Monday, September 21, 2015

Photo Essay From Pokara Shows Constitution Celebration And Protest

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A motorcycle rally is part of the welcome festivities in Pokhara, Nepal, for the new national constitution.
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These people in Pokhara were protesting the new constitution. While most people support it, some believe it doesn't do enough to protect minority rights.
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Candles outline a map of Nepal as part of a ceremony in the Ratna Chowk section of Pokhara. celebrating Nepal's new constitution.

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At the lighting ceremony, people hurried to light candles, cheered and sang the national anthem.

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At the candle lighting ceremony.
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The Nepal Rastra Bank building in Pokhara is covered in lights to symbolize the national victory in getting a new constitution.
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A boy lights a candle at the Pokhara ceremony.
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