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A man spits.

Another one brushes his teeth.

A boy uses a bidet.

A girl washes her hair.

A man takes a purification ritual bath.

A woman with a child washes pans.

A man puts out the fire after a cremation.

A woman does her laundry while the children bathe.

A group of men load a goat into a boat.

A boy defecates with his back facing the river.

A human body is immersed in the water before a cremation.

A group of men unload bags of sand from a boat.

Three children, with their trousers dropped, look for a place to defecate in company.

Three boys search for gold among the smoking remains after a cremation ceremony.

Every morning on the Ganges, men, women and children perform a wide variety of activities. Everyone uses the river, but it appears for all the world as if they don’t care about it at all.

Alex Bellini - ragazzo - 10 Rivers 1 Ocean
Alex Bellini - cremazione - 10 Rivers 1 Ocean
Alex Bellini - Gange - 10 Rivers 1 Ocean
photo credit: Alex Bellini