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Monthly Photos August 2013

Photos taken by ILCAA staff and associates are posted here once a month; most of them are taken during their field research in Asia and Africa.

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Here come the clowns!

It is a shot of a ritual held at a Buddhism temple in Ladakh, Northwestern India. A several dozens of minutes in the ritual are the time for clowns. They are collecting money while making mischief and telling jokes to the audience. Actually, it is monks of the temple who disguise themselves as clowns. Wearing masks, they are acting differently from usual.

MAR 2013
Ladakh, the state of Jammu and Kashmir, India
Photograph by Shiho EBIHARA

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