Pushkar Mela: A begger. India
November 2007. The annual Pushkar mela (fair) will last for about a week. This is the time when the small holy town, set at the edge of the desert in the Western State of Rajasthan sees its population grow to hundreds of thousands within days. The camel and cattle fair also attracts pilgrims who come to visit the Brahma Temple and bathe in the holy Pushkar lake for the Kartik Purnima (full moon).
A man is showing his amputated arm to the crowd as a means for begging, in the Sadar bazaar of Pushkar.