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A woman has her hands painted with henna on the street in New Delhi, as on her wedding day, to celebrate  Karwa Chauth. Karwa Chauth is a traditional Hindu and Barelvi festival of married women celebrated in India. Married women fast one whole day without food or water for the long life of their husbands. The ritual signifies extreme love and devotion to the husband, as evidenced by the wife's willingness to suffer for his well being. The women often spend the day preparing in a similar manner to their wedding day - dressing in their finest sari's , hands being painted and waiting for the moon to rise to break their fast with their husbands.
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