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A Nepalese Hindu sprinkles red, yellow and white colors on a cow during the Gai Puja, also known as the Cow Worship Day, as part of the Tihar festival in Kathmandu, Nepal, Oct. 30, 2016. The Tihar festival is the second most important event for Nepalese Hindus. During the celebration people worship cows, considered to be the incarnation of Lakshmi, Hindu goddess of wealth, fortune and prosperity. Narendra Shrestha

A picture taken with a slow shutter speed shows Nepalese devotees pulling a 32-foot giant wooden chariot during celebrations of the Rato Machhindranath or ‘rain god festival’ in Lalitpur, near Kathamandu, Nepal on May 17th 2016. The festival is celebrated ahead of monsoon season in the hope of prosperity and a good harvest for the coming year. Credit: EPA/Narendra Shrestha