And Ravana burns again

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An artist playing the role of Lord Rama during Ramlila shoots an arrow towards the effigy of demon king Ravana on the occasion of Dussehra at Lav Kush Ramlila Committee in New Delhi on Thursday. (Ajay Aggarwal/ Hindustan Times)

An artist playing the role of Lord Rama during Ramlila shoots an arrow towards the effigy of demon king Ravana on the occasion of Dussehra at Lav Kush Ramlila Committee in New Delhi on Thursday. (Ajay Aggarwal/ Hindustan Times)

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The concept of 'selfie with Ravana' became a hit among youngsters at the Kavi Nagar Ramlila ground in Ghaziabad. (Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)

The concept of 'selfie with Ravana' became a hit among youngsters at the Kavi Nagar Ramlila ground in Ghaziabad. (Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)

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People take selfies with an artist playing the role of demon king Ravana as he arrives on a bike in Gurgaon’s New Colony on the occasion of Dussehra on Thursday. (Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)

People take selfies with an artist playing the role of demon king Ravana as he arrives on a bike in Gurgaon’s New Colony on the occasion of Dussehra on Thursday. (Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)

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Dussehra celebrations at Kadkadduma in New Delhi on Thursday. (Ravi Choudhary/Hindustan Times)

Dussehra celebrations at Kadkadduma in New Delhi on Thursday. (Ravi Choudhary/Hindustan Times)

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Residents from Old Delhi’s Turkman Gate watch Dussehra festival celebrations from a rooftop near Ramlila grounds, just before giant effigies of Ravana, Kumbhakaran, and Meghnad were set ablaze in a symbolic act of victory of good over evil on Thursday. (Gurinder Osan/ Hindustan Times)

Residents from Old Delhi’s Turkman Gate watch Dussehra festival celebrations from a rooftop near Ramlila grounds, just before giant effigies of Ravana, Kumbhakaran, and Meghnad were set ablaze in a symbolic act of victory of good over evil on Thursday. (Gurinder Osan/ Hindustan Times)

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The battle between Ravana and Ram at the Gaushala Ground during Dussehra celebrations in Gurgaon on Thursday. (Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)

The battle between Ravana and Ram at the Gaushala Ground during Dussehra celebrations in Gurgaon on Thursday. (Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)

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A burning effigy of Ravana during Dussehra celebrations at Gandhi Maidan in Patna on Thursday. (Arvind Yadav/ Hindustan Times)

A burning effigy of Ravana during Dussehra celebrations at Gandhi Maidan in Patna on Thursday. (Arvind Yadav/ Hindustan Times)

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The effigy of demon king Ravana goes up in flames during the Dussehra festival at the Lav Kush Ramlila Committee in New Delhi on Thursday. (Ajay Aggarwal/ Hindustan Times)

The effigy of demon king Ravana goes up in flames during the Dussehra festival at the Lav Kush Ramlila Committee in New Delhi on Thursday. (Ajay Aggarwal/ Hindustan Times)

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As residents prepared to celebrate Vijayadashami -- victory of Lord Ram who killed Ravan -- a village in Greater Noida where Ravan was said to have been born stayed away from Dussehra celebrations. (Burhaan Kinu/Hindustan Times)

As residents prepared to celebrate Vijayadashami -- victory of Lord Ram who killed Ravan -- a village in Greater Noida where Ravan was said to have been born stayed away from Dussehra celebrations. (Burhaan Kinu/Hindustan Times)

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