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BJP supporters are dispersed by a charge from a water canon as they protest against alleged corruption and embezzlement of funds earmarked to create infrastructure for the upcoming Commonwealth Games, in New Delhi.The Commonwealth Games organising committee rejected accusations that it paid more than $500,000 to a small London-based company for services including car hire, makeshift toilets and road barriers. Kashmiri men shout pro freedom slogans as relatives and friends carry a dead body of a protester allegedly shot by the security forces in Srinagar on Sunday Aug 1, 2010. Curfew today remained in force in the entire Kashmir Valley which has been hit by a fresh wave of violence. 8 persons including a woman were killed in separate incidents on Sunday with five of them perishing in a blast after explosives went off in a police station set afire by a mob. People gather at the scene of a suicide bombing in Kandahar province's Dand district. A suicide car bomber blew himself up next to a police truck bringing a southern Afghan official to work, killing five children nearby. Devotees take bath in River Ganga, on the auspicious month Shraavan in Varanasi. A man pulls his auto rickshaw through a flooded  road after a heavy spell of rain in Ahmadebad. From left, Sri Lankan vice captain Mahela Jayawardene, Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, ICC Cricket Word Cup tournament director Ratnakar Shetty, Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara and Indian cricket team vice captain Sachin Tendulkar, pose with ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 Mascot Stumpy during a media briefing in Colombo, Sri Lanka.The event will be co-hosted by India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh from Feb.19 to April 2. A thread maker prepares colored threads for flying kites in Jammu. The demand for these threads goes up in August when people fly kites and peaks during Independence Day on Aug.15. Former Union Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor performs a puja with his friend Sunanda Pushkar at the Shani Shingnapur temple in Maharashtra on Sunday Aug 1, 2010. A vendor tries to salvage his melons after a fire broke out at a market in Kabul, Afghanistan. Flames travel along the floor of the forest as a parched forest burns near a suburb of the town of Voronezh some 500 km south of Moscow. Hundreds of new fires broke out in Russian forests and fields that have been dried to a crisp by drought and record heat. KC Jones of Decatur, Texas, jumps on a steer during rodeo competition, at Frontier Days, in Cheyenne. Jones recorded a 9.6 to place him in the top 10. People carry their belongings as heavy flood destroy their homes in Nowshera, Pakistan. An Afghani refugee drags a box containing his belongings through a flood water in Aza Kheil in Nowshera district, Pakistan. People take shelter along railway tracks as their homes were destroyed by heavy floods in Nowshera, Pakistan. Pakistan army soldiers pass a baby across a water course as they help people flee from their flooded village following heavy monsoon rains in Taunsa near Multan, Pakistan. The death toll from massive floods in northwestern Pakistan rose to 1,100 as rescue workers struggled to save more than 27,000 people still trapped by the raging water. Alphorn Ensemble Engiadina St. Moritz of Switzerland perform during Swiss National Day celebrations at Swiss Pavilion in the World Expo in Shanghai. Former Union Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor and Sunanda Pushkar performing a puja at the Shani Shingnapur temple in Maharashtra on Sunday Aug 1, 2010.  Former Union Minister of State for External Affairs Minister Shashi Tharoor performs a puja with his friend Sunanda Pushkar at the Shani Shingnapur temple in Maharashtra on Sunday Aug 1, 2010.  Former Union Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor with Sunanda Pushkar at the Sai Baba temple in Shirdi, Maharashtra on Sunday Aug 1, 2010.  Former Union Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor with Sunanda Pushkar at the Sai Baba temple in Shirdi, Maharashtra on Sunday Aug 1, 2010. Former Union Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor applying vermilion on Sunanda Pushkar after performing a puja at the Shani Shingnapur temple in Maharashtra on Sunday Aug 1, 2010.  Paramilitary soldiers patrol during a curfew in Srinagar. Kashmiri civilians attend an injured person after police opened fire on protesters in Srinagar. Government troops fired at thousands of people protesting Indian rule over the country's portion of Kashmir, killing one person and injuring more than 30 as the wave of violence that has swept through the region continued unabated. 
 VVS Laxman, left, and Gautam Gambhir chat as they stand next to the pitch that has been prepared for the third cricket test gainst Sri Lanka in Colomb. Sri Lanka and India play their third cricket test starting August 3. Police remove victims of the Bhopal Gas disaster and activists who were staging a sit in protest in New Delhi. Public ire over the world's worst industrial disaster resurfaced recently after a court convicted seven former employees. On the morning of Dec. 3, 1984, a pesticide plant run by Union Carbide in Bhopal leaked about 40 tons of deadly methyl isocyanate gas into the air quickly killing about 4,000 people. French President Nicolas Sarkozy, right, greets his Pakistani counterpart Asif Ali Zardari prior to their meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris. Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari, facing questions about his country's role in Afghanistan, turns to France for support in talks with French President Nicolas Sarkozy expected to focus on fighting terrorism and sharing intelligence.
A Pakistani boy eats rice in the flood-hit area of Nowshera, Pakistan. The government has deployed thousands of soldiers and civilian rescue workers to save an estimated 28,000 people trapped by the flood waters, distribute food and collect the bodies of the victims. Bharatiya Janata Party supporters stand on police barricades as they protest against alleged corruption and embezzlement of funds earmarked to create infrastructure for the upcoming Commonwealth Games, in New Delhi.The Commonwealth Games organizing committee rejected accusations that it paid more than $500,000 to a small London-based company for services including car hire, makeshift toilets and road barriers. 
Kashmiris wash blood stains on a road immediately after police opened fire on protesters in Srinagar. Government troops fired at thousands of people protesting Indian rule in Kashmir killing one person and injuring more than 30 as the wave of violence that has swept through the region continued unabated.
Aug 02, 2010
BJP supporters are dispersed by a charge from a water canon as they protest against alleged corruption and embezzlement of funds earmarked to create infrastructure for the upcoming Commonwealth Games, in New Delhi.The Commonwealth Games organising committee rejected accusations that it paid more than $500,000 to a small London-based company for services including car hire, makeshift toilets and road barriers.

