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  • Photos of the Day Photos of the day 06/13

    A man clings to chains suspended from a bridge as he bathes in the rapidly flowing waters of the Ganges river in Haridwar, India. Haridwar is considered to be one of the holiest cities in India by devout Hindus. The Ganges river attracts millions of pilgrims every year who come to bathe in its waters in the belief that the ritual washes away their sins.

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  • Photos of the Day Photos of the day 06/13

    A man clings to chains suspended from a bridge as he bathes in the rapidly flowing waters of the Ganges river in Haridwar, India. Haridwar is considered to be one of the holiest cities in India by devout Hindus. The Ganges river attracts millions of pilgrims every year who come to bathe in its waters in the belief that the ritual washes away their sins.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 06/02

    A three-year-old boy holds a flower to give to US Senator John McCain before his visit to an HIV/AIDS hospice, founded by a member of National League for Democracy (NLD) party, in Yangon, Myanmar. McCain is in the country on an official visit to strengthen bilateral relations and is expected to meet pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the day 04/07

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  • Photos of the Day Photos of the day 02/08

    An Indian couple performs marriage rituals during a mass marriage of Pipa Kshatriya Darji community members belonging to the Indian state of Rajasthan on the occasion of Basant Panchami, or spring festival, in Ahmadabad. Thousands of couples tie the knot on this day, considered auspicious in Gujarat.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 01/14

    A Nepalese traditional dancer performs in Katmandu during the inauguration ceremony of Nepal Tourism Year 2011 to welcome international travelers to visit the country. According to a media release, Nepalese government has set a target to bring in 1 million tourists during 2011.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 12/31

    A youth walks away from a marble elephant after watching the final sunset of the year from what is known as the giant granite rock above the Jackali Mahadev Hindu Temple in the village of Narlai, Rajahstan, India.

  • Explosion rocks one of India's holiest cities

    Explosion rocks one of India's holiest cities

    Islamist militants are blamed for an explosion that killed a child and wounded more than 20 others in Varanasi, India – one of Hinduism’s holiest sites Tuesday evening.

  • Pink dolphins are being slaughtered for bait

    Pink dolphins are being slaughtered for bait

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