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Nepalese devotees pull the chariot carrying Kumari, the prepubescent... News PhotoCarrying,Chariot,Child,Day,Girls,Goddess,Horizontal,Kathmandu,Kathmandu Durbar Square,Kumari,Lifestyles,Nepal,Pilgrim,Pulling,Religion,Religious Celebration,Yanya PunhiPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPNepalese devotees pull the chariot carrying Kumari, the prepubescent girl revered in Nepal as a living goddess, on the main day of the Indra Jatra festival at Basantapur Durbar Square in Kathmandu on September 18, 2013. Nepal's week-long festival celebrates 'Indra', the king of gods and the god of rains. Every September, the living goddess is carried in a palanquin in a religious procession through parts of the Nepalese Capital. AFP PHOTO/ Prakash MATHEMA (Photo credit should read PRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP/Getty Images)