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A Nepalese Hindu Sadhu (holy man) paints...A Nepalese Hindu Sadhu (holy man) paints coloured paste onto his face during the Maha Shivaratri festival in Kathmandu on February 17, 2015. Hindus mark the Maha Shivratri festival by offering prayers and fasting. Hundreds of sadhus have arrived in Pashupatinath to take part in the event. AFP PHOTO / PRAKASH MATHEMAPRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP/Getty Images

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A Nepalese Hindu sadhu (holy man) paints coloured paste on to his face during the Maha Shivaratri festival in Kathmandu, Nepal. Hindus mark the festival by offering prayers and fasting. Hundreds of sadhus have arrived in Pashupatinath to take part in the event

A woman carrying a basket walks down a narrow alley as she returns from the vegetable market in Kathmandu on Monday

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A woman carrying a basket walks down a narrow alley as she returns from the vegetable market in Kathmandu on Monday

A constitution assembly member of an opposition party throws a chair during a meeting inside the Constitution Assembly building in Kathmandu...A constitution assembly member of an opposition party throws a chair during a meeting inside the Constitution Assembly building in Kathmandu January 20, 2015. The new assembly was elected to write a constitution after the abolition of the 240-year-old feudal monarchy that the Maoists fought against. REUTERS/Bikash Dware (NEPAL - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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A constitution assembly member of an opposition party throws a chair during a meeting inside the Constituent Assembly building in Kathmandu, Nepal. The new assembly was elected to write a constitution after the abolition of the 240-year-old feudal monarchy

Nepalese riot police personnel stand guard in front of a barricade during a general strike in Kathmandu January 20, 2015. The general strike was called by various opposition parties, including the Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) to demand that the draft of the new constitution is done on time through consensus. The new assembly was elected to write a constitution after the abolition of the 240-year-old feudal monarchy that the Maoists fought against.

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Nepalese riot police stand guard during a general strike in Kathmandu. The strike was called by various opposition parties to demand that the draft of a new constitution is done on time through consensus.

A Nepalese Buddhist devotee leaves after offering prayers at the Golden Temple near Patan Durbar square in Lalitpur, about five kilometers south-east of Kathmandu on November 3, 2014. The Golden Temple was founded during the 12th Century near Patan Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage site, famous for fine ancient art, making of metallic and stone carving statues.

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A Nepalese Buddhist leaves after prayers at the Golden Temple near Patan Durbar square in Lalitpur, near Kathmandu, on Monday. The temple, a Unesco world heritage site, was founded during the 12th Century and is famous for ancient art and carvings.

A masked dancer performs to drumbeat during the Newari New Year parade that falls during the Tihar festival, also called Diwali, in Kathmandu October 24, 2014. The Newar community observes the start of their Newari New Year 1134, in accordance with their lunar calendar, by worshipping their spiritual selves in a ritual known as "mahapuja".

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A masked dancer performs to a drumbeat during the Newari New Year parade that falls during the Tihar festival, also called Diwali, in Kathmandu on Friday

A boy crawls under a cow during a religious ceremony celebrating the Tihar festival, also called Diwali, in Kathmandu

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A cow is garlanded and offered food during a religious ceremony celebrating the Tihar festival, also called Diwali, in Kathmandu, on Thursday.

A Nepalese Hindu devotee stands with burning oil lamps on his shoulders as part of rituals to celebrate the tenth and final day of Dashain festival at Bhaktapur, also known as the city of devotees, in Katmandu, Nepal, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2014. The festival commemorates the slaying of a demon king by Hindu goddess Durga, marking the victory of good over evil. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

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A Nepalese Hindu devotee stands with burning oil lamps on his shoulders as part of a ritual to celebrate the tenth and final day of Dashain festival at Bhaktapur, also known as the city of devotees, in Kathmandu 

Nepalese fire fighters and local people jointly begin to control a fire at an historic house in Bangemuda  in central Kathmandu, Nepal, 18 September 2014, after six hours continuous effort. The fire broke out at due to gas cylinder blast at the school bag factory and quickly spread to adjoining houses. At least six people were injured.  EPA/NARENDRA SHRESTHA

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Nepalese fire fighters and local people bring a fire under control at a historic house in Bangemuda in central Kathmandu, Nepal, after six hours of continuous effort

A reveller dances while taking part in a LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) pride parade to mark the Gaijatra Festival, also known as the festival of cows, in Kathmandu August 11, 2014.

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A reveller dances while taking part in an LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) parade to mark the Gaijatra Festival, also known as the festival of cows, in Kathmandu

Children play outside a temple along the street in the ancient city of Bhaktapur near Nepal's capital Kathmandu July 2, 2014.

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Children play in the street outside a temple in the ancient city of Bhaktapur near Nepal‘s capital Kathmandu on Wednesday

Nepalese masked dancers perform during celebrations for the 7th anniversary of Republic Day in Kathmandu on May 29, 2014. Political parties in Nepal are working to draft a new constitution following the country's Constituent Assembly elections held on November 19, 2013.

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Dancers in Nepal perform during celebrations for the seventh anniversary of Republic Day in Kathmandu on Thursday

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 

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