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Sept. 27, 2012 A dancer gets ready to perform a traditional mask dance during the Indra Jatra Festival in Kathmandu, Nepal. The annual event, named after Indra, the god of rain and heaven, is celebrated by worshipping, rejoicing, singing, dancing and feasting in Kathmandu Valley to mark the end of monsoon season. The festival, during which Indra, the living goddess Kumari and other deities are worshipped, started after the erecting of a “lingo,” a long wooden pole, on Thursday, and it ends after the lingo is pulled down Oct. 3. Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters Buy Photo