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Stunning photos of people celebrating Yoga Day

Alliance Russe

In 2014, on the suggestion of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the United Nations declared June 21 International Yoga Day. The day celebrates the physical, spiritual, and mental practice that originated in Ancient India, and is now practiced by millions all over the world. 

Yoga practitioners everywhere, including world leaders, soldiers, and children, posted photos doing their favourite poses in unusual places. 

With 191 UN countries celebrating the second International Yoga Day, here are some stunning photos of celebrations from across the world.  

The UN building in New York City was lit up with different yoga postures.

India

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A school in Chennai. 

Jodhpur, Rajasthan. 

Soldiers at Siachen Glacier, Leh, Kashmir.

Young boys at Nobel Peace Prize awardee Kailash Sathyarthee's ashram. 

PM Modi takes part in the celebrations at Chandigarh.


Nepal

Kathmandu. 


China

Beijing. 

Changsha, Hunan Province.


Malaysia

Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur. 


Cambodia

Angkor. 


Australia

Sydney Harbour Bridge. 


Hong Kong

Memorial Park. 


France

Eiffel Tower, Paris. 


USA

Times Square, New York.

Capitol HIll, Washington DC.


UK

London Bridge, London.