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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Photos of the Day: April 3, 2013

Devotees perform rituals of penance on hot sand on the second day of the Danda festival or the festival of self-punishment, at Kulagarh in Ganjam district, Orissa state, India, Wednesday, April 3, 2013. Devotees perform rituals of penance to appease Shiva, the Hindu god of destruction during the 21-day long festival, in which only males participate.