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Mothers Day

I was lucky enough to be in Kathmandu for Mothers Day this year. The festival, Mata Tirtha, means Mother Pilgrimage and it's focus is the Matatirtha Temple, where these were shot. It's a pretty wild affair. Worshipers surround the pool in the centre of the temple, queueing to float offerings onto the water or, in some cases, immerse themselves. The atmosphere was tense but never threatening although riot police were on hand just in case things got out of hand.