In Pics: World Photography Day today

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Bangalore, Aug 19: Photography lovers across the globe were observing the World Photography Day on Monday. The concept had its invention in the invention of the Daguerreotype, a photographic processes developed by Joseph Nicèphore Nièpce and Louis Daguerre. On January 9, 1839, The French Academy of Sciences announced the daguerreotype process.

A few months later, on August 19, 1839, the French government announced the invention as a gift "Free to the World".

Another photographic processes, the Calotype, was also invented in the same year by William Fox Talbot (it was announced in 1841). Together, the invention of both the Daguerreotype and Calotype mark 1839 as the year that photography was invented.

Founding of the World Photography Day

In 2009, Korske Ara, a young photographer from Australia launched the World Photography Day Project. Korske wanted to unite local and global communities in a worldwide celebration of photography.

On August 19, 2010, World Photography Day hosted its first global online gallery.

In Assam

Members of various activist groups protesting for a separate state of Karbi Anglong state and against harassment of public by security personnel at Karbi Anglong districts in Guwahati in Assam.

In New Delhi

A woman walks in the rain at Parliament House in New Delhi.

In Odisha

Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik's sand sculpture with a message "Jai Jawan" on the occasion of Independence day at Puri beach in Odisha.

In West Bengal

Children play during a curfew imposed after the indefinite bandh called by Gorkhaland Janmukti Morcha demanding a separate state, in Kerseong Hills in Darjeeling in West Bengal.

In Tamil Nadu

Devotees perform rituals at River Cauvery on the occasion Aadi Amavasya day in Thiruvaiyaru, Tamil Nadu

In New Delhi

Artists perform during the opening ceremony of the Indian Badminton League in New Delhi on Wednesday.

In West Bengal

Stray dogs lying on a lonely street during a strike called by the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) demanding a separate state in Darjeeling Hills.

In Punjab

Schoolchildren perform during the Independence Day celebration in Patiala in Punjab.

In New Delhi

Vehicles wade through a watelogged street in heavy rain in New Delhi.

In Gurgaon

Woman riding a cycle-rickshaw in heavy shower in Gurgaon.

In West Bengal

Muslims offering namaz on the occasion of 'Eid-ul-Fitr' at Belgachiya Flyover in Kolkata.

In West Bengal

A Royal Bengal Tiger plays with a log at Alipore Zoological garden in Kolkata.

In West Bengal

A view from the bus which met with an accident in front of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's residence in Kolkata.

In Rajasthan

A hungry camel makes an effort to reach the branch of a tree in Bikaner in Rajasthan.

In Jammu and Kashmir

A man carries gas cylinders in his boat in Nigeen Lake, Srinagar, in Jammu and Kashmir.

In Bihar

A man with his bicycle wades through flood water at Haldichapra in Maner in Bihar.

In New Delhi

Protests against the rising prices of onions in New Delhi.

In Maharashtra

A girl selects a Rakhi ahead of the Raksha Bandhan festival at a market in Mumba.

In Maharashtra

People watch boat race in Krishna river to celebrate the festival of 'Nag Panchami' in Sangliin Maharashtra.

In Uttar Pradesh

Residents use a boat to move across flood waters at Salori in Allahabad.

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