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Images: Ayodhya on the eve of 20th anniversary of Babri demolition

A policeman stands guard near a Hindu temple, on the eve of the anniversary of the Babri mosque demolition in Ayodhya. In 1992, tens of thousands of Hindu extremists destroyed the 16th century Babri mosque at Ayodhya as security forces watched. Hindus say it is the birthplace of their god Rama and contend a temple to him stood on the site before the mosque. Rajesh Kumar Singh/AP

 A policeman stands guard near a Hindu temple, on the eve of the anniversary of the Babri mosque demolition in Ayodhya. In 1992, tens of thousands of Hindu extremists destroyed the 16th century Babri mosque at Ayodhya as security forces watched. Hindus say it is the birthplace of their god Rama and contend a temple to him stood on the site before the mosque. Rajesh Kumar Singh/AP