Amritsar, Republic of India
SIKH DEVOTEES WATCH A CEREMONY IN AMRITSAR.
Sikh devotees watch a ceremony in which Sikhs carry a 100 feet long
pillar, a symbol of Sikhism, to place it atop Shri Akal Takht Sahib
building (Head Judiciary of world Sikhs) near the Golden Temple in
Amritsar, in the northern Indian state of Punjab, March 12, 2003. Two
pillars, each with a coating of 15 kgs of gold, were placed during a
ceremony held once in 44 years. REUTERS/Munish Byala