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India celebrates 1 billion COVID vaccine doses milestone

A woman takes a selfie while being fed with sweets as India celebrates the milestone of administering one billion COVID-19 vaccine doses, in New Delhi, October 21. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

A woman takes a selfie while being fed with sweets as India celebrates the milestone of administering one billion COVID-19 vaccine doses, in New Delhi, October 21. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

A woman takes a selfie while being fed with sweets as India celebrates the milestone of administering one billion COVID-19 vaccine doses, in New Delhi, October 21. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
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Supporters of India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi pose after lighting candles in a shape of the map of India to celebrate the milestone of administering one billion coronavirus vaccine doses, in Ahmedabad, India, October 21.   REUTERS/Amit Dave

Supporters of India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi pose after lighting candles in a shape of the map of India to celebrate the milestone of administering one billion coronavirus vaccine doses, in Ahmedabad, India, October 21. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Supporters of India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi pose after lighting candles in a shape of the map of India to celebrate the milestone of administering one billion coronavirus vaccine doses, in Ahmedabad, India, October 21. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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A healthcare worker decorates a vaccination center to celebrate the milestone of administering one billion coronavirus vaccine doses, in Mumbai, October 21. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

A healthcare worker decorates a vaccination center to celebrate the milestone of administering one billion coronavirus vaccine doses, in Mumbai, October 21. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

A healthcare worker decorates a vaccination center to celebrate the milestone of administering one billion coronavirus vaccine doses, in Mumbai, October 21. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas
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Humayun's Tomb is lit in tricolor as India celebrates the milestone of administering one billion COVID vaccine doses, in New Delhi, October 21. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Humayun's Tomb is lit in tricolor as India celebrates the milestone of administering one billion COVID vaccine doses, in New Delhi, October 21. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Humayun's Tomb is lit in tricolor as India celebrates the milestone of administering one billion COVID vaccine doses, in New Delhi, October 21. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
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A woman poses for a picture after being vaccinated against the coronavirus. to celebrate the milestone of administering one billion doses, in Mumbai, October 21. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

A woman poses for a picture after being vaccinated against the coronavirus. to celebrate the milestone of administering one billion doses, in Mumbai, October 21. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

A woman poses for a picture after being vaccinated against the coronavirus. to celebrate the milestone of administering one billion doses, in Mumbai, October 21. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas
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Crew members are pictured during the unveiling of SpiceJet's special livery on its Boeing 737 aircraft to celebrate the milestone of administering one billion coronavirus vaccine doses, at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi, October 21. REUTERS/Stringer

Crew members are pictured during the unveiling of SpiceJet's special livery on its Boeing 737 aircraft to celebrate the milestone of administering one billion coronavirus vaccine doses, at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi, October...more

Crew members are pictured during the unveiling of SpiceJet's special livery on its Boeing 737 aircraft to celebrate the milestone of administering one billion coronavirus vaccine doses, at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi, October 21. REUTERS/Stringer
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India’s largest Khadi tricolor is displayed at the Red Fort as India celebrates the milestone of administering one billion COVID vaccine doses, in the old quarters of Delhi, October 21. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

India’s largest Khadi tricolor is displayed at the Red Fort as India celebrates the milestone of administering one billion COVID vaccine doses, in the old quarters of Delhi, October 21. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

India’s largest Khadi tricolor is displayed at the Red Fort as India celebrates the milestone of administering one billion COVID vaccine doses, in the old quarters of Delhi, October 21. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
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A woman receives a dose of AstraZeneca's COVISHIELD vaccine, produced by the Serum Institute of India, during a special coronavirus vaccination campaign for women in Mumbai, September 27. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

A woman receives a dose of AstraZeneca's COVISHIELD vaccine, produced by the Serum Institute of India, during a special coronavirus vaccination campaign for women in Mumbai, September 27. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

A woman receives a dose of AstraZeneca's COVISHIELD vaccine, produced by the Serum Institute of India, during a special coronavirus vaccination campaign for women in Mumbai, September 27. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas
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A woman receives a dose of AstraZeneca's COVISHIELD vaccine at a medical center in Mumbai, September 23. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

