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In rural India, women want politicians to deliver

In rural India, women want politicians to deliver

In this April 4, 2014 photo, an Indian woman farmer works to separate the peas from chaff at Bhaitora village, 65 kilometers (40 miles) east of Allahabad, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, India. Women form more than 49 percent of India's 814 million voters, but many of them, es…

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In rural India, women want politicians to deliver

In rural India, women want politicians to deliver

In this April 4, 2014 photo, an Indian woman farmer separates the peas from chaff at Bhaitora village, 65 kilometers (40 miles) east of Allahabad, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, India. Women form more than 49 percent of India's 814 million voters, but many of them, especially…

April 11, 2014 12:04 amLoading…
In rural India, women want politicians to deliver

In rural India, women want politicians to deliver

In this April 4, 2014 photo, an Indian woman worker carrying her one-year-old child smiles in front of the camera while working at a brick kiln at Karchana, 40 kilometers (25 miles) east of Allahabad, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, India. Women form more than 49 percent of In…

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Holi festivals

Holi festivals

A man lies on the ground smeared with colored powder during celebrations marking Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, in Allahabad, India, Monday, March 17, 2014. The holiday, celebrated mainly in India and Nepal, marks the beginning of spring and the triumph of good over evil. (AP Photo/ Raj…

March 17, 2014 5:29 pm
Holi festivals

Holi festivals

Indians throw colored powder and sprinkle water as they dance during celebrations marking Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, in Allahabad, India, Monday, March 17, 2014. The holiday, celebrated mainly in India and Nepal, marks the beginning of spring and the triumph of good over evil. (AP P…

March 17, 2014 5:29 pm
Holi festivals

Holi festivals

Indian women smear colors on their faces as they celebrate "Holi," a festival of colors, in Allahabad, India, Sunday, March 16, 2014. The festival heralds the arrival of spring. (AP Photo/ Rajesh Kumar Singh)

March 17, 2014 5:31 pm
Holi festivals

Holi festivals

A girl reacts as women smear color on her face to celebrate Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, in Allahabad, , India, Sunday, March 16, 2014. The festival heralds the arrival of spring. (AP Photo/ Rajesh Kumar Singh)

March 17, 2014 5:31 pm
Holi festivals

Holi festivals

Indian women smear colors on their faces as they celebrate "Holi," a festival of colors, in Allahabad, India, Sunday, March 16, 2014. The festival heralds the arrival of spring. (AP Photo/ Rajesh Kumar Singh)

March 17, 2014 5:31 pm
Holi festivals

Holi festivals

Indians throw colored powder and sprinkle water as they dance during celebrations marking Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, in Allahabad, India, Monday, March 17, 2014. The holiday, celebrated mainly in India and Nepal, marks the beginning of spring and the triumph of good over evil. (AP P…

March 17, 2014 5:31 pm
Holi festivals

Holi festivals

Indian women smear colors on their faces as they celebrate "Holi," a festival of colors, in Allahabad, India, Sunday, March 16, 2014. The festival heralds the arrival of spring. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

March 17, 2014 5:30 pm
Holi festivals

Holi festivals

Indians, with their faces smeared with color and glitter, lift a man during Holi celebrations at Loknath, in Allahabad, India, Monday, March 17, 2014. The holiday, celebrated mainly in India and Nepal, marks the beginning of spring and the triumph of good over evil. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

March 17, 2014 5:26 pm
Holi festivals

Holi festivals

An Indian man with his face smeared with colours to celebrate Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, in Allahabad, India, Monday, March 17, 2014. The holiday, celebrated mainly in India and Nepal, marks the beginning of spring and the triumph of good over evil. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

March 17, 2014 5:26 pm
Holi festivals

Holi festivals

An Indian man has his face smeared with colors to celebrate Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, in Allahabad, India, Sunday, March 16, 2014. The festival heralds the arrival of spring. (AP Photo/ Rajesh Kumar Singh)

March 17, 2014 5:22 pm
Around the world

Around the world

Two men sit on the walls of a Hindu temple at Sangam as the confluence of rivers Ganges and Yamuna floods after monsoon rains in Allahabad, India. India's monsoon season, which runs from June through September, brings rains that are vital to agriculture but cause flooding.

August 01, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
India sends last telegram

India sends last telegram

Indian woman Shubha Singh prepares to send a telegram on the last day of the 163-year-old service, in Allahabad, India, Sunday, July 14, 2013. Sunday night, the state-run telecommunications company will send its final telegram, closing down a service that fast became a relic in an age of ema…

July 15, 2013 5:58 pm
India sends last telegram

India sends last telegram

Indian telegraph employees greet each other on the last day of the 163-year-old telegram service, in Allahabad, India, Sunday, July 14, 2013. Sunday night, the state-run telecommunications company will send its final telegram, closing down a service that fast became a relic in an age of emai…

July 15, 2013 5:58 pm
India sends last telegram

India sends last telegram

An Indian telegraph employee processes a telegram on the last day of the 163-year-old service, in Allahabad, India, Sunday, July 14, 2013. Sunday night, the state-run telecommunications company will send its final telegram, closing down a service that fast became a relic in an age of email, …

