Week in Photos: Croc Bites Off Hand, Easter Fertility Ritual, Chinese Cherry Blossoms, More

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Mezokovesd, Hungary, April 6, 2007—Young women grin as they undergo an annual fertility ritual known as "the watering of the girls" in a town 80 miles (130 kilometers) northeast of Budapest.

The rite dates back to Hungary's pre-Christian past—perhaps as early as the second century A.D.—but the custom's pagan roots don't prevent it from being observed as part of traditional Easter celebrations.

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