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Water well - near Udaipur (India)

You can see the flat stones sticking out forming a precarious stair to go down in the well.­ Those deep water wells are several hundreds years old, and they can be found everywhere in the country side in Rajasthan.­ They are usually equipped with a bucket chain (visible in this photo) powered by oxes, to pump the water from the well into irrigation channels.­

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India & Himalayas - May-June 2009