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Pushkar Fair Sunset

A Rajasthani folk singer plays the traditional violin, Ravanhatta as camels and camel owners settle down for the evening at the Pushkar Camel Fair 2012.

Held every year around November, the Pushakr Fair is actually a religious festival connected to the Brahma Mandir in this small sleepy town in District Ajmer, Rajasthan. Since the festival attracts a large gathering of religious devotees and other visitors, traditionally a cattle fair is also held in the fields adjacent to the Temple. about 100,000 camels, horses and other cattle and bought and sold in the fair over five days around the Full Moon of Hindu Calendar month of Karthik. Probably more interesting than the camels well groomed and decorated are the local camel sellers who also dress up in their colourful best.

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Taken on November 25, 2012