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India's PM Modi prays in front of artists dressed as Hindu gods Hanuman, Rama and Laxman during Vijaya Dashmi or Dussehra festival celebrations in Lucknow

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi (5th L) prays in front of artists dressed as Hindu gods Hanuman (C), Rama (3rd R) and Laxman during Vijaya Dashmi or Dussehra festival celebrations in Lucknow, India, October 11, 2016. REUTERS/Pawan Kumar

Dussehra festival celebrated in India

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)