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Taking pictures at the burning ghats of Varanası is not permitted, every Varanasi visitor knows this fact, and beside the interdiction, I also thought it was not fair to sneak photos. I had no intention to take any but while strolling along the ghats back streets I approached the place and was met by youngsters who knew what they had to say to passing tourists " No pictures, no pictures", I wasn't so close to the ghats but still they were gangs of young boys everywhere to meet tourists. After the first wave I was met by bigger boys, and finally by a visibly important guy, who told me ( Perhaps my NIKON was responsible ) NO PICTURE OK, but I can take you to a balcony where you can only ONE picture .
( Providing a bahshish of course ) I hesitated a lot but finally accepted. This the only picture I was allowed to take from far. It was quite dark already because the picture was taken in late afternoon.

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