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Celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi

People wearing protective masks carry an idol of the Hindu god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, for immersion off the coast of the Arabian sea during the Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Mumbai, India, August 23, 2020. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

People wearing protective masks carry an idol of the Hindu god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, for immersion off the coast of the Arabian sea during the Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Mumbai, India, August 23, 2020. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

People wearing protective masks carry an idol of the Hindu god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, for immersion off the coast of the Arabian sea during the Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Mumbai, India, August 23, 2020. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas
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People wearing protective masks carry an idol of the Hindu god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, for immersion off the coast of the Arabian sea during the Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Mumbai, India, August 23, 2020. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

People wearing protective masks carry an idol of the Hindu god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, for immersion off the coast of the Arabian sea during the Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Mumbai, India, August 23, 2020. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

People wearing protective masks carry an idol of the Hindu god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, for immersion off the coast of the Arabian sea during the Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Mumbai, India, August 23, 2020. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas
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People carry an idol of the Hindu god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, to immerse it off the coast of the Arabian sea during the Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Mumbai, India, August 23, 2020. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas    

People carry an idol of the Hindu god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, to immerse it off the coast of the Arabian sea during the Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Mumbai, India, August 23, 2020. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas    

People carry an idol of the Hindu god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, to immerse it off the coast of the Arabian sea during the Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Mumbai, India, August 23, 2020. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas    
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A devotee wearing a protective mask transports an idol of Hindu god Ganesh to his home on the first day of the ten-day-long Ganesh Chaturthi festival, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Mumbai, India August 22, 2020. REUTERS/Hemanshi Kamani

A devotee wearing a protective mask transports an idol of Hindu god Ganesh to his home on the first day of the ten-day-long Ganesh Chaturthi festival, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Mumbai, India August 22, 2020....more

A devotee wearing a protective mask transports an idol of Hindu god Ganesh to his home on the first day of the ten-day-long Ganesh Chaturthi festival, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Mumbai, India August 22, 2020. REUTERS/Hemanshi Kamani
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A woman carries an idol of Hindu god Ganesh to her home on the first day of the ten-day-long Ganesh Chaturthi festival, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Mumbai, India August 22, 2020. REUTERS/Hemanshi Kamani

A woman carries an idol of Hindu god Ganesh to her home on the first day of the ten-day-long Ganesh Chaturthi festival, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Mumbai, India August 22, 2020. REUTERS/Hemanshi Kamani

A woman carries an idol of Hindu god Ganesh to her home on the first day of the ten-day-long Ganesh Chaturthi festival, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Mumbai, India August 22, 2020. REUTERS/Hemanshi Kamani
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Children wearing protective face masks sit in the boot of a vehicle as they transport an idol of Hindu god Ganesh to their home on the first day of the ten-day-long Ganesh Chaturthi festival, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Mumbai, India August 22, 2020. REUTERS/Hemanshi Kamani

Children wearing protective face masks sit in the boot of a vehicle as they transport an idol of Hindu god Ganesh to their home on the first day of the ten-day-long Ganesh Chaturthi festival, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in...more

Children wearing protective face masks sit in the boot of a vehicle as they transport an idol of Hindu god Ganesh to their home on the first day of the ten-day-long Ganesh Chaturthi festival, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Mumbai, India August 22, 2020. REUTERS/Hemanshi Kamani
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Idols of Hindu god Ganesh are on display for sale along a pavement on the first day of the ten-day-long Ganesh Chaturthi festival, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Mumbai, India August 22, 2020. REUTERS/Hemanshi Kamani

Idols of Hindu god Ganesh are on display for sale along a pavement on the first day of the ten-day-long Ganesh Chaturthi festival, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Mumbai, India August 22, 2020. REUTERS/Hemanshi Kamani

Idols of Hindu god Ganesh are on display for sale along a pavement on the first day of the ten-day-long Ganesh Chaturthi festival, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Mumbai, India August 22, 2020. REUTERS/Hemanshi Kamani
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A man gives finishing touches to an idol of Hindu God Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, before the start of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Mumbai, India, August 21, 2020. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

A man gives finishing touches to an idol of Hindu God Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, before the start of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Mumbai, India, August 21, 2020. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

A man gives finishing touches to an idol of Hindu God Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, before the start of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Mumbai, India, August 21, 2020. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas
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People walk past an idol of Hindu God Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, stepping on a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) replica before the start of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Mumbai, India,  August 21, 2020. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

People walk past an idol of Hindu God Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, stepping on a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) replica before the start of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Mumbai, India,  August 21, 2020. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

People walk past an idol of Hindu God Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, stepping on a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) replica before the start of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Mumbai, India,  August 21, 2020. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas
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A Hindu priest wearing a protective face mask conducts a puja in front of idols of Hindu God Ganesh,  the deity of prosperity, before they can be taken home ahead of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Mumbai, India August 21, 2020. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

A Hindu priest wearing a protective face mask conducts a puja in front of idols of Hindu God Ganesh,  the deity of prosperity, before they can be taken home ahead of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Mumbai, India August 21, 2020. REUTERS/Francis...more

A Hindu priest wearing a protective face mask conducts a puja in front of idols of Hindu God Ganesh,  the deity of prosperity, before they can be taken home ahead of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Mumbai, India August 21, 2020. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas
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A Hindu devotee wearing a protective mask sanitizes a "pandal" or a temporary platform, next to an idol of Hindu god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, ahead of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival, amidst the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Kolkata, India, August 19, 2020. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri    

A Hindu devotee wearing a protective mask sanitizes a "pandal" or a temporary platform, next to an idol of Hindu god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, ahead of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival, amidst the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in...more

A Hindu devotee wearing a protective mask sanitizes a "pandal" or a temporary platform, next to an idol of Hindu god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, ahead of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival, amidst the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Kolkata, India, August 19, 2020. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri    
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A woman puts a face mask on an idol of Hindu god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, at her workshop ahead of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival, amidst the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Ahmedabad, India, August 18, 2020. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A woman puts a face mask on an idol of Hindu god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, at her workshop ahead of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival, amidst the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Ahmedabad, India, August 18, 2020. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A woman puts a face mask on an idol of Hindu god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, at her workshop ahead of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival, amidst the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Ahmedabad, India, August 18, 2020. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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An artisan wearing a face mask works on an idol of Hindu god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, at his workshop ahead of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival, amidst the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Ahmedabad, India, August 18, 2020. REUTERS/Amit Dave

An artisan wearing a face mask works on an idol of Hindu god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, at his workshop ahead of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival, amidst the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Ahmedabad, India, August 18, 2020....more

An artisan wearing a face mask works on an idol of Hindu god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, at his workshop ahead of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival, amidst the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Ahmedabad, India, August 18, 2020. REUTERS/Amit Dave
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A man works on an idol of Hindu god Ganesh, the diety of prosperity, before the Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Mumbai, India, July 19, 2020. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas    

A man works on an idol of Hindu god Ganesh, the diety of prosperity, before the Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Mumbai, India, July 19, 2020. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas    

A man works on an idol of Hindu god Ganesh, the diety of prosperity, before the Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Mumbai, India, July 19, 2020. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas    
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