Indian students of Swaminarayan Gurukul in traditional attire practice Garba, a traditional dance of Gujarat state ahead of Hindu festival Navratri in Ahmadabad, India, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016. Navratri or nine nights festival will begin from Oct. 1. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)

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