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people throwing paper prayers before a horse-racing festival near Maniganggo, Sichuan Province, China
September 17, 2014

Blowing in the Wind

Paper prayers flutter on the wind near the village of Maniganggo in China’s Sichuan Province. Your Shot member Marc Ressang was attending a seven-day horse-racing festival in the region. “Before the races started, the visitors went up a sacred hilltop to throw their prayers in the air,” he writes. “I used my 16-35mm lens to achieve a wide shot, positioning myself a bit farther down the hill and facing the wind so the prayers would fly in my direction to fill up the frame.”

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Photograph by Marc Ressang, National Geographic Your Shot
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