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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
Toxic foam from one of Varanasi city’s main sewage drain.

Toxic foam generated by Nagwa nallah, one of Varanasi city’s main sewage drain. About 84% of Varanasi is not connected to a sewer and the untreated sewage is dumped directly into the Ganges river. Despite being revered as a goddess by millions in India, the Ganges is one of the most polluted river in India.

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Date Taken: 05.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Varanasi, India
Camera: NIKON D800
Copyright: © Harikrishna Katragadda