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In pictures: World marks International Yoga Day 2016

On December 11 in 2014, the United Nations General Assembly declared June 21st as the International Day of Yoga

In pictures: World marks International Yoga Day 2016
Indian Army personnel participate in a yoga workshop at the Army Cantonment grounds in Ahmedabad on June 20, 2016, the eve of World Yoga Day. The ancient Indian practice of yoga is celebrated every year on June 21 as International Day of Yoga. (Sam Panthaky/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: World marks International Yoga Day 2016
Afghans and international workers based in Afghanistan take part in a yoga session to mark International Yoga Day at the Indian embassy in Kabul on June 21, 2016. The ancient Indian practice of yoga is celebrated every year on June 21 as International Day of Yoga. (Shah Marai/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: World marks International Yoga Day 2016
Indian students participate in a yoga demonstration on International Yoga Day in Chennai on June 21, 2016 Yoga, which means union in Sanskrit, is a family of ancient spiritual practices and also a school of spiritual thought from the South East Asian continent, where it remains a vibrant living tradition and is seen as a means of enlightenment. (Arun Sankar/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: World marks International Yoga Day 2016
Sydneysiders enagage in a yoga event in front of the Australia's iconic landmark Opera House in Sydney on June 21, 2016. Hundreds of Yoga lovers gathered at Opera House to mark the International Yoga Day. (Wendell Teodoro/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: World marks International Yoga Day 2016
Malaysian Yoga practitioners perform yoga exercises during an event to mark the International Yoga Day at the iconic Sultan Abdul Samad building in Kuala Lumpur on June 21, 2016. The ancient Indian practice of yoga is celebrated every year on June 21 as International Day of Yoga. (Manan Vatsyayana/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: World marks International Yoga Day 2016
People perform yoga exercises on June 20, 2016 on Times Square in New York City. Yogis from throughout the world travel every year to Times Square to celebrate the Summer Solstice with free yoga classes in the heart of New York City, on what is the Northern Hemispheres longest day of the year. (Brigitte Dusseau/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: World marks International Yoga Day 2016
This photo taken on June 19, 2016 shows Chinese enthusiasts practicing yoga at Futian sports park in Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong province. June 21 marks the International Yoga Day. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: World marks International Yoga Day 2016
Children stretch as hundreds of people take part in a yoga session as part of the International Day of Yoga at the amphitheatre lawns at North Beach on June 19, 2016 in Durban. (Rajesh Jantilal/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: World marks International Yoga Day 2016
A dawn yoga class to celebrate United Nations World Yoga Day at Bondi Beach on June 19, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. The event is part of the Bondi Winter Magic festival, which highlights the beauty of Bondi in winter and runs from Sunday 19 June until 31 July. (Getty Images)
In pictures: World marks International Yoga Day 2016
Indian schoolchildren participate in a yoga session at a school in Chennai on June 20, 2016, on the eve of International Yoga Day. 4001 schoolchildren participated in the demonstration. Yoga, which means union in Sanskrit, is a family of ancient spiritual practices and also a school of spiritual thought from the South East Asian continent, where it remains a vibrant living tradition and is seen as a means of enlightenment. (Arun Sankar/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: World marks International Yoga Day 2016
Indian Army soldiers participate in a yoga demonstration on International Yoga Day in Chennai on June 21, 2016 Yoga, which means union in Sanskrit, is a family of ancient spiritual practices and also a school of spiritual thought from the South East Asian continent, where it remains a vibrant living tradition and is seen as a means of enlightenment. (Arun Sankar/AFP/Getty Images)