Devotees carry an idol of Hindu elephant god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, during a procession through the streets before immersing it in the waters of the Arabian Sea on the last day of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Mumbai.
A rarely spotted single-tusk elephant, also known as a Ganesh Elephant, eats flowers at the Kaziranga national park in Assam, India.
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An Indian artist prepares idols of the elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesh at a workshop in Hyderabad, India, ahead of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival. The celebration, which begins on September 9, marks the birthday of Lord Ganesha, who is widely worshipped by Hindus as the god of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune. Read more