How India Celebrates New Year

Dec 31, 2013, 16:40 PM IST
A group of girls celebrating on the eve of new year 2014 in Thane.
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A group of girls celebrating on the eve of new year 2014 in Thane.

A young girl painted her face to celebrate the New Year 2014 in Mirzapur.
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A young girl painted her face to celebrate the New Year 2014 in Mirzapur.

Christians gather at Church to release balloons on the occasion of New Year 2014 in Ahmedabad.
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Christians gather at Church to release balloons on the occasion of New Year 2014 in Ahmedabad.

Kids celebrating new year 2014 at the bank of river Ganga in Varanasi.
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Kids celebrating new year 2014 at the bank of river Ganga in Varanasi.

Students make formation to welcome 2014.
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Students make formation to welcome 2014.

People celebrate on the eve of new year in Thane.
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People celebrate on the eve of new year in Thane.

People celebrating the new year 2014 at Marina beach in Chennai.
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People celebrating the new year 2014 at Marina beach in Chennai.

People celebrating the new year 2014 at the Gateway of India in Mumbai.
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People celebrating the new year 2014 at the Gateway of India in Mumbai.

Policemen take part in a yoga laughter therapy session on the first day of New Year 2014 at Punjab Armed Police Acadamy in Jalandhar.
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Policemen take part in a yoga laughter therapy session on the first day of New Year 2014 at Punjab Armed Police Acadamy in Jalandhar.

Students painted their faces as part of new year's celebration on the eve of New Year, near Charminar in old city of Hyderabad.
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Students painted their faces as part of new year's celebration on the eve of New Year, near Charminar in old city of Hyderabad.

A man looks at fireworks on the street during the New Year celebration in Mumbai.
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A man looks at fireworks on the street during the New Year celebration in Mumbai.

A woman lights the firecrackers on the street during the New Year celebration in Mumbai.
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A woman lights the firecrackers on the street during the New Year celebration in Mumbai.

A man runs as firecrackers burst around him, on the street during the New Year celebrations in Mumbai.
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A man runs as firecrackers burst around him, on the street during the New Year celebrations in Mumbai.

Girls celebrate on the eve of new year in Varanasi.
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Girls celebrate on the eve of new year in Varanasi.

Girls painted their faces as part of their new year's celebration on the eve of New Year in Patiala.
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Girls painted their faces as part of their new year's celebration on the eve of New Year in Patiala.

Sportmen light candles to celebrate on the eve of New Year at Madan Mohan Malviya Stadium in Allahabad.
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Sportmen light candles to celebrate on the eve of New Year at Madan Mohan Malviya Stadium in Allahabad.

Muslim children welcoming new year 2014 on the eve of New Year in Mirzapur.
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Muslim children welcoming new year 2014 on the eve of New Year in Mirzapur.

Girls painted their faces as part of their New Year celebrations on the eve of New Year in Moradabad.
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Girls painted their faces as part of their New Year celebrations on the eve of New Year in Moradabad.

People walk near the sand sculpture to celebrate the new year 2014 created by sand artist Sudarshan Pattnaik at the Puri sea beach, 67 kilometers away from the eastern Indian city of Bhubaneswar.
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People walk near the sand sculpture to celebrate the new year 2014 created by sand artist Sudarshan Pattnaik at the Puri sea beach, 67 kilometers away from the eastern Indian city of Bhubaneswar.

School children forming a human chain as part of their new year celebrations on the eve of the New Year in Allahabad.
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School children forming a human chain as part of their new year celebrations on the eve of the New Year in Allahabad.

School children forming a human chain as part of their new year celebrations on the eve of the New Year in Mathura.
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School children forming a human chain as part of their new year celebrations on the eve of the New Year in Mathura.