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This picture was taken on the Dal Lake in Srinagar. November is late autumn in Kashmir and, while days can still be warm and pleasant, nights are definitely on the chilly side. To cope with cold, Kashmiris always carry small baskets filled with burning charcoal under their long Kashmiri gowns known as pheran. They call these heaters “winter husband” or “winter wife”. You can see one such basket in front of the girl.

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Additional Photos by Joanna Ruminska (joannar) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 79 W: 0 N: 40] (308)
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