- AP Photo/Saurabh Das
Aug 02, 2010
Kashmiri men shout pro freedom slogans as relatives and friends carry a dead body of a protester allegedly shot by the security forces in Srinagar on Sunday Aug 1, 2010. Curfew today remained in force in the entire Kashmir Valley which has been hit by a fresh wave of violence. 8 persons including a woman were killed in separate incidents on Sunday with five of them perishing in a blast after explosives went off in a police station set afire by a mob.

- AP Photo/Dar Yasin
Aug 02, 2010
People gather at the scene of a suicide bombing in Kandahar province's Dand district. A suicide car bomber blew himself up next to a police truck bringing a southern Afghan official to work, killing five children nearby.

- AP Photo/Allauddin Khan
Aug 02, 2010
Devotees take bath in River Ganga, on the auspicious month "Shraavan" in Varanasi.

- AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh
Aug 02, 2010
A man pulls his auto rickshaw through a flooded road after a heavy spell of rain in Ahmadebad.

- AP Photo/Ajit Solanki
Aug 02, 2010
From left, Sri Lankan vice captain Mahela Jayawardene, Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, ICC Cricket Word Cup tournament director Ratnakar Shetty, Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara and Indian cricket team vice captain Sachin Tendulkar, pose with ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 Mascot Stumpy during a media briefing in Colombo, Sri Lanka.The event will be co-hosted by India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh from Feb.19 to April 2.

- AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena
Aug 02, 2010
A thread maker prepares colored threads for flying kites in Jammu. The demand for these threads goes up in August when people fly kites and peaks during Independence Day on Aug.15.

- AP Photo/Channi Anand
Aug 02, 2010
Former Union Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor performs a puja with his friend Sunanda Pushkar at the Shani Shingnapur temple in Maharashtra on Sunday Aug 1, 2010.

- PTI Photo
Aug 02, 2010


- Illustration By Sandeep Adhwaryu
Aug 02, 2010


- Illustration By Sandeep Adhwaryu
Aug 02, 2010
A vendor tries to salvage his melons after a fire broke out at a market in Kabul, Afghanistan.

- AP Photo/Ahmad Nazar
Aug 02, 2010
Flames travel along the floor of the forest as a parched forest burns near a suburb of the town of Voronezh some 500 km south of Moscow. Hundreds of new fires broke out in Russian forests and fields that have been dried to a crisp by drought and record heat.

- AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel
Aug 02, 2010
KC Jones of Decatur, Texas, jumps on a steer during rodeo competition, at Frontier Days, in Cheyenne. Jones recorded a 9.6 to place him in the top 10.

- AP Photo/Wyoming Tribune Eagle, Michael Smith
Aug 02, 2010
People carry their belongings as heavy flood destroy their homes in Nowshera, Pakistan.

- AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad
Aug 02, 2010
An Afghani refugee drags a box containing his belongings through a flood water in Aza Kheil in Nowshera district, Pakistan.

- AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad
Aug 02, 2010
People take shelter along railway tracks as their homes were destroyed by heavy floods in Nowshera, Pakistan.

- AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad
Aug 02, 2010
Pakistan army soldiers pass a baby across a water course as they help people flee from their flooded village following heavy monsoon rains in Taunsa near Multan, Pakistan. The death toll from massive floods in northwestern Pakistan rose to 1,100 as rescue workers struggled to save more than 27,000 people still trapped by the raging water.

- AP Photo/Khalid Tanveer
Aug 02, 2010
Alphorn Ensemble Engiadina St. Moritz of Switzerland perform during Swiss National Day celebrations at Swiss Pavilion in the World Expo in Shanghai.

- AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko
Aug 02, 2010
Former Union Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor and Sunanda Pushkar performing a puja at the Shani Shingnapur temple in Maharashtra on Sunday Aug 1, 2010.

- PTI Photo
Aug 02, 2010
Former Union Minister of State for External Affairs Minister Shashi Tharoor performs a puja with his friend Sunanda Pushkar at the Shani Shingnapur temple in Maharashtra on Sunday Aug 1, 2010.

- PTI Photo
Aug 02, 2010
Former Union Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor with Sunanda Pushkar at the Sai Baba temple in Shirdi, Maharashtra on Sunday Aug 1, 2010.

- PTI Photo
Aug 02, 2010
Former Union Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor with Sunanda Pushkar at the Sai Baba temple in Shirdi, Maharashtra on Sunday Aug 1, 2010.

- PTI Photo
Aug 02, 2010
Former Union Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor applying vermilion on Sunanda Pushkar after performing a puja at the Shani Shingnapur temple in Maharashtra on Sunday Aug 1, 2010.

- PTI Photo
Aug 02, 2010
Paramilitary soldiers patrol during a curfew in Srinagar.

- AP Photo/Dar Yasin
Aug 02, 2010
Kashmiri civilians attend an injured person after police opened fire on protesters in Srinagar. Government troops fired at thousands of people protesting Indian rule over the country's portion of Kashmir, killing one person and injuring more than 30 as the wave of violence that has swept through the region continued unabated.

- AP Photo
Aug 02, 2010
VVS Laxman, left, and Gautam Gambhir chat as they stand next to the pitch that has been prepared for the third cricket test gainst Sri Lanka in Colomb. Sri Lanka and India play their third cricket test starting August 3.

- AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena
Aug 02, 2010
Police remove victims of the Bhopal Gas disaster and activists who were staging a sit in protest in New Delhi. Public ire over the world's worst industrial disaster resurfaced recently after a court convicted seven former employees. On the morning of Dec. 3, 1984, a pesticide plant run by Union Carbide in Bhopal leaked about 40 tons of deadly methyl isocyanate gas into the air quickly killing about 4,000 people.

- AP Photo/Mustafa Quraishi
Aug 02, 2010
French President Nicolas Sarkozy, right, greets his Pakistani counterpart Asif Ali Zardari prior to their meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris. Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari, facing questions about his country's role in Afghanistan, turns to France for support in talks with French President Nicolas Sarkozy expected to focus on fighting terrorism and sharing intelligence.

- AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere
Aug 02, 2010
A Pakistani boy eats rice in the flood-hit area of Nowshera, Pakistan. The government has deployed thousands of soldiers and civilian rescue workers to save an estimated 28,000 people trapped by the flood waters, distribute food and collect the bodies of the victims.

- AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad
Aug 02, 2010
Bharatiya Janata Party supporters stand on police barricades as they protest against alleged corruption and embezzlement of funds earmarked to create infrastructure for the upcoming Commonwealth Games, in New Delhi.The Commonwealth Games organizing committee rejected accusations that it paid more than $500,000 to a small London-based company for services including car hire, makeshift toilets and road barriers.

- AP Photo/Saurabh Das
Aug 02, 2010
Kashmiris wash blood stains on a road immediately after police opened fire on protesters in Srinagar. Government troops fired at thousands of people protesting Indian rule in Kashmir killing one person and injuring more than 30 as the wave of violence that has swept through the region continued unabated.

- AP Photo
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Police remove victims of the Bhopal Gas disaster and activists who were staging a sit in protest in New Delhi. Public ire over the world's worst industrial disaster resurfaced recently after a court convicted seven former employees. On the morning of Dec. 3, 1984, a pesticide plant run by Union Carbide in Bhopal leaked about 40 tons of deadly methyl isocyanate gas into the air quickly killing about 4,000 people.

- AP Photo/Mustafa Quraishi
 
 
 

 
 
 
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