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India | PTI | October 12, 2019, 2:48 pm
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 Prime Minister Narendra Modi gifted Chinese President Xi Jinping a hand-woven portrait in fine red silk of the latter, at the end of their two-day informal summit in Mahabalipuram. The portrait was created by weavers of Sri Ramalinga Sowdambigai Handloom Weavers Co-operative Society in Sirumugaipudur in Coimbatore district. Modi and Xi held aloft the two sides of the red and gold silk portrait and posed for photographers. (PTI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi gifted Chinese President Xi Jinping a hand-woven portrait in fine red silk of the latter, at the end of their two-day informal summit in Mahabalipuram. The portrait was created by weavers of Sri Ramalinga Sowdambigai Handloom Weavers Co-operative Society in Sirumugaipudur in Coimbatore district. Modi and Xi held aloft the two sides of the red and gold silk portrait and posed for photographers. (PTI)

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 Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Chinese President Xi Jinping, at Fisherman's Cove in Kovalam near Mamallapuram. (Image: PTI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Chinese President Xi Jinping, at Fisherman's Cove in Kovalam near Mamallapuram. (Image: PTI)

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 Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Chinese President Xi Jinping, at Fisherman's Cove in Kovalam near Mamallapuram. (Image: PTI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Chinese President Xi Jinping, at Fisherman's Cove in Kovalam near Mamallapuram. (Image: PTI)

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 Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping exchange gifts, at Mamallapuram. (Image: PTI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping exchange gifts, at Mamallapuram. (Image: PTI)

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 Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping at Mahabalipuram.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping at Mahabalipuram.

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 Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Chinese President Xi Jinping, at Fisherman's Cove in Kovalam near Mamallapuram. (Image: Twitter)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Chinese President Xi Jinping, at Fisherman's Cove in Kovalam near Mamallapuram. (Image: Twitter)

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 Hopes of a slew of Confidence Building Measures to take relations forward and smoothen the ruffles in ties appeared imminent as Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping continued their one-on-one tete-a-tete over dinner much beyond the scheduled time. (Image: MEA)

Hopes of a slew of Confidence Building Measures to take relations forward and smoothen the ruffles in ties appeared imminent as Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping continued their one-on-one tete-a-tete over dinner much beyond the scheduled time. (Image: MEA)

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 Chinese President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Narendra Modi watch a cultural performance at the Shore Temple, in Mamallapuram. (Image: PTI)

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Narendra Modi watch a cultural performance at the Shore Temple, in Mamallapuram. (Image: PTI)

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 PM Narendra Modi and Xi Jinping in Mahabalipuram. (PTI)

PM Narendra Modi and Xi Jinping in Mahabalipuram. (PTI)

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 Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Chinese President Xi Jinping, in Mamallapuram. (Image: ANI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Chinese President Xi Jinping, in Mamallapuram. (Image: ANI)

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 PM Narendra Modi shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Mamallapuram on Friday. (Twitter/PIB)

PM Narendra Modi shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Mamallapuram on Friday. (Twitter/PIB)

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 Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping, in Mamallapuram, Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. Xi and Modi are scheduled to hold informal summit talks this evening and on Saturday. (PTI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping, in Mamallapuram, Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. Xi and Modi are scheduled to hold informal summit talks this evening and on Saturday. (PTI)

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 Faculty members, students and alumni of Kalakshetra Foundation perform for Xi Jinping and Narendra Modi at Sea Shore temple in Mahabalipuram. (Image: ANI)

Faculty members, students and alumni of Kalakshetra Foundation perform for Xi Jinping and Narendra Modi at Sea Shore temple in Mahabalipuram. (Image: ANI)

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 Donning the traditional Tamil attire of 'veshti' (white dhoti), half-sleeve white shirt and angavastram over his shoulder, Modi welcomed Xi at Mamallapuram, also known Mahabalipuram, for the second informal India-China Summit. (Image: ANI)

Donning the traditional Tamil attire of 'veshti' (white dhoti), half-sleeve white shirt and angavastram over his shoulder, Modi welcomed Xi at Mamallapuram, also known Mahabalipuram, for the second informal India-China Summit. (Image: ANI)

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 Modi received Xi near Arjuna's Penance and took him inside the rock-cut temple and was seen explaining the features to the Chinese leader.

