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Top news in photos: Congress boycotts parliament session, nation observes 11th anniversary of 26/11 attack, and more

From Congress leaders and several other parties boycotting the joint session of Parliament called to commemorate the Constitution Day, to memorial service on the 11th anniversary of the 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai, here are some top images of the day.

12:00 p.m. | A broken umbrella lies next to the manhole at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, which protesters tried to use to escape after being surrounded by police on Tuesday, November 26, 2019. Embattled leader Carrie Lam refused to offer any concessions to anti-government protesters despite a local election trouncing. Photo: AP
11.30 a.m. | Activist Bindu Ammini is being escorted by police after a protest by various Hindu organization outside police commissioner's office, in Kochi, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019 after she arrived at the commissioner’s office to seek permission to visit the Sabarimala shrine today. Photo: PTI
11.00 a.m. | A group of six women activists led by Pune-based Bhumata Brigade leader Trupti Desai arrived in Kochi early on Tuesday to visit the hilltop Ayyappa Temple at Sabarimala. Photo: H. Vibhu
10:30 a.m. | Congress president Sonia Gandhi reads the preamble of the Constitution. Protesting against the political developments in Maharahtra, leaders from various parties have boycotted the joint session of Parliament to commemorate the Constitution day
9.30 a.m. | Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari and Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis pay their respects at the Police Memorial on the 11th anniversary of the 2008 Mumbai militant attacks, in Mumbai on November 26, 2019. Photo: AFP
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