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The City of Lights from on high, and more of your travel images

WHERE YOU’ VE BEEN AND WHAT YOU ’ VE SEEN

PUSHKAR, INDIA

Visitor numbers swell in Pushkar during the Camel Fair and a range of small businesses cater for the influx of people to the Rajasthani town

Barbershop quartet

Held each November at the time of the full moon, the Pushkar Camel Fair is a spectacle on an epic scale, with Bedouin tribesmen selling tens of thousands of camels, cattle and horses from all over the country in a period of 14 days. Here, in what is just a stretch of desert, a city appears for two weeks with a giant carnival, games, food stands and all kinds of camps for the animals. One night, as I was walking back from the fair to my tented hotel, I came across this pop-up barber shop. I was drawn to the scene because of the vibrant, contrasting colours. I walked over and quickly took just this one shot. It is one of my favourites of the festival.

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