Morning Worship Along the Ganges

A Hindu devotee performs his morning rituals on the banks of the Ganges River in the ancient city of Varanasi. This morning liturgy includes the cleansing of the body and mind with holy water from the Mother Ganges while reciting prayers and mantras. Hindus believe that adherence to a series of daily morning and evening rituals will curry them favor in life and will purify them for their quest for communion with God.

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Saturday Afternoon Along the Malecon – Havana,Cuba

The Malecon, that broad esplanade that separates the sea and city, is the heart and soul of Havana and Habaneros. It's late Saturday afternoon and the weather is clearing. A stiff breeze across the Florida Straits continues to push some large waves crashing into the rocks below. People gather to enjoy themselves as the sun slowly finishes tracing its arc across the Caribbean sky.

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