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International Pix
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  • Jiuquan: China's new carrier rocket Smart Dragon-1 blasts off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China, Aug. 17, 2019. China's new carrier rocket Smart Dragon-1 (SD-1), designed for commercial use, made its maiden flight on Sunday, sending three satellites into planned orbit. The rocket, developed by the China Rocket Co. Ltd. affiliated to the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology (CALVT), blasted off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China at 12:11 p.m. (Beijing Time). (Photo by Wang Jiangbo/Xinhua/IANS)

  • Jakarta: Indonesian President Joko Widodo (L) presents the national flag to a student during the ceremony to mark the 74th Independence Day of Indonesia in Jakarta, Indonesia, Aug. 17, 2019. (Xinhua/Zulkarnain/IANS)

Politics Pix
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  • New Delhi: Former AAP leader Kapil Mishra joins BJP in the presence of party leaders Manoj Tiwari, Vijay Goel and Shyam Jaju, at the Delhi BJP Office, on Aug 17, 2019. (Photo: IANS)

  • Patna: Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi during BJP Membership drive, in Patna on Aug 17, 2019. (Photo: IANS)

Sports Pix
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  • Mumbai: Indian Coach Selection Committee members Anshuman Gaikwad and Kapil Dev arrive at BCCI Head Office, in Mumbai on Aug 16, 2019. (Photo: IANS)

  • Mumbai: Cricketer Hardik Pandya seen at Bandra in Mumbai on Aug 16, 2019. (Photo: IANS)

Cinema Pix
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  • Mumbai: Filmmaker Ashutosh Gowarikar and actors Arjun Kapoor and Kriti Sanon seen at a recording studio in Mumbai's Juhu on Aug 16, 2019. (Photo: IANS)

  • Mumbai: Actress Bhumi Pednekar seen at a restaurant in Mumbai's Bandra on Aug 17, 2019. (Photo: IANS)

Fashion Pix
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  • Taipei: A model presents creations during a competition of fashion design in Taipei, southeast China's Taiwan, Aug. 16, 2019. (Xinhua/Zhu Xiang/IANS)

  • Mumbai: Fashion designer Manish Malhotra at celebration of Lakme Fashion Week 20 Glorious Years of Fashion in Mumbai on Aug 11, 2019. (Photo: IANS)

General Pix
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  • Paro: Bhutan Prime Minister Lotay Tshering receives Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his arrival at Paro in Bhutan on Aug 17, 2019. (Photo: IANS/PIB)

  • Amaravati: Authorities in Andhra Pradesh on Saturday served a notice on former chief minister N. Chandrababu Naidu to vacate the house on the banks of Krishna river here in view of the flood situation, on Aug 17, 2019. With rising Krishna water threatening to inundate houses along its banks, revenue officials asked the residents to move to safer places. Officials said notices were served on 32 houses to prevent any loss of life. (Photo: IANS)

Business Pix
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  • Yangon:A customer chooses gold bracelet at a jewelry shop in Yangon, Myanmar, Aug. 13, 2019. Myanmar's domestic gold price edged higher with around 1.23 million kyats (816 U.S. dollars) per tical on Tuesday, U Aung San Win, vice-chairman of Myanmar Entrepreneurs Association, told Xinhua. (Xinhua/U Aung/IANS)

  • London: A man walks past London Stock Exchange in London, Britain, Aug. 16, 2019. British gross domestic product (GDP) contracted by 0.2 percent in the second quarter (Q2) of 2019 compared with the first quarter, figures released Friday by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed. This is the biggest fall and the first contraction for Britain's economic growth since 2012. (Xinhua/Han Yan/IANS)

Features Pix
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  • BRUSSELS: An Asian black bear is seen at Pairi Daiza zoo in Brugelette, Belgium, on Aug. 9, 2019. Pairi Daiza is a large animal theme park in Brugelette in west Belgium's Hainaut province. (Xinhua/Zhang Cheng/IANS)

  • Manila: People watch the setting sun in Manila Bay in Manila, the Philippines, August 16, 2019. (Xinhua/Rouelle Umali/IANS)

Hollywood Pix
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  • Sarajevo: Polish-born film director and screenwriter Pawel Pawlikowski (L) and his wife Malgosia Bela pose on the red carpet during the Sarajevo Film Festival in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) on Aug. 16, 2019. The 25th Sarajevo Film Festival (SFF) kicked off Friday in BiH's capital, presenting artists with the Honorary Heart of Sarajevo award, the highest prize at the event. (Photo by Nedim Grabovica/Xinhua/IANS)

  • Seoul: Actors Tom Holland (L) and Jake Gyllenhaal attend a promotion activity of the film "Spider-Man: Far From Home" in Seoul, South Korea, July 1, 2019. The movie will be released in South Korea on July 2. (Xinhua/Lee Sang-ho/IANS)