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  • Muslims walk past people from India's northeastern states waiting to board trains to go back home, at a train station in Bangalore, India, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012. Thousands of Indians from the northeast are fleeing the southern city of Bangalore, spurred by rumors they would be attacked in retaliation for communal violence in their home state of Assam. (AP Photo)
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    Muslims walk past people from India's northeastern states waiting to board trains to go back home, at a train station in Bangalore, India, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012. Thousands of Indians from the northeast are fleeing the southern city of Bangalore, spurred by rumors they would be attacked in retaliation for communal violence in their home state of Assam. (AP Photo)

  • People from India's northeastern states stand outside a train station as they wait to board trains to go back home, in Bangalore, India, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012. Thousands of Indians from the northeast are fleeing the southern city of Bangalore, spurred by rumors they would be attacked in retaliation for communal violence in their home state of Assam. (AP Photo)
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    People from India's northeastern states stand outside a train station as they wait to board trains to go back home, in Bangalore, India, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012. Thousands of Indians from the northeast are fleeing the southern city of Bangalore, spurred by rumors they would be attacked in retaliation for communal violence in their home state of Assam. (AP Photo)

  • Policemen stand guard as youths from India's northeastern states wait to board trains at a train station in Bangalore, India, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012. Thousands of Indians from the northeast are fleeing the southern city of Bangalore, spurred by rumors they would be attacked in retaliation for communal violence in their home state of Assam. (AP Photo)
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    Policemen stand guard as youths from India's northeastern states wait to board trains at a train station in Bangalore, India, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012. Thousands of Indians from the northeast are fleeing the southern city of Bangalore, spurred by rumors they would be attacked in retaliation for communal violence in their home state of Assam. (AP Photo)

  • A man from India's northeastern states holds a child as they wait to board a train to head home, at a railway station in Bangalore, India, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012. Thousands of Indians from the northeast are fleeing the southern city of Bangalore, spurred by rumors they would be attacked in retaliation for communal violence in their home state of Assam. (AP Photo)
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    A man from India's northeastern states holds a child as they wait to board a train to head home, at a railway station in Bangalore, India, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012. Thousands of Indians from the northeast are fleeing the southern city of Bangalore, spurred by rumors they would be attacked in retaliation for communal violence in their home state of Assam. (AP Photo)

  • Women from India's northeastern states wait with their baggage to board trains home, at a railway station in Bangalore, India, Thursday, Aug.16, 2012. Thousands of Indians from the northeast are fleeing the southern city of Bangalore, spurred by rumors they would be attacked in retaliation for communal violence in their home state of Assam. (AP Photo)
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    Women from India's northeastern states wait with their baggage to board trains home, at a railway station in Bangalore, India, Thursday, Aug.16, 2012. Thousands of Indians from the northeast are fleeing the southern city of Bangalore, spurred by rumors they would be attacked in retaliation for communal violence in their home state of Assam. (AP Photo)

  • Men from India's northeastern states arrive at a train station to travel home, in Bangalore, India, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012. Thousands of Indians from the northeast are fleeing the southern city of Bangalore, spurred by rumors they would be attacked in retaliation for communal violence in their home state of Assam. (AP Photo)
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    Men from India's northeastern states arrive at a train station to travel home, in Bangalore, India, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012. Thousands of Indians from the northeast are fleeing the southern city of Bangalore, spurred by rumors they would be attacked in retaliation for communal violence in their home state of Assam. (AP Photo)

  • A man from India's northeastern states reads a newspaper showing news about people leaving as he waits with others to board a train home, at a railway station in Bangalore, India,Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012. Thousands of Indians from the northeast are fleeing the southern city of Bangalore, spurred by rumors they would be attacked in retaliation for communal violence in their home state of Assam. (AP Photo)
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    A man from India's northeastern states reads a newspaper showing news about people leaving as he waits with others to board a train home, at a railway station in Bangalore, India,Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012. Thousands of Indians from the northeast are fleeing the southern city of Bangalore, spurred by rumors they would be attacked in retaliation for communal violence in their home state of Assam. (AP Photo)

  • A young man from India's northeastern states talks on his mobile phone as he waits with others to board a train home at a station in Bangalore, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012. Thousands of Indians from the northeast are fleeing the southern city of Bangalore, spurred by rumors they would be attacked in retaliation for communal violence in their home state of Assam. (AP Photo)
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    A young man from India's northeastern states talks on his mobile phone as he waits with others to board a train home at a station in Bangalore, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012. Thousands of Indians from the northeast are fleeing the southern city of Bangalore, spurred by rumors they would be attacked in retaliation for communal violence in their home state of Assam. (AP Photo)

  • Women from India's northeastern states wait with their baggage to board trains home at a station in Bangalore, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012. Thousands of Indians from the northeast are fleeing the southern city of Bangalore, spurred by rumors they would be attacked in retaliation for communal violence in their home state of Assam. (AP Photo)
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    Women from India's northeastern states wait with their baggage to board trains home at a station in Bangalore, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012. Thousands of Indians from the northeast are fleeing the southern city of Bangalore, spurred by rumors they would be attacked in retaliation for communal violence in their home state of Assam. (AP Photo)

