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan in Patna. (PTI Photo)

Bihar chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi tries rakhi on a tree at an eco park on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan in Patna. (PTI Photo)

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Children tie rakhi to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi. (PTI Photo)

Children tie rakhi to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi. (PTI Photo)

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