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December 17, 2017

Tongue of Flame

A man prepares to swallow fire at a Navaratri celebration at the Sri Mutharamman Temple in India. Navaratri is a nine-day, Hindu festival celebrating the Divine Mother, with fire serving as a symbol of prayer and devotion. 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 Parivel Veerasamy, National Geographic Your Shot

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