Nepal: New Year Festivals of Bhaktapur and Thimi - paulsmit
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'Bisket festival in Bhaktapur's Taumadhi Square.'

	Bhaktapur's New Year's festival (Bisket) starts with a tug-of-war in Taumadhi Square, in which residents of the upper and lower halves of the city try to pull a chariot to their respective sides. The enormous temple shaped rath (vehicle of the gods) contains a mask of the god Bhairava, which is normally kept in the Bhairava Temple that is visible behind the chariot. Photo Mick Palarczyk.