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dog wood blooms are beutiful up close
Circle of Life in my backyard.
Cholla Cactus in Bloom, May 6, 2019
Deer family portrait spanning three generations.
Old Man of Storr on the Isle of Skye Scotland
Cowgirl with American Flag
Wet bee under a Black-eyed Susan
MEN IN RED
Textured landscape at Pumukkale, Turkey
RAYS OF HOPE
Fire dancer in Hawaii
HOLY ENJOYMENT
Homeless Haircuts
A sunset during the summer night in Croatia
A Dragon Tree Limb Comes Alive
Surprise stream
BELIEVE IN FAITH
Backyard lost treasures
Vatnajökull
Cebu history carved in the statue
You've Passed Through the Gateway of Summer Sizzle, St. Louis Style — #2a
You've Passed Through the Gateway of Summer Sizzle, St. Louis Style — #1a
Star & Stripes
17th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
HOLY ENJOYMENT

- A riot of colors took at Mathura as hundreds of widows, clad in white sarees, smeared hues of orange, red, yellow on each other. Over the past few decades, thousands of widows have been making this town their home. While some of them go there to devote their lives to Krishna and Radha , most often, these women are looking to escape realities in which they are considered inauspicious. The segregation of widows as per some cultures is so extreme that they are often prevented from attending family gatherings including weddings. Here in this picture the grandmother is playing “Holi” with vibrant colourful flowers and enjoying the Holy Spirit of playing “Holi – the festival of colors” .

TAGS: Culture, India, People

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Kolkata, India
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© APRATIM PAL.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 03.2019
Filed Under: People
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Date Uploaded: May 6, 2019, 11:51 a.m.
Camera Make: FUJIFILM
Camera Model: X-T100
Focal Length: 15mm
Shutter Speed: 1/420
Aperture: f8
ISO: ISO2000
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