July 15, 2013 5:57 pm
India sends last telegram

India sends last telegram

Indian woman Shubha Singh, left, leaves with her son after sending a telegram on the last day of the 163-year-old service, in Allahabad, India, Sunday, July 14, 2013. Sunday night, the state-run telecommunications company will send its final telegram, closing down a service that fast became …

July 15, 2013 5:57 pm
India sends last telegram

India sends last telegram

Indian telegraph employees greet each other with sweets on the last day of the 163-year-old telegram service, in Allahabad, India, Sunday, July 14, 2013. Sunday night, the state-run telecommunications company will send its final telegram, closing down a service that fast became a relic in an…

July 15, 2013 5:57 pm
Hindu festival of colors

Hindu festival of colors

Indians, their faces smeared with color and glitter, dance during Holi celebrations in Allahabad, India, Wednesday, March 27, 2013. Holi, the Hindu festival of colors that also marks the advent of spring, is being celebrated across the country Wednesday. (AP Photo/ Rajesh Kumar Singh)

March 27, 2013 1:36 pm
Hindu festival of colors

Hindu festival of colors

Indians, their faces smeared with color, dance as water is sprinkled on them during Holi celebrations in Allahabad, India, Wednesday, March 27, 2013. Holi, the Hindu festival of colors that also marks the advent of spring, is being celebrated across the country Wednesday. (AP Photo/ Rajesh K…

March 27, 2013 1:33 pm
Photo of the day: Maghi Purnima

Photo of the day: Maghi Purnima

Indian Hindu devotees gather at Sangam, the confluence of the Rivers Ganges and Yamuna on 'Maghi Purnima', considered an auspicious bathing day, during the Maha Kumbh festival in Allahabad, India, Monday, Feb. 25, 2013. Millions of Hindu pilgrims have been attending the Maha Kumbh festival, …

February 25, 2013 6:16 pm
Around the world

Around the world

Hindu holy men of the Juna Akhara sect participate in rituals in Allahadbad, India, that are believed to rid them of all ties in this life. In the rituals Thursday, they dedicated themselves to serving God as "Naga," or naked holy men, after taking dips at Sangam, the confluence of the Gange…

February 01, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Diwali, Hindu Festival of Lights

Diwali, Hindu Festival of Lights

Candles and lamps are lit across a field ahead of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, in Allahabad, India, Monday, Nov. 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

November 13, 2012 10:06 am
Diwali, Hindu Festival of Lights

Diwali, Hindu Festival of Lights

Hindu priests perform rituals as devotees gather around an idol of monkey god Hanuman during Hanuman Jayanti festival in Allahabad, India, Monday, Nov. 12, 2012. Hanuman Jayanti commemorates the birth of Hanuman, which is celebrated in some parts of northern Indian ahead of Diwali, Hindu Fes…

November 13, 2012 10:06 am
Diwali, Hindu Festival of Lights

Diwali, Hindu Festival of Lights

Commuters drive past a roadside vendor selling water lilies on Diwali in Allahabad, India, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012. Diwali, the festival of lights dedicated to the Goddess of wealth Lakshmi, is being celebrated across the country Tuesday. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

November 13, 2012 10:05 am
Diwali, Hindu Festival of Lights

Diwali, Hindu Festival of Lights

An Indian roadside flower vendor strings garlands of marigolds for sale on Diwali in Allahabad, India, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012. Diwali, the festival of lights dedicated to the Goddess of wealth Lakshmi, is being celebrated across the country Tuesday. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

November 13, 2012 10:05 am
Diwali, Hindu Festival of Lights

Diwali, Hindu Festival of Lights

The child of a roadside flower vendor plays on a bed of marigolds for sale on Diwali in Allahabad, India, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012. Diwali, the festival of lights dedicated to the Goddess of wealth Lakshmi, is being celebrated across the country Tuesday. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

November 13, 2012 10:05 am
Diwali, Hindu Festival of Lights

Diwali, Hindu Festival of Lights

An Indian man dressed as a monkey god Hanuman participates in a religious procession ahead of Diwali, the Hindu festival of light, in Allahabad, India, Monday, Nov. 12, 2012. Diwali, or Deepavali, the annual Hindu Festival of Light, will be celebrated on Nov. 13. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

November 13, 2012 10:07 am
Diwali, Hindu Festival of Lights

Diwali, Hindu Festival of Lights

Indians light candles ahead of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, in Allahabad, India, Monday, Nov. 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

November 13, 2012 10:07 am
Diwali, Hindu Festival of Lights

Diwali, Hindu Festival of Lights

An Indian girl lights earthen lamps to celebrate Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, in Allahabad, India, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012. Hindus across the country are celebrating Diwali, where people decorate their homes with light and burst firecrackers. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

November 13, 2012 10:04 am
Diwali, Hindu Festival of Lights

Diwali, Hindu Festival of Lights

People play with firecrackers during Diwali, the festival of lights, in Allahabad, India, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012. Hindus across the country are celebrating Diwali where people decorate their homes with light and burst firecrackers. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

