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Postcard From Kathmandu

Water to cure what ails you.


At the Balaju Baise Dhara (22 water spouts), a young boy washes his head. During Nepal's Baishak Asnan festival, devotees believe that the water will cure pain and skin diseases.

Photograph: Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters

About the Author

  • Amanda Erickson is a former senior associate editor at CityLab.