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    Thousands throng Hindu festival in Malaysia

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    Hundreds of thousands of Malaysian Hindus have gathered in Kuala Lumpur for the annual Thaipusam festival.

    It is a time for devotees to pray for good fortune in the coming year but for some followers, the festival is a physical challenge.

    Al Jazeera's Azhar Sukri reports from Kuala Lumpur. (Jan 20, 2011)