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Nepalese Hindu women cover themselves with plastic sheet and take cover as it rains during Swasthani Bratakatha festival  in Kathmandu, Nepal, Monday, Feb. 8, 2016. During this festival, devotees recite holy scriptures dedicated to Hindu goddess Swathing and Lord Shiva. Unmarried women pray to get a good husband while those married pray for the longevity of their husbands by observing a month-long fast. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

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Nepalese Hindu women cover themselves with a plastic sheet, and take shelter from the rain, during the Swasthani Bratakatha festival in Kathmandu, Nepal

Devotees offer prayers as they stand on the bank of the Hanumante River during a month-long Swasthani Brata Katha festival in Bhaktapur...Devotees offer prayers as they stand on the bank of the Hanumante River during a month-long Swasthani Brata Katha festival in Bhaktapur, Nepal, January 27, 2016. During the month long festival, devotees recite one chapter of a Hindu tale daily from the 31-chapter sacred Swasthani Brata Katha book that is dedicated to God Madhavnarayan and Goddess Swasthani, alongside various other gods and goddess and the miraculous feats performed by them. The devotees also go on pilgrimages to various temples, perform religious rituals, take a holy bath in the rivers and fast for a month, especially among women who believe fasting helps in their family's well-being or in getting them a good husband. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

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Devotees offer prayers as they stand on the bank of the Hanumante River during a month-long Swasthani Brata Katha festival in Bhaktapur, Nepal 

A Nepalese boy walks out of Pashupatinath hindu temple after offering morning prayers in Kathmandu, Nepal, Monday, Jan. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

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A Nepalese boy walks out of Pashupatinath hindu temple after offering morning prayers in Kathmandu, Nepal

A Nepalese worker demolishes a house that was destroyed during an earthquake at Sankhu, on the outskirt of capital Kathmandu, Nepal. 13 January 2016. The Nepal authority of reconstruction is scheduled its formal function to rebuild Nepal nationwide from 16 January 2016. The International community had pledged $4.1 billion for rebuilding Nepal. On 25 April 2015, a earthquake of 7.9 magnitude left Nepal devastated over half a million houses were completely destroyed affecting millions of Nepalese which has killed  over 9,000 people.

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A Nepalese worker demolishes a house that was destroyed during an earthquake at Sankhu, on the outskirt of capital Kathmandu, Nepal on Wednesday

Dog worship day in Nepal...epa05018765 A police officer sprinkles colored powder onto a police dog at Nepal's Central Police Dog Training School during a dog worship day as part of the Diwali festival, also known as Tihar Festival, in Kathmandu, Nepal, 10 November 2015. The Tihar festival is the second major festival for Nepalese Hindus and this year is held from 10 November 2015.  EPA/NARENDRA SHRESTHA

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A police officer sprinkles coloured powder onto a police dog at Nepal’s Central Police Dog Training School during a dog worship day as part of the Diwali festival

A street vendor spreads vermilion powder used for worship during the Tihar festival, also called Diwali in Kathmandu...A street vendor spreads vermilion powder used for worship during the Tihar festival, also called Diwali in Kathmandu, Nepal, November 9, 2015. Hindus all over Nepal are celebrating the Tihar festival during which they worship cows, which are considered a maternal figure, and other animals. Also known as the festival of lights, devotees also worship the goddess of wealth Laxmi by illuminating and decorating their homes using garlands, oil lamps, candles and colourful light bulbs. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

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A street vendor spreads vermilion powder which is used for worship during Diwali in Kathmandu, Nepal 

David Beckham waves toward his fans while on his way back after playing a charity match to collect funds for the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) at the ancient city of Bhaktapur, Nepal November 6, 2015

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David Beckham waves toward his fans while on his way back after playing a charity match to collect funds for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) at the ancient city of Bhaktapur, Nepal on Friday

A Nepalese man reads a newspaper in Kathmandu, Nepal, Monday, Oct. 19, 2015. Nepal's Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Kamal Thapa visited India for talks to resolve the India-Nepal border impasse which has left the Himalayan nation hobbled by a shortage of fuel and goods as the ethnic Madhesis protest against the new constitution of Nepal.

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A Nepalese man reads a newspaper in Kathmandu, Nepal, Monday. Nepal’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Kamal Thapa visited India for talks to resolve the India-Nepal border impasse which has left the Himalayan nation hobbled by a shortage of fuel and goods

A Nepalese man waits for customers at his shop in Kathmandu, Nepal, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. Indian trucks carrying food and fuel began trickling into Nepal on Wednesday, a welcomed development for a nation grappling with shortages caused by a blockade during protests against the country's new constitution. Nepal has restricted the movement of vehicles due to the fuel shortages, with cars permitted to run only on alternate days. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

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A Nepalese man waits for customers at his shop in Kathmandu, Nepal.

