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A Theyyam artist applies makeup before the ritual

Theyyam is a religious ritual performance in South India, performed by artists wearing colourful makeup and costumes. An artist prepares his makeup before the performance.

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Date Taken: 02.2016
Date Uploaded: 07.2016
Photo Location: Kannur, India
Copyright: © Aruna Bhat