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India celebrates Dussehra

India celebrates Dussehra

India TV News Desk [ Updated: October 25, 2012 16:11 IST ]
  • An effigy of demon king Ravana goes up in flames during Dussehra celebrations in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012. Dussehra commemorates the triumph of Lord Rama over the demon king Ravana, marking the victory of good over evil. (AP Photo)
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    An effigy of demon king Ravana goes up in flames during Dussehra celebrations in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012. Dussehra commemorates the triumph of Lord Rama over the demon king Ravana, marking the victory of good over evil. (AP Photo)

  • People watch the burning of an effigy of demon King Ravana during Dussehra in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012. Dussehra festival commemorates the victory of Hindu Lord Rama over Ravana, an evil ruler who had abducted Rama's wife, Sita Devi. The burning of effigies of Ravana, signifying the victory of good over evil, brings the festivities to a close. (AP Photo)
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    People watch the burning of an effigy of demon King Ravana during Dussehra in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012. Dussehra festival commemorates the victory of Hindu Lord Rama over Ravana, an evil ruler who had abducted Rama's wife, Sita Devi. The burning of effigies of Ravana, signifying the victory of good over evil, brings the festivities to a close. (AP Photo)

  • Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, seated left, and Congress party President Sonia Gandhi watch the burning of an effigy of demon King Ravana during Dussehra celebrations in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012. Dussehra festival commemorates the victory of Hindu Lord Rama over Ravana, an evil ruler who had abducted Rama's wife, Sita Devi. The burning of effigies of Ravana, signifying the victory of good over evil, brings the festivities to a close. (AP Photo)
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    Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, seated left, and Congress party President Sonia Gandhi watch the burning of an effigy of demon King Ravana during Dussehra celebrations in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012. Dussehra festival commemorates the victory of Hindu Lord Rama over Ravana, an evil ruler who had abducted Rama's wife, Sita Devi. The burning of effigies of Ravana, signifying the victory of good over evil, brings the festivities to a close. (AP Photo)

  • Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, left, releases a pigeon watched by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during Dussehra celebrations in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012. Dussehra festival commemorates the victory of Hindu Lord Rama over Ravana, an evil ruler who had abducted Rama's wife, Sita Devi. The burning of effigies of Ravana, signifying the victory of good over evil, brings the festivities to a close. (AP Photo)
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    Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, left, releases a pigeon watched by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during Dussehra celebrations in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012. Dussehra festival commemorates the victory of Hindu Lord Rama over Ravana, an evil ruler who had abducted Rama's wife, Sita Devi. The burning of effigies of Ravana, signifying the victory of good over evil, brings the festivities to a close. (AP Photo)

  • Congress party President Sonia Gandhi, center, performs rituals on a person dressed as Hindu God Rama, as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, left, looks on during Dussehra celebrations in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012. Dussehra festival commemorates the victory of Hindu Lord Rama over Ravana, an evil ruler who had abducted Rama's wife, Sita Devi. The burning of effigies of Ravana, signifying the victory of good over evil, brings the festivities to a close. (AP Photo)
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    Congress party President Sonia Gandhi, center, performs rituals on a person dressed as Hindu God Rama, as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, left, looks on during Dussehra celebrations in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012. Dussehra festival commemorates the victory of Hindu Lord Rama over Ravana, an evil ruler who had abducted Rama's wife, Sita Devi. The burning of effigies of Ravana, signifying the victory of good over evil, brings the festivities to a close. (AP Photo)

  • Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, left, and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh prepare to release pigeons during Dussehra celebrations in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012. Dussehra festival commemorates the victory of Hindu Lord Rama over Ravana, an evil ruler who had abducted Rama's wife, Sita Devi. The burning of effigies of Ravana, signifying the victory of good over evil, brings the festivities to a close. (AP Photo)
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    Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, left, and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh prepare to release pigeons during Dussehra celebrations in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012. Dussehra festival commemorates the victory of Hindu Lord Rama over Ravana, an evil ruler who had abducted Rama's wife, Sita Devi. The burning of effigies of Ravana, signifying the victory of good over evil, brings the festivities to a close. (AP Photo)

  • Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, left, and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, second left, watch Congress party President Sonia Gandhi, right, release a pigeon during Dussehra celebrations in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012. Dussehra festival commemorates the victory of Hindu Lord Rama over Ravana, an evil ruler who had abducted Rama's wife, Sita Devi. The burning of effigies of Ravana, signifying the victory of good over evil, brings the festivities to a close. (AP Photo)
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    Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, left, and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, second left, watch Congress party President Sonia Gandhi, right, release a pigeon during Dussehra celebrations in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012. Dussehra festival commemorates the victory of Hindu Lord Rama over Ravana, an evil ruler who had abducted Rama's wife, Sita Devi. The burning of effigies of Ravana, signifying the victory of good over evil, brings the festivities to a close. (AP Photo)

