The schoolgirls, from Manipur in north-east India, were on a school trip when their bus broke down on a steep, muddy hillside.
In the photos, dozens of girls can be seen dragging the bus up the narrow path using a giant rope.
Social media pundits were quick to praise their determination and teamwork.
"Hats off to these brave girls. What a spirit," commented Mr Rahjit Singh Dev on a Facebook post. Full story...