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Our Wonderful Diversity

Only in New York and, more precisely, Queens. Last week, Flushing residents witnessed the Hindu pageantry of India. With conch shells, drums and an elephant bedecked in flowers, borough Hindus gathered to mark the end of a five-day religious festival.

The event celebrated the “coming home” of Hindu deities Ganesha, Shiva and Shanmukha to their newly built shrines. But more than that, the event was a reminder of Queens’ cultural and religious diversity.

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