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a man standing in a lake in India
April 10, 2016

Sunrise Ritual

A man balances on a stone protruding from Kolavai Lake in India’s Tamil Nadu state, an area known for its temples as well as its natural beauty. “The man [was] just washing his legs,” says Your Shot member and photographer Neetesh Kumar, who shot this photo as the sun rose.

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Photograph by Neetesh Kumar, National Geographic Your Shot
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