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    Thursday Oct 2

    Narendra Modi wields broom in new ‘Clean India’ campaign

    India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi sweeps the road in a poor neighbourhood in New Delhi while launching the 'Clean India' drive. The nationwide campaign aims to clean up India in five years.

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    Thursday Oct 2

    Pilgrims descend on Makkah for annual Haj

    Hundreds of thousands of Muslim pilgrims are on a journey through Makkah for the annual Haj pilgrimage, the largest annual gathering in the world.

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    Wednesday Oct 1

    Pomp and pageantry as Obama meets with Modi

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrap up his trip to the US, winning over everyone, from President Barack Obama down, hardselling India to big business and wowing Indian-Americans.

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    Monday Sep 29

    Narendra Modi woos diaspora at giant New York rally

    In a glitzy show of lights, lasers and slogans, populist Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivers a triumphal address to tens of thousands of Indian-Americans and U.S. dignitaries in New York. He vowed to work tirelessly to make his nation a major power.

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    Thursday Sep 25

    Beyond Words

    Gulf News designers depict a world around them through illustrations everyday, either to enhance the visual elements of a story or as a standalone comment. The bulk of these illustrations are mainly for the print edition. Here we present some of them for your viewing pleasure.

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    Wednesday Sep 24

    Scientists celebrate India’s Mangalyaan success

    Scientists break into wild cheers as the Mars orbiter’s engines completed 24 minutes of burn time to maneuver the spacecraft into its designated place around the red planet.

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    Saturday Sep 20

    Storm leaves 200,000 displaced in Philippines, heads for Taiwan

    Storm Fung-Wong churned towards Taiwan on Saturday after killing at least five people in the Philippines, and forcing some 200,000 people into temporary shelter, including in the capital Manila, to escape massive flooding.

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    Friday Sep 19

    Saturday snapshots: Light at the other end

    Under water, through mountains or underneath cities, Staff Photographer Ahmad Ramzan takes you through some of the UAE’s best known tunnels that have proved to be vital lifelines for countless motorist over the years. Authorities have spent untold millions of dirhams building subterranean passageways and some of these like the Shaikh Zayed Tunnel in Abu Dhabi, the most recently built, and the Airport Tunnel in Dubai have helped significantly in reducing traffic gridlock for a growing number of vehicles in the country.

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    Friday Sep 19

    In Pictures: Cheers and tears as Scotland rejects independence in historic referendum

    No campaigners across Scotland cheered and hugged, while Yes backers wept as results came in

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    Tuesday Sep 16

    Scientists given rare glimpse of 350-kilo colossal squid

    Scientists given the rare opportunity to examine a colossal squid - thought to be only the second intact specimen of the mysterious animal ever found - reveals it is female and carrying eggs.

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    Friday Sep 12

    Hunting for thrills

    With more than 640 exhibitors from 48 countries, the 12th Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition (Adihex) that got under way at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre on Wednesday, is the biggest such event in the Middle East. Chief Photographer Abdul Rahman takes a toru of the four-day exhibition that offers the latest innovations in hunting, apart from falcon-breeding and training equipment, including tracking devices. The exhibition showcases the latest riffles, hunting weapons and communication systems. Around 30,000 people are expected tovisit the exhibition.

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    Friday Sep 12

    US marks anniversary of 9/11 attacks

    This year marks the 13th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people at the World Trade Center, Pentagon and on Flight 93.

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    Thursday Sep 11

    Pictures: Dozens killed in Baghdad car bomb attacks

    A series of attacks, mainly car bombings targeting security forces and markets, killed and wounded dozens of people in Baghdad, Iraq.

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    Tuesday Sep 9

    In pictures: A circus director’s record attempt with snakes

    Jo-Joo Circus director Jaromir Joo lays under some snakes during a record attempt at St James Square in Brno, Czech Republic. Three boa constrictors and two pythons, each of them having a length of around five meters and weighing together more than 500 kilograms, were laid on Joo.

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    Sunday Sep 7

    Rebuilt 18th century frigate 'Hermione' tests French waters

    A replica of the 'Hermione' frigate on which the Marquis de La Fayette rallied US rebels fighting against England in 1780 made its maiden voyage on the open sea after 17 years of work in Rochefort, western France. The test run at high tide was a key step in a 17-year project aimed at sending the ship next year across the Atlantic, retracing Lafayette's journey to Boston and the foundation of French-American relations.

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    Monday Sep 1

    Pictures: Tungurahua volcano spews steam and ash

    Tungurahua, which means ‘Throat of Fire’ in the local Quechua language, has been classified as active since 1999

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    Sunday Aug 31

    In pictures: Children of the UAE return to school

    Uniforms ready and bags packed as youngster return to classrooms after summer break

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    Saturday Aug 30

    Getting back to school

    Gulf News photographers do the rounds of various shopping centres across the emirates to give you an idea of how parents and children are preparing for the new academic year. The whole business can be nerve-wracking, but in the end everyone agrees it’s worth the effort.

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    Tuesday Aug 26

    Pictures: ALS ice bucket challenge from around the globe

    The phenomenal success of the fundraising craze, to support research into amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, is making charitable organisations rethink how they connect with a younger generation of potential donors, specifically through social media.

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    Tuesday Aug 19

    Pictures: 1,000lb alligator snared in Alabama

    A family in the US state of Alabama battled a 1,000-pound, 15-foot alligator for more than five hours, putting several large hooks into the beast before firing a fatal shotgun blast into the gator’s head. The result? The catch of a lifetime and a state record in Alabama.

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    Sunday Aug 17

    Pictures: Dust storm strikes across the UAE

    Wind, dust and hazy weather hits Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah

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    Saturday Aug 16

    UAE Indians celebrate Independence Day

    Young and old in the UAE celebrate their 68th Indian Independence day at the Indian Embassy in Abu Dhabi and in the Indian Consulate at Bur Dubai.

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    Monday Aug 11

    UK battered by remains of Hurricane Bertha

    Heavy rain and high winds create havoc in swathes of England and Wales

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    Sunday Aug 10

    In pictures: Supermoon sightings from around the world

    The phenomenon, which scientists call a perigee moon, occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons. Take a look at one of nature's amazing shows - as seen from various parts of the world.

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    Sunday Aug 10

    Pictures: Passenger plane crashes in Tehran, 48 killed

    A small Iranian passenger plane crashed moments after it took off from Tehran on Sunday, killing 48 people on board and narrowly avoiding more fatalities on the ground. The plane was headed to the eastern city of Tabas, when it crashed around 9.18 am (0448 GMT), after leaving Mehrabad airport.