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Hindu devotees prepare to receive rice as offerings being distributed by the temple authority on the occasion of the 'Annakut' festival in Kolkata October 24, 2014. Annakut is celebrated on the first day of the full moon in the Kartik month where 56 types of food items are prepared and given to the worshippers. REUTERS/Stringer (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Hindu devotees wait for rice offerings at a festival in Kolkata.

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