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Eating in India: sweets
Boys who practice wrestling hold up a box of sweets in Chandigarh August 12, 2012.
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A worker carries gaajar ka halwa, a sweet dish made from carrots and milk, to a shop at Noida in Uttar Pradesh, December 23, 2010.
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A worker prepares sweets inside a factory in Chennai November 3, 2010.
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Workers arrange Laddus (sweets) at a temporarily built kitchen in Ahmedabad February 25, 2012.
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A rat eats sweets donated by Hindu devotees inside the Karni Mata temple at Deshnoke in Rajasthan August 16, 2010.
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A vendor holds candies for sale in front of the India Gate against the backdrop of pre-monsoon clouds in New Delhi June 5, 2012.
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A woman works next to a heap of Jaggery (candy) on sale at a roadside factory in Jhanjeri village of Punjab November 17, 2011.
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A 'Halwai' or a sweetmeats seller decorates his shop with traditional sweets on the eve of the Hindu festival of 'Diwali', the festival of lights, in Bhopal November 3, 2002.
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Workers make sweets inside a factory in Chennai November 3, 2010.
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A worker prepares sweets inside a sweets-making factory in Lucknow August 12, 2010.
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A worker arranges sweets inside a shop in Kolkata August 12, 2010.
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Shi'ite Muslims distribute 'sharbet', a sweet drink, during an Ashura procession in Kolkata December 28, 2009.
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A Kashmiri Muslim picks a plate full of 'Firini' a Kashmiri traditional sweet dish from a vendor to break his day long fast during Islamic holy month of Ramadan in Srinagar, October 24, 2004. .
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No celebration in India is complete without traditional sweets such as laddus, barfis and halwa.
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