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Indians in Mumbai celebrate Janmashtami festival

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Published : Aug 15, 2017, 7:57 pm IST
Updated : Sep 14, 2017, 11:35 am IST
The festival marks the birth of Hindu god Krishna and the act seeks to re-enact the story of Lord Krishna stealing butter during his childhood. (Photo: Debasish Dey)
The festival marks the birth of Hindu god Krishna and the act seeks to re-enact the story of Lord Krishna stealing butter during his childhood. (Photo: Debasish Dey)
The Janmashtami festival took place in Mumbai, India, Tuesday, August 15, 2017. (Photo: Debasish Dey)
The Janmashtami festival took place in Mumbai, India, Tuesday, August 15, 2017.  (Photo: Debasish Dey)
Despite the downpour hundreds gathered on the street to witness the breaking of the "Dahi handi". (Photo: Debasish Dey)
Despite the downpour hundreds gathered on the street to witness the breaking of the "Dahi handi".  (Photo: Debasish Dey)
Indian youth form a human pyramid to break the "Dahi handi" as part of celebrations to mark the Janmashtami festival in Mumbai, India, Tuesday, August 15, 2017. (Photo: Debasish Dey)
Indian youth form a human pyramid to break the "Dahi handi" as part of celebrations to mark the Janmashtami festival in Mumbai, India, Tuesday, August 15, 2017.  (Photo: Debasish Dey)
Dahi handi," an earthen pot filled with curd hanging above them, as part of celebrations to mark the Janmashtami festival in Mumbai, India, Tuesday, August 15, 2017. (Photo: Debasish Dey)
Dahi handi," an earthen pot filled with curd hanging above them, as part of celebrations to mark the Janmashtami festival in Mumbai, India, Tuesday, August 15, 2017.  (Photo: Debasish Dey)
People come out to enjoy the festivities. (Photo: Debasish Dey)
People come out to enjoy the festivities. (Photo: Debasish Dey)
Victory as the youth on top of the pyramid breaks the "Dahi handi". (Photo: Debasish Dey)
Victory as the youth on top of the pyramid breaks the "Dahi handi". (Photo: Debasish Dey)
Victory as the youth on top of the pyramid breaks the "Dahi handi". (Photo: Debasish Dey)
Victory as the youth on top of the pyramid breaks the "Dahi handi". (Photo: Debasish Dey)

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