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14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Firewalking

Firewalking is the act of walking barefoot over burning charcoal. In Ha Giang, a mountain province in northern Vietnam bordered by China, the Pa Then ethnic group observes this practice to wish for prosperity in the new year.

This photo is a finalist in the Travel category of our 14th Annual Photo Contest. See all 70 finalists here.

TAGS: Culture, Vietnam

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Hanoi, Vietnam
Member since 2014
Awards
Photo of the Day: 01.10.17 Editors' Pick Finalist
Photo Information
Copyright:
© Binh Duong.
All rights reserved.
Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 11.2015
Total Views: 10446
Total Favorites: 16
Filed Under: Travel
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 30, 2016, 12:54 a.m.
Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera Model: NIKON Df
Focal Length: 24mm
Shutter Speed: 1/250
Aperture: f2.8
ISO: ISO6400
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PHOTO LOCATION Ha Giang , Vietnam