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Dussehra: Covid-19 forces grand Hindu festival to go online

BBC News Saturday, 24 October 2020
The pandemic has interrupted a centuries-old Indian tradition, the yearly performance of an ancient Hindu epic.
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Residents of Jaipur, the capital of India’s Rajasthan state, are set to burn COVID-themed effigies during the Hindu festival of Dussehra.

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