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  • Indian policemen stand guard near a chariot meant for the annual Rath Yatra or Chariot procession of Lord Jagannath in Puri, 60 kilometers (37 miles) from the eastern Indian city of Bhubaneswar, India, Tuesday, July 9, 2013. The three idols of Hindu God Jagannath, his brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra are taken out in a grand procession in specially made chariots called raths, which are pulled by thousands of devotees during the Rath Yatra or the chariot festival scheduled on July 10. AP Photo
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    Indian policemen stand guard near a chariot meant for the annual Rath Yatra or Chariot procession of Lord Jagannath in Puri, 60 kilometers (37 miles) from the eastern Indian city of Bhubaneswar, India, Tuesday, July 9, 2013. The three idols of Hindu God Jagannath, his brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra are taken out in a grand procession in specially made chariots called raths, which are pulled by thousands of devotees during the Rath Yatra or the chariot festival scheduled on July 10. AP Photo

  • An Indian man decorates an elephant with paint during preparations on the eve of annual Rath Yatra, or chariot procession, in Ahmadabad, India, Tuesday, July 9, 2013. The three idols of Hindu God Jagannath, his brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra are taken out in a grand procession in specially made chariots called raths, which are pulled by thousands of devotees during the Rath Yatra or the chariot festival. AP Photo
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    An Indian man decorates an elephant with paint during preparations on the eve of annual Rath Yatra, or chariot procession, in Ahmadabad, India, Tuesday, July 9, 2013. The three idols of Hindu God Jagannath, his brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra are taken out in a grand procession in specially made chariots called raths, which are pulled by thousands of devotees during the Rath Yatra or the chariot festival. AP Photo

  • Indian mahouts wait with their painted elephants during preparations on the eve of annual Rath Yatra, or chariot procession, in Ahmadabad, India, Tuesday, July 9, 2013. The three idols of Hindu God Jagannath, his brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra are taken out in a grand procession in specially made chariots called raths, which are pulled by thousands of devotees during the Rath Yatra or the chariot festival. AP Photo
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    Indian mahouts wait with their painted elephants during preparations on the eve of annual Rath Yatra, or chariot procession, in Ahmadabad, India, Tuesday, July 9, 2013. The three idols of Hindu God Jagannath, his brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra are taken out in a grand procession in specially made chariots called raths, which are pulled by thousands of devotees during the Rath Yatra or the chariot festival. AP Photo

  • A devotee dressed as Lord Krishna plays the flute ahead of the annual Rath Yatra or Chariot procession of Lord Jagannath in Puri, 60 kilometers (37 miles) from the eastern Indian city of Bhubaneswar, India, Monday, July 8, 2013. The three idols of Hindu God Jagannath, his brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra are taken out in a grand procession in specially made chariots called raths, which are pulled by thousands of devotees during the Rath Yatra or the chariot festival scheduled on July 10. AP Photo
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    A devotee dressed as Lord Krishna plays the flute ahead of the annual Rath Yatra or Chariot procession of Lord Jagannath in Puri, 60 kilometers (37 miles) from the eastern Indian city of Bhubaneswar, India, Monday, July 8, 2013. The three idols of Hindu God Jagannath, his brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra are taken out in a grand procession in specially made chariots called raths, which are pulled by thousands of devotees during the Rath Yatra or the chariot festival scheduled on July 10. AP Photo

  • An Indian youth practices a fire stunt ahead of the annual Rath Yatra or Chariot procession of Lord Jagannath in Ahmadabad, India, Sunday, July 7, 2013. Security has been beefed up for the annual Hindu procession to be held on July 10 in which the three idols of Hindu God Jagannath, his brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra are taken out in a grand procession in specially made chariots called raths, which are pulled by thousands of devotees during the Rath Yatra or the chariot festival. AP Photo
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    An Indian youth practices a fire stunt ahead of the annual Rath Yatra or Chariot procession of Lord Jagannath in Ahmadabad, India, Sunday, July 7, 2013. Security has been beefed up for the annual Hindu procession to be held on July 10 in which the three idols of Hindu God Jagannath, his brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra are taken out in a grand procession in specially made chariots called raths, which are pulled by thousands of devotees during the Rath Yatra or the chariot festival. AP Photo

  • Hindu priests place a deity of Lord Jagannath during the holy Snan Yatra or bathing ceremony in Kolkata, India, Sunday, June 23, 2013. The three idols of Hindu God Jagannath, his brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra are taken out in a grand procession in specially made chariots called raths, which are pulled by thousands of devotees during the Rath Yatra or the chariot festival scheduled on July 10. AP Photo
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    Hindu priests place a deity of Lord Jagannath during the holy Snan Yatra or bathing ceremony in Kolkata, India, Sunday, June 23, 2013. The three idols of Hindu God Jagannath, his brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra are taken out in a grand procession in specially made chariots called raths, which are pulled by thousands of devotees during the Rath Yatra or the chariot festival scheduled on July 10. AP Photo

  • An Indian man performs a fire stunt during Jal Yatra, or water procession, in Ahmadabad, India, Sunday, June 23, 2013. The holy water from the Sabarmati river is carried and used for rituals of the idols of Hindu God Jagannath, his brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra, which are then carried in a procession in specially made chariots during the Rath Yatra or chariot festival scheduled to be celebrated on July 10, 2013. AP Photo
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    An Indian man performs a fire stunt during Jal Yatra, or water procession, in Ahmadabad, India, Sunday, June 23, 2013. The holy water from the Sabarmati river is carried and used for rituals of the idols of Hindu God Jagannath, his brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra, which are then carried in a procession in specially made chariots during the Rath Yatra or chariot festival scheduled to be celebrated on July 10, 2013. AP Photo

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