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  • A city of northwest India north of Mumbai (Bombay). Founded in 1412 as the capital of a former Gujarat kingdom, it is a commercial and cultural center with many outstanding mosques, temples, and tombs. Population: 3,510,000.

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  • Ajit Solanki/Associated Press The drinking-water transport system on the outskirts of Ahmadabad, in India's Gujarat state, several areas of which are facing drinking-water shortages

    Asia in Pictures

  • The exterior of the Millowners' Association headquarters in Ahmadabad, India above, is framed as a sharp zigzag, but the raking light reveals the pleasingly organic texture imprinted on the concrete by its wooden molds.

    Photo-Op: Light Boxes

  • Ajit Solanki/Associated Press Artists performed during the concluding ceremony of the 50th year celebrations of Gujarat state in Ahmadabad, India on May 1, 2011.

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  • Ajit Solanki/Associated Press A man kissed the word 'Mohammad,' painted on a wall in Ahmadabad, India, Wednesday.

    Muslims Celebrate Eid al-Fitr

  • Ajit Solanki/Associated Press Children hung out of a back window of a three-wheeled motor rickshaw in Ahmadabad, India, Wednesday.

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  • Ajit Solank/Associated Press An Indian worker prepared to tie bamboo poles to erect a temporary shelter at Lord Jagannath temple ahead of the Rath Yatra festival in Ahmadabad, India, Wednesday.

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  • Ajit Solanki/Associated Press An Indian Muslim bride, center, waved to her relatives during a mass marriage for 41 couples on Sunday in Ahmadabad, India.

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  • Ajit Solanki/Associated Press A worker removed the petiole from red chilies at Shertha village, near Ahmadabad, India, Wednesday.

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  • Ajit Solanki/Associated Press An Indian girl, wearing traditional attire, posed for photographers as she performed the Garba, in Ahmadabad, India, Thursday.

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  • Ajit Solanki/Associated Press An Indian girl in traditional costume, performed the Garba, a traditional indian dance, with others as part of preparation for Navratri festival in Ahmadabad, India, Thursday.

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  • Ahmedabad. File this under "Cities with populations over 4,000,000 that few westerners have heard of".

    April 19, 2011