Steve McCurry@stevemccurryofficial

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Street art in #Havana, #Cuba, 2015.


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A dog sits in front of a painted Cuban SanterĂ­a charm. Legend says its purpose is to ward off the evil eye and gossiping enemies. #Havana, #Cuba, 2014.


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Street dentist, #Jammu, #Kashmir, 1998.


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A pilgrim prays beside the Ber Baba Buddha tree, under which one of the most venerated gurus of Sikhism would sit and meditate. The Golden Temple is in the background. #Amritsar, #India, 1996.


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Women planting rice crops as monsoon rains move in, #Bago, #Myanmar, 1995.


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Child plays on a marble Buddha statue. It has laid there for years unfinished as it was too heavy to deliver to the purchaser. #Mandalay, #Myanmar, 2013.


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School teacher, #Mandalay, #Myanmar, 1994.


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Two Padaung women in the local market near #Loikaw, #Myanmar wear heavy stacks of brass neck rings. According to legend, they are to fend off tiger attacks. Added one at a time from childhood, the rings do not stretch the neck as commonly believed, but push down the collarbones and ribs. This practice is quickly dying out.


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I photographed this young man with thanaka on his face in Bagan, Myanmar in 2014. Thanaka is a paste made from tree bark, and while often used as decoration, it also provides protection from sunburn. It is commonly applied in patterns and designs.


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Astrologer waiting for clients at Maha Muni Temple, #Mandalay, #Myanmar, 2013.


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Tonle Sap Lake, near #AngkorWat, #Cambodia, 1996. Sleeping with snakes, birds, monkeys, and an alligator, is a matter of course for this family. Living on a houseboat, the family offers their menagerie as an opportunity for travelers - to observe while they sell soft drinks to earn a little income for the family.


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#Tanzania, 2012.


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