overcrowded boat on the ganges river - hindu pilgrims (varanasi)

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overcrowded boat on the ganges river - hindu pilgrims (varanasi)

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Overcrowded river boat on the Ganges river (Varanasi).

Hindu pilgrims take small boats like this one to cross the Ganges river and reach the beach on the other bank, to do the holy bath (also called holy dip).

Most of them cannot swim and there are no life jackets on those small boats, so if the boat were to capsize, many would die.

For more info about Varanasi, go to en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Varanasi.

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Photo taken on February 27, 2013
25/21,22, Sonarpura Road, Bangali Tola, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221001, India