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Kunyan Singh, age 80, has lived in…

Kunyan Singh, age 80, has lived in nearly all his life, and has worked as a since he was a young boy. A small but village, Devprayag marks the spot where the and join, forming the mighty. Making clothes, Singh says, is not easy work, and his swollen, twisted fingers are testament to that. But, it’s all he’s ever known. And, as my 12 year old student translator tells me, he’s living – and may soon be dying – at the sacred confluence, at the start of Ma, so that makes all the challenges of life ok. He bathes each day in the river, and one day he’ll die on her shores, attaining, or release, from, the cycle of death and rebirth. With a big smile and the ubiquitous head bob, he whirrs his sewing machine back to life and continues work.

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IN-RAJ-1954: Young girl in Rajasthan, India

IN-RAJ-1954, originally uploaded by MountainWorld. A young Rajasthani girl says hello in the dunes of the Great Thar Desert, Rajasthan, …

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Elderly Woman, Pottery Square, Bhaktapur, Nepal

An elderly Newar woman suffering from tuberculosis in Bhaktapur, Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. I could see her hobbling along the cobblestone-and-brick …

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Drokpa, or Tibetan nomad

A drokpa, or Tibetan nomad, woman with her baby tied to her back outside of Ditrul Phuk Gompa on the …

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