In Photos: Volleyball to Foot Massages, How Farmers Are Beating Stress and Cold as Protests Continue

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 Farmers have been protesting at Singhu border near Delhi against the Centre’s contentious farm laws for nearly a month now. With technology, laundry centres, foot massage centres and community kitchens, farmers have set up camp at the borders. With Delhi going through a cold wave, this is how farmers at the border, many of whom are elderly, are beating the cold with will and determination to continue their protests – despite multiple hardships that come their way. Photo: Reuters
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Farmers have been protesting at Singhu border near Delhi against the Centre’s contentious farm laws for nearly a month now. With technology, laundry centres, foot massage centres and community kitchens, farmers have set up camp at the borders. With Delhi going through a cold wave, this is how farmers at the border, many of whom are elderly, are beating the cold with will and determination to continue their protests – despite multiple hardships that come their way. Photo: Reuters

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 To beat stress, some farmers were seen playing volleyball at a makeshift play area set up at the camp. Photo: ANI
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To beat stress, some farmers were seen playing volleyball at a makeshift play area set up at the camp. Photo: ANI

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 Farmers play volleyball at the site of a protest against farm bills passed by India's parliament, at Singhu border, near New Delhi. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Farmers play volleyball at the site of a protest against farm bills passed by India's parliament, at Singhu border, near New Delhi. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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 International NGO Khalsa Aid has set up a foot massage centre at the borders in order to ensure that the farmers, many of them elderly, stay healthy and fit. Farmers take a foot massage inside a tent at the site of a protest against the newly passed farm bills at Singhu border near New Delhi, India, December 15, 2020. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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International NGO Khalsa Aid has set up a foot massage centre at the borders in order to ensure that the farmers, many of them elderly, stay healthy and fit. Farmers take a foot massage inside a tent at the site of a protest against the newly passed farm bills at Singhu border near New Delhi, India, December 15, 2020. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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 A farmer reads at a site of a protest against the newly passed farm bills at Singhu border near New Delhi, India, December 10, 2020. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
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A farmer reads at a site of a protest against the newly passed farm bills at Singhu border near New Delhi, India, December 10, 2020. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

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 Farmers cook food on a cold winter morning at the site of a protest against new farm laws, at Singhu border, near New Delhi, India, December 21, 2020. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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Farmers cook food on a cold winter morning at the site of a protest against new farm laws, at Singhu border, near New Delhi, India, December 21, 2020. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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 Apart from the tea, snacks being distributed at the borders, activists of Bhartiya Kisan Union from Barmi and Boparai Kalan villages recently set up
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Apart from the tea, snacks being distributed at the borders, activists of Bhartiya Kisan Union from Barmi and Boparai Kalan villages recently set up "pizza langars" in a bid to boost the morale of protesters. The photos and videos of farmers receiving help and support from several sections of the society have since gone viral on social media with many praising the selfless efforts and noble acts being documented at the protests' sites. Photo: Twitter

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 Farmers hold clothes as they wait to get their laundry done at a free laundry point at the site of a protest against the newly passed farm bills at Singhu border near New Delhi, India, December 14, 2020. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Farmers hold clothes as they wait to get their laundry done at a free laundry point at the site of a protest against the newly passed farm bills at Singhu border near New Delhi, India, December 14, 2020. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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