November 13, 2012 10:04 am
Diwali, Hindu Festival of Lights

Diwali, Hindu Festival of Lights

An Indian man dressed as a monkey god Hanuman blesses a bystander as he participates in a religious procession ahead of Diwali festival in Allahabad, India, Monday, Nov. 12, 2012. Diwali, or Deepavali, the annual Hindu Festival of Light, will be celebrated on Nov. 13. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

November 13, 2012 10:06 am
Diwali, Hindu Festival of Lights

Diwali, Hindu Festival of Lights

Indian women watch a religious procession ahead of Diwali festival in Allahabad, India, Monday, Nov. 12, 2012. Diwali, or Deepavali, the annual Hindu Festival of Light, will be celebrated on Nov. 13. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

November 13, 2012 10:07 am
Diwali, Hindu Festival of Lights

Diwali, Hindu Festival of Lights

An Indian Hindu woman holds a tray filled with earthen lamps during Diwali celebrations in Allahabad, India, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012. Hindus across the country are celebrating Diwali where people decorate their homes with light and burst firecrackers. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

November 13, 2012 10:02 am
Animal shots of the week

Animal shots of the week

An Indian fisherman works near fish hanged to dry at a fishing colony in Mumbai, India, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

November 04, 2012 8:45 pm
Animal shots of the week

Animal shots of the week

An Indian man bathes his horse on a hot day in Allahabad, India, Friday, June 15, 2012. Northern India has been sweltering under extreme heat as maximum temperatures soared at most places of the region. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

June 18, 2012 1:36 pm
Animal shots of the week

Animal shots of the week

A white bird perches on a cow wading through the polluted sewage water filled with water hyacinth in Allahabad, India, Tuesday, June 5, 2012. The World Environment Day is celebrated June 5 every year by the United Nations to stimulate global awareness on environmental issues. (AP Photo/Rajes…

June 11, 2012 1:35 pm
Venus transits the Sun

Venus transits the Sun

Indian children use cardboard eclipse glasses as they prepare to watch the transit of Venus in Allahabad, India, Tuesday, June 5, 2012. Stargazers around the world are setting up special telescopes and passing out cardboard eclipse glasses to view the once-in-a-lifetime celestial cameo of Ve…

June 05, 2012 5:46 pm
Animal shots of the week

Animal shots of the week

An Indian shepherd directs a flock of sheep homewards in Allahabad, India, Monday, Feb. 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

February 27, 2012 1:07 pm
APTOPIX India Hindu Festival

APTOPIX India Hindu Festival

A Indian man dresses up as a monkey god Hanuman to participate in a procession as part of Hindu festival of the Hanuman Jayanti in Allahabad, India, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011. Hanuman Jayanti commemorates the birth of Hanuman. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

October 25, 2011 9:16 am
India Hindu Festival

India Hindu Festival

An Indian woman selects bangles as she shops for gold jewelry ahead of Diwali festival in Allahabad, India, Monday, Oct. 24, 2011. Diwali, the festival of lights will be celebrated Wednesday. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

October 25, 2011 9:16 am
India Hindu Festival

India Hindu Festival

People buying gold jewelry ahead of Diwali festival are reflected in the mirror at a shop in Allahabad, India, Monday, Oct. 24, 2011. Diwali, the festival of lights will be celebrated Wednesday. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

October 25, 2011 9:16 am
India Hindu Festival

India Hindu Festival

Indian street vendors sell artificial garlands ahead of the upcoming Hindu festival Diwali in Allahabad, India, Monday, Oct. 24, 2011. Hindus decorate their homes during Diwali which will be celebrated on Oct. 26. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

October 25, 2011 9:16 am
India Hindu Festival

India Hindu Festival

An Indian man dressed as a monkey god Hanuman sits on a scooter to bless it's owner with good wishes as he participates in a procession as part of the Hindu festival of Hanuman Jayanti in Allahabad, India, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011. Hanuman Jayanti commemorates the birth of Hanuman. (AP Photo/R…

October 25, 2011 9:17 am
India Hindu Festival

India Hindu Festival

An Indian woman carries idols of elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesh, left, and goddess of wealth Lakshmi, right, for sale ahead of Diwali festival in Allahabad, India, Monday, Oct. 24, 2011. Diwali, the festival of lights will be celebrated Wednesday. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

October 25, 2011 9:17 am
India Hindu Festival

India Hindu Festival

Children light candles ahead of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, in Allahabad, India, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011. For Diwali, the Festival of Lights, Hindus light lamps to signify the victory of good over evil. New clothes are worn, gifts, traditionally of sweets, are given and prayers are …

October 25, 2011 9:17 am
Activist ends hunger strike after 'half victory' over graft

Activist ends hunger strike after 'half victory' over graft

Bollywood actor Aamir Khan, right, applauded along with anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare on the 12th day of Hazare's fast Saturday.

August 28, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Villagers jostling for handouts stampede at Hindu temple; 63 die

Villagers jostling for handouts stampede at Hindu temple; 63 die

A man comforts a weeping woman after a stampede that killed 63 and injured 44 in India. The victims were seeking handouts given to mark the anniversary of the death of a religious leader's wife.

March 05, 2010 12:00 amLoading…
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