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Security, Golden Temple, Anritsar, Punjab, India

I believe in Faith. Not so much in religion and the rules and rituals that are tied to it but I do believe in greater beings, a greater purpose than just me. The Golden Temple in Amritsar had been impossible to get to as I was growing up, embroiled in wars that stretched across India's northern states. So in 2006, when I finally stepped foot into the complex, I gained a new sense of serenity and tranquility. Sikhism is a religion but somehow being in that complex strengthened by faith more than question the Sikh religion. In this photo as the guard stood in attention, I was able to see where there is now peace, there was once immense tragedy and thus the need for him.

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From Amritsar, Wagah Border, Punjab