Picture of the Day - October 31

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Young boys reenact Krishna and Balraam on the day of Nag Nathaiya at Tulsi ghat next to the Ganges river in Varanasi.  Nag Nathaiya is the day Krishna subdued the cobra named Kala who lived in the Yamuna river and terrorized the local villagers.

Picture of the Day - October 30

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A man sits outside his home and talks on his mobile phone in a lane in Varanasi. 

Picture of the Day - October 29

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A view of the crowds at Lanka crossing on the day of Dhanteras in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - October 28

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Men clean the steps using a generator and a water hose at Assi ghat on the Ganges river in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - October 27

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Vishnu and and Raju of Dwarka Puri Milk Bahara at Chowk Pose for a photo.

Picture of the Day - October 26

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Priests perform puja at Assi ghat on the banks of the Ganges river in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - October 25

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This a morning photo of the cremation ground Manikarnika ghat on the edge of the Ganges river in Varanasi.  As the waters slowly recede over the month of October, the cremation ground gains more space.  In the foreground is a large boat filled with wood that has been brought to the ground.  That wood will be stored near scales which are kept behind the building in the left side of the photo.

Picture of the Day - October 24

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Young priests with pickaxes go to scrape off the silt that settles on the steps during monsoon in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - October 23

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A woman walks in the morning light near Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - October 22

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A priest performs worship at Dashashwamedh ghat on the banks of the Ganges river in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - October 21

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A women irons clothes in the early morning in a lane in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - October 20

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Women offer rice in worship at the bank of the Ganges river in Varanasi.

Pciture of the Day - October 19

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A sadhu poses for the camera on the Ganges river in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - October 18

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Women perform worship together at the Ganges river edge in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - October 17

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A man tells a story while others listen at the Ganges riverside in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - October 16

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Children sit on the ghat steps while a man cleans the steps with a water hose in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - October 15

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A sadhu sits using his own mat in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - October 14

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A child in Varanasi wears black eyeliner and has a coal mark on his forehead to ward off the evil eye.

Picture of the Day - October 13

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A man repairs an old auto in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - October 12

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A newly married couple take a ride on the far banks of the Ganges river on a pre-monsoon day in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - October 11

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The monsoon water of the Ganges have receded leaving behind a huge amount of silt at Assi ghat in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - October 10

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People eat snacks outside a shop in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - October 9

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Two sashus pose for a photograph at Assi ghat on the banks of the Ganges river in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - October 8

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A man carries his daughter to see the Durga festival in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - October 7

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A barber poses for the camera in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - October 6

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These Men are building cycle rickshaws in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - October 5

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A family arrives on the opposite bank of the Ganges river in Varanasi.  Photo courtesy of Mohammed Anjum.

Picture of the Day - October 4

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People perform the ancient fire ceremony called "Havan" at the ghats in Varanasi.  Photo courtesy of Mohammed Anjum.

Picture of the Day - October 3

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People enjoy the far side of the Ganges river on a cloudy day in the lead up to monsoon in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - October 2

UntitledA boy sells worship items at Dashashwamedh ghat at flood stage on the Ganges river during monsoon in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - October 1

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A sadhu stands at the ghats at the Ganges river in Varanasi.