Coincidence. Varanasi.

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6am at a popular Ghat in Varanasi.

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Holy man at a Ghat in Varanasi.

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One of Varanasi’s Ghats used as a Crematorium. In the Hindu tradition cremation is considered a rite of passage and the Ghats of Varanasi are considered to be one of the most auspicious locations for this ritual. Families from all over India carry their loved ones here for last rites, then the bodies are cremated out in the open along the river, and then their ashes dispersed into the Ganges.

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On the Ganges in Varanasi.

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Varanasi in the morning.

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Water buffalo. They’re super friendly. You can walk right up and pet them. Varanasi.

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Holy man. Varanasi, India.

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The Ganges at sunset. Thousands and thousands of people surround Dashashwamedh Ghat at sunset for evening prayers – many by boat. Varanasi.

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Bathing in the Ganges at a Ghat.

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Ghats along the Ganges. Varanasi.

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Varanasi.

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