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Indian social activist Anna Hazare

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A young boy dressed as the Hindu God Krishna on the day of Janmashtami, a festival that marks Krishna's birth, makes his way to the site where anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare is in the seventh day of a hunger strike in New Delhi, India, on Monday, Aug. 22. Kevin Frayer / AP
A team of doctors checks the health of anti-graft activist Anna Hazare in New Delhi on Aug. 21. Hazare has adopted the tactics of liberation hero Mahatma Gandhi to push the government to adopt his version of a bill setting up an anti-corruption watchdog. Manish Swarup / AP
Supporters gather at the place where Anna Hazare is carrying out his hunger strike in New Delhi on Aug. 21. Hazare said Sunday that his supporters comprise a "people's parliament" above the nation's elected assembly. Hazare's campaign has received nonstop media attention and widespread support among both wealthy and poor Indians fed up with rampant bribery and favoritism. Manish Swarup / AP
Schoolchildren with Anna Hazare's name painted on their faces participate in Janmashtami celebrations at a school in Ahmadabad on Aug. 20. Janmashtami marks the birth of the Hindu God Krishna. Ajit Solanki / AP
A Hindu holy man shows his support at the site of Anna's Hazare's hunger strike in New Delhi on Aug. 20. Hazare said Saturday he was feeling physically weak but resolved in his demand that the government adopt his version of a bill setting up an anti-graft watchdog. Kevin Frayer / AP
Anna Hazare, in white, runs to avoid the rain after paying homage at Rajghat, the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi, in New Delhi on Aug. 19. AP
India's most prominent anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare, on truck wearing white cap, waves to the crowd during a procession to a protest venue in New Delhi on Aug. 19. Thousands of cheering supporters braved the pouring rain to greet Hazare as he arrived at the Ramlila fairground hours after he stepped out of a New Delhi jail to wild cheers of "Long live Mother India" and a shower of rose petals. AP
Policemen form a human chain around Anna Hazare as he arrives at Rajghat, the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi, in New Delhi on Aug. 19. Tsering Topgyal / AP
Supporters of Anna Hazare in the crowd at Ramlila fairground in New Delhi on Aug. 19. Harish Tyagi / EPA
Anna Hazare, center, scatters petals in tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat in New Delhi on Aug. 19. Prakash Singh / AFP - Getty Images
Anna Hazare applauds as he sits in front of a portrait of Mahatma Gandhi in New Delhi on Aug. 19. Mustafa Quraishi / AP
Police clear a path for a car carrying Anna Hazare as his supporters crowd around after he left Tihar jail in New Delhi on Aug. 19. Adnan Abidi / Reuters
Anna Hazare, center in white, waves to the crowd after emerging from the gates of Tihar prison in New Delhi on Aug. 19. Nearly 2,000 people had gathered outside the jail on Friday morning to catch sight of the white-clad activist who has channeled the tactics of freedom fighter Mohandas K. Gandhi into his fight to force the government to adopt his proposals for an anti-corruption law. Saurabh Das / AP
Students hold placards in support of Anna Hazare during a protest against corruption in Jammu on Aug. 19. Channi Anand / AP
Supporters of anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare rally in Ahmadnagar on Aug. 18. The renowned Indian anti-corruption crusader struck a deal with police on Thursday to hold a 15-day public hunger strike against graft, ending a standoff at a New Delhi prison in which he turned his brief detention into a sit-in protest. AP
Mumbai's dabbawala lunch box delivery men arrange the meals on the roadside in Mumbai, India on Aug. 18. For the first time in their 120-year history, the dabbawalas are planning to stop work on Aug. 19 in support of Anna Hazare’s anti-corruption movement. Divyakant Solanki / EPA
A supporter of anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare displays his handcuffed hands in front of a portrait of Hazare during a protest against corruption in Hyderabad, India on Aug.18. Tens of thousands of demonstrators marched through cities across the country to show their support for his demand to strengthen a government reform bill, while Prime Minister Manmohan Singh accused Hazare of trying to circumvent democracy. Mahesh Kumar A. / AP
Supporters of Indian social activist Anna Hazare hold torches and candles as they shout slogans against corruption during a demonstration in Kolkata on Aug. 18. Dibyangshu Sarkar / AFP - Getty Images
Indian spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, left, calls on 73-year-old Anna Hazare inside the Tihar prison complex where Hazare is holding his hunger strike in New Delhi, India on Aug.17. Police arrested Hazare on Tuesday to scuttle his plans to hold a public fast and tried to free him hours later. However, Hazare refused to leave the jail unless he was granted permission to hold a public demonstration aimed at forcing lawmakers to strengthen a draft bill that would create an anti-corruption ombudsman. AP
Supporters of crusader Anna Hazare gather in a show of support near the India Gate memorial in New Delhi, India on Aug. 17. Hazare refused to leave the jail unless he was granted permission to hold a public demonstration. Kevin Frayer / AP
Indians hold cut-outs of anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare and shout slogans during a protest in support of Hazare's in Ahmadabad, India on Aug. 17. AP
An activist of India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party, which supports prominent anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare, shouts slogan during a protest in Amritsar, India on Aug. 17. Altaf Qadri / AP
Anna Hazare waves from a vehicle after being detained by police in New Delhi on Aug. 16. Police arrested India's leading anti-corruption campaigner on Tuesday, just hours before he was due to begin a fast to the death, as the beleaguered government cracked down on a self-styled Gandhian activist agitating for a new "freedom" struggle. Adnan Abidi / Reuters
Anna Hazare, surrounded by his supporters, prays at the Mahatma Gandhi memorial at Rajghat in New Delhi on Aug. 15. Adnan Abidi / Reuters
A boy holds an Indian national flag as he sits next to activist Anna Hazare at the Mahatma Gandhi memorial at Rajghat in New Delhi on Aug. 15. Adnan Abidi / Reuters
Indian social activist Anna Hazare holds a torch as he shouts slogans during a rally against corruption in Mumbai, India on Aug. 9. Rajanish Kakade / AP
Students touch the feet of social activist Anna Hazare as a sign of respect as he visits one of his schools in the Ralegan Siddhi village, about 155 miles southeast of Mumbai on June 17. For millions of Indians, he is a 21st-century Mahatma Gandhi figure. Danish Siddiqui / Reuters