Men carry an idol of the Hindu elephant god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, for immersion in the Arabian sea on the first day of the ?Ganesh Chaturthi? festival at Laxmi Narain Temple in Karachi September 2, 2011.
Devotees gather to watch as the idols of Ganesh are carried.
A woman carries a coconut on her head as an offering, with others.
A boy looks as he stands behind the idol of Ganesh.
A woman sits alone while waiting for the celebrations.
Champa, 45, has colour applied on her face as she prays with others.