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Priscilla Ono
Woman with cat

People reveal as much about a destination as its architecture and landscapes.
Rice Harvest Festival, Kathmandu
Photograph by Navesh Chitrakar, Reuters
A Newari woman, with lips and face painted to depict a deity, waits to take part in a parade during Yomari Punhi, a festival celebrating the end of the rice harvest, in Kathmandu. The Newar, probably descendants of the original inhabitants of the Kathmandu Valley, speak a language separate from their Nepalese neighbors. They emerged by A.D. 900 as the valley’s dominant ethnic group and foremost artisans.

East Africa (Kenya) : Rendille tribe

Asia (Bali) : a Legong dancer

Asia (India) : Maha Shivratri (festival) Maha Shivratri (the ‘Great Night of Shiva’) is a Hindu festival celebrated every year in reverence of Lord Shiva.