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Tuesday Sept. 15, Our World in Pictures

September 15, 2015 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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INDIA — Man Washes Away Sins: A Naga sadhu, or naked Hindu holy man (at left), jumps in the Godavari River during Kumbh Mela, or Pitcher Festival, at Trimbakeshwar in Nasik on Sunday. Hindus believe taking a dip in the waters of a holy river during the festival will cleanse them of their sins. According to Hindu mythology, the Kumbh Mela celebrates the victory of gods over demons in a furious battle over a nectar that would give them immortality.

NETHERLANDS — Horses Prepare for Ceremony: Smoke from grenades shrouds horses and riders during a practice session for members of the Dutch cavalry in Scheveningen on Monday (below). About 80 horses and riders were rehearsing on a beach in the coastal resort outside The Hague for ceremonies which will be held today to mark the opening of parliament. The horses were exposed to smoke grenades and harsh sounds to reduce their chances of being startled by any incidents during the ceremony.

GEORGIA — Colorful Pooch Partakes in Parade: Goofy the multicolored Great Pyrenees (below) had to stop for a whole lot of photos and love on Saturday at the Savannah Pride Festival.

ATLANTIC CITY — Miss America Crowned: Betty Cantrell (below) of Georgia reacts after being named Miss America 2016 on Sunday.


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