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The man with the coconut and the gopro - 21 May 2013 
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May 21, 2013 
Chakala Dangol, 75, holds a coconut in his hands before throwing it towards the devotees from the top... 
Kathmandu, Nepal 
Chakala Dangol, 75, holds a coconut in his hands before throwing it towards the devotees from the top... 
Chakala Dangol, 75, holds a coconut in his hands before throwing it towards the devotees from the top of the chariot of Rato during the chariot festival in Lalitpur May 21, 2013. It is believed that whoever grabs the coconut and returns it to the chariot will be blessed with a son. Rato Machhindranath is known as the god of rain and both Hindus and Buddhists worship Machhindranath for good rain to prevent drought during the rice harvest season. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE 
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May 21, 2013 
A boy sits under the chariot as he waits for the coin to drop from the chariot during the chariot festival... 
LALITPUR, Nepal 
A boy sits under the chariot as he waits for the coin to drop from the chariot during the chariot festival... 
A boy sits under the chariot as he waits for the coin to drop from the chariot during the chariot festival of Rato Machhindranath in Lalitpur May 21, 2013. Rato Machhindranath is known as the god of rain and both Hindus and Buddhists worship Machhindranath for good rain to prevent drought during the rice harvest season. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
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May 21, 2013 
Nepalese police personnel charge at people suspected of creating trouble during the rush to get a coconut... 
LALITPUR, Nepal 
Nepalese police personnel charge at people suspected of creating trouble during the rush to get a coconut... 
Nepalese police personnel charge at people suspected of creating trouble during the rush to get a coconut thrown from the chariot while celebrating the chariot festival of Rato Machhindranath in Lalitpur May 21, 2013. It is believed that whoever grabs the coconut and returns it to the chariot will be blessed with a son. Rato Machhindranath is known as the god of rain and both Hindus and Buddhists worship Machhindranath for good rain to prevent drought during the rice harvest season. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY) 
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May 21, 2013 
Chakala Dangol, 75, holds a coconut in his hands before throwing it towards the devotees from the top... 
LALITPUR, Nepal 
Chakala Dangol, 75, holds a coconut in his hands before throwing it towards the devotees from the top... 
Chakala Dangol, 75, holds a coconut in his hands before throwing it towards the devotees from the top of the chariot of Rato during the chariot festival in Lalitpur May 21, 2013. It is believed that whoever grabs the coconut and returns it to the chariot will be blessed with a son. Rato Machhindranath is known as the god of rain and both Hindus and Buddhists worship Machhindranath for good rain to prevent drought during the rice harvest season. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) FOR BEST QUALITY IMAGE SEE: GM1E95S00K701 
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May 13, 2013 
Living Goddess Kumari Samita Bajracharya is pictured through a window of her house before she was taken... 
LALITPUR, Nepal 
Living Goddess Kumari Samita Bajracharya is pictured through a window of her house before she was taken... 
Living Goddess Kumari Samita Bajracharya is pictured through a window of her house before she was taken to observe the Chariot Festival of Rato Machhindranath in Lalitpur May 13, 2013. Rato Machhindranath is known as the god of rain, and both Hindus and Buddhists worship Machhindranath to pray for good rain to prevent drought during the rice harvest season. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
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May 13, 2013 
Living Goddess Kumari Samita Bajracharya sits next to her grandmother as she is kept outside her house... 
LALITPUR, Nepal 
Living Goddess Kumari Samita Bajracharya sits next to her grandmother as she is kept outside her house... 
Living Goddess Kumari Samita Bajracharya sits next to her grandmother as she is kept outside her house to observe the Chariot Festival of Rato Machhindranath in Lalitpur May 13, 2013. Rato Machhindranath is known as the god of rain, and both Hindus and Buddhists worship Machhindranath to pray for good rain to prevent drought during the rice harvest season. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
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May 28, 2013 
A self-portrait of me and Chakala Dangol, 75, (R) after the chariot festival of Rato Machhindranath in... 
Kathmandu, Nepal 
A self-portrait of me and Chakala Dangol, 75, after the chariot festival of Rato Machhindranath in Kathmandu... 
A self-portrait of me and Chakala Dangol, 75, (R) after the chariot festival of Rato Machhindranath in Kathmandu May 21, 2013. Rato Machhindranath is known as the god of rain and both Hindus and Buddhists worship Machhindranath for good rain to prevent drought during the rice harvest season. Picture taken on May 21, 2013. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL - Tags: SOCIETY) 
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May 22, 2013 
A general view of people surrounding the chariot of Rato Machhindranath is pictured during the chariot... 
LALITPUR, Nepal 
A general view of people surrounding the chariot of Rato Machhindranath is pictured during the chariot... 
