Friday, February 10, 2012

Incredible images from India

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A Hindu devotee with a pierced tongue takes part in a procession during the Thaipusam festival in the southern Indian city of Kochi February 7, 2012. Thaipusam is an annual Hindu festival, observed on the day of the full moon during the Tamil month of Thai, celebrated in honour of Lord Subramaniam, also known as Lord Murugan. REUTERS/Sivaram V



incredible images from India


Children run as fireworks explode during a procession to mark Eid-e-Milad-ul-Nabi, or birthday celebrations of Prophet Mohammad, in Mumbai February 5, 2012. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui


incredible images from India


A macaque, carrying a baby monkey over its back, balances between two power lines above a parking lot in an office building in downtown New Delhi on January 31, 2012. Thousands of monkeys live on the rooftops of downtown Delhi. Despite considered a nuisance they cannot be killed because many Indians see them as sacred. AFP PHOTO/Roberto SCHMIDT


incredible images from India


A traditional cock fight takes place during the Joonbeel festival in Morigaon district of Assam some 60 km from Guwahati city, northeast India on January 20, 2012. Hundreds of tribal communities like Tiwa, Karbi, Khasi, and Jaintia from nearby hills come in large numbers to take part in the festival exchange goods through barter rather than money. Community fishing is also held during this festival. The significant point of this festival is its theme of harmony and brotherhood amongst various tribes and communities. During the three day long Jonbeel festival these tribes and communities perform traditional dances and play music. AFP PHOTO/STR


incredible images from India




Visitors sit behind a sculpture titled "Small Things" by Australian artist Sam Jinks at the India Art Fair in New Delhi January 29, 2012. The fourth edition of the India Art Fair, which is held from January 26 to January 29, showcases artworks by hundreds of artists from India and around the world. REUTERS/Parivartan Sharma


incredible images from India


Children dressed as Mahatma Gandhi arrive on a bus to take part in a peace march in Kolkata January 29, 2012. Four hundred and eighty-five children from the Training Resource and Care for Kids (T.R.A.C.K.S), a charity for single mothers and children living without support at railway stations, took part in a peace march on Sunday in an attempt to create a Guinness World Record for being the largest gathering of people dressed as Mahatma Gandhi. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
incredible images from India


A caparisoned elephant is seen during an annual temple festival in the southern Indian city of Kochi February 1, 2012. The festival features a colourful procession of decorated elephants and drum concerts. REUTERS/Sivaram V
incredible images from India


A rescue worker jumps out of a derailed coach of a passenger train in Bangapara village near the northeastern city of Guwahati February 3, 2012. At least three people were killed and dozens injured in a train accident on Friday after seven coaches of a passenger train derailed after colliding with an excavator at an unmanned crossing in the Kamrup district of India's northeastern state of Assam, local media reported. REUTERS/Utpal Baruah


incredible images from India


A Hindu holy man shows his ink-marked finger after casting his vote at a polling station in Ayodhya during the state assembly election, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh February 8, 2012. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi


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A Sufi Kalandar (wandering ascetic) performs an act of self torture during devotion at the annual Urs (death anniversary) of Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti in Ajmer on June 2, 2011. Also known as Gharib Nawaz or 'Benefactor of the Poor', he established the Chisti order on the Indian subcontinent and is the most famous Sufi saint of the Chishti Order in the region. AFP PHOTO/ STR



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