Jagannath Rath Yatra 2013

Jul 10, 2013, 11:58 AM IST
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FILE PHOTO: A man dressed up as Hanuman takes part in the annual Hindu festival Rath Yatra, or Chariot procession, at Puri, Orissa.

FILE PHOTO: A man dressed up as Hanuman takes part in the annual Hindu festival Rath Yatra, or Chariot procession, at Puri, Orissa.

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FILE PHOTO: Hindu devotees throng around the chariot as they wait to pull it during the annual Hindu festival

FILE PHOTO: Hindu devotees throng around the chariot as they wait to pull it during the annual Hindu festival "Rath Yatra," or Chariot procession. in Mahesh, 35 kilometers (22 miles) north of Kolkata.

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FILE PHOTO: Hindu devotees and temple priests gather around an idol of a Hindu God Balabhadra as they participate in the annual festival of Rath Yatra, or chariot procession, in Puri, Orissa.

FILE PHOTO: Hindu devotees and temple priests gather around an idol of a Hindu God Balabhadra as they participate in the annual festival of Rath Yatra, or chariot procession, in Puri, Orissa.

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FILE PHOTO: Hindu devotees throng around the chariot as they wait to pull it during the annual Hindu festival

FILE PHOTO: Hindu devotees throng around the chariot as they wait to pull it during the annual Hindu festival "Rath Yatra," or Chariot procession, at Puri, Orissa.

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FILE PHOTO: Devotees throng around the chariots as they wait to pull them during the annual Hindu festival

FILE PHOTO: Devotees throng around the chariots as they wait to pull them during the annual Hindu festival "Rath Yatra," or Chariot procession, at Puri, Orissa.

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FILE PHOTO: Police forces pull a chariot to set in front of the Lord Jagannath temple on the eve of the 135th annual Rath Yatra, or Chariot procession, at Puri, 65 kilometers (40 miles) away from the eastern Indian city Bhubaneswar.

FILE PHOTO: Police forces pull a chariot to set in front of the Lord Jagannath temple on the eve of the 135th annual Rath Yatra, or Chariot procession, at Puri, 65 kilometers (40 miles) away from the eastern Indian city Bhubaneswar.

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Indian Border Security Force(BSF) soldiers stand guard at the Lord Jagannath temple ahead of annual Rath Yatra or Chariot procession, in Ahmadabad.

Indian Border Security Force(BSF) soldiers stand guard at the Lord Jagannath temple ahead of annual Rath Yatra or Chariot procession, in Ahmadabad.

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Policemen stand guard near a chariot meant for the annual Rath Yatra or Chariot procession of Lord Jagannath in Puri, 60 kilometers (37 miles) from the eastern Indian city of Bhubaneswar.

Policemen stand guard near a chariot meant for the annual Rath Yatra or Chariot procession of Lord Jagannath in Puri, 60 kilometers (37 miles) from the eastern Indian city of Bhubaneswar.

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A man decorates an elephant with paint during preparations on the eve of annual Rath Yatra, or chariot procession, in Ahmadabad.

A man decorates an elephant with paint during preparations on the eve of annual Rath Yatra, or chariot procession, in Ahmadabad.

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A devotee dressed as Lord Krishna plays the flute ahead of the annual Rath Yatra or Chariot procession of Lord Jagannath in Puri, 60 kilometers (37 miles) from the eastern Indian city of Bhubaneswar.

A devotee dressed as Lord Krishna plays the flute ahead of the annual Rath Yatra or Chariot procession of Lord Jagannath in Puri, 60 kilometers (37 miles) from the eastern Indian city of Bhubaneswar.

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Thousands of devotees participate in the annual chariot procession of Hindu god Lord Jagannath in Ahmadabad.

Thousands of devotees participate in the annual chariot procession of Hindu god Lord Jagannath in Ahmadabad.

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Gujarat state Chief Minister Narendra Modi greets devotees during the annual chariot procession of Hindu god Lord Jagannath in Ahmadabad.

Gujarat state Chief Minister Narendra Modi greets devotees during the annual chariot procession of Hindu god Lord Jagannath in Ahmadabad.

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Men flex their muscles as they participate in the annual chariot procession of Hindu god Lord Jagannath in Ahmadabad.

Men flex their muscles as they participate in the annual chariot procession of Hindu god Lord Jagannath in Ahmadabad.

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A woman worships as thousands of devotees participate in the annual chariot procession of Hindu god Lord Jagannath in Ahmadabad.

A woman worships as thousands of devotees participate in the annual chariot procession of Hindu god Lord Jagannath in Ahmadabad.

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A cut out photograph of Gujarat state Chief Minister Narendra Modi is placed on a tableau as devotees pass by it during the annual chariot procession of Hindu god Lord Jagannath in Ahmadabad.

A cut out photograph of Gujarat state Chief Minister Narendra Modi is placed on a tableau as devotees pass by it during the annual chariot procession of Hindu god Lord Jagannath in Ahmadabad.

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A traditional dancer performs during the annual Rath Yatra or chariot procession of Lord Jagannath in Puri, 60 kilometers (37 miles) from the eastern Indian city of Bhubaneswar.

A traditional dancer performs during the annual Rath Yatra or chariot procession of Lord Jagannath in Puri, 60 kilometers (37 miles) from the eastern Indian city of Bhubaneswar.

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Hindu devotees gather for the annual Rath Yatra or Chariot procession of Lord Jagannath in Puri, 60 kilometers (37 miles) from the eastern Indian city of Bhubaneswar.

Hindu devotees gather for the annual Rath Yatra or Chariot procession of Lord Jagannath in Puri, 60 kilometers (37 miles) from the eastern Indian city of Bhubaneswar.

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Traditional dancers of the Shree Jagannath temple dance during the annual Rath Yatra or chariot procession of Lord Jagannath in Puri, 60 kilometers (37 miles) from the eastern Indian city of Bhubaneswar.

Traditional dancers of the Shree Jagannath temple dance during the annual Rath Yatra or chariot procession of Lord Jagannath in Puri, 60 kilometers (37 miles) from the eastern Indian city of Bhubaneswar.

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Devotees throng around the chariot of Lord Jagannath during the annual Rath Yatra or chariot procession in Puri, 60 kilometers (37 miles) from the eastern Indian city of Bhubaneswar.

Devotees throng around the chariot of Lord Jagannath during the annual Rath Yatra or chariot procession in Puri, 60 kilometers (37 miles) from the eastern Indian city of Bhubaneswar.

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Devotees stand on rooftops to watch the annual Rath Yatra or chariot procession in Puri, 60 kilometers (37 miles) from the eastern Indian city of Bhubaneswar.

Devotees stand on rooftops to watch the annual Rath Yatra or chariot procession in Puri, 60 kilometers (37 miles) from the eastern Indian city of Bhubaneswar.

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Devotees throng around the chariot of Lord Jagannath and his sister Subhadra during the annual Rath Yatra or chariot procession in Puri, 60 kilometers (37 miles) from the eastern Indian city of Bhubaneswar.

Devotees throng around the chariot of Lord Jagannath and his sister Subhadra during the annual Rath Yatra or chariot procession in Puri, 60 kilometers (37 miles) from the eastern Indian city of Bhubaneswar.

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