October 16, 2013

Durga Puja Festival, Kolkata

Photograph by Rupak De Chowdhuri, Reuters

Artist Rintu Das, 40, applies finishing touches to an idol of the Hindu goddess Durga before the Durga Puja festival in Kolkata (Calcutta), India. The festival, which this year was celebrated from October 11 to 14, is the biggest religious event for Bengali Hindus. Hindus believe that the goddess Durga symbolizes power and the triumph of good over evil.

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