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Photo series: Imaging religion

 Reuters 12 November 2012

Nepal-based photographer Navesh Chitrakar documents almost all the country's religious festivals. He discusses the art of photography and reflects on the state of the nation's festivals: "I hope that my pictures show the colours, diversity, culture and festivals – how Nepal really is. It shows the other side – not the conflict that everyone is used to seeing." (1165 Words) - By Navesh Chitrakar

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A Tibetan woman offers prayer during the third day of New Year or "Losar" in Kathmandu.Photo: REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

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A child looks on as she observes the Bisket festival at the ancient city of Bhaktapur near Kathmandu.Photo: REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

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A devotee offers prayer during the Janai Purnima, or Sacred Thread, Festival at the Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu.Photo: REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

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A slow motion picture of devotees carrying chariots as they participate in the Chariot Festival in Kathmandu.Photo: REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

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A Hindu holy man, or sadhu, with tika on his forehead is seen at the premises of Pashupatinath Temple during the Shivaratri festival in Kathmandu.Photo: REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

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Hindu holy man, or sadhu, smears ashes on back of his friend at their ashram in Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu.Photo: REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

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Nepali Muslims arrive for mass prayers during Eid al-Adha celebrations at the Kashmiri Takiya Jame mosque in Kathmandu.Photo: REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

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Youths struggles to drink a mouthful of homemade alcohol poured from the mouth of an idol of Sweaita Bhairab on the second day of the Indra Jatra festival in Kathmandu.Photo: REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar


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