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It's a dog's world: Nepal celebrates their love for mutts through Tihar festival

AP

Published : Nov 9, 2018, 1:51 pm IST
Updated : Nov 20, 2018, 11:53 am IST
Dogs are worshipped to acknowledge their role in providing security during the second day of Tihar festival. (Photos: AP)
Dogs are worshipped to acknowledge their role in providing security during the second day of Tihar festival. (Photos: AP)
A dog jumps through a fire ring as Nepal's Armed Police Force personnel display skills of their dogs during Tihar festival.
A dog jumps through a fire ring as Nepal's Armed Police Force personnel display skills of their dogs during Tihar festival.
Nepal's Armed Police Force personnel garland a police dog after putting vermillion powder on its forehead.
Nepal's Armed Police Force personnel garland a police dog after putting vermillion powder on its forehead.
Nepal's Armed Police Force personnel garland a police dog after putting vermillion powder on its forehead during Tihar festival celebrations at a kennel division in Kathmandu.
Nepal's Armed Police Force personnel garland a police dog after putting vermillion powder on its forehead during Tihar festival celebrations at a kennel division in Kathmandu.
An Armed Police Force person holds puppies as they are worshipped.
An Armed Police Force person holds puppies as they are worshipped.
Nepal's Armed Police Force personnel put vermillion powder on the forehead of a police dog. One of the second biggest Nepalese festivals it recognises the contribution to the animals like crows, cows, and dogs who share an intimate relationship with humans.
Nepal's Armed Police Force personnel put vermillion powder on the forehead of a police dog.  One of the second biggest Nepalese festivals it recognises the contribution to the animals like crows, cows, and dogs who share an intimate relationship with humans.
Nepal's Armed Police Force personnel display skills of their dogs during Tihar festival celebrations at a kennel division in Kathmandu.
Nepal's Armed Police Force personnel display skills of their dogs during Tihar festival celebrations at a kennel division in Kathmandu.
Thar festival one of the most important Hindu festivals that is also dedicated to the worship of Hindu goddess of wealth Laxmi.
Thar festival one of the most important Hindu festivals that is also dedicated to the worship of Hindu goddess of wealth Laxmi.

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