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Nepalese ethnic groups celebrate World Indigenous Day

2010-08-10 03:18:35 GMT2010-08-10 11:18:35 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Two Nepalese indigenous girls from Baisy Sauka of far western Nepal wearing their traditional dress and ornaments called "Chandrahar" pose for photos during the World Indigenous Day rally in Kathmandu, capital of Nepal, Aug. 9, 2010. (Xinhua/Bimal Gutam)

Nepalese from the Tharu ethnic minority community wearing their traditional outfits and ornaments attend the World Indigenous Day rally in Kathmandu, capital of Nepal, Aug. 9, 2010. (Xinhua/Bimal Gutam)

A Nepalese from Limbu community wearing traditional ornaments smiles during the World Indigenous Day rally in Kathmandu, capital of Nepal, Aug. 9, 2010. (Xinhua/Bimal Gutam)

Nepalese women from Limbu community wearing their traditional outfits and ornaments look on during the World Indigenous Day rally in Kathmandu, capital of Nepal, Aug. 9, 2010. (Xinhua/Bimal Gutam)

An indigenous Sherpa woman from northern Nepal wearing traditional ornaments attends the World Indigenous Day rally in Kathmandu, capital of Nepal, Aug. 9, 2010. (Xinhua/Bimal Gutam)

Nepalese indigenous people dressed in traditional costumes posed for photos during the World Indigenous Day rally in Kathmandu, capital of Nepal, Aug. 9, 2010.

Some ethnic and indigenous people of Nepal took part in the rally on Monday to call for the preservation of their culture and identity.

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