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Inspiring photos of International Yoga Day celebrations across the world

Around 30,000 people participated in a public yoga event organised by the Indian government in the city of Chandigarh.

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From Delhi to Sydney and Paris to Beijing, enthusiasts around the world gathered together to perform yoga poses to mark the second edition of the International Yoga Day on June 21.

In India, the main celebrations were at the city of Chandigarh, where Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi joined 30,000 people in participating at a mass yoga session. Just like you have made the mobile phone a part of your life, make yoga a part of your life too,” Modi said at the event.

Around 10,000 other yoga camps and events were held across the country. Here are glimpses of some of them.

India

Yoga practitioners participate in a morning yoga session in front of medieval monuments at Lodhi Gardens in New Delhi on June 21, 2016, on International Yoga Day.

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A birds eye view of the celebration of the second International Day of Yoga at Kohli Stadium, in Mumbai on June 21, 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.
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People doing yoga in water at a swimming pool in the city of Jodhpur.
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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, 2016.
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Indian yoga practitioners participate in a mass yoga session on International Yoga Day near Connaught Place in New Delhi on June 21, 2016.
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China

An aerial view of Chinese enthusiasts performing yoga the glass sightseeing platform in the Shilinxia scenic spot in Beijing, China, 20 June 2016. More than 150 yoga lovers practiced yoga on the 32.8-meter-long platform.
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A large group of yoga enthusiasts practice yoga on a glass platform at Shilin Gorge on June 20, 2016 in Beijing, China. Considered to be the world’s largest glass viewing platform, it is located in Shijin Gorge in Pinggu district of Beijing, 900 meters in the air.
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More than 1,000 yoga lovers participated in a mass gathering at a sports park in Shenzhen, south China’s Guangdong province to practise yoga to celebrate the second annual International Yoga Day.
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Cambodia

People perform yoga at Angkor Wat in Cambodia.
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Australia

Thousands gather for a group yoga class in front of the Sydney Opera House on June 21, 2016 in Sydney, Australia.
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Yoga enthusiasts perform yoga on top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge in Sydney, Australia to mark the second International Yoga Day.
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France

A yoga session in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
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US

Thousands of people participate in a yoga class at Times Square in New York City to celebrate the Summer Solstice and the second International Yoga Day.
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Malaysia

Yoga enthusiasts participant do exercise at Dataran Merdeka (Independent Square) during an International Yoga day on June 21, 2016 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Photo by )
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Hong Kong

Yoga lovers perform yoga at Hong Kong to observe International Yoga Day.
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Ecuador

Participants performing yoga at Guayaquil, Ecuador on June 21, 2016.
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