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Thaipusam Festival Malaysia

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BATU CAVES, MALAYSIA - JANUARY 27: A devotee is held up by friends after collapsing during his Thaipusam procession on January 27, 2013 in Batu Caves, Malaysia. Thaipusam is a Hindu festival celebrated on the full moon in the Tamil month of Thai. The festival marks the birthday of Lord Muruga and also commemorates the day Hindu Goddess Parvati gave her son a lance to defeat the evil demon Soorapadamwhen. The festival sees devotees carry milk pots to seek forgivness and some will carry a 'Kavadi' many of which are attached via, strings, hooks, and skews pierced into the carriers skin. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
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BATU CAVES, MALAYSIA - JANUARY 27: A devotee is held up by friends after collapsing during his Thaipusam procession on January 27, 2013 in Batu Caves, Malaysia. Thaipusam is a Hindu festival celebrated on the full moon in the Tamil month of Thai. The festival marks the birthday of Lord Muruga and also commemorates the day Hindu Goddess Parvati gave her son a lance to defeat the evil demon Soorapadamwhen. The festival sees devotees carry milk pots to seek forgivness and some will carry a 'Kavadi' many of which are attached via, strings, hooks, and skews pierced into the carriers skin. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
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