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Members of the army rescue unidentified trekkers from the Thorung La mountain pass on the Annapurna Circuit, near Muktinath, in Mustang district, Nepal, 17 October 2014. In total seven dead bodies of trekkers including from Poland, Israel, China and Nepal have been brought to Kathmamdu over the past 24 hours, however the search operation continues for trekkers who went missing in a snowstorm, triggered by Cyclone Hudhud which brought heavy snowfall, which has so far claimed to lives of 29 people, though dozens remain unaccounted for.

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Members of the army rescue unidentified trekkers from the Thorung La mountain pass on the Annapurna Circuit, near Muktinath, in Mustang district, Nepal on Friday

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 Read more

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

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

Pema Dolma, 78, opens a butter package to make a prayer candle in her cliffside home  in Chosher, Nepal. Humans have lived in caves carved out of the Mustang cliffsides for thousands of years

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Pema Dolma, 78, opens a butter package to make a prayer candle in her cliffside home in Chosher, Nepal. Humans have lived in caves carved out of the Mustang cliffsides for thousands of years

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

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A Nepalese man sweeps the stairs of the Boudhanath Stupa during Buddha Jayanti, or Buddha Purnima, festival in Katmandu, Nepal, on Wednesday.

A Nepalese man, covered in vermillion powder, dances during Sindoor Jatra festival in Bhaktapur, Nepal, Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Devotees mark the festival by playing traditional drums, singing, dancing and carrying chariot of various deities around town while throwing sindoor, vermillion powder, to welcome the advent of spring and the New Year.

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A man covered in vermillion powder dances during the Sindoor Jatra festival in Bhaktapur, Nepal on Tuesday