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A wooden chariot pulled by thousands makes its way down Grand Road in Puri, during the Rath Yatra festival in July. (Photo by Tom Vater)

PURI, India "Jay Jagannath! Jay Jagannath!" A sea of people chants the sacred mantra while pulling on thick ropes hauling three massive, 14-meter-high wooden carts decorated in red and gold. The carts, loaded with dozens of priests, carry statues of Jagannath, the Hindu lord of the universe, his brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra.

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