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People watch effigies of the ten-headed demon king Ravana go up in flames during Dussehra celebrations in Gauhati, India , Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015. Dussehra festival commemorates the victory of Hindu god Rama over Ravana. The burning of effigies of Ravana, signifying the victory of good over evil, brings the festivities to a close.(AP Photo/ Anupam Nath)

Dussehra festival celebrated in India

October 5, 2011

Dussehra festival commemorates the victory of Rama over Ravana, an evil ruler who had abducted Rama's wife, Sita. The festival culminates with the burning of effigies of Ravana, signifying the victory of good over evil. (AP)