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December 26, 2014
A traditional ornament is pictured on the head of a Tharu girl during a parade marking an Elephant Festival...
Chitwan, Nepal
A traditional ornament is pictured on the head of a Tharu girl during a parade marking an Elephant Festival...
A traditional ornament is pictured on the head of a Tharu girl during a parade marking an Elephant Festival event at Sauraha in Chitwan, about 170 km (106 miles) south of Kathmandu December 26, 2014. Elephants and 'mahouts' from Chitwan will participate in the Elephant festival, which involves elephant races, elephants playing an exhibition soccer match and taking part in various other sporting activities. The event will start from 26th December and will end on 30th December 2014. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS SPORT)
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April 29, 2013
A Hindu devotee gets her tongue pierced with a trident as she takes part in an annual religious procession...
Ahmedabad, India
A Hindu devotee gets her tongue pierced with a trident as she takes part in an annual religious procession...
A Hindu devotee gets her tongue pierced with a trident as she takes part in an annual religious procession called Shitla Mata in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad April 29, 2013. Hindu devotees subject themselves to painful rituals during the religious procession to demonstrate their faith and as a penance to the deity at a temple dedicated to the goddess Shitla. REUTERS/Amit Dave (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
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January 14, 2013
A female Hindu pilgrim receives a "sindur" (vermillion powder) mark on her head after taking a dip at...
Sagar Island, India
Female Hindu pilgrim receives "sindur" mark on her head after taking dip at confluence of Ganges river...
A female Hindu pilgrim receives a "sindur" (vermillion powder) mark on her head after taking a dip at the confluence of the Ganges river and the Bay of Bengal at Sagar Island, south of Kolkata, January 14, 2013. Hindu monks and pilgrims are making an annual trip to Sagar Island for the one-day festival of "Makar Sankranti". REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
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June 29, 2012
A woman covers herself with a rain cover made from bamboos while celebrating Asar Pandhra festival in...
Pokhara, Nepal
A woman covers herself with a rain cover made from bamboos while celebrating Asar Pandhra festival in...
A woman covers herself with a rain cover made from bamboos while celebrating Asar Pandhra festival in Pokhara valley, west of Nepal's capital Kathmandu June 29, 2012. Farmers in Nepal celebrate the festival to mark the commencement of rice crop planting in paddy fields. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION AGRICULTURE)
KASHMIR
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October 04, 2011
Ruby Kour (R), 26, a performer, gets makeup applied backstage before taking part in a religious play...
Jammu, India
Ruby Kour, a performer, gets makeup applied backstage before taking part in a religious play as part...
Ruby Kour (R), 26, a performer, gets makeup applied backstage before taking part in a religious play as part of Dussehra festival celebrations in Jammu October 3, 2011. Effigies of the 10-headed Demon King "Ravana" are burnt on Dussehra, the Hindu festival that commemorates the triumph of Lord Rama over Ravana, marking the victory of good over evil. The festival will be celebrated on Thursday. Kour played the role of Sita, wife of Hindu god Rama, in the play. Picture taken October 3, 2011. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta (INDIAN-ADMINISTERED KASHMIR - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
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January 04, 2011
A Hindu ascetic woman smiles as she adjusts her hair after taking a dip in the Ganges river in Kolkata...
Kolkata, India
A Hindu ascetic woman smiles as she adjusts her hair after taking a dip in the Ganges river in Kolkata...
A Hindu ascetic woman smiles as she adjusts her hair after taking a dip in the Ganges river in Kolkata January 4, 2011. Hindu ascetics and pilgrims are making the annual trip to Sagar island for a holy dip, at the confluence of the Ganges river and the Bay of Bengal, during the one-day festival of "Makar Sankranti" on January 14. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
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November 04, 2008
Devotees worship the Hindu Sun god on the banks of the Yamuna river during the religious festival of...
Allahabad, India
Devotees worship Hindu Sun god on banks of the Yamuna river during Chhat Puja in Allahabad
Devotees worship the Hindu Sun god on the banks of the Yamuna river during the religious festival of Chhat Puja in the northern Indian city of Allahabad November 4, 2008. Hindu devotees worship the Sun god and fast all day for the betterment of their family and society during the festival. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash (INDIA)
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July 05, 2008
A Sadhu, or Hindu holy man, is seen in New Delhi July 5, 2008. Sadhus are dedicated to achieving Nirvana...
