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Appeasing the Rain Gods In Assam, some communities believe that arranging a marriage between frogs appeases the rain gods and opens up the skies ending a drought. The unusual bride and groom are dressed up for the occasion with flowers and coloured powder and the event is attended by hundreds of people. In the picture here is a frog being give ritual bath before the traditional frog marriage on April 5, 2013, in Guwahati. (Photo Sharfaraz Khan/IANS)