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Nepali New Year and Bisket Jatra - Bhaktapur 4

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: Helen : (Helen is photographing in Melbourne,, Australia) on 24 April 2014 in Lifestyle & Culture.

Once the chariot finally arrives in the Khalna Tole, a huge 25 metre/80 foot pole called Yeo-sin deo, is erected. The pole is in fact a huge lingam (phallic symbol) which is placed in a stone yoni (female genital symbol) base.

The honor of mounting the yoni during this process is great and causes a great deal of scuffling and vying for position. This year the riot police cleared the area for a period to calm the crowd after scuffles broke out.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III 1/200 second F/5.0 ISO 100 105 mm

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L'angevine from Angers, France

intéressante montée de la foule

25 Apr 2014 2:08pm

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Great shot.. lot of people to join the celebration.

5 Aug 2014 7:20am

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