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12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Quiet Moment in Busy Thamel

To me, Kathmandu is a magical place. There is always so much going on around you, and the atmosphere is like no other place I've been before. This photo is very special to me; I find it peaceful. When I look at it I feel as though I'm back wandering the dusty streets of Thamel, trying to catch everything that's happening around me, and then I turn the corner and experience a rare quiet moment.

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Date Taken: 07.2012
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
Copyright: © liz jurey