A woman receives a dose of AstraZeneca's COVISHIELD vaccine at a medical center in Mumbai, September 23. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

A woman receives a dose of AstraZeneca's COVISHIELD vaccine at a medical center in Mumbai, September 23. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas
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Nirma Devi, 31, and Phula Devi, 30, hold boxes containing COVISHIELD vaccines as they pose for a picture at Malana village in Kullu district in the Himalayan state of Himachal Pradesh, India, September 14. Despite the hostile terrain, the northern state of Himachal Pradesh became the first in India to administer at least one COVID vaccine dose in all its adults. The steep topography was a challenge overcome by health workers walking for hours or days to reach remote villages.  REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Nirma Devi, 31, and Phula Devi, 30, hold boxes containing COVISHIELD vaccines as they pose for a picture at Malana village in Kullu district in the Himalayan state of Himachal Pradesh, India, September 14. Despite the hostile terrain, the northern...more

Nirma Devi, 31, and Phula Devi, 30, hold boxes containing COVISHIELD vaccines as they pose for a picture at Malana village in Kullu district in the Himalayan state of Himachal Pradesh, India, September 14. Despite the hostile terrain, the northern state of Himachal Pradesh became the first in India to administer at least one COVID vaccine dose in all its adults. The steep topography was a challenge overcome by health workers walking for hours or days to reach remote villages.  REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Women wait to receive a dose of COVISHIELD vaccine outside a vaccination center in Kolkata, August 31. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Women wait to receive a dose of COVISHIELD vaccine outside a vaccination center in Kolkata, August 31. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Women wait to receive a dose of COVISHIELD vaccine outside a vaccination center in Kolkata, August 31. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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People wait to receive a dose of COVISHIELD at a cinema hall in Mumbai, August 17. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

People wait to receive a dose of COVISHIELD at a cinema hall in Mumbai, August 17. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

People wait to receive a dose of COVISHIELD at a cinema hall in Mumbai, August 17. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas
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Kamla Devi, 58, a health worker, gives a dose of the COVISHIELD vaccine to a villager, as part of a vaccination drive in the Himalayan state of Himachal Pradesh, India, September 14. "People were initially scared to take the vaccine, worried they would fall sick or die" said village head Rajuram. "Then I took it and others also mustered the courage."  REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Kamla Devi, 58, a health worker, gives a dose of the COVISHIELD vaccine to a villager, as part of a vaccination drive in the Himalayan state of Himachal Pradesh, India, September 14. "People were initially scared to take the vaccine, worried they...more

Kamla Devi, 58, a health worker, gives a dose of the COVISHIELD vaccine to a villager, as part of a vaccination drive in the Himalayan state of Himachal Pradesh, India, September 14. "People were initially scared to take the vaccine, worried they would fall sick or die" said village head Rajuram. "Then I took it and others also mustered the courage."  REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A woman reacts as she receives a dose of COVISHIELD at a shopping mall in Mumbai, August 11. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

A woman reacts as she receives a dose of COVISHIELD at a shopping mall in Mumbai, August 11. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

A woman reacts as she receives a dose of COVISHIELD at a shopping mall in Mumbai, August 11. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas
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People wait in a queue to receive the vaccine outside a shopping mall in Mumbai, August 11. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

People wait in a queue to receive the vaccine outside a shopping mall in Mumbai, August 11. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

People wait in a queue to receive the vaccine outside a shopping mall in Mumbai, August 11. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas
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Healthcare worker Jankhana Prajapati gives a dose of the COVISHIELD vaccine to farmer Nareshbhai Dabhi in his field, during a door-to-door vaccination drive in Banaskantha district in the western state of Gujarat, July 23. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Healthcare worker Jankhana Prajapati gives a dose of the COVISHIELD vaccine to farmer Nareshbhai Dabhi in his field, during a door-to-door vaccination drive in Banaskantha district in the western state of Gujarat, July 23. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Healthcare worker Jankhana Prajapati gives a dose of the COVISHIELD vaccine to farmer Nareshbhai Dabhi in his field, during a door-to-door vaccination drive in Banaskantha district in the western state of Gujarat, July 23. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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