New Delhi, Republic of India
INDIAN PRIME MINISTER RECEIVES A SACRED STRING IN NEW DELHI.
Indian Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee receives a sacred string
known as a "Rakhi" from a blind guest at his residence in New Delhi
August 12, 2003. During the popular annual Hindu festival of Rakhi,
sisters tie a sacred thread on their brother's wrist for his well-being
in return for his vow to protect them. REUTERS/B. Mathur