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Nepalese army soldiers demonstrate paragliding skills in a parade to mark Army Day in Katmandu, Nepal, Monday, Feb. 20, 2012. Nepal's Army Day is celebrated annually on Mahashivratri, a festival dedicated to Hindu God Shiva. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

Hindus celebrate Shivaratri festival

Hindu devotees take part in the Shivaratri festival on Feb. 20. This is one of the biggest Hindu festivals dedicated to Lord Shiva and celebrated through fasting and prayer.