Travel Photo (captions required)

Challenge #4 in the Travel and Sports series. Hosted by bikinchris.
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Tell a story about a place (you have traveled to) with a photo and a caption. Please note my example photo and caption from the Netherlands. Most popular wins. The image should show and explain something about the culture of the area.
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Religious ceremony in an Indian family of Mauritius
by rrr_hhh
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In Mauritius more than 70% of the population are Indians who were brought there by the Britts. Their religion (hinduism) is practiced privately in the frame of the family. Here the family has hired the services of a braman (the man in white) in order to bless the new altar they have built in their garden to honor the ashes of their ancestors.The ceremony begun inside of the house, with prayers and offrands to a deity represented by the decorated coconut. Religion is a family thing, although
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Submitted: Saturday, 20th February, 2010 01:32 (GMT)
Taken: Monday, 5th August, 1996
Focal length: 45 mm
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