Picture of the Day - January 31

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A man who runs a tea stall on the ghats at the Ganges river decided to paint the Indian flag on his face in celebration of Republic Day on January 26th in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - January 30

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These bottles are sold to people who want to bring Ganges water back to their homes or to temples to pour on the idols.  Beaded necklaces and other worship materials are sold as well at this small shop at Assi ghat on the Ganges river in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - January 29

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Boat builders work on a boat at Pandey ghat at the Ganges river in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - January 28

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Men fit the cap of a new light pole at Assi ghat.  The new light poles will be installed along the whole length of the river.  At the base of the light pole is a General Electric sign as they supply the electric parts for the lights.  The new lights shed a really bright white light on the ghats and on the Ganges river.  The poles are also being installed at various locations on the roads in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - January 27

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New pictures like this one can be seen painted on the ghat walls at the Ganges river in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - January 26

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People enjoy and afternoon at Assi ghat on the Ganges river in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - January 25

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The sunrise looking through akashdeeps hanging from bamboo poles on the Ganges river in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - January 24

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A man meditates at the ghats on the Ganges river in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - January 23

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Milkmen take a bath and clean their milk containers in the evening at the Ganges river in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - January 22

UntitledThis man reads the Ramcharitmanas to people and teaches it to people at Assi ghat on the Ganges river in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - January 21

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A woman forms and sets cow patties mixed with straw to dry in the sun.  The cow patties will be sold as fuel used in cooking in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - January 20

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A man sits with his son in his shop in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - January 19

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A man cooks colored snacks called "finger chips" in oil in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - January 18

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Laborers who are building th Samne ghat bridge over the Ganges river in Varanasi make rotis outside their tent.

Picture of the Day - January 17

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Just in time for the Commonwealth games which took place October 2010 Varanasi got a new airport.  If you are wondering why no airline taxis up to the skywalks, it is because they have to pay an extra fee for that service.  Airlines in India are being squeezed financially on account of expensive fuel and new airport fees.  Therefore, they are trying to cut costs wherever possible.

Picture of the Day - January 16

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People look on as men rescue a woman who has fallen off the pantoon bridge which crosses the Ganges river at Samne ghat in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - January 15

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These men are building the Samne ghat bridge over the Ganges river in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - January 14

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Men bend steel rods used to reinforce the concrete pillars of the Samne ghat bridge being built over the Ganges river in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - January 13

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Women hang saris out to dry in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - January 12

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A girls holds her young baby brother at temporary shelter for workers building the Samne ghat bridge over the Ganges river in Varanasi.  

Picture of the Day - January 11

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Sadhus sing the story of Ram and Sita from the Ramcharitmanas in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - January 10

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This is a winter photo of a girl who lives in Nagwa, Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - January 1

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A priest raises a huge oil lamp at Dashashwamedh ghat at the Ganges river in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - January 2

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Priests raise oil lamps in unison at Dashashwamedh ghat at the Ganges river in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - January 3

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A boy flies a kite while standing on a rickshaw in Lanka, Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - January 4

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A priest performs a puja for a family at the Ganges river in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - January 5

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A woman washes a pot in the Ganges river while a candle and flowers float by in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - January 6

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A man performs worship in the Ganges river at Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - January 7

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A girl carries drinking water to her families' tent whose husband works as a laborer on the Samne ghat bridge being built over the Ganges river at Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - January 8

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A woman forms charcoal pieces for use in cooking at the Ganges river in Varanasi.

Picture of the Day - January 9

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A boy flies a kite at Assi ghat at the Ganges river in Varanasi.