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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.

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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.