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Wherever you see ashes

There's a famous saying in Bengali by the Nobel laureate Rabindranth Tagore; meaning..'Wherever you see ashes, keep searching..you may end up finding a priceless gem.' Bagree market in Kolkata, India recently caught fire and all shops and stores were mostly charred to ashes in a fire that lasted almost a week. The debris being removed everyday from the burnt building, two rag picker women search the ashes and debris, hoping to find something useful.

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Date Taken: 11.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: KOLKATA, India
Camera: NIKON D810
Copyright: © AnirbanMandal MANDAL