  • Hindu devotees are silhouetted as an effigy of demon king Ravan burns during the Dussehra festival in Srinagar, Thursday, Oct. 24, 2012. The festival commemorates the victory of the god Ram over Ravan, an evil ruler who had abducted Ram's wife, Sita. The burning of effigies, signifying the victory of good over evil, brings the festivities to a close. (AP Photo)
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    Hindu devotees are silhouetted as an effigy of demon king Ravan burns during the Dussehra festival in Srinagar, Thursday, Oct. 24, 2012. The festival commemorates the victory of the god Ram over Ravan, an evil ruler who had abducted Ram's wife, Sita. The burning of effigies, signifying the victory of good over evil, brings the festivities to a close. (AP Photo)

  • Kashmiri boys, dressed as god Ram, right, and his brother Lakshman watch a burning effigy of demon king Ravan during the Dussehra festival in Srinagar, India, Thursday, Oct. 24, 2012. (AP Photo)
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    Kashmiri boys, dressed as god Ram, right, and his brother Lakshman watch a burning effigy of demon king Ravan during the Dussehra festival in Srinagar, India, Thursday, Oct. 24, 2012. (AP Photo)

  • Kashmiris watch fireworks explode before burning of effigies of demon king Ravan, his brother Kumbhkarna, and son Meghnad during Dussehra festival in Srinagar, India, Thursday, Oct. 24, 2012. (AP Photo)
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    Kashmiris watch fireworks explode before burning of effigies of demon king Ravan, his brother Kumbhkarna, and son Meghnad during Dussehra festival in Srinagar, India, Thursday, Oct. 24, 2012. (AP Photo)

  • Kashmiri Hindu boys, dressed as Hindu god Ram, left, his brother Lakshman, center, and god Hanuman pose for photographs during Dussehra festival in Srinagar, India, Thursday, Oct. 24, 2012. (AP Photo)
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    Kashmiri Hindu boys, dressed as Hindu god Ram, left, his brother Lakshman, center, and god Hanuman pose for photographs during Dussehra festival in Srinagar, India, Thursday, Oct. 24, 2012. (AP Photo)

  • An effigy of demon king Ravan goes up in flames marking the end of the Dussehra festival in Hyderabad, India, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012. Dussehra commemorates the triumph of Lord Ram over the demon king Ravan, marking the victory of good over evil. (AP Photo)
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    An effigy of demon king Ravan goes up in flames marking the end of the Dussehra festival in Hyderabad, India, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012. Dussehra commemorates the triumph of Lord Ram over the demon king Ravan, marking the victory of good over evil. (AP Photo)

  • An effigy of demon king Ravan goes up in flames marking the end of the Dussehra festival in Hyderabad, India, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012. Dussehra commemorates the triumph of Lord Ram over the demon king Ravan, marking the victory of good over evil. (AP Photo)
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    An effigy of demon king Ravan goes up in flames marking the end of the Dussehra festival in Hyderabad, India, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012. Dussehra commemorates the triumph of Lord Ram over the demon king Ravan, marking the victory of good over evil. (AP Photo)

  • Indian policemen walk past an effigy of demon king Ravan before it is burnt during Dussehra festivities in Hyderabad, India, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012. Dussehra commemorates the triumph of Lord Ram over the demon king Ravan, marking the victory of good over evil. (AP Photo)
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    Indian policemen walk past an effigy of demon king Ravan before it is burnt during Dussehra festivities in Hyderabad, India, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012. Dussehra commemorates the triumph of Lord Ram over the demon king Ravan, marking the victory of good over evil. (AP Photo)

  • Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, left, speaks with Congress party leader Rahul Gandhi during Dussehra celebrations in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012. (AP Photo)
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    Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, left, speaks with Congress party leader Rahul Gandhi during Dussehra celebrations in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012. (AP Photo)

  • Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, center, and Congress party leader Rahul Gandhi, right, take aim with a bow and arrow, as Congress party President Sonia Gandhi looks on before the burning of an effigy of demon King Ravan during Dussehra celebrations in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012. (AP Photo)
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    Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, center, and Congress party leader Rahul Gandhi, right, take aim with a bow and arrow, as Congress party President Sonia Gandhi looks on before the burning of an effigy of demon King Ravan during Dussehra celebrations in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012. (AP Photo)

  • An effigy of demon King Ravan during Dussehra celebrations in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012. Dussehra festival commemorates the victory of Hindu Lord Ram over Ravan, an evil ruler who had abducted Ram's wife, Sita Devi. The burning of effigies of Ravan, signifying the victory of good over evil, brings the festivities to a close. (AP Photo)
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    An effigy of demon King Ravan during Dussehra celebrations in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012. Dussehra festival commemorates the victory of Hindu Lord Ram over Ravan, an evil ruler who had abducted Ram's wife, Sita Devi. The burning of effigies of Ravan, signifying the victory of good over evil, brings the festivities to a close. (AP Photo)

  • People watch fireworks before an effigy of demon king Ravan is burned, marking the end of Dussehra festival in Hyderabad, India, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012. Dussehra commemorates the triumph of Lord Ram over the demon king Ravan, marking the victory of good over evil. (AP Photo)
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    People watch fireworks before an effigy of demon king Ravan is burned, marking the end of Dussehra festival in Hyderabad, India, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012. Dussehra commemorates the triumph of Lord Ram over the demon king Ravan, marking the victory of good over evil. (AP Photo)

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