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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

India's Sonepur Fair 11.18.11

Part II


#6 A stuntman receives Indian Rupee notes from spectators as he rides on a motorbike inside an attraction called the "Well of Death" during the Sonepur Mela on November 16, 2011 in Sonepur near Patna, India. The cattle fair, held in the Indian state of Bihar, has its origins during ancient times, when people traded elephants and horses across the auspicious river Ganges. The mela used to attract traders from places as distant as Central Asia. It is one of Asia's largest cattle fairs and lasts for a fortnight.Daniel Berehulak - Getty Images


#7 An Indian man offers a piece of apple to a baby monkey he was trying to sell at the Sonepur Fair, in Sonepur, near Patna, Bihar, India, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011. The fair, which is held annually,was originally a cattle and animal market where traders bought and sold livestock on the holy river Ganges.Kevin Frayer - AP



#8 A boy rides a horse as he demonstrates its prowess to potential buyers during the Sonepur Mela on November 16, 2011 in Sonepur near Patna, India. The cattle fair, held in the Indian state of Bihar, has its origins during ancient times, when people traded elephants and horses across the auspicious river Ganges. The mela used to attract traders from places as distant as Central Asia. It is one of Asia's largest cattle fairs and lasts for a fortnight.

Daniel Berehulak - Getty Images


#9 Street vendors wearing devils horns look on as they sit at their stand during the Sonepur Mela on November 17, 2011 in Sonepur near Patna, India. The cattle fair, held in the Indian state of Bihar, has its origins during ancient times, when people traded elephants and horses across the auspicious river Ganges. The mela used to attract traders from places as distant as Central Asia. It is one of Asia's largest cattle fairs and lasts for a fortnight.

Daniel Berehulak - Getty Images


#10 An Indian carnival worker smiles as he sits in his ticket booth outside a ride at the Sonepur Fair, in Sonepur, near Patna, Bihar, India, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011. The fair, which is held annually,was originally a cattle and animal market where traders bought and sold livestock on the holy river Ganges.

Kevin Frayer - AP

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