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Indian state where a plane on the roof is normal

Punjab Image copyright Rajesh Vora/PHOTOINK

Photographer Rajesh Vora has been fascinated with the variety of sculptures - ranging from military tanks to animals to aeroplanes - that sit atop roofs of houses in rural areas of north India's Punjab state.

Mr Vora travelled more than 6,000km (3,728 miles) across four districts in the state to photograph the sculptures, introduced to Punjab by immigrants who began building homes in their villages back in the late 1970s.

The sculptures often represent the aspirations of their owners, along with some elements of their personal history, which is why aeroplanes were often a common theme.

The photographs are being displayed in an exhibition called "Everyday Baroque", organised by Delhi-based Photoink.

Image copyright Rajesh Vora/PHOTOINK
Image copyright Rajesh Vora/PHOTOINK
Image copyright Rajesh Vora/PHOTOINK
Image copyright Rajesh Vora/PHOTOINK
Image copyright Rajesh Vora/PHOTOINK
Image copyright Rajesh Vora/PHOTOINK
Image copyright Rajesh Vora/PHOTOINK
Image copyright Rajesh Vora/PHOTOINK
Image copyright Rajesh Vora/PHOTOINK

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