Mumbai, India is home to the annual 10-day Ganesh festival, which is arguably one of the loudest religious ceremonies in the country.

Religious procession

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Musicians play the drums as part of an immersion procession during the Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Worli Naka, Mumbai. (Karen Dias/For The Washington Post)


Heavy traffic is one of the highest causes of noise pollution in Mumbai, as seen here outside Bandra train station. (Photo by Karen Dias/For The Washington Post)

Roadside shop

A welder builds a metal frame for an air conditioner outside his shop in the narrow bylanes of the Dharavi slums in Mumbai. (Indranil Mukherjee/AFP/Getty Images)

GRAPHIC: Wilson Andrews and Anup Kaphle - The Washington Post.