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Nepal During the Chhath Puja festival on Oct. 26 in Kamal Pokhari, a neighborhood in the heart of Kathmandu, Nepal, Gita Budhathoki (center), 55, prayed to Surya, the Hindu sun god, by putting an offering of mixed flour and coloring into the Kamal Pokhari pond. This ancient Hindu festival is traditionally observed by four days of prayer and thanks to the sun god and his sister, Chhathi Maiya, to promote well-being and the development and prosperity of humankind.

Kalpana Khanal, GPJ Nepal