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In pictures: Varanasi blasts

Blood on the floor of the Varanasi railway station

A number of people have been killed after twin bomb blasts in the northern Indian pilgrimage city of Varanasi.

A temple in Varanasi damaged by a bomb blast

Thousands of worshippers are thought to have been in the Sankot Mochan temple at the time of the first explosion.

People look at images of Hindu gods at a railway station hit by an explosion

Minutes later, there was another explosion at the city's main railway station.

A girl injured in Varanasi blasts

Dozens of people were hurt in the explosions, which happened just after 1800 (1230 GMT).

A man injured in Varanasi bombings

There has been no claim of responsibility for the blasts.

Police search for a bomb in Varanasi

Police later searched for more devices as security was stepped up.


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