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Sunrise over the ocean on St. Simons Island
Off trail
Sunrise over the ocean on St. Simons Island
West Lake
Little Hitchikers
Crying Camel
Shelter Pets Project - Loki (Blue)
Smoky Affair
Overlooking Doha
Late fall leaves in still water.
Early morning when everything is still standing
The Colors Of Thaipusam
A Orchidea from Colombia
Table Rock Wildfire
Girl looking out of a castle window: Divine Light?
Brighton Pier on an Autumn Evening
Brighton Beach Autumn Evening Skyline while walking along the Seafront
Autumn Evening on Brighton Beach
Calves and Cowboy
Cowboy Tending the Herd
Brighton Beach in the evening
Move the Calf
Elpehants on the Chobe River panorama
14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
The Colors Of Thaipusam

Over a million Hindus gather every year at various temples nationwide to celebrate Thaipusam. Thaipusam is a celebration dedicated to the Hindu deity Lord Murugan. Devotees prepare themselves for the occasion by cleansing their bodies through fasting and abstinence, and usually observe a vegetarian diet for a certain period of time. Many devotees began paying penance a few days before the actual festival, with the carrying of the kavadi (a decorated structure bearing the image of several deities including Lord Murugan) on their shoulders and pal kodum (milk pots) carriehend above their heads.

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Date Taken: 01.2016
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