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Sikh warriors show off their skills during Mohalla

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An Indian 'Nihang,' or a man whose ancestors belonged to Sikh warrior clan, stands on top of two running horses as he shows his riding skills during Mohalla in Amritsar, India, Nov. 14.

Each year members of various major Nihang groups display their martial arts and horse riding skills during the Mohalla procession, the day after Diwali in Amritsar, India. The Sikh celebration of the return of the sixth Guru Hargobind from detention in the Gwalior Fort, known as Bandi Chhorh Divas, marks the day Guru Hargobind had agreed to his release on the condition that the other fifty-two vassal kings who were detainees would also be released.

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Members of the traditional Sikh religious warriors' Nihang Army perform the martial art known as Gatka during 'Fateh Divas' in Amritsar on Nov. 14.

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Children dressed in religious attire react as they watch 'Gatka,' a form of Sikh martial art being displayed during a religious procession called Mohalla in Amritsar, India, Nov. 14.

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