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Bangladesh celebrates Durga Puja festival

2008-10-08 07:40:53 GMT2008-10-08 15:40:53 (Beijing Time) Xinhua English

People place a virgin at a temple during Durga Puja festival in Dhaka, capital of Bangladesh, on Oct. 7, 2008. The virgin is regarded as a symbol of purity. Durga Puja, an annual festival celebrating the worship of the Hindu goddess Durga, began on Oct. 5 for five days. In Hindu mythology, Durga symbolizes power and the triumph of good over evil. (Xinhua/Qamruzzaman)

Worshippers offer prayers to a virgin at a temple during Durga Puja festival in Dhaka, capital of Bangladesh, on Oct. 7, 2008. The virgin is regarded as a symbol of purity. Durga Puja, an annual festival celebrating the worship of the Hindu goddess Durga, began on Oct. 5 for five days. In Hindu mythology, Durga symbolizes power and the triumph of good over evil. (Xinhua/Qamruzzaman)

A virgin sits at a temple as she is worshipped during Durga Puja festival in Dhaka, capital of Bangladesh, on Oct. 7, 2008. The virgin is regarded as a symbol of purity. Durga Puja, an annual festival celebrating the worship of the Hindu goddess Durga, began on Oct. 5 for five days. In Hindu mythology, Durga symbolizes power and the triumph of good over evil. (Xinhua/Qamruzzaman)

People place a virgin at a temple during Durga Puja festival in Dhaka, capital of Bangladesh, on Oct. 7, 2008. The virgin is regarded as a symbol of purity. Durga Puja, an annual festival celebrating the worship of the Hindu goddess Durga, began on Oct. 5 for five days. In Hindu mythology, Durga symbolizes power and the triumph of good over evil.

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