red pigment powder at street market (india)

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Street vendor selling red pigment powder used for tilaka (Hindu ritual markings on forehead).­

Photo taken at the Kumbh Mela 2013 festival near Allahabad (India)

Kumbh Mela is the largest festival on Earth, taking place once every 12 years, with more than 50 million Hindu pilgrims gathering to pray and bathe in the holy Ganges river.­

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India 2013 Maha Kumbh Mela 2013
Shastri Bridge, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh 211019, India