European Best Pictures Of The Day - March 9, 2013

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A Balinese Hindu devotee throws ducks into the sea as offerings to... News PhotoBali,Cultures,Denpasar,God,Horizontal,Human Interest,Indonesia,Loyalty,Melasti,Religion,Religious Offering,Sea,Spirituality,Throwing,Waist UpPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesDENPASAR, BALI, INDONESIA - MARCH 09: A Balinese Hindu devotee throws ducks into the sea as offerings to gods during the Melasti ritual on March 9, 2013 in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia. The Melasti ritual is held annually ahead of the Nyepi Day of Silence, a ceremony intended to cleanse and purify the souls of the Balinese Hindu participants. Nyepi is a Hindu celebration observed every new year according to the Balinese calendar. The national holiday is one of self-reflection and meditation and activities such as working, watching television or travelling are restricted between the hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. (Photo by Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)