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The Ganges

Varanasi, India

The river is the lifeline of this ancient city. It is here that every important event takes place: the celebrations of new births, the bathing rituals that welcome the new day, the evening pujas of thanks that end the day by sunset, and the cremations that send souls off to their next life. It is scientifically, excessively polluted, it is spiritually clean and pure.

First Place in category, 2013 Orange County Fair Exhibit