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December 3, 2016

Field of Fragrance

“Incense plays an important role in Vietnamese life,” writes Tran Tuan Viet, who captured this image in Hanoi, Vietnam. “It is considered as a sacred bridge to connect the visible life of human beings and the world of heaven, earth, and gods.” The making of incense is a traditional job in Vietnam, and here a worker sits among dozens of colorful bundles of the aromatic material, carefully arranging them into bushlike shapes. 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 Tran Tuan Viet, National Geographic Your Shot

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