A Gujarati folk dancer, dressed in traditional attire, practices for a garba dance for the upcoming Hindu festival of Navratri in Ahmedabad. Navratri is the longest Hindu festival. It continues for nine consecutive nights in praise of Hindu Lord Rama (Reuters).
an Indian performer disguised as Hindu Goddess Kali performs with fire during Navratri festival in Allahabad, India. Navratri or the festival of nine nights is an annual Hindu festival of worship and dance. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)