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a young girl having her face painted for the Angalamman festival, Tamil Nadu, India
April 25, 2015

The Fiercest Form

A young girl’s face is painted for a festival honoring the guardian deity Angalamman, “the fiercest form,” evoked in participants’ expressions. The festival is held every year in the village of Kaveripattinam in Tamil Nadu, India. This photo was submitted to Your Shot, our storytelling community where members can take part in photo assignments, get expert feedback, be published, and more. Join now »
Photograph by Raja Subramaniyan, National Geographic Your Shot

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