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Indian activists carry placards displaying images of the Babri mosque during a December 2016 protest in New Delhi to mark the anniversary of the mosque's destruction in 1992. Sajjad Hussain/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A typical masala soda shop in Mumbai. Flavors sold here range from traditional Indian ones with mango, pineapple and lemon, to more westernized flavors, like strawberry, kiwi and mojito. Leena Trivedi-Grenier for NPR hide caption

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Zubair, who was diagnosed with a bone tumor and had part of his leg amputated, uses morphine to manage his pain. "Because of morphine I am surviving," he says. With the pain relief, he can ride his motorbike and work at a coffee shop. Screengrab from "Using Morphine To Stay Alive" hide caption

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Endurance Amalawa, a Nigerian studying in India, was admitted to the hospital after being attacked by a mob in Greater Noida. Locals had blamed a group of Nigerian students for the death of an Indian teenager even though the police had no evidence linking them with the youngster. Virendra Singh Gosain/Hindustan Times via Getty Images hide caption

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Traffic is a major source of noise pollution in Delhi (above) and other Indian cities. Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images hide caption

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Click Here For A Sample Of Delhi Street Noise

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Seema Parveen, 42, has been divorced by three different men. In India's Muslim community, a husband can divorce his wife by uttering the word "talaq" — Arabic for divorce. Julie McCarthy/NPR hide caption

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Muslim Women In India Ask Top Court To Ban Instant Divorce

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Salaried employees file their income tax papers at an tax office in New Delhi in 2013. Many Indians, including the entire agricultural sector and those living on less than $3,700 a year, are exempt from income tax. The Finance Ministry says just 27 million Indians paid income tax last year. Manish Swarup/AP hide caption

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Why Do So Few People Pay Income Tax In India?

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