Image of Asia: Opening an Account Book for the New Year

April 15, 2015 11:41 AM

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In this photo by Bikas Das, a Hindu priest marks a trader's account book with holy symbols on the Bengali New Year in Kolkata, India.

Business owners consider it auspicious to open their new account books on the first day of the new year. In the book pictured, the circles are imprints of rupee coins and the middle symbol is the swastika, an ancient symbol of well-being for Hindus. Several festivals being celebrated in India this w...

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