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Image source, John Swinburne
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A guard in Jaipur's City Palace watching over the largest silver vessels in the world.
Image source, DIMITRA STASINOPOULOU
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Slums, such as this one in Kolkata, are the entry points of the poor into cities. Millions have migrated from the countryside in the search for work.
Image source, Tristan Young
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A man sitting outside a temple near the Amber Fort, Jaipur, in Rajasthan.
Image source, Rory Cavanagh
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Agra is home to India's most famous monument, the Taj Mahal, but the city itself is somewhat neglected.
Image source, Neeraj Vats
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A plate of dyes discovered in a local market in New Delhi.
Image source, Marian Watson
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Early morning in Varanasi as people perform their daily purifying rituals.
Image source, Thomas Le Penn
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The bank of the Ganges in Varanasi where in the evening people come to celebrate the dead people and cremate them.
Image source, Sunil Pareek
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Women dry sarees on the bank of the holy river Shipra in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh.