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India's bustling Mumbai slows for festival to honor Ganesha

  • An Indian artist provides final touches to an idol of the elephant headed Hindu god Ganesha before it is carried off for worship to mark Ganesh Chaturthi festival, in Hyderabad, India, Monday, Sept. 5, 2016. The idol will be immersed in water bodies after worship at the end of the festival. AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.

    An Indian artist provides final touches to an idol of the elephant headed Hindu god Ganesha before it is carried off for worship to mark Ganesh Chaturthi festival, in Hyderabad, India, Monday, Sept. 5, 2016. The idol will be immersed in water bodies after worship at the end of the festival. AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.

  • An Indian family arrives in a car with an idol of elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha to immerse it in a lake during Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Hyderabad, India, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016. The festival ends with the immersion of the idols. AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.

    An Indian family arrives in a car with an idol of elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha to immerse it in a lake during Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Hyderabad, India, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016. The festival ends with the immersion of the idols. AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.

  • An Indian worker prepares to immerse an idol of elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha in a lake during Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Hyderabad, India, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016. The immersion of idols after worship marks the end of the annual festival. AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.

    An Indian worker prepares to immerse an idol of elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha in a lake during Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Hyderabad, India, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016. The immersion of idols after worship marks the end of the annual festival. AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.

  • Indian men hold an idol of elephant-headed Hindu God Ganesha and jump into the river Sabarmati to immerse it during Ganesha Chaturthi festival in Ahmadabad, India, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016. The ten-day festival is dedicated to the worship of Ganesha. AP Photo/Ajit Solanki

    Indian men hold an idol of elephant-headed Hindu God Ganesha and jump into the river Sabarmati to immerse it during Ganesha Chaturthi festival in Ahmadabad, India, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016. The ten-day festival is dedicated to the worship of Ganesha. AP Photo/Ajit Solanki

  • An Indian man holds idols of elephant-headed Hindu God Ganesha and jumps into the river Sabarmati to immerse them during Ganesha Chaturthi festival in Ahmadabad, India, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016. The ten-day festival is dedicated to the worship of Ganesha. AP Photo/Ajit Solanki

    An Indian man holds idols of elephant-headed Hindu God Ganesha and jumps into the river Sabarmati to immerse them during Ganesha Chaturthi festival in Ahmadabad, India, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016. The ten-day festival is dedicated to the worship of Ganesha. AP Photo/Ajit Solanki

  • Idols of elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha are taken on trucks in a procession before immersing them in the Hussain Sagar Lake on the final day of the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi in Hyderabad, India, Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016. The immersion marks the end of the ten-day long festival that celebrates the birth of the Hindu god. AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A

    Idols of elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha are taken on trucks in a procession before immersing them in the Hussain Sagar Lake on the final day of the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi in Hyderabad, India, Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016. The immersion marks the end of the ten-day long festival that celebrates the birth of the Hindu god. AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A

  • Hindu devotees participate in a procession towards the Arabian Sea where a giant idol of the elephant-headed god Ganesha will be immersed on the final day of the ten-day long Ganesha Chaturthi festival in Mumbai, India, Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 . The last day of the 10-day celebration is the biggest day, with massive crowds singing and dancing as they carry their idols through the streets, to immerse them in the water, an act that symbolizes sending the god back to his mythical home in the snow-capped mountains taking all the worries and problems of his worshippers with him. AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool

    Hindu devotees participate in a procession towards the Arabian Sea where a giant idol of the elephant-headed god Ganesha will be immersed on the final day of the ten-day long Ganesha Chaturthi festival in Mumbai, India, Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 . The last day of the 10-day celebration is the biggest day, with massive crowds singing and dancing as they carry their idols through the streets, to immerse them in the water, an act that symbolizes sending the god back to his mythical home in the snow-capped mountains taking all the worries and problems of his worshippers with him. AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool

  • Hindu devotees participate in a procession towards the Arabian Sea where a giant idol of the elephant-headed god Ganesha will be immersed on the final day of the ten-day long Ganesha Chaturthi festival in Mumbai, India, Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 . The last day of the 10-day celebration is the biggest day, with massive crowds singing and dancing as they carry their idols through the streets, to immerse them in the water, an act that symbolizes sending the god back to his mythical home in the snow-capped mountains taking all the worries and problems of his worshippers with him. AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool

    Hindu devotees participate in a procession towards the Arabian Sea where a giant idol of the elephant-headed god Ganesha will be immersed on the final day of the ten-day long Ganesha Chaturthi festival in Mumbai, India, Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 . The last day of the 10-day celebration is the biggest day, with massive crowds singing and dancing as they carry their idols through the streets, to immerse them in the water, an act that symbolizes sending the god back to his mythical home in the snow-capped mountains taking all the worries and problems of his worshippers with him. AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool

  • A huge idol of elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha is taken on a truck in a procession before immersing in the Hussain Sagar Lake on the final day of the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi in Hyderabad, India, Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016. The immersion marks the end of the ten-day long festival that celebrates the birth of the Hindu god. AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.

