Los Angeles Times

Bariyapur, Nepal

Butchers with knives participate in religious rituals before slaughtering buffaloes during a mass sacrifice ceremony at Gadhimai temple about 43 miles south of Katmandu, Nepal, on Tuesday. Hundreds of thousands of Hindus gathered for the festival involving the slaughter of more than 200,000 animals, an event that has drawn the ire of animal-welfare protesters.Gemunu Amarasinghe / Associated Press
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