13th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Gypsy girl from Vrindavan
Street of Vrindavan are a mess but a truly beautiful one. I took this picture passing by gipsies, the ones who live on the street. This girl's probably never washed her face, that's why it looks like she's old. In india you can often see little girls with this kind of make up on their eyes with surma. The stroke on her forehead is a sign of blessing.
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