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People watch a laser show on the banks of the river Sarayu during Deepotsav celebrations on the eve of the Hindu festival of Diwali in Ayodhya on Wednesday. The five-day festival celebrates the victory of light over darkness. Sanjay Kanojia/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Vinisha Umashankar and her solar ironing cart. She came up with the idea when she was 12 — then worked with engineers to create a prototype. Now she's in Glasgow, Scotland, to speak at the COP26 climate change conference. Umashankar Sathyakumar hide caption

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The last Quad meeting, in March, was virtual. President Biden, Yoshihide Suga, Japan's prime minister (top right), Scott Morrison, Australia's prime minister (bottom left), and Narendra Modi, India's prime minister, will meet in person in the U.S. on Friday. Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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India's Vaccination Drive Has Gathered Speed, But Millions Remain Vulnerable

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In this screen grab from video posted by BBC News Hindi, Jyoti Kumari, then 15, rides with her father during their 700-mile journey to their family's village of Sirhulli in eastern India. BBC News Hindi hide caption

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Performing last rites before the cremation of a family member who died of COVID-19. Anupam Nath/AP hide caption

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India's Pandemic Death Toll Estimated At About 4 Million: 10 Times The Official Count

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India's COVID-19 Death Toll May Be 10 Times The Official Figure, Study Suggests

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Edward Theatre's entrance, as seen from the street opened in 1914 in Kalbadevi, and was named after King Edward V, who visited Mumbai the same year. It initially started with stage plays, with a total of 509 wooden seats, distributed between three separate levels. Until a few years ago, the theatre turned cinema hall, played mostly B- grade Bollywood films. Viraj Nayar for NPR hide caption

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India's Single-Screen Cinemas Were Struggling Before COVID-19. Now They're Dying Out

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Asha Gond (center right) rides her skateboard. When she first began skateboarding, neighbors would catcall that skateboarding is for boys and urge her parents to marry her off. Vicky Roy hide caption

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Skateboarding Gives Freedom To Rural Indian Teen In Netflix Film — And In Real Life

A new Netflix movie called Skater Girl chronicles the journey of an Indian teenage girl who discovers a life-changing passion for skateboarding. It's also the story of Asha Gond.