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Chhat festival concludes with offering to rising sun in Kathmandu

Navesh Chitrakar / Reuters

A devotee holds a lamp as she waits for sunrise to offer prayers during the "Chhat" festival in Kathmandu, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012. Hindus in Nepal are celebrating "Chhat", a four-day festival that honours the sun god, by praying at sunrise and sunset and giving offerings to seek blessings for their families.

Navesh Chitrakar / Reuters

A hand of a devotee is pictured while offering prayer to the setting sun.

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Nepalese Hindu women worship the sun as they stand in the Bagmati River during the Chhath festival.

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