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Toxic foam from one of Varanasi city’s main sewage drain.

Toxic foam generated by Nagwa nallah, one of Varanasi city’s main sewage drain. About 84% of Varanasi is not connected to a sewer and the untreated sewage is dumped directly into the Ganges river. Despite being revered as a goddess by millions in India, the Ganges is one of the most polluted river in India.

TAGS: Ganges, India, Pollution, Varanasi

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© Harikrishna Katragadda.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 05.2017
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 30, 2017, 1:10 p.m.
Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera Model: NIKON D800
Focal Length: 70mm
Shutter Speed: 1/1
Aperture: f8
ISO: ISO100
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PHOTO LOCATION Varanasi, India