The Ghode Jatra festival, an annual horse festival, is celebrated in Kathmandu, Nepal, Monday, March 27, 2017. According to legend, the festival is held to celebrate the victory over a demon named Tundi and people believe that the clamor of horses’ hooves during the festival keeps the demon’s spirit away.
Nepalese Hindu devotees participated in a mass bathing ritual during the month-long Swasthani Festival in Changu Narayan at Bhaktapur, on the outskirts of Kathmandu on February 8, 2017. Hundreds of married and unmarried women in the Himalayan nation are marking the month-long fast in the hope of a prosperous life and conjugal happiness.
Citizens around the world hold vigils for the victims of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit outside of Kathmandu, Nepal on Saturday, April 25. It destroyed swaths of the oldest neighborhoods of Kathmandu, and was strong enough to be felt all across parts of India, Bangladesh, China’s region of Tibet and Pakistan.
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