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February 15, 2011

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Devotees portraying the god Madhavnarayan prepare themselves for the Madhav Narayan Mela in Thecho near Katmandu, Nepal. In many Hindu households, the month-long festival, dedicated to Madhavnarayan and the goddess Swasthani, involves the recitation of folk tales about miraculous feats performed by them.

PHOTO: Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters

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