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A young girl’s face is painted for a festival honoring the guardian deity Angalamman, evoking “the fiercest form,” in participants’ expressions. The festival is held every year in the village of Kaveripattinam in Tamil Nadu, India.

Photograph by Raja Subramaniyan, National Geographic Your Shot.

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