An artist covers a statue of the Hindu god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, after applying finishing touches on the statue at a roadside on the first day of the ten-day-long Ganesh Chaturthi festival ... more 
An artist covers a statue of the Hindu god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, after applying finishing touches on the statue at a roadside on the first day of the ten-day-long Ganesh Chaturthi festival in New Delhi September 9, 2013. Ganesh idols are taken through the streets in a procession accompanied by dancing and singing and later immersed in a river or the sea symbolising a ritual seeing-off of his journey towards his abode, taking away with him the misfortunes of all mankind. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee (INDIA - Tags: ANNIVERSARY SOCIETY RELIGION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) less 
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Reuters | Photo By ANINDITO MUKHERJEE / REUTERS
Mon, Sep 9, 2013 9:26 AM EDT