  • A volunteer from local organization Fight Against Corruption writes a placard asking people from India's northeastern states not to leave, outside a train station in Bangalore, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012. Thousands of panic stricken Indians from the northeast were fleeing the southern city of Bangalore on Thursday, spurred by rumors they would be attacked in retaliation for communal violence in their home state. (AP Photo)
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    A volunteer from local organization Fight Against Corruption writes a placard asking people from India's northeastern states not to leave, outside a train station in Bangalore, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012. Thousands of panic stricken Indians from the northeast were fleeing the southern city of Bangalore on Thursday, spurred by rumors they would be attacked in retaliation for communal violence in their home state. (AP Photo)

  • A girl from India's northeastern states eats an apple as she waits to take a train home, at a station in Bangalore, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012. Thousands of panic stricken Indians from the northeast were fleeing the southern city of Bangalore on Thursday, spurred by rumors they would be attacked in retaliation for communal violence in their home state. (AP Photo)
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    A girl from India's northeastern states eats an apple as she waits to take a train home, at a station in Bangalore, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012. Thousands of panic stricken Indians from the northeast were fleeing the southern city of Bangalore on Thursday, spurred by rumors they would be attacked in retaliation for communal violence in their home state. (AP Photo)

  • Men from India's northeastern states rest outside a train station as they wait to take a train home, in Bangalore, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012. Thousands of panic stricken Indians from the northeast were fleeing the southern city of Bangalore on Thursday, spurred by rumors they would be attacked in retaliation for communal violence in their home state. (AP Photo)
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    Men from India's northeastern states rest outside a train station as they wait to take a train home, in Bangalore, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012. Thousands of panic stricken Indians from the northeast were fleeing the southern city of Bangalore on Thursday, spurred by rumors they would be attacked in retaliation for communal violence in their home state. (AP Photo)

  • Men from India's northeastern states wait with their baggage to board trains home at a station in Bangalore, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012. Thousands of Indians from the northeast are fleeing the southern city of Bangalore, spurred by rumors they would be attacked in retaliation for communal violence in their home state of Assam. (AP Photo)
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    Men from India's northeastern states wait with their baggage to board trains home at a station in Bangalore, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012. Thousands of Indians from the northeast are fleeing the southern city of Bangalore, spurred by rumors they would be attacked in retaliation for communal violence in their home state of Assam. (AP Photo)

  • A man from northeastern states, coming from Bangalore on the way to his home in Assam, is seen sleeping in a train at a station in Bhubaneswar, Friday, Aug. 17, 2012. Thousands of Indians from the northeast are fleeing the southern city of Bangalore, spurred by rumors they would be attacked in retaliation for communal violence in their home state of Assam. (AP Photo)
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    A man from northeastern states, coming from Bangalore on the way to his home in Assam, is seen sleeping in a train at a station in Bhubaneswar, Friday, Aug. 17, 2012. Thousands of Indians from the northeast are fleeing the southern city of Bangalore, spurred by rumors they would be attacked in retaliation for communal violence in their home state of Assam. (AP Photo)

  • People from northeastern states, coming from Bangalore on the way to their home in Assam, are seen huddle together in a train compartment at a station in Bhubaneswar, Friday, Aug. 17 2012.Thousands of Indians from the northeast are fleeing the southern city of Bangalore, spurred by rumors they would be attacked in retaliation for communal violence in their home state of Assam. (AP Photo)
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    People from northeastern states, coming from Bangalore on the way to their home in Assam, are seen huddle together in a train compartment at a station in Bhubaneswar, Friday, Aug. 17 2012.Thousands of Indians from the northeast are fleeing the southern city of Bangalore, spurred by rumors they would be attacked in retaliation for communal violence in their home state of Assam. (AP Photo)

  • Indians originally from the northeastern states crowd as they disembark from a train from the southern city of Bangalore, in Guwahati, Assam state, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012. Thousands of Indians from the northeast are leaving the southern city of Bangalore and other towns, spurred by rumors they would be attacked in retaliation for communal violence in their home state of Assam. (AP Photo)
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    Indians originally from the northeastern states crowd as they disembark from a train from the southern city of Bangalore, in Guwahati, Assam state, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012. Thousands of Indians from the northeast are leaving the southern city of Bangalore and other towns, spurred by rumors they would be attacked in retaliation for communal violence in their home state of Assam. (AP Photo)

  • Indians originally from the northeastern states disembark from a train from the southern city of Bangalore, in Guwahati,Assam state, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012. Thousands of Indians from the northeast are leaving the southern city of Bangalore and other towns, spurred by rumors they would be attacked in retaliation for communal violence in their home state of Assam. (AP Photo)
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    Indians originally from the northeastern states disembark from a train from the southern city of Bangalore, in Guwahati,Assam state, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012. Thousands of Indians from the northeast are leaving the southern city of Bangalore and other towns, spurred by rumors they would be attacked in retaliation for communal violence in their home state of Assam. (AP Photo)

