Indian soldiers march during the Indian Republic Day parade in New Delhi on January 26, 2010.
A Jammu and Kashmir state police daredevil performs stunts during the Republic Day celebrations in Jammu, India, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010
A folk dancer from Kerala state looks on near his state's tableau, at a preview ahead of the Republic Day, in New Delhi, India, Friday, Jan. 22, 2010
People look at illuminated buildings that house the country's main government offices, during Republic Day in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010
Members of the Indian Border Security Forces mounted on camel rehearse "Beating the Retreat" as part of preparations for Republic Day celebrations at Vijay Chowk in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010.
Indian soldiers dressed in colourful clothing perform on motorcycles during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010.
Spectators look on as a model of an Indian Air Force fighter plane is paraded during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010.
The Lotus Temple's silhouette is seen at sunset in New Delhi on February 3, 2010. The Bahai House of Worship, popularly known as the Lotus Temple due to its flower-like shape, was completed in 1986
A Hindu holy man ties a turban on the banks of "Sangam," the confluence of rivers Ganges and Yamuna during the annual month long fair "Magh Mela" in Allahabad, India, Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010. Hundreds of thousands of devout Hindus take a bath at the confluence during the astronomically auspicious period of over 30 days celebrated as to rid themselves of their sins and attain prosperity
A labourer sorts onions at a wholesale vegetable market in the eastern Indian city of Siliguri February 2, 2010
A Nanga Sadhu, or naked Hindu holy man with his face smeared with holy ash exhales smoke after puffing marijuana at a transit camp on the way to Gangasagar, in Calcutta, India, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010. Pilgrims started pour into the city to take a holy dip at the confluence of River Ganges and Bay of Bengal at Sagar Island, about 140 kilometers south of Calcutta, on the auspicious day of Makarsankranti on Jan. 14.
A tiger with a tranquilizer dart stuck in its back walks inside the Assam State Zoological cum Botanical Garden in Guwahati January 30, 2010. Two adult tigers had escaped from an enclosure at the Assam Zoo triggering panic among nearly 10,000 visitors, zoo officials said. Both the tigers were later tranquilized and taken to their cages
The fingers of a woman in a state of trance are seen through a lattice wall at the shrine of Sufi Saint Nizamuddin Auliya in New Delhi February 4, 2010.
A competitor flexes his muscles during the "Mr. Senior Gujarat 2010" bodybuilding contest in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad January 31, 2010. More than 200 body builders across the state on Sunday participated in a contest organized by the Gujarat state body building association in an aim to encourage youth in body building sports and to aware common people about their health
An Indian woman works at a construction project in front of the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on February 01, 2010 in New Delhi, India. The Commonwealth Games are due to be held in the Indian capital from October 3-14, 2010, but concerns remain over construction of its sporting and transport infrastructure.
Indian children work nearby to their parents at a construction project in front of the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on January 30, 2010 in New Delhi, India. The children accompany their parents to the work site, where if they are prepared to work, they will receive money for bread and milk and be provided with dinner by the contractor.
A man is seen silhouetted as he smokes on the banks of the River Yamuna in New Delhi, India, Friday, Feb. 5, 2010. Despite a 2001 Supreme Court ruling ordering the cleanup of the Yamuna, and despite billions in government spending to do just that, the waterway that supplies 70 percent of New Delhi's water remains a frothy, putrid sewer
An army cadet looks through a barrel of a cannon during the reunion carnival of the Electronics and Mechanical Engineers (EME) corps in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad January 8, 2010.
A Greenpeace activist dressed as a brinjal protests against Bt brinjal, a genetically modified eggplant crop, in Bangalore, India, Friday, Jan. 22, 2010. The Indian government is organizing a series of public consultations to decide on the approval of Bt brinjal, India's first GM crop.
A student spits fuel into a fireball as he performs Malkhamb, an ancient form of Indian gymnastics during the Indian Republic Day celebrations in Bangalore, India, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010
Hindu women leave the Rameswari temple after offering prayers during the Pongal festival in Rameswaram, in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010. Pongal is a harvest festival celebrated by Tamils across the world
A villagers at a bull during a bull-taming festival on the outskirts of Madurai town, about 500 km from Chennai January 16, 2010. The annual bull-taming festival is celebrated as part of south India's harvest festival of Pongal
An Indian Hindu devotee offers prayers while bathing during the annular solar eclipse in the Banganga Lake in Mumbai, India, Friday, Jan. 15, 2010
A sweeper cleans the side of a road near a replica of the Eiffel Tower amid heavy fog in the early morning in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh January 18, 2010
A vendor counts money sitting on a heap of marigold flowers at a wholesale market in Calcutta, India, Friday, Feb. 5, 2010. Marigolds are widely used as strings of garland and for Hindu religious rituals
An Indian farmer woman walks through a mustard field at Bisothi village, about 53 kilometers east of Allahabad, India, Monday, Feb.1, 2010