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Nepalese police officers garland their dogs after applying vermillion... News PhotoAnnual Event,Applying,Diwali,Dog,Event,Floral Garland,Forehead,Horizontal,Kathmandu,Nepal,Police Force,Religion,Religious Celebration,VermillionPhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPNepalese police officers garland their dogs after applying vermillion to their foreheads on the occasion of the Tihar festival in Kathmandu on November 13, 2012. On Tihar, as the Hindu festival of Diwali is locally known, it is customary in Nepal for people offer blessings to dogs, which are according to Hindu tradition, the messengers of Yamaraj, the god of death. AFP PHOTO/Prakash MATHEMA (Photo credit should read PRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP/Getty Images)