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Sacrifice

This photo was taken during Thaipusam holiday in Batu Caves, Malaysia. This man set there for awhile after a long walk to the caves to pray. It was really hot day and thousands of people from Tamil community came there to sacrifice and pray for the Gods. The man on photo sacrificed his body. His Kavadi (the metal construction on him) made of metal and many metal rods was pierced to his body.

TAGS: Malaysia, Man, People, Sacrifice

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Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
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Copyright:
© Begaiym Baratbaeva.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 02.2015
Total Views: 50
Filed Under: People
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Date Uploaded: July 4, 2016, 1:44 p.m.
Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera Model: NIKON D3100
Focal Length: 50mm
Shutter Speed: 1/250
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: ISO100
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PHOTO LOCATION Gombak, Malaysia