An Indian National Congress party worker on Thursday pays tribute to Gajendra Singh, a farmer who committed suicide during a candlelight vigil in New Delhi the previous day. Rajay Gupta/EPA/Landov hide caption

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Safeena Husain says: "I educate girls." Her efforts have brought 80,000 Indian girls into school; last week she received a Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship (above). Courtesy of Skoll Foundation/Gabriel Diamond hide caption

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Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi, accused of plotting the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, raises a fist outside a court in Islamabad, Pakistan, on Jan. 1. Lakhvi was released on bail Friday. B.K. Bangash/AP hide caption

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Ramalinga Raju, founder and former chairman of fraud-hit Satyam Computer Services, is escorted from a court in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad in April 2009. Raju and nine other defendants have been convicted of fraud and conspiracy. Krishnendu Halder/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Polina, 37, rests in a hospital bed in St. Petersburg, Russia, in 2011. She is severely malnourished and suffers from numerous diseases, including tuberculosis, hepatitis C and HIV. Misha Friedman hide caption

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British Prime Minister David Cameron shakes hands with Gopalkrishna Gandhi, Mohandas Gandhi's grandson, beneath a new statue of the Indian independence leader by British sculptor Philip Jackson, after it was unveiled today in London's Parliament Square. Matt Dunham/AP hide caption

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Dr. Kunal Saha (far right) and Anuradha were married in Calcutta, India in 1985. She died 11 years later after being prescribed a dangerous dose of a steroid. Courtesy of Kunal Saha hide caption

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British filmmaker Leslee Udwin addresses a news conference on her documentary India's Daughter on Tuesday. The film, which has been banned in India, was broadcast Wednesday in the U.K. — a decision that has angered the Indian government. Altaf Qadri/AP hide caption

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British filmmaker Leslee Udwin addresses a news conference about her film India's Daughter. India has ordered the film not to be shown pending an investigation into how filmmakers were able to interview the men convicted of the deadly rape of a 23-year-old woman in 2012. Altaf Qadri/AP hide caption

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Monsoon clouds loom over New Delhi, the city at the center of Raj Kamal Jha's new novel. Manan Vatsyayana/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Smoke rises from chimneys of coal-based power plants in the Sonbhadra District of Uttar Pradesh, India. The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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Rajendra K. Pachauri speaks at the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Lima, Peru, on Dec. 11, 2014. He is stepping down as chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Juan Karita/AP hide caption

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