    A huge idol of elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha is taken on a truck in a procession before immersing in the Hussain Sagar Lake on the final day of the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi in Hyderabad, India, Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016. The immersion marks the end of the ten-day long festival that celebrates the birth of the Hindu god. AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.

  • A Hindu devotee smears the face of another with colored powder during a procession for the immersion of idols of elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha in the River Tawi on the last day of the ten-day long Ganesh Chaturthi Festival in Jammu, India, Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016. The last day of the 10-day celebration is the biggest day, with massive crowds singing and dancing as they carry their idols through the streets, to immerse them in the water, an act that symbolizes sending the god back to his mythical home in the snow-capped mountains taking all the worries and problems of his worshippers with him. AP Photo/Channi Anand

    A Hindu devotee smears the face of another with colored powder during a procession for the immersion of idols of elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha in the River Tawi on the last day of the ten-day long Ganesh Chaturthi Festival in Jammu, India, Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016. The last day of the 10-day celebration is the biggest day, with massive crowds singing and dancing as they carry their idols through the streets, to immerse them in the water, an act that symbolizes sending the god back to his mythical home in the snow-capped mountains taking all the worries and problems of his worshippers with him. AP Photo/Channi Anand

  • Hindu devotees participate in a procession towards the Arabian Sea where a giant idol of the elephant-headed god Ganesha will be immersed on the final day of the ten-day long Ganesha Chaturthi festival in Mumbai, India, Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 . The last day of the 10-day celebration is the biggest day, with massive crowds singing and dancing as they carry their idols through the streets, to immerse them in the water, an act that symbolizes sending the god back to his mythical home in the snow-capped mountains taking all the worries and problems of his worshippers with him. AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool

    Hindu devotees participate in a procession towards the Arabian Sea where a giant idol of the elephant-headed god Ganesha will be immersed on the final day of the ten-day long Ganesha Chaturthi festival in Mumbai, India, Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 . The last day of the 10-day celebration is the biggest day, with massive crowds singing and dancing as they carry their idols through the streets, to immerse them in the water, an act that symbolizes sending the god back to his mythical home in the snow-capped mountains taking all the worries and problems of his worshippers with him. AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool

  • Indian devotees watch as a crane lifts an idol of elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha to immerse it in river Sabarmati on the final day of the ten-day long Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Ahmadabad, India, Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016. AP Photo/Ajit Solanki

    Indian devotees watch as a crane lifts an idol of elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha to immerse it in river Sabarmati on the final day of the ten-day long Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Ahmadabad, India, Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016. AP Photo/Ajit Solanki

  • Devotees splash water as they prepare to immerse an idol of elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha in the Arabian Sea after worship marking the end of the 10-day long Ganesh Chaturti festival in Mumbai, India, Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016. The act symbolizes sending the god back to his mythical home in the snow-capped mountains taking all the worries and problems of his worshippers with him. AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool

    Devotees splash water as they prepare to immerse an idol of elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha in the Arabian Sea after worship marking the end of the 10-day long Ganesh Chaturti festival in Mumbai, India, Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016. The act symbolizes sending the god back to his mythical home in the snow-capped mountains taking all the worries and problems of his worshippers with him. AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool

  • Devotees prepare to immerse an idol of elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha in the Arabian Sea after worship marking the end of the 10-day long Ganesh Chaturti festival in Mumbai, India, Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016. The act symbolizes sending the god back to his mythical home in the snow-capped mountains taking all the worries and problems of his worshippers with him. AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade

    Devotees prepare to immerse an idol of elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha in the Arabian Sea after worship marking the end of the 10-day long Ganesh Chaturti festival in Mumbai, India, Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016. The act symbolizes sending the god back to his mythical home in the snow-capped mountains taking all the worries and problems of his worshippers with him. AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade