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Devotees celebrate religious festival of Thaipusam in Kuala Lumpur

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Published : Feb 9, 2017, 12:55 pm IST
Updated : Jul 8, 2017, 8:39 pm IST
Hindu devotees worship the Hindu God Murugan in Kuala Lumpur during the annual Thaipusam street festival. (Photo: AP)
Hindu devotees worship the Hindu God Murugan in Kuala Lumpur during the annual Thaipusam street festival. (Photo: AP)
A Hindu devotee smokes cigarette during a procession of the Thaipusam festival at the Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur.
A Hindu devotee smokes cigarette during a procession of the Thaipusam festival at the Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur.
Hindu devotees walk up the 272 steps of the Batu Caves temple as part of their pilgrimage during the Thaipusam festival in Kuala Lumpur.
Hindu devotees walk up the 272 steps of the Batu Caves temple as part of their pilgrimage during the Thaipusam festival in Kuala Lumpur.
A Hindu devotee with hooks embedded into his back takes part in a procession during the festival.
A Hindu devotee with hooks embedded into his back takes part in a procession during the festival.
A Hindu devotee is embedded hooks into his back before taking part in a procession.
A Hindu devotee is embedded hooks into his back before taking part in a procession.
Hindu devotees offers their prayer at the riverside before takes part in a procession.
Hindu devotees offers their prayer at the riverside before takes part in a procession.
A Hindu devotee with hooks and chains dug into his back walks in the process.
A Hindu devotee with hooks and chains dug into his back walks in the process.
Hindu devotees take part in the spiritual procession during the Thaipusam festival
Hindu devotees take part in the spiritual procession during the Thaipusam festival
A Hindu devotee carries a Kavadi offering cage during a procession of the Thaipusam festival.
A Hindu devotee carries a Kavadi offering cage during a procession of the Thaipusam festival.

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