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Bluebell Wood
 Sunrise over the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art
Starfish spawning
Willi in front of his house
A Girl and Her Plant
Tourist enjoying the night of Dev Deeoabali in Varanasi
dialogue of the chairs
next to the ghat
Fog at Sunset by French Broad River, Asheville, NC
Beauty Observer
Lonley tree
Faith
Road markings
Grand Place, Brussels, Belgium
Sunset on the Gulf of Alaska, near Sitka, AK
Bolivian Lake
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Dark water
standing tall
John. Vietnam vet and Agent Orange victim. Life on the Street.
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Mrauk-u city a few minutes before sunset
The battle of life
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Faith

I captured the photograph from a interior village of West Bengal during Charak festival . Charak Puja (also known as Nil Puja) is a Hindu folk festival. This is actually a festival to satisfy "Lord Shiva”. The preparation phase usually starts before one month of the day. After end of one month ritual devotees took vow for sacrificing their body with a painful celebration to satisfy "Lord Shiva”. Here the person vow was piercing the iron pins into his body and get a big pain.

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Kolkata, India
Member since 2017
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© Mayukh Mitra.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 04.2017
Filed Under: People
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 29, 2017, 11:50 a.m.
Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera Model: NIKON D3200
Focal Length: 18mm
Shutter Speed: 1/14
Aperture: f3.5
ISO: ISO3200
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