Kathmandu

Nepalese street vendors carry carpets as they walk through Durbar Square in Kathmandu

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Nepalese street vendors carry carpets as they walk through Durbar Square in Kathmandu

A Tibetan monk carries a portrait of the Dalai Lama during Losar celebrations in Kathmandu

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A Tibetan monk carries a portrait of exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, during a function organised to mark Losar or the Tibetan New Year in Kathmandu

A Hindu Sadhu (holy man) poses for a photograph during the Maha Shivaratri festival at the Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu on February 27, 2014. Hindus mark the Maha Shivratri festival by offering special prayers and fasting. Hundreds of sadhus have arrived in Pashupatinath to take part in the Maha Shivaratri festival. AFP PHOTO/Prakash MATHEMAPRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP/Getty Images

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A Hindu Sadhu (holy man) poses for a photograph during the Maha Shivaratri festival at the Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu today. Hindus mark the festival by offering special prayers and fasting.

Nepalese Hindu devotees offer prayers by rolling on the ground after performing a bathing ritual on the final day of the month-long Swasthani Festival near the Hanumante River at Bhaktapur, on the outskirts of Kathmandu, on February  14, 2014. Devotees in the Himalayan nation are observing the conclusion of the month-long religious festival, with scores of women undergoing a fast in the hope of a prosperous life and conjugal happiness.

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Hindu devotees in Nepal offer prayers by rolling on the ground after performing a bathing ritual on the final day of the Swasthani Festival near the Hanumante River at Bhaktapur, on the outskirts of Kathmandu

A boy looks through the window of the Saraswati temple, whose walls are filled with writings, during the Shreepanchami festival in Kathmandu...A boy looks through the window of the Saraswati temple, whose walls are filled with writings, during the Shreepanchami festival in Kathmandu February 4, 2014. Children are given their first writing and reading lessons at the temple during this festival in the belief that the goddess of education Saraswati will help them excel in education. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

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A boy looks through the window of the Saraswati temple during the Shreepanchami festival in Kathmandu. Children are given their first writing and reading lessons at the temple during this festival in the belief that Saraswati, the goddess of education, will help them excel Read more

Nepalese Hindu devotees gather to bathe in the Shali River on the outskirts of Kathmandu on January 16, 2014. Hundreds of married and unmarried women in the Himalayan nation have started a month-long fast in the hope of a prosperous life and conjugal happiness.

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Hindu devotees gather to bathe in the Shali River on the outskirts of Kathmandu, Nepal. Hundreds of married and unmarried women in the Himalayan nation have started a month-long fast in the hope of a prosperous life and conjugal happiness

Muslim boys look towards a parade, from a vehicle, marking the birth anniversary of the Prophet Muhammad in Kathmandu

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Boys peer out from between spectators’ legs at a parade on Tuesday in Kathmandu, Nepal, marking the anniversary of the birth of Prophet Mohammad.

A Nepalese resident feeds pigeons in Durbar Square in Kathmandu on January 9, 2014. Home to the palaces of Malla and Shah kings who ruled over the city, Durbar Square is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site.

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A Nepalese resident feeds pigeons in Durbar Square in Kathmandu on Thursday. Home to the palaces of Malla and Shah kings who ruled over the city, Durbar Square is a Unesco world heritage site

Nisha Maji, who lives and works with family at brick factory, is pictured as she helps her family members to carry bricks in Kathmandu...Nisha Maji, 5, who lives and works with her family at a brick factory, is pictured as she helps her family members to carry bricks in Kathmandu January 2, 2014.  A group of Nepalese youth associated with the non-profit organisation called "Gothalo Nepal" has taken initiative to provide basic education to the children belonging to the underprivileged family once a week in this brick factory. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL - Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT)

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Nisha Maji, 5, who lives and works with her family at a brick factory in Kathmandu, Nepal, helps family members carry bricks. A group of Nepalese youth associated with the non-profit organisation Gothalo Nepal is providing basic education to the factory children once a week. Read more

A Nepalese domestic worker rests at a construction site in Kathmandu, Nepal, 16 December 2013. According to reports, more than 300,000 Nepalese youth leaving the country each year due to lack of proper job opportunities in the country.

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A worker rests at a construction site in Kathmandu, Nepal on Monday. According to reports, more than 300,000 Nepalese youth leave the country each year due to lack of job opportunities.