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Nov. 19, 2012 A Hindu devotee takes a holy dip after prayers in Ganges River during the Chhath festival in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata. The festival is observed by devotees for a prosperous life and goodwill among the people. It is dedicated to Lord Surya (Sun) and Agni (fire). People fast for the whole day, and in the evening they offer Chhat, worship, to the setting sun. Piyal Adhikary/European Pressphoto Agency Buy Photo