India - Julien Hocq
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Varanasi from the Ganga

The view of Varanasi, also known as Benares, from the Ganga. This city is the spiritual capital of India and is considered as one of the holiest place in the world. Apart from the pilgrims who come here to perform rituals, others come here to die, also for religious reasons. They believe that dying in Varanasi will bring them to the Moksha (the nirvana). Cremation is the main ritual for this end. Between 200 to 300 cremations are done every day and every night as well.