A general view of people surrounding the chariot of Rato Machhindranath is pictured during the chariot festival in Lalitpur May 21, 2013. Rato Machhindranath is known as the god of rain and both Hindus and Buddhists worship Machhindranath for good rain to prevent drought during the rice harvest season. Picture taken May 21, 2013. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
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May 21, 2013 
Chakala Dangol, 75, climbs on top of the chariot to throw the coconut to the devotees during the chariot... 
LALITPUR, Nepal 
Chakala Dangol, 75, climbs on top of the chariot to throw the coconut to the devotees during the chariot... 
Chakala Dangol, 75, climbs on top of the chariot to throw the coconut to the devotees during the chariot festival of Rato Machhindranath in Lalitpur May 21, 2013. It is believed that whoever grabs the coconut and returns it to the chariot will be blessed with a son. Rato Machhindranath is known as the god of rain and both Hindus and Buddhists worship Machhindranath for good rain to prevent drought during the rice harvest season. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY) 
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May 21, 2013 
A vendor selling toys waits for customer during the chariot festival of Rato Machhindranath in Lalitpur... 
LALITPUR, Nepal 
A vendor selling toys waits for customer during the chariot festival of Rato Machhindranath in Lalitpur... 
A vendor selling toys waits for customer during the chariot festival of Rato Machhindranath in Lalitpur May 21, 2013. Rato Machhindranath is known as the god of rain and both Hindus and Buddhists worship Machhindranath for good rain to prevent drought during the rice harvest season. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY) 
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May 21, 2013 
A man begs for alms near the chariot of Rato Machhindranath during a festival in Lalitpur May 21, 2013.... 
LALITPUR, Nepal 
A man begs for alms near the chariot of Rato Machhindranath during a festival in Lalitpur 
A man begs for alms near the chariot of Rato Machhindranath during a festival in Lalitpur May 21, 2013. Rato Machhindranath is known as the god of rain and both Hindus and Buddhists worship Machhindranath for good rain to prevent drought during the rice harvest season. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY) 
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May 21, 2013 
A priest offers prayer to the coconut before throwing it towards the devotees from the top of the chariot... 
LALITPUR, Nepal 
A priest offers prayer to the coconut before throwing it towards the devotees from the top of the chariot... 
A priest offers prayer to the coconut before throwing it towards the devotees from the top of the chariot of Rato Machhindranath during the chariot festival in Lalitpur May 21, 2013. It is believed that whoever grabs the coconut and returns it to the chariot will be blessed with a son. Rato Machhindranath is known as the god of rain and both Hindus and Buddhists worship Machhindranath for good rain to prevent drought during the rice harvest season. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY) 
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May 21, 2013 
A general view of people surrounding the chariot of Rato Machhindranath is seen from top of the chariot... 
LALITPUR, Nepal 
A general view of people surrounding the chariot of Rato Machhindranath is seen from top of the chariot... 
A general view of people surrounding the chariot of Rato Machhindranath is seen from top of the chariot during the chariot festival in Lalitpur May 21, 2013. Rato Machhindranath is known as the god of rain and both Hindus and Buddhists worship Machhindranath for good rain to prevent drought during the rice harvest season. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY) 
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May 13, 2013 
Devotees put the brakes on the wheel of a chariot to stop the Chariot of Rato Machhindranath during the... 
LALITPUR, Nepal 
Devotees put the brakes on the wheel of a chariot to stop the Chariot of Rato Machhindranath during the... 
Devotees put the brakes on the wheel of a chariot to stop the Chariot of Rato Machhindranath during the chariot festival in Lalitpur May 13, 2013. Rato Machhindranath is known as the god of rain, and both Hindus and Buddhists worship Machhindranath to pray for good rain to prevent drought during the rice harvest season. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY) 
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May 13, 2013 
People watch as devotees pull the Chariot of Rato Machhindranath during the chariot festival in Lalitpur... 
LALITPUR, Nepal 
People watch as devotees pull the Chariot of Rato Machhindranath during the chariot festival in Lalitpur... 
People watch as devotees pull the Chariot of Rato Machhindranath during the chariot festival in Lalitpur May 13, 2013. Rato Machhindranath is known as the god of rain, and both Hindus and Buddhists worship Machhindranath to pray for good rain to prevent drought during the rice harvest season. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY) 
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May 13, 2013 
People gather to watch as devotees pull the chariot along the street during the chariot festival of Rato... 
LALITPUR, Nepal 
People gather to watch as devotees pull the chariot along the street during the chariot festival of Rato... 
People gather to watch as devotees pull the chariot along the street during the chariot festival of Rato Machhindranath in Lalitpur May 13, 2013. Rato Machhindranath is known as the god of rain, and both Hindus and Buddhists worship Machhindranath to pray for good rain to prevent drought during the rice harvest season. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY) 
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