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The first cut is the holiest for Indian children

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A barber gives a Hindu boy his first haircut before going for a holy dip in the Yamuna river on Sharad Purnima, an auspicious day for the new moon in the fall, in New Delhi, India on Oct. 29, 2012.

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A boatman feeds birds on the Yamuna River in New Delhi on Oct. 29, 2012.

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A barber gives Hindu boy Vanshu, 5 months, his first haircut as he is held by father Amit, second right, as his mother Rakhi Bansal, right, looks on before a holy dip in the Yamuna River on Oct. 29, 2012.

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