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Each fall in Kulasekarapattinam, a metamorphosis from human to divine takes hold. Millions converge on the coastal town in South India to celebrate the 10-day Hindu festival of Navratri – a vibrant embodiment of the triumph of good over evil.

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Black-and-white • India • Portraits • World • Yannick Cormier

By juxtaposing original portraits of Native Americans with photos of herself dressed in garments from her native India, photographer Annu Palakunnathu Matthew seems to ask viewers to scrutinize reinforced stereotypes about the two cultures.

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Annu Palakunnathu Matthew • Black-and-white • India • Native American • Portraits • U.S. • World
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A patchwork of different ethnic groups live in Northeast India, often in conflict with one another and caught up in a complex whirl of geopolitics. Photojournalist Sami Siva spent time with Kuki militants in the lush green hills of the state of Manipur. He says their armed struggle for independence is widely supported in the region.

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Black-and-white • India • Redux Pictures • Sami Siva • World
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To people who have never seen the Ganges River in India, it calls to mind images of thousands of devout Hindus wading into its waters during religious rituals. But photographer Mustafah Abdulaziz wanted to get to know the Ganges as a character and capture the stories it had to tell.

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Asia • India • MJR • Mustafah Abdulaziz • Religion • World
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Since 1847, horse races have captured the attention of audiences at the Royal Calcutta Turf Club in Kolkata, India. Photographer Thomas Vanden Driessche captured the current scene as the club fights to regain prominence.

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India • Thomas Vanden Driessche • World
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Bhopal residents fell victim to the world’s worst industrial disasters in December 1984, and for many, the nightmare isn’t over. Photographer Alex Masi visited Bhopal, India, and found children with neurological and physical defects after being exposed to drinking water contaminated with chemicals.

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Alex Masi • Asia • FotoEvidence • India • Photo Book • Photo Contest • Photo Exhibit • World
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For centuries, artisans have been crafting statues of Hindu deities on the banks of the Hooghly River in Kolkata, India. Italian photographer Albertina d'Urso recently visited the historic Kumartuli district in the West Bengal capital.

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Albertina d'Urso • Asia • Black-and-white • India • Religion • World
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Rising tensions in India’s northeastern Assam province erupted in July, turning already impoverished ethnic groups into refugees when both simply want to be recognized and supported by the government. Photographer Vivek Singh recently visited the razed villages and refugee camps.

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Black-and-white • India • Religion • Vivek Singh • World
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