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NEPAL-RELIGION-FESTIVAL-TIHAR

Nepalese police officers garland dogs after applying vermillion to their foreheads on the occasion of the Tihar festival in Kathmandu on November 13, 2012. On Tihar, as the Hindu festival of Diwali is locally known, it is customary in Nepal for people offer blessings to dogs, which are according to Hindu tradition, the messengers of Yamaraj, the god of death. AFP PHOTO/ Prakash MATHEMA (Photo credit should read PRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP/Getty Images)
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Nepalese police officers garland dogs after applying vermillion to their foreheads on the occasion of the Tihar festival in Kathmandu on November 13, 2012. On Tihar, as the Hindu festival of Diwali is locally known, it is customary in Nepal for people offer blessings to dogs, which are according to Hindu tradition, the messengers of Yamaraj, the god of death. AFP PHOTO/ Prakash MATHEMA (Photo credit should read PRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP/Getty Images)
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November 13, 2012
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Nepalese police officers garland dogs after applying vermillion to... News Photo 156302257Annual Event,Applying,Diwali,Dog,Event,Forehead,Garland,Horizontal,Kathmandu,Nepal,Police Officer,Religion,Religious Celebration,VermillionPhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPNepalese police officers garland dogs after applying vermillion to their foreheads on the occasion of the Tihar festival in Kathmandu on November 13, 2012. On Tihar, as the Hindu festival of Diwali is locally known, it is customary in Nepal for people offer blessings to dogs, which are according to Hindu tradition, the messengers of Yamaraj, the god of death. AFP PHOTO/ Prakash MATHEMA (Photo credit should read PRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP/Getty Images)