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The Barefoot Run Through Kathmandu

During the "Bol Bom" pilgrimage, the faithful chant the name of Lord Shiva while running some 9 miles.

Reuters

It's the Nepali equivalent of the New York marathon, a citywide trek made by hundreds. During the "Bol Bom" pilgrimage, the faithful chant the name of Lord Shiva while running some 9 miles without shoes. Those who complete this task are hoping to be blessed with good health, wealth and happiness.

All photos by Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters

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  • Amanda Erickson is a former senior associate editor at CityLab.