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Dalits, formerly known as "untouchables," do construction work in Tamil Nadu, India. Members of the lower caste are often relegated to jobs such as construction and garbage collection. The India Today Group/India Today Group/Getty Images hide caption

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Rahul Gandhi (center), the new president of the Indian National Congress, waves while being garlanded during a political rally at Chilloda village on Nov. 11. Gandhi takes over the party leadership this week from his mother, Sonia Gandhi, who steps down after nearly two decades as the head of the party the Nehru-Gandhi family has dominated for 70 years. Sam Panthaky/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Ivanka Trump (left) speaks as Chanda Kochhar, managing director and CEO of ICICI Bank, looks on, during a panel discussion at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad on Wednesday. Money Sharma/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In Hyderabad, Indian Entrepreneurs Size Up Ivanka Trump

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Sayanora Philip (foreground), a singer in Mollywood films, takes a selfie with fellow members of the newly formed Women in Cinema Collective. Sayanora Philip hide caption

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How A Shocking Attack Inspired India's Actresses To Fight Harassment

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In the last 13 years of Queen Victoria's life, she spent a great deal of time with Abdul Karim, who came from India initially to wait on the queen's table, but soon became part of her inner circle. And despite all opposition, Victoria and Karim curried on. Alexander Bassano/Spencer Arnold/Getty Images hide caption

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The Sardar Sweet Shop in Varanasi, India, was built around a neem tree considered too holy to cut down. Customers flow in and out, barely noticing the imposing tree. In rural parts, people use the neem tree's leaves to repel insects, the sap for stomach pain and the branches to brush their teeth. As for the candy shop sweets, Diane Cook says they were "fabulous." Diane Cook and Len Jenshel hide caption

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Hindu activists protest against a court-ordered ban on the sale of firecrackers to curtail air pollution in the Indian capital by setting off firecrackers in New Delhi on Friday. Rahul Singh/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Henna tattoos decorate a bride's hands. A new ruling by the Supreme Court of India says that sex with any underage girl, even if she's a bride, is considered an act of rape. So child brides age 15 to 18 now have the same legal protection that younger girls do. Arijit Mondal/Getty Images hide caption

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This selfie is in the toilet: Actor Akshay Kumar poses with the object of his bride's affection in the new movie Toilet: A Love Story. T-Series via YouTube/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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