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July 16, 2012 A performer takes part in the annual Hindu religious festival of Bonalu in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad. The word "Bonalu" is derived from "Bhojanalu," the Telugu word for “food.” The main ritual in the month-long festival involves offering cooked rice, jaggery, curd, water and other dishes, which are brought by women in earthen pots, to Kali, the Hindu goddess of power. Devotees believe that the offerings ward off evils and epidemics during the monsoon season. Krishnendu Halder/Reuters Buy Photo