Boys depicting holy cows participate in a parade to mark the Gaijatra Festival, also known as the festival of cows, in Kathmandu, Nepal August 30, 2015. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar
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Thousands of Nepalis walked in procession through the Kathmandu valley Sunday in a festival to commemorate the dead, which many mourning family members who died in a devastating earthquake.The annual Gai Jatra festival, which dates back to the 17th century, pays respects to those who have died in the past year, with their families staging colorful processions through town centers.Among them was 31-year-old Bijay Darshan who walked through the crowd holding a large photo of his family members, buried when the earthquake toppled his five-floor rented house.
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