In pictures: Voting begins in the world's biggest election - Indians head to the polls

Some 900 million Indians can vote between April 11 and May 19 from the troubled snowy peaks of Kashmir to Rajasthan's deserts and the tropical Andaman Islands.
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An Indian lambadi tribeswoman shows her ink-marked finger after voting at a polling station during India's general election at Pedda Shapur village on the outskirts of Hyderabad on April 11, 2019.
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Indian Muslim women walk back after casting their vote at a polling station during the India's general election in Kawaal village near Muzaffarnagar, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, on April 11, 2019.
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An Indian Catholic nun votes in a booth at a polling station during India's general election in Hyderabad on April 11, 2019.
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Security personnel stand guard as people line up to vote at a polling station during India's general election in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh on April 11, 2019.
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People register to vote at a polling station during India's general election in Hyderabad on April 11, 2019.
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People line up to vote next to security personnel at a polling station during India's general election in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh on April 11, 2019.
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An election officer marks the finger of a voter at a polling station during India's general election in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh on April 11, 2019.
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People line up to vote at a polling station during India's general election in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh on April 11, 2019.
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An Indian security officer gestures as he gives instructions to people waiting in a line to vote at a polling station during India's general election in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh on April 11, 2019.
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Indian voters queue to cast their vote at a polling station during India's general election in Samuguri, some 155 km from Guwahati, the capital city of Indias northeastern state of Assam, on April 11, 2019.