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August 29, 2017

Morning Rooftops

Day begins in Varanasi, the holiest city in India for Hindus. Located on the banks of the holy river Ganges, millions of pilgrims visit each year to bathe in the sacred waters. "Being the oldest continuously inhabited city in India, Varanasi is chaotic and colorful, intense and frenetic," says Your Shot photographer Yan Li. "Although it is the holiest place for Hindus, the daily life of locals has no difference compared to ours." This photo was submitted to Your Shot, our photo community on Instagram. Follow us on Instagram at @natgeoyourshot or visit us at natgeo.com/yourshot for the latest submissions and news about the community.
Photograph by Yan Li, National Geographic Your Shot

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