02/08/2012 11:17 am ET | Updated Feb 08, 2012

Hindus Celebrate Thaipusam Festival In Singapore (PHOTOS)

For Hindu devotees, Thaipusam is a period of abstinence and fasting to cleanse their bodies of sin. Some carried enormous, decorative kavadis, complete with bodily piercings as a symbol of their sacrifice, while others carried the smaller milk pot.

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