A girl falls asleep clutching a coin while panhandling for money or rice (left) at the Gangasagar Mela, a Hindu pilgrimage to Sagar Island in the Bay of Bengal in India, where the Ganges meets the sea. Not staged. Taken with permission of her parents.
Photo ID: Brett-Cole-India-04546
Photo size: 18.4 Mpixels (52.8 MB uncompressed) - 5260x3507 pixels (17.5x11.6 in / 44.5x29.7 cm at 300 ppi)
Photo keywords: beach, beggar, begging, children, festival, Gangasagar, girl, Hindu, India, Makar Sankranti, money, pilgrimage, poverty, rice, sand, sleeping
Published in: Hinduism, Oceans & Beaches