Modi received Xi near Arjuna's Penance and took him inside the rock-cut temple and was seen explaining the features to the Chinese leader.

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 Then the two leaders walked over to Pancha Ratha complex. Modi, like a professional guide, was seen explaining to Xi the various images carved on the huge rock. (Image: PMO)

Then the two leaders walked over to Pancha Ratha complex. Modi, like a professional guide, was seen explaining to Xi the various images carved on the huge rock. (Image: PMO)

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 PM Narendra Modi with Chinese President Xi Jinping at Arjuna's Penance in Mahabalipuram. (Image: ANI)

PM Narendra Modi with Chinese President Xi Jinping at Arjuna's Penance in Mahabalipuram. (Image: ANI)

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 PM Modi and Xi Jinping enjoying a stroll at Pancha Rathas complex in Mahabalipuram. (Image: PMO)

PM Modi and Xi Jinping enjoying a stroll at Pancha Rathas complex in Mahabalipuram. (Image: PMO)

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 PM Modi and Xi Jinping at Pancha Rathas complex in Mahabalipuram. (Image: PMO)

PM Modi and Xi Jinping at Pancha Rathas complex in Mahabalipuram. (Image: PMO)

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 National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval meets Chinese President Xi Jinping, at Shore Temple in Mahabalipuram. (Image: ANI)

National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval meets Chinese President Xi Jinping, at Shore Temple in Mahabalipuram. (Image: ANI)

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 External Affairs Minister, S Jaishankar meets Chinese President Xi Jinping, at Shore Temple in Mahabalipuram. (Image: ANI)

External Affairs Minister, S Jaishankar meets Chinese President Xi Jinping, at Shore Temple in Mahabalipuram. (Image: ANI)

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 Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping, in Mamallapuram. (Image: PTI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping, in Mamallapuram. (Image: PTI)

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 PM Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping taking a stroll in Mahabalipuram.

PM Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping taking a stroll in Mahabalipuram.

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 The Air China plane carrying Xi and others landed in Chennai at about 2 p.m. and Xi set foot on Tamil Nadu soil in the next 10 minutes. (Image: AP)

The Air China plane carrying Xi and others landed in Chennai at about 2 p.m. and Xi set foot on Tamil Nadu soil in the next 10 minutes. (Image: AP)

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 Along with being accorded a red carpet welcome, Xi was also accorded the traditional

Along with being accorded a red carpet welcome, Xi was also accorded the traditional "Poorna Kumbh" reception, a traditional reception involving holy water kept in a vessel with five attached mango leaves placed in it, and holy water is also sprinkled on the guest. (Image: AP)

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 Indians hold placards with portraits of Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as they wait to welcome Xi outside the airport in Chennai. (Image: AP)

Indians hold placards with portraits of Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as they wait to welcome Xi outside the airport in Chennai. (Image: AP)

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 Indians hold placards with portraits of Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as they wait to welcome Xi outside the airport in Chennai. (Image: AP)

Indians hold placards with portraits of Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as they wait to welcome Xi outside the airport in Chennai. (Image: AP)

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 Security officers stand guard outside the airport prior to the arrival of Chinese President Xi Jinping in Chennai. (Image: PTI)

Security officers stand guard outside the airport prior to the arrival of Chinese President Xi Jinping in Chennai. (Image: PTI)

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 Indians hold placards with portraits of Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as they wait to welcome Xi outside the airport in Chennai. (Image: AP)

Indians hold placards with portraits of Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as they wait to welcome Xi outside the airport in Chennai. (Image: AP)

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 Indians hold placards with portraits of Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as they wait to welcome Xi outside the airport in Chennai. (Image: AP)

Indians hold placards with portraits of Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as they wait to welcome Xi outside the airport in Chennai. (Image: AP)

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 Chinese President Xi Jinping travelling to by road Mamallapuram from Chennai. (Image: AP)

Chinese President Xi Jinping travelling to by road Mamallapuram from Chennai. (Image: AP)

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 Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived here on Friday afternoon as part of his maiden two-day visit to the state to participate in the second informal summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Mamallapuram. The Air China plane carrying Xi and others landed here at about 2 p.m. and Xi set foot on Tamil Nadu soil in the next 10 minutes. (Image: Twitter)

