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A sacred offering of candles set within marigold blossoms illuminates this young girl's face at dusk. While strolling along the Varanasi riverfront, I encountered her transporting the candles to the Ganges River. This offering to Ganga, the river god, is a long-held tradition in this ancient culture. The illumination of the girl's face provided a warm contrast to the cool, blue twilight. Once afloat, the cluster of candles disappeared into the gathering darkness.

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A sacred offering of candles set within marigold blossoms illuminates this young girl's face at dusk. While strolling along the Varanasi riverfront, I encountered her transporting the candles to the Ganges River. This offering to Ganga, the river god, is a long-held tradition in this ancient culture. The illumination of the girl's face provided a warm contrast to the cool, blue twilight. Once afloat, the cluster of candles disappeared into the gathering darkness.

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