STATUETTE OF HINDU GODDESS SARASWATI AT PORT LOUIS MARKET.
A statuette of Goddess Saraswati, the Hindu deity for knowledge, lies
among woven baskets at a stall at Port Louis market November 10, 2003.
The majority of the population in Mauritius are Hindus of Indian
descent, though large numbers of Muslims and Christians are also
present. Mauritius is often cited as an example of racial and religious
harmony, though racial divisions remain, with little interracial
marriage and social mixing between the communities. REUTERS/Darrin