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Ethnic Tamil men carry clay pots filled with flames along a pilgrimage trail during the annual Thaipusam festival of penance and thanksgiving.  The Tamil Hindu festival commemorates the birth of Hindu Lord Murugan and his triumph over evil.  Pilgrims engage in various acts of devotion such as carrying burdens, flagellation and body piercing as they take part in a 15-kilometre procession to the Batu Caves.      ...