Tuesday, 5 May 2009

WSJ: A Dip In The Ganga

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The Wall Street Journal's Photo Journal has, in my view, surpassed the Boston Globe's The Big Picture in terms of quality of photographs, partly due to the variety it provides. Whereas The Big Picture presents photographs on the same theme or subject, the WSJ presents photographs from various sources around the globe.

In today's gallery, this lovely photograph of a devotee offering prayers during a dip in the River Ganga in the northern Indian city of Allahabad grabbed my attention. I am used to see crowds of people in the Ganges, and seeing a solitary figure is very unusual.