Indian scavengers look for coins and re-usable items amongst the religious offerings and wooden frames of idols of goddess Durga which are piled up in the Yamuna river in New Delhi. Photo Prakash Singh/AFP/Getty
Hindu women apply “sindhur”, or vermillion powder, on the face of a woman after worshipping the idol of the Hindu goddess Durga on the last day of the Durga Puja festival in Chandigarh
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An artisan works on an idol of Hindu goddess Durga at a workshop ahead of the Durga Puja festival in Kolkata, India
An Indian artist dressed as a devil gestures to the camera during a procession on the last day of Dusshera celebrations in Mysore, India. According to Hindu mythology the festival celebrates the slaying of the demon Mahishasura by the goddess Chamundeeswari, or Durga, and the triumph of good over evil.
An artisan in India works on an unfinished clay idol of the Hindu Goddess Durga at a workshop in Bangalore. It is in preparation for the forthcoming Dussehra festival. Dussehra, derived from the Sanskrit Dasha-hara, meaning “remover of bad fate”, is among the most important celebrations in the Hindus religious calendar