People cheer as they gather during a celebration a day after the first democratic constitution was announced in Kathmandu, Nepal September 21, 2015. Nepal adopted its first full democratic constitution on Sunday, a historic step for a nation that has witnessed war, a palace massacre and devastating earthquakes since a campaign to create a modern state began more than 65 years ago

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People cheer as they gather during a celebration a day after the first democratic constitution was announced in Kathmandu, Nepal on Monday

Nepalese Hindu women take a ritual bath in the Bagmati River during the Rishi Panchami festival in Kathmandu. Rishi Panchami marks the end of the three-day long Teej festival, in which married women fast and pray for the good health of their husbands to Shiva, the Hindu god of destruction, while unmarried women wish for handsome husbands and happy conjugal lives.

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Nepalese Hindu women take a ritual bath in the Bagmati River during the Rishi Panchami festival in Kathmandu. Rishi Panchami marks the end of the three-day long Teej festival, in which married women fast and pray for the good health of their husbands to Shiva, the Hindu god of destruction, while unmarried women wish for handsome husbands and happy conjugal lives.

TOPSHOTS A Nepali Hindu devotee prays wi...TOPSHOTS A Nepali Hindu devotee prays with lit incense sticks in front the Hindu God Bhimshen in Durbar Square during the Bhimsen Jatra festival in Lalitpur on September 7, 2015. A majority of the Newar community in the area worship the Bhimsen God during the Bhimsen Jatra festival believing it brings prosperity to their business. AFP PHOTO / PRAKASH MATHEMAPRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP/Getty Images

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A Nepali Hindu devotee prays with lit incense sticks in front the Hindu God Bhimshen in Durbar Square during the Bhimsen Jatra festival in Lalitpur. 

Man sits next to pigeons resting on a pile of bricks collected from the collapsed temple damaged during the earthquake at Hanumandhoka Durbar Square in Kathmandu...A man sits next to pigeons resting on a pile of bricks collected from the collapsed temple damaged during the earthquake at Hanumandhoka Durbar Square in Kathmandu, Nepal August 20, 2015

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A man sits next to pigeons resting on a pile of bricks collected from the collapsed temple damaged during the earthquake at Hanumandhoka Durbar Square in Kathmandu, Nepal on Thursday

epa04887005 A girl stands amid floodwaters at her flooded home in a squatters' area after heavy rains in Kathmandu, Nepal, 17 August 2015. Hundreds of houses at a Bagmati squatters' settlement became waterlogged after the Bagmati River burst its banks.

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A girl stands amid floodwaters at her flooded home in a squatters’ area after heavy rains in Kathmandu, Nepal. Hundreds of houses at a Bagmati squatters’ settlement became waterlogged after the Bagmati River burst its banks 

A woman activist lies down on the road near the police barricade during their sleeping protest demanding Women Rights in the upcoming constitution in Kathmandu...A woman activist lies down on the road near the police barricade during their sleeping protest demanding Women Rights in the upcoming constitution in Kathmandu, Nepal August 7, 2015. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

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A female activist lies down on the road near the police barricade during their sleeping protest demanding Women Rights in the upcoming constitution in Kathmandu, Nepal 

Nepalese boy Santosh Nepali, 15, washes himself at a damaged water spout in Thamel, Kathmandu, on Thursday. The historic spout was damaged during April earthquake

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Nepalese boy Santosh Nepali washes himself at a damaged water spout in Thamel, Kathmandu, on Thursday. The historic spout was damaged during April earthquake

A woman walks past collapsed houses that were damaged during the earthquake in Bhaktapur July 14, 2015. Two months after massive twin earthquakes killed 8,897 people in Nepal, nearly three million survivors, many in mountainous, hard-to-reach areas, still needed shelter, food and basic medical care as the yearly monsoon bore down on the Himalayan nation, the U.N. said in a report released last week

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A woman walks past collapsed houses that were damaged during the earthquake in Bhaktapur on Tuesday

Nepalese army personnel arrange the ammunition kept on display during the Inauguration ceremony of the two MI-17V-5 Helicopters bought from Russia for the Nepal Army Air Wing in Kathmandu.

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Nepalese army personnel arrange the ammunition kept on display during the Inauguration ceremony of the two MI-17V-5 Helicopters bought from Russia for the Nepal Army Air Wing in Kathmandu.

A vendor works at his stall next to piles of rubble and debris from destroyed and damaged temples and shrines at Durbar Square in Lalitpur, Kathmandu Valley, Nepal, on Thursday, May 28, 2015. Nepal's gross domestic product will probably grow 3.8% in the year through July 15 compared with a previous forecast of 4.6%, after the earthquake in April devastated the Himalayan nation, according to Asian Development Bank's Nepal economist Chandan Sapkota

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A vendor works at his stall next to piles of rubble and debris from destroyed and damaged temples and shrines at Durbar Square in Lalitpur, Kathmandu Valley, Nepal

Dr. Patrick from France gives an earthquake victim from Langtang district an acupuncture treatment inside the temporary medical camp at a Tibetan Monastery in Kathmandu

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Dr. Richard Patrick from France gives an earthquake victim from Langtang district acupuncture treatment inside the temporary medical camp at a Tibetan Monastery, in Kathmandu, Nepal.