New Delhi, India
A Sadhu is seen in New Delhi
A Sadhu, or Hindu holy man, is seen in New Delhi July 5, 2008. Sadhus are dedicated to achieving Nirvana (liberation) through meditation and prayers by giving up three Hindu goals of life: Kama (enjoyment), Artha (practical objectives) and Dharma (duty). REUTERS/Adnan Abidi (INDIA)
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April 06, 2008
A man listens to political leaders address a mass meeting at Bhaktapur April 6, 2008. Nepal is scheduled...
Bhaktapur, Nepal
A man listens to political leaders address a mass meeting at Bhaktapur
A man listens to political leaders address a mass meeting at Bhaktapur April 6, 2008. Nepal is scheduled to hold its national elections on April 10. REUTERS/Desmond Boylan (NEPAL)
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March 29, 2008
Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama holds a sword presented to him by a representative of India's Sikh...
New Delhi, India
Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama holds a sword after a prayer meeting at the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi...
Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama holds a sword presented to him by a representative of India's Sikh community, after a prayer meeting for those who lost their lives during China's crackdown on protests in Tibet, at the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat in New Delhi March 29, 2008. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi (INDIA)
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March 20, 2008
A girl participates in the celebrations for the spring season during Holi, the festival of colours, in...
multiple cities, India
A girl participates in celebrations for spring season during Holi in Kolkata
A girl participates in the celebrations for the spring season during Holi, the festival of colours, in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata March 20, 2008. The tradition of Holi heralds the beginning of spring and is celebrated by Hindus throughout the country. REUTERS/Parth Sanyal (INDIA)
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March 20, 2008
A girl participates in the celebrations for the spring season during Holi, the festival of colours, in...
Kolkata, India
A girl participates in celebrations for spring season during Holi in Kolkata
A girl participates in the celebrations for the spring season during Holi, the festival of colours, in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata March 20, 2008. The tradition of Holi heralds the beginning of spring and is celebrated by Hindus throughout the country. REUTERS/Parth Sanyal (INDIA)
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March 19, 2008
Women watch a dance as they celebrate Basanta Utsab or Spring Festival in the eastern Indian city of...
multiple cities, India
Women watch a dance as they celebrate Basanta Utsab or Spring Festival in Kolkata
Women watch a dance as they celebrate Basanta Utsab or Spring Festival in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata March 19, 2008. REUTERS/Jayanta Shaw (INDIA)
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March 19, 2008
Coloured powder is applied to a woman during the celebration of Basanta Utsab or Spring Festival in the...
Kolkata, India
Coloured powder is applied to a woman during the celebration of Basanta Utsab or Spring Festival in Kolkata...
Coloured powder is applied to a woman during the celebration of Basanta Utsab or Spring Festival in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata March 19, 2008. REUTERS/Jayanta Shaw (INDIA)
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November 22, 2007
London Mayor Ken Livingstone poses with women from economically backward families who run a women's group...
Mumbai, India
London Mayor Livingstone poses with women from economically backward families in Mumbai
London Mayor Ken Livingstone poses with women from economically backward families who run a women's group called "Mahila Milan" (women unity) in Dharavi, Asia's largest slum, in Mumbai November 22, 2007. The group runs a cooperative bank to empower poor families in the slums in Dharavi. REUTERS/Arko Datta (INDIA)
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October 29, 2007
Chikon Singh, 38, adjusts her mask inside a firecracker factory on the outskirts of the northeastern...
Siliguri, India
A labourer adjusts her mask inside a firecracker factory on the outskirts of Siliguri
Chikon Singh, 38, adjusts her mask inside a firecracker factory on the outskirts of the northeastern Indian city of Siliguri October 29, 2007. Firecrackers are in great demand ahead of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, which will be celebrated across the country on November 9. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri (INDIA)
INDIA
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September 07, 2005
An Indian reveller smokes a cigarette as he walks with devotees carrying the idol of 'Ganesh', the deity...
Mumbai, India
An Indian reveller smokes a cigarette in Mumbai.
An Indian reveller smokes a cigarette as he walks with devotees carrying the idol of 'Ganesh', the deity of prosperity, in Mumbai September 7, 2005. The popular religious ten-day festival of 'Ganesh Chaturthi' (the Ganesh festival) started on Wednesday. REUTERS/Adeel Halim VM/JK
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