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November 13, 2012

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Nepalese policemen apply vermillion powder and perform rituals on a dog during the Tihar festival celebrations at a police kennel division in Katmandu, Nepal. Dogs are worshipped to acknowledge their role in providing security during Tihar festival, one of the most important Hindu festivals dedicated to the worship of the Goddess of wealth Laxmi.

PHOTO: Niranjan Shrestha/AP

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