  • Indians originally from the northeastern states disembark from a train originating in the southern city of Bangalore, in Guwahati, Assam state, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012. Thousands of Indians from the northeast are leaving the southern city of Bangalore and other towns, spurred by rumors they would be attacked in retaliation for communal violence in their home state of Assam. (AP Photo)
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    Indians originally from the northeastern states disembark from a train originating in the southern city of Bangalore, in Guwahati, Assam state, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012. Thousands of Indians from the northeast are leaving the southern city of Bangalore and other towns, spurred by rumors they would be attacked in retaliation for communal violence in their home state of Assam. (AP Photo)

  • Indians originally from the northeastern states crowd as they disembark from a train originating in the southern city of Bangalore, in Guwahati, Assam state, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012. Thousands of Indians from the northeast are leaving the southern city of Bangalore and other towns, spurred by rumors they would be attacked in retaliation for communal violence in their home state of Assam. (AP Photo)
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    Indians originally from the northeastern states crowd as they disembark from a train originating in the southern city of Bangalore, in Guwahati, Assam state, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012. Thousands of Indians from the northeast are leaving the southern city of Bangalore and other towns, spurred by rumors they would be attacked in retaliation for communal violence in their home state of Assam. (AP Photo)

  • Indians originally from the northeastern states crowd as they disembark from a train originating in the southern city of Bangalore, in Guwahati, Assam state, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012. Thousands of Indians from the northeast are leaving the southern city of Bangalore and other towns, spurred by rumors they would be attacked in retaliation for communal violence in their home state of Assam. (AP Photo)
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    Indians originally from the northeastern states crowd as they disembark from a train originating in the southern city of Bangalore, in Guwahati, Assam state, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012. Thousands of Indians from the northeast are leaving the southern city of Bangalore and other towns, spurred by rumors they would be attacked in retaliation for communal violence in their home state of Assam. (AP Photo)

  • Indians originally from the northeastern states stand in the doorway before disembarking from a train originating in the southern city of Bangalore, in Guwahati, Assam state, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012. Thousands of Indians from the northeast are leaving the southern city of Bangalore and other towns, spurred by rumors they would be attacked in retaliation for communal violence in their home state of Assam. (AP Photo)
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    Indians originally from the northeastern states stand in the doorway before disembarking from a train originating in the southern city of Bangalore, in Guwahati, Assam state, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012. Thousands of Indians from the northeast are leaving the southern city of Bangalore and other towns, spurred by rumors they would be attacked in retaliation for communal violence in their home state of Assam. (AP Photo)

  • Indians originally from the northeastern states crowd as they disembark from a train originating in the southern city of Bangalore, in Guwahati, Assam state, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012. Thousands of Indians from the northeast are leaving the southern city of Bangalore and other towns, spurred by rumors they would be attacked in retaliation for communal violence in their home state of Assam. (AP Photo)
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    Indians originally from the northeastern states crowd as they disembark from a train originating in the southern city of Bangalore, in Guwahati, Assam state, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012. Thousands of Indians from the northeast are leaving the southern city of Bangalore and other towns, spurred by rumors they would be attacked in retaliation for communal violence in their home state of Assam. (AP Photo)

  • An Indian woman and her child originally from the northeastern states sit on a platform after disembarking from a train originating in the southern city of Bangalore, in Guwahati, Assam state, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012. Thousands of Indians from the northeast are leaving the southern city of Bangalore and other towns, spurred by rumors they would be attacked in retaliation for communal violence in their home state of Assam. (AP Photo)
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    An Indian woman and her child originally from the northeastern states sit on a platform after disembarking from a train originating in the southern city of Bangalore, in Guwahati, Assam state, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012. Thousands of Indians from the northeast are leaving the southern city of Bangalore and other towns, spurred by rumors they would be attacked in retaliation for communal violence in their home state of Assam. (AP Photo)

  • Indians originally from the northeastern states crowd as they disembark from a train originating in the southern city of Bangalore, in Guwahati, Assam state, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012. Thousands of Indians from the northeast are leaving the southern city of Bangalore and other towns, spurred by rumors they would be attacked in retaliation for communal violence in their home state of Assam. (AP Photo)
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    Indians originally from the northeastern states crowd as they disembark from a train originating in the southern city of Bangalore, in Guwahati, Assam state, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012. Thousands of Indians from the northeast are leaving the southern city of Bangalore and other towns, spurred by rumors they would be attacked in retaliation for communal violence in their home state of Assam. (AP Photo)

  • Indians originally from the northeastern states crowd as they disembark from a train originating in the southern city of Bangalore, in Guwahati, Assam state, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012. Thousands of Indians from the northeast are leaving the southern city of Bangalore and other towns, spurred by rumors they would be attacked in retaliation for communal violence in their home state of Assam. (AP Photo)
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    Indians originally from the northeastern states crowd as they disembark from a train originating in the southern city of Bangalore, in Guwahati, Assam state, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012. Thousands of Indians from the northeast are leaving the southern city of Bangalore and other towns, spurred by rumors they would be attacked in retaliation for communal violence in their home state of Assam. (AP Photo)

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