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October 15, 2010

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Men paint faces of artists participating in a Dussehra procession in Allahabad, India. The Dussehra festival commemorates the victory of Rama over Ravana, an evil ruler who had abducted Rama's wife, Sita Devi. Rama killed Ravana to free Sita. The burning of effigies of Ravana, signifying the victory of good over evil, brings the festivities to a close. It was celebrated on Oct. 17.

PHOTO: Rajesh Kumar Singh/AP

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