Orissa

members of Indiaís Dongria tribe watch animal sacrifice during the two-day long Niyamraja Festival atop the Niyamgiri hills near Lanjigarh in Kalahandi district, Orissa state, India. Every year, members of this indigenous group celebrate this festival sacrificing animals and birds in worship of their deity. (AP Photo/Biswaranjan Rout)

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Members of India’s Dongria tribe watch an animal sacrifice during the two-day Niyamraja Festival atop the Niyamgiri hills near Lanjigarh in Kalahandi district, Orissa state, India. Every year, members of this indigenous group celebrate this festival sacrificing animals and birds in worship of their deity.

Traditional temple bell players run during a procession ahead of the return of chariots event that marks the end of nine day long chariot festival of Lord Jagannath in Puri, Orissa, India, Thursday, July 18, 2013. The three idols of Hindu god Jagannath, his brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra are taken out in a grand procession in specially made chariots and are pulled by thousands of devotees during the festival.

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Traditional temple bell players run during a procession ahead of an event that marks the end of the nine-day Chariot Festival of Lord Jagannath in Puri, Orissa, India