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August 11, 2019

Sacred Work

A fisherman checks his net in Lake Bosumtwi, Ghana. Locals consider the lake sacred. "Souls are said to say goodbye to God at Lake Bosumtwi," explains Your Shot photographer António Mesquita. "Therefore, it is forbidden to use boats on the lake and tradition dictates that they can only fish in the lake using wooden planks." 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 António Mesquita, National Geographic Your Shot
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