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived here on Friday afternoon as part of his maiden two-day visit to the state to participate in the second informal summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Mamallapuram. The Air China plane carrying Xi and others landed here at about 2 p.m. and Xi set foot on Tamil Nadu soil in the next 10 minutes. (Image: Twitter)

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 Xi was received by state Governor Banwarilal Purohit, Chief Minister K. Palaniswami, Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam and others. (Image: Twitter)

Xi was received by state Governor Banwarilal Purohit, Chief Minister K. Palaniswami, Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam and others. (Image: Twitter)

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 A grand traditional musical welcome was put up for him with folk art events like Thappattam, Oyilattam, Mayilattam and Bharatanatyam. (Image: Twitter)

A grand traditional musical welcome was put up for him with folk art events like Thappattam, Oyilattam, Mayilattam and Bharatanatyam. (Image: Twitter)

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 School students lined up along the pavement from the airport to ITC Grand Chola Hotel waved Indian and Chinese flags greeting Xi. (Image: Twitter)

School students lined up along the pavement from the airport to ITC Grand Chola Hotel waved Indian and Chinese flags greeting Xi. (Image: Twitter)

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 Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives at the airport in Chennai. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Jinping will sit down in the 7th century Shore Temple complex overlooking the Bay of Bengal today in an attempt to reconfigure ties strained by a tough talk on the Kashmir issue by both sides. (Image: PTI)

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives at the airport in Chennai. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Jinping will sit down in the 7th century Shore Temple complex overlooking the Bay of Bengal today in an attempt to reconfigure ties strained by a tough talk on the Kashmir issue by both sides. (Image: PTI)

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 Prime Minister Narendra Modi being received by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami on his arrival, in Chennai. (Image: PTI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi being received by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami on his arrival, in Chennai. (Image: PTI)

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 Prime Minister Narendra Modi being welcomed by Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit on his arrival, in Chennai. (Image: PTI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi being welcomed by Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit on his arrival, in Chennai. (Image: PTI)

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 Prime Minister Narendra Modi being welcomed by Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam as Chief Minister K Palaniswami looks on, on his arrival in Chennai. (Image: PTI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi being welcomed by Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam as Chief Minister K Palaniswami looks on, on his arrival in Chennai. (Image: PTI)

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 Tamil Nadu's picturesque seaside town of Mahabalipuram is all geared up to host the second informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping that begins on October 11. (Image: Twitter)

Tamil Nadu's picturesque seaside town of Mahabalipuram is all geared up to host the second informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping that begins on October 11. (Image: Twitter)

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 Workers carry a hoarding for installation as preparations are underway for the second informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping in the seaside temple town of Mamallapuram. (Image: PTI)

Workers carry a hoarding for installation as preparations are underway for the second informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping in the seaside temple town of Mamallapuram. (Image: PTI)

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 Workers clean the world-famous Mamallapuram heritage site, ahead of this week's Indo-China summit. (Image: PTI)

Workers clean the world-famous Mamallapuram heritage site, ahead of this week's Indo-China summit. (Image: PTI)

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 A view of the world-famous Mamallapuram heritage site, spruced up ahead of this week's Indo-China summit. (Image: PTI)

A view of the world-famous Mamallapuram heritage site, spruced up ahead of this week's Indo-China summit. (Image: PTI)

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 A worker cleans monuments at the world-famous Mamallapuram heritage site, ahead of this week's Indo-China summit. (Image: PTI)

A worker cleans monuments at the world-famous Mamallapuram heritage site, ahead of this week's Indo-China summit. (Image: PTI)

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 Descent of the Ganges, one of the largest rock reliefs featuring several Hindu myths, at the world-famous Mamallapuram heritage site, spruced up ahead of this week's Indo-China summit. (Image: PTI)

Descent of the Ganges, one of the largest rock reliefs featuring several Hindu myths, at the world-famous Mamallapuram heritage site, spruced up ahead of this week's Indo-China summit. (Image: PTI)

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 Security has been tightened at Mahabalipuram and Chennai. In this photo, Security personnel can be seen guarding the main gate of Shore Temple. ( Image: PTI)

