Activists of the DYFI burn effigies during a protest in Siliguri

 
Activists of the DYFI burn effigies during a protest in Siliguri
Activists of the Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) burn effigies of India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and U.S. President George Bush during a protest in the northeastern Indian city of Siliguri September 4, 2007. About two dozen ships from five nations, led by the United States, began their most ambitious exercises in the Bay of Bengal on Tuesday, as Indian communists opposed to strategic ties with Washington launched protests. The naval drill, called the "Malabar Exercise", is the seventh involving aircraft carriers, submarines and fighter jets of India and the U.S., whose friendship has blossomed this decade after they were on opposite sides of the Cold War. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri (INDIA)