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Bangalore's minority residents flee amid rumors of violence

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Northeastern India minority residents wait at a train station as they prepare to leave the city following rumors of communal violence against them, at a railway station in Bangalore on Aug. 16, 2012. Thousands of Indians from the northeast of the country have fled southern cities after rumors they would be attacked by Muslims in reprisal for recent ethnic violence, officials said.

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Northeastern India minority residents of Bangalore wait on the platform of the city railway station to board trains bound to Guwahati on Aug. 16.

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Northeastern India minority residents of Bangalore wait in a train bound for Guwahati on Aug. 16.

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