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Indian Prime Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party leader Narendra Modi. Photo: Sanjay Kanojia/AFP/Getty Images

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi celebrated India's general election results Thursday.

Details: Modi posted a celebratory tweet, saying, "Together we will build a strong and inclusive India. India wins yet again!"

The big picture: Take a look in pictures at moments from the election, in which 900 million registered voters cast their ballots over 7 phases from April 11 to May 19, to vote counting day.

A BJP supporter celebrates the poll results in Patna, northeast India.
Supporters and party workers of the BJP celebrate on the vote results day for India's general election in Bangalore. Photo: Manjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty Images
BJP supporters celebrate the election result in Siliguri, northeast India.
Nuns from the Mother Teresa Missionaries of Charities queue to cast their votes in Kolkata. Photo: Amit Datta/AFP/Getty Images
Indian election officials show an open Electronic Voting Machine to counting agents in Faridabad, northern India. Photo: Money Sharma/AFP/Getty Images
Sweet shops prepare laddus on orders from political candidates in Patna, northeast India, ahead of poll results. Photo: A P Dube/Hindustan Times via Getty Images
Voters at a polling station in Amoni village in northeast India. Photo: Biju Boro/AFP/Getty Images
An Indian National Congress party election rally in Bandanwara, in the Indian state of Rajasthan. Photo: Shaukat Ahmed/AFP/Getty Images
Indian voters queue to cast their votes in the Ghoramara island. Photo: Dibyangshu Sarkar/AFP/Getty Images
An Indian Sadhu (Hindu holy man) voter in Uttar Pradesh state. Photo: Sanjay Kanojia/AFP/Getty Images

Go deeper: India's Modi poised for 5 more years in office after landslide

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Too big to cover alone: Newsrooms team up

Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios

News outlets are increasingly willing to work together on big, multifaceted stories — including this week's reporting on leaked documents from a Facebook whistleblower.

Why it matters: Collaborative efforts help bring more resources to bear on complex stories, some of which require a global reporting effort. But they require high degrees of coordination, and competition can sometimes get in the way.

Axios-Ipsos poll: Confidence in Biden COVID recovery tumbles

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Data: Axios/Ipsos poll; Chart: Kavya Beheraj/Axios

Confidence in President Biden's ability to rescue the economy from COVID-19 has dropped since January, even as Americans' faith rises in his ability to make the vaccine widely accessible, according to the latest installment of the Axios/Ipsos Coronavirus Index.

Why it matters: It's Democrats and independents driving the declining economic confidence, from 52% of all U.S. adults at the start of his presidency to 44% now. Their softening faith could hinder Biden's ability to lead and hurt Democrats' position heading into the 2022 midterms.

Attacks rise on houses of worship

Woven Stars of David hang along the fence at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh on the 1st anniversary of a mass shooting at the synagogue. Photo: Jeff Swensen/Getty Images

Houses of worship — across a variety of faiths, including Jewish synagogues to Buddhist temples and Catholic churches — are experiencing high amounts of vandalism, arson and other property damage.

The big picture: 2021 is on track to be a record year for hate crimes in the U.S., and many of those attacks are linked to religious bigotry.

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