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Beyond the headlines and behind the scenes, The Quint brings you a snapshot of India this week.

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Young boys with their bodies painted and dressed as Mahatma Gandhi seek alms at a traffic intersection in Hyderabad.
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Beyond the headlines and behind the scenes, The Quint brings you a snapshot of India this week from 9 September to 13 September 2019.

Devotees carry Ganesha idols for immersion to mark the end of Ganesh Utsav celebrations, at Girgaum Chowpatty in Mumbai on 12 September. 
Devotees carry Ganesha idols for immersion to mark the end of Ganesh Utsav celebrations, at Girgaum Chowpatty in Mumbai on 12 September. 
(Photo: PTI) 
An artist paints young devotees ahead of Muharram festival, in Nagpur, Monday, 9 September. Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar and is considered as one of the sacred months of the year.
An artist paints young devotees ahead of Muharram festival, in Nagpur, Monday, 9 September. Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar and is considered as one of the sacred months of the year.
(Photo: PTI) 
Women light lamps at a temple during Onam celebrations in Chennai, on Wednesday, 11 September. 
Women light lamps at a temple during Onam celebrations in Chennai, on Wednesday, 11 September. 
(Photo: PTI) 
Students pose near a swing during Onam celebrations, in Nagercoil of Kanyakumari district, Tuesday, 10 September. As Kerala gets into the festive mood, police are maintaining tight vigil with the army receiving information that there may be a terror attack in southern parts of the country.
Students pose near a swing during Onam celebrations, in Nagercoil of Kanyakumari district, Tuesday, 10 September. As Kerala gets into the festive mood, police are maintaining tight vigil with the army receiving information that there may be a terror attack in southern parts of the country.
(Photo: PTI) 
 Indian Shiite Muslims take out a tableau in a religious procession to mark the Muslim festival, Prayagraj, India  on Tuesday, 10 September. Ashoura, the tenth day of the lunar Islamic month of Muharram, is marked by Shiite believers as the day that Imam Hussein, the grandson of prophet Muhammad and one of their most revered saints, was killed in the battle of Karbala in the year 680 AD.
Indian Shiite Muslims take out a tableau in a religious procession to mark the Muslim festival, Prayagraj, India  on Tuesday, 10 September. Ashoura, the tenth day of the lunar Islamic month of Muharram, is marked by Shiite believers as the day that Imam Hussein, the grandson of prophet Muhammad and one of their most revered saints, was killed in the battle of Karbala in the year 680 AD.
(Photo: AP) 
An Indian vendor sells balloons near the Hussain sagar lake in Hyderabad, Telangana. 
An Indian vendor sells balloons near the Hussain sagar lake in Hyderabad, Telangana. 
(Photo: AP) 
 People take photographs of a giant idol of elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha as it is taken for immersion on the tenth day of the ten-day long Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Mumbai. The festival is a celebration of the birth of Ganesha, the Hindu god of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune.
People take photographs of a giant idol of elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha as it is taken for immersion on the tenth day of the ten-day long Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Mumbai. The festival is a celebration of the birth of Ganesha, the Hindu god of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune.
(Photo: AP) 
 Students display placards during an awareness programme for conservation of trees,  in Mumbai. 
Students display placards during an awareness programme for conservation of trees, in Mumbai. 
(Photo: PTI) 
Young boys with their bodies painted and dressed as Mahatma Gandhi seek alms at a traffic intersection in Hyderabad.
Young boys with their bodies painted and dressed as Mahatma Gandhi seek alms at a traffic intersection in Hyderabad.
(Photo: AP) 
Shiite Muslim child cries after he was given a cut on the forehead during an Ashoura procession in Hyderabad, Telangana.
Shiite Muslim child cries after he was given a cut on the forehead during an Ashoura procession in Hyderabad, Telangana.
(Photo: AP) 
Drivers of Mumbai’s first AC electric buses pose for a photograph after its launch, in Mumbai on Monday, 9 September. A total of six AC electric and four non-AC electric buses launched along with a new mobile app for bus tracking and other features.
Drivers of Mumbai’s first AC electric buses pose for a photograph after its launch, in Mumbai on Monday, 9 September. A total of six AC electric and four non-AC electric buses launched along with a new mobile app for bus tracking and other features.
(Photo: PTI) 
Students queue up with their identity cards to cast their votes for the Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) elections, at Miranda House College in North Campus, New Delhi.
Students queue up with their identity cards to cast their votes for the Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) elections, at Miranda House College in North Campus, New Delhi.
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Indian Shiite Muslims flagellate themselves during a procession to mark Ashoura in Mumbai. Ashoura falls on the 10th day of Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar, when Shiites mark the death of Hussein, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, at the Battle of Karbala in present-day Iraq in the 7th century. 
Indian Shiite Muslims flagellate themselves during a procession to mark Ashoura in Mumbai. Ashoura falls on the 10th day of Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar, when Shiites mark the death of Hussein, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, at the Battle of Karbala in present-day Iraq in the 7th century. 
(Photo: AP) 
 Residents show a rarte python, which was recovered from Jagacha Moukhali in Howrah, West Bengal.
Residents show a rarte python, which was recovered from Jagacha Moukhali in Howrah, West Bengal.
(Photo: PTI) 

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