TRAVEL/CULTURE PHOTOS WEEKLY: Fire Ritual, Festivals ...

TRAVEL/CULTURE PHOTOS WEEKLY: Fire Ritual, Festivals ...
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Mumbai, India, September 14, 2008--Swarms of people watch as devotees carry a statue of the elephant god Ganesh toward the sea to close a ten-day festival in his honor.

Thousands of clay statues of the god of prosperity are made each year and carried through the streets as revelers sing and dance.

Security was high following a series of bomb blasts a day earlier in Delhi that killed 21 people. The Mumbai festivities went smoothly, The Times of India reported.
—Photograph by Punit Paranjpe/Reuters
 
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