Security has been tightened at Mahabalipuram and Chennai. In this photo, Security personnel can be seen guarding the main gate of Shore Temple. ( Image: PTI)

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 Ahead of his arrival, roads and pavements have been re-relaid and walls painted. (Image: PTI)

Ahead of his arrival, roads and pavements have been re-relaid and walls painted. (Image: PTI)

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 Workers carry a floral decorative item as part of preparations ahead of the meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping, at the airport in Chennai. (Image: PTI)

Workers carry a floral decorative item as part of preparations ahead of the meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping, at the airport in Chennai. (Image: PTI)

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 Indian security and Chinese officials inspect the Mamallapuram heritage site as part of the preparations on the eve of the informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping, in Mahabalipuram. (Image: PTI)

Indian security and Chinese officials inspect the Mamallapuram heritage site as part of the preparations on the eve of the informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping, in Mahabalipuram. (Image: PTI)

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 Police personnel stand guard near the Arjuna's Penance at the Mamallapuram heritage site, a day before the informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping, in Mahabalipuram. (Image: PTI)

Police personnel stand guard near the Arjuna's Penance at the Mamallapuram heritage site, a day before the informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping, in Mahabalipuram. (Image: PTI)

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 Police personnel keep guard near the Krishna's Butterball at the Mamallapuram heritage site, a day before the informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping, in Mahabalipuram. (Image: PTI)

Police personnel keep guard near the Krishna's Butterball at the Mamallapuram heritage site, a day before the informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping, in Mahabalipuram. (Image: PTI)

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 A worker cleans a pathway near the Arjuna's Penance at the Mamallapuram heritage site, a day before the informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping, in Mahabalipuram. (Image: PTI)

A worker cleans a pathway near the Arjuna's Penance at the Mamallapuram heritage site, a day before the informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping, in Mahabalipuram. (Image: PTI)

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 Convoy rehearsal of Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Mamallapuram heritage site, as part of the preparations for a day before the informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping, in Mahabalipuram. (Image: PTI)

Convoy rehearsal of Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Mamallapuram heritage site, as part of the preparations for a day before the informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping, in Mahabalipuram. (Image: PTI)

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 Students wearing masks of China's President Xi Jinping sit in a formation that reads 'Welcome' in the Mandarin language, ahead of the informal summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at a school in Chennai. (Image: Reuters)

Students wearing masks of China's President Xi Jinping sit in a formation that reads 'Welcome' in the Mandarin language, ahead of the informal summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at a school in Chennai. (Image: Reuters)

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 Students wearing masks of China's President Xi Jinping sit in a formation that reads 'Welcome' in the Mandarin language, ahead of the informal summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at a school in Chennai. (Image: Reuters)

Students wearing masks of China's President Xi Jinping sit in a formation that reads 'Welcome' in the Mandarin language, ahead of the informal summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at a school in Chennai. (Image: Reuters)

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 Mahabalipuram Heritage Site. (Image: Twitter)

Mahabalipuram Heritage Site. (Image: Twitter)

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 Mahabalipuram Heritage Site. (Image: Twitter)

Mahabalipuram Heritage Site. (Image: Twitter)

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 Mahabalipuram Heritage Site. (Image: Twitter)

Mahabalipuram Heritage Site. (Image: Twitter)

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 Mahabalipuram Heritage Site. (Image: Twitter)

Mahabalipuram Heritage Site. (Image: Twitter)

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 Mahabalipuram Heritage Site. (Image: Twitter)

Mahabalipuram Heritage Site. (Image: Twitter)

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 Mahabalipuram Heritage Site. (Image: Twitter)

Mahabalipuram Heritage Site. (Image: Twitter)

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 Mahabalipuram Heritage Site. (Image: Twitter)

Mahabalipuram Heritage Site. (Image: Twitter)

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 Mahabalipuram Heritage Site. (Image: Twitter)

Mahabalipuram Heritage Site. (Image: Twitter)

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 Mahabalipuram Heritage Site. (Image: Twitter)

Mahabalipuram Heritage Site. (Image: Twitter)

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 Mahabalipuram Heritage Site. (Image: Twitter)

Mahabalipuram Heritage Site. (Image: Twitter)

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