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Hand grenades and prayers in India during the Dussehra festival

Amit Dave / Reuters

A police officer holds a hand grenade as he offers prayers in front of weapons, as part of a ritual for the Dussehra festival in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad Oct. 24. Dussehra is the Hindu festival which commemorates the triumph of Lord Rama over Ravana, marking the victory of good over evil.

Police officers offer prayers in front of weapons, as part of a ritual for the Dussehra festival in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad on Wednesday. Dussehra is the Hindu festival which commemorates the triumph of Lord Rama over Ravana, marking the victory of good over evil.

--Reported by Reuters

Amit Dave / Reuters

A policeman offers prayers in front of weapons as part of a ritual for the Dussehra festival in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad Oct. 24.

Ajit Solanki / AP

A priest chants as paramilitary Home Guards officers perform rituals on weapons at their headquarters on Vijayadashmi, or Dussehra festival, in Ahmadabad, India, Oct. 24.

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