KATHMANDU, July 28, 2017 - A Hindu devotee offers prayers during the Janai Purnima Festival at bank of Bagmati river in Kathmandu, Nepal, July 28, 2017. Janai Purnima, also known as the festival of threads, is one of the most religiously significant celebrations of Nepal. During the festival, people have the sacred thread "Doro" tied around the wrist. The yellow thread is purified by the chanting of Mantras by Brahmins as a symbol of protection from fear and disease.

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