Indian folk dancers display ornaments during a break while participating in the first night of Navratri in Gandhinagar, some 30 km from Ahmedabad. Navratri festivities, or Dance Festival of Nine Nights, takes place between October 13-21.
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A young Indian child dressed as the Hindu God Shiva walks the banks of the River Ganges looking for alms from devotees on the first day of the nine-day Navratri festival, in Allahabad, India
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Hindu devotees perform morning rituals along the banks of the river Ganges on the first day of the nine-day Hindu festival of Navratri in Allahabad, India, Thursday, April 11, 2013. Navratri honors the Hindu goddess Shakti, or divine mother.