In pictures: Getting ready for the big day
Parents, children and others including school staff across the country have had their hands full — busy shopping, preparing and cleaning as schools open up once again for the academic year ahead. Gulf News photographers Ahmed Ramzan, Zarina Fernandes and Ahmed Kutty give us a look at back-to-school preparations.
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Barack Obama laid a wreath at Mahatma Gandhi’s memorial at Rajghat and planted a sapling in the complex.
Funeral for Saudi King Abdullah got under way in a cavernous mosque in the capital.
Contestants present a colourful spectacle as they take part in the national costume show