[Kathmandu, October 24. Image via Getty.]

Nepalese Hindu women worships the sun as they stand in the Bagmati River during the Chhath festival, which honours the Sun God, in Kathmandu on October 24, 2009. People pay obeisance to both the rising and setting sun during the Chhath festival when people express their thanks and seek blessings from the forces of nature, mainly the sun and river. AFP PHOTO / Prakash MATHEMA (Photo credit should read PRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP/Getty Images)