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APTOPIX Nepal Festival
A priest applies tilak or vermilion powder mixed with rice, on a girl's forehead outside a Hindu temple meant for Goddess Saraswati to mark Saraswati puja festival, in Katmandu, Nepal, Friday, Feb. 15, 2013. Saraswati Puja, is a special day for students when they show their respect to Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge and learning. Children are given their first writing and reading lessons during this festival. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)