PHOTOS People shop sacred threads ahead of Raksha Bandhan festival in India

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People shop sacred threads ahead of Raksha Bandhan festival in India

Xinhua

22:57, August 24, 2018

People shop for "Rakhis" or sacred threads ahead of the Raksha Bandhan festival in Kolkata, India on Aug. 24, 2018. Raksha Bandhan is celebrated every year by the tying of a thread on the wrist of a brother by his sister as a mark of bond and ritual protection. (Xinhua/Tumpa Mondal)

An Indian woman buys "Rakhis" or sacred threads ahead of the Raksha Bandhan festival in Kolkata, India on Aug. 24, 2018. Raksha Bandhan is celebrated every year by the tying of a thread on the wrist of a brother by his sister as a mark of bond and ritual protection.(Xinhua/Tumpa Mondal)

People shop for "Rakhis" or sacred threads ahead of the Raksha Bandhan festival in Kolkata, India on Aug. 24, 2018. Raksha Bandhan is celebrated every year by the tying of a thread on the wrist of a brother by his sister as a mark of bond and ritual protection.(Xinhua/Tumpa Mondal)

People shop for "Rakhis" or sacred threads ahead of the Raksha Bandhan festival in Kolkata, India on Aug. 24, 2018. Raksha Bandhan is celebrated every year by the tying of a thread on the wrist of a brother by his sister as a mark of bond and ritual protection.(Xinhua/Tumpa Mondal)

People shop for "Rakhis" or sacred threads ahead of the Raksha Bandhan festival in Kolkata, India on Aug. 24, 2018. Raksha Bandhan is celebrated every year by the tying of a thread on the wrist of a brother by his sister as a mark of bond and ritual protection.(Xinhua/Tumpa Mondal)

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