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Must-See Pictures For Janmashtami

Almost to the top: Men and boys built this human pyramid in Mumbai as part of today's Janmashtami celebration. Their goal — a clay pot — is suspended over the street. i i

Almost to the top: Men and boys built this human pyramid in Mumbai as part of today's Janmashtami celebration. Their goal — a clay pot — is suspended over the street. Punit Paranjpe /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Almost to the top: Men and boys built this human pyramid in Mumbai as part of today's Janmashtami celebration. Their goal — a clay pot — is suspended over the street.

Almost to the top: Men and boys built this human pyramid in Mumbai as part of today's Janmashtami celebration. Their goal — a clay pot — is suspended over the street.

Punit Paranjpe /AFP/Getty Images

As devotees in India celebrate Janmashtami, which marks the birth of Hindu God Lord Krishna, we're seeing some incredible pictures.

They include those from the scene in Mumbai today as hundreds of men and boys built a human pyramid to reach a clay pot — traditionally filled with curds, butter and other things — suspended over the street. The ritual is known as "dahi handi" and it's an honor to be the person who reaches the pot.

Before building the pyramid, the men and boys prayed. i i

Before building the pyramid, the men and boys prayed. Punit Paranjpe /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

itoggle caption Punit Paranjpe /AFP/Getty Images
Before building the pyramid, the men and boys prayed.

Before building the pyramid, the men and boys prayed.

Punit Paranjpe /AFP/Getty Images

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