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12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
"A Lonsome Monk"

A monk meditating at the banks of the holy River Ganges in Varanasi, India. Varanasi is the holiest of the seven sacred cities in Hinduism. It is also one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2012
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: Varanasi, India
Camera: NIKON D3X
Copyright: © Shailesh Patel