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October 11, 2019

Dream River

In Varanasi, India, residents hold a ceremony to honor the Ganges River. The ritual draws hundreds of people each night, and they watch as lamps are lit and prayers are said at sunset. This photo was submitted to Your Shot, our photo community on Instagram. Follow us on Instagram at @natgeoyourshot or visit us at for the latest submissions and news about the community.
Photograph by Luís Godinho, National Geographic Your Shot

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