Cricket fans holding an Indian national flag cheer in front of a billboard of superstar cricketer Sachin Tendulkar outside a stadium in Mumbai on Thursday. India's favorite son dominated the sport for nearly a quarter of a century. Now, that fabled career is coming to a close. Danish Siddiqui/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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During a demonstration Wednesday, Indian activists hold posters of the four men convicted in the New Delhi gang rape case that shocked the country. Narinder Nanu/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Zubin Mehta conducts the Bavarian State Orchestra in Srinagar, India, on Saturday night. The heavy security surrounding the event was an affront to many citizens of the state, which has chafed under heavy police presence for the better part of two decades. Julie McCarthy/NPR hide caption

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Raghuram Rajan, the new head of the Reserve Bank of India, has his work cut out for him. India's economic growth has crashed, its currency has plunged and prices are up. Rajanish Kakade/AP hide caption

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Humayan's Tomb, a 16th-century Mughal garden tomb that helped inspire the Taj Mahal, is one of several UNESCO World Heritage sites in Delhi. Walwyn/Flickr hide caption

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Supporters of India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party protest Tuesday in Allahabad, India, against the deaths of five Indian soldiers. India has accused Pakistani soldiers of firing across the Line of Control in Kashmir; Islamabad denies the charge. Rajesh Kumar Singh/AP hide caption

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