A man climbed onto his elephant as they walked toward the Chitwan National Park in Nepal Friday. Elephants and their riders, mahouts, were taking part in an exhibition soccer match and various other sports and activities there this week. Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters

A girl looks out from the entrance door of a temple as her mother offers daily prayers inside the temple in Lalitpur, Nepal, December 18, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

A holy man or sadhu stands at the banks of the Bagmati River, during the Rishi Panchami festival, in Kathmandu September 20, 2012. Rishi Panchami is observed on the last day of Teej when women worship Sapta Rishi (Seven Saints) to ask for forgiveness for sins committed during their menstruation periods throughout the year. The Hindu religion considers menstruation as a representation of impurity and women are prohibited from taking part in religious practices during their monthly cycles. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

A Hindu woman offered prayers at the Pashupatinath Temple during Teej festival celebrations in Katmandu, Nepal, Tuesday. During the festival, women fast and pray for their husbands and for a happy married life; unmarried women pray for a good husband. Niranjan Shrestha/Associated Press

Police approached a student during a rally in Katmandu, Nepal, Tuesday. The protest was held against the Nepal Oil Corp.’s decision to raise prices of petroleum products and liquefied-petroleum gas cylinders. Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters

A boy swam in water collected from a stone spout near Bagalamukhi Temple in Katmandu, Nepal, Tuesday. Dozens of centuries-old stone spouts are still used to collect household water or as public-bathing areas in the city. Niranjan Shrestha/Associated Press

A girl takes a dip in the Bagmati River as she takes part in the “Bol Bom” (or Say Shiva) pilgrimage in Kathmandu July 30, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

A girl rubs her eyes as smoke rises from a burning effigy of the demon Ghantakarna, symbolizing the destruction of evil, during the Ghantakarna festival at the ancient city of Bhaktapur July 17, 2012. According to legend, the demon is believed to “steal” children and women from their homes and localities. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

Feet of homeless boys are pictured as they sleep at the premises of a temple in Kathmandu July 9, 2012. Children in the streets are increasing in numbers in Kathmandu, a growing problem in one of the world’s poorest countries. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar