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Snake Festival Charms Villagers in Eastern India

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August 18, 2013
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Hundreds of Hindu devotees queue in a remote village in eastern India to receive blessings from metres-long and potentially deadly snakes, thought to bring them good luck before harvest. Snake charmers lure their "prized catches" out of wicker baskets and clay pots as part of the annual festival in the village of Purba Bishnupur in West Bengal state.


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