Masks

Challenge #80 in the Objects from Around the World series. Hosted by vqueen.
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According to belief, the good always defeats evil. That belief does not seem enough today. People in South India hang these demon masks near the entrance of their homes believing that it will scare away all evil. Here, the terrifying mask seems to be lording over this tree, seemingly harmless and benign. I spotted this arrangement of demon heads on the highway where migrant artisans from Rajasthan often spring up in the most unlikely of places displaying their works of art on pavements, wire fences and tree trunks.
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Submitted: Wednesday, 3rd April, 2013 15:27 (GMT)
Taken: Saturday, 13th October, 2012
Focal length: 36 mm
Shutter speed: 1/40 sec
Aperture: F4.5
ISO: 6400
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