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Young Surma boy, looking after his cattle, Upper Omo Valley, Ethiopia
The hundred columns room
Butterfly at Kirstenbosh Botanical Garden
Water lilies on the pond.
Alta Ghost Town Ruins
Flower Garden
Woman in a beauty shop in Tanzania
Wading
Boys from the Surma tribe, Omo River Valley, Ethiopia
Cape Sugarbird
Happy faces
BOY AND HIS CHARIOT
BASQUE MOTHER
Life is a reflection, what you are, is what you see.
St. Peter
Kara tribe boys with flowers decoration, Omo River valley, Ethiopia
Fishing
Spring in my yard
Praying
crimson pod
Children in the sunset, Kara tribe, Omo River Valley, Ethiopia
Kara tribe people watching the river, Omo River Valley, Ethiopia
Tanti auguri
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BOY AND HIS CHARIOT

A Ratha-Yatra or Roth Jatra or Chariot Festival is a Hindu festival that involves transporting deities on a chariot (called a ratha or roth).[1] The festival originated in Puri in the State of Odisha. The rath (chariot) is carrying Lord Jaggannath and due to its massive size and weight and sometimes seeminlgy unstoppable nature, has led to the English word juggernaut to refer to an unstoppable force. Children use to buy chariots and decorate them and roll them just like the original ritual.

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