A Hindu man offers prayers on the banks of the Ganges river on the holy day of "Mahalaya" in Kolkata October 4, 2013. Hindus offer prayers with holy water after taking a dip in the river to honour the... more 
A Hindu man offers prayers on the banks of the Ganges river on the holy day of "Mahalaya" in Kolkata October 4, 2013. Hindus offer prayers with holy water after taking a dip in the river to honour the souls of their departed ancestors during Mahalaya, which is also called 'Shraadh' or Pitra Paksha. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION) less 
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Fri, Oct 4, 2013 4:51 AM EDT