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Eating in India: sweets

<p>Boys who practice wrestling hold up a box of sweets in Chandigarh August 12, 2012. REUTERS/Ajay Verma/Files </p>

Boys who practice wrestling hold up a box of sweets in Chandigarh August 12, 2012. REUTERS/Ajay Verma/Files

Boys who practice wrestling hold up a box of sweets in Chandigarh August 12, 2012. REUTERS/Ajay Verma/Files

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<p>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. REUTERS/Parivartan Sharma/Files</p>

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. REUTERS/Parivartan Sharma/Files

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. REUTERS/Parivartan Sharma/Files

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<p>A worker prepares sweets inside a factory in Chennai November 3, 2010. REUTERS/Babu/Files </p>

A worker prepares sweets inside a factory in Chennai November 3, 2010. REUTERS/Babu/Files

A worker prepares sweets inside a factory in Chennai November 3, 2010. REUTERS/Babu/Files

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<p>Workers arrange Laddus (sweets) at a temporarily built kitchen in Ahmedabad February 25, 2012.  REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files </p>

Workers arrange Laddus (sweets) at a temporarily built kitchen in Ahmedabad February 25, 2012. REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files

Workers arrange Laddus (sweets) at a temporarily built kitchen in Ahmedabad February 25, 2012. REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files

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<p>A rat eats sweets donated by Hindu devotees inside the Karni Mata temple at Deshnoke in Rajasthan August 16, 2010. REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder/Files </p>

A rat eats sweets donated by Hindu devotees inside the Karni Mata temple at Deshnoke in Rajasthan August 16, 2010. REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder/Files

A rat eats sweets donated by Hindu devotees inside the Karni Mata temple at Deshnoke in Rajasthan August 16, 2010. REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder/Files

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<p>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.  REUTERS/Ahmad Masood/Files</p>

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. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood/Files

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. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood/Files

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<p>A woman works next to a heap of Jaggery (candy) on sale at a roadside factory in Jhanjeri village of Punjab November 17, 2011. REUTERS/Ajay Verma/Files </p>

A woman works next to a heap of Jaggery (candy) on sale at a roadside factory in Jhanjeri village of Punjab November 17, 2011. REUTERS/Ajay Verma/Files

A woman works next to a heap of Jaggery (candy) on sale at a roadside factory in Jhanjeri village of Punjab November 17, 2011. REUTERS/Ajay Verma/Files

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<p>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. REUTERS/Raj Patidar/Files</p>

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. REUTERS/Raj Patidar/Files

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. REUTERS/Raj Patidar/Files

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<p>Workers make sweets inside a factory in Chennai November 3, 2010. REUTERS/Babu/Files </p>

Workers make sweets inside a factory in Chennai November 3, 2010. REUTERS/Babu/Files

Workers make sweets inside a factory in Chennai November 3, 2010. REUTERS/Babu/Files

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<p>A worker prepares sweets inside a sweets-making factory in Lucknow August 12, 2010. REUTERS/Pawan Kumar/Files </p>

A worker prepares sweets inside a sweets-making factory in Lucknow August 12, 2010. REUTERS/Pawan Kumar/Files

A worker prepares sweets inside a sweets-making factory in Lucknow August 12, 2010. REUTERS/Pawan Kumar/Files

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<p>A worker arranges sweets inside a shop in Kolkata August 12, 2010.  REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri/Files </p>

A worker arranges sweets inside a shop in Kolkata August 12, 2010. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri/Files

A worker arranges sweets inside a shop in Kolkata August 12, 2010. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri/Files

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<p>Shi'ite Muslims distribute "sharbet", a sweet drink, during an Ashura procession in Kolkata December 28, 2009.  REUTERS/Parth Sanyal/Files</p>

Shi'ite Muslims distribute "sharbet", a sweet drink, during an Ashura procession in Kolkata December 28, 2009. REUTERS/Parth Sanyal/Files

Shi'ite Muslims distribute "sharbet", a sweet drink, during an Ashura procession in Kolkata December 28, 2009. REUTERS/Parth Sanyal/Files

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<p>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. . REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli/Files</p>

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. . REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli/Files

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. . REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli/Files

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