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Sunday, Paris's Indian and Sri Lankan community celebrated Ganesh Chaturthi, the ten-day festival that begins today honoring Ganesha, the Hindu god known as the Remover of Obstacles, both material and spiritual. Here, during the three-hour procession, women pulling one of the chariots holding a statue of the god wait for the parade to advance. Photo by Danielle Voirin.

September 3, 2008