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A Hindu devotee shouts into the ear of a woman devotee, tongue and cheek pierced with metal rods, as she participates in a religious procession during a chariot festival dedicated to Goddess Mutthumariamman in Bandel, about 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Kolkata, India, Friday, April 5, 2013. The ritualistic acts of inflicting pain on oneself are performed as an act of penance with the belief that it will prevent diseases and for the well being of the families of devotees. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)