In pictures: International Yoga Day celebration in India

The International Day of Yoga aims to raise awareness worldwide of the many benefits of practicing yoga. The theme for the 2017 celebration, organized by the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations, is 'Yoga for Health.'
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Indian yoga practitioners participate in a mass yoga session on International Yoga Day in New Delhi on June 21, 2017. (MONEY SHARMA/AFP/Getty Images)
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Members of India's National Cadet Corps (NCC) take part in a mass yoga session to mark International Yoga Day on The Brigade Parade Grounds in Kolkata on June 21, 2017. (DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP/Getty Images)
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Indian yoga practitioners participate in a mass yoga session on International Yoga Day in Guwahati on June 21, 2017. (BIJU BORO/AFP/Getty Images)
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Yoga enthusiasts take part in a mass yoga session on International Yoga Day at the Shree Kanteerava Stadium in Bangalore on June 21, 2017. (MANJUNATH KIRAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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This aerial photograph shows Indian yoga practitioners participating in a mass yoga session at Yamuna Sports Complex on International Yoga Day in New Delhi on June 21, 2017. (PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images)
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Indian yoga practitioners participate in a mass yoga session on International Yoga Day in New Delhi on June 21, 2017. (MONEY SHARMA/AFP/Getty Images)
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Indian yoga practitioners participate in a mass yoga session on International Yoga Day in New Delhi on June 21, 2017. (MONEY SHARMA/AFP/Getty Images)
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Indian Armed Forces personnel take part in a yoga sesssion to mark International Yoga Day on the Indian Navy aircraft carrier INS Viraat anchored at the Mumbai harbour on June 21, 2017. (PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty Images)
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Indian yoga practitioners participate in a mass yoga session on International Yoga Day in front of The Red Fort in New Delhi on June 21, 2017. The ancient Indian practice of Yoga is celebrated every year on June 21 as International Day of Yoga. (DOMINIQUE FAGET/AFP/Getty Images)
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Indian yoga practitioners participate in a session at a park in Amritsar on June 20, 2017 ahead of the International Yoga Day. International Yoga Day is celebrated every year on June 21. (NARINDER NANU/AFP/Getty Images)
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Indian yoga practitioners participate in a mass yoga session on International Yoga Day in New Delhi on June 21, 2017. (MONEY SHARMA/AFP/Getty Images)
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Nepalese yoga practioneers gather in the rain to take part in a yoga session on International Yoga Day in Kathmandu on June 21, 2017. Millions across the globe celebrated the traditional practice of yoga on June 21. (PRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP/Getty Images)