Lalitpur

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 devotee walks out from a house to take part in a parade commemorating the Neku Jatra-Mataya festival, the festival of lights, in Lalitpur August 12, 2014. Devotees celebrate the Buddhist festival which marks the victory of Sakyamuni Buddha over Mara, by praying for the souls of departed family members and holding parades throughout the city.

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A masked devotee walks out from a house to take part in a parade commemorating the Neku Jatra-Mataya festival, the festival of lights, in Lalitpur, Nepal

A farmer carries bundles of rice saplings as she walks in the rice paddy field in Khokana, Lalitpur June 23, 2014. Rice is considered the main staple for Nepalese and is planted during the Nepali month of Asar, which usually lies between June and July, typically seen by locals as an auspicious month for planting rice.

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A farmer carries bundles of rice saplings as she walks in the paddy field in Khokana, Lalitpur, on Monday

Masked devotees rest along the street while participating in a parade commemorating the Neku Jatra-Mataya festival, the festival of lights, in Lalitpur August 23, 2013. Devotees celebrate the Buddhist festival which marks the victory of Sakyamuni Buddha over Mara, by praying for the souls of departed family members and holding parades throughout the city.

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Masked devotees rest along the street while participating in a parade commemorating the Neku Jatra-Mataya festival, the festival of lights, in Lalitpur, Nepal, on Friday. Devotees celebrate the Buddhist festival that marks the victory of Sakyamuni Buddha over Mara, by praying for the souls of departed family members and holding parades throughout the city.

A girl looks at a passing devotee as she returns home from school during the Pancha Dan (giving away of five elements) festival in Lalitpur August 14, 2013. The festival is celebrated by the Newar and Buddhist community by giving away five elements, which include wheat grains, rice grains, salt, money and fruit. Traditional collections of religious artifacts are also displayed in monasteries and households on this occasion.

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A girl looks at a passing devotee as she returns home from school during the Pancha Dan festival in Lalitpur, Nepal, on Wednesday. The festival is celebrated by the Buddhist communities, who give five gifts, of wheat grains, rice grains, salt, money and fruit, to monks. Collections of religious artifacts are also displayed in monasteries and households.

A boy sits under the chariot as he waits for the coin to drop from the chariot during the chariot festival of Rato Machhindranath in Lalitpur...A boy sits under the chariot as he waits for the coin to drop from the chariot during the chariot festival of Rato Machhindranath in Lalitpur May 21, 2013. Rato Machhindranath is known as the god of rain and both Hindus and Buddhists worship Machhindranath for good rain to prevent drought during the rice harvest season. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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A boy waits patiently for a coin to drop from the chariot during the chariot festival of Rato Machhindranath in Lalitpur on Tuesday. Rato Machhindranath is known as the god of rain and both Hindus and Buddhists worship Machhindranath for good rain to prevent drought during the rice harvest season 

A man looks up at his friends (unseen) as they pull a sack filled with mud while constructing a well at Khokana, Lalitpur April 22, 2013.

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A man looks up at his friends as they pull a sack filled with mud while constructing a well at Khokana, Lalitpur in India on Monday