Dussehra festival celebrated in India

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A float carrying Hindu monkey god Hanuman passes through the streets during a Dussehra festival procession in Allahabad, India, Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010. The Dussehra festival commemorates the victory of Rama over Ravana, an evil ruler who had abducted Rama's wife, Sita Devi. Rama killed Ravana to free Sita. The burning of effigies of Ravana, signifying the victory of good over evil, brings the festivities to a close. It will be celebrated on Oct. 17. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

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Dussehra festival commemorates the victory of Rama over Ravana, an evil ruler who had abducted Rama's wife, Sita. The festival culminates with the burning of effigies of Ravana, signifying the victory of good over evil. (AP)

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