A devotee offers prayers at the illuminated Golden Temple in Amritsar on Wednesday, the 544th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev—AP

A devotee offers prayers at the illuminated Golden Temple in Amritsar on Wednesday, the 544th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak De

A devotee offers prayers at the illuminated Golden Temple in Amritsar on Wednesday, the 544th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak De

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