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Gurungs in traditional attire play music as they take part in a New Year’s celebration ceremony called Tamu Lhosar in Kathmandu. The Gurung people are an ethnic group who live in Nepal’s mountainous valleys. Photo by Prakash Mathema/AFP/Getty Images.
Editor’s note: Art Beat is taking a little time off for the New Year’s holiday and will return Tuesday, Jan. 3. See you in 2012!