May 18: Delhi and beyond, in pictures

The day’s developments, events and newsmakers

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Poling officials check Electronic Voting Machines (EVM )and VVPAT’s before leaving for their polling booth at a distribution centre ahead of the seventh and last phase of Lok Sabha polls in Kolkata.
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Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh and Telugu Desam Party President N. Chandrababu Naidu participated in a consultation on strengthening transparency, accountability and independence of the election commission and electoral process at India International Centre, New Delhi.

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Women police personnel leave for polling stations ahead of the seventh and last phase of Lok Sabha polls, in Patna.
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PTI Photo
Election officials carry EVM and VVPAT machines and other equipments ahead of the seventh and last phase of Lok Sabha polls, in Patiala.

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An election official inspects polling materials ahead of the byelection for Kundgol Assembly seat and the seventh and last phase of Lok Sabha polls, in Kundgol.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi after paying obeisance at Kedarnath Temple, during his two day pilgrimage to Himalayan shrines, in Rudraprayag district. PM Modi will visit Badrinath on Sunday. 

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PTI Photo
A zookeeper sprinkles water on a white tiger on a hot day, in New Delhi.
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A man herds cattle on the banks of Chembarambakkam reservoir, in Chennai.

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BJP National President Amit Shah along with his family members pays obeisance to Lord Shiva inside Somnath temple, at Gir Somnath district.
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Former Prime Minister and JD (S) Chief HD Deve Gowda on his 86th birthday visited Venkateswara Temple, in Tirupati.

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AP/PTI
The U.S. Navy, Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Alexandrina Ross, right, and Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Hunter Musil, left, inspect a bomb on the USS Abraham Lincoln while it sails in the Arabian Sea. 
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AP/PTI
Abortion-rights activists react after lawmakers approved a sweeping piece of anti-abortion legislation, a bill that would ban most abortions in the state of Missouri in Jefferson.

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AP/PTI
Thousands of runners wave and dance before they start to the ‘GutsMuths Rennsteiglauf’ cross country run, Europe’s most popular cross-country race, in Neuhaus am Rennweg, Germany. GutsMuths run gathered more than 16,000 runners this year. 
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AP/PTI
The moon rises beyond the Mamba roller coaster at Worlds of Fun amusement park, in Kansas City, Mo. 

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