A Nepalese policemen applies vermillion and flower garlands to a police dog during an event to mark the Tihar festival at the Central Police Dog Training School in Kathmandu on October 29, 2016.
Tihar, as the Hindu festival of Diwali is known locally, sees Nepalese offering blessings to dogs, which according to Hindu tradition are the messengers of Yamraj, the god of death. / AFP / PRAKASH MATHEMA        (Photo credit should read PRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP/Getty Images)