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A Bangladeshi Hindu devotee dressed as the Hindu God Shiva, hangs from a rope with hooks pierced in his back as part of a ritual, during the Charak Puja festival in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Monday, April 14, 2014. The Hindus believe that the festival will carry prosperity by eliminating the sorrow and the sufferings of the previous year. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)

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