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Washing at the village well

A woman doing her washing at the village well in Khajuraho´s old village.Khajuraho is famous for its temples dating from circa 950-1050 AC and especially for the stunning and often erotic statues and reliefs on the temple walls. Khajuraho which is located in the heart of India in Madhya Pradesh is also an interesting place for those who want to catch a glimpse of rural life which is pretty distant from that ‘Shining India’ which might exist in wealthy parts of big cities. Just around the corner from the most famous temples in central Khajuraho women and men bathe and wash their clothes in the temple lake Shiv Sagar and a little furhter afield in the Old village people live under very poor conditions.

 

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Taken on March 11, 2012