Preparing for a god’s birthday

An Indian man climbs a 60-foot tall idol of the elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha to decorate it in preparation for the upcoming Ganesha Chaturthi festival in Hyderabad, India, Thursday.

The 10-day festival that celebrates the birth of Ganesha begins today and ends with the immersion of Ganesha idols in the Arabian Sea and other bodies of water.