Muted celebrations for Mumbai’s Ganesha festival amid pandemic | AFP

Mumbai’s beaches — normally packed with Hindu devotees eager to immerse idols of the elephant-headed god for the Ganesh Chaturthi festival — are virtually deserted because of severe virus restrictions to prevent crowds, with neighbourhood ponds set up instead to carry out the annual ritual.

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