Karnataka

A farmer cultivating ginger uses a hoe to dig a ditch in his field in Nagarally village in the southern state of Karnataka, India on Tuesday

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A farmer cultivating ginger uses a hoe to dig a ditch in his field in Nagarally village in the southern state of Karnataka, India on Tuesday

Artist has his face painted to resemble Hindu god Shasthappan before performing during the Theyyam ritual in Somwarpet...An artist has his face painted to resemble Hindu god Shasthappan before performing during the Theyyam ritual in Somwarpet town in the southern Indian state of Karnataka March 16, 2015. Theyyam is a form of worship and is celebrated mostly in southern parts of the country. Picture taken March 16, 2015. REUTERS/Abhishek N. Chinnappa (INDIA - Tags: ANNIVERSARY RELIGION SOCIETY)

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An artist has his face painted to resemble the Hindu god Shasthappan, before performing during the Theyyam ritual in Somwarpet town in the southern Indian state of Karnataka

epa03677854 An AICC supporter with his body painted waves a party flag as All India Congress Committee (AICC) General Secretary Rahul Gandhi (unseen) campaigns for his party for the Karnataka State Assembly elections 2013, at the Mahatma Ganhi grounds, around 80 kilometers from the southern Indian city of Bangalore, India, 26 April 2013. The elections for the 14th Karnataka Assembly will be held  on 05 May 2013 in all the 224 assembly constituencies and it will be a three way contest between the ruling BJP, the AICC party and the secular Jantha Dal party.

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An AICC supporter with his body painted waves a party flag as All India Congress Committee (AICC) General Secretary Rahul Gandhi campaigns for his party for the Karnataka State Assembly elections 2013, Bangalore, India on Friday. The elections for the 14th Karnataka Assembly will be held on May 5th.