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Devotees build a pyramid in an attempt to break the "Dahi handi," an earthen pot filled with curd, an integral part of celebrations to mark Janmashtami, in Mumbai, India, Thursday, Aug 29, 2013. Janmashtami is the festival that marks the birth of Hindu God Krishna.

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Devotees build a pyramid in an attempt to break the “Dahi handi,” an earthen pot filled with curd, an integral part of celebrations to mark Janmashtami, in Mumbai, India, on Thursday. Janmashtami is the festival that marks the birth of Hindu god Krishna

A Sadhu, or a Hindu holy man, sits on a table outside the temple of Hindu God Shiva as shadows of two men are cast onto a closed shutter of a shop, on  Shravan Somwar  in Allahabad, India, Monday, Aug. 19, 2013. Shravan Somwar or the Monday of Hindu calendar month is considered auspicious for offering prayer to Lord Shiva, the god of destruction.

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A Sadhu, Hindu holy man, sits on a table outside the temple of Hindu God Shiva in Allahabad, India, to observe the Monday fast on Shravan Somwar. All Mondays (Somwar) during the Hindu month of Shravan are considered highly auspicious for fasting and offering prayer to Lord Shiva, the god of destruction

Indonesian fishermen sail to the Petik laut ceremony in specially decorated boats on August 15, 2013 in Lekok Beach, Pasuruan, Indonesia. Indonesian Muslims working as fishermen take part in a tradition called Petik Laut, a ceremony in which they make offerings to God and give thanks for a plentiful harvest as part of Eid celebrations.

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Indonesian fishermen sail to the Petik Laut ceremony in specially decorated boats on Thursday in Lekok Beach, Pasuruan, Indonesia. Indonesian Muslims working as fishermen take part in a tradition called Petik Laut, a ceremony in which they make offerings to God and give thanks for a plentiful harvest as part of Eid celebrations

A Hindu holy man smokes as he waits to register for the annual pilgrimage to the Amarnath cave shrine in Jammu, India, Friday, June 28, 2013. Thousands of pilgrims annually visit the remote Himalayan shrine of Amarnath at 3,888 meters (12,756 feet) above sea level to worship an icy stalagmite representing Shiva, the Hindu god of destruction

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A Hindu holy man smokes as he waits to register for the annual pilgrimage to the Amarnath cave shrine in Jammu, India, on Friday. Thousands of pilgrims annually visit the remote Himalayan shrine at 3,888 meters above sea level to worship an icy stalagmite representing Shiva, the Hindu god of destruction. Read more

Nepalese children climb a tree while they play near the Pashupatinath temple in Katmandu, Nepal, Monday, June 3, 2013. The Pashupatinath Temple located on the banks of the Bagmati River is one of the most revered temples of Lord Shiva, the Hindu god of death and destruction. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

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Nepalese children climb a tree while they play near the Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu, Nepal on Monday. Read more

Palestinian Orthodox Christians attend the Palm Sunday procession at a church in Gaza City on April 28, 2013. Palm Sunday marks the triumphant return of Jesus Christ to Jerusalem when a cheering crowd greeted him waving palm leaves, a week before his crucifixion. Orthodox Christians will celebrate Easter on May 5. AFP PHOTO/MAHMUD HAMSMAHMUD HAMS/AFP/Getty Images

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Palestinian Orthodox Christians attend the Palm Sunday procession at a church in Gaza City on Sunday. Palm Sunday marks the triumphant return of Jesus Christ to Jerusalem when a cheering crowd greeted him waving palm leaves, a week before his crucifixion. Orthodox Christians will celebrate Easter on May 5. Read more

TOPSHOTS An Indian Hindu devotee dressed as a monkey takes part in a procession outside the Hanuman temple in New Delhi on April 25, 2013 on the occasion of Hanuman Jayanti, the birthday of the Hindu monkey-god. Hanuman, known for his strength, is worshipped for his unyielding devotion to Lord Rama and is remembered for his selfless dedication to the diety.

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An Indian Hindu devotee dressed as a monkey takes part in a procession outside the Hanuman temple in New Delhi. It is the birthday of Hanuman Jayanti, the the Hindu monkey-god. Hanuman, known for his strength, is worshipped for his unyielding devotion to Lord Rama and is remembered for his selfless dedication to the deity. Read more