13th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
A girl washes her face
A girl washes her face near a living root bridge in the Khasi Hills in the Indian state of Meghalaya. The Khasi people who live there train the roots of a certain kind of fig tree to grow together and form living root bridges. This bridge is more than a century old.
The Khasi People live in harmony with the forest, exploiting it but also protecting and conserving it.
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||July 12, 2015, 1:05 p.m.